Director of Community Mental Health Services
The Essex County Board of Supervisors, seeks applications for the anticipated vacancy for Director of Community Mental Health Services, serving as chief executive officer of the Local Governmental Unit (LGU) and the County Mental Health Department. The Director will be responsible for the community mental health program, exercising general direction in planning, coordination and operation of the full range of mental health, alcoholism or substance abuse, and developmental disability services provided within the county.
This is a Department Head position within the Non - Competitive Class of New York State Civil Service system. Applicant must meet minimum qualifications to hold the position. The successful candidate must be a resident or become a resident of Essex County in order to hold the position.
Successful candidate's will also have a working knowledge of current Administrative practices and trends in the behavioral health field, with at least five years of progressively responsible experience in a governmental, private, not-for-profit or proprietary program providing services for people who have a diagnosis of mental illness, developmental disability, alcoholism or substance abuse. At least two of the five years shall include functioning in an administrative capacity for them management of a program in which the candidate was responsible for the overall direction and control of an identifiable organizational unit or program.
Applications and job specifications detailing the minimum job qualifications are available in the Essex County Personnel Office, 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown NY 12932.
For information call (518) 873-3360 or visit the County's website at
Any interested individual may apply provided they meet the minimum qualifications.
Please send applications to the Essex County Personnel Office, or complete through the county's website.
Applications must be received in the Personnel Office no later than the close of business on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.