Workforce Services Director
Contra Costa County

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Post Date: Jun 20, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $131,795 - $168,207 annually
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 Workforce Services Director (WSD) reports to the Director of Employment & Human Services Department and heads the largest bureau in the department. The WSD oversees a management team consisting of a Deputy Director and eight bureau managers leading a staff of approximately 780 employees located at four major district offices in Antioch, Hercules, Pleasant Hill, and Richmond, along with one satellite office in Brentwood. This bureau administers Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, and CalFresh programs along with related services for employment & training, childcare programs, transportation services, and various housing and homeless programs. The new WSD will be expected to optimize resource allocation by incorporating technology solutions, solid project management approaches, and data analysis to ensure the proper allocation of staffing levels most effectively.

Strong administration, budgeting & fiscal skills, and an inclusive, collaborative, and relationship-based management style are essential attributes for this assignment. This position requires five or more years of professional experience in program management, financial management, and/or administrative oversight in a public social/human service or health service agency with at least three of those years in a supervisory or management capacity. A Bachelor’s degree in related field is required and a Master’s degree is highly desirable. 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 July 15, 2022.

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