County of Alameda

Developmental Disabilities Coordinator (#0318)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (U45)
$38.98-$47.28 Hourly / $3,118.40-$3,782.40 BiWeekly /
$6,756.53-$8,195.20 Monthly / $81,078.40-$98,342.40 Yearly

Under general direction provides research and administrative assistance to the Board of Directors of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council and to the board based membership in fulfilling obligations related to the planning, development, coordination, review and evaluation of public and private agency services for persons who are developmentally disabled; and to do related work as required.


This single position class provides professional staff direction to the Board of Directors and the broad based membership of the Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council which is composed of consumers, parents, interested citizens, and professionals concerned with improved services for developmentally disabled children or adults and their families. The Developmental Disabilities Coordinator, located in the Health Care Services agency, is administratively responsible to the Director of Agency Administrative Services and represents the interests of Alameda County on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities at public meetings and related gatherings at state and local levels.

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. Assists the Board of Directors of the Developmental Disabilities Council in preparing an annual Developmental Disabilities Plan for submission to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for their acceptance and approval; submits this plan to the Area Developmental Disabilities Board V; assists with the portion of the County Mental Health Plan as it pertains to Developmental Disabilities, when requested.

2. Keep the Board, Committee and Council members informed of current trends, legislative actions, and problems in the field of Developmental Disabilities; provides resource materials on legislation, such as copies of bills and digests; supports or opposes legislative proposals as directed by the Board of Directors of the Developmental Disabilities Council; and encourage introduction or implementation of legislation.

3. Prepares agenda and supporting material for Board members and committees; insures follow up on Board actions, gathers, condenses, and presents data related to matters coming before the Board of Directors of the Developmental Disabilities Council; researches and presents data in order to assess and define local community resources and to identify unmet needs and gaps in services.

4. Provides consultation and technical assistance to community organizations and to public and private agencies to meet the needs of developmentally disabled individuals; makes available pertinent information on funding including resources, amounts, guidelines, and deadlines; serves as a catalyst for establishment of needed programs; interprets the Board's and the Council's policies and programs to interested community groups and individuals; provides information and referral to consumers and/or families.

5. Maintains liaison between County, state and federal agencies concerned with the developmentally disabled and provides information and consultation to them; participates in local, state, or national conventions, conferences, workshops and meetings; attends monthly Bay Area Coordinators meetings.

6. Assists the Project Review Committee of the Board of Directors of the Developmental Disabilities Council to assume review functions relative to project applications for monies for new and expanded services.

Either I

Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited College or university with major course work in psychology, social work, sociology, public health or closely related field, AND

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


The equivalent of three years full-time experience overseeing or providing a direct service to people with developmental disabilities, at least one year of which was in program planning or administrative capacity.


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


The equivalent of four years full-time experience overseeing or providing a direct service to people with developmental disabilities, at least one year of which was in program planning or administrative capacity.


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 “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Modern methods and techniques of social program planning.
• Principles of organization and public administration.
• Research techniques used in studying social problems and programs.
• Community resources adaptable to the development of programs for alleviation of social needs.
• Principles for successful functioning of community based citizen boards.
• Social implications and treatment of physical and emotional problems of persons with a developmental disabilities.

Ability to:

• Communicate orally and in writing.
• Make sound decisions.
• Demonstrate leadership.
• Plan and organize.
• Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Be flexible.

Updated: 5/87
co: updated 6/8/00
New doc. under: 0318.doc Jobspecs/Newspecs
Csc date: 4/23/79
ABS: cs Revised 8/8/08
CSC Date: 9/10/2008


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
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.