Job Opportunity

Homeless Assistance Program Manager
Santa Barbara County

Date Posted:

February 7, 2018


Annual salary range: $94,248.68 to $128,718.51 DOE/DOQ


Santa Barbara County – a blend of colorful history, distinctive and legendary central California lifestyle. Basking in a lush, year-round Mediterranean climate, a thriving arts community, and scenic wine country, Santa Barbara instills all the components of a world-class destination – without the masses. Known world-wide for its exceptional beauty and magnificent weather, Santa Barbara County boasts crystal-clear air, stunning scenery, glistening, palm-lined beaches, and an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. The Homeless Assistance Program is part of the Housing and Community Development Division within the Community Services Department

The Homeless Assistance Program Manager is an important leadership position which will administer Santa Barbara County’s homeless programs by monitoring and evaluating program compliance with policies established by the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive’s Office, and the local Santa Maria/ Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care. Serving as a liaison between the County, local jurisdictions, funding sources and various public and private agencies, the incumbent will facilitate the alignment and integration of federal, state and local homelessness initiatives and programs, policies, and a wide-range of social services and funding sources.


The ideal candidate will be well versed and current on homeless demographics, federal and state priorities, and best practices in homeless service and housing delivery; and able to analyze the strengths and gaps in the regional housing market, government programs, the local homeless service and housing delivery system. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of the issues of why people become homeless and barriers to exiting homelessness, homeless prevention, and rapid rehousing. This expertise, and how these issues interact with each other, should also spur insights on areas needing change and new approaches to addressing homelessness in the Santa Barbara County region. This position requires someone who is open and approachable, honest, and who has high integrity. He/she will have strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, remain calm in highly contentious situations, and be professional and personable. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, planning, community development, social science, behavioral science, biological science, or a closely-related field and five (5) years managing or administering housing or homeless programs for a public or non-profit agency; or behavioral health, health care, social service, public assistance or other programs that served the homeless community, including responsibility for policy development and grant management is required. Master’s degree preferred.

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
County of Santa Barbara website:

How to Apply:

To be considered, please submit your cover letter with résumé, and a list of five professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Résumés should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as the size of the previous program you have managed or administered, and number of staff supervised. Please apply online at:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3111

The County of Santa Barbara is an equal opportunity employer.

Filing Deadline:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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