First 5 Resource Specialist

Kings County Hanford, CA

One immediate vacancy in the First 5 Kings County Children and Families Commission in the Public Health Department. Future vacancies for this position may be filled from the eligible list to be established. The life of this eligible list is six months and may be extended for up to an additional 18 months (24 months total).


The First 5 Resource Specialist classification is utilized in the First 5 Kings County Children and Families Commission in the Public Health Department. Reporting to the First 5 Program Officer, the incumbent provides administrative and clerical support to the general operations, program management and contract compliance oversight of Proposition 10-funded programs for the First 5 Kings County Children and Families Commission.


Duties include but are not limited to those described below. Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.

Provides administrative and clerical support to the general operations, program management and contract compliance for a variety of programs; assists in the development and review of departmental policies, procedures and manuals; maintains provider/clientele database in Excel, Access, and/or other software of service providers and contractors; receives and routes incoming telephone calls to staff and/or provides information and referral services to callers; informs staff, commissioners, grantees, service recipients, and general public of policies and procedures; researches federal, state and County requirements for new or revised programs and services, and prepares or assists in the preparation of applications, written plans, and forms; assists in development and administration of division budget; coordinates division programs and services under the Program Officer, and within the overall objectives of the Agency; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of programs, services, systems and recommends appropriate modifications; provides professional and technical consultation on complex program matters, represents the Agency at community organizations, public gatherings and with other governmental agencies; may serve on state regional and/or local government and community agency committees as a representative for First 5 Kings County; may prepare contracts and/or service agreements; collaborates and coordinates services with other departments; prepare reports and correspondence; performs a variety of administrative duties; may make presentations to individuals, grantees and/or community groups.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum requirements must be met by the closing date

Please note: Work experience for the last 15 years must be included in the work history portion of your application. It is also important that your application show all the relevant education and experience that you possess, even if it extends beyond the required past 15 years. A resume may be attached, but is not a substitute for completing the application and supplemental questions. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the recruitment.

Any combination of education and relevant experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Education: Equivalent to completion of a two-year college degree (60 semester units), with a minimum of 12 units in early childhood education.

Experience: Equivalent to three (3) years of paid experience in community organizing, early childhood education, public health or education promotional work. (Additional qualifying education may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.)

License: Possession of a valid California driver's license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of appointment.

Special Requirements: Ability to work early morning, evening and weekend hours as required; travel within and outside the County. Certain positions in this classification may be designated as bilingual requiring fluency in a foreign language.

Knowledge of: Principles of collaborative development; early childhood development, including school readiness and issues facing families with young children; local neighborhood dynamics and the political factors which affect them; modern computer applications in a business setting; administration, organization and management necessary to develop, analyze, evaluate and implement administrative policies; federal, state and local programs and pertinent laws and regulations; rules and regulations governing service, employment, eligibility or programs for Agency administered programs; principles of budgeting; analytical, statistical and research methods, methods and technique of program evaluation.

Ability to: Exhibit effective interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; establish and maintain positive, effective work relationships with supervisors and managers, agency staff, government and community organizations and the general public; analyze problems, consider alternatives, project consequences and implement recommendations; effectively handle complex and difficult program management problems with skill and sound judgment; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals and groups; read, interpret, apply and explain complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures; respond constructively to conflict; maintain confidentiality and control of sensitive information; work independently; exhibit strong initiative, integrity, sound judgment and a high degree of maturity; prepare clear, professional reports and correspondence; travel independently within the County to perform assigned duties and responsibilities; use a variety of office equipment including business computers; follow safe work practices as directed and trained; safely operate a motor vehicle.

Working Conditions/Environment: Ability to work in an office environment including sitting at a desk working with computer equipment; regularly working with files and with general office equipment; ability to lift and carry or move supplies and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds to and from meetings and community events.


All completed applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed. Depending upon the number of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, the examination process may include a screening committee (pass/fail) and/or a written examination (pass/fail) and/or an oral examination (100%) which may include a written practical component to determine placement on the eligible list.


Veteran's Preference Application

You must submit a certified DD-214 and a new request form for each application submission prior to the closing date.