Job Opportunity

Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Division
Siskiyou County

Date Posted:

March 21, 2013


$5,358 – $6,513/mo


Under general direction, to direct the activities of the behavioral health clinical programs including program planning and evaluation of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse services, and public relations; to plan, organize, assign and supervise the work of staff in the Behavioral Health Division, to organize, coordinate, evaluate and direct mental health and alcohol and drug programs; and to do related work as required.


Knowledge of Federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing behavioral health, alcohol and other drug services; Local, statewide, and national behavioral health delivery systems; Principles, techniques, and practices of effective behavioral health services development and administration; Program planning and development; Computer systems and usage; Behavioral Health and Alcohol & Drug program funding principles; Budget development and expenditure control; Principles and techniques of effective employee supervision, training, evaluation, and development; and Community needs and resources.
Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and experience would include the following: Completion of an appropriate graduate degree in psychology, social work, counseling or closely related field from an accredited college or university AND a minimum of three (3) years full-time experience as a licensed clinician AND a minimum of two (2) years in a full-time experience in a supervisory, management, and/or administrative position.  Ability to meet the California requirements for County Mental Health Plan Director (California Administrative Code, Title 9, Div.1, Ch. 3, Art. 8, Section 620) is preferred.
Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid California license as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist is required. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid and appropriate driver’s license.

How To Apply:

Selection Process:  A complete job description is available through the County of Siskiyou Personnel Department.  All completed county applications received in our office by the deadline shown above will be considered.  FAXes will be accepted at (530) 842-8013 provided original material is mailed immediately.  The experience section of your application should document your qualifications as they pertain to the required knowledge and abilities.  Resumes may be attached but are not accepted as a replacement for any part of the county application.  A panel will review applications and select for interview those individuals who appear to possess the most relevant education, training, and experience to appear for an oral interview.  Those achieving a qualifying score at the oral interview will have their names placed on an eligibility list from which present and future vacancies will be filled.  Individual eligibility on this list may last for up to one year. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment background investigation (fingerprinting).
County of Siskiyou Personnel Department
PO Box 750
201 Fourth Street
Yreka, CA  96097
(530) 842-8005

Final Deadline:

April 5, 2013

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