Organization: County of Fresno
Category: Deputy Director
Location: Fresno, CA
Date Job Posted: September 16, 2022
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COUNTY OF FRESNO
invites applications for the position of:
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Salary: See Position Description
Opening Date: 09/08/22
Closing Date: 10/6/2022 4:00 PM Pacific
Scheduled Salary Increase:
3% effective 9/19/22
ANNUAL SALARY: $131,170
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY
The Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health has an excellent career opportunity available for the position of Deputy Director of Behavioral Health. The Deputy Director of Behavioral Health, reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health, works collaboratively as a key member of the executive team to determine policy, develop and evaluate programs, and formulate operational objectives within local, state and federal legal requirements, as well as County ordinances, policies, and procedural guidelines.
The Deputy Director of Behavioral Health is responsible for directing, administering, and managing a comprehensive multidisciplinary system of mental health and substance use disorder services and administrative supports. The successful candidate will oversee and ensure the integration, coordination, and quality of the department’s services, both clinically and administratively. Other duties include the development and monitoring of programs, policies, procedures, systems, budgets, and subordinate staff consistent with regulatory standards and departmental principles, goals, and objectives. The Deputy Director coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Behavioral Health; and acts as the Director in the Director’s absence.
Fresno County is a richly diverse community, and in order to support and serve ALL persons in our community, the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive overall system of care through a commitment to equity, diversity, and affirming care. We are dedicated to providing quality, culturally responsive services that promote wellness, recovery, and resilience for individuals and families whom we serve.
It is imperative for us to protect and improve the lives of Fresno County residents served by the Department and our partners in our system of care by acknowledging the long-standing historic and ongoing inequities that black, indigenous and people of color, those living in poverty, LGBTQ+ members and other marginalized and underserved communities have experienced with the behavioral health system.
We place a great deal of importance on having Behavioral Health system of care team members who possess lived experience, are reflective of our community, and have the expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive and maximizes our diversity to render quality services in the most responsive, affirming, and caring manner possible for the persons we serve.
This classification is in MEDICAL GROUP I - Light Physical Activity. This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.
Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Samples of Duties
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education: Possession of a master’s degree that is acceptable within the United States’ accredited college or university system.
Experience: Five (5) years of full-time, paid experience as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, or Registered Nurse in a health care setting; three (3) years of which must have been supervisory and/or management licensed work experience in a mental health or substance use disorder setting, which included the supervision of professional staff, with at least one of those years being full-time management duties.
License: Current valid California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, or Registered Nurse.
Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent, may be required.
Notes: Applications will be accepted for out of state applicants who are licensed in another state in the United States. At the time they submit their applications, such applicants must attest to meeting the requirement for California Board of Behavioral Sciences, California Board of Psychology, or California Board of Registered Nursing licensure and intent to obtain license in California. Applicable California licensure must be obtained prior to completion of a twelve (12) month probationary period or be separated from County service.
Supervision experience that is limited to clinical mentoring of pre-licensed staff, known as clinical supervision by standards of the Board of Behavioral Sciences, shall not qualify as supervisory experience in that the years of supervisory experience must include clinical and administrative supervision of all aspects of staff and program performance.
TO PREVENT THE DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE NOTE:
Depending upon the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for one of the processes listed below:
Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list, effective for a minimum of 3 months (the employment list established may be extended for an additional 12 months) and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Applications must be submitted online only via our website by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, in person in our office, email or fax will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of an application.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted online only. An online application can be found at:
Open Job Information Flyer and click "Apply" to begin the online application process. Failure to complete the job application or failure to follow the application instructions will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.
Once the filing date has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to: https://secure.governmentjobs.com/js_login.cfm?&TopHeader=fresnoca.
Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility to notify Human Resources of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. mail from Human Resources are not forwarded ("Return Service" is requested, therefore, mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).
For the safety of our employees, the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID-19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.
The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, examination or selection process may contact Human Resources at (559) 600-1830 at least five days prior to the scheduled date or deadline.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Analyst: Mitchell Norvise
County of Fresno, Human Resources
Employment Services Division
2220 Tulare St., 14th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. A valid California Clinical Social Worker, Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, or Registered Nurse License is required. Please indicate the type of license, number, and state issued.
* 2. For out of state applicants who are licensed in another state in the United States. You must attest to meeting the requirement for California Board of Behavioral Sciences,California Board of Psychology, or California Board of Registered Nursing licensure and intent to obtain license in California. Applicable California licensure must be obtained prior to completion of a twelve (12) month probationary period or be separated from County service.
I attest to meeting the requirement for California licensure and to my intent to obtain licensure in California.
Not applicable. I'm not applying with out of state licensure.
* 3. If required, the oral examination will be administered in an online format via the Spark Hire interview platform. Do you have access to a computer/device with functioning microphone, camera and internet? If you marked 'no', please contact our office at(559) 600-1830 as soon as possible.
* Required Question