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Wellness Program Manager

County of Ventura

The Wellness Program Manager utilizes knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, program management, and principles, theories, and practices of human resources management in the areas of wellness and benefits in support of a countywide program. The employee wellness program makes a significant contribution toward fostering a healthy, productive workforce, which is one of many things that makes the County of Ventura a wonderful place to work. The program educates and empowers employees to make better choices that assist individuals with achieving their best possible level of health. This valuable and popular program serves to positively affect employee morale and job satisfaction, optimizes performance and productivity, and provides a valued, tangible employee benefit. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a wellness program and staff; will have a participatory management style that promotes differing viewpoints while persuasively working toward consensus; will have significant experience building effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals; will have knowledge of industry trends and best practices; will possess effective negotiation skills and have strong organization and prioritization skills; will have a demonstrated ability to take risks and seek innovative solutions or changes within established guidelines; will have the ability to utilize wellness-related information system applications; as well as possess creativity, flexibility and initiative. Examples Of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops, plans, markets, and executes countywide wellness initiatives and programs;
  • Coordinates countywide wellness programs including on-site fitness classes, wellness programs, annual wellness fairs, and lunchtime lectures;
  • Gathers and analyzes data to measure success of the wellness programs and initiatives on a quarterly and an annual basis;
  • Acts as liaison with vendors and benefits brokers;
  • Drafts wellness communications and responds to employee questions and concerns;
  • Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates program staff;
  • Writes and reviews policies, procedures, and methods relative to the Wellness Program, and formulates, recommends, and/or implements actions for program improvement;
  • Meets with department and agency managers and employees regarding wellness initiatives;
  • Assists in the selection and management of vendors, consultants, and service providers, and oversees compliance of consultants and vendors with contract provisions;
  • Participates in the establishment of strategic short-term and long-range program goals;
  • Assists in the development of the program budget;
  • Prepares detailed and professional reports and other written communications, including policies and procedures, Board of Supervisor letters, executive summaries, and statistical data;
  • Prepares and delivers oral presentations designed to educate and explain program services;
  • Collaborates with information systems staff to identify and evaluate the program’s system/database needs and implement new systems or changes as necessary;
  • Represents the department in meetings with the Board, the executive team, labor organizations, and other community organizations or committees;
  • Responds to inquiries, problems, and complaints from employees and hiring managers;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and do not ensure continuation in the process. Education, Training, and Experience: Three years of progressively responsible professional level experience in the field of Human Resources, specifically in the administration and development of wellness initiatives and programs, with at least one year of experience performing supervisory duties. A Bachelor’s degree or higher degree with an emphasis in Public Health is desirable. Necessary Special Requirements Demonstrated experience managing a wellness, or similar program and staff. Effective negotiation skills. Strong organization and prioritization skills. Ability to utilize wellness-related information system applications. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of: wellness industry trends and best practices; participatory management practices; principles and techniques of supervision and performance improvement; principles of program management; budget administration; administrative application of data processing, analysis and presentation; and public relations. Ability to: analyze program, administrative and fiscal problems; prepare a variety of reports and recommendations; speak effectively in public; manage a program; plan, organize, and supervise the work of others; and research benchmark data for performance improvement metrics.

Salary Range (approximate)

$30.95 – $43.33 Hour

$5,363.96 – $7,510.28 Monthly

$64,367.55 – $90,123.41 Annually

Recruitment Process

Final Filing Date: Applications are accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs are received. Application materials must be received by County Human Resources in Ventura, California no later than 5:00 p.m. on the final closing date. To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form you may contact Human Resources at 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970; Ventura CA 93009; (805) 654-5129 (County Government Center).

Note: If presently permanently employed in another “merit” or “civil service” public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a “merit” or “civil service” style examination, then appointment by “Lateral Transfer” may be possible. Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

Supplemental Quesitonaire – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant’s qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.

Comparative Review – qualifying: If there is a high number of qualified applicants, a comparative review will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral examination. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the applications and supplemental questionnaire.

Oral Examination – 100%: A job related oral examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating applicants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list. Note: If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral examination will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list. Applicants successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.

Background Investigation: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position.

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Date Posted
November 21, 2017
Job Type
Ventura, CA
Human Resources
Onsite Health & Wellness Services
Wellness Consultant

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