Health Services Agency Director

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Post Date: Sep 16, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $196,144 – 262,766
Location: US - California - Santa Cruz
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SALARY: $196,144 – 262,766

The County of Santa Cruz seeks an inclusive, engaged, and communicative Health Services Agency Director to lead our health services programs that promote, protect, and ensure access to services to support the health, recovery, and well-being of all in Santa Cruz County. The Director will be an experienced professional who has extensive experience in the public health and/or behavioral health programs and services, and have demonstrated experience overseeing multi-million dollar, complex, budgetary funding streams. This leader will cultivate a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and finds ways to connect with marginalized communities and removes barriers to healthcare access. The successful candidate will be strategic, a relationship builder, politically savvy, and an exceptional advocate for those we serve. The ideal candidate will look for ways to improve programs and access to services through listening and understanding. Apply today to become a part of our Santa Cruz County executive team and help us achieve our mission to be an open and responsive government, that delivers quality, data-driven services that strengthen our community and enhance opportunity.

See our full recruitment brochure:

The Health Services Agency Director is an at-will position reporting to the County Administrative Officer, with 8 direct, and approximately 640 staff, and a recommended budget of approximately $202 million (fiscal year 21-22). This position is responsible for the overall policy, programs, goals, and success of the department and has an in-depth understanding of the social and economic challenges that impact social determinants of public, mental, and environmental health. This position has a strategic and critical role in collaborating with emergency management departments and professionals, cities, foundations, committees, community-based organizations, businesses, educational institutions, and the community-at-large to set local priorities. The HSA Director will set the vision, oversee the design, performance and outcomes of programs, and provide administrative oversight of personnel, finance, MIS, and facilities.

Employment Standards
o        Four years of broad and extensive, high level administrative or management experience that would demonstrate possession or application of the knowledges and abilities listed in job specification which must have included at least two years of experience in a public health agency or administrative work related to health care programs.
o        Possession of a valid California driver license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
o        A Master's degree in health administration or a related field is desirable but not required.

Salary: $196,144 – 262,766
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The filing period for this position is open until filled. For first round consideration, apply by October 12, 2021; candidates are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.
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The ideal candidate will bring extensive experience as a health services professional, serve as a voice for the health care needs in our community, and be a creative and innovative problem solver. We need a forward thinking, politically savvy, communicative, and collaborative executive partner, leader and communicator who removes barriers and supports and empowers staff.

Interviews may be virtual or in person (to be determined at a later date) and take place on November 8th and 9th; candidates will need to be available for both days.

Contact Details
Name: Wendi Brown
Ph: 5416640376