Goverment Jobs
February 11, 2019
Oxnard, California
Job Type



Under general direction,will manage alcohol and drug treatment or DUI (driving under the influence) programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Behavioral Health Manager II is distinguished from level I by additional duties involving budgeting and personnel on a multidisciplinary team.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.

BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency exam with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher.

DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Manager IIis a Management/Confidential classification and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in this classification are eligible for benefits at the MB3 level.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Helpvacancies for this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.

OPENING DATE:February 11, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists in establishing and refining measurable performance objectives for the team or subsystem;
  • Initiates, negotiates, and implements interagency agreements;
  • Selects, trains and supervises a multi-disciplinary staff;
  • Supervises collection and input of all client and cost data necessary to evaluate client outcome and cost benefit. Prepares associated fiscal and information system reporting for local, state and other Department responses;
  • Monitors and ensures that all Quality Assurance policies and procedures are followed and sustained;
  • Ensures program fidelity and adherence to stakeholder approved plan objectives;
  • Prepares written monthly management information report reflecting team's performance on client outcome goals, productivity, expenditures, and revenue; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


Considerable supervision, program operation or management experience, or technical related experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The required knowledge, skills, and abilities may also be obtained by:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in mental health, public administration, business administration, or related field; AND
  • Four (4) years of professional level administrative, supervisory, and management experience in a behavioral health care environment or department.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of: behavioral health assessment, treatment, and case management practices; behavioral health clinical policies and procedures; administrative, management support functions such as contracts, budgeting, cost control, and revenue generation practices; staff supervision and personnel practices; private sector resources available to the mentally ill and substance use disorder clients; legal and financial issues related to the mentally illand substance use disorder clients.

Ability to: utilize personal computing hardware and software; gather data and prepare reports; maintain medical record standards; provide active and positive leadership; develop community resources; work within budget constraints; respond effectively to crises; effectively handle persons who are angry, demanding, emotionally upset and/or resistant to treatment; evaluate safety and risk factors for staff and clients; maintain collaborative working relationships with staff, community members, and other governmental agencies; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE ? qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION ? qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.

COMPARATIVE SCREENING - qualifying: If there is a high number of qualified applicants, a comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral exam. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application and supplemental questionnaire ("and supplemental questionnaire" only if there is one).

ORAL EXAM ? 100%: A job-related oral exam will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating applicants' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

NOTE: If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral exam will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.

Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record may be required for this position.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Anna Ford via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (805) 677-5153.

In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:
FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM:You allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly Credit Allowance of $447.00 among several benefit options.Regular part-time employees (40?59 hours per pay period) hired or promoted to Management on or after April 1, 2001, receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (
Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's biweekly contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.
Cash added to your taxable biweekly pay, depending on the selections you have made.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC:Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.
MEDICAL MAINTENANCE EXAMINATION: You may schedule a medical maintenance examination through Employee Health Services, at no cost to you, at the intervals stated:
Once every 36 months if under age 40
Once every 24 months if between ages 40-44
Once every 12 months if over age 45
If you choose to have the examination through your personal physician, your department will reimburse you up to $1,200 for eligible expenses not covered by your medical plan.
ANNUAL LEAVE:208 hours earned each year (in lieu of vacation/sick leave), increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service. After using a minimum of 80 hours of annual leave during a 12-month period, you may redeem a portion of the accrual annually. Earned annual leave hours are prorated for permanent part-time employees.
MAXIMUM ANNUAL LEAVE ACCRUAL:The maximum number of hours that an employee can accumulate is 880 hours.
10PAID HOLIDAYS:New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one floating holiday. Paid holiday time is prorated for permanent part-time employees.
TEXTBOOK AND TUITION:The County may reimburse you up to a maximum of $2,000 per fiscal year ($1,000 for Confidential Clerical) for tuition and books for educational endeavors when courses have a reasonable potential for resulting in more effective County service. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:The County will pay up to a maximum of $200 for membership fees to a job related professional organization.
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE:The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required for your job. You may receive only one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive.
MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT:If required to use your personal vehicle on County business, you will receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the IRS for each mile driven.Some job classifications also receive an automobile allowance.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION:You may elect to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 3% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan.
RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY:Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security.

https://Retirement FAQs

LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN:The County provides you with a disability plan which provides benefits for up to 5 years for a disabling illness or injury, in an amount of 66 2/3% of base salary. Limitations and exceptions are outlined in the plan brochure. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours biweekly to participate in this benefit.
OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN:You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment.
LIFE INSURANCE:The County provides you with a fully paid $50,000 term life insurance policy. The policy contains an accidental death and dismemberment rider equal to the face value of the policy.
OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE:If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage.
DEATH BENEFIT:Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program.
OTHER BENEFITS:The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, as well as a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals.

This Summary is informational only, and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this summary. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Management Resolution for details. These documents are available in your department.

Link to Management Resolution - February 2018
Union Codes:MB3, MB4, MS, MT,MCC, MU
Describe your understanding of the various federal, state and local funding streams along with the directives and mandates that limit their use.

    Describe your experience managing alcohol and drug treatment programs, management level responsibilities regarding funding, patient billing and contracts. Include the name of the organization(s), the number and job types of employees under your supervision, and the scope of your role and responsibilities.

      Describe your strategies as a clinical supervisor along with your experience in implementation of evidence based practice and using outcome data to manage within an alcohol and drug treatment setting or system.

        Describe your experience in multiple project management and program implementation.

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