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Tehama County Health Service Agency

Red Bluff, CA

Extra Help

Salary: $35.50 – $43.25 Hourly

This is an Extra Help position; therefore it does not qualify for benefits.

IMPORTANT: In compliance with the California State Health Officer’s order, this position requires employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination completed by the appointment date.


Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Assistant Executive Director, Program, this position develops, administers and supervises the Drug and Alcohol Division of the Health Services Agency.  The Drug & Alcohol Director also coordinates public relations efforts; develops funding resources and manages the division budget, as well as, provides leadership, direct supervision & administrative oversight to division staff.

Assesses County drug and alcohol service needs and participates in the planning, implementation, supervision and evaluation of drug and alcohol services and programs to meet such needs; in cooperation with other division directors coordinates integrated services among all divisions;  Acts as the chief advisor to the Executive Director and the Assistant Executive Director, Program, concerning drug and alcohol issues and programs;  Assists in establishing agency goals, policies and procedures in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; evaluates new laws and their potential impact on the County;  Supervises, advises, consults with and evaluates the work of drug and alcohol counselors, assistants, interns and administrative support staff to ensure effective division operations and quality client services and care;  Provides information and consultation services to other County departments and outside agencies regarding problems and programs for mutual clients;  Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of programs offered by contractors;  Represents the County on boards, commissions, committees, associations and/or task forces on a state and local level as appropriate or as appointed;  Provides training to agency staff members regarding specific drug/alcohol abuse theories and treatment procedures;  Assists in the development of the division’s annual budget; approves purchases and manages division expenditures.  Assists with the solicitation of grant funds from other agencies;  Prepares administrative, fiscal and technical reports as required;  Provides direct treatment services to clients and their family members; manages clinical case assignments;  Reviews and ensures the accurate and timely preparation of client records and charts;  Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding service delivery;  Performs various administrative duties as necessary, including preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence, analyzing statistical data for reports, attending and conducting meetings, overseeing building maintenance, reviewing mail, etc.;  Monitors operations and procedures; develops and/or approves recommendations for improving the Division’s operations and processes;  Meets regularly with supervisors to offer support and guidance; analyzes and evaluates issues and proposals, develops recommendations, and directs the implementation of solutions;  Manages and directs the daily activities of the Division through appropriate delegation, managerial support, and work supervision;  Initiates and monitors contracts necessary for the division operations;  Coordinates the development and monitors the progress of the Drug/Alcohol Division strategic plan;  Receives and verifies payroll records for assigned staff and forwards to payroll;  Participates in the hiring of new personnel, arranges for and provides new employee orientation, recommends disciplinary action and resolves staff conflicts as needed;  Will meet department standards for productivity and related documentation requirements for third party reimbursement;  Ensures program level compliance with all provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) within assigned programs;  Ensures compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality within assigned program areas;  Reports documented or suspected abuse and neglect as mandated by law;  Performs related work as required.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a health related field.   A Master’s degree is desired.
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative/management experience in a health related setting.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

License & Special Requirements:

  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Requires possession of a valid California Drug/Alcohol Counselor Certification or may be a Licensed Professional as defined in the California Code of Regulations, Chapter 8, Section 13015 with two years of experience in a drug/alcohol treatment setting.
  • Must possess, or be willing to obtain, a national provider identifier (NPI).


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various County and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. This position may require stamina for long distance or all-day driving of vehicle. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 30 pounds, as necessary to perform job functions.


Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and potential exposure to hazardous physical substances. Tasks may require exposure to illness/disease, work related stress and hostile clients.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Recruitment Information

How to Apply: Visit and search for the job title.

The department currently is recruiting to fill one (1) Extra Help position.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for an Extra Help Drug & Alcohol Director, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 
Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


For questions about this recruitment contact: 

Emily Unger

530-528-3204 | 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None