Monterey County encompasses some of California’s most stunning scenery and offers an ideal year round Mediterranean climate. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 400,000 residents and the numerous tourists who visit the area year-round. Monterey County boasts world-renowned attractions such as the spectacular Big Sur Coast, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and the Steinbeck Center.
The Director of Social Services is an at-will position. The Director is responsible for directing all aspects of the social services organization including: planning and directing the Agency operations; developing and administrating the annual budget; providing recommendations, proposals, program requirements and general informational updates to the CAO and Board of Supervisors; and representing the County to various state and county entities regarding social service programs. The new Director will be a highly visible and confident leader who will establish instant credibility as an authority on social services requirements and activities in California. The desired leader will be a passionate and dedicated public servant with a belief and commitment to support those in need, combined with excellent interpersonal skills and an astute political awareness.
Examples of qualifying education and/or equivalent experience include the completion of all coursework leading to a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Public/Business Administration, Social Welfare, Health Administration, Public Policy or a closely related field; or a graduate degree in Health Administration, Public Administration, or related field plus six years of progressive managerial experience. This experience will include at least two years of which involved directing, planning, organizing and coordinating social service programs or equivalent senior-level management experience in a large, public agency. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by March 22, 2019.