Department Specialist\u002FCOVID-19 Coordinator - Grant-Funded

Full Time
Escondido, CA 92025
Posted Today
Job description

This is a PARS (Public Agency Retirement System) budgeted position and is limited to 999 hours per fiscal year. This is not a PERS eligible position.
If you want to join a hard-working team that shares a commitment to providing top-quality municipal services in a prime North County location, consider a career with the City of Escondido. We are currently recruiting for a Department Specialist in the Human Resources Department to handle duties related to COVID-19 compliance, reporting, safety, and legal requirements.

Under general supervision, handles all duties related to COVID-19, including receiving and responding to incoming calls related to COVID-19, tracking, processing, and researching, sharing and analyzing data required for, or related to, employees in various COVID-19 related situations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Receive and respond to incoming COVID-19 related calls from employees and supervisors, including inquiries, reports of positive cases and exposure;
  • Contact employees and close contacts regarding COVID-19 exposure; send notices to employees, union representatives, and facility locations, as necessary; notify County of San Diego of all positive cases by phone or online; report serious cases to OSHA, as necessary;
  • Update and maintain COVID-19 employee tracking log;
  • Notify appropriate Human Resources staff of COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations;
  • Track and approve leaves and coordinate with other staff for timecard purposes; coordinate short-term disability, as needed;
  • Review and analyze statutory requirements related to COVID-19; summarize statutory and local requirements for CityWide communications; assist in drafting policies related to statutory requirements;
  • Maintain updated signage regarding COVID-19 requirements in public and employee areas;
  • Assist in researching required PPE and decontamination supplies to ensure that all items continuously meet guidelines; verify and ensure proper decontamination of work locations per the City COVID-19 Prevention Program and log appropriately;
  • Ensure that testing, interviews, and trainings for applicants and employees are within compliance with the ETS, Cal-OSHA, and other regulatory agencies;
  • Track COVID-19 related expenses, as necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • Current knowledge of COVID-19 safety protocols, prevention practices, and mitigation strategies;
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations;
  • The ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in a variety of procedural situations;
  • Proficiency in a variety of office equipment including a computer and appropriate software;
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality of information processed or received during the course of performing assigned duties;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • The ability to adapt in a fast paced and ever-changing environment and prioritize many important tasks throughout the day.
Education and Experience:
Two years of college coursework in Human Resources, business administration, public administration, or a related field and one year (full-time equivalent) of experience in administrative or program assistance and/or coordination.

Salary Ranges: $22.00/hour

Employment Status: This is a part-time, temporary, at-will, non-benefited position.
City of Escondido 201 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Human Resources Department Telephone: (760) 839-4643 Only applications submitted through the city’s website will be accepted

Supplemental Information

NOTE: For a complete listing of job duties and qualifications, please refer to the corresponding job description, which can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from the City's web site. The City of Escondido is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. All applicants will be subject to fingerprint investigation before a conditional offer of employment is extended. A pre-employment medical examination will be conducted following a conditional offer of employment for all positions. Safety sensitive positions will include a pre-employment drug screen. Positions subject to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations will be subject to DOT pre-employment drug testing and random drug and alcohol testing.


Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to appear for testing. All positions require the ability to read, write and speak English. Types of tests may include written and/or oral examination, physical agility, practical exam or other appropriate job-related selection process. When testing is completed, candidates will be ranked on an eligibility list in the order of their test score. Selection for appointments is made from names certified on the eligibility list.
All appointments are subject to the successful completion of background investigation including LIVESCAN fingerprinting, and will be required to submit verification of the legal right to work in the United States. Qualification by a medical examination will be required at the time of appointment. After appointment, classified employees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period to be eligible for regular status. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must produce proof of eligibility to work in the United States within the first three days of their employment. The City of Escondido participates in E-Verify®.
The Loyalty Oath will be administered to all new employees on their first day of hire. New employees hired into positions that require a driver's license must provide proof of a valid California Driver's License of the appropriate class level on their first day of employment.
Additional information regarding the essential functions and physical, environmental and communication demands of the position may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. If you require reasonable accommodation in the testing process, such as an alternate means of testing, you must contact the Human Resources Department by the final filing date to complete a Request for Reasonable Accommodation form. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Note: Pursuant to California Civil Code section 1786.53, the City of Escondido shall provide to all job candidates a copy of any records of arrest, indictment, conviction, civil judicial action, tax lien or outstanding judgment which was obtained in the course of conducting an evaluation for employment, assignment, and/or promotion. A copy of this information, if received by the City, will be given to candidates within seven days of the City's receipt.

Eligible individuals are those who meet the following criteria:

  • Served in the U.S. armed forces
  • Received an honorable discharge
  • Did not retire from military service
  • Seeking employment with the City of Escondido for the first time.

Guard and Reserve active duty for training purposes does not qualify for veterans' preference. Proof of eligibility (copy of DD-214) must be submitted at time of application, or later if the promulgation of the eligibility list will not be delayed. Veterans' preference credit will only be applied to eligible applicants who attained a passing grade (total score exclusive of credit) on the final open examination.

The City of Escondido is a prominent agricultural, commercial hub and residential center of North San Diego County. Located a short 30-minute drive from the beach, the mountains or downtown San Diego, Escondido residents enjoy the pleasure of a rural lifestyle with all the benefits of suburban living. Escondido is a diverse, vibrant community with many amenities. The city offers attractive homes in a wide range of prices, two lakes, several parks, a sports center, golf courses, restaurants, wineries, shopping centers, a variety of art galleries, entertainment venues, and a state of the art hospital. Established in 1888, the city's rich past brings charm and stability to the community; yet integrated with Escondido's treasured heritage is a progressive future, bright and brimming with promise.

EOE The City of Escondido does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, sex, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request.

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