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
Serving the Community ~ Working for the Future
Pursuant to the provisions of the California Constitution, the Board of Supervisors governs the Santa Cruz County unincorporated area and is the executive and legislative governing body of the County of Santa Cruz. The Board directs overall operations of the various County departments and districts by establishing policies and approving the budget...s and financing for all of County government and certain special districts.
The Board of Supervisors also serves as the governing body for a number of political entities separate from the County, including County Service Areas, the Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and County road maintenance districts. Board members also serve on other local and regional boards such as the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, the Local Agency Formation Commission and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. (Please see subsequent pages for information relative to individual members of the Board.)
The Employment Services Division of the Personnel Department is responsible for the County’s recruitment, testing and selection program for County departments. The division provides oversight and guidance to County departments on hiring procedures and protocols. Employment Services is also responsible for recruiting, bilingual proficiency testing, and oversight of decentralized recruitment activities for the Human Services Department and Department of Public Works. The Employment Services Division manages the County’s employee transfer, re-employment and recall programs. This division is also responsible for placement of displaced or laid off County employees.