The County of Santa Cruz in Northern California is searching for an Assistant Health Services Agency Director.
Filing Deadline: 3/25/2016 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $138,778 to $185,973
Beautiful Coastal Community
Excellent Quality of Life Environment
Application Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2016
The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a strong, innovative leader with clinical, program, policy and administrative skills to fill the Assistant Health Services Agency Director position. Under general direction of the Health Services Agency Director the incumbent assists in the planning, administering, managing, and monitoring of the services for the Agency. The incumbent will be assuming full responsibilities as back up to the Health Services Agency Director and will possess strong working knowledge of the core programs and services delivered in the public sector and healthcare in general. As the second in command at the Health Services Agency the incumbent may work directly with State and Federal government agencies, the Board of Supervisors, the County Administrative Office and key community health partners to promote and protect the health of the community.
The Health Services Agency is one of the largest departments in the County system with over 500 employees and partners with numerous non-profit and for-profit community agencies to provide a full spectrum of services to the residents of Santa Cruz County. The Agency directly provides primary care and specialty health care services in three Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), which include laboratories, radiology services, community mental health and substance use disorder services, environmental health services and public health services including emergency medical services. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Agency has successfully opened a brand new Behavioral Health Center to provide around-the-clock crisis intervention and stabilization services as well as an inpatient psychiatric health facility. In addition, our FQHC’s have expanded their capacity to provide integrated behavioral health, primary care and dental services to the community including the homeless population. The Agency has been the largest funder to support the countywide Healthy Kids and MediCruz programs which provide health insurance and health care services to the low income and uninsured population regardless of legal documentation status. The Agency is a member of the First 5 Commission, the County’s managed care Medi-Cal health plan commission, the Santa Cruz Health Improvement Partnership, several state, local and regional water boards and commissions, and many other boards and commissions. The Agency collaborates with these organizations to help fulfill the mission of protecting and promoting the health of the community. The Agency’s FQHC’s have successfully obtained national recognition as Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Additionally, the Agency has completed a five year strategic plan for mental health and substance use disorder services and is currently working with the community to pursue national public health accreditation and implementation of the 1115 Waiver’s Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System.
THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz County has approximately 270,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year. Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theatre, music, art as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, and biking, offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour’s drive away. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz County one of California’s most desirable living areas.
Candidates must submit answers to the supplemental application questions, resume, and a County application.
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/763354
Or mail/deliver the completed application to:
Santa Cruz County Personnel Department
701 Ocean Street, Room 310
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.
Applications will meet the final filing date if received in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016. For more information please call Nisha Patel, Employment Services Manager at (831) 454-2600.
TDD/TTY: 711. Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process.
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