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Manager of Mental Health Programs, Placerville, CA

Organization: El Dorado County
Category: Manager
Location: Placerville, CA
Date Job Posted: May 28, 2024
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Manager of Mental Health Programs

Salary $111,883.20 - $135,990.40 Annually
Location Placerville, CA
Job Type Full Time
Job Number 2405-0226
Department Health and Human Services Agency
Opening Date 05/28/2024
Closing Date Continuous

Manager of Mental Health Programs

The selected candidate(s) may be eligible for the following recruitment incentives*

  • Up to $6,000 to be paid in equal installments for the first twenty-six (26) consecutive biweekly pay periods in the position.
  • A fixed amount of additional vacation leave to be accrued in equal installments in each of the first twenty-six (26) consecutive biweekly pay periods of employment.
  • Up to $6,000 relocation expense reimbursement for moving expenses for the candidate’s household, including pets, when the candidate's primary residence is more than one hundred (100) miles from the assigned work location using the shortest commonly traveled route.

*Recruitment incentive and relocation expense reimbursement eligibility and administration is subject to the County of El Dorado Personnel Rules (Download PDF reader). Current County of El Dorado employees are not eligible to receive recruitment incentives or reimbursement.


The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.


The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is committed to transforming lives and improving futures for the citizens of El Dorado County. The Agency's programs and services include Behavioral Health, Public Health, Community Services, and Social Services. The Agency has over 600 employees dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of those in their community.


Bring your knowledge of behavioral health and your passion for leadership to the Manager of Mental Health Programs position with the County of El Dorado. The Manager of Mental Health Programs is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating the administration of multiple major programs and services within the Health and Human Services Agency Behavioral Health Division. Responsibilities include developing strategies and implementing policies and procedures for service integration across multiple populations, budget administration and reporting, and program evaluation. The Manager of Mental Health Programs also serves as a clinical and professional-level resource for organizational, managerial, and operational analyses and studies.

For a full description of duties and responsibilities please review the job description here.

Who Are We Looking For


El Dorado County Behavioral Health is seeking a visionary and strategic manager who understands the effectiveness of being a team player, leading from the front, and motivating employees to cultivate strategic thinking. The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Be a transparent communicator and team builder, committed to developing the professional capacity of staff through mentoring and training.
  • Have practice in leading recovery oriented mental health treatment programs and inspiring staff to provide culturally competent and strength-based programs.
  • Possess the ability to identify and implement program priorities, goals and objectives, while defining performance measures and evaluating for process improvements.
  • Have experience with federal and/or state funded public health programs, as well as managing budgets, contracts, and grant requirements and reporting.
  • Possess demonstrated collaboration and communication skills in order to work effectively with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations. Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Equivalent to a master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in psychology, social services, health sciences, behavioral health, or a related field;


Six (6) years of experience providing professional support to social services, health, or behavioral health programs, two (2) years of which should be post-licensing clinical and/or administrative experience, and two (2) years of experience functioning in a supervisory or lead capacity.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California or Nevada Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Nurse, or Psychiatrist in the State of California.

Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Manager of Mental Health Programs, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.

How to Apply

Submit Your Application

Apply online by clicking on the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Rachel Wallick in Human Resources at


The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Training and Experience Review (Ranked): A training and experience evaluation will be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies. Based upon the information in the application and/or responses to supplemental questions, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.

Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here.

Based on the hiring department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.


The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Manager of Mental Health Programs. In accordance with Personnel Rules 1103.1 and 1105.1, an extra help or limited term employee may be transitioned into a regular employee if the department in which the employee works has a vacant allocated position for the same classification as held by the extra help or limited term employee and the appointing authority requests such transfer. We currently have the following vacancies:

  • Three (3) full time vacancies in the Health and Human Services Agency's Behavioral Health Division located in Placerville, CA

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

As required by Internal Revenue Service Publication 1075, individuals in positions that have access to Federal Tax Information (FTI), will be subject to a background investigation and a criminal history check. In addition, individuals hired into positions that have access to FTI will be re-investigated at least once every ten (10) years.

About El Dorado County

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:

  • 40 miles to Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles to Sacramento International Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco

Here area few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:

  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway Races
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Small Business Shops

Employees that are buying a home in El Dorado County may qualify for down payment assistance. Click here (Download PDF reader) for more information.

Check out our video to learn more!

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