County of Alameda

Director of Interagency Children's Policy Council (#0401)

$48.26-$59.25 Hourly / $3,860.80-$4,740.00 BiWeekly /
$8,365.07-$10,270.00 Monthly / $100,380.80-$123,240.00 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and directs the Alameda County Interagency Children’s Policy Council (ICPC) through collaborative teamwork and with the assistance of subordinate professional level and supervisory staff; provides interagency cross systems, planning, policy development, and specific activities toward improved outcomes for Alameda County’s children, youth and their families; and performs other related work as required.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This single position class is located in Health Care Services Agency Administration and reports directly to the ICPC Co-Chairs. The Director maintains regular communication with the ICPC County Council, the County Administrator’s Office and the Board of Supervisors and has administrative and a policy development responsibility for the Interagency Children’s Policy Council (ICPC) relative to countywide interagency, collaborative efforts. These responsibilities are administered via a multiple County department organizational structure.

This class is unique in that it fosters interagency communication and collaboration between County agencies and professionals at various levels of authority and responsibility. It is further unique in that it works in collaboration with ICPC and the Board of Supervisors, identifies and advocates for policy and fiscal reforms to support and sustain Alameda County’s interagency and service integration efforts.

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

1. Provides monitoring and supervision of assigned staff; participates in the selection process and provides for staff training and professional development; implements discipline as necessary.

2. Conducts formal performance evaluation of staff, in accordance with Agency departmental policies and procedures.

3. Plans, develops, oversees and administers the operational activities of Alameda County’s Interagency Children’s Policy County (ICPC) through teamwork and subordinate supervisory and professional staff.

4. Develops and maintains effective and collaborative communication with multiple partners and interested constituents, both internal and external to the County.

5. Fosters interagency communication and collaboration between County agencies and professionals at various levels of authority and responsibility.

6. Oversees the development, coordination and evaluation of a variety of interagency/cross systems activities.

7. Plans, recommends and implements a flexible evolving structure that uses interagency work groups to carry out county-wide systems reform and service integration activities.

8. Provides policy and analysis and identifies barriers and opportunities for system integration and improvement in collaboration with various County entities, public sector partners, and community stakeholders that facilitate public service reform efforts to improve outcomes for Alameda County’s children, youth, their families and caregivers.

9. As requested, serves as a liaison between Alameda County and local, state and federal agencies on County reform efforts, and represents ICPC and the County in a variety of local public speaking engagements.

10. In collaboration with the ICPC and the Board of Supervisors, identifies and advocates for policy and fiscal reforms to support and sustain Alameda County’s interagency and service integration efforts.

11. Monitors legislative activities and changes in laws and regulations; assesses their effect upon County interagency efforts and proposes cross-system approaches to addressing potential impacts.

12. Prepares a variety of correspondence, narrative and statistical and analytical reports, and other written materials.

13. Operates a variety of standard office equipment including a word processor and/or computer; may use a personal or county vehicle to make site visits and attend meetings.

14. Performs other duties as assigned within the classification.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

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

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

AND
Experience:

The equivalent of five years of full-time experience in administration, management, planning and evaluation in the oversight of a program or agency focusing on Children and Family Service Systems.

License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicles Operator’s license.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
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:

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:

• Management principles and practices, including work planning, employee supervision and resource allocation.
• Current trends and practices in children and family service systems, community development and health care service systems.
• Cross-agency and cross-system practices
• Principles, practices, funding sources and administrative requirements related to the delivery of children’s services.
• Applicable laws and regulations.
• Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
• Practices and techniques of programmatic analysis and report preparation.
• Budgetary, financial management, auditing and contract administration practices.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Office administrative practices and procedure, including records management.

Ability to:

• Serve effectively as a staff to and member of a multi-disciplinary and cross-agency management team.
• Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of multi-disciplinary staff and through subordinate supervision.
• Plan, monitor and evaluate program and services delivery effectiveness in the area of Interagency Policy collaboration.
• Interpret, explain and apply complex regulations, policies and procedures.
• Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence, policies and other written materials.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Represent the department and the County in meetings with others and make effective presentations to diverse groups.
• Organize and prioritize work, and meet critical deadlines.
• Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
• Manage multiple and changing priorities.


CLASS SPEC HISTORY
Newspecs: 0401
RE:cs 1/26/15
CSC Date: 2/4/15

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
  • 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.