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Job Title: Health & Human Services Agency Branch Director - Public Health
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Organization: Shasta County
Posted: 7/27/2020
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Redding,  CA    USA
Compensation: $10,055-$12,834 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY
Position Description: The united branches of the Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency have a vision for every person to enjoy a safe, healthy, and productive life. Our Agency strives to help the residents of Shasta County in an integrated way with the variety of social, behavioral, and public health challenges they face. We provide services for the needs of the whole person and engage individuals, families, and communities to protect and improve health and well-being. We hope you will join our team of bright, committed, and energetic people in creating a healthy, safe, and thriving community.

Under the direction of the Health and Human Services Agency Director and within federal and state laws and rules, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the administrative and support operations of the integrated services of the Health and Human Services Agency (formerly Departments of Mental Health, Public Health, and Social Services); or administers, plans, coordinates, and directs the program activity of the branches of the agency; assists in policy and procedure development and implementation; serves on the agency management team; and performs related work as assigned.

This assignment is in the Public Health Branch. The ideal candidate will possess experience in leading public health systems and programs and dedicated to protecting the health and safety of Shasta County residents and visitors. Ideal candidates will be innovative and creative in their approach to work, continuously strive for excellence, and adapt effectively to change. He or she will be dynamic and collaborative, with the ability to anticipate and capture opportunities for private and public partnerships and motivated by community engagement and strengthening current relationships by quickly gaining trust to improve programs across the County. The candidate will possess integrity and strong core values that are demonstrated consistently throughout decisions and actions. He or she will have excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; be a confident self- starter who is goal oriented; value the contributions of others and maintain good working relationships; evaluate programs through data measures, and implement changes including evidence based approaches to improve outcomes; can work effectively as a team member; and maintains a steady sense of humor. Demonstrated competence in administering human services, employment, eligibility or related programs is highly desired.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration, organizational planning, management, and economic and procedural analysis; Principles and practices of budget development, fiscal management, cost accounting, grants management, public agency funding and administration, financial planning and forecasting; Applicable federal, state, and local law, rules and regulations affecting alcohol and drug, mental health, public health, and social services programs; Methods and procedures for developing and evaluating program quality and effectiveness; Computer applications relating to statistical analysis, patient/client records, or outcomes, database systems, billing and/or other financial records; Socio-economic backgrounds, human behavioral problems and the need for and functions of public and mental health, drug and alcohol or social service programs and current health/sociological trends and their impact on public services, and the need for appropriate planning and utilization of resources; Principles of social work and behavioral health including group work and community organization; Principles and practices of supervision and human resource management; and Interpersonal communications, collaboration, partnership and team building practices, and conflict resolution with both internal and external partners, peers, colleagues, and employees.

Ability to: Analyze complex and sensitive administrative, budgetary, operational, economic, political and organizational problems, evaluating alternatives and reaching sound conclusions; Collect, evaluate, and interpret a variety of information and data, either in statistical or narrative form; Develop, organize, coordinate, and implement varied projects; Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials; Plan, organize, direct and coordinate payroll and administrative support functions as assigned; Select, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of a diverse subordinate support staff; provide for staff training and development, as well as succession planning; Interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, codes, and policies; and clearly communicate and/or train others in the interpretation or application; Make effective public presentations to convey conclusions and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, County Administrative Officer, other government bodies, local agencies and organizations, and the media; Maintain accurate hardcopy and electronic records and files; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, subordinates, and internal and external customers; Coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines; and Work independently and as part of a team to provide input, make recommendations for proposed solutions, and take action as directed on a variety of agency issues and situations.

These employment standards are typically attained with: Five years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in a public or non-profit agency which included program planning and evaluation, fiscal management, human resource management, and policy and procedure development in either a mental health, public health, or social services program above the trainee level, AND education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in health administration, business administration, public administration, social work or a closely related field. A Master's Degree in health, public health, business, public administration, social work or a closely related field is preferred.

Organization Description: Shasta County, located in the northern Sacramento Valley between the Cascade Mountains and the Trinity Alps, covers a large geographic area that includes rivers, lakes, and mountains. Redding offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere with a diversified culture, affordable housing, an excellent educational system, and it serves as the regional hub for government, retail, professional, and medical services. An eight-mile river trail, numerous community parks, a local museum alliance, and continuous community events contribute to the quality of life.

You CAN make a difference. With over 23 diverse departments, your perfect position is here. You have the opportunity to impact the future and improve the lives and wellbeing of Shasta County residents. Our more than 2,000 county employees serve and protect our residents and our community by providing excellent medical services, public health protection, behavioral health care, environmental protection, child and adult protective services, family reunification, assistance to those in need, access to a fair criminal justice system, emergency response to disasters, homelessness prevention and treatment, and scores of other services to promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous community.

Closing Date: 10/27/2020
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Contact Name: Clint Hudson,  Health & Human Services Agency Branch Director - Public Health
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Contact Email: SCHR@co.shasta.ca.us
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How to Apply: Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on August, 23 2020. Review our full job posting and apply Online at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/shasta

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