Behavioral Health Deputy Director

Organization/Company Name: 
Lincoln County
Position Description: 

Directs the planning, management and evaluation of HHS programs and operations for Behavioral Health. Enforces ORS and OARs as related to the duties of this position. Manages complex programs in terms of function, budget, related staff and organizational structure. Manages Federal, State and managed care programs as assigned.

If you are comfortable working in a fast-pace political environment, have excellent organizational and communication skills, and operate with high levels of discretion and cultural competence, then our Health and Human Services Division would love to meet you!


Join our innovative and strategic group of professionals and enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package!

Salary Range: $6,693-8,995 (Based on Qualifications and Oregon Pay Equity)

A positive environment that offers opportunities for continuing education and cross-training.

An agency that supports and encourages work/life balance and overall wellness.

Generous benefits package including, employer-paid health insurance, PTO, ten paid holidays, flexible spending accounts, and an employer contribution retirement plan into a 401K.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Directly related to the reason that the job exists.
•Develops program objectives and plans programs in collaboration with the Director, other Department leadership, related agencies, community partners, consumers, and program staff.
•Prepares and presents annual program plan and budget, which includes an assessment of county needs, program goals, projected local revenues, and requests for state and federal revenues.
•Monitors and manages related budgets to control expenditures and maximize revenues.
•Monitors program services to insure compliance with statutory responsibilities, state administrative rules, and all related contracts.
•Coordinates development of staff training and evaluation standards; Directs and conducts in-service training programs for staff and community groups.
•Consults with individuals, groups and agencies to assess community health service needs and reviews client usage of existing services.
•Directs quality improvement plans, processes, and evaluation. Reports out to the QA/QI committee.
•Develops and implements productivity standards and reports and analyzes productivity data. Leads changes to meet standards and to enhance productivity.
•Identifies, tracks and resolves risks; and develops contingency plans in order to support successful project completion.
•Ensures compliance with HIPAA regulations and privacy practices and policies.

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS: Tasks that may be performed, but are not essential to fulfill the job purpose.
•Meets with the Director, state agencies, associates and councils to acquire information related to programs. Represents Lincoln County in policy matters.
•Responds to general inquiries from the public concerning the availability of services.
•Provides information and assistance regarding outpatient services and procedures.
•Responds to complaints or questions about services provided to clients of County programs.
•Performs related duties as assigned
•Participates as a member of the Director's Team.
•Participates as a member of the County Emergency Operations System.
•Leads in the implementation of federal, state and local health care reform measures.

Job Conditions and Physical Demands:

Job Conditions: May be required to work or attend meetings after hours. Will be on call through the use of a cell phone. Position involves exposure to people with a wide variety of health problems. May be called upon to work with difficult client and crisis situations.

Work Location: This position will be based in Newport; however, it requires the ability to work at any of our locations.

Travel: Local travel to County facilities and to attend community meetings will be required frequently. Occasionally will be required to travel out of the local area for various meetings, conferences, and trainings.

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
Salary Ranges from $6,693 to $8,995 monthly. Salary is negotiable based on experience and education.

High Deductible Health Plan for Medical and Vision Coverage. 
Dental Coverage
11% County Contribution into 401K
County Contribution into a Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP)
Fully Funded Health Savings Account (HSA)
$40,000 County Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death Policy
10 Paid Holidays Per Year
Generous PTO, earning 22 hours per month
Employee Assistance Programs

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Typical Qualifications:

Education & Experience:
* Master’s degree in a behavioral, social, health science, special education, public administration, or human service administration; and Have a minimum of five years of experience in human services programs, two of which are in community mental health and two of which are program managerial experience in human services.

Incumbent must present references documenting experience, training, and ability to manage a community mental health program. 

Special Requirements, Required Licenses and/or Certificates:
•Must possess a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of appointment. Must maintain current and active licensures and certifications, as applicable, and provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals.
•Must be able to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
•Must be able to pass the department's security clearance standards including personal references, professional references, and a criminal history check.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Knowledge of:
•Philosophies, principles and practices of behavioral health or medical health. Statutes and administrative rules which govern community health operations.
•Administrative principles associated with budgeting, employee supervision, personnel management and program planning.

Skill or ability to:
•Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
•Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
•Gather and analyze information skillfully.
•Make decisions through sound and accurate judgement in a timely fashion.
•Supervise and train professional staff and support personnel.
•Utilize consultation and team approaches on program assessment, development and management.
•Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the County, using language and a format the audience will best understand.
•Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the County. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.
•Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.

210 SW 2nd St
Newport, OR 97365-3816
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined
Application deadline: 
Friday, October 1, 2021