County of Alameda

Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, HCSA (#5099)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (U45)
$70.66-$85.88 Hourly / $5,652.80-$6,870.40 BiWeekly /
$12,247.73-$14,885.87 Monthly / $146,972.80-$178,630.40 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under general direction of the Agency Director, this position leads all of the Health Care Services Agency’s (HCSA) healthcare compliance initiatives, including the design,  development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of an effective compliance and privacy program; ensures all appropriate controls and processes required to comply with federal and state healthcare and privacy regulations are in place. The Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer will build and maintain a culture of compliance integrated in all aspects of business and clinical operations across the organization, and performs other duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This is a single-class position located in the Agency Administration Division within the Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) and reporting to the Agency Director. The Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer serves as the Director of HCSA Office of Compliance Services (OCS) and oversees the work of designated compliance and privacy team members. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of planning, developing, and administering health care compliance and health information privacy and security programs for the entire agency. 

The Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer is distinguished from the lower level classification of Compliance and Privacy Officer in that the former has overall supervision, planning, administrative, and policy development responsibilities while the latter is responsible for providing professional non-supervisorial support in the work of compliance and policy.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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. Oversees and administers a comprehensive compliance program that ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, policies, and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.
  2. Provides or coordinates compliance training and corrective feedback for managers and staff; communicates the importance of the compliance function and compliance programs.
  3. Conducts risk assessments related to compliance or health information privacy and security matters, develops corrective action plans, reviews, and monitors implementation of corrective action plans, and drives remediation efforts to mitigate risks.
  4. Develops and oversees policies and procedures for reporting, detecting, and investigating compliance or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations.
  5. Serves as liaison to regulatory agencies relating to compliance or health information privacy and security. Directs activities related to system-wide audits established to investigate and monitor compliance with standards and procedures required by federal and state laws.
  6. Selects, trains, and supervises professional and support staff; assigns, reviews, and evaluates staff performance; and provides corrective action as needed.
  7. Chairs and/or participates on a variety of task forces and committees; and may participate as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, which reviews and establishes general Agency policy.
  8. Prepares a variety of correspondence, narrative and statistical reports, and other program information for the Agency Director, Executive Leadership Team, and/or Board of Supervisors. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university or college in health care administration, business or public administration, public health, social welfare, or a closely related field.

AND
Experience:

The equivalent of seven (7) years of full-time, professional level experience in regulatory compliance or privacy, health care administration, quality assurance, or fiscal operations in a health care setting; two (2) years of which must have included supervision or lead responsibility. 

License/Certification:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.  Possession of a Healthcare Compliance Certificate issued by the Healthcare Compliance Association’s Certification Board. 

NOTE:  The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Example of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

  • General practices and principles of supervising subordinate employees.
  • Public administration principles and practices, strategic planning, program development, implementation and evaluation, and management in a public setting.
  • Medicaid/Medicare, Health Plan, CalAIM, Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS), Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG), and 42 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 2 compliance rules and regulations.
  • Effective compliance program management as defined by current industry standards and benchmarks relationship to plan management and health care delivery.
  • Behavioral Health management, policy, and system design.
  • Federal, State, and local regulations as they relate to health care services.
  • Federal and State health care laws and regulations.
  • Privacy and compliance best practices, clinical operations, and patient care workflow and ability to implement in a managed care setting and improve upon industry best practices.
  • Practices, procedures, and legislation governing the maintenance, storage, dissemination, and safeguarding of private, health-related information.
  • Interviewing and investigative techniques.
  • Research methods and techniques.
  • Records management principles and practices.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
Ability to:

  • Compile, analyze, and evaluate information and information security controls for efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Implement privacy and compliance measures in a managed care setting and improve upon industry best practices.
  • Solve problems including problem identification, research, and analysis of alternatives, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations.
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations and produce statistical reports and data analysis as required.
  • Interpret, apply, and explain laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Use sound, independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Organize work, coordinate multiple projects, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Use computer applications effectively, including word processing, spreadsheets, and basic graphics.
  • Employ critical thinking skills to planning and problem-solving.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, clients, customers, and representatives of other agencies or departments.
  • Demonstrate and set high standards of behavior, performance, quality, credibility, and integrity.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
NewSpec 5099.docx
IL:sa 06/22/2022
CSC Date:07/13/2022

BENEFITS

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.