HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY DIRECTOR
San Mateo County
San Mateo County, located in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers a wide range of recreational pursuits, economic opportunities and numerous attractions. The San Mateo County Human Services Agency (HSA) provides an extensive network of social services to San Mateo County residents, especially those in need or crisis, and administers more than 125 diverse and complex federal and state-mandated programs and locally fundedsupportive services to over 198,000 children and adults. The HSA assists individuals and families in achieving economic self sufficiency, promotes community and family strength, and works to ensure child safety and well-being. The Human Services Agency is made up of 5 primary divisions in addition to a Planning and Evaluation unit: Children and Family Services, Self Sufficiency, Community Prevention and Early Intervention, Substance Abuse and Shelter Services and Program Support.
Reporting to theCounty Manager, the Human Services Agency Director plans, directs and oversees the functions and activities of the Human Services Agency. With a staff of 763 and an approximate annual budget of $184 million, the selected professional will oversee and administer programs related to job training and education, economic assistance, homeless services, substance abuse prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and other related services that strengthen families.
The Agency is known for establishing new and innovative programs in a collaborative manner with its many partners, however, many goals and challenges still remain. These include implementing the Affordable Care Act and providing health insurance enrollment to an estimated 13,000 individuals through the expansion of the Medi-Cal program and an estimated 34,000 individuals through Covered California; promoting customer and community engagement by implementing new initiatives such as the Code for America Project and exploring the use of technology to increase accessibility of information; continuing to implement new strategies to engage CalWORKs clients in welfare-to-work activities and also bridge/cultivate a relationship between local businesses and foster youth under the Agency's care; manage limited fiscal resources when dealing with reduction in revenue and a growing demand for services; continuing staff development and employee engagement; and collaborating with community partners to meet client needs and strengthen the relationships with the criminal justice system.
In this high visibility role, the Director will serve as an advocate and catalyst for the creation of services that ensure all individuals and families become healthy, productive, contributing members of our community. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and passionate administrator, strategic thinker and planner, proven leader, collaborator and consensus builder, quick and clear thinking, great communicator and listener, approachable, politically astute, team builder, enthusiastic, motivating, inspiring, and dedicated to public service. Successful individuals will have six years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the human services, social welfare, health services or a related field, at least two years of which involved directing, planning, organizing and coordinating social service programs. An educational background equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with major course work in social welfare or health administration, public policy, business administration or a related discipline is preferred.
Recruitment Closing Date: September 26, 2013, 5pm
To view the complete job description and the questions that should be responded to in your cover letter, and to apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit: www.smcgov.org/hr/jobs. A resume and cover letter must be included and submitted online only. For questions regarding the recruitment, you may contact Lisa Yapching, Personnel Services Manager, at: (650) 363-4381 or: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE