Job: Correctional Health Clinical Services Manager (Open & Promotional)

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Job Title:Correctional Health Clinical Services Manager (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Tue. 01/16/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$57.67 - $72.10 Hourly
$4,613.60 - $5,768.00 Biweekly
$9,996.13 - $12,497.33 Monthly
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on January 8, 2018 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be January 16, 2018. 
**Please note:  This position has been filled.

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on August 10, 2017 to extend the Final Filing Date.  This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

The Health System is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Correctional Health Clinical Services Manager.  Clinical Services Manager-II positions plan, coordinate and implement comprehensive County-wide mental health programs, including regional clinics for outpatient, partial and extended care, crisis intervention services, forensic care and related community mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults; recommend, develop, implement and evaluate goals, objectives, policies and procedures related to programs; provide leadership and coordination to community groups, public and private agencies, advisory boards and volunteers in planning and implementing programs; and provide highly complex staff support to senior level management within assigned area of specialization. 

The current vacancy is in the Correctional Health Services Division at the Maguire Correctional Facility located in Redwood City, but will travel/drive to perform duties of position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  
  • Plan, direct, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive County-wide mental health services and programs, including needs assessment, program design and planning, implementation and evaluation in a forensic setting.
  • Direct, coordinate, and participate in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities that balance both mandated services and correctional mental health care needs.
  • Act as liaison between the Director of Correctional Health, advisory boards and commissions, regulatory bodies and program staff to ensure that all appropriate policies and guidelines are followed, and that programs are funded with adequate resources to maintain mandated and expected levels of service.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of public and private organizations, including the Sheriff Office Senior Officers, Health Services Program Managers, County departments and agencies; consult with other managers on relevant program issues; develop alternative strategies for dealing with correctional mental health needs and assist in the implementation of solutions as necessary.
  • Conduct or participate in negotiating contracts with outside vendors, consultants or organizations; monitor and evaluate fiscal and legal liability of same.
  • Prepare, administer and monitor the program outcome data t to ensure the accomplishment of program and service objectives within budget restrictions.
  • Provide highly complex staff assistance to senior level management, related commissions and advisory boards on program issues.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate clinical, professional, technical and clerical subordinates.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in:
  • Management in a correctional health setting.
  • Developing and managing mental health and substance abuse programs, staff and interns in a correctional setting.
  • Program development, quality improvement and utilization management in a correctional setting.
  • Performing data and statistical analysis and preparing reports.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Licensure/Certification:  Possession of a clinical license in psychology, social work, nursing, marriage and family therapy or the equivalent.

Security Clearance:  This position requires that the applicant successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation and obtain/maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of increasingly responsible experience in a mental health or related health services program, including at least two years of significant responsibility for one or more of the following: program and budget development, funding, utilization, coordination of community resources or program evaluation.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of public administration, and program management, including planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting.
  • Principles and methods of mental health services, including current trends in education, research, treatment, prevention and related issues.
  • Laws, codes and regulations governing mental health care and knowledge of County, state and federal legislative developments applicable to contemporary mental health issues.
  • Organizational, personnel and fiscal management within a multi-faceted program setting.
  • Community resources and public/private services and funding sources.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Identify and analyze complex mental health issues and problems.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate programs and services on a comprehensive, county-wide level to meet community needs.
  • Integrate a variety of activities and services to achieve program goals, objectives, and priorities.
  • Apply principles and techniques of community organization.
  • Speak effectively to diverse audiences, including clinical, professional, civic and citizen groups.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with other program managers and staff, other agencies and the community; enlist and mobilize community support for programs.
  • Prepare complex and detailed written reports, program policies, procedures and contracts.
  • Train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups and staff.

Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. 

Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Final Filing Date:  January 16, 2018
Panel Interviews:  August 29, 2017

County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
HR Analyst:  Yvonne Alvidrez (072117) (Clinical Services Manager II-Mental Health - D055)


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