County of Alameda

Public Health Social Worker (#5775)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Social Workers (005)
$47.15-$51.63 Hourly / $3,536.25-$3,872.25 BiWeekly /
$7,661.88-$8,389.88 Monthly / $91,942.50-$100,678.50 Yearly

Under general supervision, to provide social work consultation and evaluation services, to assist in program planning and development of measurable program goals and objectives; to develop methodology for program evaluation and help to set standards for delivery of services.


The Public Health Social Worker is attached to the Office of Program and Services Evaluation in Public Health Services. She/he will function as part of a team assisting program personnel throughout Public Health Services in developing goals and methods for evaluating whether these goals have been met.

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. Serves as a liaison between clients of Public Health Services and the Office of Program and Services Evaluation. Explains the purpose and objectives of the evaluation process to community groups and/or clients and solicits information from them.

2. Assists in planning and conducting community needs assessments for evaluation projects and in designing and conducting client interviews.

3. Assists in developing standards of performance, based on accepted social work practices.

4. Participates as a project leader and/or team member in the application of evaluation techniques to specific programs and services in Public Health.

5. Serves as a consultant to Public Health Services personnel who require assistance in applying the overall evaluation methodology to their programs in an ongoing manner.

6. Assists in the interpretation of data, as well as preparation of written reports and recommendations.

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Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university and completion of an approved public health social work internship program. (A master's in public health may be substituted for the latter.)



Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university with specialization in public health, medical or psychiatric social work,



The equivalent of one year of full-time, paid experience as a professional social worker in a clinical or public health setting.


Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.

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:

· Principles, procedures, terminology, trends, and standards of social work practice.
· Dynamics of personal and social adjustment and counseling relationships.
· Effects of social, emotional, and economic factors involved in illness, disease, incapacitation, and disfigurement.
· Methodologies used in evaluating health care and social work services.
· Scope, activities, and functions of the various professional groups in the field of social work and public health.
· Community resources for medical care and health services.
· General laws relating to health and welfare services available at the County level.

Ability to:

· Develop effective casework consultation relationships with staff.
· Provide effective liaison with community groups and assist in coordinating community resources in medical care and health service programs.
· Write and speak effectively.
· Assist program personnel and planners to set measurable goals and objectives, as well as standards for the quality of services provided, according to acceptable social work practices.

Old document: 0539h
New document: Jobspecs/5775
CSC Date: 12/6/77


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) 
  • 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
  • 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.


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