County of Alameda

Conditional Release & Criminal Justice Services Director (#5065)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (U45)
$48.00-$67.66 Hourly / $3,840.00-$5,412.80 BiWeekly /
$8,320.00-$11,727.73 Monthly / $99,840.00-$140,732.80 Yearly

Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs Conditional Release (CONREP) and Criminal Justice Mental Health Services in Behavioral Health Care Services; coordinates and evaluates CONREP/Criminal Justice mental health service systems to ensure compliance with legislative mandates and minimum standards as well as State and Federal rules and regulations; and performs other related duties as required.


This single-class position is located in Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) and reports to the Adult System of Care Director. This class is distinguished from those in the next lower class of Behavioral Health Clinical Manager by the exercise of organizational, policy development and administrative responsibilities for CONREP and Criminal Justice mental health service delivery. This class is further distinguished from the next higher class of Associate Director of the Adult System of Care in that the latter class administratively directs a range of County-operated and community based-organization services within the Adult System of Care.

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 activities of Conditional Release (CONREP) and Criminal Justice mental health services in Behavioral Health Care Services.
2. Coordinates and evaluates CONREP/Criminal Justice mental health service systems to ensure compliance with legislative mandates, minimum standards, and State and Federal rules and regulations.
3. Coordinates and collaborates with other Health Care Services Agency and County departments on issues related to CONREP/Criminal Justice mental health service delivery.
4. Develops and implements CONREP/Criminal Justice policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations for medical and custody institutions, and accrediting bodies for Alameda County Jails.
5. Oversees clinical contracts for in-patient acute mental health services in the county jails.
6. Plans, develops and administers program budget and funding proposals; monitors expenditures; and coordinates fiscal, personnel and contract activities for CONREP/Criminal Justice Services.
7. Establishes CONREP/Criminal Justice goals, objectives, and clinical and quality of care standards; develops policies and procedures, goals and objectives in delivering appropriate mental health treatment.
8. Administers and oversees the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction grant.
9. Represents the department at meetings with other County departments, Board of Supervisors, administrative officials, legislative bodies, boards, commissions, community groups and other organizations; explains and interprets policies, procedures and regulations relative to complex program issues.
10. Acts as community Program Director for the Conditional Release Program; ensures conformity of the program state mandates and community safety standards; and coordinates operation of the program with other County and affiliated departments (e.g. Courts, Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney and Public Defender Offices).
11. Acts as liaison to the Criminal Justice Oversight Committee and to the Jail Suicide Prevention Committee; participates in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department and Behavioral Health Care Services Joint Policy Committee.
12. Monitors and analyzes legislation related to the CONREP/Criminal Justice services; advises the Adult System of Care Director and key management staff of implications for service delivery.
13. Keeps abreast of current trends in CONREP/Criminal Justice Services; attends meetings of professional associations and assists in the evaluation of new techniques and procedures.
14. Prepares a variety of correspondence, narrative and statistical reports, information for the Board of Supervisors, program documentation, policies, procedures and other written materials.
15. Recruits, selects and evaluates staff.
16. Operates a variety of modern office equipment including a computer; oversees staff implementation of and recommendations for improvements to management information and electronic health record systems.



Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychiatric Nursing or related behavioral science.



The equivalent of five years full-time progressively responsible post-graduate supervisory and administrative experience in community organization, program planning and evaluation, budget, fiscal and personnel management. At least two years of this experience must include working with mentally ill offenders in a jail and/or Conditional Release Program.


• Possession of valid clinical licensure from the applicable licensing authority in the State of California.

• 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 of County and State Mental Health Systems.
• Principles and practices of governmental budgeting, funding and grant/contract management.
• Principles and practices of County government process.
• Mental Health and Criminal Justice law as it applies to mental health treatment.
• Community needs, resources and organizations related to CONREP/Criminal Justice Services.
• Methods of effective community organization and its role in mental health treatment and prevention programs related to CONREP/Criminal Justice Services.
• Principles, practices and current trends in the delivery of CONREP/Criminal Justice Services.
• Program evaluation methodologies and management analysis.
• Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements.
• Management control techniques.

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Make sound decisions
• Provide quality leadership
• Plan and organize
• Develop, analyze and monitor budgets
• Analyze and problem solve
• Exhibit interpersonal sensitivity and flexibility.
• Manage multiple and changing priorities.


TE:pf 1/4/02
Newspecs: 5065.doc
CSC Date: 2/27/02
RY:cs Revised 02/05/13
CSC Date: 2/20/13


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.