Director, Child Support Services – The County of Monterey

Location: Salinas, CA

The Director of Child Support Services is an at-will Department Head. This position is appointed by, reports to, and receives overall policy guidance from the County Administrative Officer. As the Department Head, the Director of Child Support Services oversees a department of approximately 108 employees and an annual operating budget of $10.9 million. The Director is responsible for the overall program and administrative operations of the County’s Department of Child Support Services, consistent with state and federal regulations. The Director of Child Support Services is responsible for recommending and implementing policy, developing goals and objectives, selecting and supervising staff, and administering the Department’s budget. In addition, the Di-rector is expected to provide a leadership role within the Child Support Services Department, the County organization, and the community.


  • Oversee the development, revision, and implementation of operational policies and procedures; analyze and interpret existing and proposed legislation and State Department of Child Support Services policies, procedures and other directives to determine their impact on Departmental operations; and, identify areas for organizational improvement.
  • Review and analyze departmental financial and statistical re-ports and prepare or review annual budget estimates and justifications for proposed expenditures; evaluate the costs and benefits of items proposed for the annual department budget.Recruit, interview, select, and hire supervisors, and managers; select, train, supervise, and direct top management personnel; coordinate the investigative efforts of attorneys, investigators, and other law enforcement agencies
  • Set long and short-range goals; implement, communicate, and monitor programs and procedures to accomplish those goals; initiate changes to improve organizational efficiency and ensure program compliance with federal and state child support services laws, regulations and court decisions; review and approve con-tracts, manage grants, and caseload activity reports.


Applicants must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, psychology or sociology, or closely related discipline, AND four years executive or administrative experience in a large public agency in a capacity which afforded direct involvement and oversight in the preparation and administration or large budgets; development, implementation, and evaluation of child support services; and the management and training of personnel within a large organization of which two years were in a senior level administrative or management position OR possess an equivalent combination of training and experience leading to attainment of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, please for-ward a letter of interest and your resume with salar y history and five (5) work-related references (who will not be called until mutual interest is established) to:

The County of Monterey
Attention: Amy Rodriguez
Human Resources Department
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901

Filing period will be December 21, 2015, through February 29, 2016, with an expected screening date no later than January 29, 2016.

For more information or to re-ceive application materials, contact the Human Resources Department at

(831) 796-6095 or visit our website at:

This entry was posted in NCSEA Job Board. Bookmark the permalink.