County of Alameda

Social Services Agency Program Development Administrator (#6799)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Social Services Mgmt (U49)
$74.72-$90.82 Hourly / $5,977.60-$7,265.60 BiWeekly /
$12,951.47-$15,742.13 Monthly / $155,417.60-$188,905.60 Yearly

Under direction, the Social Services Agency (SSA) Program Development Administrator plans, organizes, and administers the planning, community capacity building, and local policy development and socio-economic evaluation, research, and dissemination functions of the Social Services Agency to ensure that programs and policies are accurate, effective, and consistent with the goal of working together to end poverty; and to perform related duties as required.


This single position classification is located in the Alameda County SSA and reports directly to the Assistant Agency Director over Government & Community Relations in Agency Administration.  The SSA Program Development Administrator will be responsible for managing and guiding a work unit that will oversee certain programs, policies, and procedures that will emphasize the reduction of poverty within Alameda County.  The incumbent in this class will work closely with various agency personnel to determine methods, processes, and programs, that will assist the agency with enhancing effective services.  This class is distinguished from Assistant Agency Director in that the latter will have responsibility overseeing multiple management services, and divisions, while the SSA Program Development Administrator will focus solely on a work unit responsible for reducing poverty.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, the 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 implements strategic planning for the SSA in consultation with and under the direction of the Agency Director and/or Assistant Agency Director(s). Coordinates and develops all strategic planning activities and reports.
  2. Works directly with Agency leadership to identify areas of greatest priority and opportunity to design and develop innovative approaches that address the needs of low-income county residents. Advises leadership on partnerships and community outreach.
  3. Works directly with Alameda County residents to ensure high levels of constituent engagement, civic participation, and leadership in Alameda County, and in poverty-fighting strategies in their communities and neighborhoods. 
  4. Develops and coordinates innovative agencywide, countywide, and region-specific strategies for eradicating poverty and employing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging strategies (DEIB). Acts as the agency-wide coordinator with departments and consultants to ensure implementation across the agency.
  5. Works with Agency staff to identify metrics and measures for tracking the success of anti-poverty and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) strategies, and to support the utilization of these metrics and measures in decision making by agency/county leaders.
  6. Serves as a liaison to related intergovernmental collaboratives within the county. Provides reports to agency/county leadership on these collaboratives and makes recommendations for county engagement.
  7. Plans, develops, coordinates, writes and submits grant proposals to local, county, state, federal and private donors. Identifies and analyzes opportunities and barriers to grant implementation and makes recommendations. Serves as Alameda County liaison with Bay Area and statewide philanthropic community.
  8. Works with internal policy staff to support policies that improve the well-being of low-income residents in Alameda County.
  9. Staffs regular meetings and ensures compliance with the Brown Act for various SSA programs, including but not limited to ALL IN-Alameda County.
  10.  Manages and provides guidance to professional, paraprofessional, and support staff within the Agency.
  11. Directs special projects as assigned by the Agency Executive Team.
  12. May be asked to perform other duties as assigned in support of the overall direction of the unit, department and/or agency.

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


The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience in the class of the Social Services Program Development Manager in the Alameda County classified service.


Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Welfare, Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy, Health Care Administration, or a closely related field.


The equivalent of five (5) years of increasingly responsible, full-time, paid administrative and financial experience in the evaluation of or planning for health care or social services programs, policies, or processes that included social planning or community organization. Two (2) years of the required work experience must include supervising or managing professional and paraprofessional subordinates.


Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the fields listed above will substitute for one (1) year of the non-supervisorial required work experience listed in pattern II.


A valid California Motor Vehicle 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:

  • Research, analytical, and data collection techniques.
  • Principles and practices of business and public administration.
  • Principles and practices of complex project management.
  • Principles and practices of governmental budgeting, funding and grant/contract management, and legislative policy analysis, formulation, and implementation.
  • Personnel management, including performance management, work planning, employee supervision, and disciplinary procedures.
  • Leadership and team building principles and techniques.
  • Program evaluation methodologies and management analysis.

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Provide leadership and supervision.
  • Establish, balance, and adjust priorities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, local government, other County personnel, and the public.
  • Work effectively with a variety of individuals, outside agencies, etc.
  • Plan and supervise the work of professional and administrative staff.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and cultural sensitivity.
  • Review and analyze budgets.
  • Represent the County in meetings with others and make effective public presentations.

NewSpec 6799.docx
DRH:saa 03/09/2023
CSC Date:05/17/2023


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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