County of Alameda

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

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$54.00-$66.86 Hourly / $4,320.00-$5,348.80 BiWeekly /
$9,360.00-$11,589.07 Monthly / $112,320.00-$139,068.80 Yearly

Under general direction, provides leadership in developing, planning, organizing and directing the activities associated with child and young adult mental health services provided under the Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Specialty Mental Health benefit; serves in a leadership role to Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and County management in the formulation of goals and strategic planning of child and young adult mental health services; provides consultation to providers; ensures services are in compliance with state and federal regulations; and performs other duties as assigned.


This single class position is located in Behavioral Health and reports to the Child and Young Adult System of Care Director, ACBH. This position provides administrative direction, operational and policy analysis, planning, and organizational development of sustainable mental health services for children, youth and young adults in Alameda County under the EPSDT Specialty Mental Health benefit. This position is distinguished from the next higher class of Assistant Child and Young Adult System of Care Director, ACBH in that the latter has administrative responsibility for child, youth, and young adult services and activities, including the supervision of County operated children’s clinics, psychiatric emergency services, and quality assurance standards.

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 child and young adult mental health services provided under the Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Specialty Mental Health benefit.

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

3. May supervise and oversee professional, paraprofessional and support staff in the administration of EPSDT Specialty Mental Health programs and services.

4. Maintains knowledge base of current trends in child, youth, and young adult services. Tracks, updates, and reports client and/or provider utilization, service data, and service trends in Alameda County by priority populations.

5. Reviews, evaluates and selects County and Community-Based Organization proposals to provide children’s mental health services within the designated population.

6. Negotiates EPSDT contracts with various County departments, community-based agencies, and other municipal jurisdictions including acute, sub-acute, and inpatient hospital programs.

7. Provides consultation and oversight to providers and partners seeking EPSDT funds.

8. Ensures that service providers implement appropriate services to clients and their families consistent with the applicable governing regulations as outlined in their contract and; ensures that sufficient mental health services are being provided throughout the County.

9. Collaborates with partner units to develop and review outcomes criteria to evaluate the effective delivery of child and young adult mental health services and its impact on families and communities.

10. Participates in compliance monitoring related to Medi-Cal requirements and audits by the State Department of Mental Health and responds to plans of correction and/or performance improvement plans.

11. Attends meetings of professional associations and assists in the evaluation of new techniques and procedures as needed.



Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health and Human Services, Education, Public Health Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.



The equivalent of four years full time of progressively responsible post-graduate administrative experience in program planning, monitoring, evaluation, and personnel management. At least two years of this experience must have been in a department or working on programs or projects focused on serving children, youth, and young adults and their families in an educational, community mental health, 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, including web-based platforms.
  • 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 and supervision.
  • 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
NLB:ac Revised/Retitled 4/4/19
Old Title: Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment (EPSDT) Coordinator, BHCS
CSC Date: 4/24/19


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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