Behavioral Health Senior Program Manager

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Project Management Public Health
  • Salary: $95,305.60 - $131,289.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill future vacancies. This eligible list may also be used to fill vacancies within other service areas.

This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County have been met. This recruitment may close at any time. It is recommended that qualifiedcandidates apply immediately.

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for providing mental health and substance use disorder services to county residents who are experiencing major mental illness or substance abuse issues. DBH provides mental health/substance use disorder treatment to all age groups, with a primary emphasis placed on treating children/youth who may be seriously emotionally disturbed, adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness, and individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders. DBH also provides an array of prevention and early intervention services for both mental health and substance abuse. DBH's core values are service, integrity, accountability and trust.

The Department of Behavioral Health is a unique County department comprised of six service areas: Children, Tranistional Age Youth and Mental Health Services Act, Community Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, 24-hour and Emergency Services, Criminal Justice and Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services, Administrative/Fiscal Services and Program Support. The Department currently has a workforce in excess of 1000 positions.
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Senior Program Managersformulate and develop plans, policies, and projects for a highly specialized department program or policy initiative, or services of a sensitive or unique/specialized nature. Incumbents will direct the work of non-professional, professional, and technical staff in implementing the policies and goals of the program, including development of new methods and procedures for implementation of program goals.

Note: Applicants fluent in American Sign Language and Bilingual (Spanish/English) are encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.


Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. Employeesmay be required to make provision for transportation (mileage reimbursement is available). At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must bemaintainedfor the individual providing the transportation.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meetBOTH the education and one of the experience options:

A Master's or Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in behavioral science, human services, social work, counseling, psychology, public health administration, business/public administration, hospital administration, or closely related field of study.


Option 1 :
Three (3) years of management experiencein any of the following:social service programs,Medi-Cal services administration, general healthcare services administration, a large fiscal or human resources operation, hospital or healthcare plan, or a county administrative office. Qualifying experience must include a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a full-scope supervisor responsible for planning, directing and evaluating aprogram or unit. Full-scope supervision includes responsibility for hiring, disciplinary actions and work performance evaluations.

Option 2 :Two (2)years of management experiencewithin an outpatient or inpatienthealthcare setting, which includedresponsibility for overseeing program operations forcare provided to consumers presenting with chronic behavioral health conditions including Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and complex medical needs. Qualifying experience must include second-level supervision (managing through subordinate supervisors and/or managers), responsibility for program planning, development and expansion, implementing and monitoring contracts with network providers delivering behavioral health services in outpatient and inpatient care settings, personnel administration, operations, and budget/fiscal administration.

Option 3 :Two (2) years of management experience with responsibility foroverseeingprogram operationsand services provided in complex care programs (i.e., behavioral and primary/specialty care systems, including human service organizations or other health systems, and/or city department administration or similar programs). Qualifying experience must include second-level supervision (managing through subordinate supervisors and/or managers), personnel administration, operations, and budget/fiscal administration; responsibility for program development and implementation (deployment and operations) in complex systems of care, including policy implications.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates are preferred who possess extensive management experience overseeing the provision of mental health andsubstance use disorder services within a behavioral health agency. In addition, experience with Integrated Medi-Cal services with vulnerable populations in public health care and Manage Care Organizations is desirable.
Community Behavioral Health and Recovery Services: The ideal candidate for Community Behavioral Health and Recovery Services will possess and maintain valid CA licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Psychology. Indicate license information on the supplemental to be considered.

Selection Process

There will be acompetitive evaluationof qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire.

This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County have been met. This recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

To ensure timely andsuccessfulsubmission of your onlineapplication, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automaticallylogged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfullysubmitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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