Under administrative direction provides management level oversight over program staff and performs highly complex professional level functions involving the development, implementation and maintenance of complex program/s, including: identifying needs; managing the administration of grants; developing contracts; developing policies and procedures; and overseeing fiscal and administrative functions associated with programs.
This position is in the Family and Children's Services area within the Health and Human Services Agency. Prior experience, including supervisory experience, must be in public child welfare and/or child protective services. This position may oversee programs including but not limited to: the child abuse hotline, emergency response services, court services, voluntary services, family reunification, family maintenance, permanency placement, supportive transition, case reviews, contracts, legal clerks, system improvement plan, policies and procedures, grievances and Child Abuse Centralized Index reviews, training, data evaluation and reporting and technology support.
The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions in a variety of locations throughout the County, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreements, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region or in Covelo are eligible to receive a 5% assignment premium. Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
For this recruitment: Prior experience, including supervisory experience, must be in public child welfare and/or child protective services.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field for the area of assignment such as Social or Behavioral Science, Public or Mental Health, Public or Business Administration and 3 years of supervisory experience in a specialized field related to the provision of social or health services; OR, a Master's Degree and 2 years of supervisory experience in a specialized field related to the provision of social or health services (additional years of supervisory or management level experience may be substituted for up to two years of the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis); or, a combination of related education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Driver's License
Internal Number: 19.288
About Mendocino County
Mendocino County is a picturesque rural county along California’s north coast, two hours north of the Golden Gate. The heart of wine and redwood country, Mendocino is the 13th largest out of 58 California counties at 3,878 square miles. The County boasts beautiful fertile inland valleys, Pacific coastline, and rugged mountain peaks.
The County’s 90,000 residents enjoy small town life, many local art organizations, talented theatre companies, including civic and light opera, as well as abundant outdoor recreational activities. Quaint historic villages are found along the scenic coastline, home to many inns, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. The northern part of the County draws outdoor enthusiasts eager for adventure in hiking, canoeing, fishing and more. The inland area is best known as wine country, producing some of the finest vintage California wines.
The ethnic composition of Mendocino County is in transition, as demonstrated by the County’s 2014 kindergarten class, which was 45% Hispanic, compared with 24% of the general population. Other significant ethnic groups include White/non-Hispanic (67%) and Native American Indian (6%). Ten federally recognized tribes ar...e within Mendocino County borders. Two-thirds of residents live in the inland region, which includes Ukiah (pop. 32,000), the county seat of government.
Mendocino County’s economy is based on agriculture, timber, tourism and a growing retail and service center. Weather in the County is generally mild. Fog and sea breezes keep the coastal areas cool, while inland temperatures can reach the low 100’s during the peak summer weeks.
For more information about Mendocino County visit www.visitmendocino.com