Established in 1853, Alameda County is the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area, located on the east side of the Bay across from the San Francisco Peninsula. Commonly referred to as the “East Bay,” the region has been the fastest growing in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than two decades. The County has a population approaching 1.6 million residents making it the second largest county in the Bay Area and the seventh largest in the State and includes 14 cities including Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City as well as 6 unincorporated communities and rural areas that span a total of 738 square miles.
The Alameda County Social Services Agency employs a diverse workforce and is comprised of four operating departments: Agency Administration & Finance; Adult & Aging Services; Children & Family Services; and Workforce & Benefits Administration. The Agency is comprised of over 2,400 employees working collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations, neighborhood groups and policy makers to serve the needs of the community. Under appointment by the Board of Supervisors and reporting through the County Administrator, the Director of Social Services provides leadership and plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and reviews the policies, programs activities, and operations of the Social Services Agency; oversees administrative, functional and programmatic activities through subordinate management staff; advises County executive leaders and governing bodies; enlists community interest in and support of the objectives of the Social Services Agency; represents the County’s interest before legislative bodies and committees on social service matters.
Nationwide candidates are encouraged to apply. Requires the equivalent of one year of experience in a class equivalent to or higher than Assistant Agency Director; OR possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university and in a field directly related to social service administration such as social work, public policy, public administration or business administration; AND the equivalent of five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, three years of which must have been as an administrator or principle assistant administrator of a large and diverse program or organization, associated with the delivery of social or human services to the public; OR any combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to one of the patterns listed above and will provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Salary range: $218,067 to $279,739