Friday, April 27, 2018

Maternal Paternal Child and Adolescent Administrator

Recruitment #16-5086-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.


Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents.

Alameda County Public Health Department has worked for over 80 years to improve the health and safety of its residents and the neighborhoods they live in. Traditional public health concerns such as disease epidemics and outbreaks, environmental health, health education and access to care and support have been joined by contemporary concerns: poverty, crime, violence, bioterrorism and natural disasters. Each of these poses a threat to public health and wellness and calls for short and long-term solutions that lie well outside traditional public health boundaries.  For more information about our Alameda County Public Health Department, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department Website and latest Annual Budget document found on

The Maternal Paternal Child and Adolescent Administrator is a single position classification responsible for planning, organizing and administering the programs and operations of the Maternal Paternal Child and Adolescent Health (MPCAH) program with an emphasis on the integrated early childhood home visiting system of care; determining and interpreting MPCAH policies; developing and overseeing MPCAH scope of work, budgets, and annual reports; providing leadership and direction to MPCAH program managers and staff to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines; providing supervision and direction to subordinate personnel; and performing related duties as required.

Maternal, Paternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MPCAH) is dedicated to coordinating services for families including, pregnant women, mothers, fathers, caregivers, infants, children and adolescents in Alameda County. MPCAH enhances access to comprehensive, quality health care and focuses on early intervention and prevention services. The goal is to reduce health disparities and, preserve and improve health outcomes among Alameda County women, children, youth, fathers and families.

MPCAH programs work to ensure that women, children, youth, fathers, and families achieve optimal health and well-being through the provision of client-centered, culturally responsive, strengths-based services and supports, combined with community transformation efforts that aim to improve neighborhood conditions.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess a high level of technical and programmatic knowledge and experience with maternal, paternal, child and adolescent health programs, and service delivery, as well as the following critical attributes: 

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts.
  • Ability to maintain and apply a broad understanding of financial management principles to ensure decisions are fiscally sound, responsible and aligned with organizational priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations or backgrounds, making the most effective use of capabilities, insights and ideas of all individuals.
  • Ability to design, implement, and manage multiple or ongoing programs/projects and direct the related resources, personnel and activities.
  • Strong leadership skills, aligning the organization’s vision and values to manage work groups by inspiring, advising and delegating subordinates, facilitating goal accomplishment and tracking and evaluating performance to ensure success, inspiring, supporting, monitoring and acknowledging front line staff.
  • Political astuteness, possessing the skills necessary for identifying, navigating and successfully interacting within the dynamics of the organization while maintaining sensitivity to the competing needs of a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Skill as a strong collaborator and consensus builder, adept in identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships to help achieve department goals.



Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Care Administration, Public Health, Social Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or closely related field.



The equivalent of four years of full-time, progressively responsible, post-graduate, supervisory and administrative experience in a community organization or public agency which included program planning, development and evaluation, fiscal and personnel management. Two years of which must have been in the area of maternal and child health.


Possession of a current valid license or registration as a Skilled Medical Professional.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Administrative principles, practices and techniques of County and State public health systems.
• Principles and practices of governmental budgeting, funding and grant/contract management.
• Principles of personnel management, development and supervision.
• Community needs, resources and organizations related to MCAH.
• Ten Essential Public Health Services.
• Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements.

Ability to:

• Communicate orally and in writing with linguistic and cultural proficiency.
• Make decisions.
• Provide leadership.
• Plan and organize.
• Collaborate effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders.
• Exercise management control.
• Develop, analyze and monitor budgets.
• Plan and develop programs.
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Be flexible.
• Manage multiple and changing priorities.
• Adapt to stress.
• Incorporate ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations and diverse communities.


The examination will consist of the following steps: 1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process. 2) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,  

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency.


Deadline for Filing:                                                          5:00pm, Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Review of Minimum Qualifications:                                              Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Review of SQ for Best Qualified:                                                   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Panel Interviews:                                                                               Friday, July 28, 2017                 

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,   


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance (Employer Credit)
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Group Legal
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Lindsay Christopher, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer