Wednesday, May 12, 2021

H.E.A.T. Watch Assistant Coordinator

District Attorney's Office

Recruitment #21-9999-08




The Alameda County District Attorney's Office upholds Alameda County as a safe and livable community through the fair and effective administration of justice; compassionate and committed support of crime victims; innovative programs that provide opportunities for rehabilitation and reintegration; and programs designed to enhance the lives of vulnerable populations, children and youth for a bright, healthy future. Read more about our mandated services.


The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is comprised of approximately 150 attorneys, 70 inspectors, 30 Victim-Witness advocates and claim specialists, as well as a variety of administrative, finance, and communications professionals. Our jurisdiction covers over 800 square miles and our staff work in 9 offices located throughout the County.


We have six specialized divisions within the office:


· Criminal Prosecution

· Juvenile Justice

· Consumer, Environmental and Worker Protection

· Investigative Division

· Victim-Witness Assistance

· Alameda County Family Justice Center



H.E.A.T. (Human Exploitation and Trafficking) Watch is a nationally recognized, award-winning program created by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office (ACDAO) to combat human trafficking on a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and regional basis. H.E.A.T. Watch seeks to prevent and combat human trafficking in all of its forms with a five-point strategy designed to support victims and those at-risk; engage community members and raise awareness; train law enforcement and other first responders; prosecute traffickers and purchasers; and change legislative policy and identify best practices.

The ACDAO spearheaded the Bay Area H.E.A.T. Coalition (B.A.H.C.) to increase communication, cooperation, and collaboration between local, state, and federal law enforcement, service providers, systems, community members, and existing human trafficking task forces in the Bay Area. B.A.H.C. seeks to establish a coordinated response between law enforcement and victim services on a regional scale thereby enhancing local efforts to increase victim identification and recovery as well as effective investigation and prosecution of local and multi-jurisdictional trafficking cases; support and coordinate existing and emerging local service provider networks to fully function at the regional level; and create and support regional capacity to identify trafficking trends and patterns throughout the Bay Area. The H.E.A.T.

The Assistant Coordinator will work closely with partner agencies, both government and non-government, working collaboratively through a grant to improve services for, interactions with and programs designed to improve the lives of minors who have been trafficked in the commercial sex trade. The position requires an individual who has familiarity with or is ready to work in the field of combating human trafficking.  The Assistant Coordinator will provide important training to educate and sensitize the individual selected for the position about the dynamics of sex trafficking and other related areas of interest.


The Assistant Coordinator will work closely with the H.E.A.T. Watch Coordinator, with the Head of the H.E.A.T. Prosecution Unit as well as with the District Attorney.  The Office currently has a grant with 18 partner organizations.  The H.E.A.T. Watch Assistant Coordinator will serve as a liaison with the partners to maximize performance on the grant.


This position is based in Oakland, CA with expected travel throughout the county and Bay Area.


1.     Conduct grassroots outreach and collaboration with partners.

2.     Assists in preparing clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence, policies, newsletters and other
      written materials.

3.     Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines as well as, maintains accurate records and files.

4.     Exercises sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines and is responsible for
      establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

5.     Responsible for managing tracking of new and current clients within the database and updating relevant
      and current client information.

6.     Responds to queries for information under the guidance of the Coordinator.

7.     Analyze goals, objectives, activities, and make recommendations for programmatic corrective actions, to 
      promote optimal operations, standardized services, and ethical compliance when working with victims of
      human trafficking

8.     Manage all communications with the public through the website, monthly email newsletter, podcast, and
       social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram)

9.     Attend program-related community trainings/conferences, and other meetings as assigned

10.   Evening and weekend meetings and events may be necessary

11.   Collect and compile program data outcomes and statistics, and create infographics and reports

12.   Assist in identifying and applying for grants

13.   Coordinate Map1193 reporting and volunteers (  

14.   Serve as liaison to other task forces, and participate as a member on ACDAO Labor Trafficking Task

15.   Other duties as assigned.



1.     The position is an entry level position operating at a high level of engagement, responsibility, and
      productivity.  A four-year college degree is preferable; alternatively, prior employment history plus an AA
      degree can substitute for a degree. Those with prior experience working in the field of combatting human
      trafficking and survivors of human trafficking are encouraged to apply.

2.     Must possess reliable means of transportation, a valid California’s Driver’s License, proof of insurance.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

1.     Works collaboratively to maintain positive morale while keeping finger on the pulse of the group.

2.     Works well independently, providing high quality within scope of discipline with attention to detail.

3.     Ability to comprehend and communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

4.     Exhibits excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task various projects,
      events and meetings, and work successfully in a high stress work environment.

5.     Comfortable taking direction, accepting feedback, thinking creatively and broadly

6.     Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Google Docs,
      Sheets, Slides, Forms)

7.     Skilled in the use of office software applications to prepare management reports and use software to
      develop information; able to enter data in required management reports

8.     Experience with social media, podcasts, website management, graphic design, and administrative tasks.


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

· 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

· 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

*This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.



Please send us a cover letter and resume, also complete our DA job application.


Email to the District Attorney Personnel Unit at .

Application Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021 by 5:00 p.m

The District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or physical ability are encouraged to apply.