Deputy Director (Health, Housing and Human Services)

Organization/Company Name: 
Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services
Position Description: 

Clackamas County is seeking an experienced, highly skilled, dynamic, and creative leader with excellent management, organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as the Deputy Director of Health, Housing and Human Services. The Health, Housing and Human Services (H3S) employs over 540 employees and has an annual budget of approximately $150 million and provides a wide range of services to individuals, families, and communities through its Divisions: Behavioral Health, Children Families & Community Connections, Health Centers, Housing Authority & Community Development, Public Health and Social Services.

The most competitive candidates will have a proven track record of developing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of partner agencies and external stakeholders as well as the ability to inspire and motivate staff while supporting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Department Director, the Deputy Director is the leader responsible for enhancing the internal organization and infrastructure necessary for H3S to exceed its mission in addressing the needs of County residents. The Deputy Director will be a partner to the Department Director, assisting in strategy development, program creation and regional and local partnerships. The ideal candidate should be able to both think broadly and strategically about our work and also be detail oriented and organized about the implementation and structures necessary to enable to respond to and anticipate resident needs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

H3S is committed to improving programs and ensuring better outcomes for the people of Clackamas County. The H3S approach to performance improvement focuses on: data identification, creation and usage, performance measure development and implementation, and rapid cycle process improvement. A vital role of the Deputy Director is to ensure that each division is working to be more efficient and effective in managing its operations and the services they provide.

The Deputy Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a comprehensive system of management functions in accordance with budget limitations, department requirements and federal/state/local rules and regulations. The incumbent in this position will work with the Director to plan, organize, and direct varied administrative, operational, and support services functions of H3S. The Deputy will be a partner in establishing and sustaining regional and local partnerships and collaborations and act as the Director’s designee as needed.

Position Function: 
Administration
Position Type: 
Full Time
Salary: 
Annually: $112,062.04 - $151,283.97
Benefits: 

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.

The salary range is $112,062.04 - $151,283.97annually (plus 6.27% deferred compensation and 6% retirement contribution). The actual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Health Plan Options: Most employees are eligible to start most benefits after two months of continuous employment. Note: This summary is general in nature. Specific terms of benefits are contained in insurance policies, the Personnel Ordinance, and County Employment Policies and Practices.

THE FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM OFFERS:

A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage

Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit

A Choice of Dental Plans

Wellness and Employee Assistance Program

Paid Leave: (Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave)

Group Term Life Insurance

Long-Term Disability Insurance with Optional Salary Buy-Up Program

A Choice of Full Benefits or Lesser Benefits with Flex Cash

Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Health Reimbursement Accounts

Optional Group Universal Life Insurance

Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Optional Long Term Care Insurance

Optional Voluntary Benefits through AFLAC, Liberty Mutual and Hyatt Legal

Retirement: PERS/OPSRP Retirement Contributions (County picks up the 6% Employer portion!)

Optional Deferred Compensation (457)

Note: Executive level employees and Sheriff's Command Staff receive County-paid contribution of 6.27% of base salary

Longevity Pay

This is a full time non-represented group 1 County position.

Non-Represented Group 1 Full Time Benefits

 

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

Experience managing programs in one or more of the following: health, mental health, and/or social services

Familiarity with the development of compliance monitoring programs for both internal and subcontracted services

Experience in budget development and financial management

Strong analytical skills in labor relations, public funding mechanisms and/or financing methods

Experience planning and organizing resources to achieve program goals, quality improvement, productivity and effectiveness

Strong background and experience in supervision of staff

Ability to lead and motivate staff as well as build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers

Ability to present information in a clear manner to a leadership team and must have excellent interpersonal skills

Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.  Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52).

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

Five (5) or more years of senior level management and leadership experience working with either a Health, Housing or Human Services agency

Personnel management experience in a union environment

Experience in strategic planning and operations management

Strong business skills to include process improvement and the use of technology to improve access and efficiency

Knowledge of Health, Housing and/or Human Services programs at the state and/or federal level

Bachelor’s Degree or higher level education in Business Administration, Public Administration, Health Administration, Public Health, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, Behavioral Science or a related field

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Project Management — Establish/coordinate project management plans and activities for a wide variety of County and Department initiatives requiring Department-wide direction and coordination. Work with staff and external stakeholders in developing and implementing projects.

Liaison with other County Departments — Performs at a senior executive level with other County Departments regarding finance, employee services, facilities, purchasing, and technology services. May participate in Countywide committees or task force activities to coordinate new County programs or initiatives.

Personnel Management — Provide direction and consultation to H3S managers and supervisors in personnel matters involving progressive discipline, grievances, staffing, and recruitment issues. Provide analysis of employee relations issues and prepares letters/documents related to personnel matters for Department Director approval. Coordinate potential layoff actions for the Department. May participate in collective bargaining sessions or arbitration hearings.

Supervision — Supervise staff in Office of the Director including managing workloads, assignments, personnel actions, etc. Coordinate supervision of "embedded" staff with other departments.

Serve as Acting Department Director — Serve as acting director in the absence of the Director. Maintain signing authority for all Department business.

Relationships - Represents the department to public and private agencies and groups; makes technical presentations before commissions, boards and the public; develops processes to ensure that responses to citizen inquiries and complaints are timely and effective as well as provides consultation and direction to divisions on personnel issues such as discipline, grievances, staffing, recruitments, employee development, employee relations, promotions and layoffs; may participate in the collective bargaining process as a member of the negotiating team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned manager with public or private agency experience who has at least five years of senior level experience in a large, complex organization.

Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills working with a wide variety of individuals and groups including staff, citizens, Department Directors, managers, supervisors and elected officials. The successful candidate will possess good judgment and problem solving skills for a variety of administrative challenges. This person must be able to work on high profile issues and be a strategic and creative systems thinker.

A successful candidate for the Deputy Director, H3S will possess a wide range of knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of public administration including:

Public Administration: Knowledge of public administration theory and practices including methods and techniques used in fiscal administration, project management, program analysis and evaluation and strategic planning.

Communication: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of the organization, the public and other agencies; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with individuals whether members of the public or co-workers from diverse groups and backgrounds.

Analysis: Ability to analyze complex situations or problems, seek input from appropriate staff or stakeholders, evaluate options and implement agreed upon proposals.

Project management: Ability to successfully manage and implement large projects involving multiple internal and external stakeholders.

An understanding of managing in a union environment, including prior experience in employee management issues such as determining progressive discipline, participation in collective bargaining and resolution of grievances.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Five (5) or more years of senior level management and leadership experience working with either a Health, Housing or Human Services agency

Personnel management experience in a union environment

Experience in strategic planning and operations management

Strong business skills to include process improvement and the use of technology to improve access and efficiency

Knowledge of Health, Housing and/or Human Services programs at the state and/or federal level

Bachelor’s Degree or higher level education in Business Administration, Public Administration, Health Administration, Public Health, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, Behavioral Science or a related field

Address: 
2051 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019