County of Alameda

Assistant Agency Director, Community Health Services (#5043)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Executive Mgmt (051)
$87.15-$106.01 Hourly / $6,972.00-$8,480.80 BiWeekly /
$15,106.00-$18,375.07 Monthly / $181,272.00-$220,500.80 Yearly

Provides overall administrative direction, planning and organization of the programs and operations of the Public Health Services Department of the Health Care Services Agency, a complex and major division of the Health Care Services Agency; develops and directs the delivery of State mandated personal health programs and other community services; monitors and evaluates County-operated and contract community health services to ensure compliance with legislative mandates, minimum standards, and State and Federal rules and regulations; provides staff services and mandated citizens health advisory councils; acts as official liaison between local programs and the State Health Department to represent the department to the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator's Office and other departments within the County, and does related work as required. The incumbent reports directly to the Director of Health Care Services Agency.


The Assistant Agency Director, Community Health Services, is responsible for providing public health and primary outpatient medical services and enforcing health laws for a population of over one million. The position requires broad experience in health administration and has overall responsibility for all operations in the Community Health Department, which includes the development of priorities, goals, and objectives for and the coordination between the planning and implementation functions of the major service divisions (Emergency Medical Services, Communicable Disease, Primary Care, and Maternal and Child Health).

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. Organizes and directs, through subordinate supervisory and administrative staff, public health programs and services, such as acute communicable and chronic disease, laboratory and clinic services, dental health, emergency medical services, and a primary care delivery system consisting of several County clinics and multiple contracts with CBO's.

2. Ensures compliance with program policies and standards for services provided by the Health Care Services Agency or agencies under contract to assure continuity and quality of services and to meet administrative requirements relative to Federal-State funding.

3. Supervises Division Directors for budget allocation, program planning, legislative analysis, interpretation of clinical standards and program evaluation results.

4. Monitors program operations and evaluates results of services rendered.

5. Interprets new legislation and its impact on the programs.

6. Participates in developing community support for and in planning the use of community resources through provision of staff services to mandated citizens’ health advisory councils.

7. Represents the Department to the Board of Supervisors, CAO, and other departments within the County.

8. Coordinates with other health departments within the Health Care Services Agency to ensure maximum integration and consistency.

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A master’s degree from an accredited university in public health, public administration, or related health field, or graduation from an accredited school of medicine or dentistry.



The equivalent of five years of recent full-time, paid experience in either health care administration; or management of a medical, public or mental health care program. At least three years must have been in a major administrative role, which included program planning and evaluation, overseeing clinical services, community organization and budgeting. Three years additional experience may be substituted for a master’s degree.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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:

• Administrative principles, practices and techniques.
• Modern principles, practices and trends in the community health field.
• Principles and practices of governmental budgeting, funding, and grant/contract management.
• Community needs, resources, and organizations related to public health and medical care.
• Effective management practices in health care systems.
• Methods of effective community organization and its role in health treatment and prevention programs.
• Current trends in the delivery of health care services.
• Program and management analysis.


• Written communication.
• Oral communication.
• Decision making.
• Leadership.
• Planning and organization.
• Management control.
• Budget analysis.
• Interpersonal sensitivity.
• Flexibility.
• Adaptation to stress.

Old document: 1108h
New document: Jobspecs/5043
CSC Date: 4/12/89


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

  • 12 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.

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