Director Human Services Agency


Director Human Services Agency
County of Ventura, California                 
$168,813.28 - $236,361.76 Annually, plus benefits
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."’
 One of the County of Ventura's largest agencies, the Human Services Agency provides public services that promote self-sufficiency, health, and well-being for more than one of every four County residents. Human Services Agency programs ensure the protection of children, the elderly and dependent adults, and provide a safety net for individuals and families who need assistance with basic necessities such as food, housing, and health care. The Human Services Agency also helps youth and adults secure employment through education, training, job search skills, and job placement.
Appointed by the County Executive Officer, with the concurrence of the Board of Supervisors, plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Human Services Agency; enlists community interest in and support of Human Services Agency objectives to the public; represents the County's interest before legislative bodies and committees on human services matters.
This position is responsible for operation of an expanding, integrated social services delivery system, including responsibility for the County public assistance and social services programs. This classification is exempt from Civil Service.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Extensive experience leading and administering a large team in a large and complex organization.
- Exceptional analytical skills, including the use of data-driven methodology and financial strategy to best navigate complex, changing landscapes.
- Impressive interpersonal and communication skills, including presenting information to executive leadership for decision-making.
- Exemplary leadership skills required to develop, coach, empower, motivate, and manage staff.
- A strong and enduring commitment to continuous improvement through business process re-engineering, implementation of new technology, organizational change management, and adherence to best practices. 

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To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume, cover letter and answers to the supplemental questions.
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Submit an on-line application and attachments (resume and cover letter) at 
Resumes, cover letters and responses to the supplemental questions will be screened based on the criteria outlined in the job bulletin.
For further information about this recruitment and to apply online, visit our website at   For additional inquiries, contact Jessica Ruiz by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.

First Review of Resumes: The week of March 23, 2020
FILING DEADLINE:  This recruitment accepts resumes on a continuous basis until sufficient qualified resumes are received to meet business needs.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.