Santa Cruz County
CA

Agenda Item
DOC-2018-139

Adopt resolution to create the new job classification of Senior Medical Billing Technician for the Health Services Agency, revise the Workforce Development Board Director salary range for the Human Services Department, and take related actions, as recommended by the Interim Director of Personnel

Information

Department:Personnel: Employee Relations and Salary AdministrationSponsors:Interim Director Ajita Patel
Category:PERS ERSA - Board LetterFunctions:General Government

Financial Impact

The Health Services Agency is reclassifying a vacant Senior Accounting Technician to the new classification of Senior Medical Billing Technician. The two job classifications have matching salary ranges and a salary adjustment is not necessary at this time therefore there is no financial impact. The WDB Director position is funded through State and Federal funds, therefore the cost increase for salary and benefits has no impact on the General Fund.

Board Letter

Recommended Action(s):

1.              Adopt the attached amendment to Resolution No. 279-75 to create the classification of Senior Medical Billing Technician, designate it to the General Representation bargaining unit, and set the salary range at $29.43 - $37.20 hourly, effective at 12:01 a.m. on February 28, 2018;

 

2.              Adopt the attached amendment to Resolution No. 279-75 to revise the Workforce Development Board (WDB) Director salary range to $51.83 - $69.21 hourly, effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 10, 2018; and

 

3.              Authorize the Interim Personnel Director, the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, and the County Administrative Officer to take all necessary administrative actions to effectuate the changes as described in this resolution.

 

 

Executive Summary

The Personnel Department conducted a classification study and a salary review on behalf of the Health Services Agency and the Human Services Department which requires a Board approved resolution.

 

Background

The Personnel Department periodically submits a report to the Board that addresses routine items requiring actions by the Board. The Health Services Agency has requested the creation of a new classification of Senior Medical Billing Technician and there is a compaction issue at Human Services Department with the WDB Director.

 

 

Analysis

This new classification of Senior Medical Billing Technician will serve as the supervisor providing guidance and day-to-day direction to subordinate staff and will be responsible for performing complex technical accounting assignments related to medical billing. 

Following our analysis, we are recommending that the Board create the new Senior Medical Billing Technician, set the salary range at $29.43 - $37.20 per hour and designate it to the General Representation bargaining unit.

Secondly, there is a compaction issue within the Human Services Department due to the reporting structure of the WDB Director and the new Economic Development Coordinator. In order to be consistent with County practice it is necessary to revise the WDB Director salary range to $51.83 - $69.21 per hour.