Senior Social Services Supervisor

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $76,897.60 - $103,251.20 Annually USD

Job Description


In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increase on the following date:
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

This recruitment is open to the public. It will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open until the needs of the County are met. The current vacancies are with the Social Services Agency.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

This recruitment will establish an Open eligible list and will be used to fill current and future Senior Social Services Supervisor vacancies. The eligible list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the County of Orange.


Administering a number of human services programs, the County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) is composed of four business divisions and over 4,000 dedicated employees, providing human services to an average of one-fourth of all Orange County residents. SSA operates under the policy direction of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the California Health and Human Services Agency. SSA is responsible for planning, implementing and operating many of the social services programs provided by the County of Orange.

Funding for programs comes primarily from Federal, State and County sources. SSA's budget is approximately $1 billion, with fiduciary responsibility for an additional $4 billion in services provided as a result of programs it administers.

SSA is composed of the following four divisions: Assistance Programs; Children and Family Services; Family Self-Sufficiency & Adult Services; and Administrative Services. Our mission is to deliver quality services that are accessible and responsive to the community, encourage personal responsibility, strengthen individuals, preserve families, and protect vulnerable adults and children.

Click here to learn more about the Social Services Agency.

Click here to learn more about the County of Orange.

Senior Social Services Supervisors are responsible for supervising and training staff; planning, developing, and coordinating the workload of staff; and the development of complex social services programs which provide for the welfare of children, elder and dependent adults, or public conservatees.


The ideal candidate will possess a Master's degree in Social Work, Psychological Counseling, Gerontology, or closely related behavioral science. Moreover, the ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and/or experience in the following:

  • Successfully leading a team or unit through coaching, mentoring, rewarding, and guiding staff through changes in workload, priorities, and legal mandates
  • Utilizing principles and techniques of supervision relating to training, direction, and evaluation of staff
  • Accurately interpreting and applying relevant data, policy, and procedure to achieve desired results and focused on achieving Agency goals
  • Analyzing problems and proposing solutions within available resources while dealing with multiple priorities
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing


Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Senior Social Services Supervisor classification.

For some Programs, a Master of Social Work Degree may be required.
Candidates will be required to undergo a background clearance check from California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and Community Care Licensing (CCL) and must successfully clear prior to the start of their employment. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Areas considered in the background check include conviction history, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts) if applicable. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.) In addition, a Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) background clearance check may be required. CACI is a repository of child abuse investigation reports managed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that contains information related to substantiated cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental/emotional abuse, and/or severe neglect of a child.

The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for candidates who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. Click here for a description of the physical and mental requirements, which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Candidates are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed below for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Veterans Employment Preference

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Structured Oral Interview | SOI (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral interview panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination or testing as follows:

  • Workers, who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
  • Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted, they will be required to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

Email Notification
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

Frequently Asked Questions

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Linda Crater at (714) 245-6123 or .

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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