County of Alameda

Developmental Disabilities Coordinator (#0318)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (U45)
$46.97-$56.96 Hourly / $3,757.60-$4,556.80 BiWeekly /
$8,141.47-$9,873.07 Monthly / $97,697.60-$118,476.80 Yearly


Under general direction provides administrative oversight to the following three entities; the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC), the Council's Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors related to the planning, development, review and evaluation of services for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities; guides the department and the Health Care Services Agency in integrating a focus on the disability community into its health equity work; provides leadership and advocacy on behalf of disabled individuals; and performs related work as required.




This single position class is located in the Public Health Department, reports to the Deputy Director of Family Health Services and is responsible for representing the interests of Alameda County on behalf of individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities at public meetings at the state and local levels.  The incumbent provides professional staff direction to the Board of Directors and board-based membership of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council which is comprised of consumers, family members, service providers and other community members working in collaboration to improve systems for the disabled population, and represents and integrates the interests of the broad spectrum of individuals with disabilities in Alameda County into the department's efforts to assure health equity for all Alameda County residents.  This position may supervise the work of clerical/administrative support staff.


NOTE:  The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.


1.  Provides administrative oversight to the Board of Directors of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, the Executive Committee and to the General Council.

2.  On an annual basis, completes a comprehensive gap analysis to identify unmet needs in services, disparities in health status, access to services as well as recommendations for action, and formally presents results to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and/or its subcommittees and other stakeholders as appropriate.

3.  Provides administrative support, and coordinates activities and deliverables for all subcommittees.

4.  Provides administrative oversight for service contract provisions and deliverables, ensuring measurable outcomes and adherence to established timeframes and county policies.

5.  Participates as a core voting member of the Health Care Services Agency Legislative Council; brings current legislation related to persons with disabilities forward for consideration.  On an annual basis, reviews and updates the legislative platform and advises the County Legislative Council on current concerns related to disability, makes recommendations, and provides information for consideration, regarding proposed bills in preparation for Board of Supervisors' approval.

6.  Provides public testimony to the California Senate Subcommittee on Health, or other subcommittees as necessary, to advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

7.  Coordinates local disabilities conferences, events and activities.

8.  Provides information and/or referrals to services including benefits planning, housing, education, health care, etc. to consumers, family members and service providers.

9.  Meets with Alameda County legislators and staff to provide education and recommendations related to the concerns and interests of individuals with disabilities.

10.  In collaboration with the Departmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Executive Committee, creates the monthly Developmental Disabilities Council agenda and supporting materials for Board members and committees and ensures follow-up related to Board actions.  Creates and distributes monthly newsletter for the public and provides monthly website updates for the Executive Committee and the public.

11.  Provides consultation, training and technical assistance to community organizations to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual, developmental and disabilities.

12.  Promotes the Developmental Disabilities Council's policies and programs to community groups and individuals; serves as a catalyst for the establishment of additional necessary programs within the community.

13.  Acts as a liaison between county, state and federal agencies to advocate for the broad needs of persons with disabilities.

14.  Participates in state and local emergency management meetings, representing the interests of individuals with disabilities.  Provides the county emergency management staff with education on the functional and assessment needs of individuals with disabilities.

15.  Coordinates the Alameda County Functional Assessment Services Team (FAST), recruits staff, provides training and development of members for disasters as necessary.  Following deployment, completes detailed summary report of deployment experience and suggestions for future disasters to the Alameda County Health Officer and emergency managers.

16.  May supervise a small team of administrative/clerical staff performing duties in support of the Council's work and activities.



Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in psychology, social work, sociology, public health or a closely related field.





The equivalent of four years full-time professional level experience in the direct delivery, or oversight of, services to individuals with developmental disabilities, at least one year of which was in program planning or an administrative capacity.



The equivalent of eight years of full-time professional level experience in the direct delivery or oversight of, services to individuals with developmental disabilities, at least one year of which was in program planning and or an administrative capacity.



Possession of a master's degree form an accredited college or university with major coursework in psychology, social work, sociology, public health or a closely related field may substitute for two years of the required experience in pattern I above.



Possession of a valid California Driver's license is required.


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


NOTE:  The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Example of Duties" section of this specification.


Knowledge of:

  • Modern methods and techniques of social program planning.
  • Principles of organizations and public administration.
  • Research techniques used in studying social problems and programs.
  • Community resources for persons with disabilities.
  • Principles for successful functioning of community-based citizen boards.
  • Federal, State and local legislation and regulations affecting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Best practices to address the physical and psycho-social needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ten Essential Public Health Services.
  • Principles of the social determinants of health, health equity and social justice.
  • Health systems, agencies, community resources and patterns of referral.
  • Basic principles and practices of supervision and leadership.

Ability to:

  • Facilitate and model effective written and oral communications with attention to linguistic preferences and cultural proficiency.
  • Plan, organize, assign and evaluate the work of others.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Establish measurable objectives.
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exercise interpersonal sensitivity and group interaction skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Develop and present comprehensive reports.
  • Be flexible.
  • Effectively resolve conflicts.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Incorporate departmental core values and ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations and communities.





Updated: 5/87


co: updated 6/8/00

New doc. under: 0318.doc Jobspecs/Newspecs

Csc date: 4/23/79

ABS: cs Revised 08/08/08

CSC Date: 9/10/2008

LC:kl  Revised 07/17/19

CSC Date: 07/31/19


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

  • 12 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.

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