County of Alameda

Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Coordinator, BHCS (#5071)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (U45)
$47.52-$58.84 Hourly / $3,801.60-$4,707.20 BiWeekly /
$8,236.80-$10,198.93 Monthly / $98,841.60-$122,387.20 Yearly

Under general direction, provides leadership in developing, planning, organizing and directing the activities associated with the growth of children’s mental health services provided under the Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit; serves in a leadership role to Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) and County management in the formulation of goals and strategic planning of children’s mental health services; provides leadership to the Clinical Quality Review Team for new providers; ensures services are in compliance with state and federal regulations; and performs other duties as assigned.


This single class position is located at Behavioral Health Care Services and reports to the Children System of Care Director, BHCS. This position provides administrative direction, operational and policy analysis, planning, and organizational development of sustainable mental health services for children and youth in Alameda County under the EPSDT benefit. This position is distinguished from the next higher class of Children System of Care Director, BHCS in that the latter has overall organizational, policy development and administrative responsibility for children and youth services and activities.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Oversees and administers the activities associated with the growth of mental health services provided under the Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit.

2. Serves in a leadership role to BHCS and County management in the formulation of goals and strategic planning; analyzes system changes related to clinical, administrative and operational processes.

3. In collaboration with County departments and agencies, school-based health centers and Children’s Hospital, develops and implements a mission statement and goals for children’s mental health services; conducts strategic planning relative to EPSDT expansion in Alameda County.

4. Under direction of the Children System of Care Director, BHCS reviews, evaluates and selects County and Community-Based Organization proposals to provide children’s mental health services within the designated population.

5. Negotiates EPSDT contracts with County departments and agencies, school-based health centers and Children’s Hospital.

6. Provides consultation and oversight to providers seeking EPSDT funds.

7. Ensures that service providers implement appropriate clinical services consistent with Medi-cal regulations; ensures that sufficient mental health services are being provided.

8. Develops outcomes criteria to evaluate the effective delivery of children’s mental health services under EPSDT.

9. Participates in compliance monitoring related to Medi-Cal requirements and audits by the State Department of Mental Health.

10. Maintains knowledge base of current trends in child and youth and managed care health services; attends meetings of professional associations and assists in the evaluation of new techniques and procedures.


Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited university in Public Health Administration, Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a related behavioral science,


The equivalent of four years full time of progressively responsible post-graduate administrative experience in community organization, planning and evaluation, budget, fiscal and personnel management. At least two years of this experience must have been experience with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and their families in a community mental health or behavioral health or social service setting.


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:
• Laws and regulations governing behavioral health care delivery systems.
• Current principles, practices and trends in the behavioral health care field and children’s services.
• Community/organizational and public/private partnership dynamics and development.
• Strategic planning and implementation.
• Principles and practices of financial management.
• Practices and techniques of data collection, administrative analysis, evaluation, and report preparation.
• Management principles and practices, including work planning, employee supervision and resource allocation.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Planning, implementation and evaluation of system-wide expansions.
• Working knowledge and facility with Windows-based software at the intermediate level or above.

Ability to:
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including, but not limited to report writing.
• Make sound decisions, use good judgment.
• Perform analytical problem solving.
• Provide effective leadership.
• Plan, organize and prioritize work.
• Provide budget development and other data analysis.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with departments, agencies and the community.
• Be flexible.

RC:ys 11/5/03
New spec: 5071.doc
CSC Date: 12/10/03
ABS:po Revised 5/11/07
CSC Date: 7/18/2007
SP:cs Revised 2/22/16
CSC Date: 3/16/16


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.