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Director of Health and Human Services Agency, Placerville, CA

Organization: County of El Dorado
Category: Director
Location: Placerville, CA
Date Job Posted: December 22, 2022
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County of El Dorado

Director of Health and Human Services Agency

Annual Salary up to $231,608 DOQ

Accepting Applications through January 22, 2023

County of El Dorado Historic Gold Country

The County of El Dorado is a charter county and employs more than 1,800 employees with an all funds budget of approximately $909 million. The governing body is the Board of Supervisors, which is comprised of elected representatives from each of the five voting districts.

Visit the link below to learn more about our beautiful County:

Elevate to El Dorado

El Dorado County encompasses 1,786 square miles that range from the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley to the peacks of the Sierra Nevada.

Our western border is 30 minutes from the State Capitol and only 20 minutes away from over one million acres of breathtaking national forest.

The vast size of our County also means that our offices are spread from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Taho. Of course, our services are not just office-based, as the County of El Dorado also maintains the famous Rubicon Trail, manages the whitewater recreation on the South Fork of the American River, educates visitors on our Gold Rush days at the El Dorado County Historical Museum, and provides many other services to our residents and visitors.

The Agency


With Integrity and respect, we provide effective, efficient, collaborative services that strengthen, empower and protect individuals, families and communities, thereby enhancing their qualify of life.


Transforming Lives and Improving Futures

The Health and Human Services Agency partners with the community on health and welfare issues, providing a wide range of services to the thousands of clients each year. The Agency is organized into several interrelated systems of care that employ more than 600 professional and technical staff. The Agency's Strategic Plan drives the Agency's focus as it moves towards service integration. An example of services provide to our community include the following:

Crisis and Emergency Services for Children and Adults
Public Health Services
Child Welfare Services
Adult Protective Services
Behavioral Health Programs
Substance Abuse and Treatment Services
Animal Services
Veterans Services

The Ideal Candidate

The new Director will:

  • Cultivate Strategic thinking to adjust strategies and overcome challenges, while including their employees in process improvement changes.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders in departments to understand and implement solution-driven outcomes.
  • Be able to build trust, confidence, and credibility while working with staff, other County departments, local cities, state and federal agencies, as well as the Board and executive leadership on policy and key program initiatives.
  • Effectively represent the County in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, education, regulatory and legislative organizations.
  • Establish impactful partnerships with commissions and community members on health and welfare issues.
  • Possess demonstrated collaboration and communications skills in order to work effectively with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Be a visionary and strategic leader who understands the effectiveness of being a team player and leading from the front.
  • Lead organizational and management practices that are applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs of the department.

The Qualifications

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, public health, mental health, psychology, social services, social work, or a closely related field;


Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience managing the delivery of public health, social services, mental health, or other social services related programs, which included program, budget, and personnel administration experience. Experience in the public sector if preferred.

Salary and Benefits

Our generous and competitive benefits package includes the following:

  • Salary $190,548 to $231,608 Annually
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • $6,240/year Optional Benefit Credits that is given as cash
  • 4.5% County Contribution towards Deferred Compensation
  • Vacation starting at 15 days/year, which increases after year 5
  • 96 hours of management leave/year
  • Uncapped sick leave accrual
  • 11 paid County holidays/year and 2 floating holidays/year
  • $60,0000 life insurance with the option to purchase more
  • Long Term Disability
  • 6 months pay as severance after 1 year of service

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How to Apply

To be considered for the exceptional opportunity, submit your application online at and respond to the required supplemental questions by the application deadline of January 22, 2023.

Applications will be screened against the criteria outlined in the job posting, the minimum qualifications, and responses to the supplemental questions. The best qualified candidates will be invited to a series of panel interviews at a date that is to be determined. For additional information about this position, please contact Monique Heredia at

The County of El Dorado is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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