Alameda County Public Health’s COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT, PLANNING, AND EVALUATION (CAPE) is recruiting for our next DIRECTOR.


We are looking for a passionate, innovative program administrator to support community members, programs, partners and providers, and lead the County’s commitment in promoting community health.


$101,961.60-$136,593.60 Annually
Plus, an excellent benefits package!


For consideration, please submit a county application to:

Damon Jones  Damon.Jones@acgov.org


*Provisional Appointments: For a provisional appointment, a civil service exam is not required. However, to obtain a regular position, the appointee will need to compete successfully in a County Exam when open.



Community Assessment, Planning and Evaluation (CAPE) provides information, evaluation, planning, and technical assistance to programs, community partners, decision makers, and residents in order to improve community health and address root causes of health inequities.

CAPE accomplishes its mission by:

  • Monitoring population health status and social determinants of health
  • Presenting health and social data in a way that is impactful
  • Consulting with programs about needs assessment and evaluation design
  • Developing evaluation tools and strategies (e.g. surveys and focus groups)
  • Managing and analyzing program data
  • Providing information to support planning and policy advocacy
  • Facilitating the implementation of Results-Based Accountability for measuring success


To see the work of CAPE, please review the following websites:

Health maps: Alameda County Public Health Department (arcgis.com)
Prostate cancer: prostate-cancer-in-alameda-county.pdf
COVID-19: Data | COVID-19 | Alameda County Public Health (acgov.org)



In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for this position has:

  • Demonstrated success working with staff to gather, analyze and report on health and social information.
  • Great oral and written communication skills.
  • Worked in a county health department setting.
  • Experience working in organizations with a health equity focus.

The candidate would also have knowledge of:

  • Computer applications related to the work including spreadsheets and database programs.
  • Basic information infrastructure, systems and technology used in a health care organization.
  • Health information data analysis and presentation.
  • Public Administration principles and practices, including strategic planning, goals setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, administrative organization and management in a public setting.
  • Procedures, practices, and legislation governing the maintenance, storage, dissemination and safeguarding of health care and human services information.
  • Interviewing and investigating techniques.
  • Laws, codes and regulations governing healthcare activities, including quality assurance practices, privacy standards, and corporate compliance regulations.
  • Records management principles and practices and research method and techniques.



Under general direction, to plan, develop, organize and administer the activities and staff of the Community CAPE Division of the Public Health Department, and to do related work as required.


This single position class is located in the Public Health Department of the Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) and reports to the Director of Health and Business Data Analytics and consults with the Director of Public Health and the County Health Officer. The Director of CAPE class is distinguished from the Supervising Program Specialist position by virtue of its responsibility for the overall administration of the Community Assessment, Planning and Evaluation (CAPE) Division while the latter classification has a primary responsibility for direct supervision of Program Specialists.


  • Plans, develops, organizes and administers the program activities of the Community Assessment, Planning and Evaluation (CAPE) Division.
  • Develops and oversees surveillance of non-communicable diseases and conditions, including injury, chronic diseases, cancer, pesticide illnesses, opioid overdose and others in order to monitor and assess county health status and trends.
  • Oversees epidemiological analyses and other population health surveillance activities to inform, evaluate & support public health interventions, programs and policy work throughout the HCSA and interprets information based on epidemiologic or research evidence.
  • Oversees periodic publication of county health status reports, including an annual county health status report, and manages timely response to data requests.
  • Oversees and develops data analyses for departmental leadership for use in understanding disparities, high risk populations, and the evidence to demonstrate the social factors affecting health policy, practice and outcomes.
  • Advises the Health Officer on interpretation of data analysis, epidemiological evidence, trends and areas of future focus to enhance public health safety.
  • Supports preparation of grant proposals for community assessment, surveillance, cost-benefit, and other research projects.
  • Oversees development and management of information systems and databases, including assessment, interactivity, data extraction, reporting and user experience to optimize information management and exchange workflows across the continuum of public health and health care services.
  • Interacts with other County departments and agencies, and other governmental, public and private organizations.
  • Plans, directs, reviews and evaluates work of professional, technical and support staff; selects staff and provides for their training and professional development; implements discipline as required.

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Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health, epidemiology, or a closely related field; AND,


The equivalent of five (5) years full-time experience in the supervision of staff performing research or surveillance-related work, including experience with budget and contract management, grant proposal writing, program evaluation, and collaboration with community groups to conduct assessment and mobilization activities.


Possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, biostatistics or another closely related field in public health may be substituted for two years of the required experience.



Applications will be screened according to the minimum professional qualifications and knowledge and skills. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process. Meeting the minimum qualifications for the position does not guarantee advancement to the interview process; only the best qualified candidates will be invited to participate.

An Alameda County Application is required to be considered for this recruitment. Please note the County website is only for permanent positions. In order to apply to the provisional positions advertised in this brochure, you will need to submit your application via email.

Please email a county application, cover letter and resume to:
Damon Jones [Damon.Jones@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, candidates can click on the “Review” tab to “Print My Application”. A PDF version of the application or digital scan of the completed application can 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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