County of Alameda

Physician V (#5143)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$136.35-$165.66 Hourly / $10,908.00-$13,252.80 BiWeekly /
$23,634.00-$28,714.40 Monthly / $283,608.00-$344,572.80 Yearly

Under direction, to plan, organize, and direct a large group of closely related services or programs in a public health or mental health department; to coordinate services with other County health agencies; to provide professional consultation; and to do related work as required.


Physician V's manage a division/department in the Health Care Service Agency. It is further distinguished from the classification of Physician IV in that the Physician IV exercises functional and administrative supervision over a program. Their services or programs may also be recognized by the medical community as being the most essential to the operation of a public health or mental health program. They report directly to a Medical or Department Director.

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 a major service; supervises a multidisciplinary team and paramedical staff; coordinates the assigned service with other County health services; evaluates existing programs; and plans, organizes, and directs new programs within the assigned service.

2. Prepares and conducts educational programs for the physician community in areas such as Grand Rounds and medical society meetings.

3. Recruits, interviews, and evaluates professional staff assigned to the service.

4. Acts as liaison between the service and all other clinical, paramedical, and administrative services.

5. Conducts medical examinations and prescribes treatments and provides consultative services to the professional staff and to other services.

6. Recommends and prepares applications for grants for patient care programs, research and educational activities from governmental agencies and other sources such as private foundations.

7. Convenes and chairs morbidity and mortality reviews including jail, and fetal/infant mortality reviews.

8. Participates in hospital clinical committees and the Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association.

9. Provides state and federal testimony on specific clinical disease areas such as tuberculosis, autism, environmental justice, toxic spill, new and emerging diseases, cancer clusters, etc.


The equivalent of two years in the class of Physician IV in the Alameda County Classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of four years of post-residence experience which must have included at least two years of experience with teaching, supervisory, and administrative responsibility.


If appointed to a Public Health Director position, possession of an MPH from an accredited college or university,


Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California.

Special Requirements:

  1. In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job.
  2.  In compliance with Medicare regulations, employees in this classification are required to complete the "Medicare Enrollment Process for Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners" through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prior to their first day on the job. Active enrollment in Medicare is a condition of employment. Failure to attain or maintain active enrollment will result in termination.
  3. In compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Federal Cures Act, Employees in this classification who are required to render direct specialty mental health services in the course of their assignment must successfully be enrolled in Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE) web portal prior to commencing employment.  

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:

• Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements.
• Administrative principles, practices and techniques.
• Current trends in research, legislation related to the specialty/service.
• Modern principles, practices and trends in an appropriate medical specialty.
• Mental health or public health organization procedures.
• Effective management practices in a mental health or public health setting.
• Community, state and national resources available for application in the medical specialty.
• Community organization and private/public dynamics and development.
• Principles and best practices in the delivery of culturally competent medical services
• Administrative analysis and report preparation.
• Management principles and best practices including workforce planning, employee supervision and resource allocation.

Ability to:

• Administer a large medical program.
• Plan, organize and direct a public health/mental health services.
• Supervise and instruct subordinate professional and technical personnel.
• Assist in the development and presentation of educational programs.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Supervise and instruct subordinate professional and technical personnel.
• Work effectively with a wide variety of people.

Retyped: 3/76
Old doc:  0437h
New doc:  5143.doc
SG:po Revised 1/13/09
CSC Date:  7/29/09
IL:saa Revised 3/16/23
CSC Date:11/29/2023


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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