Job Opportunity

Deputy County Executive Social Services
Sacramento County

Date Posted:

November 20, 2017




Under general policy direction and in accordance with the County ordinances, the Deputy County Executive—Social Services plans, organizes, coordinates and administers through management staff, all assigned functions and activities; provides policy guidance and coordinates the activities of Department Heads; fosters cooperative working relationships with civic groups, inter-governmental agencies and County staff, and performs other work as assigned.

The position has the overall responsibility for policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration and coordination of programs and services with a focus on social services and public protection. This position oversees departments covering over 5,500 employees with combined budgets of approximately $1.67 billion.

The position reports directly to the County Executive and Assistant County Executive and is exempt from Civil Service.

For complete position details, please refer to the attached brochure.


A Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited college or university, in public administration, social work, health services, business administration, counseling, psychology or a closely related field. Preference may be given to candidates who possess a Master’s Degree in a related field

At least two years of executive management experience in a public agency with responsibility for directing a public services organization, such as public and environmental health and safety, mental health, health education, coroner, legal assistance, public assistance, veterans, conservator, or public guardian; or at least two years of experience as a department head in a Social Services department in Sacramento County

Experience overseeing budgets that involve multiple funding sources

Experience working with labor organizations

Experience working in a Civil Service system

For complete position details, please refer to the attached brochure.

How to Apply:

Submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your qualifying experience, and three (3) professional references to Candice Mabra via email at

Following the final filing date, submittals will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant background will be invited to participate in a series of one or more interviews.

Filing Deadline:

5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2017

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