ASSISTANT DIVISION DIRECTOR - HSD
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under general direction, assists a Division Director - HSD to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate the programs of a service division of the Human Services Department; and to do other work as required.
Positions in this class are responsible for assisting with developing, administering and evaluating a service program area identified as a division within the Human Services Department. Incumbents report to a Division Director. They may have direct managerial responsibility for a Division program(s). These positions assume full responsibility for the division in the absence of the Division Director.
Acts in an assistant capacity in all tasks including establishes and maintains goals, objectives, and plans for carrying out division functions consistent with overall Department goals; coordinates and directs through subordinate managers and supervisors the work of staff engaged in providing an integrated program of Adult and Long Term Care Services; Child Welfare Services, Eligibility Services or Employment Training Services; works closely with management and supervisory staff of the division, Department and other departments to coordinate and integrate services, resolves administrative problems and develops joint procedures; analyzes divisional work activities and programs, conducts or directs studies of systems and procedures, evaluates divisional policies, services and systems and formulated needed improvements; directs and participates in the formulation and preparation of the divisional budget; monitors divisional budget; may direct a decentralized fiscal management component which includes the disbursement of funds, general accounting functions, ledger activity, requisition, purchase orders and other complex fiscal procedures; represents the division in dealing with other departments, agencies, private businesses, community groups and organizations; directs and provides input to evaluate the work of the subordinate management and/or supervisory staff; develops division programs, contracts, grant agreements and memoranda of understanding; reviews and evaluates services and develops corrective actions as necessary; appears before the Board of Supervisors to present plans, projects and policies; serves on County and State task forces, committees and commissions and provides staff support for selected groups; testifies at the State level concerning proposed legislation and programs; develops division position statements for presentation to governing bodies, agencies and departments; performs special assignments as directed; prepares reports and correspondence; attends and/or conducts meetings and conferences; may have direct managerial responsibility for a program(s) within the Division; may develop funding sources through grant proposals and other resources; assumes full responsibility in absence of Division Director.
Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Benefit Status: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 66
Workers’ Comp Code: 53