County of Alameda

Evaluation Specialist (#5015)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Children/Family Comm (067)
$42.11-$54.60 Hourly / $3,368.80-$4,368.00 BiWeekly /
$7,299.07-$9,464.00 Monthly / $87,588.80-$113,568.00 Yearly

Under direction to plan, develop, implement, and assess the Community Grant Accountability Program in the Alameda County Children & Families Commission; to ensure that program’s regulations and procedures are followed; to supervise a multi-disciplinary staff; to perform a variety of evaluation functions; and to do related work as required.


This single position class is located in the Alameda County Children & Families Commission and reports to the Evaluation and Technology Director. The incumbent of this class serves as the principal assistant to the Evaluation and Technology Director in the formulation and evaluation of policies and procedures related to the Children and Families Commission evaluation strategic plan. This class is distinguished from those in the next lower class of Research Specialist in that the latter provides assistance in performing best practices, outcomes and policy research. This class is further distinguished from the next higher class of Evaluation and Technology Director in that the latter class has overall administrative and policy development responsibilities for the Evaluation and Technology Division.

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 Evaluation and Technology Director in the development and implementation of a single unified framework that reflects program goals and outcomes.

2. Develops and implements qualitative evaluation functions for the Evaluation Program to ensure accountability of partners, contractors and grantees which have received grants from the Alameda County Children and Families Commission.

3. Designs and implements the qualitative evaluation component of the Children and Families Commission strategic plan, Early Care and Education, Family Support Service and grant programs.

4. Analyzes best practices, policy and outcomes data research.

5. Performs research on comparable outcome and evaluation methodologies

6. Provides technical assistance and training to appropriate staff in qualitative evaluation methods and implementation process.

7. Prepares outcome/evaluation reports and contributes to the development of the state required Comprehensive Annual Report on organization outcomes and indicators.

8. Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of the Research Specialist and other staff as assigned.


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


The equivalent of five years of recent, full-time professional-level experience in planning, developing and implementing an evaluation program.

(Possession of a Ph.D. in health care administration, public health administration, health education, social welfare or related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of professional 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:

• Evaluation methodologies.
• Principles and practices of best practices, policy and programmatic research and analysis.
• Program regulations and procedures.
• Maternal child health, epidemiology, social research and public policy
• Theories and techniques of qualitative evaluation, data analysis and organization and management analysis.
• Practices and techniques of administrative and statistical analysis and report preparation.
• Personnel management.
• Computer applications and software related to work including database development and modification and report generation techniques.
• Cross-cultural sensitivity.

Ability to:

• Plan, design and conduct sophisticated operational, management and related studies and analyses.
• Prepare accurate statistical and narrative reports, computer documentation and other written materials.
• Exercise sound independent judgement within established policies and guidelines.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Plan, direct, reviews and evaluate the work of staff.
• Train staff in work procedures.
• Communicate well orally and in writing
• Work as a member of a team
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Newspec: 5015.doc
CSC Date: 8/2/00
DRH:pf Rev/Retitle 7/26/02
[old title: Evaluation Specialist]
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.