Clothing Center Manager

Exam Code: 9MH02
Class Code: 2066

Final Filing Date: August 27, 2019
Type of Examination: Open, Servicewide
Bulletin Release: 07/22/2019
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right of family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
Drug Free Statement
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state workplace. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.
Examination Type And Position Locations
This is an Open examination administered by the Department of State Hospitals. Positions may exist in various counties and Departments throughout California
Who Should Apply
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as stated below may apply for and take this examination.

A candidate may be tested only once during any testing period. The testing period for this classification is once every 12 months. If you have taken an examination for this classification with the Department of State Hospitals within the last 12 months, you are not eligible to compete in this examination.
Requirements For Admittance To The Examination
It is your responsibility to make sure you meet the education and/or experience requirements stated on this announcement on the date you submit your application. Submission of your State Application (STD. 678) indicates that you have read, understood, and possess the basic qualifications required.
Minimum Qualifications For Admittance To The Examination

Either I

Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Senior Psychiatric Technician I or of a supervisory custodial or domestic services class at a level of responsibility equivalent to Laundry Supervisor I, Supervising Housekeeper II or Janitor Supervisor II.

Or II

Experience: Three years of experience in one or a combination of the following:

1. Selection, purchasing, fitting, repairing, marking or alteration of shoes or clothing items.

or

2. Purchasing, selection, storage, receiving and issuance of a variety of merchandise.

Special Personal Characteristics
Sympathetic understanding of the problems of mental patients.

Additional Desirable Qualifications
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
Final File Date: August 27, 2019
How To Apply
The link to connect to the Training and Experience Examination is located farther down on this bulletin in the “Taking the Exam” section. You will be required to upload an electronic copy of your Application (STD. 678) at the beginning of the online examination process. Prior to starting the examination, it is recommended to have your relevant education and employment history readily accessible.

If you need assistance or have any questions regarding the online examination process, review the information and videos below in the "Online Examination Process" section or contact Department of State Hospital - Sacramento at (916) 651-8832.

California Relay for the hearing impaired:

TDD is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TDD Device.

From a TDD Phone (800) 735-2929
From a Voice Phone (800) 735-2922

Applications (STD. 678) will not be accepted on a promotional basis. Career credits do not apply.

DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATION (STD. 678) TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES.
Special Testing Arrangements
You will have an opportunity during the online application process to indicate if you have a disability and need special testing arrangements. The Department of State Hospitals, Selection Services Unit will contact you to make special testing arrangements.
Salary Range
Salary information is updated as of February 5, 2019.

$3,670.00 - $4,595.00

The salaries used in this bulletin may not reflect all pay raises or any additional bonuses. Verify the salary level(s) with the hiring department personnel office prior to making any commitments.
Job Description
Under direction in a State hospital, to supervise and be responsible for the patient clothing program; to coordinate and integrate the clothing program with other hospital treatment and business services; to supervise a patient clothing center; and to do other related work.
Examination Information
A Training and Experience examination is used to evaluate each candidate’s education, training, and experience related to the duties of this classification; and will account for 100% of your weighted score. To obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum score of 70% must be achieved.
Preparing For The Examination
Below is a list of suggested resources to have available prior to taking the examination.

1 - Employment History: Employment dates, job titles, organization names and addresses, names of supervisors or persons who can verify your job responsibilities and their phone numbers.
2 - Education: School names and addresses, dates attended, courses taken (verifiable on a transcript), degrees earned, and contact information for persons or office who can verify education listed.
3 - Training: Class titles, certifications received, names of persons who can verify your training and their phone numbers.
Examination Scope
The examination scope consists of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

1 - Knowledge of selection and purchasing of clothing items.
2 - Knowledge of principles, practices and problems involved in managing a patient clothing program in a hospital and integrating, evaluating and coordinating it with other programs of the institution.
3 -  Knowledge of principles, practices and technique of supervision. 
4 - Knowledge of financial record keeping and fiscal controls.
5 - Knowledge of modern storekeeping methods and practices, including the keeping of receiving and inventory records, proper methods of storing clothing items.
6 - Knowledge of department's Affirmative Action Program goals and objectives.
7 - Ability to read and write English at a level required for successful job performance.

8 - Ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of others.
9 - Ability to understand the attitudes, problems and behavior of the mentally or physically handicapped.
10 - Ability to secure and maintain the respect and cooperation of hospital officials, employees and patients.
11 - Ability to work effectively with members of the medical and ancillary professions.
12 - Ability to analyze problems and take effective action.
13 - Ability to prepare reports.
14 - Ability to effectively implement department's affirmative action objectives.
Eligible List Information
An open, DATED eligible list will be established for use by all State agencies. Eligibility will expire 12 months after it is established, unless the needs of the service and conditions of the list warrant a change in this period.

Positions may exist in various counties throughout California.  Select tenure, time base, and all locations where you are willing to be considered for employment during the online examination process.
Veterans' Preference
Veterans' Preference will be granted for this examination. In accordance with Government Codes 18973.1 and 18973.5, whenever any veteran, or widow or widower of a veteran achieves a passing score on an open examination, he or she shall be ranked in the top rank of the resulting eligible list.

Veteran status is verified by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR). Information on this program and the the Veterans’ Preference Application (Std. Form 1093) is available at https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Landing/Jobs/VeteransInformation.aspx. Additional information on veteran benefits is available at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Online Examination Process
In an effort to streamline and make the most efficient use of applicant’s time, this examination is paperless. To take advantage of this feature, you must have a CalCareer account. If you do not have one, it is free and easy to sign up. With an account, you can take as many State civil service examinations that you qualify for, store different versions of your application, apply for vacancies at 150 departments, track your application status and save your resume and other application related documents all in one place. To get started, watch the short videos below on creating a CalCareer account, creating and saving an electronic application, completing Training and Experience examinations, and searching and applying for job vacancies.


How To Create a CalCareer Account


How to Create, Download and Save Your Application


How to Take an Online Examination


How to Search and Apply for Jobs


To sign up for a CalCareer account, CLICK HERE to visit
https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Login.aspx


Return to this page after you create your account to begin the examination process. We recommend saving a copy of your application, which you will be required to submit electronically.
General Information
For an examination without a written feature it is the competitor’s responsibility to contact the Department of State Hospitals, Selection Services Unit at (916) 651-8832 three weeks after the application deadline date if she/he has not received a progress notice. 

If a competitor’s notice of oral interview or performance test fails to reach her/him prior to the day of the interview due to a verified postal error, she/he will be rescheduled upon written request. 

The Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) is available at the California Department of Human Resources, local offices of the Employment Development Department, and through your CalCareer account (https://www.CalCareers.ca.gov).

If you meet the requirements stated on this bulletin, you may take this examination, which is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Competitors who pass will be ranked according to their scores. 

The Department of State Hospitals reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

Examination Locations: When a written test is part of the examination, it will be given in such places in California as the number of competitors and conditions warrant. 

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in the following order: 1) subdivisional promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multidepartmental promotional, 4) servicewide promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two lists of the same kind, the older must be used first. Eligible lists will expire in one to four years unless otherwise stated on this bulletin.

General Qualifications: Competitors must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment and ability to work cooperatively with others; and a state of health consistent with the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class. A medical examination may be required. In open examinations, investigation may be made of employment records and personal history and fingerprinting may be required.
High School Equivalence: Equivalence to completion of the 12th grade may be demonstrated in any one of the following ways; 1) passing the General Education Development (GED) Test; 2) completion of 12 semester units of college-level work; 3) certification from the State Department of Education, a local school board, or high school authorities that the competitor is considered to have education equivalent to graduation from high school; or 4) for clerical and accounting classes, substitution of business college work in place of high school on a year-for-year basis. 

Career Credits: Career Credits are not granted for examinations administered on an Open basis or Promotional basis.
Reasonable Accommodation
If you need reasonable accommodation or have any questions regarding the online examination process, please contact:

Department of State Hospitals - Selection Services Unit
Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding State holidays)
(916) 651-8832
 
California Relay for the hearing impaired: 

TDD is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TDD Device.

From a TDD Phone (800) 735-2929
From a Voice Phone (800) 735-2922

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