Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Analyst II-Alcohol & Other Drug Services (Open & Promotional)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Jun 22, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Public Health
  • Salary: $7,420.40 - $9,271.60 Monthly USD

Job Description


NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on June 16, 2021 to extend the Final Filing Date. The recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

San Mateo County Health is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Analyst II-Alcohol & Other Drug Services. Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS) Analysts, under general supervision, provide a variety of analytical and administrative services for assigned alcohol and other drug services unit; monitor and evaluate prevention program performance measures and contract deliverables and budget expenditures; research and interpret federal, state and local regulations and requirements for treatment services; liaison to contracted providers; ensure compliance with grant and program regulations and procedures; partner with other County departments to achieve program goals; and complete related work as required.

The current vacancy is in the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division, in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services Unit located in Belmont. The BHRS Analyst will travel throughout the County to meet with providers, attend meetings, and occasionally to represent the County at the State level. This position is currently remote with the possibility of on-site work in the future. This position may require occasional work in evenings and on weekends.

The BHRS Analyst's duties will include monitoring key Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention programs. The Analyst will work in both treatment and prevention with a major focus in contract monitoring, coordination of trainings; work with community organizations; development and presentation of community education presentations and materials; connection of clients to services; and analyses of data for program development and improvement.

The ideal candidates have:
  • Demonstrated skill in contract negotiation, writing and monitoring.
  • Experience coordinating training for alcohol and other drug services.
  • Demonstrated experience building partnering relationships with contracted providers and community partners.
  • Experience addressing root causes of substance use in communities.
  • Experience collecting, analyzing, and presenting data.
  • Ability to identify current and future needs of BHRS, its contracted providers and the community it serves.
  • Experience participating in quality improvement efforts for programs and services.
  • Developing and presenting community education presentations and materials.
  • Facilitating meetings with boards and other groups.
  • Advanced organizational skills with the ability to manage various details and projects.
  • Ability to assist in the implementation of policies and procedures utilizing exceptional partnering skills, independent judgment and informed decisions.
  • Ability to work within a diverse team environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical capability and data analysis.
  • Strong oral and written business communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of the specific program area to which assigned, including any specialized technical knowledge.
  • Principles and practices of program planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation.
  • Relevant and applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations guiding the delivery of alcohol and drug treatment services, specifically Title 9 regulations and the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) and County program policies and guidelines.
  • Beneficiary rights and protections; network adequacy; service availability, access to care, EQRs and PIPs, evidence-based practices, and the issuance of Corrective Action Plans.
  • Courts and criminal justice systems.
  • Principles and practices of contract development, negotiation and monitoring.
  • Principles and methods of community behavioral health services and recovery programs including current trends in education, research, treatment, prevention and related topics.
  • Principles, practices and techniques of administrative and programmatic research, analysis and programming including an understanding of data analytics, data collection and reporting, data visualization and dashboard management.
  • Community resources and public/private services and funding sources.
  • Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment, and computer systems.
  • Electronic health record systems and state prevention data system, including how to navigate the system and provide basic troubleshooting for user errors.

Skill/Ability to :
  • Monitor, analyze and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Develop and evaluate proposals and negotiate contracts and agreements.
  • Develop, monitor and analyze budgets and program performance.
  • Research, compile and analyze data, draw sound conclusions and prepare and present effective reports.
  • Make related presentations at meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations.
  • Analyze, interpret and apply various regulations and requirements.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement administrative and programmatic research and analysis.
  • Plan, coordinate and conduct special events and projects.
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders and be politically astute in navigating sensitive situations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with grantors, subcontractors, County staff, elected and appointed officials, community partners, public and others; and provide a high-level of customer service.
  • Train staff in work procedures and provide technical and programmatic assistance to staff and subcontractors.
  • Organize and prioritize tasks, deadlines and projects effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Provide technical assistance to contractors in the use of electronic health records and data analytic tools; coach contractors on system issues.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy and regulatory guidelines.

Education and Experience :
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is a Bachelor's degree in public or business administration or a related field, and two years of professional level analytical, administrative or programmatic experience in a behavioral health services field.
Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo and County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the San Mateo County Human Resources Department.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: Pass/Fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Final Filing Date: Continuous
Application Screening: June 24, 2021
Combined Civil Service Panel/Departmental Interviews: July 7 and/or 8, 2021

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

The County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Talent Acquisition Contact: Yvonne Alvidrez (052821) (Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Analyst II- G079)

Job Address

Redwood City, California United States View Map