Jobs in Behavioral Health

​​To be considered for employment opportunities, applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application via the County’s job site, at

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If you have an internship/post-doc or volunteer inquiry, please email​.

​​The State of California, Department of Finance estimates the 2020 population of Sacramento County to be approximately 1.5 million. With more than a half million residents living in unincorporated Sacramento County, it makes our unincorporated county population the fifth largest in the state. As such, Sacramento is considered a large county, especially in comparison with the populations of surrounding counties.

​​Sacramento is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse communities in California. The Sacramento American Indian/Alaska Native community includes tribal people from many different states and regions with unique cultures and histories, including the first indigenous communities of Sacramento; The Nisenan people, The Southern Maidu, Valley and Plains Miwok, Patwin Wintun peoples, and Wilton Rancheria, Sacramento’s only federally recognized Tribe.

Historically, Sacramento County has been one of three counties with the highest number of newly arriving refugees in California. In recent years, Sacramento County has resettled the most Refugees and Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIVs) as compared to any other county in California. Global events transpiring over the past year have resulted in an increase in the number of refugees arriving from Afghanistan and Ukraine, thereby enriching the diversity of our community. Sacramento County is one of the most diverse communities in California with seven threshold langua​​ges (Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese).

About Us - Behavioral Health Services Vision, Mission, Values​​

The attractive benefits program includes:​​

Retirement – The County’s defined-benefit pension plan is provided by the County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 and is managed by the Sacramento County Employees’Retirement System (SCERS) Board of Retirement. 

​Medical Insurance – Choice of HMO and High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP), including Kaiser, Sutter, and Western Health Advantage. 

​Dental Insurance – Includes 100% of the dental plan premium for the employee and eligible dependents. 

​Life Insurance – $18,000 in life insurance coverage for the employee and $2,000 for all eligible dependents. Employees have the option to purchase additional life insurance coverage. 

​Holidays – 14.5 paid holidays per year. 

Vacation – Two to five weeks (based upon the length of service). 

​Sick Leave – 15 days per year. 

​Flexible Spending Accounts – Employees may set aside funds on a pre-tax basis to pay for eligible medical and/or dependent care expenses.  

​Other Benefits – 

  • ​The County contributes $25 per pay period into a Retiree Health Savings Plan. 
  • Language differential may be available. 
  • Various student loan repayment programs are available. 
  • Up to $1,500 education reimbursement is available (Continuing education is qualifying). 
  • ​Hybrid or remote schedules are available for certain programs. 
  • ​Employee Assistance Program services available. ​


Sacramento County is ranked 79th in California among both public and private employers in Forbes’ 2023 Best Employers Ranking​.

Gabriela Montero – BHS Crisi​s Continuum

​​I am an Administrative Services Officer I, and I have worked for Sacramento County for 7 years. I began my service with Sacramento County as a Senior Office Assistant where I worked at CPS, Contracts Administration. I was able to lend my previous experience in administration with non-profit organizations focused on children’s services with my position at the County. After 4 years I promoted to Behavioral Health Services where I have worked with contracting services with community providers, to administratively supporting our Crisis programs. Working with BHS has provided me a wonderful experience where I have met fantastic people who support the community in some difficult situations. Their work inspires me daily in my job, and in my personal life.

Vanessa Cuevas-Romero, ASW 
Workforce Education and Training (WET) - Program Planner​ 

​​​The Division of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) offered a pathway to clinical licensure, something I felt was beyond reach for someone like me. Ask about opportunities to earn your hours with BHS.​​​​ ​​​​

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