County of Alameda

Deputy Director, Alameda County Children Families Commission (#5007)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Children/Family Comm (067)
$70.29-$70.29 Hourly / $5,623.20-$5,623.20 BiWeekly /
$12,183.60-$12,183.60 Monthly / $146,203.20-$146,203.20 Yearly

Under administrative direction, assists the Executive Director of the Alameda County Children and Families Commission in the overall administration and operation of the staff of the Commission; acts in the absence of the Executive Director; participates in policy formulating and general planning; and performs related duties as required.


The incumbent of this one position classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Executive Director in that the latter has responsibility for the administration and operation of the staff of the Commission. It is further distinguished by having primary supervisory authority over the Family Service Program and Child Care Program Directors.

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 Executive Director in the day-to-day activities of the staff of the Commission including program development and implementation; acts for the Executive Director in his/her absence.

2. Researches and obtains additional funding such as federal and state grants, contracts, and foundation and corporate funding.

3. Reviews and evaluates the writing of grants, contracts, requests for proposals and other potential funding and contract sources.

4. Performs as lead in designated policy and administrative areas as assigned by the Director.

5. Acts as liaison to County and State agencies such as AB 1741 and Interagency Children’s Policy Council.

6. Reports to the Commission and community on program implementation and evaluation.

7. Sets goals, priorities and objectives for administrative and financial operations for the Commission in compliance with the strategic plan, State and Federal law and County policy.

8. Establishes work priorities, reviews reports to monitor activities, and evaluates the performance of subordinate managers.

9. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


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



Equivalent to four years of full-time experience in program administration, management planning and evaluation in the oversight of a health care or social services program at a level equivalent to or higher than Program Specialist, including one year of full-time supervisory experience. (A Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, health care administration or a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.)

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:

• Management principles and practice, including work planning and evaluation, supervision and resource allocation.
• Principles, practices, funding sources and administrative requirements in the area of children and family services.
• Applicable laws and regulations.
• Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
• Practices and techniques of program analysis and report preparation.
• Budgetary, financial management, auditing and contract administration practices.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Office administration practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Ability to:

• Plan, supervise review and evaluate the work of a professional, multi-disciplinary staff and contractors through subordinate supervisors.
• Serve effectively as a member of a management team.
• Plan, monitor and evaluate program and service delivery effectiveness in area of children and family services.
• Identify programmatic and operational problems, investigate and evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions.
• Interpret, explain and apply complex regulations, policies and procedures.
• Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence, policies and other written materials.
• Represent the Agency and County in meetings with others and make effective presentations to diverse groups.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Exercise sound judgment within established policies and guidelines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

BG:pf 2/15/00
Newspecs: 5007.doc
CSC Date: 1/5/00
DRH:pf 8/20/02
CSC Date: 11/20/02


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
  • 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.