Job Description

Overall Job Objective

$7,221.07 - $9,027.20 Monthly
San Mateo County, CA
Job Type
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Job Number
12/19/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

San Mateo County Health is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Supervisor, to supervise professional, technical, clinical and support staff in the delivery of behavioral health and recovery service delivery programs; direct, organize, manage, evaluate, audit, and provide accountability for one or more behavioral health, recovery and/or prevention programs; develop and implement program goals and ensure compliance with contract and funding source requirements; act as liaison with funding sources and County service providers; ensure compliance with grant and program regulations and procedures; monitor contracts related to assigned program; and perform related duties as assigned.

The current vacancy is in the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division, in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Unit located in Belmont. The BHRS Supervisor will travel on a regular basis to meet with providers, staff, clients or community, non-profit organizations, other staff of the Health System and attend various meetings.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience supervising, leading and motivating staff;
  • Experience leading and/or motivating colleagues;
  • Experience providing technical assistance to substance use disorder treatment contractors or other community-based organizations;
  • Knowledge of substance use disorder regulations, guidelines, and best practices;
  • Experience leading or participating in quality improvement efforts;
  • Experience working with programs serving the following populations: criminal justice, homeless, perinatal, or youth;
  • Experience partnering with primary health, mental health, the Courts, probation, child welfare, housing, human services, or other agencies to improve systems of care and services to clients; and
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and communities.

Additionally, must be highly organized with the ability to manage various details and projects; be able to foster a team environment; demonstrate analytical capability and data analysis; and possess strong oral and written business communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access preferred.

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


County Status:  An applicant must have been a County of San Mateo employee in San Mateo County Health 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.

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 a bachelor's degree in public or business administration or a related field AND three years of related experience, which has included leading or supervising staff in the delivery of community services in a behavioral health services field.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of program delivery within a system of care: principles and practices of employee supervision and training; principles and practices of program evaluation, technical assistance and planning; principles and practices of behavioral health and recovery client service delivery programming across treatment and prevention modalities; specialized technical knowledge related to assigned program area; principles and practices of contract development, negotiation and monitoring; behavioral health and recovery programs, treatments and prevention strategies, evidence-based practices, standards of care and appropriate therapeutic approaches; principles, practices and techniques of administrative and programmatic research, analysis and programming; applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and County and program policies and guidelines; computer applications related to the work; and office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Skill/Ability to:  Plan, assign, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others; train staff in work procedures and provide technical and programmatic assistance to staff and subcontractors; administer and coordinate programs services and activities; foresee and analyze operational, clinical and/or administrative problems, consider alternatives and recommend sound solutions; supervise the development and evaluation of proposals and negotiation of contracts and agreements; develop, monitor and analyze program performance goals; analyze, interpret and apply various regulations, requirements and/or clinical approaches; communicate effectively in writing and orally and make public presentations; prepare clear, concise reports, correspondence and recommendations; analyze information and situations and use sound independent judgment to make decisions and determine appropriate courses of action; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and exercise sound independent judgment within general policy and regulatory guidelines.


Departmental Promotional Only. Only current County of San Mateo employees in San Mateo County Health 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 may apply.
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: 
DECEMBER 19, 2018
Application Screening:  DECEMBER 20, 2018
Panel/Department Interview:  JANUARY 14, 2019


The County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions. 
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Yvonne Alvidrez (120618) (Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Supervisor - G080)

Application Instructions

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