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$46.56-$62.13 hourly / $8,070.00-$10,769.00 monthly / $96,844.80-$129,230.40 yearly


Under direction, to plan, organize, coordinate and supervise a Health Services program; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are typically responsible for managing a specialized County-wide health program. Incumbents supervise the activities of subordinate staff, develop monitor, and evaluate the program, budget, grants and contracts. In isolated assignments, incumbents may have responsibility for a function having significant financial impact on a wide variety of health related programs. This class is distinguished from the higher class of Senior Health Services Manager by its more narrow span of control, fewer subordinate staff and more specialized nature or the program for which it is responsible. This class is distinguished from the immediately lower level classes in that the lower level classes perform lead duties and coordinate specialized programs.

Typical Tasks

Plans, directs, reviews, and coordinates a specific Health Services program with County-wide impact; supervises, trains and evaluates the work of professional and clerical support staff; prepares budget materials for assigned program services; reviews legislation in assigned program areas and makes recommendations; prepares grant applications and administers grant funded and contracted programs and services; develops performance standards and evaluates staff and programs; provides consultation and assistance to subordinates, and makes decisions on difficult health and case management problems; keeps superiors informed of activities and unusual problems; develops and implements systems to monitor the quality and outcome of services to meet funding and community requirements; reviews, evaluates and coordinates medical and financial case management; may review medical reports and determine eligibility, or consults with State experts on the most difficult and complex cases; conducts outreach to ensure community awareness of the program; maintains positive public relations with physicians, State and community agencies; keeps informed on current research, trends and issues affecting assigned program; develops and maintains standards of care; interprets agency policies, programs and procedures to subordinates; coordinates activities with administrative, medical and other staff; assures that records systems are accurately maintained; solves difficult personnel problems; participates in various committees; prepares written and oral reports, and monitors and oversees the preparation of complex reports and records; provides liaison with other agencies, organizations, consumer groups, and hospitals; coordinates community meetings, staff meetings and conferences; may input, access and analyze data using a computer; may provide vacation or other temporary relief for other supervisors or managers; attends meetings and conferences.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Health Services program administration;
  • Working knowledge of community resources and health services available for the assigned program;
  • Working knowledge of health terminology and the cost and funding sources of health care for the assigned program;
  • Working knowledge of complex psycho-social problems affecting the population served;
  • Some knowledge of program management, including funding sources, grant proposal writing, program evaluation budget and fiscal management;
  • Some knowledge of the principles of supervision and training;
  • Some knowledge of the principles of public relations;
  • Some knowledge of the health conditions and unusual medical treatment for the population served.
  • Some knowledge of computers and their use in health care field.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and direct a health program and related sup port services;
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate staff;
  • Understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, rules and regulations;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Prepare and monitor a budget, develop policies and procedures and evaluate program effectiveness;
  • Prepare grant applications and contracts;
  • Speak effectively before groups;
  • Prepare and present clear and concise reports and correspondence;
  • Learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health care administration, a public health field, health science, nursing, psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, life sciences, physical sciences, or in a management field such as public or business administration.



  • One year of administrative, supervisory or management experience in a program area to which the position is assigned. Some positions may require a Master's degree pursuant to State law.

Special Requirement:

  • License Requirements: All positions require possession and maintenance of a valid California class C driver’s license or the ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority. Some positions require one of the following licenses or certificates issued by the State of California: Clinical Psychologist; Registered Nurse; Public Health Nurse; Clinical Social Worker; or Marriage Family and Child Counselor. If licensed in another state, State of California licensure must be obtained within eighteen (18) months from the date of employment.
  • Special Working Conditions: All assignments: Exposure to infections which may cause chronic disease or death may occur in the course of physical intervention to control client behavior; contact with potentially hostile or violent individuals. Juvenile Hall and Acute/Emergency Services assignments: Exposure to noise, such as people yelling. Children's Ser vice assignment: Exposure to disturbing material, such as photos of abused children.

Note: This classification has a 6 month probationary period.






Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 57
Workers' Comp Code: 0290

CLASS: PJ6; EST: 11/1/1976; REV: 11/1/1997;