Director, Santa Cruz/San Benito County Regional DCSS

Location: Santa Cruz, California

Application Deadline: September 27, 2013

The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a Director of the Santa Cruz/San Benito County Regional Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). This position is responsible for the administration and management of departmental programs and activities, facilities operations and personnel, and coordinates community collaboration.

The Director of the DCSS directs and manages a complex two-County organization, setting departmental goals, providing direction on long-term planning, managing an annual budget of $6.8 million and overseeing personnel issues for 64 employees at the County of Santa Cruz and an annual budget of $1.86 million and 19 employees at San Benito County. The Director must possess the ability to analyze complex problems and identify effective solutions, interpret and implement Federal, State and local laws and regulations related to child support and work with advocacy groups, commissions, courts and governmental organizations with diverse interests. The ideal candidate will possess mediation and/or conflict resolution training skills.

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:

  • Equivalent to graduation from college with completion of the core courses for a degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related fields
  • three years of professional management or administrative experience operating a mandated revenue collection program, child support program, or closely related social service program.

How to Apply
Apply online at or call (831) 454-2600 for an application packet. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123.

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