Director of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services/Public Guardian-Conservator

Merced County
Until Filled
(209) 385-7682
(209) 385-7375

The Director of Behavioral Health & Recover Services/Public Guardian-Conservator is the executive management position in the Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. This position is responsible for the overall management and direction of inter and intra Departmental activities, programs, and services, including mental health, alcohol and drug treatment and prevention.

Under administrative direction, develop strategic and tactical business plans, define requirements and determine objectives; present mandated or recommended changes in policy to the County Executive Officer and Board of Supervisors; plan, organize, manage, direct, and supervise the activities, programs, and services of the County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Department and public guardian/conservator; fiscal and personnel management including employer-employee relations; and to perform related work as required.

This is an at-will Senior Executive position reporting to the County Executive Officer.


Extensive experience in the preparation and maintenance of mental health managed care plans; development, analysis, and administration of mental health programs and services including the physical care and treatment of patients. Four (4) years of the background and experience must have been in a management or full supervisory capacity. The experience will have included work in the areas of fiscal management, personnel management, program development, and grant administration.

Completion of a Masters Degree in mental health related subjects such as Psychology, Social Work, Marriage, Child and Family Counseling, Nursing, Hospital Administration, Public Health Administration or Public Administration.

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Apply by January 3, 2020 for first consideration
Interview Date: January 21, 2020

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