Deputy Director of Human Services Agency

  • Merced County Human Services Agency
  • Merced, California
  • Sep 12, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $9,356.53 - $11,384.53 Monthly

Job Description

Position Information

Deputy Director of Human Services Agency Advertisement

Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, direct, and manage a branch of the County Human Services Agency, including fiscal management, branch personnel management, program planning and evaluation, public and political relations; to act for the Director of Human Services, when delegated; and perform related work as required.

This is a multiple assistant executive management position in the County Human Services Agency with responsibility for managing and directing the functions of a specified branch.

The current vacancy is for the Deputy Director of Adult and Aging Services. This branch includes Adult Protective Services, the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP), Area Agency on Aging, In Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Congregate and Home Delivered Meals, Obudsman, Information and Referral Services and other related programs.

The position reports to the Agency Director, but operates with a large degree of independence and is also expected to work collaboratively with the other Branch Deputy Directors.

The person assuming this job would also be expected to be able to potentially assume other Deputy roles.

Please note: The Deputy Director of the Human Services Agency is an at-will class and serves at the pleasure of the Director of the Human Services Agency.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: At least four (4) years of responsible program experience above journey level in social services, eligibility and grant determination, employment and training or administrative and staff services work in areas such as personnel, administrative analysis, accounting, auditing, budgeting, or data processing. Two (2) years of this experience must have been in a full time supervisory capacity.
Two (2) years of experience performing duties comparable to those of the California Interagency Merit System class of Program Manager I. Or, one (1) year performing duties comparable to the California Interagency Merit System class of Program Manager II will fulfill the experience requirement.

In addition to the experience patterns above, candidates must also have:

Education: A graduate degree in Public Administration or Business Administration or a Master's degree in social work or a Master's degree from a two (2) year counseling program. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis).

Supplemental Information

  • A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check.
  • Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information.?
If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.

If you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form.

PLEASE NOTE:Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists.

For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served:
1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods:
  • Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992
  • Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976
2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia.

A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CalHR MSS for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits.

Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College.
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