Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Health Care Program Administrator II

Recruitment #20-0315-01

Introduction

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.

Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications 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.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line.

DESCRIPTION

HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY
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.


PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The mission of the Alameda County Public Health Department is to work in partnership with the community to ensure the optimal health and wellbeing of all people. 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. The Public Health Department staff are committed to the following values:

 
Healthy People in Healthy Communities
Equity and Social Justice
Accountability and Quality
Leadership and Innovation
Trust and Transparency
Humility and Respect

Traditional public health concerns such as disease outbreaks, environmental hazards and access to health care are compounded by contemporary concerns such as: economic disenfranchisement and homelessness, racism, sexual and reproductive health and rights, crime, violence, and substance abuse. Each of these poses a threat to public health and wellness and calls for innovative solutions, in close partnership with impacted communities. 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 www.acgov.org
 

THE POSITION

Under administrative direction, to direct and manage a large and complex direct client service delivery health care programs through subordinate professional-level and supervisory staff; to serve in a consultative role to department and County management and direct and participate in strategic planning, funding source development and advocacy activities; and to do related work as required.

 

THE VACANCY

There are current vacant positions located within the Agency Administration/Indigent Health and the Public Health Department, however, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in other program areas.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements for this position, the ideal candidate will possess the following critical attributes:

  • A leader who has commitment for achieving mission and goals of the County and uses emotional intelligence efficiently for the successful implementation of Alameda County Service programs.  
  • A service delivery expert who can interpret Federal and State laws, regulations and policies to ensure compliance and has the ability to influence legislative mandates and policies affecting program participants.
  • A visionary who is able to direct, organize and manage the County-wide programs for children and adults, including seniors. 
  • A strong collaborator who can bring community members, partners, providers, officials and public health staff together to create strategies for a healthy Alameda County.  
  • An effective communicator with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and is focused on developing an environment where diverse multidisciplinary team can work together and offer maximum services to our residents.  
  • An exceptional planner, coordinator and evaluator of program services and has the ability to develop and implement a county-wide program.
  • A strong administrator who has ability to develop cost effective systems, manage overall program budget, and plan program sustainability and growth.  
  • An experienced supervisor who adheres to principles of effective personnel management; supports and develops staff in order to manage today’s changing environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, health care administration, public health, social welfare or related field.

(Additional experience as outlined below may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis.)

AND

Experience:

Either I

The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Health Care Program Administrator I or an equivalent or higher-level classification in the Alameda County classified service performing health care program administration, management, planning and evaluation. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Or II

The equivalent of four years full-time professional experience in program administration, management, planning and evaluation in the oversight of direct delivery of health care services to clients equivalent to the Alameda County’s class of Health Care Program Administrator I.

(A master’s degree in business administration, health care administration, public health, social welfare or related field may be substituted for one year of experience.)

Licenses:

Specified positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license. Specified positions may also require licensure or certification in the programmatic area to which assigned.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

  • Management principles and practices, including work planning, employee supervision and resource allocation.
  • Principles, practices, funding sources and administrative requirements in the program areas to which assigned.
  • Applicable laws and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of direct client service delivery.
  • Practices and techniques of programmatic analysis and report preparation.
  • Budgetary, financial management, auditing and contract administration practices.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Ability to:

  • Manage multiple health care service delivery programs.
  • Serve effectively as a member of a management team.
  • Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of a multi-disciplinary staff and consultants through subordinate supervision.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate program and service delivery effectiveness in the programmatic areas to which assigned.
  • Identify programmatic and operational problems, investigate and evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions.
  • Interpret, explain and apply complex regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence, policies and other written materials.
  • Represent the department and the County in meetings with others and make effective presentations to diverse groups.
  • Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
  • Direct the maintenance of accurate records and files.
  • Exercise tact and sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' application 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 the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified
    applicants to continue in the process.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score.  The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment. 

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

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, www.acgov.org/hrs .

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:

 

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

 

Deadline for Filing:    

5:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

by March 25, 2021

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified    

by May 7, 2021

Civil Service Oral Examination*:

Week of May 17, 2021

*If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN

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 statues. 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 statues.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

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 & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • 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.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Notices will be sent from Noreply@jobaps.com.  Please add @jobaps.com and Noreply@jobaps.com as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page and clicking on the link 'last notice sent' for the respective recruitment.

 

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 NoReply@jobaps.com are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions, please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

  

Angelica Cuevas, HR Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 271-5154 or email Angelica.Cuevas@acgov.org

www.acgov.org/hrs 

 

 

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.



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