City and County of San Francisco , California
$236,574.00 - $301,964.00 Annually
No Application Deadline
Department of Public Health
The City and County of San Francisco’s (City) Department of Public Health (DPH) is the largest City Department, with an annual operating budget of $2.4 billion. DPH employs over 8,000 people and contracts for more than $400 million in community-based services. As an integrated health department, DPH has two major Divisions, the San Francisco Health Network and the Public Health Division, to fulfill its mission of protecting and promoting the health of all San Franciscans. For more information, please visit www.sfdph.org.
Behavioral Health Services
This network consists of a delivery system of a civil service staff of 600, a Private Provider Network of approximately 250 individual providers, and 200 community-based programs operated by non-profit partners. This includes services provided at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, San Francisco Health Network Primary Care and Behavioral Health Centers, Jail Health Services, behavioral health residential treatment facilities, and contracted programs. The overall budget is approximately $450 million.
The 1166 Administrator, DPH - Director of Behavioral Health Services and Mental Health SF (The Director) provides vision, strategic direction, and administrative leadership for addressing mental health and substance use disorders for people in San Francisco. This new role requires visionary leadership, bold ideas, courage to innovate, subject matter expertise, a commitment to health equity, and an ability to bring people together to achieve success. San Francisco is experiencing a “Behavioral Health Moment” where the public, policymakers, providers, and others are focused on realizing a new and improved approach to behavioral health in the City. The Director will play a major and integral role towards this vision. In keeping with DPH's prominent role in addressing the HIV epidemic, increasing health care coverage through Healthy San Francisco, and implementing the Affordable Care Act, mobilizing a City-wide response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we now must transform the City's behavioral health system. The Director will lead this new era.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader with extensive background in leading major behavioral health initiatives and/or systems. The Director leads an executive team charged with planning and oversight of the county’s extensive behavioral health strategy, policy, and services, as well as implementation of Mental Health SF; manages responsibility for the county’s Mental Health Plan, Mental Health Service Act, Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System, and general fund allocation; and manages responsibility for the Office of Care Coordination, utilization management, and service quality, including contractual and regulatory oversight over a wide array of civil service and community-based organizations providing full spectrum mental health and substance use disorder services; coordinates behavioral health services across the City to ensure quality care, appropriate use of resources, collaboration and evidence-based practices; and directs a network of behavioral health services for children, youth, families, transitional age youth, adults, older adults and criminal justice involved youth and adults.
Under administrative direction of the Director of Health and the Director of the San Francisco Health Network, the 1166 Administrator, DPH - Director of Behavioral Health Services and Mental Health SF leads behavioral health strategy, policy, investments, oversight, and delivery systems across the Department and with key partners across the San Francisco community, and performs the following:
The 1166 Administrator, DPH - Director of Behavioral Health Services and Mental Health SF performs related duties as required.
Compensation and Benefits
The normal annual salary range is $236,574 – $301,964. Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range. For additional information about the City's benefits package, please visit: Municipal Executives' Association Benefit Summary
Other outstanding benefits offered with this position include:
Permanent Exempt. In accordance with San Francisco Charter Section 10.104, exempt employees serve at the discretion of the appointing authority.
One (1) year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a forty (40) hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.
Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative. City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.
Verification of required licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.
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