Workforce Services Director

  • Contra Costa County
  • Martinez, California
  • May 21, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Human Resources and Personnel Management
  • Apply By: Aug 19, 2019



Are you a committed change agent looking to deliver best in class public assistance benefit programs to one of California’s most ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse county’s?  Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) is seeking a visionary and collaborative organizational leader with public administration experience; outstanding people management skills; and a successful track record in organizational change leadership to be its Workforce Services Director.  The successful candidate will be driven by a passion to serve a diverse urban population of marginalized families and communities and is committed to the County’s goal of building a thriving community where all individuals and families can be healthy, safe, secure and self-sufficient.

Job Description

The position reports directly to the EHSD Director and is responsible for leading and directing the operation and provision of public assistance benefit programs.  The Director directly oversees a Deputy Director, 8 division managers, a staff of 780 employees and a budget of $204 million. 

Job Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, social work, health, public health or a closely related field.
  • Five (5) or more years of professional experience in an administrative or staff position, which required program management, financial management, and/or administrative oversight in a public social service or health agency. At least three years of that experience must have included supervisory responsibilities.
  • Experience working in a union environment is preferred.

Special Instructions

If you’re a collaborative administrative leader and have a successful track record of organizational change leadership and commitment to delivering high quality social service systems, we would like to meet you!

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest detailing significant leadership accomplishments and resume by June 28, 2019 electronically to Ms. Brett Byers at  Full profile available at