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Essex County is Hiring: Director of Community Mental Health Services

Essex County has an anticipated vacancy for a 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.

Successful candidates will 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 the management of a program in which the candidate was responsible for the overall direction and control of an identifiable organizational unit or program.

Visit the Essex County Website at for the full civil service job description including minimum qualifications and to submit an application.