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Deputy Public Guardian

  2019-12-09     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean Street, Room 510     $6,205 - 7,857 month  

Live and work in beautiful Santa Cruz County!


  • Investigates recommendations for the appointment of a conservator or need of a representative payee;
  • Recommends to the court the establishment, continuation, or termination of conservatorship;
  • Arranges for and monitors the care and treatment of persons placed under the jurisdiction of the Public Guardian;
  • Investigates and administers the personal and financial needs of persons under conservatorship or representation payeeship;
  • Safeguard the interests of and obtain legal services for clients; and
  • Provide 24-hour emergency response services.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Completion of 24 semester units with emphasis in business or public administration, financial management and/or investment, social work/welfare, behavioral science, or a related field AND Four years of experience in estate, financial or budgetary management, estate investigation work or providing case worker service to incompetent, disabled or needy persons.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in social work, social welfare, human services, public administration, or business administration AND Two years of experience performing social casework or conservator case work.


  • Successful completion of a paralegal curriculum approved by the American Bar Association or Graduation from Law School AND One-year experience providing social casework or conservator casework. Note: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a month-for-month basis.

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Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!

The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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