Human Resources

Employment Opportunities
The Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services maintains an average of 120 full-time employees. The majority of employees serve in program units, followed by administrative and staff support units. Available employment opportunities, including required minimum qualifications and education requirements, are posted at all three ACDJFS office locations, the Ashtabula County Courthouse, and on the Ohio Means Jobs website at: http://ohiomeansjobs.com/omj/

Positions in the Agency Include:
• Customer Service Representatives
• Social Service Workers
• Social Program Specialists
• Clerical Specialists
• Office Workers
• Account Clerks
• Custodial Workers
• Administrative/Support Staff Positions
• Supervision and Management Positions

Candidates wishing to apply for vacant positions may complete an electronic application, or send a current resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
2924 Donahoe Drive
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
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Email to: Stephen.McClure@jfs.ohio.gov
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Fax to: 440-998-4253
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Drop off at any ACDJFS location

Candidates wishing to be considered for potential openings that are not posted may still submit an electronic application, or send a current resume an cover letter to the address or facsimile number listed above. All applications and resumes are maintained in the personnel office for six (6) months for consideration as vacant positions arise. Candidates may submit updated resumes as often as they like.

All applications and resumes are acknowledged via U.S. Mail. If a written receipt is not received within thirty (30) days, please resubmit another copy to the address or facsimile number listed above.

When position vacancies arise, Human Resource personnel review all active applicants for minimum qualifications. Candidates who appear to meet minimum qualifications will be invited, by U.S. Mail, to attend an initial interview and assessment session. All candidates for employment are required to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Candidates are also required to meet a minimum, initial interview score and meet minimum typing standards, as appropriate, for the position to be filled.

Candidates who succeed in all three areas of the initial interview process may be requested, via U.S. Mail, to attend a second, formal interview. At the formal interview, candidates are again scored on their responses to structured interview questions.

Once candidates have been selected as potential employees, thorough background checks will be completed. Candidate information is then reviewed by the Executive Director and the Ashtabula Board of County Commissioners for final approval to hire. Once this approval is secured, candidates will be notified of a preliminary offer of employment by the Human Resource staff, and arrangements will be made for the candidate(s) to submit to drug testing and public safety statements, in accordance with the Ashtabula County Drug Free Workplace Policy and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

The Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Employee Training
All new employees of ACDJFS go through intensive, job skills training during the mandatory six (6) month probation period. Training for most positions includes classroom instruction and hands-on work with a trainer and/or supervisor. Progress is evaluated at thirty (30) day intervals and training needs are tailored to the individual candidate, as necessary. During the six (6) month probation period, new employees are also oriented to agency rules, regulations, policies, procedures and environmental issues.

Training is an ongoing part of the work lives of ACDJFS employees and following completion of the probation period, staff continue to enjoy regular training opportunities provided through the agency training unit.

Other Benefits
Agency employees also enjoy inclusion in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, and have access to health care benefits, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and other county sponsored benefit programs.