Job Opportunity

Human Services Director
Placer County

Date Posted:

February 26, 2018




The Director of Human Services is an unclassified position that reports to the Director of Health & Human Services. The Human Services Division provides financial assistance, healthcare coverage, food and nutrition assistance, and employment services to over 70,000 Placer County Residents.

This division is comprised of 228 positions and an annual budget of approximately $40 million. The Director of Human Services has senior management responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day operations of the Human Services Division; recommending priorities for division resources; serving as the lead member of the division’s management team; and exercising direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical and clerical personnel.

The Director of Human Services is also responsible to plan, organize, and direct the day-to-day operations of the County Housing Authority to provide housing assistance to low income residents through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.


Minimum Qualifications:
Experience – Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in a health and/or Human Services agency, including at least four years of administrative and management responsibility. Experience in human/social services is preferred.

Education – Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in the behavioral sciences, public administration, sociology, psychology, and social work. A Master’s degree is preferred.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this excellent career opportunity, please submit a completed application via the county’s website at

This recruitment will be open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. To be included in the first screening, completed application materials must be submitted by March 23, 2018 by 12:00 noon.

Appointment to this position will be contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment background investigation, including fingerprint clearance, and physical examination.

Filing Deadline:

Open until filled. First screening applications must be submitted by March 23, 2018 by 12:00 noon.

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