Deputy Public Administrator-Guardian

County of San Diego

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: San Diego, CA
Salary: $58,760 - $72,238 / year
Contract type: Full time
County of San Diego
Job Summary

The Health and Human Services Agency\'s (HHSA) Office of the Public Administrator - Public Guardian has an immediate opening for

Deputy Public Administrator - Guardian

The Deputy Public Administrator - Guardian is responsible for conducting investigations related to estates of deceased persons and/or conservatees; and administering estates of decedents and conservatees referred or appointed to the Public Administrator/Guardian by the courts or as required by law. The Office of the Public Administrator - Public Guardian is located in the Kearny Mesa area.

For a complete Deputy Public Administrator - Guardian job description, including examples of qualifying experience and education, essential job functions, and working conditions .

Qualifying Experience and Education:

A Bachelor\'s degree in Gerontology, Social Work, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field;

Two (2) years of professional experience with a public or private agency managing caseloads pertaining to meeting the personal and financial needs of clients, or performing related field investigative work.

The successful completion of at least one (1) year of college/university graduate level coursework in Gerontology, Social Work, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field may substitute for a maximum of one year of the experience requirement stated above.

Experience as an executor or handling personal and financial needs of a relative or close friend is not qualifying.

The Ideal Candidate is defined as:
  • Being flexible to divide work place between an office environment and in the field
  • Being proficient with technology and skilled with Microsoft Office programs
  • Having a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness
  • Being dedicated to providing quality customer service to abused/neglected seniors and dependent adults
  • Readily adapts to change
  • Team Player
Working Conditions:

Field work may involve situations or locations that are uncertain and unpleasant, and interaction with persons who may be uncooperative, irrational, upset, angry, or afflicted with communicable diseases or mental illnesses. Field work will also involve exposure to unpleasant sights and odors, rodents, and insects while visiting the homes of conservatees, clients, or deceased persons.

Desirable Traits:

Communicates Effectively, Knowledge Worker, Customer Focused, Values and Respects Others, Drives to Excel, Teamwork and Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Demonstrates Ethical Behavior, Supportive of Change


The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in the supplemental questionnaire. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.


The interviews will take place on July 13, 2022. Job offers for selected candidates will be made shortly after the interviews. Candidates should be prepared to immediately complete background paperwork, upon receipt of a job offer.

The timeline for this recruitment is outlined below. Please note that dates are approximate and are dependent upon the successful completion of each step of the process.
  • Job Offer and Background Process begins: Shortly after the interviews.
  • Pre-employment Medical Screening: Approximately 3 days following successful background investigation results.
  • Anticipated Start Date: Start date will be based upon successful completion of background or other mutually agreed upon date.

As part of the County of San Diego\'s pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check (including fingerprinting) and a pre-employment medical screening prior to beginning County employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position.


Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the vision of: a just, sustainable, and resilient future for all. Our values include: integrity, equity, access, belonging, excellence, and sustainability. Each of which are infused throughout our operations. While also embracing a mission of strengthening our communities with innovative, inclusive, and data driven services through a skilled and supported workforce. Click here for more information on our as well as our commitment to serve everyone, to build a that will create a County that works for all.

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term \"public employees\" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.

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