Assistant Director Of Public Social Services

County of Riverside
$136,115 - $240,635 Per year CA Riverside County Department of Social Services, 5961 Mission Blvd, Riverside, CA 92509, United States Apply before 5/31/2024 11:59



The County of Riverside is recruiting for a compassionate and resilient leader with strong crisis management skills to fulfill the role of  Assistant Director of Public Social Services, located in Beaumont, CA.

The incumbent will have the responsibility of overseeing Harmony Haven Children and Youth Center and Supportive Services while partnering with Children's Services Division. The primary role of this position is to manage the 24-hour temporary shelter operations for foster and high-risk youth. The Assistant Director will be tasked with planning, directing, and administering the operational and financial activities of the Division, with the expectation of being available on call 24/7.

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Meet the Team! 
The  (DPSS) is a public welfare department that serves over 1 million Riverside County residents each year. The mission of DPSS is to support and improve the health, safety, well-being and independence of Riverside County’s individuals and families. DPSS works according to 7 values: Accountability, Collaboration, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Learning and Customer Focus. The Department strives to be an organization known  for its caring professionals who collaborate with the best partners to provide the most effective solutions to customers and individuals and families in crisis.

DPSS supports working class individuals and families who are struggling with low income. It offers access to health care coverage, temporary financial assistance, employment programs and training, and services that protect children and adults from abuse and neglect and does all of this through its five divisions: Administration, Adult Services, Children’s Services, Self Sufficiency, and Fiscal and Forecasting.


» Plan, direct and administer all operations at Harmony Haven Children and Youth Center within the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), Children's Services.

» Manage financial activities; prepare and present financial forecasts and recommendations to the Director; report the overall financial position and results of Harmony Haven Children and Youth Center programs and projects; manage the General Accounting Budget, Finance, Revenue, and Claiming Sections.

» Develop and implement operating and administrative policies and potential new programs to facilitate long and short-term strategies and financial plan objectives, including major financial plans such as capital expenditures.

» Coordinate with information technology to ensure the development of data information systems which accurately and efficiently compile, record, and report financial data in conjunction with the County Financial System.

» Direct through subordinate managers, administrative support services including: auditing, budget/ fiscal and personnel/payroll; direct the development of financial analyses, and expenditure reports and budget justification documents as necessary; direct development of reports and studies which may include responses to inquiries from funding/regulatory agencies, internal performance audits, the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive Officer, or Director.

» Analyze the implications of proposed legislative/regulatory change; provide expertise in regulatory requirements, needs determination and program integration; provide legislative analysis regarding management support activity and determine financial implication of proposed and actual legislative/regulatory change.

» Represent the department/County in contacts with other governmental agencies and concerned community groups; participate in organizations, such as committees of the County Welfare Director's Association.

» Select, train, supervise and evaluate subordinate managers in assigned area of responsibility; direct and approve policies, procedures and practices of all units involved with area of assigned responsibility and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and contractual terms.

» Manage the Debt Administration of the District and perform tasks related to issuance of Bonds and prepare the District rating agency presentations; manage activities related to completion of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Annual Single Audits; manage the internal time study functions and integration with the payroll information.



Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree, preferably with a major in public/business administration, finance, accounting, social welfare, social or behavioral sciences, social/human services, or a closely related field to the assignment (two years of additional qualifying experience may substitute for the graduate level education). 

Experience: Two years as a Deputy Director within Riverside County or similar to a Deputy Director with a Government Agency.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree, preferably with a major in public/business administration, finance, accounting, social welfare, social or behavioral sciences, social/human services, or a closely related field to the assignment (two years of additional qualifying experience may substitute for the graduate level education).

Experience: Three years in the administration or management of social service programs, temporary assistance programs, public welfare agency, Welfare Reform, financial/administrative services, or similar program within a Human Services agency, which included planning and budget development, administration and control accountability. 


Knowledge of: Principles of public social service administration and the laws, regulations and policies governing the operations of a public social service agency; principles of management, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling a large staff; methods and techniques of analyzing administrative systems and procedures in terms of efficiency and effectiveness; principles of personnel administration, supervision, evaluation, and employee development; principles of budget preparation and fiscal management necessary to plan, develop and evaluate public social service management, and to plan, develop and evaluate public social service funding requirements; communication skills and techniques required to organize and direct group discussions, evaluate and transmit information to agencies, organizations and all levels of government; modern office practices, forms and equipment, including data processing principles and procedures. 

Ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of a large staff; analyze administrative and/or fiscal problems, and make appropriate program recommendations on budgeting, staffing and administrative organization; interpret and apply federal, state and county laws, regulations and policies of public social service programs; develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of department staff, government, and business and community officials; develop and prepare concise and logical oral and written reports.


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