Tri-City Mental Health Authority

Chief Clinical Officer (20032567)

RC#20032567-160 V2021-34
Behavioral Health
Los Angeles Area
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$125,562.32-$200,899.92 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


2008 N Garey Avenue Pomona, 91767



Tri-City Mental Health Authority (“Tri-City”) is now actively recruiting for Chief Clinical Officer.  The Chief Clinical Officer will be responsible for developing, planning, organizing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Tri-City's Child/Family and Adult Services treatment departments. This position works closely with the Agency Medical Director to ensure there is a focus on whole-person/integrated care for all Tri-City clients. The Chief Clinical Officer is an executive management position and reports to the Executive Director.

A brief summary of additional responsibilities for this position are included, but not limited to:

  • Advise and assist the Executive Director in planning and organizing other mental health programs within the Agency to supplement and enhance the clinical services in order to create a comprehensive system of care.


  • Plan and organize the development of a comprehensive system of care which utilizes all of the available resources within the community, including other public and private institutions.


  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for clinical operations; determine standards of treatment; evaluate the effectiveness of program services provided by the Agency; oversee mandated and discretionary quality assurance mechanisms; determine priorities of services to be provided, including program expansion, reduction, or elimination based on Agency policy and legislative mandates.


  • Provide direct services to clients under appropriate scope of practice.


  • Analyze and prepare recommendations on proposed legislation; interpret and disseminate local, county, State, and federal policy and regulations pertaining to mental health services; and monitor implementation and compliance of legislated regulations and standards.
  • Act as liaison to other health care, community, private and public agencies concerning community service and program needs.


  • Prepare all clinical services departments’ budgets; review and analyze all program budgets for inclusion in the departments’ budget; provide justifications for items to the Executive Director; review and develop recommendations on expenditure requests and budget variances.


  • Participate in proposal/grant writing; determine program services standards and evaluation; and serve as program resource on grant-related matters.


  • Develop and implement mandated and discretionary quality assurance monitoring procedures and other duties as assigned.



Tri-City Mental Health Authority is a public mental health agency providing all levels of mental health services for all age ranges, age 0 to Older Adult. The Chief Clinical Officer is an Executive Team member responsible to oversee all clinical therapy programs at Tri-City, consisting of approximately 104 staff.

Ideal Candidate


As required by the California Code of Regulations and Tri-City Mental Health Authority position requirements, which includes: 

Option I: A doctorate degree in psychology and at least three years of clinical psychology experience, including two years of administrative experience.

Option II: A master’s degree in social work, marriage and family counseling and at least five years mental health experience, including two years of administrative experience. 

Experience in public mental health is preferred.


Licensure (Required):

Option I: A psychologist, licensed in California by the State Board of Medical Quality Assurance.

Option II: A clinical social worker, licensed in California by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; OR a marriage family therapist, licensed in California by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

Must have & maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License, have a satisfactory driving record and meet Agency’s vehicle insurance standards.

Candidates must have comprehensive knowledge of the MHSA clinical programs, as well as traditional mental health services provided under other State funds allocations.  Must have experience with electronic health records (EHR) and managing licensed/unlicensed clinical staff including LCSW, LMFT, Ph.D. Psy.D, as well as Bachelor's level team members.

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying.  *Candidates may be hired above the minimum salary range depending on qualifications (DOQ).



SALARY:  Merit increases available annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.

VACATION:  200 hours per year, increasing with years of service.  Cash out option available.

HOLIDAYS:  10 paid holidays per calendar year plus additional 16 hours of floating holidays.

SICK LEAVE:  88 hours per year with no cap.

EXECUTIVE LEAVE: 80 hours per calendar year. 

RETIREMENT:  Tri-City participates in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) with a retirement formula of 2% @ 55 for Classic members & 2% @ 62 for PEPRA members; employee contributes 7% or 6.75%, respectively; no Social Security.

HEALTH INSURANCE: Medical (Kaiser HMO), dental (MetLife PPO) & vision (EyeMed) of which Tri-City pays 80% of premiums.

LIFE INSURANCE: Paid at up to a maximum of $200,000.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Auto Allowance, STD/LTD & ADD, FSA, EAP, Deferred Compensation (457b), Credit Union, Bilingual Pay, On Call Pay, Employee Referral Program & paid time off for CME, etc.

FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, where applicable and approved by supervisor. **

Special Instructions

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION:  Tri-City Mental Health Authority will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants.  If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at

Tri-City Human Resources Department may contact candidates via email or phone.  Please pay attention to both forms of communication as information regarding application status may be made by email or phone.

Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.

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