• Napa County
  • Napa, California
  • Sep 09, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Other Public Health
  • Salary: $148,054.40 - $178,276.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Napa Valley


The Napa Valley
- Internationally known for its fine wines exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

County of Napa as an Employer

The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.

The Position
Under administrative direction, the Assistant Deputy Director of Behavioral Health - Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) manages, supervises, and coordinates the substance use disorders programs within the Behavioral Health Division of the Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), including prevention services, adult outpatient treatment, and court-treatment programs, the wide range and continuum of care under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS), and services provided by a network of contracted providers under a managed care plan. Supports the internal and external coordination of Behavioral Health services as part of an integrated HHSA and part of the broader department. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Deputy Director of HHSA - Behavioral Health and, as a high-level leadership role, is aligned with the mission, vision, and goals of HHSA.

The Recruitment Process: (NOTE: The recruitment is now Continuous Until Filled)

1. Applications will be accepted on-line on a continuous basis until the current vacancy is filled.

2. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications and supplemental questions on a continuous basis. Only the most qualified from the scoring of supplemental questions will be invited to the Oral Panel Interviews.

3. The most qualified candidates will be invited to the Oral Panel Interviews on a continuous basis. Only the most qualified candidates from the scoring of the supplemental questions and Oral Panel Interviews will be placed on the eligibility list and referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

Human Resources reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.
Example of Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of Substance Use Disorders Services within Behavioral Health, including prevention services, adult outpatient treatment, court-treatment programs, and the full range of internally and externally provided DMC-ODS services. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy. Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

Review state regulations concerning new program mandates and ensure regulatory compliance for those assigned areas within the DMC-ODS managed care plan. Facilitate planning to implement and oversee programs that are administratively approved; facilitate the implementation of new program structures coordinating both fiscal and program involvement; develop and implement program policies and procedures. Develop program potentials and coordinate timelines to implement; develop program evaluation components; write program components for mandated state plans; coordinate, supervise, and assign staff in providing program evaluation plans, performance outcomes, and services. Manage services and programs addressing needs, problems, regulations, and program requirements with department management staff and state and local agencies; initiate and review procedures to ensure the coordination of services within and between program components, other divisions, and other agencies; coordinate the programs, services, and operations with other divisions, county agencies, and community groups; provide consultation on complex service program matters. Be available and responsive to the community members being served; respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Receive and review reports on program operations including qualitative evaluations of service; conduct on-site visits to monitor program activities. Negotiate, develop, evaluate, and monitor contracts for services; determine effectiveness of service being delivered. Assist in the development of a community network of contractors, clients, and family members. Assist in the development and implementation of managed care.

Serve as the liaison for Substance Use Disorders with other programs, divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; represent the division and speak at state and local meetings and functions regarding program operations and services programs provided by the division; provide coordination and information for advisory boards. Provide responsible staff assistance to the Deputy Director of HHSA - Behavioral Health; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate. Serve as a member and integral part of leadership team within the Behavioral Health Division of HHSA; provide advice and assistance to the Deputy Director of HHSA - Behavioral Health, and other Agency managers. Assume oversight responsibility for Substance Use Disorders Services record preparation, conduct of studies, comprehensive report preparation, preparation of grant applications, and preparation of various departmental correspondences.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of alcohol and drug services; incorporate new developments as appropriate. Stay abreast of current trends in legislation; evaluate and interpret legislation and regulations that impact the department; keep informed of federal and state plans that may potentially affect the division and make recommendations to management to accommodate these changes. Provides media management services as necessary. Act as managerial point person in disaster response. Provide the HHSA’s Quality Management Division with pertinent information relating to outcome/quality/risk measures for assigned services and activities. Perform related duties as required.



Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a substance use disorders service area.

Principles, practices, and procedures of health services program planning, development, implementation, administration, and coordination.

Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

Principles and techniques of fiscal management and budgetary control.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Grant sources; grant funding methodology and requirements; grant administration principles and practices.

Alcohol, drug abuse, mental health, and welfare program components, service systems, and treatment methods.

Principles and practices used in interventions, treatment planning, and other related core competencies.

Current developments in the field of psychiatry, child welfare services, community mental health services, adult protective services, and health care administration.

Principles and applications of social work, clinical psychology, and various rehabilitative and medical services.

Legislative process and current developments related to alcohol and drug services programs.

Communication and conflict resolution principles and techniques.

Public information principles and practices.

Contract administration principles and practices.

Inter-governmental relationships and regulations affecting health and human service program delivery.

Principles and practices of working in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environments.

Social and economic problems affecting health and human services programs.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including those relating to alcohol and drug service programs.


Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive substance use disorders services Agency service area within HHSA.

Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower-level staff.

Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.

Participate in the development and administration of division/program area goals, objectives, and procedures.

Prepare and administer large program budgets.

Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

Develop, coordinate, and operate service programs.

Prepare clear and concise correspondence, contracts, proposals, and reports.

Coordinate substance use disorders services with other programs and services within the Agency, County departments, and with outside organizations, agencies, and facilities.

Coordinate and integrate program components in a cohesive and effective service delivery system.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.

Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Develop and update division and department rules, regulations, and policies to ensure compliance with governmental codes, laws, rules, and regulations.

Operate a variety of office equipment including personal computers and related peripheral equipment and software applications.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Work primarily in a standard office setting with some travel to different sites and locations.

Work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.

Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist.

Lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight.

Use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including using a computer keyboard.

Verbally communicate to exchange information.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

A combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:


Six years of increasingly responsible professional program experience in a human services, mental health, social service, or drug and alcohol/substance use disorder program including four years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in health, human services, social work, clinical psychology, or a related field. An advanced degree is desirable.

License or Certificate*:

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Possession of licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Clinical Psychologist is desirable.

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

Loss of the required State license may result in termination or reassignment.

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-Classified - Other

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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