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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity


$6,429.33 – $7,814.89 / Month

This is a fulltime, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Under general direction the Division Director will plan, organize, direct and manage the assigned division of the Department. The Division Director will have day-to-day responsibility for the coordination and supervision of the division’s operations and functions, including but not limited to, performing budget development, providing highly responsible and technical staff support for special project studies, assisting in policy and procedure development and implementation and do related work as required.

Knowledge of:

Organizational and management practices as applied to analysis and evaluation of division programs, policies, procedures, organizational structure and operational needs. Principles and practices of budget development, fiscal management, cost and governmental accounting, grants management, public agency funding and administration, financial planning and forecasting. Principles of project planning, development, coordination and direction for the assigned division. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations affecting the assigned division. Methods and procedures for developing and evaluating program quality and effectiveness. Computer applications relating to statistical analysis, patient/client records, database systems, billing and other financial records, and/or maintenance work.
Interpersonal communications, collaboration, partnership and team building practices, and conflict resolution with both internal and external partner, peers, colleagues and employees. Principles of public administration, management, staff supervision, employee training and work evaluation.

Techniques for preparing specifications, estimates, reports and recommendations related to the implementation of programs developed for the assigned division. Proper inspection methods and procedures. Principles of mathematics related to the building trades, if applicable to the program.
Principles and practices in purchasing, bidding, contracts and vendor selection. Safety procedures for the assigned division. Practices, tools, equipment and materials used in general construction trades, if applicable to the program. Uniform Building Code requirements and CalOSHA construction standards, if applicable to the program. Principles and methods of management and maintenance of office buildings and grounds, if applicable to the program. Various equipment used in County buildings and facilities.
Applicable legislative and regulatory process at all levels of government. Land use and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), if applicable to the program.

Ability to:

Plan, organize, manage, and coordinate the functions of the division.
Analyze complex and sensitive administrative, budgetary, operational, economic, political and organizational problems, evaluating alternatives and reaching sound conclusions.
Collect, evaluate, and interpret a variety of information and data, either in statistical or narrative form.
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate payroll and administrative support functions as assigned.
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of a diverse subordinate support staff.
Provide for staff training and development, as well as succession planning. Interpret, analyze and apply laws, rules, regulations, codes, policies, [plans, specifications, blueprints and drawings if applicable to the program.]; and clearly communicate and/or train others in the interpretation or application.
Make effective public presentations to convey conclusions and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, County Administrative Officer, other government bodies, local agencies and organizations, and the media. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, subordinates, and internal and external customers. Coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines.
Work independently and as part of a team to provide input, make recommendations for proposed solutions, and act as directed on a variety of division issues and situations. Identify, analyze, and evaluate situations or problems to determine appropriate courses of action. Be flexible in adapting to changes in priorities or resources that impact pre-established timelines and courses of action. Maintain awareness of the functioning and status of multiple work groups or program areas simultaneously. Delegate work assignments and appropriate level of responsibility to employees in order to ensure the completion of work assignments and projects. Communicate, verbally and in writing, clearly and concisely with a variety of audiences on a variety of matters. Perform inspections and identify maintenance and repair needs [if applicable to the program], and develop projects, budgets and timelines, as needed.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Five (5) years of increasingly responsible work experience in supervision, program planning and evaluation, policy and procedure development, fiscal management/oversight or other related management type activities, including at least two (2) years in a management or supervisory position.


A minimum of two (2) years of direct experience in the programs related to the assigned division, preferably in municipal government.


Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or a related field relevant to the assigned division.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid Class C Driver License at the time of appointment.

Typical Physical Requirements:
Typical physical requirements are dependent upon the division assigned but include the ability to sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. Some divisions also require the ability to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces, crawl through various areas requiring movement on hands and knees, climb, stoop, crouch and kneel, lift and moves objects weighting up to 50 lbs., and perform sustained physical work.



NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: $6,429.33 - $7,814.89 / Month