The Orange County Social Services Agency, CA is seeking a Chief Deputy Director. This position replaces a long-term Chief Deputy Director who is retiring after many years of public service. This is an at-will position which, in conjunction with SSA’s Director, on a day to day basis directs the operation of SSA through the subordinate Division Directors. The Chief Deputy Director leads over 4,300 employees, who fulfill SSA’s diverse organizational functions, including Assistance Programs (AP), Family Self-Sufficiency and Adult Services (FSS&AS), Children and Family Services (CFS), and Administrative Services. The person in this position acts for the Agency Director in the Director’s absence and is responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of Agency programs by coordinating Agency activities. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, collaborative, and results oriented leader with exceptional communication skills and a proven track record of navigating change, identifying best practices, fostering strong business relationships and a collaborative team-oriented working environment, and the ability to achieve results through others. The successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of Social Services Agency programs and objectives, public procurement and budgeting practices, and County government. Key attributes also include responsiveness and political astuteness. The most qualified candidates will demonstrate their ability to lead a highly talented and cohesive professional and administrative staff and manage a large, complex, and challenging social services agency.