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SENIOR HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER (Promotional Only)

Recruitment #19-PJ7-01

Introduction

Definition

THE JOB: Under general direction, plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the activities of multiple Health Services programs. The incumbent will be responsible for managing major health programs, services and staff.; participate with Division Director in planning, implementing, and on-going evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of client care, support services and administrative services; negotiate and enact inter-agency services agreements; provide technical assistance and support to other services providers, and do other work as required. The list established for this recruitment will be used to fill current and future part-time, full-time, temporary, and substitute vacancies during the life of the eligible list.

Employment Standards

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

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health care administration, a public health field, health science, nursing, psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, life sciences or physical sciences, or in a management field, such as public or business administration. Some positions may require a Master's degree pursuant to state law.

AND

Three (3) years of supervisory or management experience in the specific program area to which the position is assigned.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License Requirement: All positions require possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority. Some positions require one of the following licenses or certificate issued by the State of California: Clinical Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Clinical Social Worker, or Marriage Family and Child Counselor. If licensed in another state, State of California licensure must be obtained within eighteen (18) months from the date of employment. Please include any licenses or certificates in your application.

Special Working Conditions: All assignments: Exposure to infections which may cause chronic disease or death may occur in the course of physical intervention to control client behavior and contact with potentially hostile or violent individuals. Juvenile Hall and Acute/Emergency Services assignments: Exposure to noise, such as people yelling. Children's Service assignment: Exposure to disturbing material, such as photos of abused children.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of theories, principles, goals and objectives of health programs and administration; principles, practices, funding sources, laws and regulations, and administrative requirements in the program area to which assigned; principles, practices and techniques of program planning, development and evaluation; principles and procedures of budget preparation and monitoring, including budgets involving grants, contracted services, and State and Federal funding; principles, and techniques of supervision and management; techniques of contract negotiation and monitoring; social, economic, cultural and other issues impacting assigned program area; current developments, community resources, and medical resources in the program to which assigned and information systems and software to support program area.

Ability to: Plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate complex program activities and diverse staff; train, supervise, evaluate the work of a multi-disciplinary professional and technical staff; direct and coordinate program activities; prepare and present a variety of periodic and special reports of both a professional and administrative nature; develop and monitor short and long range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs; identify the need for, and develop proposed changes in current program practices, policies, and procedures; analyze, evaluate and develop specialized programs, grants or contract request; apply accepted management principles and techniques to problems and issues; build coalitions among groups with differing needs and objectives; analyze and evaluate data and information, and make appropriate recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups; communicate effectively in both oral and written forms, and convey complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable manner and use a range of computer software.

Benefits

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years of service. Available after 1 year of service.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off.
HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year.
SICK LEAVE - Six days per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program.
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) – Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.  

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.  

Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation.    

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

                                                                                

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