Behavioral Health Director

County of Tuolumne

Tuolumne County is looking for a Director of Behavioral Health.  The County seeks a leader with passion, experience, vision, and dedication to serving our community.  The successful candidate will be a behavioral health professional with expertise implementing behavioral health and recovery services and overseeing a multi-million dollar budget with complex and blended funding sources.  The Director also manages significant community and provider contracts.  Our ideal candidate is a collaborator, innovator, and team builder.


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The Behavioral Health Department is part of the Human Services Agency.  Our Agency’s Departments include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Social Services
  • Public Health
  • Veterans Services Office
  • Ambulance Services


Behavioral Health Department:

Behavioral Health provides integrated mental health services to children, adults, and older adults with a serious mental illness, and we provide outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and prevention services. We provide these services through a system of both community-based and county-operated services. Our Department has a strong emphasis on partnering with consumers and families, providing culturally competent services, and is dedicated to serving those most vulnerable in our community.  Our mission is to provide respectful, culturally sensitive, and strength-based behavioral health services that provide wellness, self-sufficiency, and recovery from mental illness and/or addiction.



The Behavioral Health Director is a passionate, experienced visionary who is dedicated to serving our community.  This position reports to the Director of the Human Services Agency or Assistant Agency Director and oversees an approximately $11 million budget, with a department staff of 68.  The successful candidate will have expertise implementing complex behavioral health and recovery services and overseeing a multi-million dollar budget with blended funding streams. The Director will manage significant community and provider contracts and is a successful collaborator with our internal and external partners.  This position officially serves as the County’s Mental Health Director, Alcohol and Drug Administrator, and Head of Service.




Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Required licenses and certifications include the following:

  • Possession of a current and valid license in Social Work; Psychology; Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, or a related field.
  • Must have one of the six criteria identified by California Administrative Code Title 9 section 620; CLICK HERE TO READ THE SIX CRITERIA
  • Must successfully complete a background, drug screen, and reference check process.
  • Possession of a California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.



  • Salary: $124,370—$151,830 per year
  • Retirement: CALPERS Tier is dependent upon hire date or prior service/reciprocity.
  • Cafeteria Program: $1,100—$1,869 contributed towards health benefits, or $500.00 cash out option per month
  • Life Insurance: County-paid $100,000 life insurance policy
  • Personal Leave: 80 hours management leave and 180 hours personal leave, increases with years of service
  • Holidays: Eleven (11) paid holidays per year
  • Deferred Compensation: Multiple plan providers available, including CalPERS.


HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration please apply by July 7, 2017

Please send your cover letter and resume to: (All applicants invited to interview will be asked to complete a County application)


Interview Timeline: Mark your calendar for these Important Dates:

  • Week of July 24 – 28, 2017 Interviews – exact date to be determined.


Tuolumne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities.