Assistant Director of Human Services.

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
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Posted on October 16, 2020

The County of Sonoma seeks a creative and talented executive manager to work closely with the Director of Human Services on the department’s program development and operations.

Starting salary negotiable up to $191,451/year, plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month and excellent benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of education and training which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in human services administration, public administration, social work, business administration, economics, psychology, or sociology or a closely related field would provide such opportunity. Possession of a Masters degree is highly desirable.

Experience: Any combination of experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, four years of increasingly responsible management experience in a large organization, including program planning and evaluation, budget management, personnel management and performance evaluation, policy development and provision of community services would provide such opportunity. Experience managing a human services organization or large division of such an organization is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of: the social and economic problems affecting public services; communication and conflict resolution; principles and practices of budget and fiscal management, supervision, training, and administration of public services; principles and techniques of statistical and quantitative management analysis; grant sources; public information and contract administration; intergovernmental relationships and regulations affecting delivery of public services; legislation and laws that regulate the operation of the Human Services Department; and modern methods of human services administration.

Considerable knowledge of: the principles, practices, and methods used in public service programs; social and economic problems that call for the use of public and private services; program planning, evaluation and monitoring; principles and application of budget preparation and public funding; research methods and techniques; and personnel management.

Knowledge of: federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations relating to the management and operations of public service programs; research methodology, report writing and basic statistics.

Ability to: plan, organize and direct comprehensive public service programs; understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing public service programs and operations; develop goals and objectives; supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate managers, professional and administrative staff; identify and analyze administrative problems and implement operational changes; present and direct in-service training programs; analyze problems and adopt an effective course of action; organize inter-departmental operations; assist in the preparation and justification of the department's budget; respond to and promote effective media relations; make presentations to elected officials; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; coordinate and integrate program components in a cohesive and effective service delivery system; secure cooperation and teamwork among professionals and support staff.

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 fifteen 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 fifteen 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.

Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.