Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Children and Youth Initiatives Director (Promotional)

Recruitment #18-6647-01

Introduction

THIS IS A PROMOTIONAL EXAM

 

YOU MUST BE AN ALAMEDA COUNTY EMPLOYEE TO APPLY

 

Qualified applicants must be current county employees and have completed the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court) by Monday, March 18, 2019.  A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.

 

  APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON-LINE

DESCRIPTION

ALAMEDA COUNTY HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY

Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and the Office of the Agency Director. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents. Click here to learn more about Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.    

THE POSITION

Under general direction, to plan, develop, organize and direct the activities and staff of the Children & Youth Services Initiatives of the Health Care Services Agency; and to do related work as required.

This position serves as the primary liaison comprised of the Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) and major children and youth initiatives involving other HCSA departments, other County agencies, cities, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and community-based children’s service providers and advocacy groups. The position is responsible for engaging stakeholders to: improve cross-system coordination, integration and linkage within and between children and youth initiatives; and strategically redirect existing resources and maximize investments to improve health, wellness, education, community safety, and economic development outcomes. This position will coordinate professional resources to provide stakeholder training, consultation and technical assistance as needed in planning, data analysis and policy development. The incumbent provides staff support to a number of groups. This position is distinguished from the School Health Services Administrator as the latter has oversight of the School Based and OUR KIDS programs. This position reports to and serves under the direction of the Agency Director and supervises and trains program staff for major initiatives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

The equivalent of two years full-time experience as a School Health Services Administrator or higher in the Alameda County Service.

Or II

Possession of a Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, health care administration, public health administration or related field, and the equivalent of three years full-time progressively responsible experience in a public or private health care organization, which must have included responsibility for planning, developing and managing Children and Youth collaborative initiatives.

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of governmental budgeting, funding and grant/contract management.
• Principles and practices of County government process.
• Community needs, resources and organizations related to Children and Youth Services.
• Principles, practices and current trends in the delivery of children, youth and family services.
• Program evaluation methodologies and management analysis.

Abilities:

• Written communication.
• Oral communication.
• Decision making.
• Leadership.
• Planning and organization.
• Management control.
• Budget development, analysis and monitoring.
• Analytical problem solving.
• Interpersonal sensitivity.
• Flexibility.
• Manage multiple and changing priorities.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of the candidates’ application to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates’ final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION.

We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness, and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN:

Deadline for Filing:

5:00 p.m., March 18, 2019

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Week of April 1, 2019

Panel Oral Interviews:

Week of April 22, 2019

 

 

 

 

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

BENEFITS

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
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.  

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Jordan Grow, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
510-208-3954
Jordan.Grow2@acgov.org

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer