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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST I/II/III

Company: Fresno County, CA
Location: Fresno
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: See Position Description

Location : Fresno County, CA

Job Type: Permanent

Job Number: 24-0026

Department: Public Health

Opening Date: 01/31/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Position Description

Scheduled Salary Increases:
Step 6 effective 7/8/24
3% effective 1/20/25

Monthly Salary:
Occupational Therapist I: $6,918 - $8,411

Occupational Therapist II: $7,314 - $8,889

Occupational Therapist III: $8,582 - $10,430

APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY

The Fresno County Department of Public Health invites applications for the position of Occupational Therapist I/II/III. If you are a licensed Occupational Therapist interested in working as part of the Medical Therapy Program within California Children's Services, we encourage you to apply. The California Children's Services Medical Therapy Program provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical therapy conference services for children who have handicapping conditions, generally due to neurological or musculoskeletal disorders.

Occupational Therapists are responsible for planning and performing occupational therapy for neurologically and physically impaired clients at California Children's Services Medical Therapy Unit sites, which are located in local public schools. Incumbents are primarily responsible for providing rehabilitative therapy to clients who are physically or neurologically disabled by illness, injury, or genetic impairment. Incumbents may assist clients by developing or improving physical skills; restoring muscle function; maintaining maximum performance within the client's capabilities; and improving the level of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills and productivity.

Fresno County is a richly diverse community. In order to support and serve ALL persons in our community, the Fresno County Department of Public Health is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive overall system of care through a commitment to equity, diversity, and affirming care.

The mission of the Fresno County Department of Public Health is to promote, preserve and protect the well-being of Fresno County residents. The Department and its partners are dedicated to providing quality, culturally responsive services that promote wellness and provide opportunities for all individuals and families to achieve optimal health outcomes.

It is imperative for the Department to protect and improve the lives of Fresno County residents in our system of care by acknowledging the disproportionate levels of health disparities in the communities we serve, including Black, indigenous and people of color, those experiencing poverty, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ members, and other marginalized or underserved populations.

We value the importance of having a Public Health system of care team members who possess lived experience, are reflective of our community, have the expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive, and maximize our diversity to render quality services in the most responsive, affirming, and caring manner possible for the residents we serve.

Please note: The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group III - Heavy Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require heavy physical effort using arms, legs, back and trunk in frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing (or offering resistance equivalent to) over 25 pounds. Generally, considerable bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, as well as standing and walking are involved. Physical stamina is usually required and explosive strength using bursts of energy may be required, depending upon specific position assignments.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Samples of Duties

Please click the links below to review the Samples of Duties for each level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Please click the links below to review the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for each level.

Minimum Qualifications

Occupational Therapist I

License: Possession of a valid license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Occupational Therapy.

Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent.

Occupational Therapist II

Experience: One (1) year of full-time, paid work experience equivalent to that gained as an Occupational Therapist with the County of Fresno.

License: Possession of a valid license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Occupational Therapy.

Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent.

Occupational Therapist III

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time, paid work experience equivalent to that gained as an Occupational Therapist with the County of Fresno.

License: Possession of a valid license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Occupational Therapy.

Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent.

TO PREVENT THE DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE NOTE:

  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Valid CA Occupational Therapist license number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide your CA Occupational Therapist license number will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Valid driver's license number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide this number on your application will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Please fully list your education/work experience, including current position. Failure to list current, complete, and accurate education/work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. SELECTION PROCESS:

    Depending upon the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for one of the processes listed below:
    • Oral Examination - An oral examination includes a panel consisting of at least two members within a similar field of expertise as the vacancy. Candidates are asked structured questions and must respond orally to allow the panel to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.
      • If required, the oral examination will be administered in an online format via the Spark Hire platform.
      • Certify Without Examination - In instances where the number of eligible candidates is less than or equal to the number of qualified applicants the Department is entitled to receive under Personnel Rule 4212, the competitive examination process will be waived and the names will be certified without an examination. Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list, effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up to 12 months), and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.

        REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
        • Fresno County Employment Application (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline)
        • Supplemental Questionnaire Please note: All required application materials must be submitted online only via our website by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, email, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

          HOW TO APPLY:

          Applications for this recruitment must be submitted online only. An online application may be found at:

          Open Job Information Flyer and click "Apply" to begin the online application process. Failure to complete the job application or failure to follow the application instructions (such as the formatting of education or work experience) will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.

          Once the filing deadline has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to:

          Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility to notify Fresno County Human Resources of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. mail from Human Resources are not forwarded ("Return Service" is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).

          For the safety of our employees the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID-19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

          The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

          REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, examination or selection process may contact Human Resources at (559) 600-1830 at least five days prior to the scheduled date or deadline.

          EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

          Analyst: Patrice Sisco

          REGULAR, PERMANENT POSITIONS BENEFITS PACKAGE:
          • Health Insurance
          • Competitive Retirement Plan
          • Twelve (12) Paid Holidays per year
          • Disability and Life Insurance
          • Annual Leave Plan
          • Employee Assistance Program Optional benefits include:
            • Deferred Compensation Plan (County-sponsored tax shelter savings plan).
            • Flexible Spending Plans - tax shelter (set aside pre-tax $ to pay for eligible medical, dependent care, and qualified parking and mass transit expenses).
            • Noble Credit Union - all County employees can take advantage of low interest rates, no annual fees for checking accounts, direct deposit, online banking and many other services.

              EXTRA-HELP POSITIONS:

              Extra-help positions are temporary, not entitled to benefits and serve at the will of the department head.

              CLICK HERE TO REVIEW ADDITIONAL BENEFITS INFORMATION

              01

              If required, the oral examination will be administered in an online format via the Spark Hire platform. Do you have access to a computer/device with a functioning microphone, camera and internet?
              • Yes
              • No

                02

                Where did you first hear about this opportunity?
                • County Website
                • LinkedIn
                • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Other)
                • Other Website
                • Job Fair / Recruitment Event
                • Friend, Relative, and/or Current County Employee
                • Other

                  03

                  If you answered "Other" in any of the options listed in the previous question, please let us know where you first heard about this opportunity in the space below. Otherwise, write "N/A".

                  Required Question

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