Deputy Public Administrator

County of Riverside
$57,333 - $85,337 Per year CA Riverside County District Attorney, 3960 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501, United States Apply before 5/14/2024 11:59
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Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION


The Riverside County Sheriff's Office is seeking to fill vacancies for the position of Deputy Public Administrator to support the Coroner Public Administrator's office, located in Perris. This position involves a combination of in-office and fieldwork in investigations of, and administer the estates of deceased persons; and perform other related duties as required. 
Competitive applicants will possess:
- Knowledge of probate laws and court processes.
- Computer/internet/database/research skills.
- Professional experience as a Public Administrator, Public Guardian, or Public Conservator.
- Professional experience as a Paralegal or Legal Secretary in a law office. The Deputy Public Administrator is the journey level classification in the Deputy Public Administrator series and reports to the Supervising Deputy Public Administrator in the Public Administrator's office. Incumbents manage estate assets, secure personal property, and handle notes and mortgages of deceased persons' estates. Initial and ongoing training is provided by the Supervising Deputy Public Administrator.  The Deputy Public Administrator is distinguished from the classification of Estate Investigator in that the latter is the entry level classification in the series, which is responsible for reviewing referrals and conducting interviews with members of the public, conservators, and others in the field for the purpose of conducting investigations of property and estates.
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The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside County

, with a staff of over 3,600 dedicated men and women, cover the expanse of over 7,300 square miles in southern California.  The Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving the citizens of its communities with integrity, professionalism, leadership, and loyalty and believes in service above self.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES



• Investigate referrals to the Public Administrator to determine appropriateness for administration of decedents' estates. 
 • Search for next of kin, wills, trusts, and burial instructions of deceased persons.  • Locate, inventory, and protect all assets of decedents; insure the protection of properties against fire and liability.  • Manage estate assets, secure personal property, handle notes and mortgages, pay insurance premiums, collect receivables, and negotiate leases and rentals of property.  • Supervise the operations of a business or close a business down when it is in the interest of the estate; notify law enforcement agencies to monitor vacant properties.  • Meet and correspond with heirs, relatives, attorneys, other governmental agencies, title companies, banks, etc.; examine creditor's claims for validity and form.  • Supervise the removal and storage of transportable assets.  • Upon appointment by the court as administrator, determine assets to be converted, transfer control of stock and bonds to the Public Administrator, conduct sales of personal and real property, and secure contents of safe deposit boxes.  • Apply for insurance, social security, veterans, and other benefits; arrange for funerals; review, approve, and/or deny County Indigent Cremation and/or Burial applications.  • Prepare detailed reports of transactions affecting each estate as required by law; direct the preparation of decedent's personal and estate tax returns; review inquiries and prepare responses for persons interested in status of estate.  • Represent the Public Administrator in court and act for the Public Administrator as directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Option IEducation:

Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

Experience: 

Two years of technical experience with a public or private agency in any combination of estate or trust administration or Conservatorships, paralegal or legal assistant, real property management, real property sales, or property appraisal. (Completion of undergraduate level courses from an accredited college or university in law, real estate, public administration, accounting or a closely related field to the assignment may substitute for the required experience on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of the required experience.)

Option IIEducation:

Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

Experience:

Two years of sworn or non-sworn experience conducting field investigation of assets in such areas as trusts, probates, insurance, or banking. (Completion of undergraduate level courses from an accredited college or university in law, real estate, public administration, accounting, or a closely related field to the assignment may substitute for the required experience on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of the required experience.)

Other RequirementsLicense: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. This position will require the incumbent to work in the field 50% of the time and a County vehicle may be provided.
Environmental Conditions: 

This position will require the incumbent to work around offensive sights and smells, and to work in an indoor/outdoor environment where they may be exposed to variable weather conditions, insects, and/or rodents.


Knowledge of: 

The Public Administrator's functions and related laws, regulations and codes; practices and methods used in estate and financial investigations to determine decedents assets including real and personal property; real property management; real estate practices; principles and techniques of accounting, banking and other financial procedures; functions and procedures of Probate as it relates to administering estates; basic word processing techniques and electronic case management systems.

Ability to:

Administer the estates of decedents which involves managing and protecting assets, paying of taxes, maintenance of real property, and the safe-keeping of personal effects; interpret and apply laws and regulations related to Public Administrator's work; prepare clear and concise reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; establish and maintain accurate financial records; conduct investigations and gather information involving financial resources, real property and other assets of decedents, including locating heirs or other interested parties; recognize and analyze problems, gather relevant information, determine facts, and draw valid conclusions.

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

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