County of Alameda

Maternal Paternal Child and Adolescent Administrator (#5086)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$56.09-$66.97 Hourly / $4,487.20-$5,357.60 BiWeekly /
$9,722.27-$11,608.13 Monthly / $116,667.20-$139,297.60 Yearly

Under direction of the Family Health Services (FHS) Division Director, plans, organizes and administers the programs and operations of the Maternal Paternal Child and Adolescent Health (MPCAH) program with an emphasis on the integrated early childhood home visiting system of care; determines and interprets MPCAH policies; develops and oversees MPCAH scope of work, budgets, 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 class located in the Family Health Services Division of the Public Health Department. The incumbent reports to the FHS Division Director and is responsible for providing direct administrative support in the areas of organizational program and policy development, program evaluation, quality assurance, budget oversight, community collaboratives, staff supervision, and general operational functions of the MPCAH unit.


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 home visiting programs and community services; provides administrative 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 FHS Division Director.

4. Monitors and coordinates the MPCAH fiscal operation including an annual budget plan for each funding source. 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. Supervises the home visiting program managers, the home visiting integration unit -which includes program design and evaluation specialists- and the MPCAH administrative staff.

7. Liaises with the State MPCAH Division staff, participates in MCAH Action Committee, and attends State required meetings for MCAH Directors and Administrators.

8. Participates in the planning and development of management information systems, including case management databases within the Family Health Services Division.

9. Serves as a resource to MPCAH staff to facilitate the development of programs based on health data indices.




Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Care Administration, Public Health, Social Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or closely related field.



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


Possession of a current valid license or registration as a Skilled Medical Professional.

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 public health systems.
• Principles and practices of governmental budgeting, funding and grant/contract management.
• Principles of personnel management, development and supervision.
• Community needs, resources and organizations related to MCAH.
• Ten Essential Public Health Services.
• Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements.

Ability to:

• Communicate orally and in writing with linguistic and cultural proficiency.
• Make decisions.
• Provide leadership.
• Plan and organize.
• Collaborate effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders.
• Exercise management control.
• Develop, analyze and monitor budgets.
• Plan and develop programs.
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Be flexible.
• Manage multiple and changing priorities.
• Adapt to stress.
• Incorporate ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations and diverse communities.

DRH:po 11/27/07
Newspecs: 5086.doc
CSC Date: 4/9/2008
LC:ah Revised 1/3/17
CSC Date: 1/18/17


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
  • 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.