On April 21, 2023, UPE and the Human Services Agency (HSA) in Merced County met to discuss the proposed revisions to the Software Application Assistant I/II job specifications (SAA). The Department shared that the purpose of the revisions was to modernize the specs as technology has changed and to ensure the specs align with the actual work performed. The new specs will also help recruit appropriate candidates for the position as the title has changed from Software Application Assistant to Visual Communications Specialist. UPE had a few proposed changes to which the Department was amenable. The proposed revisions will head to the Board of Supervisors in June 2023.
Thank you to our members Marcy Gallardo and Jamie Shaw for their advocacy on this matter.