Division Director - Human Services Department

County of Santa Cruz
Until Filled
(831) 454-2600
County of Santa Cruz

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Friday, February 18, 2022

BENEFITS:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Social Security, Life Insurance, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays, Dependent Care Plan, Disability Insurance, Bereavement Leave, Flexible Spending Allowance and H-Care Plan.

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:  In addition to competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, the County provides an initial credit of one week of administrative leave at the time of appointment, plus an additional two weeks of administrative leave accrued each year. Administrative leave balance may be cashed out or used as time off.

THE JOB:  The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Division Director - Human Services Department (HSD). The Division Director assists the Department Director with overseeing the overall coordinated services and functions of the Department and is responsible for organizing, directing, coordinating and evaluating programs. The incumbent will represent the Department in statewide initiatives and local collaborations and will be responsible for strategic development of centralized functions and agency-wide procurement. The Division Director will also provide strategic direction and oversight related to quality assurance and improvement and will provide direct supervision to a diverse set of staff functions. The current opening is in the Planning & Evaluation Division.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires three years of responsible administrative or management experience, or similar experience, which would demonstrate application or possession of the required knowledge and abilities as listed in the job description. A master's degree in business or public administration, social services or social work, or a closely related field, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Possess strong background in human services
Strategic thinker with experience in social service programs
Collaborative and politically astute with experience coordinating with multiple agencies, stakeholders, staff members, and executive leadership
Adept at data collection, analysis and reporting with a strong ability to determine
programmatic success, and areas for improvement.

APPLY:  For a detailed job description and to apply online www.santacruzcountyjobs.com

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