Website Mariposa County, California

Division Director of Administrative Services

Mariposa County, California

Salary:  $114,339 – $138,981

Nestled in the heart of California, Mariposa County is quiet, rural, and renowned for its remarkable natural beauty. With a population of just over 17,000, the County also welcomes roughly four million annual visitors who are drawn to the region. Mariposa County is home to the famous and awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park where residents and visitors alike are drawn to stunning vistas, iconic granite landscapes, and breathtaking waterfalls. The unincorporated community of Mariposa serves as the county seat. Most of Mariposa’s communities date back to the California gold rush and retain their old west feel.

Mariposa County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) provides behavioral health, social services, public health, housing, transportation, and senior services. HHSA functions with 205 FTEs out of three divisions, including Health Services, Human Services, and Administrative Services, on a budget of $77 million. The Division Director of Administrative Services directs the activities of a major functional support area in the agency, including human resources, procurement and purchasing, information technology, and special projects. The Division Director of Administrative Services manages the day-to-day operations, and plans, directs, develops, coordinates, manages, and implements a variety of specialized administrative functions and services in the areas of compliance, finance and budgeting, purchasing, contract/grant development, administration and management information systems. While this position answers directly to the Health and Human Services Director, it frequently will be in communication with one or more board members at any given time, and presents information to the full Board of Supervisors frequently.

Candidates with little to no government entity experience will be considered. The County is looking for a candidate who is a proven leader and can hit the ground running. The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker who has experience creating cohesive team environments. This person will be able to make decisions on their own to improve the department and divisions, and have previous experience working with one or more board members. A master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field is not required for this position at this time but is desirable and may be necessary for the selected candidate to advance within the County. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in behavioral, social, health science, special education, fiscal management, public or human service administration. Five years of responsible program experience and/or administrative experience relating to planning, organizing or directing with operations within large, complex department or agency with a wide variety of programs, services and funding sources is preferred, as is experience in a health or human services agency.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on “Open Recruitments”. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Mariposa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by December 3, 2023. (First review, open until filled.)

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