County of Alameda

Program Leader III (HARD) (#1171H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$26.81-$32.92 Hourly / $2,144.80-$2,633.60 BiWeekly /
$4,647.07-$5,706.13 Monthly / $55,764.80-$68,473.60 Yearly


Under direction, plans, coordinates, directs and implements a variety of District programs, events and activities within assigned program area or areas; plans, schedules and coordinates logistics; trains, leads and directs the work related to District programs, events and activities; provides routine and moderately complex administrative support; assumes responsibility for site and/or program activities in the absence of a superior; and performs related work as required.




This is the advanced level lead class in the Program Leader series.  Incumbents in this class typically lead and direct the activities of subordinate staff within an assigned program area, but may also be assigned to perform difficult and complex support work within a program area.


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 related duties.


1.  Plans, organizes and leads program activities within an assigned program area.

2.  Lead the work of subordinate staff and volunteers on regular and ongoing basis; provides staff training in a wide range of program areas.

3.  Performs difficult and complex program activities; communicates with parents, participants, staff and volunteers regarding program-related issues; takes action to resolve the issues based on District policy and procedure and within limits of authority.

4.  Oversees and directs the preparation of buildings and facilities and the setting up on equipment for scheduled activities/events.

5.  Inspects program areas and equipment and recommends maintenance and repair as needed.

6.  Maintains records of participation and collects participant fees.

7.  Oversees and directs the transportation, issuance, receipt and use of program equipment and supplies; monitors equipment inventories and recommends procurement of items as needed.

8.  Implements and monitors District procedures regarding the safety of participants.

9.  Performs administrative duties such as phone and counter reception and registration processing, attending/scheduling staff meetings, recommending scheduling of staff, preparing reports, and monitoring expenditures.

10.  Demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public at all times.



The equivalent of three years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) paid experience in the specific assigned program area.  Specific areas of expertise may vary depending on program specialty.

Any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education that provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the class as determined by the District is also acceptable.



Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver's license.



Must obtain certification in First Aid and CPR from a recognized provider within six (6) months of employment and must maintain certifications thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

Certain positions may require that additional certifications be obtained.


Special Requirements:

Must be at least 16 years of age.  Candidates currently enrolled in high school must possess a valid work permit.

Candidates 18 years of age or older must pass a fingerprint and/or background clearance prior to employment.

May be required to work weekends, evenings and holidays.

May be required to travel between various locations.

Must be able to lift and carry items up to 50 pounds.


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:

  • Principles and practices of leadership and supervision.
  • Principles and practices of public relations.
  • Principles and practices of complaint resolution.
  • Policies, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • the care and proper use of program equipment, materials, and supplies.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and implement programs and activities based on District rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a lead worker over subordinate staff and volunteers who are providing program services; arrange staffing schedules; provide training as needed; organize and direct work assignments; monitor performance.
  • Work with adults, children and families to conduct, monitor and lead a variety of activities.
  • Interpret District regulations and policies and monitor for compliance.
  • Prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions; respond appropriately in an emergency situations.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain discipline among program participants and observe safety precautions.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Make arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; prepare narrative and statistical reports.
  • Respond appropriately to changing situations.
  • Use computer hardware and software, including standard word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, email and internet software.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of participant, parent, staff, and volunteer information.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.


NewSpec 1171H

AM:ac 04/25/19

CSC Date: