Mental Health Services Facility Manager (#RM1130)
$52.76-$64.12 Hourly / $9,144.31-$11,114.96 Monthly / $109,731.74-$133,379.61 Yearly


Under general direction, directs and administers the County's acute Psychiatric Health Facility; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An incumbent in this single position management class in Mental Health Services, a division of Behavioral Health Services, serves as the licensed clinical director and administrator of the inpatient facility program.


  • Plans, develops and implements policies, procedures and programs of the Mental Health Service's 24-hour inpatient program; establishes program goals and objectives; ensures health quality standards for inpatient care are in accordance with state and federal regulations and licensing agencies; ensures a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees.
  • Evaluates, plans, and administers programs to assure appropriate and adequate treatment of patients; develops and assists in preparation of treatment programs.
  • Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates professional, nursing, technical, and para-professional staff; develops, recommends and implements training and staff development programs.
  • Directs, through unit supervisors, scheduling of program staff to assure 24-hour patient care and treatment coverage.
  • Directs multi-disciplinary staff teams; coordinates clinical services with support services; serves as liaison with medical staff assigned to inpatient psychiatric duties.
  • Directs and coordinates the preparation and presentation of reports and correspondence; directs administrative and planning meetings.


Experience:  Four years of administrative or progressively responsible clinical experience in a mental health program, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


Licenses:  Possession of a valid California license as defined in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Article 1. 77012 for either:  1) Clinical Social Worker, or 2) Marriage, Family and Child Counselor; or 3) Psychologist; or 4) Psychiatrist; AND 5) possession of a valid California driver’s license.         


Principles and practices of mental health inpatient care in California; principles of 24-hour care programs including current trends in mental health treatment with special emphasis on psychiatric health facility treatment approach; principles and practices of effective management and personnel administration; organizational structure methods and procedures; methods of gathering, organizing and presenting data; basic computer and modern office automation technology and pertinent software programs; effective public relations; laws, rules and regulations related to community mental health care in California.


Manage and  direct the activities of a 24-hour care psychiatric inpatient treatment program; interpret and apply rules and regulations governing and limiting patient care treatment activities; supervise and direct the work of staff; develop, implement and adjust staffing schedules; operate computers and related software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of public and private officials and the general public; communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.


Mobility-Frequent sitting for long periods; operate a data entry device; some walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing; driving; Lifting-Frequent lifting of 5 pounds or less; occasional lifting of 5-30 pounds; Visual-Constant need for good, overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent need for color perception and use of hand/eye coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking-Frequent need to hear normal speech, talk/hear on the telephone and talk in person;  Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact; public speaking; deal with emergency situations; occasional exposure to trauma, grief, or death; Special Requirements-May require working weekends/nights; working alone; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RM1130; EST: 10/14/1981; REV: 6/8/2006;