Alameda County Public Health’s Maternal, Paternal, Child & Adolescent Health is recruiting for a temporary Database Technology Specialist (Program Specialist)


$35.77 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.


Database Technology Program Specialist

Under the direction of the Home Visiting Integration Manager and guidance of the Data Management Analyst (DMA), the Database Technology (DT) Program Specialist is responsible for providing data analysis and supporting the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities for the Starting Out Strong system of care. The DT Program Specialist reviews and audits current data collection indicators and practices for Alameda County Healthy Start Initiative and provides technical assistance for the [15] programs within the system of care, as assigned. The DT Program Specialist also supports system of care referral and triage data collection and analysis and trains staff on data collection processes and database use.

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Data Analysis/CQI Activities

  • Supports the maintenance, development, and data querying for all databases used by the MPCAH unit;
  • Upholds current data collection practices and reporting requirements for ACHSI programs;
  • Provides technical assistance and trainings on data collection tools and regular data entry in the databases;
  • Makes recommendations for data collections and database enhancements;
  • Performs mapping analysis, by creating and maintaining specifications to meet reporting requirements to inform program and strategic development;
  • Provides a summary of the status of current data collection and audit processes to DMA;
  • Supports managers with completion of quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports;
  • Tests and runs report queries as requested and customizes reports to meet the needs of diverse audiences;
  • Compiles and maintains user experiences for database enhancements and troubleshooting.

Staff/Key Stakeholder Input and Training

  • Works closely with outreach, referral and triage field staff, home visiting staff, and group health educators and program managers in the execution of data collection, data quality, and other CQI activities, as assigned;
  • Meets with ACHSI program staff, DMA, and software developers to provide input and execute recommendations on current database and data collection practices;
  • In consultation with Data Management Analyst trains staff in data collection and report generation as appropriate;
  • Monitors data quality under the direction of the Data Management analyst by developing specific reports based on the issue at hand;
  • Provides technical assistance on technology use in relation to data collection and report generation;
  • Periodically communicates with database users on data quality issues, data base enhancements, and changes in data collection requirements.

Additional Tasks

  • Participates in departmental planning processes and serves on a variety of committees and task forces.
  • Operates a variety of standard office equipment including a word processor and/or computer.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned within the County classification.


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EDUCATION: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, social sciences, health statistics, epidemiology, public health, public policy, or a field related; AND,

EXPERIENCE: 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. At least two years of experience with data analysis and report development, specifically utilizing and analyzing relational databases.

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/university, may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to analyze and interpret client-level and aggregate data for reporting purposes. Basic statistical knowledge. Experience with scripting language, such as MS SQL, preferred. Basic statistical knowledge.

*Highly organized, excellent writing and time management skills, and the ability to work with little direction.



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:
Roberto Vallejo (roberto.vallejo@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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