County of Ventura
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description


$315,408.53 - $441,571.94 Annually, plus Benefits

View the Brochure for Director Health Care Agency

What We Offer

The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.  Aside from our base salary range, an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:

  • General Salary Increase (GSI) -  A GSI of 2.00% effective December 22, 2024
  • Car Allowance - up to $575 monthly.
  • Pay-for-performance Plan - Up to $80,000 annually (Sec. 623)
  • Educational Incentive - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate degree.
  • Executive Annual Leave - 248 hours earned per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service, to 328 hours after 10 years of service, and to 368 hours after 15 years of service. *Credit for prior public service may be considered (Sec. 616A).
  • Deferred Compensation - Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions. Effective February 9, 2024 (and annually thereafter in the third pay period of subsequent years), eligible employees meeting the criteria in Sec. 1907 of the Management Resolution will receive two percent (2%) of their annualized compensation contribution towards their 401(k) account. 
  • Flexible Credit Allowance - This is a bi-weekly amount available to Regular employees for the purpose of purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans. Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
  • Health Plans Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $23,530 annually.  
  • Pension Plan - Participation in the County's defined pension plan. If eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems such as CalPERS. 
  • Holidays - 12 paid days per year in addition to an annual floating holiday. 

The County
From rolling hills to sweeping ocean views, Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 30 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. The near perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees and a wonderful quality of life are a few of the reasons many of the 802,983 residents call Ventura County "home."  Ventura has a diverse economic base from tourism to high-tech enterprises in beautifully planned communities, making the region one of the safest in Southern California.
Health Care Agency
The Health Care Agency is the largest department in the County of Ventura and employs approximately 3,600 people; 1,100 of those in direct patient-care positions. The Health Care Agency is a comprehensive healthcare system that encompasses the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC), Santa Paula Hospital, 24 primary care clinics, 11 specialty care clinics, Ambulatory Care, the Public Health Department, and the Behavioral Health Department.  VCMC is also home to the top-rated (by Doximity and U.S. News & World Report) Family Medicine Residency Program in the United States and achieved an “All Cases” meritorious award for surgical care. It is also a West County Level II Trauma Center.

Director Health Care Agency

Reporting to the County Executive Officer (CEO) and working closely with the Board of Supervisors (Board) and the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) Oversight Committee, the Director Health Care Agency is responsible for the planning, implementation, and administration of all policies, programs, and services related to the County of Ventura Health Care Agency, which is a comprehensive system including the Ventura County Medical Center, Santa Paula hospital, and affiliated clinics; Ambulatory Care; Mental Health; Public Health; and the Ventura County Health Care Plan.

The Successful Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, highly-motivated executive with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for providing the highest quality of healthcare services.  This individual will also have a demonstrated track record of establishing successful relationships among a variety of stakeholders, along with extensive experience, either as a practitioner or in an administrative role, working in a comprehensive medical system, including inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and mental and public health facilities and services. The ideal candidate will value and practice initiatives that support diversity, equity, inclusion and unity. Candidates should be familiar with and well-versed in California's 2020 Waiver program. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess strong financial and business acumen.

Director Health Care Agency is an at-will classification which is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance.  The incumbent will receive Management benefits and is exempt from overtime compensation.

To learn more about what it’s like to work for Ventura County and additional details on what we offer, click here Ventura County Lifestyle

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in, business administration or other closely related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in health care management, experience in an executive or administrative capacity, preferably in a public medical agency.
An advanced degree in a related field is highly desired. Five (5) years of experience in a senior management or administrative capacity, with accountability for planning, organizing and implementing health care or related initiatives and associated staff for a large organization with diverse line operations.
Significant experience managing large health care and administrative teams; ability to present both medical and business topics to large audiences; ability to write clearly and to various levels of customers.
A graduate level degree in business administration, finance, health care management or closely related field with experience in both public and private sectors; PMP accreditation, and Six Sigma Green Belt accreditation are highly desired.


To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and a cover letter that illustrates examples of your experience with all of the following:

  • Your experience with health care administration or systems and your accomplishments as a leader.
  • Your experience managing programs you developed including the operational budget, administration, and scope of the work.
  • Your contribution to strategic plan development.
  • Any process quality improvement or fiscal management initiatives you led and the outcome.
  • Your experience leading and managing staff, including the titles, sizes, and functions of staff you have supervised.

    If interested, you may do one of the following:

Resume Evaluation
The first review of resumes is anticipated to be the week of March 25,2024, to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met.  All relevant work experience, training and education need to be included in order to determine eligibility.
Interview Process
Following a structured evaluation of the resumes, the most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview.  The top candidates, as determined by the panel, will then be invited to a second interview with County executive management.  The interviews may be consolidated into one process or expanded into multiple interviews contingent upon the size and quantity of the candidate pool.

The County of Ventura is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.


For further information about this recruitment, please contact Monika Maine by email Monika.Maine@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.