County of Alameda

Maternal Paternal Child and Adolescent Administrator (#5086)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$58.05-$69.31 Hourly / $4,644.00-$5,544.80 BiWeekly /
$10,062.00-$12,013.73 Monthly / $120,744.00-$144,164.80 Yearly


Under direction of the Deputy Division Director, Public Health or Division Director, Public Health, this position plans, organizes, and administers the programs and operations of the Maternal Paternal Child and Adolescent Health (MPCAH) program with an emphasis on the integrated maternal, child health and early childhood home visiting/family support system of care; determines and interprets MPCAH policies; develops and oversees MPCAH scope of work, budget coordination, and annual reports;  provides leadership and direction to MPCAH program managers and staff to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines;  provides supervision and direction to subordinate personnel; and performs related duties as required.  


This is a single-position classification located in the Family Health Services Division of the Public Health Department. The incumbent is responsible for providing direct administrative and programmatic support in the areas of organizational program and policy development, program evaluation, quality assurance, budget coordination, community collaboratives, staff supervision, and general operational functions of the MPCAH unit.  

This class is distinguished from the Children Medical Services Administrator in that the latter main responsibilities are related to medical services for children, whereas the Maternal Paternal Child and Adolescent Administrator focuses on services for pregnant people, women of reproductive age, mothers, fathers, parents, adolescents and families.


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, through subordinate supervisory and administrative staff, MPCAH family support and home visiting/family support programs and community services using a health equity-focused approach; provides administrative and programmatic guidance and input to other programs within the MPCAH unit.
  2. Analyzes and interprets State and Federal Maternal Child and Adolescent Health standards and mandated policies for the county MPCAH program.
  3. Develops overall program policy and local strategic planning efforts in collaboration with the Division Leadership.
  4. Coordinates the MPCAH fiscal operation in collaboration with the MPCAH Program Financial Specialist and FHS Division or Deputy Division Director.  Coordinates with all programs using MPCAH as a leveraging body.
  5. Interprets and monitors data on maternal and child health indices in Alameda County.  Analyzes trends in health inequities for MPCAH populations.
  6. Provides administrative, programmatic and reflective supervision to  the family support/home visiting program managers, and MPCAH staff .
  7. Liaises with the State MPCAH Division staff, participates in MCAH Action Committee, and attends State required meetings for MCAH Directors and Coordinators.
  8. Co-facilitates and leads the MPCAH Management Team as well as the Starting Out Strong Steering Committee.
  9. Participates in the planning and development of management information systems, including case management databases within the Family Health Services Division. 
  10. Serves as a resource to MPCAH staff to facilitate the development of programs based on health data indices.



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a social or physical science or closely related field.  



The equivalent of six (6) years of full-time, progressively responsible, post-graduate, supervisory and administrative experience in a community organization, public agency, or clinical setting which included program planning, development, and evaluation, fiscal or personnel management. Two (2) years of which must have been in the area of maternal and child health.              


Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social or physical science or closely related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.    

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:

  • Current principles, best practices, and trends in service delivery systems and population health approaches in the maternal and child health.
  • Current principles, best practices and trends in evaluation, quality assurance, and continuous quality improvement.
  • Budget development governing Federal, State, and local laws/regulations.
  • Principles of personnel management, development, and supervision.
  • Principles and practices of effective organization, management, monitoring, quality assurance and quality improvement indicators.
  • Principles and practices of public health education and teaching, interviewing, assessment, counseling techniques.
  • Community needs, resources and organizations related to the maternal, paternal, child and adolescent population including experience in best practices in public health, home visiting, group health education and population health approaches.
  • Disparities in health outcomes for vulnerable populations including socio-economic and environmental factors that affect health equity.
  • General Administrative practices and principles.
  • Ten Essential Public Health Services.  

Ability to:

  • Make strategic, relevant decisions that support the mission and vision of the MPCAH unit, Family Health Services Division, and Public Health Department.
  • Provide programmatic, administrative and visionary leadership.
  • Plan, organize, and manage various programs.
  • Exercise independent judgment within the scope of authority and practice.
  • Analyze effectiveness of policies, procedures, operations, and interventions, and modify as needed to improve programmatic objectives.
  • Oversee and review the work of professional, clinical, technical, and administrative personnel.
  • Provide professional development.
  • Facilitate and model effective written and oral communication with attention to linguistic preferences and cultural proficiency.
  • Exercise interpersonal sensitivity, political astuteness, and group interactions skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrate flexibility.
  • Manage multiple and changing priorities.
  • Adapt to stress.
  • Manage through technology systems.
  • Incorporate ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and diverse communities.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence, standards, procedures, protocols, policies, informational brochures, and other written materials.


DRH:po  11/27/07

Newspecs:  5086.doc

CSC Date:  4/9/2008

LC:ah Revised 1/3/17

CSC Date: 1/18/17

SK:sa Revised 08/10/2022

CSC Date: 10/05/2022


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.

E-mail | Phone: (510) 272-6471 | 8am - 5pm M-F | Powered by JobAps