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Division Manager - Mental Health, Fresno, CA


County of Fresno

Manager

Fresno, CA

March 20, 2017


COUNTY OF FRESNO
invites applications for the position of:
DIVISION MANAGER - MENTAL HEALTH

SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: 03/20/17
CLOSING DATE: Monday, April 4, 2017 04:00 PM

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

ANNUAL SALARY: $93,000 + DOQ

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY

The Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health is offering a rewarding and challenging opportunity for individuals interested in the position of Division Manager - Mental Health. A Division Manager - Mental Health plans, directs, and manages the day-to-day operations related to behavioral health programs and activities. Responsibilities include coordinating program services with other behavioral health service areas to meet client needs; developing, implementing, and evaluating goals, policies, and procedures; managing the budget; supervising, and developing subordinate staff.

Note: The current vacancy exists in the Clinical Operations - Children's division. However, the eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions as they occur.

Positions in this classification are in MEDICAL GROUP I - Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

SAMPLES OF DUTIES:

The information listed below is meant to serve as samples of job duties and responsibilities for positions in this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed. Consequently, this information does not reflect Essential Functions for any given position in this classification.

  • Plans, directs, manages, and coordinates behavioral health programs and activities.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, coordinates, communicates, and interprets goals, objectives, policies, procedures, standards, programs, and services in collaboration with and to administration, support staff, and the public.
  • Confers with the Director of Behavioral Health and/or Deputy Director(s) of Behavioral Health regarding programs, policies, procedures, and operational problems.
  • Interviews, selects, evaluates, develops, promotes, and supervises subordinate staff; disciplines staff when necessary.
  • Assists with the development, justification, management, and monitoring of program budgets.
  • Represents the department in meetings with the Board of Supervisors, commissions, committees, community agencies, and other public groups at local and state levels.
  • Initiates and monitors contracts with private vendors.
  • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of reports, correspondence, special studies, and research.
  • May prepare recommendations on proposed legislation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing behavioral health;
  • Principles and practices of program and personnel administration in the field of behavioral health;
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision and staff development;
  • Principles of public administration, organization, and management;
  • Effective research methods and resources;
  • Principles and practices of fiscal management and budget administration;
  • Current socio-economic issues affecting County communities;
  • Principles and practices of effective public relations and public speaking;
  • Legislative development processes at the county, state, and federal levels.

Skills/Abilities to:

  • Manage and coordinate multiple programs and services;
  • Effectively monitor budgets, contracts, invoices, and expenditures;
  • Interview, select, train, evaluate, and discipline subordinate staff;
  • Research, compile, analyze and draw sound conclusions on complex issues, proposals, procedures and problems, from statistical and other data;
  • Remain knowledgeable and proficient in behavioral health practices through readings, research, professional organizations, and academic training;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Display effective organizational and time management principles and techniques;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels, as well as with other agencies and the public;
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Demonstrate and maintain a high degree of initiative, maturity, integrity, loyalty, accountability, and good judgment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Note: The minimum qualifications for this recruitment are limited to candidates possessing experience and licensure related to the specific vacant position:

Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time, paid supervisory experience over professional staff. Your application must clearly identify supervisory experience over professional staff.

Substitution: Possession of a master's degree that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

License: Valid State of California license as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse, Professional Clinical Counselor or Psychologist.

Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent, may be required.

TO PREVENT THE DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE NOTE:

  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
  • This position requires possession of a valid California Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse, Professional Clinical Counselor or Psychologist license. Please provide your applicable license number on your application. Failure to list this information will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Please fully list your education/work experience; including current position. Failure to list current, complete and accurate education/work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date and time of this recruitment. You may either attach a copy to your application; fax a copy to (559) 455-4788, Attn: Keisha Ammonds; or hand deliver a copy to our office.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Depending on the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for the process listed below:

  • Oral Examination - An oral examination includes a panel consisting of at least two members within a similar field of expertise as the vacancy. Candidates are asked structured questions and must respond orally to allow the panel to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.

Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list, effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up to an additional 12 months), and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Fresno County Employment Application (must be current and complete, amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Supplemental Questionnaire.

Applications must be submitted online only via our website by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, in person, email or fax will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for this recruitment must be submitted online only. The online application may be found at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fresnoca.

Open Job Information Flyer and click "Apply" to begin the online application process. Failure to complete the job application or failure to follow the application instructions will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.

Once the filing deadline has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index/fresnoca

Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility to notify Human Resources of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. mail from Human Resources are not forwarded ("Return Service" is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).

The County of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, generic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, examination or selection process may contact Human Resources at (559) 600-1830 at least five days prior to the scheduled date or deadline.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Analyst: Keisha Ammonds

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County of Fresno, Human Resources
Employment Services Division
2220 Tulare St., 14th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 600-1830
HREmploymentServices@co.fresno.ca.us
Position #17-0053 DIVISION MANAGER - MENTAL HEALTH
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DIVISION MANAGER - MENTAL HEALTH Supplemental Questionnaire

*1.Do you have at least three (3) years of full-time, paid supervisory work experience over professional staff?
Yes No

*2.If you answered "yes" in the previous question, please include your job title, company title, job title of professional staff you led, and duration of working in a supervisory capacity. (e.g. Business Manager - ABC Management Company - Accountants - 3 years). Otherwise, indicate "N/A" in the area below.

*3.This position requires possession of a valid California Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse, Professional Clinical Counselor or Psychologist license. Please provide your applicable license number below. Failure to list this information will result in the disqualification of your application.

* Required Question


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