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Human Resources

The people who work for the Department of Social Services (DSS) bring our services to life; these dedicated individuals are our most important asset. The Department’s Human Resources Branch is responsible for coordinating activities related to employment with the Department. This includes: recruiting and hiring new talent into the Department; making sure payroll and benefits are delivered, coordinating employee relations, and overseeing the Department’s Civil Rights program.

The Department of Social Services is an equal opportunity employer and relies on HR to reach out to our diverse community in recruiting new employees. Under Federal law, the Department’s hiring practice is managed in partnership with the State Personnel Board under the aegis of Merit Systems Services.

Contact Human Resources if you are interested in a career helping support our community. The types of jobs include helping people find work, keeping children and vulnerable adults safe, providing low-income families with health insurance, nutrition assistance, and temporary cash aid, assisting the independence of people with disabilities, and making sure veteran’s are able to access earned benefits.

For more information on open or future recruitments, call 831-796-1534
Current DSS jobs can be found at:
Our 24-hour toll free job line is 1-877-796-1503
Other county positions can be found at:

Current Job Opportunities

Office Assistant II - Spanish Bilingual
Final Filing Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 11:59pm PST
Click this link to view the job announcement and apply!

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The County offers an excellent benefits package; please refer to the benefits sheet relative to the classification for which you are interest at .

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Staff Development

The Staff Development unit plans, develops, and delivers training to DSS staff. Activities include assessing training needs, monitoring and evaluation of training services, and developing the department's annual training plan. Staff Development services are customarily offered to other county departments. The Staff Development unit also collaborates with local social services departments, adult schools, colleges, and universities to maximize training efforts and resources.

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