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Deputy Director of Behavioral Health (D63)

Company: Benton County Oregon
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Job SummaryAdminister, plan, direct, and evaluate programs and functions of the Behavioral Health Division of the Benton County Health Department in an integrated setting including public health and primary care, under general direction from the Health Department Director. This position is responsible for the coordination, integration, assessment, and quality delivery of person-centered services. Plan and develop high performing innovative systems in an environment of rapid health care transformation. Serve as Behavioral Health Director as identified for Community Mental Health Programming in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 309-014-0020.

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The next review of applications for this position will be completed on May 12th, 2022.
Please apply now if you are interested. Once the position is filled, the announcement could close at any time.

Minimum Qualifications
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Behavioral Health, Social, Health, Health Science, Special Education, Public Administration or Human Services Administration; AND
  • 5 years of professional experience in Human Services Programs
    • Two of which are in Community Mental Health; and
    • Two of which are in Program Management in Human Services; and
    • Three of which are managerial or supervisory experience
      • Supervisory experience includes the authority to hire, terminate, assign, reward and discipline other employeesSpecial Requirements
        • Your application must include references that can verify your experience, training, and ability to manage a Community Mental Health Program.
        • A cover letter is required to be submitted with your application. It should be no more than two pages in length and describe your experience related to the minimum qualifications listed above, and experience establishing and maintaining positive, professional, collaborative relationships with a variety of internal and external partners, stakeholders and community members.
        • Valid Oregon Driver's License. This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
        • Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
        • Benton County requires all Health Services and Clinic employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.Ideal Candidate
          • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and supervision of staff at multiple professional levels.
          • Knowledge and experience with compliance of Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes.
          • Knowledge and training on evidence-based practices as they apply to work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.Your Total Compensation/Benefits
            • Annual salary range of $85,889 - $133,128.
            • Rewarding work in a productive, innovative, and creative environment.
            • Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
            • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance.
            • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with Benton County.
            • Employer-paid (high deductible) medical plan with additional options for an HSA or HRA account.
              • The County funds up to $1400 for the HSA or HRA account.
              • Choose between two dental group plans - MODA or Willamette Dental Plan.
              • The Vision plan is embedded in the medical plans.
              • Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.
              • Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.
              • Employer paid retirement contribution towards Oregon PERS.
              • Deferred Compensation 457b Plan with employer contribution and optional employee contribution.
              • Live, work, and play in Corvallis, Oregon.Questions regarding this position can be directed toSuzanne Hoffman, Health Department Director
                Benton County Health Department
                Telephone: (541) 766-6805
                The Health Department
                Our Health Department has undergone unprecedented growth and improvement in the last several years. The Behavioral Health Division continues to be actively involved in programs, services, and planning for community needs. As the state-assigned Community Mental Health Program, the division provides safety-net services for all Benton County community members.

                Working & Living in Benton County
                Benton County (pop. 93,053; 679 sq. mi.) is in the middle of the Willamette Valley, with Corvallis (pop. 61,027) as the county seat. Established in 1847, nearly 12 years before Oregon became a state in 1859, the county is the state's fourth smallest in terms of area and medium-sized with respect to population. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University (OSU), the city's largest employer. Most of the rest of the county is farm and forest land, reflecting a much treasured rural heritage.

                The quality of life here is very high, a perfect blend of rural, urban, and small town living, with unlimited access to Oregon's coveted outdoor lifestyle. Corvallis is dynamic, safe, and friendly, a thriving college town with many cultural offerings. Portland's world-class urban amenities, major sports venues, and Portland International Airport are 90 minutes to the north, and Eugene and its airport are less than an hour south.

                The area offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities year-round, with easy access to the mountains, ocean, rivers, streams, and wilderness. The Oregon Coast is an hour away. Corvallis is a gold-level Bike Friendly Community with bike lanes on 98 percent of the collector and arterial roadways and eighteen miles of multi-use paths. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Benton County as one of the top three healthiest counties in Oregon.

                In addition to OSU, the Linn Benton Community College offers higher education. The highly regarded Corvallis, Philomath, Alsea, and Monroe School Districts serve the county.

                Benton County is a home-rule county with five elected officials: three county commissioners, a district attorney, and the County Sheriff.

                To learn more about Benton County, please visit
                Working at Benton County
                Living in Benton County
                How to Apply
                • To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out all information in the online application and complete the questionnaire. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.
                • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date, or the first review date will be considered.
                • Answer all supplemental questions.After you Apply
                  • You will get an email stating your application has been submitted. Log in to your NeoGov account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or notifications, and make sure to complete these tasks before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the "My Applications" section.
                  • Be sure to check both your email and NeoGov account for updates regarding this recruitment.Additional information
                    • This is a FLSA exempt position.
                    • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
                    • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans' preference please be sure to attach your DD214 or Disability letter from the VA.
                    • Benton County does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Benton County will review these documents to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
                    • If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling 541-766-6081.Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.
                      Helpful links and contact information
                      Learn more about Benton County
                      Understanding the County Application Process
                      Job Interest Cards webpage

                      For more information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 541-766-6081.

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