Adult Protective Services Section Manager

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on May 13, 2022
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Minimum Qualifications


Education: Any combination of education and training which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from a college or university with a degree in social work, gerontology, public administration, business administration, economics, psychology, sociology, or a closely related area would provide this opportunity. A Master’s Degree in a field related to the assigned division is highly desirable and may be required for some positions.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Five years of experience providing social services, employment and training, services for children and families, services to older adults, or economic assistance services, including at least two years in a supervisory or administrative capacity would provide such opportunity. Specific experience related to the assigned division may be required for designated positions.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Considerable knowledge of: the legislation and laws which regulate the operations of the Human Services Department or the Department of Child Support Services; modern methods of human services or child support enforcement administration; techniques, principles and work of the assigned section; social and economic problems which call for the use of public and private county services; the principles and practices of personnel management, employee supervision, and training.
Ability to: plan, organize, coordinate and direct the work of a section of the Human Services Department or the Department of Child Support Services; select, train, and supervise staff; develop, evaluate, and analyze operational policies and procedures; analyze problems and complaints and identify solutions; prepare, interpret and evaluate a variety of narrative and statistical data and reports; communicate orally and in writing on a variety of issues; understand, interpret and apply procedures, laws, rules and regulations as they apply to assigned area; ensure proper compliance with federal, state and local guidelines, policies, goals, rules and regulations; develop and maintain harmonious relationships with employees, public officials, community groups, other agencies and the general public.


Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying


  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.