Assistant Director – Child Support Services

Full-time
County of Ventura
Until Filled

Monthly Salary Range:  $141,964 to $198,770 annually

VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara.  Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees.  The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home".

THE AGENCY
The mission of the Ventura County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is to promote the well-being of children and families by working to ensure that children receive consistent and reliable support from both of their parents.  Our core purpose is to help families thrive.  As an agency we accomplish this by transforming lives through the true power of child support.  Child Support drives powerful outcomes by uniting families in separate households, providing stability for children and allowing parents to focus on dreams, hopes and the well-being of their children

DCSS faithfully upholds the laws relevant to the establishment and collection of child and medical support with commitment to the community by providing services to promote family self-sufficiency. Child support services are delivered to all customers in a professional and courteous manner with the belief that a positive difference can be made in the lives of children by being dedicated to the DCSS mission and performing all duties to the best of our abilities. Staff treats our community and fellow employees with respect, compassion, and dignity, acts with integrity and is impartial in all decisions.

THE POSITION
Appointed by, and under the general direction of the Director of the Ventura County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), the Assistant Director plans, organizes, and directs and manages the day-to-day operations and activities of the DCSS and represents the County's interest on committees regarding child support matters.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience related to administering programs and managing staff including related budgets, policies, and personnel related functions.  He/she will have innovative ideas and strong leadership skills to drive creative solutions in the county's Child Support program.  The ideal candidate will be an experience, resourceful, problem-solving executive and a collaborative, progressive leader.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate initiative, dependability and good judgement.  Experience with Title IV-D of Child Support regulations, programs, policies and guidelines is highly desirable.

The Assistant Director Child Support Services is an at-will classification exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance.

To view the recruitment brochure, go to:  https://goo.gl/NoyUWw 

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Any combination of education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities.
The required knowledge and abilities also can be obtained by progressively responsible experience in a local child support agency or in public social services programs providing services to children and families including at least three (3) years of experience directly involved in managing and/or administering related programs.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid California Drive License.

Experience: 
• Supervising program staff in a public-sector environment; 
• Preparing and monitoring budgets; 
• Establishing policies; 
• Overseeing or being responsible for personnel functions including interviewing and making hiring decisions; 
• Leading organizational development to achieve a diverse and inclusive culture.

DESIRED
Experience in a Department of Child Support Services subject to enforcement under Tile IV-D.
Filing Deadline:  Open until filled.

To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and a cover letter which demonstrates your work experience in a local child support agency or in public social services programs providing services to children and families including at least three (3) years of experience directly involved in managing and/or administering related programs. Include any experience: 
• Supervising program staff in a public-sector environment; 
• Preparing and monitoring budgets; 
• Establishing policies; 
• Overseeing or being responsible for personnel functions including interviewing and making hiring decisions; 
• Leading organizational development to achieve a diverse and inclusive culture; 
• Working in a Department of Child Support Services subject to enforcement under Title IV-D.

Submit in one of the following ways: 
• E-mail your current resume to katie.reynolds@ventura.org; 
• Mail a hard copy resume to Katie Reynolds, County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., L-#1970, Ventura CA 93009. 
• Submit an on-line application at www.ventura.org/jobs and attach your current resume and cover letter to it.
All resumes will be reviewed weekly beginning April 15, 2019, to determine if the stated requirements are met.  All relevant work experience, training and education need to be included to determine eligibility.
 

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