HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER I - Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education (OAECE)

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 31, 2018
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $110,612.41 - $167,420.64 Annually

Job Description



Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST).
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

Has immediate charge of a medium-sized public health program or comparably-sized segment of a large public health program within the Department of Public Health.

Positions allocable to this class are restricted to the Department of Public Health. Incumbents typically report to a Health Program Manager III or higher and are responsible for managing, through subordinate supervisors, a medium-sized public health program or comparably-sized segment of a large, complex public health program. In some situations, these positions may be responsible for supervising and coordinating system-wide strategic planning, policy analysis, and development, and program evaluation functions for a division made up of multiple programs. Factors affecting allocation to Health Program Manager I typically include the size and complexity of the program or program segment managed, as indicated by the size and composition of staff, size, and complexity of the budget, and number and size of contracts and grants.

Health Program Manager I is distinguished from the lower-level Health Program Analyst III in that the latter supervises a team of analysts and other technical and support personnel providing technical and consultative services to the management of a large program, or oversees a small county-wide health program. Positions are further distinguished from the higher-level Health Program Manager II by the responsibility of the latter for a large public health program or comparably-sized segment of a major public health program.
Essential Job Functions
  • Directs the work of the Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education, coordinating with the Child Care Planning Committee and the Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development, to advance the mission and vision of the program.
  • Directs all activities to improve the Early Care and Education (ECE) system within Los Angeles County, including planning, development, implementation, coordination, administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Builds consensus and develops pathways to support ECE entities, stakeholders, County partners, and program users to fully leverage available County resources and access additional resources from other local, State and federal agencies.
  • Develops a strong working relationship with the Office of Child Protection, utilizing the office's expertise and understanding of County agencies and departments.
  • Support and implement recommendations in the forthcoming report by the Office of Child Protection providing a Comprehensive Financial Landscape Analysis and action steps needed to better coordinate and maximize Early Care and Education resources to serve more families throughout the County.
  • Directs the identification of outside revenue sources and development of proposal strategies.
  • Directs the review and analysis of existing and proposed Federal, State and local regulations, laws, or policies affecting the program.
  • Directs program administrative functions and internal support services and develops and implements solutions to complex problems within the program or program segment.
  • Performs the full range of administrative and technical supervision to plan, assign, oversee, and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; provides technical guidance and support to staff where appropriate.
  • Develops, implements, and interprets policies and procedures and advises or makes recommendations to bureau administration on policy issues involving the work of the organizational unit or program.
  • Provides full programmatic and administrative support to the Los Angeles County Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development (PRCCD), including the development of policy initiatives directed at the local and state level and leadership in executing and implementing such initiatives.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with community groups and public and governmental agencies.
  • Coordinates and/or participates in community committees, councils, task forces and coalitions that impact the needs of infants, toddlers, and pre-school aged children.
  • Participates in the development, monitoring, and compliance of contracts specific to the program or program segment.
  • Oversees development of annual budgets for and execution of OAECE contracts, including, but not limited to, Local Planning Council California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Incentive Program, and AB212 Investing in Early Educators Stipend Program.
  • Supervises and leads division-wide strategic planning groups in the development of strategies and priorities for the division.
  • Plans and leads the assessment of programmatic activities affecting the health and well-being of individuals served by the program and coordinates the development and dissemination of findings and recommendations developed from the evaluations conducted.
  • Participates in the development of new programs directed toward infants, toddlers, and pre-school aged children, including the preparation and analysis of grant proposals and funding applications.
  • Advises the Director of Public Health and serves as an expert resource to outside agencies concerning program issues.

A Bachelor's degree* orhigher from an accredited college or university in Child Development, Human Development, Developmental Psychology, Psychology, Public Health, Community Health Education, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Science, Social Science, or a closely related field.

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Three (3)years of full-time work experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Health Program Analyst III**.
A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Child Development, Human Development, Developmental Psychology, Psychology, Public Health, Community Health Education, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Science, Social Science, or a closely related field will be accepted for one (1) year of the required experienceifthe Master's degreewas not used to meet the educational requirement.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

2 - Light:Lightphysical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a10-poundlimit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

**In the County of Los Angelesclass of Health Program Analyst III is defined as one who supervises a team of analysts and other technical and support personnel providing technical and consultative services to the management of ahealth program*** or early care and education program.

***In the County of Los Angelesa program is defined as a decentralized operation in a health organization or a County department, which 1) has separate entity as a budget unit; 2) provides specialized professional services to the public; 3) operates under policy guidelines established by a professional assigned as program director; and 4) involves participation and interaction of other agencies; both public and private.

The experience listed below must be full-time work experience beyond the Selection Requirements:
  • Experience serving as a resource for, and working collaboratively with, other County departments, including the Office of Child Protection (OCP), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), to address the shared goals of increasing access to ECE, assuring quality, and engaging community stakeholders.
  • Experience working in the field of early care and education.
  • Experience working directly with children and families.
  • Experience working with local, state and federal policy and advocacy processes related to early care and educationdeveloping and implementing policies and creating coalitions to advocate for change.
  • Experience with formal and informal systems of workforce development.
  • Experience interpreting and utilizing data as an integral part of policy development.

Additional Information

This examination will consist of an Evaluation of Training and Experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and Supplemental Questionnaire at the time of filingweighted 100%

Candidates must meet theSelection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the Eligible Registered.
Notifications may be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address. Please add to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Non-Acceptance and Final Results letterswill be sent viaUnited States Postal Service (USPS). Examination scores cannot be given over the phone or by e-mail.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the promulgation date.


Complete applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and added to the Eligible Register accordingly.

The EligibleRegister resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.


Applications must be filedONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by mail, fax, or in person willNOTbe accepted. Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be submitted with your complete application online by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing, or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to .

Apply online by clicking on the green"Apply"button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you haveclearlyshown that you meet theSELECTION REQUIREMENTS.Please fill out the application and Supplemental Questionnaire accurately and completely to receive full credit for any relevant education and/or job experience you include.In the space provided on the application for education, including names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, indicate the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending work/employment dates, the number of hours worked per week, and description of work and duties performed. If your application and/or Supplemental Questionnaire is/are INCOMPLETE, the application will be REJECTED.

*In order to receive credit for any college or universitydegree, such as Bachelor's Degree or higher, youmust include a legible copyof the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s)****, or Official Letter from the accredited institution (which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded) with Registrar's signature and school seal,withyour application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to .

****Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office.Aprintoutof the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and, therefore, it will NOT be accepted and will result in your application being REJECTED as INCOMPLETE.

NOTE:If you are unable to attach the required documents with your application online, you must e-mail them to within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.In the "Subject" of the e-mail pleasetype the Exam Number and Exam Title.

Failure to provide complete, accurateinformation willimpact the assessment of your qualifications and the acceptance of your application into the examination process.

  • Please note thatALLinformation supplied by applicants andincluded in the application materials is subject toVERIFICATIONat any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
  • UtilizingVERBIAGEfrom Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of dutiesWILL NOTbe sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so, your application will be REJECTED as INCOMPLETE.

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password.Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes in the format XXX-XX-XXXX.
Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

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Department Contact Name: Victoria Del Aguila
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