Program Specialist

  • Alameda County
  • Hayward, California
  • Jun 22, 2021
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $34.73 - $51.25/hour; $72,238.40 - $106,600.00/year USD

Job Description

Introduction
This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.

Reinstatement:
Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Transfer:
You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Voluntary Demotion:
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

DESCRIPTION

The Alameda County Social Services Agency(SSA) is comprised of almost 2,400 men and women working collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations, neighborhood groups and policy makers to serve the needs of the community. SSA provides services through its administration and operating departments. Administration includes Finance, Government and Community Relations, and Human Resources. SSA's operations includes Adult and Aging Services, Children and Family Services, and Workforce and Benefits Administration.
The Social Services Agency assists one out of four of Alameda County's residents. The mission of the Social Services Agency is to promote the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities.
To learn more about the Alameda County Social Services Agency, please visit the website athttps://www.alamedasocialservices.org/.
THE POSITION
Under direction, to provide program planning, technical assistance, review and evaluation functions to direct client service delivery programs where such services are provided by community-based organizations (CBO's), contract service providers and/or County staff in a wide variety of service areas; to act as County liaison with service providers and funding sources and ensure that program regulations and procedures are followed; and to do related work as required.

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBLITIES

1. Develops and modifies techniques and formats to evaluate pilot or current program effectiveness and to
determine the need for program modifications and/or new program development.

2. Researches program alternatives, funding sources, service delivery organizations and other elements for
possible program inclusion; evaluates alternatives, prepares reports and makes recommendations.

3. Acts as the County liaison and provides coordination among community-based organizations and other service
providers, County departments, State or other funding sources and community or business organizations;
interacts with various planning councils or boards; answers questions and provides training and technical
assistance as required.

4. Monitors assigned program or programs; ensures compliance with contract provisions and funding source
regulations; recommends and facilitates implementation of procedural and operational changes to maximize
service delivery and revenue reimbursement.

5. Compiles and maintains accurate records and files regarding program activities; prepares periodic and special
statistical or narrative reports as required; may access multiple databases to prepare such reports.

6. Negotiates contracts with service providers; ensures that contracts are renewed in a timely manner; prepares,
distributes and follows up on contract documentation.

7. Participates in departmental, Countywide and/or State planning processes; serves on a variety of committees
and task forces.

8. Analyzes changes in regulations; evaluates the impact upon program operations and drafts policy and
procedural changes as required.

9. Prepares a variety of correspondence, periodic and special reports, informational publications, program
documentation, policies, procedures and other written materials.

10. Operates a variety of standard office equipment including a word processor and/or computer; may drive a
county or personal vehicle to make site visits and attend meetings.


For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: Program Specialist (#0305)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

The equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with major coursework in business or public administration, a social science or a field related to the program area to which assigned.

(Additional experience as outlined below may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)

AND

Experience:

The equivalent to three years of full-time professional-level or supervisory work in the direct delivery of services to clients or the oversight of such services in the program area to which assigned, one year of which must have included program planning and evaluation, or in program administration, contract negotiations, grants management and similar financial services.

Substitution:

(Possession of a Master's degree in business, public administration, social science or a related field to the program area to which assigned from an accredited college or university, may be substituted for two years of the required experience.)

Licenses:
Specified positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license. Specified positions may also require licensure or certification in the programmatic area to which assigned.

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, practices, funding sources and administrative requirements in the program area to which assigned.
• Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
• Principles and practices of direct client service delivery.
• Practices and techniques of programmatic analysis and report preparation.
• Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
• Basic budgetary and financial record-keeping techniques.

Ability to:

• Plan, monitor and evaluate program and service delivery effectiveness in the programmatic area to which assigned.
• Identify programmatic and operational problems, investigate and evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions.
• Interpret, explain and apply complex regulations, policies and procedures.
• Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence, policies, informational brochures and other written materials.
• Represent the department and the County in meetings with others and make effective presentations to diverse groups.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Maintain accurate records and files.
• Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
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
  • 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
  • 1 st 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
TO APPLY


Please note this reinstatement & transfer opportunity is ONLY open to current and former Alameda County employees . The opportunity may close at any time and we encourage you to apply immediately.

1.Complete an application template in JobAps through the following link:
https://jobapscloud.com/Alameda/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=00&R2=AF000&R3=01


2.Submit aPDF copyof your completed application, to ssadhro@acgov.org as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please send your contact information and specific inquiries to ssadhro@acgov.org or call (510) 645-9311.

You are encouraged to apply immediately as this posting is open until filled and may close at anytime.


Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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