Wednesday, October 21, 2020

School Health Services Administrator, CHSC

Recruitment #20-6645-01

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.

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. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

DESCRIPTION

CENTER FOR HEALTHY SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

The Center for Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC)’s vision is that all Alameda County youth graduate from high school healthy and ready for college, career, and life. We work in partnership with school districts to provide and/or fund direct services through school health centers, behavioral health and youth programs to improve the health and well-being of young people. We also facilitate the implementation of coordination practices and equity-based initiatives including the REACH Ashland Youth Center. Our 25 years of experience has allowed us to continuously improve, document and duplicate quality practices in the field of school and community health. Hyperlink to our current website: https://achealthyschools.org/

THE POSITION

Under general direction of the Children and Youth Director, a School Health Services Administrator provides leadership in developing, planning, organizing and directing the activities associated with the CHSC within the HCSA. This works includes oversight of one or more of the main components of CHSC’s work: (1) REACH Ashland Youth Center, (2) Health Access and, (3) Integrated Health and Wellness Initiatives that provide school-based and school-linked health programs to students and their families throughout Alameda County’s 18 school districts. We currently anticipate filling three (3) positions in the coming months.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to the minimum qualifications and knowledge and skills listed below, ideal candidates for these positions will be well prepared for advancement to an administrator role, possessing considerable administrative/management experience collaborating and facilitating system coordination with school-based, school-linked health services programs that support children, youth and their families living in high poverty urban community setting. 

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas: 

• Major strategic health and education initiatives with a multidisciplinary team from multiple public systems, including the education system and managed the related resources.

• Equity initiatives that resulted in the implementation of new practices that address health and education disparities.

• Managing a team of program managers and consultants where you reviewed and evaluated their work and proposed initiatives based on learnings.

• Publication of reports for elected officials, funders and the community. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

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

AND

Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full time experience as a Supervising Clinical Case Manager, CHSC or Health Care Program Administrator I with the Center for Healthy Schools and Communities in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

OR

Experience:

The equivalent of three years full-time administrative/management experience including planning and evaluation, fiscal, and collaborating and facilitating system coordination with school-based, school-linked health services and internal and external agencies related to school-based, school-linked programs that support children, youth and their families living in high poverty urban community setting.

AND

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

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:

• Collaborative leadership.
• Community/organizational and public/private partnership dynamics and development.
• Strategic planning and implementation.
• Principles and practices of employee supervision.
• Principles and practices of financial management.
• Principles and practices of community agencies and community resources and their role in the treatment of at-risk children.
• Developmental, academic, social and emotional needs of school-age population (ages 5-24 years).
• Educational and health equity and practices for addressing disparities
• School environments, educational priorities, and organizational issues.
• Practices and techniques of administrative analysis, evaluation, and report preparation.
• Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
• Principles and practices of direct client service delivery.
• Computer applications related to the work.

Ability to:

• Provide effective leadership.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Perform analytical problem solving.
• Make sound decisions and use good judgment.
• Plan, organize and prioritize work.
• Provide budget development and other data analysis.
• Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of a multi-disciplinary staff and consultants through subordinate supervision.
• Work independently, collaboratively with multidisciplinary team, community resources and organizations.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departments/agencies, stakeholders, partnerships and other organizations and communities.
• Represent the department and the County in meetings with others and make effective presentations to diverse groups.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS: 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 which is a Best Qualification screening (which is qualifying only) to determine who is amongst the most suitably qualified candidates. Only those candidates evaluated as the best and most suitably qualified will move on to the next step in the examination process, a panel interview which may contain situational exercises and will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. Meeting the minimum qualifications for the position does not guarantee advancement to the panel interview process; only the most suitably and best qualified candidates will be invited to participate.

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 many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

Alameda County utilizes a panel of subject matter experts to evaluate candidates’ job related competencies and suitability for the position. The primary objectives of this process are to: acquaint interviewer and candidate; learn more about the candidate’s background and experience as it relates to the job; and help the candidate understand the position and organization. Most panel interviews will be comprised of subject matter experts within the organization, which may include supervisors and managers from the hiring department; other interviews may be comprised of experts from outside of the organization. In cases where the hiring manager participates in the interview process, the department may choose to hire directly from the established eligible list and may choose not to have additional departmental interviews.

CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION.

We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

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:

Monday, November 2, 2020

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

Monday, November 16, 2020

Screening Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified                               Monday, December 7,2020

Oral Interviews:

Tues & Wed, December 22 & 23, 2020

 

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 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: 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. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org 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.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure 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 alamedacountyHR@acgov.org 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 bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Debra Robinson-Harris, Human Resources Analyst II
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Debra.Robinson@acgov.org
(510) 272-6437

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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