Director of Administrative Services

County of Santa Cruz

Salary: $140,982 – 188,864 Annually

Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!

The County of Santa Cruz has an exciting new opportunity - Director of Administrative Services! We are seeking a qualified professional with broad experience in administration and operations.

The Health Services Agency Director of Administrative Services is expected to be a strategic thought partner, and report to the Health Services Agency Director who is accountable for an annual operation budget of approximately $169 million and over 550 County employees. The Agency has a long history of successful partnerships with its internal and external stakeholders. Working collaboratively and creatively, the Agency partners with its staff, contract providers, other county departments, the County Organized Health Systems (COHS), local hospitals, Countywide safety net clinics and other community health leaders and providers to provide mandated and essential public health, environmental health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Low Income Health program, and behavioral health services.

The Health Services Agency Director of Administrative Services will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the County Health Services Agency continues to enhance its quality programming and increased capacity to meet public sector demands for the Affordable Care Act activities as well as the State Realignment programs. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact Agency.


The County’s natural beauty spans from its coastal beaches to its redwood forests. The County also has excellent shopping throughout the local communities and features a lively downtown area in the City of Santa Cruz and Capitola.

The ideal Mediterranean climate features low humidity with a typical 300 days of sunshine a year. Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theater, music, art, as well as golfing, surfing, hiking and biking offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour away. These elements of high-quality living make Santa Cruz one of California’s most desirable areas. 


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