Comprehensive Services Manager - Project

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: $75,666.00 - $91,972.56 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Mgmt/Unrepresented - Management Classes - Project


Why join the Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau?
Contra Costa County is one of the largest employers in the area offering multiple career opportunities in public service.

Community Services Bureau is the community action agency for Contra Costa County, and runs effective and highly regarded programs including Head Start, California Childcare and Development, and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The Bureau’s mission is to support individuals and families to thrive as contributing members of the community by providing high quality services and learning opportunities. The incumbent needs to be collaborative, team oriented, and a progressive leader with strong communication skills. The incumbent must also possess a value system that engenders trust and confidence, and embodies a commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Community Services Bureau’s very capable and competent staff deliver services through the shared values of respect, responsiveness, and relationship building.

The Community Services Bureau is currently recruiting for Comprehensive Services Managers to support in the following areas:
The Head Start Education team, in developing, implementing, and monitoring practices that support Federal, State, and local regulations in childcare.
The Child Nutrition Unit, in developing, implementing, and monitoring practices that ensure implementation of the Child Adult Care Food Program, along with Federal, state, and local regulations for childcare settings.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and procedures that ensure oversight on day to day operations of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program that follow Federal regulations, state and local regulations.

We are looking for someone who is:
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to manage multiple projects
  • Collaborative and works well with others
  • Aware of community’s needs and invested in making a difference
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Managing and analyzing data and compiling reports
  • Supervising and training staff as part of a leadership team
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Interagency and intra-agency collaboration
  • Developing program goals and driving results
  • Monitoring program requirements to ensure federal, state and county regulations are followed
A few reasons you might love this job:
  • You will work with a diverse team that is committed to delivering results
  • Deliver programs and services that benefit the community
  • Bureau-wide focus on staff wellness and self-care
  • Opportunities to travel for professional development
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • Managing programs with limited community resources while still meeting client needs
  • Handling multiple high priority projects
  • Staying abreast of regulatory changes from local, state, and federal agencies
Competencies Required:
  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job
  • Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity
  • Innovation: Imagining and devising new and better ways of doing things
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative): Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment
  • Involving Others (Engaging Teams): Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes
  • Handling & Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations
  • Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace
  • Visionary Leadership: Taking a long-term view and building a shared vision with others; acting as a catalyst for organizational change
  • Managing & Facilitating Change: Addressing key factors that influence successful organizational change

To read the complete job description, please visit the website, .

The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.

Minimum Qualifications

License Required: Candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Public Health, Health Education, Psychology, or other social science disciplines.

Experience: Three (3) years of full time, or the equivalent, experience in a social service program, a community-based organization or a child development program with responsibilities for the coordination in one or more of the following areas health, mental health, disability, nutrition, education, parent involvement, or social service activities for families, one year must have been at a management or supervisory level .

Substitution for Education: Completion of at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university, which must have included at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Psychology and/or social science disciplines, and (2) two additional years of qualifying experience of the type noted above, one year must have been at a management or supervisory level, may be substituted for the required Bachelor’s degree. There is no substitution for the one year required for management or supervisory level experience. There is no substitution for education when applying as a content area specialist in health, education, family community partnership, disability and mental health and nutrition.

Certification: Appointees must have, at the time of hire or within eighteen months of hire, credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field, in accordance with Head Start Program Performance Standards Part 1302.91(e)(7).

Special Requirements :

For All Programs: Ability to meet such standards as may be required by the Federal Head Start Performance Standards, California Department of Education Title V, and California Department of Social Services Title XXII regulations dealing with pre-school and child development programs.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Able to develop a long-term vision plan
  • Enjoys writing to highlight program achievements
  • Background in social services and experience with diverse population
  • Experience in trauma informed leadership

Selection Process


To read the complete job description, please visit the website, County of Contra Costa - Class Specification Bulletin (

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.

Application Filing: All applicants must apply online at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

For recruitment specific questions, please contact Seantea Stewart at For any technical issues, please contact the GovernmentJobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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Job Address

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