Program Manager - Preschool Services*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Sep 06, 2023
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $75,316.80 - $103,688.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job


The Preschool Services Department (PSD) is recruiting for a PSD Program Manager who plans, organizes, and directs the activities for PSD programs throughout San Bernardino County. Program Managers have responsibility for program planning, implementation and management through subordinate supervisors, and assuring the delivery of services within prescribed program standards and funding.

Official Title: PSD Program Manager

For more detailed information, view the PSD Program Manager job description.


1) Must possess an official photo identification card.
2) Must be able to lift and carry a small child (up to 50 lbs) as needed/in the event of an emergency. Other physical demands include: sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, twisting, grasping, fine manipulation, pushing/pulling, reaching, stooping, using smell and touch, working outside and vision and hearing.
3) Must pass a pre-employment physical including a tuberculosis test and required immunizations (SB792).
4) Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be maintained for the individual providing the transportation.
*(Remote/telework not available for this position.)


Job offers are contingent upon passing a background investigation which includes a fingerprint check and search of the Child Abuse Index before appointment. If an individual has been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, the individual cannot work or be present in any community care facility unless they request and subsequently obtain a criminal record exemption from the Community Care Licensing Division, Care Provider Management Bureau (CPMB). With the exception of minor traffic violations, all convictions, including misdemeanors, felonies, and convictions occurring a long time ago, require an exemption. CPMB also examines arrest records to determine if there is a possible danger to clients. Crimes against children and convictions of a violent nature, such as sex offenses, murder, manslaughter, arson, and robbery are crimes for which an exemption cannot be issued. (Health & Safety Code section 1596.871)

Minimum Requirements

Must possess two (2) years of full-time equivalent supervisory or management experience in a preschool, school district, or social services setting which includes responsibility for interpreting/enforcing relevant laws, rules and regulations AND supervisory experience that involves hiring, conducting evaluations, and disciplinary action.

EXPERIENCE OPTION 2 Must possess two (2) years of full-time equivalent supervisory or management experience which includes responsibility for program planning and coordinating the delivery of behavioral health, disabilities, and family engagement AND supervisory experience that involves hiring, conducting evaluations, and disciplinary action.

PERMIT Must possess and maintain a valid/active CA Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

EDUCATION Must possess a completed/awarded bachelor's degree in Business/Public Administration, Education, Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services or other closely related field.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION (Must be attached): A copy of the required valid/active CA Child Development Program Director Permit, a legible copy of transcripts (unofficial are accepted) AND a copy of the degree .
Required documentation MUST be attached to your application or submitted via fax to (909) 387-5819 Attn: Program Manager-Preschool Services or email to Subject: Program Manager-Preschool Services. Failure to provide the requested documents at the time of application submittal may result in disqualification of the application.

IMPORTANT NOTES: All work experience must be clearly detailed and demonstrated on the application AND supplemental questionnaire to ensure qualifications are properly considered (resumes are not reviewed). All information must be current and up to date.

EDUCATION Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. (Must be attached if applicable.) Click here for more information on evaluation services.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Master's Degree in one of the fields noted above
  • Experience in a Head Start or federally funded preschool program
  • Organizational management, fiscal administration, and monitoring experience
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Experience determining program eligibility for federal or state funded programs is desirable (ERSEA)
  • Experience with compliance and/or interpretation of Title II or Title V
  • Experience with program planning and coordinating the delivery of behavioral health, disabilities and family engagement is highly desirable

Selection Process

Examination Procedure :
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore, it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure :
Complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time .

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance , please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.
ADA Accommodation:
If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.
Veterans' Preference:
Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

For important information on employment processes and submitting job applications, see links below: Guide to Completing a County Job Application
Applicant Information and the County Employment Process
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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