Job Posting - Director of Child Support Services, Contra Costa County

Located in northern California, Contra Costa County extends from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay to San Joaquin County. With a population of just over 1 million, the County is among the 10 most populous counties in California and home to one of the State’s most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations. Contra Costa is home to numerous attractions, including wildlife refuges, state parks, historic sites, and a variety of museums. The wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, picturesque seaside communities such as Carmel and Monterey, and the Sierra Lake Tahoe region are all within driving distance. 

The Director and Department of Child Support Services staff establishes and maintains programs to collect, from absent parents, support payments for custodial parents and their children as well as providing such services as locating absent parents; establishing paternity; obtaining, enforcing, and modifying child support orders; and collecting and distributing payments. The new Director will report to the County CAO and oversee an FY2021-22 budget of almost $18.7 million with a staffing level of 134 FTEs.  The top priority for the Director is to lead the department to provide high quality services to constituents, while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and prescribed program guidelines. The individual selected as Director will have the opportunity to incorporate best practices and innovation to ensure the alignment of technology systems and procedures within the Child Support Services operation address various program mandates and outcome measures.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with a major in business/public administration, or a closely related field along with five or more years of full time or its equivalent senior level managerial, administrative or supervisory experience relating to the planning, organizing and directing of various functions of a child support collection enforcement agency. Equivalent experience as described above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years; or one year of graduate training in business/public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. The salary range for this position is $182,141.28 - $221,393.88 annually, DOQ.  To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by September 7, 2021.

Paul Kimura and/or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030