Yuba County

Deputy Director of Health & Human Services

Public Health
Program Management
Northern California Inland
Until filled
$9,280.00-$11,136.00 Monthly

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


5730 Packard Aveune, Suite 100 Marysville, 95901


About the Position:

The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for a Deputy Director of Health & Human Services in the Health & Human Services Department. Reporting to the Director of Health and Human Services, the incumbent will serve as the Deputy Director Health and Human Services for the Public Health Division, a division of the Health and Human Services Department. This is a management position with executive level responsibility for the administration of one or more public health programs, and for oversight of the day to day operations within the Public Health Division. The position will assist the Director of Health and Human Services in planning, organizing and administering County-wide public health programs and policies; work with the County Health Officer to develop program specific goals, objectives, standards of performance, and policies and procedures to meet legal, organizational and public health services; act as a liaison with other County departments and agencies that have regulatory or shared interest in service provision with the Public Health Division of the Health and Human Services Department; and perform related duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties:

• Manage day to day operations of the Public Health Division.
• Manage, plan, organize, administer, review and evaluate the activities of County and contract staff through subordinate levels of supervision; evaluate program effectiveness and modify accordingly.
• Support public health services management and staff in responding to issues and emergencies, developing and executing solutions, and maintaining reliable and effective operations.
• Assist in developing and directing the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Public Health Division or assigned functional areas; implement policy and procedural changes as required.
• Prepare and direct the preparation and administration of multiple budgets for the department.
• Assist in the development of funding sources and oversee the submission of grant applications and the administration of grants, including the timely submission of required program, audit and financial reports.
• Ensure that departmental functions comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances.
• Provide for the training and professional development of staff.
• Confer with and represent the County in meetings with community agencies and groups, service providers and other governmental agencies.
• Interpret laws and regulations and resolve complex administrative and service provision problems within the required laws, regulations and standards.
• Monitor changes in laws, regulations, programs and techniques in all functional areas; evaluate their effect upon County activities; recommend and implement policy and procedural changes as appropriate.
• Prepare and direct the preparation of staff reports and exhibits regarding existing and proposed program activity and service delivery effectiveness.
• Prepare and direct the maintenance of accurate records and files; prepare informational materials, correspondence, reports and other written materials.

Important Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Comply with all County equipment and safety policies and procedures, and California
• Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CalOSHA) rules and regulations.
• Coordinate assigned departmental activities with those of other County departments.
• Use standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drive a motor vehicle to attend meetings and inspect various sites.
• Lead in the development of public health policy and implementation of effective public health programs to support healthy communities.


Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate:

A successful candidate will possess strong management skills with the ability to lead a department that is customer-focused, innovative, responsive and collaborative. They will be dedicated to motivating, mentoring and developing staff and improving upon County policies, procedures and work standards. They are forward thinking, show initiative and have an understanding of the Department’s and County’s overall goals and objectives. They are organized, but flexible and able to manage a challenging and demanding workload while accomplishing tasks. They possess the interpersonal skills, communication techniques and diplomatic ability to build effective working relationships among peers, upper management and collaborating agencies. The ideal candidate will possess the preferred level of education, a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


Minimum: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution in Business or Public Health Administration, Economics, Finance, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or a field related to the work and five years of management/supervisory experience in a governmental setting. Candidates with strong experience who lack the degree are encouraged to apply.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum, an advanced degree in a related field as previously defined and management/supervisory experience in a social service agency or public health department, which has included budget development and administration; and program planning, implementation and administration.

Special Requirements: Attend meetings and/or events outside of normal working hours. Respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays and other off-shift hours as necessary. Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. DMV printout prior to hire. Must provide annual statement of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder.  Will be required to perform disaster services activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.




MERIT INCREASE:  Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years.

RETIREMENT:  For CalPERS pension reform details please visit http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/departments/personnel/Benefits.aspx.  Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program.

Miscellaneous Classic = 2% @ 55

Safety Classic = 2% @ 50

Miscellaneous New = 2% @ 62

Safety New = 2.7% @ 57

VACATION:  12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 years.

HOLIDAYS:  An average of 12 paid holidays per year.

FLOATING HOLIDAYS:  Employees receive up to 16 hours per year.

SICK LEAVE: Accrued each payroll period, up to 12 days per year.

MANAGEMENT LEAVE:  Employees receive 56 hours of management leave annually. This leave is pro-rated based on start date and must be utilized by the end of the fiscal year.

HEALTH INSURANCE:   The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only  or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s).  Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.

DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE:  The County pays 100% of the Basic plan premiums for employee or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Requires participation in Health Insurance benefits.

LIFE INSURANCE:  The County provides a $50,000 life insurance policy to employees  in this unit.  An additional $50,000 in coverage is funded by the employee's contribution to the STD program. A total of $100,000 in coverage.   Employees may purchase supplemental coverage for themselves and dependents.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE:  The County provides a self-funded disability insurance in-lieu of SDI.  Disability rates are paid at 75% of salary up to the current maximum weekly rate established by the State SDI program for up to a maximum of 90 days while on leave for a limited or total disability.  The employee withholding rate is 1% of taxable wages with a maximum of $1,229.09/annually for the 2020 year.  Rates follow State SDI withholdings and are established every calendar year.  The 1% contribution funds a fully insured LTD policy

MANAGEMENT ANNUAL ALLOWANCE: Unrepresented Department Heads, Assistants and Deputy Department Heads will receive an annual allowance of $500 and Mid Managers will receive $400 annually.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION:   Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.


Special Instructions

Final Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

***This position is open until filled with a first review date of January 22, 2021. The screening panel will select those most qualified to be considered for further participation in the selection process which may include an application screening, testing and/or panel interview(s).



Contact: Craig Southerland w/Public Services Search

E-mail: csoutherland@publicservicesearch.com

Phone: (469)209-9478



The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.


The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

  • Interview Screening
  • Qualifications Appraisal Panels
  • Department Interviews

(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).

INTERVIEW SCREENING: (Delete this paragraph if it does not apply)

Interview screening is an extension of the application process.  Used as a secondary a method of screening large applicant pools.  

QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL PANEL: (Delete this paragraph if it does not apply)

This is an oral examination process. Applicants who successfully completed the screening processes and meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel. The process consists of three or four panel members along with a subject matter expert who will ask individuals questions related to the essential functions and/or attributes required for the position.  


If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.


All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.


When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.


An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.


The Health & Human Services Department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.  

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