Job Opportunity

Deputy Director, Community Care Licensing Division
California Department of Social Services

Date Posted:

September 18, 2013


$9,215 – $10,267 per month

The State of California benefit package includes:
• Retirement contributions into the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS)
• Vacation and sick or annual leave
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Life insurance of $50,000 basic plus $50,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment
• 11 holidays plus two professional development days and one personal day per year
• Voluntary enrollment into a deferred compensation program, Long Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, and a Legal Services Plan


As a member of the Executive staff, the Deputy Director provides executive leadership for the programs delegated to the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the nation’s largest state social services system. The Deputy Director is responsible for managing the operations of the Department’s second largest division, providing policy direction, regulatory oversight and enforcement to protect the health and safety of vulnerable children, adults and seniors in nearly 80,000 community facilities statewide. The Deputy Director manages the activities of the Division, which consists of seven branches: Central Operations, Technical Assistance and Policy, Child Care, Adult and Senior Care, Children’s Residential, Investigations, and Continuing Care Contracts. The Division also provides policy direction and oversight to counties where licensing and monitoring functions have been delegated to county staff.

The Deputy Director oversees the $100 million budget of the division, and is also responsible for developing statewide policy, interpreting state and Federal legal decisions, and enforcing the laws and regulations governing Community Care. The Deputy Director actively engages knowledge leaders in Human Services fields related to licensed care including child welfare, child care, children and adults with disabilities, and aging.

The Deputy Director’s responsibilities also include collaboration with other state departments and agencies, the Legislature, and counties; as well as engagement with numerous stakeholders and the general public to enhance care. The Deputy Director will testify before the State Legislature and may be called upon to testify before Congress.


• Proven ability to lead and manage a large, complex, statewide multi-program organization with regional and district offices located throughout the state.

• Demonstrated ability to envision new ideas and concepts and successfully implement them.

• Experience with statewide oversight, regulation and enforcement for protection of vulnerable populations in licensed facilities, including ensuring accountability, quality, and timely investigation and enforcement. 

• Management experience utilizing outcomes data and performance metrics to analyze information, identify trends, develop strategies and increase program performance.

• Track record of collaboration and partnership with colleagues, state and federal agencies, counties, clients/consumers and advocates to improve outcomes, increase efficiencies and leverage resources.

• Experience in building community relationships and increasing public knowledge and information access.

• Continuing education and learning including research developments in Human Services program areas including childcare, child welfare, aging and disabilities.

• Evidence of excellent judgment, interpersonal skills, political sensitivity and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competency.

How to Apply:

Qualified persons must complete and file an appointment application online with Governor’s Office.  Qualified persons must also submit a resume of qualifications and experience, a Statement of Qualifications (no more than two pages) based on the Desirable Qualifications identified in this announcement, and three professional references (names and telephone numbers) to Vickiann Tapia, Manager, Personnel Bureau, Department of Social Services at 744 P Street, MS 8-15-58, Sacramento, California 95814. For further information regarding this position, please contact Vickiann Tapia at (916) 657-1750 or .

Appointment applications from the Office of the Governor may be obtained through the Governor’s Office website at: or

Filing Deadline:

October 16, 2013

Those candidates that previously applied for this position with a final filing date of September 16, 2013, need not reapply.


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