THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXISTING EXAMINATION.
IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED (OR STARTED AN APPLICATION) FOR THE PROGRAM/FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, EXAM # 19-0306-01, IN ORDER TO REAPPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CONTACT THE EXAMINATION ANALYST AT IONE.BELL@ACGOV.ORG TO HAVE YOUR PREVIOUS APPLICATION RELEASED BACK TO YOU.
The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants. If you are currently on the list and you choose to reapply you will forfeit your current rank and score. Your new score/disposition will replace your current score and rank. This list may be canceled at any time without notice to candidates. Please contact human resources if you would like additional information.
A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.
Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the application and/or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.
Applications will only be accepted on-line.
We are currently recruiting for vacancies in the Social Services Agency and the Healthcare Services Agency. However, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used by any County department or agency needing to fill a vacancy.
At least one of the positions in the Healthcare Services Agency is a project 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; to provide professional financial and administrative services to the unit to which assigned; to act as County liaison with service providers and ensure that program regulations and procedures are followed; and to do related work as required.
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.)
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, grants management or similar financial services.
(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.)
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.
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:
- 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.
- Computer applications related to the work.
- Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
- Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
- Budgetary, financial record-keeping and auditing techniques.
- Basic general administrative support practices, including business management.
- Basic principles and practices of contract and grant administration.
- Plan, monitor and evaluate program and service delivery effectiveness in the programmatic area to which assigned.
- Identify administrative, financial and operational problems, investigate and evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions.
- Provide general financial and administrative services to the program and/or unit to which assigned.
- 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.
The examination will consist of the following steps:
1) A review of candidates' applications 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) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's 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 may 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.
Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:
TENTATIVE EXAM PLAN
Last Day to File:
Monday, January 6, 2020
Review of Minimum Qualifications:
by Friday, January 17, 2020
Review of Supplemental Questionnaires for Best Qualified
Week of January 20, 2020
Week of February 3 20, 2020***edited 12/11/2019
- If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN
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 statues. 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 statues.
For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs
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
Vacation and sick leave accrual
Vacation purchase program
Management Paid Leave**
Catastrophic Sick Leave
Group Auto/Home 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