The Human Services Agency of the County of San Mateo is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Agency Assistant Director.
The Assistant Director of HSA will have the opportunity to:
Direct day-to-day operations of major divisions of the Agency and maximize integration, effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery.
Provide highly responsible administrative and management assistance to the Director in planning, organizing, directing and reviewing all functions and activities of the Agency.
Act as liaison between the Director, program directors, department staff and outside agencies on administrative, organizational, legislative and policy issues.
Plan, facilitate and coordinate implementation of special projects, including studies of new programs, strategic planning, inter-agency activities, program evaluation and related projects.
Develop short- and long-range plans, policies and priorities for the Agency.
Monitor, analyze and advise senior management staff on the impact of state and federal legislation; make
recommendations to state agency staff on desired alternatives.
Assist in establishing Agency-wide budget and program priorities; assist in coordination of division budgets.
Consult and cooperate with other division managers on all aspects of services; discuss organization and program problems, develop alternatives and strategies for dealing with problems; and assist in implementation of solutions, as necessary.
Direct and participate in the preparation of reports mandated by federal, state and local agencies.
Train, supervise and evaluate managerial and technical staff.
Act as the Director in his/her absence.
Perform related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate:
Has excellent written and oral communication skills, with an ability to understand and speak to the concerns of other stakeholders and partners
Has a deep understanding of facilitation and organizational behavior
Has extensive knowledge of and relationships with staff members in the Human Services Agency and its external partners, or the abilities and experience needed to establish the same
Has demonstrated success in organizing complex projects with multiple tasks, deadlines, and partners and delivering such projects on time
Has knowledge of emerging trends in service delivery for the intersecting issues of homelessness, health and housing
A typical way to qualify is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social welfare, public administration, business administration or a related discipline, along with 3 years of progressively responsible experience as a deputy director or director in a public social services agency.
San Mateo County was formed in April 1856 out of the southern portion of then-San Francisco County with a population of fewer than 5,000 people and little in the way of commerce. Today, more than 758,000 people call San Mateo County home and it stretches the boundary of Silicon Valley northward. Innovation thrives here in industries including bioscience, computer software, green technology, hospitality, financial management, health care, education and transportation. The County prides itself on how that prosperity fosters its commitment to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, welfare and natural resources of the community.
Within its 455 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, the County is known for its mild climate and scenic vistas. Nearly three quarters of the county is open space and agriculture remains a vital contributor to our economy and culture.
The County of San Mateo provides for the health and welfare of all