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Assistant Human Services Department Director

Santa Cruz County
Salary Range: 
$145,704 – $195,270 Annually

Assistant Human Services Department Director

County of Santa Cruz

Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!

HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE POSITION The County of Santa Cruz is seeking an experienced leader to serve as the Assistant Human Services Department (HSD) Director. The Assistant HSD Director assists the Human Services Department Director who is responsible for an annual operational budget of approximately $130 million and oversees a staff of approximately 550 serving the community through one of four divisions: Adult and Long Term Care Services Division; Employment and Benefit Services Division; Family and Children’s Services Division and Administrative Services Division. The Assistant HSD Director is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Human Services Department Director and is not subject to civil service rules. The Human Services Department provides a broad array of social service programs and issues entitlement assistance payments designed to protect the vulnerable, promote self-sufficiency, alleviate poverty and improve the quality of life for residents of Santa Cruz County. The Department provides safety net services to meet the basic needs of individuals and families, ensures the protection of children, the elderly and dependent adults, and also provides job search assistance and job training opportunities to help job seekers become self-sufficient. The Department is founded on the values of excellent service, compassion, integrity, partnerships and effective practice. The Human Services Department is dedicated to making a difference!

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in human services administration, public administration, social work, business administration, psychology, behavioral science, or a closely related field AND four years of extensive budgetary, administrative and management experience that demonstrates application or possession of the knowledge and abilities listed on the county website

$145,704 – 195,270 Annually

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Application Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017