Social Services Administrator-Child Welfare Services

Recruitment #18-147300-01


Protecting the Children of Solano County and strengthening their families  


The mission of Health and Social Services is to promote cost-effective services that safeguard the physical, emotional, and social well being of the people of Solano County. Health and Social Services provides services that focus on our customers and that deal with the whole person. We are committed to working closely with our customers, finding out what our customers need, and providing quality services that ensure our customers are treated with respect. Our services are accessible to residents throughout Solano County and we encourage our County's residents to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Our award-winning, integrated services are designed to work collaboratively with the community and our partners to make Solano County the best place to live, learn and play.

Child Welfare Services Division   

The mission of Solano County Child Welfare Services Division is to protect children from abuse and neglect by strengthening their families or finding safe, permanent homes so that they can grow into healthy, productive adults.  To accomplish our mission, we will be working with our community partners.   

To learn more about the Health and Social Services Department, and the services we provide to the children and families in Solano County, please visit our website

The Position

Solano County is seeing an experienced public service professional to serve as the Social Services Administrator- Child Welfare Services. The Social Services Administrator- Child Welfare Services plans, organizes and directs one or more major specialized public Social Services programs and assists the Deputy Director in division administration; serves as a member of the department's management team.

This class is characterized by the responsibility for the management of one or more social services programs and for assisting the Deputy Director in planning and organizing overall operations.  This class is distinguished from other management positions in the department in that incumbents manage large or multiple programs through subordinate program managers.  This class is distinguished from the Deputy Director in that the latter is responsible for management of an entire division and reports directly to the Department Director.

The successful candidate for this position will have a demonstrated track record in providing leadership skills, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work effectively to foster positive working relationships in a Child Welfare Social Services Program.

The ideal candidate will have a professional history working with Child Welfare Services that demonstrates the following experience and competencies: 

¨ Strong leadership skills and a track record of excellence and dedication to meeting program objectives and quality initiatives

¨ Experience managing multiple programs in a fast paced environment

¨ Experience working with local and state agencies, including local community organizations

¨ Experience interpreting and implementing laws, rules, regulations, polices, and procedures pertaining to the operations and provision of Child Welfare Services

¨ Ability to perform complex policy analysis, implementation and evaluation

¨ Experience with contract negotiations, monitoring, and development

¨ Experience working with complex budgets and knowledge of social service funding


Position Requirements:

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in the delivery of community Social Services that includes direct program management and supervision of professional staff coupled with experience in public administration including budget preparation, program planning/evaluation and supervision

Education  A Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or university preferably with a major in Social Work, Business or Public Administration or a related field. A Master's degree in Social Work preferred.     

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Depending on assignment, candidates for positions in this class may be required to possess a master's degree in social work and a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker license issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.  Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver's license may be required.  

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n Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2018 calendar year is $1,520.73 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

n Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

n Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.


n The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.                        


n Vacation is accrued at approximately 15 days per year for the first 10 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year. Effective July 1 of each year, 80 hours of administrative leave off is granted. Any employee incumbent in an eligible position for less than a full fiscal year shall be eligible for a pro-rata lump sum number of Administrative Leave hours at a rate of 3.0769 hours times the number of full pay periods remaining in the fiscal year. Employees working in regular positions on a less than full-time basis shall accrue Administrative Leave on a pro rata basis, proportional to the number of authorized hours employed.


n Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.  Employees may receive credit for prior years of service employed with California cities, counties, joint power authorities, and other special districts as approved by the Director of Human Resources and the County Administrator.


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Selection Process

05/21/18 – Deadline to submit application and required documents.

05/22/18 – Tentative week for scoring supplemental questions.

06/04/18–Tentative date for oral board exam for most qualified applicants.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Social Services Administrator- Child Welfare Services) and the recruitment number (18-147300-01).  If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Selection Plan

05/21/2018 Final Filing Date- Deadline to submit documents
---TBD---- Oral Board

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (2016): 431,498

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.