Medical Assistant

County of Orange
Full Time 0.40 cents per per week $45,552 - $55,016 Per year CA 405 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, United States




Effective June 28, 2024 - 4.25% increase 

Effective June 27, 2025 - 4.00% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

Premium Pay

In addition to the hourly salary, eligible applicants may receive premium pay for the item listed below:

  • Bilingual pay: Qualified employees who meet the criteria found ( shall receive an additional forty $0.40 cents per hour for all hours paid.
  • Holiday Pay:  Twelve (12) paid holidays per year.
  • Education Reimbursement: Eligible employees are qualified for up to $10,000 per fiscal year of pre-approved educational reimbursement ( 0). The reimbursement program may also be used for related licensure or certifications, subject to approval.

This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until

11:59p.m. (PST) 

on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Medical Assistant positions. This eligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.



is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the leadership of the Agency Director, a dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five (5) service areas - Strategy and Special Projects, Mental Health and Recovery Services, Correctional Health Services, Medical Health Services and Public Health Services - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.  


Through assessment, policy development and assurance, provides a wide range of services aimed at reducing death and disability by reducing the transmission of communicable diseases, preventing and lessening the impact of chronic diseases, and ensuring healthy and safe environments.
THE PROGRAMS  Clinic (FHC) promotes the health and well-being of all infants, children, parents, and families in Orange County. Family Health includes the family health and dental clinics.The Family Health Clinic consists of the following services:

Child Health: Physical exams to eligible infants, children, and adolescents including treatment of minor illness.

Family Planning: Reproductive Health services provided for eligible women and men including initiation and management of various methods of contraception, preventive services, health education, and counseling.

ImmunizationsImmunizations are available for eligible infants, children, and adolescents. Seasonal Influenza (Flu) vaccine is available to eligible County residents. Immunizations for adults and travelers are available on a fee for service basis.

has one full-service clinic in Santa Ana for TB screening, diagnosis and treatment. Orange County TB Control provides diagnosis, treatment and case management for residents with active TB disease. It provides screening services and treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI) for those who are at highest risk for progression from LTBI to active TB disease.

  is a co-located Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic and a HIV Ambulatory Care Clinic. TTC provides high quality STD and HIV services including medical care, case management, HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy (Rapid ART), AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), information & education on STD and HIV care, Ryan White eligibility screening, HIV partner services and treatment adherence.


Under the direct supervision of a clinician, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse, The Medical Assistant duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Administers tests, treatments, medications/vaccines, TB skin tests, and performs venipuncture as prescribed by clinicians
  • Explains and obtains necessary consents for treatments and care
  • Organizes and maintains patient charts and electronic medical records
  • Prepares patients for examination by taking vital signs, height and weight measurements; perform Snellen exams, hearing testing, pregnancy screening, and other data collection as needed
  • Takes complete patient history including present illness, past medical history, and family and social history
  • Reviews immunization records and utilizes the California Immunization Registry (CAIR)
  • Prepares exam rooms
  • Performs front office duties such as register patients, prepare charts, verify eligibility, schedule patient appointments, and other clerical duties as needed
Candidates must attach to their application a current and valid Medical Assistant Certification by an institution or instructor authorized to provide Medical Assistant training pursuant to the standards established by the California Division of Licensing. 

This position also requires a valid certification as phlebotomist or certificate of completion of the course requirements for venipuncture and skin puncture and a valid CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) - AHA healthcare provider card, by date of appointment.  


The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:

Professional and Technical Expertise 
  • Administering vaccinations, TB skin test, medication administration, and phlebotomy
  • Knowledge of Child Health Disability and Prevention (CHDP) Program and/or Family Planning Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Program
  • Understanding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines to protect client's confidential and sensitive healthcare information
  • Utilizing computer and Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems
Interpersonal Skills 
  • Delivering quality client-centered care and services and advocate for clients
  • Respecting background diversity when working with patient
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with patients and staff, maintain a calm demeanor during stressful encounters
Oral and Written Communication 
  • Communicating effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Reporting relevant medical information to nursing and medical staff efficiently
  • Providing effective customer service when communicating in person or on the phone
Self-Management | Personal Effectiveness
  • Functioning independently and in accordance with established protocols
  • Providing service in a fast-paced ambulatory care clinic 
  • Effective time management skills and strong organizational skills
Click to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Medical Assistant classification as well as the physical & mental requirements and the environmental conditions.  

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click to review the policy.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer):Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.
Application Appraisal | HR Review Rating (Weighted 100%):

An Application Appraisal conducted by HRS will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible list.  

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.
Eligible List:  

Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.