Job Opportunity

Director of Employment & Human Services
Contra Costa County

Date Posted:

December 6, 2021


$211,774 – $257,413 annually, DOQ


The Director of Employment & Human Services reports to the CAO, with the Board of Supervisors serving as the appointing authority for the position. The Director is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing all public assistance activities and human services provided by EHSD. This includes developing and administrating the annual budget; providing recommendations, proposals, program requirements and general informational updates to the CAO and Board; and representing the County to various state/county entities regarding human service programs. The return of staff to the workplace following the pandemic requirement to work from home, and mandatory vaccination requirements for employment are immediate focus for this role. Ongoing financial considerations will also be a compelling issue as program budgets have been augmented by ARPA funds in providing additional critical services for the community. ARPA will sunset in 2024 requiring alternative methods to address this diminishing funding stream for those community needs.


The Director must be adept at managing competing demands, multiple priorities, and have a passion for public service. This position requires a baccalaureate degree with a major in behavioral science, social services, business or public administration, finance, or a closely related field along with six or more years of experience as a county Human Services Director or Assistant/Deputy Director, or an equivalent classification, with increasing responsibility for the administration of a diverse public human services program or organization. A Master’s degree in social work, business or public administration may be substituted for two years of qualifying administrative experience.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by January 3, 2022.

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