County of Alameda

Licensing EvaIuator (#6732)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Eligibility Techs (006)
$36.70-$43.68 Hourly / $2,752.50-$3,276.00 BiWeekly /
$5,963.75-$7,098.00 Monthly / $71,565.00-$85,176.00 Yearly

Under general supervision, incumbents are responsible for the licensing and evaluation of foster care facilities ensuring licensed facilities provide care and supervision that meet established standards for the health and safety of those individuals served; and performs other duties as required.


The class of Licensing Evaluator is distinguished from the next higher one of Licensing Evaluator Supervisor in that the latter class is a first-line supervisor, while the former class is the journey-level worker performing the licensing and evaluation of foster care facilities. This class is also distinguished from the class of Child Welfare Worker in that while the former class is responsible for ensuring that licensed facilities meet established standards for the health and safety of the children residing therein, the latter class has the final authority regarding the placement of the children being served, being the caseworker for the children in the foster care program.

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. Reviews, analyzes and evaluates the financial, administrative and program components of applications for licensure; evaluates facility for safety, health, fire and building codes and regulations; recommends approval and denial of licenses.

2. Makes initial and annual on-site visits to monitor and evaluate licensed facilities, ensuring regulatory compliance for issuance of license; investigates complaints, gathers evidence and documents findings; develops plan and timeline for corrections; communicates findings to complainants; conducts follow-up visits to ensure correction; recommends legal/administrative actions to be taken against facilities found to be in noncompliance.

3. Reviews plans of construction or remodeling, ensuring facility will meet licensing standards; consults local building codes , planning commissions and fire departments for appropriate regulations and enforcement as necessary; analyzes and makes recommendations for exceptions and waivers of regulations; may act as team leader in training, orientations or investigations.

4. Consults with and prepares documents and reports for legal staff and Community Care Licensing Division of the Stare of California when action is pending against facility; may testify at hearings or in court; enters each case and updates into appropriate computer systems.

5. Provides ongoing technical assistance, counseling, training and orientation to licensees, local governmental agencies, private and public agencies, and other County and State agencies; coordinates with appropriate local agencies, other workers, and officials to monitor the functioning of foster care facilities ensuring compliance with all applicable statues and regulations; participates in work groups for program development and changes in policies and procedures; represents agency in community service organizations and programs supporting the foster parents and children in care.

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The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the class of Eligibility Technician III, or an equivalent or higher level class, in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) that provided knowledge and abilities listed below.


The equivalent of two years of full-time experience involving analytical, evaluative or enforcement duties for a social service program for children in need of care and supervision as provided in community care facilities.


The equivalent of one year of full-time experience involving analytical, evaluative or enforcement duties for a social service program for children in need of care and supervision as provided in community care facilities,



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a major in human services, behavioral sciences, social work, counseling or other related field.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license is required.

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:

• Evaluation techniques.
• Data collection methods.
• Analytical procedures and methods.
• Community care licensing laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and program administration.
• Legal terminology and procedures relevant to the enforcement of Community Care Licensing laws and regulations.
• Use of community resources.
• Personal computer systems.

Ability to:

• Develop cooperative relationships.
• Analyze and solve problems.
• Gather and analyze data.
• Verbally defend problem resolution.
• Write effectively.
• Document accurate and legally enforceable plans and reports.
• Enter and update data into automated computer systems.

Old document: 6732h.doc
New document: Jobspecs/6732
CSC Date: 4/1/98


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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