Director of Human Services
Salt Lake County

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Post Date: May 18, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $115,000 - $150,000 Annually
Location: US - Utah - Salt Lake City
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Salt Lake County… A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place... it’s our heart and service that bring us together.

Benefits include:

Retirement options for hybrid pension/401(k) or 401(k) only with a 10% contribution
Medical coverage including a 100% county paid premium option-Dental and Vision coverage including coverage for adult designees.
Health Savings account with a county contribution up to $1200/year, Flexible Spending Account
Life Insurance


Directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of all Divisions within the Department of Human Services. Performs/participates high level policy development and implementation. Works in a close confidential relationship with the Elected Official. 


Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Social or Behavioral Science, Business Administration, Public Health, or other closely related field, plus ten (10) years of related experience, of which six (6) years must have been supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience. Education may not be substituted for the required supervisory experience.

Additional minimum qualifications may be dependent upon licensure or certification related to specific job duties and responsibilities. 

Assesses the need for Human Services in the community and allocates the resources to meet those needs.
Establishes policies and procedures for the operation of the Department including monitoring and evaluating Division performance, coordinating personnel, planning, budgeting, contracting, fiscal management, and service delivery.
Coordinates intergovernmental relations with local, State, and Federal government agencies that affect the Department.
Supervises staff, which includes hiring, orienting, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, annual work performance appraisals, and discipline.
Serves as a member of the Mayor's Executive Cabinet and contributes to the administration's strategic plan and direction
Directs and oversees the preparation, justification, and administration of the Department's budget.

This is an appointed, at-will position without tenure and is exempt from the career service system.