Chief Deputy Public Guardian (Administrative Manager II)

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Public Safety
  • Salary: $80,454.40 - $143,000.00 Annually USD

Job Description

(Administrative Manager II)

This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.0% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 - 1.2% decrease
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease
Effective July 1, 2022 -0.5% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m.. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

This recruitment will establish an open eligible list. This list will be used to fill current and future Administrative Manager II positions with this specialty. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.


The County of Orange , Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five (5) service areas - Administrative & Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory & Medical Services, and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.


Behavioral Health Services (BHS )consists of three (3) service areas, which provide a culturally competent and client-centered continuum of behavioral health services including crisis, treatment, early intervention and prevention services.


The Office of the Public Guardian serves the community by providing investigative and fiduciary services to adults who are unable to provide their own basic personal needs due to a severe mental disorder or disabling physical condition. Public Guardian deputies and staff are committed to ensure that individualized personal treatment, supervision and financial oversight is provided so that conservatee achieve their highest level of self-determination, autonomy and independence.

The Public Guardian has a vacancy for a Chief Deputy Public Guardian (Administrative Manager II) who will be responsible for providing oversight of LPS Administrations and Investigations as well as Probate units. This position requires a seasoned and experienced administrator and innovator to manage the core service areas of the Public Guardian's Office and reports directly to the Public Guardian.


The ideal candidate will possess an associate's or bachelor's degree in social science, behavioral science, business administration, accounting or a closely related field and extensive experience working with probate functions, estate administration, conservatorships, guardianships, asset management with a broad understanding of the associated fiduciary responsibilities and legal procedures as they relate to the Office of the Public Guardian's responsibilities and procedures. In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge and/or experience in the following competencies:
  • Public Guardian Knowledge | Experience
    • Establishing and implementing organizational policies and procedures, fiscal management and controls and personnel administration
    • Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and rules pertaining to conservatorship/guardianship and estate administration functions
    • Understanding of grave disability caused by mental illness as well as knowledge of community mental health rehabilitation programs and services that assist conservatees in their recovery and restoration to independence
    • Utilizing and applying County procurement process for contracting services
    • Understanding and utilizing office software and programs, such as but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Leadership | Managerial Skills
  • Ability to successfully guide the implementation of new processes and providing tools necessary to support the organization's objectives
  • Accountability for maintaining high standards of personal performance and meeting the expectations of the department and ensuring quality outcomes
  • Developing effective team goals to include planning and prioritizing work to meet department expectations and deadlines
  • Ability to continuously evaluate business practices and taking initiative in implementing changes to improve operations ofthe division
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective leadership, organization, administration and budgetary planning, preparation and control of specific area of Public Guardian's office
  • Accepting challenges and exercising good judgment on a regular basis
  • Fostering a collaborative approach across all service functions that supports compliance and quality improvement efforts, provides information necessary for decision making and engages all levels of participants in contributing to the process
  • Supervising various levels of staff as well as partnering with Human Resource Services on staff management issues
  • Training, directing, and evaluating subordinate staff and maintaining team objectives and standards with minimal direction and control
  • Seeking out the best practices, sharing information and leading others to continually improve
Judgment | Decision Making Skills
  • Identifying and resolving technical issues and problems through good judgment and decision making utilizing technical expertise in decision making
  • Analyzing problems and proposing solutions while dealing with changing priorities
Relationship Building | Effective Communication Skills
  • Developing and presenting ideas in a clear, concise and logical manner both verbally and in writing
  • Building positive relationships and viable partnerships throughout the organization
  • Creating rapport and negotiating with vendors/department staff to correct or mitigate contract performance issues or conflicts
  • Establishing and maintaining credibility within the organization/department
  • Ensuring timely and superior quality communication of information to internal and external customers
  • Developing trust in communicating new ideas, directions, and/or goals to staff
  • Utilizing effective communication skills for team building, facilitating solutions and resolving conflict
  • Actively listening when others speak to gain an understanding of all viewpoints
Interpersonal Skills
  • Working well in a team environment
  • Consistently demonstrating a positive attitude
  • Exhibiting a strong work ethic


Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Administrative Manager II classification as well as the physical & mental requirements and the environmental conditions.


Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Structured Oral Interview | SOI (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral interview panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Email Notification
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

Frequently Asked Questions

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raymond Mendozaat (714) 834-6755 or


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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