County of Alameda

Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Manager (#6494)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$42.87-$57.39 Hourly / $3,429.60-$4,591.20 BiWeekly /
$7,430.80-$9,947.60 Monthly / $89,169.60-$119,371.20 Yearly

Under general direction, the Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Program Manager oversees the organizational and management of the Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Program (Proposition 36). This position will plan, organize and direct through professional and paraprofessional staff, the substance abuse treatment programs and serve in a consultative role to Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) and County management in the formulation of program goals and strategic planning; and to do other duties as assigned.


This is a single, professional level class located in Behavioral Health Care Services. This position reports directly to the Director of Behavioral Health Care Management Services. The Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Program Manager directs and administers the provisions of the Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Program in collaboration with countywide agencies and supervises and directs the work of professional and paraprofessional staff responsible for programmatic services. This position is distinguished from the next higher class of Director of Behavioral Health Care Management Services in that the latter has overall administrative responsibility of the entire broader range of functions including directing the Behavioral Health Managed Care Plan, quality assurance, staff development and patient advocacy.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Oversees and directs the organization and management of program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of service delivery throughout County departments and agencies.

2. Serves in a consultative role to executive directors of Behavioral Health Care Services and County agencies/departments; directs and participates in formulating program goals and providing strategic planning based on well documented identification and analysis of options with regard to interdepartmental relationships, provider network development, allocation of resources within the Proposition 36 Project and other similar issues.

3. Directs and participates in the design and implementation of program evaluations regarding the performance and effectiveness of the Proposition 36 related programs.

4. Determines budgetary requirements for respective programs by working with financial representatives of other departments/agencies to develop program costs and revenue projections and makes recommendations to Administration regarding changes in the general department budget, affected by Proposition 36 funded services.

5. Facilitates the resolution of complex interpersonal or interagency conflicts or misalignments through consultation, negotiation and other applications of leadership communication skill.

6. Develops and leads presentations, briefings, and discussions with administrative staff and leadership teams to keep updated and informed of emerging issues and progress.

7. Directs the comprehensive needs assessments to identify the population to be served, its demographic, clinical, and geographic characteristics, treatment needs, and needs for other related services.

8. Represents BHCS and respective County agencies in the community and directly responds to media inquiries as it relates to Proposition 36.

9. Oversees and promotes the expansion of the service provider base; interviews and determines the qualifications of the service providers.

10. Assists program operations in developing and implementing policies and procedures designed to accomplish State and county mandates, effective and efficient program operations, and successful integration of program services.

11. Administers formal and informal assessments of provider performance; makes recommendations to the BHCS administrative staff, County departments/agencies, and to respective service providers.

12. Facilitates the In-House Work Group and Multi-Agency Work Group to provide recommendations to the Proposition 36 Over-Sight Committee.

13. Directs staff development strategies to accordingly implement/evaluate programs geared to accomplish organizational and structural changes.

14. Oversees and administers program activities and reviews and evaluates the work of professional/support staff.

15. Interprets and applies a variety of complex policies, rules and regulations; provides information to other departments and outside organizations.

16. Prepares a variety of correspondence, narrative and statistical reports, program documentation, policies, procedures and other written materials.

17. Operates a variety of modern office equipment including a computer; may be required to drive a County or personal vehicle to make site visits and attend meetings.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in, health care administration, psychology, social science, business administration or related field.



The equivalent of four years of full-time post-graduate professional experience in organizational planning, evaluation, and/or development in a substance abuse treatment, community mental health, or medical service system.


Possession of a valid California Drivers License.

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:

• Behavioral health treatment methods and modalities used with substance abuse treatments systems.
• Community/organizational dynamics and development.
• Principles and practices of planning and evaluation.
• Practices and techniques of needs assessment, evaluation, and report preparation.
• Laws and regulations governing public behavioral health care operations.
• Needs assessment and program evaluation techniques.
• Principles and practices of governmental budgeting.
• Management principles and practices, including personnel management, supervision and computer applications related to the work.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Ability to:

• Organize, direct, prioritize, coordinate and evaluate services to departments/agencies.
• Supervise, train and evaluate professional/support staff.
• Exercise leadership.
• Develop and analyze budgets.
• Work cooperatively with department/agencies and community.
• Collect, analyze/evaluate and present data.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Use Independent judgment/make decisions.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Analyze and problem solve.

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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.