Director of Employment and Human Services
Contra Costa County

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Post Date: Dec 06, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $211,774-$257,413 annually DOQ
Location: US - California - Martinez
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Located in northern California, Contra Costa County extends from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay to San Joaquin County. With a population of just over 1 million, the County is among the 10 most populous counties in California and home to one of the State’s most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations. Contra Costa is home to numerous attractions, including wildlife refuges, state parks, historic sites, and a variety of museums. The wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, picturesque seaside communities such as Carmel and Monterey, and the Sierra Lake Tahoe region are all within driving distance.

The Director of Employment & Human Services operationally reports to the CAO, with the Board of Supervisors serving as the appointing authority for the position. The Director is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing all public assistance activities and human services provided by EHSD. This includes 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 human service programs. The return of staff members to the workplace following the pandemic requirement to work from home, and mandatory vaccination requirements for employment are immediate focus for this role. Ongoing financial considerations will also be a compelling issue as program budgets have been augmented by ARPA funds in providing additional critical services for the community. ARPA will sunset in 2024 requiring alternative methods to address this diminishing funding stream for those community needs. Expanding organizational capacity remains a priority.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, social services, business/public administration, finance, or a closely related field along with six or more years of experience as a county Human Services Director or Assistant/Deputy Director, or an equivalent classification, with increasing responsibility for the administration of a diverse public human services program or organization. A Master’s degree may be substituted for two years of qualifying administrative experience.

To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by January 3, 2022.

Contact Details
Name: Paul Kimura
State/Province: California
Country: United States
Ph: 408-399-4424