Chief Deputy Public Conservator

Company Details

County of Nevada

Definition and Class Characteristics


Nevada County Adult Services is looking for a dynamic supervisor to help lead the Adult Services division of the Department of Social Services! Are you committed to serve our county’s most vulnerable populations and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Nevada County?

This position directly supervises Adult Protective Services, In Home Support Services, the Public Guardian’s Office, and office support staff. Incumbent will be responsible for daily oversight of all program requirements, weekly case staffing, quality control reviews, recognize and identify training opportunities, manage higher level complex cases, and perform staff evaluations. Incumbent may attend Court for the Public Guardian’s office. Incumbent will work closely with Program Manager to ensure all program requirements are met in a timely and accurate manner. Incumbent will assist Program Manager with any program audits. Incumbent must have a responsible sense of compassion and dedication to customer service.

Our full-time staff members enjoy an extensive benefit package including but not limited to CalPERS retirement, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending account, deferred compensation plan including 401(a), 457(b) and Roth options. We also offer flexible schedules and a partial telework option, depending on program needs!

Why Nevada County? Because here, your contribution, your worth, your ideas, all have a place. We thrive on transparent and ongoing communication through employee newsletters, social media and hosted sites. We strive to be the best version of ourselves through continuous improvement. We learn and grow as a team. Great discoveries happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds come together. Best of all, you make a difference in the lives of our community every day. Bring your whole self to our place.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

If you’re a supervisor interested in career growth and supporting our county’s most vulnerable population in the adult services arena, apply today!

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This summary of benefits is not a binding document and is provided as a courtesy. Refer to specific summaries and agreements (MOUs) for specific benefit information.

11 paid holidays per year.
Paid Leave Program (Combination of Vacation and Sick Leave):
0-5 years:165 hrs./year;6-10 years:192 hrs./yr.;11+ years:200 hrs./yr. Maximum accrual is 400 hours, and 40 hours may be cashed out each fiscal year
Floating Holiday:
16 hours max;24 hours max after 10 years of service
Admin Leave:
40 hours per fiscal year

Medical, Dental and Vision Plans:
County of Nevada offers CalPERS’ suite of medical plan offerings. We offer Delta Dental Coverage and Vision Service Plan (VSP) vision coverage. You may elect medical insurance for yourself only or you and your eligible dependents. You may elect dental and vision insurance for yourself only or for you and your eligible dependents. Your choice regarding medical insurance enrollment is separate from your election for dental and vision insurance. Dental and vision insurance are bundled, however (this means if you elect dental insurance, you must also elect vision insurance.)

Depending upon the plan selected by the employee, the County contributes a substantial amount of the total cost of the complete health package (including medical, dental and vision coverage). In 2020, the amount the County contributes for employee only coverage is $568 per month;for employee + one coverage, $1,113 per month;and for family coverage, $1,484 per month. For those employees who have health coverage from other sources, and who elect to not participate in Nevada County’s plans, the County offers a $300 monthly taxable Cash-Back allowance. For part-time employees working 50% or more, the County contribution will be pro-rated. As an example, a 50% employee will only receive the benefit of 50% of the county contribution rates listed above, increase out-of-pocket costs significantly.

Life Insurance:
The County pays the premium for life insurance equal to $20,000. Optional life insurance is also available for purchase by the employee.
Disability Insurance
The County also participates in California State Disability Insurance (SDI) fund for short-term disability.
Employee Assistance Program
The County-sponsored Employee Assistance provides confidential counseling, coaching, and wellness services to employees and their eligible dependents.
Deferred Compensation
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation program and FSA (Flexible Spending Arrangement). Deposits into these plans are strictly voluntary and are made through a payroll deduction on a tax-deferred basis. The County does not make contributions to the employees’ Deferred Compensation account.
Longevity pay is available at 2.5% after 10 years of service.Tuition remission available for eligible courses/degree programs.
The County is in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) coordinated with Social Security. The various Retirement Plans are listed below:
“Legacy Members”- 2.7% @ 55
Final Retirement Compensation based on Single Highest Year. Effective July 1, 2016, employees contribute a total of 10.585% towards the employer share of the PERS contribution. Employer pays the normal employee contribution of 8% and reports it as EPMC.
“Classic Members” to PERS- 2% @ 60
Final Retirement Compensation based on Highest Three-Year Average. Employee contributes 7%.
“New Members” to PERS- 2.0% @ 62
Final Retirement Compensation based on Highest Three-Year Average. Employee contributes 7.75%.
CalPERS defines “new members” as:
(1) A new hire who is brought into CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any other California public retirement system.
(2) A new hire who is brought into CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who is not eligible for reciprocity with another California public retirement system.

(3) A member who established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is hired by a different CalPERS employer after January 1, 2013, after a break in service of greater than six months.

Any information on this page or links is subject to change without notice. Nevada County Human Resources Department
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-7010
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