County of Orange, California
Social Services Agency Division Director
Annual salary range: $125,153 to $237,348
The County offers an attractive benefits package.
Application deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020
Located on the Southern California coast with a culturally diverse population of over 3 million, the County of Orange (Orange County) offers a high quality of life and a nearly perfect climate year-round. Commonly referred to as “The O.C.” Orange County has thirty-four incorporated cities with seven of these cities among the 200 largest cities in the United States. Orange County is proud to feature excellence in education, a wide variety of businesses, and unlimited recreational opportunities. The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) employs over 4,200 dedicated and hardworking staff. SSA administers federal, state, and county social services programs that protect vulnerable children and adults from abuse or neglect; enable aged and disabled individuals to remain safely in their homes rather than being institutionalized; assist families move from dependency to self- sufficiency; and provide safety net benefits such as health care and basic necessities for eligible recipients and families.
As part of the executive team, the Division Director is an at-will employee responsible for planning, developing, and implementing functions and business activities to support all divisions within SSA. The Division Director plays a critical role in helping to establish the vision, priorities and policy direction for the entire agency regardless of programmatic area or division. The current opening is in the Assistance Programs Division, but the recruitment may be used to fill other executive manager Division Director vacancies in the future. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, results-oriented, high performing, creative and innovative leader possessing a strong general knowledge of public social services programs and objectives, and will demonstrate extensive abilities to lead; strategically plan, set and align a vision; influence, adapt and display agility; as well as conducting himself or herself in an ethical manner.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and highly developed interpersonal skills, including a high level of emotional intelligence necessary to develop and foster strong business relationships and a collaborative, team-oriented working environment and the ability to achieve results through others. Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably with major coursework in Social Work, Social Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field. AND four (4) years of public/private organization experience in a high-ranking management and leadership role, including assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of subordinates in a defined workgroup. Possession of a master’s degree with major coursework in Social Work, Social Science, Public Administration, and Business Administration is highly desirable.
To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=1696
For additional information, please contact: Frank Rojas CPS HR Consulting (916) 471-3111
To view an online brochure for this position visit: executivesearch.cpshr.us
County of Orange website: www.ocgov.com
The County of Orange is an equal opportunity employer.