Ehs Deputy Director, Workforce Services

County of Contra Costa
Full Time, Permanent $135,708 - $164,954 Per year CA Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Office, 400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, United States Apply before 5/28/2024 11:59


Contra Costa County is currently accepting applications to fill one (1) EHS Deputy Bureau Director-Exempt position in the Employment and Human Services Department.  

Contra Costa County’s Employment and Human Services Department works diligently to provide the community with resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. The department is committed to hiring candidates that share our core values of delivering an exceptional customer service experience, encouraging open communication, embracing change, practicing ethical behavior, and embracing diversity.

The Deputy Bureau Director assists with planning, organizing, implementing, and directing Department programs and services; assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel, and performs related duties as required. The ideal candidate for the Deputy Bureau Director assignment will have strong analytical and administrative skills and will be able to monitor compliance of multiple programs. The applicant should be an adept leader able to provide direction to and manage the work of others. In addition, candidates must have experience working in partnership with community-based organizations.  A proven ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of government and community partners is essential in this role.  

We are seeking someone who:

  • Is data and results-driven.
  • Is analytical.
  • Is proficient in navigating political landscapes.
  • Is exceptionally adaptable to dynamic environments and frequent changes.
  • Is proficient in the intricacies of public sector operations.
  • Is innovative and solution-focused.
  • Is an effective communicator.

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Bureau Director in developing objectives, policies, and procedures for public assistance programs.
  • Planning, organizing, and evaluating program services.
  • Participating in strategic planning and policy development.
  • Providing leadership for change and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Analyzing reports to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Monitoring progress and initiating corrective action when necessary.
  • Communicating policies and procedures to managers and supervisors.
  • Tracking staff positions and addressing support issues.
A few reasons you might love this job:
  • The opportunity to work with people who are passionate about their work
  • Engaging in impactful work
  • Community engagement
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • The ability to be innovative and creative
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • Complex regulatory environment
  • Interagency collaboration
  • Resource management
  • Team with varying levels of expertise, guidance will be required
  • Balancing conflicting priorities and demands
Competencies Required:
  • Analyzing & Interpreting Data
  • Action & Results Focused
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Thinking & Perspective
  • Critical Thinking
  •  Delivering Results
  • Handling and resolving conflict  
  • Leveraging Technology  
  • Managing and Facilitating Change
You can read the complete job description at: .
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future openings for up to 6 months. 

Minimum Qualifications

License Required:  Candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.  Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Gerontology, Counseling, Social Work, Social or Behavioral or Health Sciences, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field.

Experience: Four (4) years full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) public administration experience which included responsibilities for supervision, program services operations, service delivery evaluation and regulatory compliance.  Two (2) year of the above experience must have been at a managerial level.

Substitution of Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business or Public Administration, Social or Behavioral Sciences, or a closely related field and (1 ) additional year of the required listed experience.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in program implementation, management, and improvement strategies.
  • Experience with service delivery evaluation and regulatory compliance.

Selection Process

This position is exempted from the merit system and will not follow regular County recruitment and selection procedures. Not all applicants will be invited to participate in the evaluation and interview process. 
1.  Application Filing:  Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.2Interview:  

Applications will be evaluated, and those candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to interview. 

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

The employment list established by this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.

For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Matthew Damm at  For any technical issues, please contact the Government Jobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.