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Salary Ordinance

Article 6 - Additional Compensation

SECTION 6-1. SERVICE AS EXPERT WITNESS

In addition to the compensation specified in this Ordinance, a person shall also be entitled to receive from the County such compensation as the District Attorney or County Counsel may fix in each instance for his/her services in the detection and prosecution of crime and as expert witness in criminal and civil trials conducted on behalf of the public by the District Attorney or County Counsel.

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SECTION 6-2. SPLIT SHIFT AND NIGHT SHIFT WORK

Except as otherwise set forth in this Section, each person who is required by his/her department to work a "split shift" or a "night shift" is herewith allowed, in addition to compensation otherwise provided for in this Ordinance, compensation for each such shift at the rate of 5 percent of the pay for his/her job class.

For the purpose of this Section, "split shift" means all time worked by a person holding a regular biweekly salary position who is required by the Department Head to perform his/her normal daily tour of duty within a period of more than nine and one-half hours.

For the purpose of this Section "night shift" means all time worked by a person required to work at least five-eighths of his/her normal daily tour of duty after 4:30 p.m. or before 8 a.m.

Persons employed under Job Codes 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1798, 1799, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1811N, 1812, 1813SM, and 1814SM who are required to work at least five-eighths of their normal tour of duty between 4:30 p.m. and 12 a.m., shall be paid at a rate of 7 percent over and above their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay for the entire shift so worked; and such employees who are required to work at least five-eighths of their normal tour of duty between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m., shall be paid at a rate of 9 percent.

Persons employed in Job Codes 1882, 1885, 1885N, 1887SM, and 1889SM who are required to work at least five-eighths of their normal tour of duty between 4:30 p.m. and 12 a.m., shall be paid at a rate of 7 percent over and above their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay for the entire shift so worked; and such employees who are required to work at least five-eighths of their normal tour of duty between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m., shall be paid at a rate of 10 percent over and above their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay for the entire shift so worked.

The provisions of this Section do not apply to persons holding positions under Job Codes 0055EM, 8602T, 8604, 8617, 8620SM, 8625SM, 8635SM, in the Sheriff's Department; Job Code 1305N in the Tax Collector's Department, and Job Code 6205.

SEIU represented employees in Job Codes 1511, Legal Process Clerk I or 1513, Legal Process Clerk II, when assigned to warrants in the Sheriff's Office and who are required to work at least five-eighths of their normal tourof duty between 4:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., shall be paid at a rate of 7 percent over and above their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay for the entire shift so worked; and such employees who are required to work at least five-eighths of their normal tour of duty between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., shall be paid at a rate of 10 percent over and above their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay for the entire shift so worked.

SEIU represented employees in Job Codes 6740, Child Welfare Worker I, 6745, Child Welfare Worker II, 1128 Specialist Clerk I, 1129, Specialist Clerk II, 1132, Eligibility Support Clerk,1471, Eligibility Technician II and 1472, Eligibility Technician III, of the Social Services Agency and who are required to work at least five-eighths of their normal work schedule between 4:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., shall be paid at a rate of 7 percent over and above their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay for the entire shift so worked.

Effective July 27, 2008, PACE represented employees in Job Code 6750, Child Welfare Supervisor, 6284, Supervising Child Care Worker and Job Code 1473SM, Supervising Eligibility Technician, of the Social Services Agency who are required to work at least five-eights of their normal work schedule between 4:30 p.m. and 12 a.m., shall be paid at a rate of seven percent over and above their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay for the entire shift so worked. (BOS approved 6/17/08) (BOS approved 9/24/13 Job Code 1473SM)

 

 

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SECTION 6-3. STANDBY DUTY

Unless otherwise provided in this Ordinance, or in a current, valid memorandum of understanding, a person who is required to perform standby duty, shall be compensated at the rate of 1/8th pay for such duty. Unless specifically authorized by the County Administrator, positions in classes designated EM, SM, PA, CA, MA or M are exempt from the provisions of this section.

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SECTION 6.4. CALL-BACK PAY

Unless otherwise provided in this ordinance, or in a current, valid memorandum of understanding, a person who is otherwise eligible to earn compensated overtime, called back to work from either standby duty or non-standby status, shall be compensated at the premium overtime rate for such work, provided however, that the minimum period shall be two hours. An employee called back to work because of a shift change shall be compensated at the premium rate for only the hours worked prior to the beginning of the employee's regular shift. Unless specifically authorized by the County Administrator, positions in classes designated EM, SM, PA, CA, MA or M are exempt from the provisions of this section.

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SECTION 6-5. TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT TO HIGHER-LEVEL VACANCY

An employee specifically assigned on a temporary basis to a higher-level position in which there is no appointed incumbent or in which the appointed incumbent is on paid or unpaid leave, shall be compensated at the pay rate for the higher-level position if the service in such position exceeds 10 days in any 12 month period, which payment shall be retroactive to the first day of such services; provided however, that the full range of duties of the higher-level position has been specifically assigned in writing by the Department Head or his/her designee. The rate of pay pursuant to this section shall be calculated as though the employee had been promoted to the higher level position.

The provisions of this section shall apply to a person employed in a position designated EM, SM, PA, CA, MA or M while temporarily assigned to a higher level designated EM, SM, PA, CA, MA or M position, provided that the assignment is for a period of at least 60 consecutive work days. The County Administrator and Director of Human Resource Services may waive or reduce the requirement that the employee be assigned to higher level position for a period of at least 60 consecutive work days in those instances in which they determine that the requirement is likely to impair efficiency or result in a serious inequity.

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SECTION 6-6. LONGEVITY

In addition to the compensation specified in this Ordinance, a person shall also be entitled to service awards granted by the Board of Supervisors.

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SECTION 6-7. SUGGESTIONS

In addition to the compensation specified in this Ordinance, a person shall also be entitled to awards for safety or other suggestions, in accordance with award programs approved by the Board of Supervisors.

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SECTION 6-8. POSITIONS DESIGNATED BILINGUAL

Effective October 3, 2010, unless otherwise provided in a current, valid Memorandum of Understanding, upon recommendation of the Department Head and approval of the Director of Human Resource Services, a person occupying a position designated as requiring fluency in a language other than English shall receive an additional compensation of $40 per biweekly pay period. (BOS approved 9/28/10 increase to $40.00)

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SECTION 6-9. REGISTERED CIVIL ENGINEERS

Employees occupying a position under Job Codes 2010 and 2015, and 2020 (Civil Engineers), and who receive and maintain certification as a Registered Civil Engineer from the State of California shall be paid at the rate of 7 percent over their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay as follows:

  1. Effective the date of hire with submission of proof of certification, or
  2. Effective the pay period immediately following written submission of proof of certification to the Agency Personnel Office. Officer. (BOS approved deletions 11/2/10)

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SECTION 6-10. REGISTERED MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

Employees occupying a position under Job Codes 2065 and 2094 (Mechanical Engineer and Water Systems Engineer), and who receive and maintain certification as a Registered Mechanical Engineer from the State of California shall be paid at the rate of 7 percent over their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay as follows:

  1. Effective the date of hire with submission of proof of certification, or
  2. Effective the pay period immediately following written submission of proof of certification to the Agency Personnel Office.

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SECTION 6-11. CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Employees occupying a position under Items 2067, 2068 and 2069 (Engineer Scientists), and who receive and maintain certification as a Registered Environmental Professional from the State of California (at such time as it becomes available) shall be paid at the rate of 7 percent over their normal biweekly or hourly rate of pay as follows:

  1. Effective the date of hire with submission of proof of certification, or
  2. Effective the pay period immediately following written submission of proof of certification to the Agency Personnel Office.

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SECTION 6-12. ALTERNATE RANGE

Upon the recommendation of the Department Head and approval of the Director of Human Resource Services, persons occupying positions under Job Codes 1115, 1120, 1124, 1126, 1128, 1129, 1138SM, 1139SM, 1140SM, 2850SM and 2851SM, shall receive, in addition to compensation otherwise provided for, an additional five percent compensation where such persons meet the "alternate range" criteria defined in the class specification.

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