County of Alameda

Disability Program Administrator (#0463)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Confidential Mgmt (U50)
$52.94-$64.33 Hourly / $4,235.20-$5,146.40 BiWeekly /
$9,176.27-$11,150.53 Monthly / $110,115.20-$133,806.40 Yearly

Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs the work activities and staff of the centralized Disability Programs Division; counsels and advises County Human Resources Personnel Officers and liaisons, County managers/supervisors and Alameda County employees on Federal and State disability laws, leave provisions, other applicable statues, and County policies and procedures; develops and establishes Countywide policies and procedures, rules, regulations guidelines designed to eliminate disability discrimination practices and reduce liability issues; and to actively develop and promote a centralized disability management program.


This single management/supervisory class is located in the Disability Programs Division of the Human Resource Services Department and reports to the Director of Human Resources. It is distinguished from the lower supervisory classification in the Disability Programs Division in that this position is responsible for the overall managing, designing, implementing and operating of the County’s Disability Programs while the supervisory classification is directly responsible for supervising the day-to-day functions of the Division and 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. Plans, organizes and directs the County’s centralized Disability Programs pursuant to local, state and federal disability laws, leave provisions and applicable statues which includes Reasonable Accommodation, Family and Medical Leaves, Temporary Modified Work, Non-industrial/Personal Disabilities Fitness for duty and other county disability leave provisions.

2. Secures management commitment; articulates and interprets state and federal disability laws and leaves consistently as applied to the county’s disability related program areas.

3. Reviews agency/department requests for Fitness for Duty/Independent Medical Evaluations (CS Rule 1488) for appropriate action and attends CSC meetings, including closed sessions.

4. Provides leadership, consultation, advice, and training to Agency/Department disability coordinators on effective disability management, overlapping disability laws/leaves, County policies, procedures, leave provisions, roles and responsibilities and new legislation to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws and makes presentations to County departments, including the Board and Department Heads.

5. Creates partnerships with all relative stakeholders to streamline the County’s disability management processes to improve response time and improve case management.

6. Conducts disability case management meetings, provides consultation, confidential information, interprets, explains and advises on leaves as they overlap with other leaves and employee performance issues; makes recommendations for appropriate plan of action; and serves as a resource for strategizing appropriate reasonable accommodations with agencies/departments, disability coordinators, health providers, county counsel, risk management in compliance with local, state and federal laws.

7. Monitors legislative activity that impacts disability program areas; identifies and makes recommendations for legislative changes and or the County’s position on pending legislation.

8. Creates new Board policies and countywide disability management programs and procedures for the County’s Disability Programs.

9. Designs, develops and implements Countywide curriculum; conducts training to County managers and supervisors on EEO disability laws and leaves, County policies, procedures and provisions, to ensure disabled employees’ rights and benefits and to comply with disability laws related to disabled employees and applicants.

10. Develops disability management forms, guidelines, policies, procedures, handbooks and technical manuals.

11. Develops the centralized Disability Programs Division goals and objectives, provides oversight and monitors disability management teams performance measures and establishes future goals to meet the centralized Disability Programs Division’s mission and vision and evaluates the County’s Disability Programs to ensure program goals are met and problem areas are identified and corrected.

12. Monitors and analyzes the County’s disability management activities and development needs of the operating departments; prepares reports to ensure compliance, provides periodic audits and conducts disability case management review to identify high risk cases to ensure the most appropriate effective and efficient handling of each case.

13. Researches technology, software, equipment, assistive devices and other possibilities to accommodate disabled employees and applicants.

14. Speaks at meetings and conferences and participates as a trainer in the County’s Annual Disability Employment Awareness Conference.

15. Responsible for the administration, planning and evaluation of work performed by the centralized Disability Programs Division professional, para-professional and clerical staff through subordinate supervisor.

16. Recommends selection of staff and any necessary disciplinary actions that will ensure a courteous, efficient, accurate and timely service approach to disabled employee/applicants, supervisors and managers.

17. Personally handles the most sensitive and complex disability management cases such as senior management or other special cases.


The equivalent of two years full-time experience overseeing the disability management functions of subordinate staff in the class of Departmental Personnel Officer II or in an equivalent or higher classification in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of three years full-time experience in the class of Departmental Personnel Officer I that included two years of having managed disability-related cases in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority and the Consolidated Courts.)



Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources or in a related field.


The equivalent of four years recent full-time experience in a public or private organization working in professional level personnel work involving disability management and reasonable accommodation and the use of the knowledge and abilities described in this specification. Two years of the required experience should have been at a Supervisor or Manager level. (Four additional years of work experience may substitute for the degree requirement.)

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:

• Principles and practices of public and personnel administration.
• State and Federal disability laws and leave provisions and regulations.
• County policies and procedures, Administrative Code, CS Rules, Personnel Procedures, Memoranda Of Understandings (MOU’s) and personnel administration.
• EEO concepts and guidelines for compliance related to employee/applicant disabilities.
• Principles and practices of management, supervision, and training.
• Effective techniques of interpersonal relations, negotiation, strategies, conflict resolution and problem solving. • Statistical methods used to analyze data.

Ability to:

• Provide effective and efficient leadership to staff.
• Analyze, problem solve, and make sound judgments and appropriate recommendations.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Establish effective working relationships and conferring at all levels.
• Negotiate and strategize.
• Plan and organize.
• Effectively communicate, orally and in writing.
• Coordinate and supervise the processing of disability management cases.
• Develop and conduct training in related areas of disability management and reasonable accommodation.
• Make presentations to individuals and groups.
• Read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, standards and procedures.
• Use applicable State and Federal provisions as well as Charter and Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

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CSC Date: 4/9/13


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.