The Health Services Manager (Senior) plans, organizes, directs and supervises the operations of one or more health programs within the Health and Social Services Department; assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to one or more of service areas; provides staff support to higher level management within the assigned division; serves as a member of the department's management/supervisory team.
The Health Services Manager (Senior) is characterized by the responsibility for the ongoing management of complex public health programs with multiple funding sources and reporting requirements, policy formulation and a broad scope of community service delivery. The Health Services Manager (Senior) also has responsibility for developing and implementing integrated County-wide program activities whose goals, objectives and policies have considerable impact. This class is distinguished from the classification of Mental Health Administrator in that the latter is responsible for assisting a Deputy Director of Health and Social Services with development of goals and objectives planning and implementing programs to serve those needs.
Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience in a Public Health program of which one year was in a Health and Social Service Manager or equivalent capacity.
Education: Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or university with a major in Nursing, Psychology, Social Work or a related field applicable to the area of specialization.
The current vacancy exists in the Nutrition Service Bureau which requires the incumbent to possess a valid certification as a Dietitian.
Depending on assignment, incumbents in this class may be required to possess a valid certification as a Dietitian issued by the American Dietetic Association or otherwise satisfy the `competent professional authority criteria of WIC program regulations (7 CFR 246) is required, a valid Registered Nursing License issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing or a certificate in Public Health Nursing issued by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or registration as an Occupational Therapist with the American Occupational Therapy Association or a Master's Degree in Public Health. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver's license may be required.
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