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San Bernardino County prides itself on being a high-performing, forward-thinking and fast-paced organization where innovation and service are central to our culture and operations. We are in search of a visionary leader to join our Department of Veteran Affairs as the next Director of Veterans Affairs overseeing the Department in all planning and execution of the organization’s mission and goals, from both the strategic and operational levels.

Candidates for Director of Veterans’ Affairs must be veterans who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who were discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable; applicants are asked to provide a copy of their DD Form 214 with their application materials.
Outstanding Compensation and Benefits: San Bernardino County offers a generous compensation package that includes a competitive salary within the designated 81B salary range and our excellent Exempt B Benefits package.  The County also offers an alternative Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides a wage differential of 4% above the base salary rate with a complementing modified leaves package and benefits. Annual base salary up to $259,695.

Desired Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, management, behavioral/social science, or closely related field.

Experience: Five (5) + years of progressively responsible experience managing a veterans’ services or social services program, which has included organizational and personnel management, public relations, and fiscal and budgetary responsibility. The future Director will also be a fiscally responsible administrator, with experience handling personnel issues and able to solve problems with long term solutions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Responsible for planning, organizing and directing a Countywide program to inform veterans and their dependents of their rights and benefits and assist them in pursuing and obtaining services provided by state and federal agencies and veterans’ organizations.
Plan and develop programs for implementing policies and procedures relating to veterans’ rights and benefits provided by federal and state laws.
Work with veterans’ organizations and other groups in regard to veterans’ problems; may investigate and prosecute complex claims.
Review legislation and formulate the department’s position on such legislation. Attend and participate in conferences and professional meetings.
Designated by the County Board of Supervisors as the County Veterans Remains Officer, and as such, in compliance with the Burial with Honor Act of 2012, is responsible for the proper internment of the unclaimed remains of veterans or their eligible dependents who die within the County.
The Director of Veterans’ Affairs is an unclassified position and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

The Ideal Candidate will have extensive experience with an organization that provides services to veterans of the United States Armed Forces and be knowledgeable of and an advocate for services and benefits available to veterans. In addition, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in partnership with County, State, Federal, and community agencies and build positive and constructive relationships to benefit our veterans; lead with integrity and inspire staff to provide services in an effective, efficient, and respectful manner; promote diversity and inclusion; and have experience working with diverse populations.

Candidates possessing an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.

Selection Process:

Interested candidates must submit:Compelling cover letter;
Comprehensive resume;
Three (3) professional references.

An electronic version of all submittals are required to be sent to: or candidates may complete the online application and upload the required documents. This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout all stages of the recruitment process. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established and a reference release form is completed.

Questions should be addressed to:  Silvia Zayas ( OR Rachel Guerra (

APPLICATIONS/RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.Interested candidates are encouraged to apply asap and no later than July 08, 2024, for priority review.

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