Service Centers Branch Director
County of Yolo Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Service Center Branch
County of Yolo, California
Annual Salary: $152,464 — $185,328 DOE/DOQ
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The County of Yolo is seeking an energetic and engaging Branch Director to lead the Service Center (SC) Branch of the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). The Branch Director will lead our organization’s revolutionary efforts to increase critical access to employment and medical care. The Branch is making major strides in lifting people from surviving to thriving in Yolo County, and the Branch Director will guide staff as they champion these exciting changes. We are seeking a highly motivated leader who is passionate about inspiring and rejuvenating our hardworking employees. Ideally, the Branch Director will be a bilingual Spanish-speaker with a background in, or knowledge of, the welfare system’s impact on our community. They will be fiscally savvy with experience managing large budgets and sizeable teams. As a key figurehead within our organization, you will play a pivotal role in elevating our services and ensuring application compliance while taking care of our team with a warm and engaging leadership style. The Branch Director will oversee seven direct reports, 266 indirect reports, and have oversight of a Branch budget of $100 million.
THE JOB & THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Branch Director will lead the Service Center (SC) Branch of the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) to carry out the vision of ensuring that Yolo County residents are safe, healthy, productive, and economically secure. The Branch Director also holds the title of County Welfare Director and serves as the Member Representative of the CalSAWS program for Yolo County. This role will represent the County in board meetings, County welfare meetings, and when networking with nonprofit directors in the community. The Branch Director reports directly to the Agency Director of Health and Human Services and oversees the Service Centers Branch programs, staff, and budget. They monitor and control expenditures, prepare analytical and statistical reports, and monitor all relevant legislative activities. Above all, the Branch Director ensures that staff feels supported and receives training and development in their respective roles.
The ideal candidate for Branch Director loves working with people. They are a warm, genuine, and engaging leader, making sure that every staff member feels comfortable coming to them with questions or concerns. As the figurehead of their Department, they clearly communicate expectations and information regarding policies and procedures. They exercise independent judgment when resolving issues internally or when handling complaints. They are also a problem solver who is highly flexible to change.