County of OrangeSanta Ana 92701
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Director Of Office Of Immigrant And Refugee Affairs

County of Orange
Full Time 333 W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701, United States


(Senior Human Services Manager)Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective August 25, 2023, salaries will be increased by 4.75%

 Effective June 28, 2024, salaries will be increased by 4.25%

 Effective June 27, 2025, salaries will be increased by 4.0%


 This recruitment will establish an


eligible list.  This list may be used to fill current and future Senior  Human Services Manager positions.  This eligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange



This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the County are met. 

The first round of consideration is Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

The is California's third most-populous county, with more than 3 million residents and 34 cities. It is one of the region's largest employers, with a workforce of about 16,000. Working for the County offers a variety of opportunities for career development and growth and the job satisfaction of serving the public and contributing to efforts that make a difference in people's lives.

As the Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA), you will oversee the central coordination hub for services, resources, and advocacy efforts dedicated to support Orange County's immigrant and refugee populations. The ultimate vision for the OIRA will be to enable immigrants and refugees self-sufficiency and their productive assimilation into the community.

The responsibilities of the Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs include:

  • Meet and confer on a regular basis with County departments and city governments, community-based programs, philanthropic foundations, and other private agencies on fiscal and program issues affecting all programs to resolve the most complex problems and ensure these programs are integrated into a comprehensive service delivery system,
  • Develop an overall strategy updated annually for immigrant protection and integration that will be presented to the Board of Supervisors to guide policy and program decisions,
  • Intentionally build relationships with other county or city offices of immigrant and refugee affairs across the State of California, to learn best practices and promote innovative strategies that advance the vision of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) in Orange County,
  • Actively build long-term relationships with a myriad of public and private stakeholders throughout the region,
  • Represent and make presentations to boards, commissions, and organizations engaged in issues pertaining to immigrant and refugee communities,
  • Oversee the analysis of state and federal immigrant integration policies; and participate in departmental, interdepartmental, and external stakeholder meetings to implement programs and initiatives related to immigrant integration,
  • Plan, coordinate, lead, and evaluate immigrant protection and integration programs and the delivery of services across County departments that develop innovative programs that strengthen immigrant communities,
  • Collaborate with binational governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote and support shared projects with an emphasis on promoting health, social wellbeing, and equity of immigrants and refugees in Orange County,
  • Formulate policies, procedures, and protocols for all programs, services, and activities within County departments to leverage and build a more robust direct service infrastructure in Orange County that will improve access and opportunities for immigrant and refugee populations,
  • Collaborate with County departments to identify and address barriers to access to services for immigrant populations, including but not limited to, the development of culturally and linguistically responsive programs, 
  • Coordinate with the Social Services Agency, Health Care Agency, OC Community Resources, Office of Care Coordination, and any other relevant County departments to support initiatives that address the needs of Orange County’s immigrant and refugee population to minimize silos and ensure an intersectional equity lens,
  • Facilitate and support a stakeholder working group focused on improving the immigrant and refugee system of care in Orange County,
  • Supervise OIRA Staff responsible for delivering services to immigrants and refugees of Orange County.
The Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs should possess public sector leadership experience with responsibility for developing and implementing programs supporting immigrants and refugees, navigating government processes, and building partnerships with local and state programs as well as community organizations.  They must excel in policymaking, strategic planning, resource coordination, grant writing, and building community partnerships.

The successful candidates must possess the following:

  • Substantive leadership experience in immigration and refugee policy issues, including prior work with demonstrated outcomes in advancing immigrant and refugee equity as well as addressing disparities and disproportionality,
  • Ability to demonstrate inclusive results-oriented leadership with a deep understanding and experience with community engagement, social/economic policy,
  • Ability to engage, embrace, and celebrate the culture, ethnic diversity, and community values of the Orange County region,
  • Working knowledge of current priorities of the Board of Supervisors, including those related to the OC Cares and homeless initiatives, and opportunities for regional impact,
  • Substantive experience to implement, organize, and manage engagement/input strategies, such as community presentations, focus groups, surveying, and listening sessions to support community engagement,
  • A high level of political and organizational acumen, with experience leveraging internal and external partnerships at all leadership levels,
  • Strong leadership skills to be able to guide and develop teams in implementing community-based and resident-driven models of change,
  • Experience in developing or launching new programs,
  • Established experience with grant writing, both public and philanthropic matters,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • Working knowledge of refugee and immigration statutes and legislation preferred (does not need to be a licensed legal practitioner),
  • Bilingual language skills are highly desirable.

Click to learn more about the minimum qualifications for this position as well as the physical & mental requirements and the environmental conditions.
NOTE: Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the
Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials for minimum and desirable qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum and desirable qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via email of their status in the process.
Structured Oral Interview | (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral interview panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click to review the policy.