Alameda County Public Health’s Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council is recruiting for a temporary Associate Program Specialist


$31.95 Hourly




***Temporary employees are not entitled to full County benefits.


Temporary Assignments: Assignments vary in duration depending on the needs of the department. An assignment may end at any time. To obtain a regular position, the appointee will need to compete successfully in a County Exam.

*Assignments are expected to last approximately 12 months to 18 months depending on the need of the department.


Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council 

The Developmental Disabilities Council is a program and policy planning unit within Alameda County Public Health’s Family Health Services Division that works to expand opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Council works directly with community members and organizations to provide community outreach, education, advocacy, and system integration on behalf of the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities community. The Council is comprised of a 30 member board of directors and several standing committees which focus on health and wellness, legislative developments, health equity, and transition aged youth.

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Under general supervision of the Coordinator of the Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC), the Associate Program Specialist provides operational and procedural support to the DDC; assists in the planning and implementation of specific projects; coordinates various conferences, and performs other duties as assigned within the classification.


  • Participates in meetings to coordinate or review the status of need for Medi-Cal services and assists with the development of community based medical/dental/mental health services for a children and adults with special health care needs. (Code 17)
  • Assists with the coordination of program and policy efforts to expand the capacity of providers to meet the needs of consumers and to increase access to Medi-Cal covered services. (Code 17)
  • Provides technical assistance and monitors quality of services provided by contracts which serve Medi-Cal and Non-Medi-Cal eligible clients. (Code 13).
  • Participates in the planning process and execution of the Transition Fair, Annual Dinner, and various conferences. (Code 4)
  • Evaluates effectiveness of programs by collecting, maintaining, and analyzing data to ensure Alameda County is serving the disabled community.  (Code 15)
  • Provides collaboration and communication among community partners, service providers, and the public; Interacts with various committees and provides training and technical assistance.
  • Provides outreach for potential Medi-Cal eligibility and makes referrals to Medi-Cal covered services to support the disabled community. (Code 4)
  • Represents the DDC community at meetings, subcommittees, and events.
  • Participates in project based ad hoc workgroups on policy, health, behavioral health, dental, racial equity, and transition planning. (Code 17)
  • Prepares a variety of correspondence, informational publications, and written materials for conferences, committee meetings, and presentations. (Code 4)
  • Collaborate with community partners to increase accessibility of the COVID vaccine for the disabled population.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the classification.



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EDUCATION: The equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, a social science or field related to the program area to which assigned; AND,

EXPERIENCE: The equivalent of two 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.

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Experience working with individuals with disabilities is strongly preferred.



An Alameda County Application is required to be considered for this recruitment.

Please email the County of Alameda Job Application and a cover letter to:

Benjamin Chen (benjamin.chen2@acgov.org)


The application template is available online on Alameda County’s On‐Line Employment Center at



NEW USERS can click on “New User Registration” to fill out an application template. Once the application is completed, please click on the “Review” tab to “Print/Save My Application”. A PDF version or digital scan of the application must be submitted to the email address above.


Alameda County Health Care Services Agency is enriched with a diverse workforce. We believe the best way to deliver optimal programs and services to our communities is to hire and promote talents that are representative of the communities we serve. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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