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Behavioral Health Director
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Yamhill County | McMinnville, OR
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Job Description



RECRUITMENT CLOSES: February 14, 2020 AT 5:00 p.m.


Our Community

Yamhill County, located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, has approximately 105,000 residents and is considered a very desirable place to live. Yamhill County is home to Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville, and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg. Yamhill County is centrally located in the heart of wine country, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, Cascade Mountains, and the high desert of Central Oregon. Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available. Our county has the benefits, appeal, and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while giving our residents the opportunity to enjoy active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas. Yamhill County offices are located in historic McMinnville, which has the “Best Main Street in the West,” as recognized by Sunset Magazine and placing second in Parade Magazine’s “Best Main Street in America” contest. Notable events include a seasonal farmers market, the second largest UFO festival in the nation (complete with an alien costume parade), the oldest County Fair in Oregon, an annual car cruising event, historical Turkey Rama celebration, Sip! Wine & Food Classic, the International Pinot Noir Celebration, and many others. McMinnville is also the home of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, featuring the Spruce Goose and the Wings & Waves Waterpark.


Operational Philosophy

“Excellence in Service”

We believe this can be achieved best by basing daily operations upon the principles of Community, Accountability, and Our Employees. The County is committed to conducting the public’s business with integrity, always providing our services in a professional, courteous, and ethical manner.


The Position

This regular full-time position serves as the behavioral health director for Health & Human Services with the primary responsibility of developing, planning, and supervising the Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) contracts and services. The director oversees a behavioral leadership team of eight division managers and over 200 FTE of direct staff, serves as the CMHP director, represents the County in working with the community and external agencies; develops goals, objectives, and strategies to meet the department and County strategic plans; and advises the Health and Human Services Director, County Administrator, and Board of Commissioners on various behavioral health policy and programmatic issues. The position reports directly to the Health and Human Services Director, while also exercising considerable independent judgement. (This is Job #BH20-007.)



The person in this position is expected to have a high level of knowledge in the areas of mental health and addictions, analytical skills for interpreting and applying statutory regulations, strong communication, critical thinking and decision-making skills, and effective internal and external partnership strategies.



A master's degree in behavioral, social, or public health science, special education, public administration, or human service administration is required in addition to five (5) to seven (7) years of increasing responsibility or executive leadership experience in human services programs. Ten or more years of formal management experience in public sector health and human services or a related field preferred. Documented experience, training, and ability to manage a complex county behavioral health department.



The salary for the Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Director will be $81,886 to $100,024/year, dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Yamhill County offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), life insurance, paid leaves, paid holidays, voluntary flex spending plan for health/dependent care, deferred compensation retirement options, and other highly competitive benefits. The working conditions are outstanding and the locale is ideal.


Yamhill County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  A completed county application is required. Applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to race, religions, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation. Veterans are encouraged to apply. In order to receive Veterans’ Preference Points, please be sure to submit the required Veterans Hiring Preference Form.

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