HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

Job Specifications

Class Code: SP9

Analyst: PT, TC

Date Originated:

10/81 

Date Revised:

7/04, 2/08   

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

DEFINITION

Subject to legislative and administrative determinations of policy, to be responsible for and direct the social service, income maintenance, and employment training programs and other human service programs and activities; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This single position class is responsible for the development and implementation, on a County- wide basis, of coordinated Human Services Department services to individuals within the community. This class is distinguished from subordinate managerial classes in the agency in that the latter are assigned more specific areas of program responsibility consistent with their disciplines.

This position receives direction from the County Administrative Officer and the Board of Supervisors.

TYPICAL TASKS

Establishes and maintains goals, objectives and plans for carrying out agency functions, consistent with overall County goals; evaluates the effectiveness of existing operations; establishes and maintains appropriate administrative policies, services, structures, controls and reporting systems for the effective and efficient performance of social service, income maintenance, employment training and related functions; selects, directs, and coordinates the work of subordinate managers; recommends plans for the establishment of new services, abolishment of services or major changes in methods that services are provided; establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with community organizations and groups concerned with agency services; coordinates agency activities with other public agencies, including federal, state and county agencies, to improve services; recommends the annual agency budget to the County Administrative Officer and assists in presenting these to the Board of Supervisors; recommends contractual services and has ultimate responsibility for the implementation, control, monitoring and evaluation of such services; conducts interagency and community relations activities relating to the services of the department; appoints and evaluates the performance of direct subordinates; provides assistance and advice as required to appointive Boards and Commissions.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:

Ability to:

Education and Experience:

Four years of broad and extensive, high level administrative or management experience that would demonstrate possession or application of the knowledge and abilities listed below.

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None
Benefit Status: 04
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 66
Workers Comp Code: 53