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Assistant Deputy Director, Health & Huma...

Police Force:San Diego County Sheriff Department
Location:County of San Diego, California
Salary:$98,000.00 - $102,000.00 Annually

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Job Title:Assistant Deputy Director, Health & Human Services Agency - 14092001U
Closing Date/Time:Tue. 02/25/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$98,000.00 - $102,000.00 Annually
Job Type:Regular - Full time
Location:County of San Diego, California

This recruitment will be suspended on February 25, 2014.

The County of San Diego invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of



The anticipated hiring range is $98,000 to $102,000 annually depending on qualifications.

The County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacancy for Assistant Deputy Director in Behavioral Health Services.

The Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is one of five groups or divisions of the San Diego County government. HHSA provides a broad range of health and social services, promoting wellness, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life for all individuals and families in San Diego County.

HHSA integrates health and social services through a unified service-delivery system. This system is family focused and community based, reflective of business principles in which services are delivered in a cost-effective and outcome-driven fashion.

The Behavioral Health Services incumbent will provide regional leadership for mental health and substance abuse services focused on children, youth and families.

Examples of duties include: oversight of planning, procurement and monitoring of contracts to provide mental health and/or substance abuse services for children, youth, and pregnant or parenting women; oversight of County operated mental health clinics and emergency services; implementation of mental health and substance abuse initiatives to support children, youth and family wellbeing throughout San Diego; collaboration with internal and external partners in the implementation of the Live Well, San Diego strategy to improve the health and safety of County residents; management of communication across the organization and identification of opportunities for cross-threading throughout HHSA, including the regions, Child Welfare Services and Public Health, along with other stakeholder entities such as Juvenile Probation and local school districts; as needed, represent the County of San Diego in statewide meetings/planning forums/conferences (conference calls, on-line and/or in person) to improve behavioral health services for children, youth and families; administer daily functions and coordinate with the Behavioral Health Services Director and Director of Operations to prepare long-term strategies to achieve strategic goals.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to produce reports, conduct community presentations and facilitate meetings. The Assistant Deputy Director reports to the Director of Operations for Behavioral Health and assumes a key leadership role as part of Behavioral Health's executive management team.

The top competitors for this position will be possess the following leadership competencies: actively seeks to improve the status quo; is motivated to perform beyond the requirements of the position; demonstrates strong teamwork and collaboration skills; remains optimistic and persistent even under adversity; seeks to understand perspectives and needs of others; capitalizes on opportunities while effectively managing risks; holds others accountable; sets high standards; makes self available to others and takes a personal interest in staff; anticipates problems and roadblocks; formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the long term interest of the organization; recognizes strengths and weaknesses of others and how best to manage them; looks beyond department boundaries when making decisions; is sensitive to political dynamics inside the organization.


Qualified candidates will meet or exceed the following qualifications: Six (6) years of program management experience including budget development, supervision, program development and evaluation, and policy development and implementation with at least three years at a management level, AND a bachelor's degree in public administration, social services, public health, biological sciences or a closely related field.

Note: Relevant experience can substitute for a bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in described disciplines is highly desirable and may substitute for one (1) year of experience.

The Ideal Candidate for this position, in addition to the above requirements, will have contract management experience, and will have a Master's Degree in a behavioral health related field and have a current license by the State of California to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist. Applicants using a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or LCWS license to qualify are required to have a National Provider Identification Number (NPI) at the time of appointment.

A valid California Class C driver's license, which must be maintained throughout employment in this class, is required at time of appointment, or the ability to arrange necessary and timely transportation for field travel. Employees in this class may be required to use their own vehicle.


Résumés can be submitted on-line at Resumes should specifically highlight those areas of experience outlined under "Qualifications". In addition, resumes should include academic degrees/clinical licenses held and dates conferred; employment history, including dates of service, position title(s), size and scope of operation, reporting structure, salary, the type of services provided, and names and telephone numbers of employers.

Other Required Attachments: In order for your education to be considered, you must attach a copy of your transcripts or diploma or foreign equivalency report to your application. Required attachments submitted on or after February 29, 2008 do not need to be resubmitted.

Contact Susan Rumley, Human Resources Analyst, at (858) 505-6575 or for questions about the application process.

Resumes will initially be screened for minimum qualifications listed above. An evaluation board will convene to review submittals and identify the top competitors. Only those with backgrounds best meeting the needs of the Agency will be forwarded to the Executive Selection Committee.

Persons serving in positions in the Unclassified Service do not accrue tenure and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority (Charter of the County of San Diego Section 909.2).

Note: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

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Job ID:34378


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