Program Systems Coordinator

Recruitment #23-0303-01

Introduction

READ THIS ENTIRE BULLETIN FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REAPPLY FOR THIS RECRUITMENT.

THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXISTING EXAMINATION. If you have previously applied or started an application for the Program Systems Coordinator (Exam #23-0303-01) read this entire bulletin. There are specific instructions on how to reapply for this position. Qualified applicants must be current county employees and have completed the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service by March 4, 2024.  A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.

PLEASE CONTACT THE EXAMINATION ANALYST, MONTRICE GOODMAN AT MONTRICE.GOODMAN2@ACGOV.ORG TO HAVE YOUR PREVIOUS APPLICATION RELEASED BACK TO YOU.

The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants. If you have previously submitted an application and choose to reapply, your new score/disposition will replace your current disposition.

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.

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

DESCRIPTION

The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is comprised of 2,400 men and women working collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations to serve the needs of the community. Services are provided through four departments: Administration and Finance, Adult and Aging Services, Children and Family Services, and Workforce and Benefits Administration. To learn more about the Alameda County Social Services Agency, please visit the website at https://www.alamedasocialservices.org/.


THE POSITION

Under direction, incumbents of the class of Program Systems Coordinator act as liaison between end-users in their department and the Social Services Information Division and other information systems providers participating in the evaluation, planning, organization, design, modification and implementation of existing and new information systems by ensuring that program regulations are implemented and procedures are developed and meet functional requirements for end-users; and perform other duties as required.

 

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

  ·       Ability to evaluate various systems and effectively represent information system users in the design of systems for automated applications.

·         Demonstrated expertise as a self-directed problem-solver with high standards for quality and a strong commitment to customer service.

·         Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate effectively with staff who are not familiar with data processing.

·         Strong ability to identify and understand complex problems and concepts, gather and analyze information, make decisions and exercise good judgment based on available data, design solutions to problems, and formulate and articulate action plans.

·         Ability to maintain effectiveness even when experiencing changes in work responsibilities, priorities and deadlines and takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; champion policy/practice changes instituted by upper management as well as a willingness to identify issues and address them proactively and collaboratively.

·         Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize tasks and not only work on multiple projects simultaneously, but also be able to provide status updates on projects at a moment’s notice.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

The equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with a major in social science, business or public administration, computer science or a related field.

(Experience as outlined below may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.)

AND EITHER I

Experience:

The equivalent of one year full-time experience in the classification of Supervising Eligibility Technician in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts).

OR II

Experience:

The equivalent of three years of full-time experience in the direct delivery of services to clients or the oversight of such services in the program area assigned in a Social Services organization, one year of which must have included participation in planning, implementation or overseeing the utilization of automated information systems necessary for such programs.

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:

• Applicable program federal, state and local program laws, rules and regulations.
• Principles, practices, funding sources and administrative requirements in the program area to which assigned.
• Principles and methods used in the analysis and development of data processing computer systems and procedures relating to assigned program area.
• Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
• Practices and techniques of programmatic analysis and report preparation.
• Modern office practices.
• Computer technology.
• Data Processing concepts.

Ability to:

• Analyze administrative and management problems, reach practical conclusions and put effective changes into practice.
• Effectively represent information system users in the design of systems for automated applications.
• Communicate with departmental personnel not familiar with data processing and translate their needs into systems requirements.
• Communicate departmental information systems needs to information systems providers.
• Evaluate the efficacy of newly developed automated systems.
• Train new users and answer questions.
• Communicate orally and in writing.
• Plan and organize.
• Interpersonal sensitivity.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1. A review of applicants' applications and supplemental questionnaires 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 testing.
2. A review of candidates' Supplemental Questionnaires to determine the best qualified. Those candidates considered the best qualified will move on to the final step in the examination process.
3. An oral examination 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 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

Monday, March 4, 2024

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Completed by March 15, 2024 

Best Qualified Screening:

Week of March 18, 2024

 

*Oral Panel Interviews:

Week of April 15, 2024

 

*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 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 @jobaps.com, @acgov.org, Noreplyalamedacountyhr@acgov.org 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.

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 boxes Noreply@jobaps.com and noreplyalamedacountyhr@acgov.org are routed to unmonitored mailboxes. 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.


Montrice Goodman | Human Resources Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 208-3954 | Montrice.Goodman2@acgov.org

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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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