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 Chief Deputy Director Health Care Agency - Ventura, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Ventura County Health Care Agency 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: WTPBR9stySF8qJ143tx5an9hjo0KO6 / Latpro-3829797 
Date posted: Oct-07-2021
State, Zip: California, 93009


What We Offer

The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. Aside from the annual base salary of approximately $194,455 to $272,264, an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:

General Salary Increase (GSI) - A GSI of 2.00% effective December 26, 2021.

Educational Incentive - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate degree.

Executive Annual Leave - 248 hours earned per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service, to 328 hours after 10 years of service, and to 368 hours after 15 years of service. *Credit for prior public service may be considered (Mgmt. Res. Sec. 616A).

Deferred Compensation - Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on 401(k) contributions.

Health Plans Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $16,692 annually which will increase in Plan Year 2022 to $19,162 annually.

Flexible Spending Accounts - Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.

Pension Plan - Participation in the County's defined pension plan. If eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems such as CalPERS.

Holidays - 11 paid days per year in addition to an annual floating holiday.

The County

From rolling hills to sweeping ocean views, Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 30 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. The near perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees and a wonderful quality of life are a few of the reasons many of the 802,983 residents call Ventura County "home." Ventura has a diverse economic base from tourism to high-tech enterprises in beautifully planned communities, making the region one of the safest in Southern California.

Health Care Agency

The Health Care Agency is the largest department in the County of Ventura and employs approximately 3,486 people with 1,200 of those in direct patient-care positions. The Health Care Agency is a comprehensive healthcare system that encompasses the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC), Santa Paula Hospital, 24 primary care clinics, 11 specialty care clinics, the Public Health Department, and the Behavioral Health Department. VCMC is also home to the top-rated (by Doximity and U.S. News & World Report) Family Medicine Residency Program in the United States and achieved an All Cases meritorious award for surgical care. It is also a West County Level II Trauma Center.

Chief Deputy Director Health Care Agency

Reporting to and under general direction of the Director Health Care Agency (HCA Director), and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer of the Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital, and the Chief Executive Officer for the Ambulatory Care System, the incumbent is responsible for planning, implementation, and administration of all policies, programs, and services related to the County of Ventura Health Care Agency. This position will also provide executive level technical, policy, administrative, operational, and fiscal direction and advice as delegated by the HCA Director, and act as the HCA Director in his/her absence.

The Successful Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in a related discipline, several years of senior management, executive, or administrative experience in health services within a public medical agency. This person will possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, and the ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Chief Deputy Director Health Care Agency is an at-will classification which is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance. The incumbent will receive Management benefits and is exempt from overtime compensation.

To learn more about what its like to work for Ventura County, click here to watch a short video of County Executive Officer, Mike Powers.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

In the Director Health Care Agency's absence, functions as the Agency administrator in other than medical matters unless the incumbent has a medical license;

Assists the Director Health Care Agency with the planning, development, administration, and evaluation of Agency programs and services;

Confers with and advises the Director Health Care Agency on the development and implementation of Agency policies, goals, and objectives;

As delegated by the Director Health Care Agency, collaborates with other Agency administrators and with outside agencies to oversee the development and implementation of Agency programs and services;

In consultation of the Director Health Care Agency, reviews Agency and departmental operations for consistency with Agency goals, policies, procedures, and activities to support the Agency's mission;

Oversees the planning, management, and implementation of operations and activities of designated Agency departments, programs, and functions including: establishing and accomplishing priorities; monitoring and evaluating operations and activities for effectiveness and efficiency relative to Agency goals and objectives; recommending financial and personnel resources to meet program and function goals; and, selection, supervision, and evaluation of staff;

Assists the Director Health Care Agency with effective and timely resolution of issues and problems related to the Agency's operation;

Oversees the performance of a variety of special studies and coordinates the completion of various administrative and/or enterprise projects as assigned by the Director Health Care Agency;

Oversees compliance of Agency programs and functions with related statutory and regulatory requirements;

Oversees the function and activities involved in the provision of service by contract physicians to ensure effective service delivery;

Oversees the administration of public relations and educational programs; meets with other organizations interested in health care issues; addresses public groups; attends conferences;

Coordinates the activities of the Agency with other entities, including federal, state, and local public and private agencies and other health services organizations and individuals;

Directs the preparation and submission of periodic reports to the County Executive Officer, Board of Supervisors, and appropriate state and federal agencies regarding Agency short- and long-term plans, operations, public efficiency and effectiveness;

On behalf of the Director Health Care Agency, represents the Director and the Agency within the County organization, with other institutions and governmental agencies, and with the public; and

Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

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


Any combination of experience and/or education which includes extensive health care management experience or experience in an executive or administrative capacity preferably in a public medical agency, and/or bachelor's or master's degree in Hospital, Business. or Public Health Administration or a related field.


Work is performed primarily in an office environment but incumbent will be required to meet with various departments/agencies, business and community groups, the public, and outside venders.

Some travel, primarily within the state, is required.

Recruitment Process

To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and a cover letter that cite your degree(s) including field(s) of study and provide clear examples of your experience with all of the following:

A) Your experience with health care administration and your accomplishments in leading health care operations.

B) Your experience which has prepared you to meet the County's COVID-19 challenges.

C) Your experience managing programs you developed, including the operational budget size, planning, and scope of the work.

D) Your contributions to developing and maintaining effective working relationships with customers and stakeholders.

E) Your experience leading and managing staff, including the titles, sizes, and functions of staff you have supervised.

If interested, you may do one of the following:

E-mail your current resume and cover letter to

Submit an online application at and attach your current resume and cover letter

Resume Evaluation

First review of resumes and cover letters is anticipated to be Wednesday, October 13, 2021. All relevant work experience, training, and education needs to be included to determine eligibility.

Interview Process

Following a structured evaluation of the resumes, the most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview. The top candidates, as determined by the panel, will then be invited to a second interview with the Director HCA and other County executive management. The interviews may be consolidated into one process or expanded into multiple interviews contingent upon the size and quantity of the candidate pool.

Background Investigation

The selected candidate may undergo a thorough background investigation that may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record. In addition, the successful candidate may be subjected to Live Scan fingerprinting.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Katie Reynolds by email at or by telephone at (805) 654-2563.

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