(Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services)

 (HIV Diseases)

(Public Health)






          This is program analysis work at the full performance level with responsibility for planning, developing, monitoring, and evaluating programs administered by contracted agencies who provide public health services. Positions in the Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services Specialty perform work in one of the following assignment areas: drug and alcohol addiction, mental health, intellectual disability services, or quality management and assurance. Positions in the HIV Diseases Specialty perform work in human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) public health programs. Positions in the Public health Specialty perform program planning, developing and monitoring work in the following areas: chronic disease prevention, maternal and infant health, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco control and youth wellness.  Positions in the Police Department specialty are responsible for coordination and implementation of the Police Department’s wellness programs to advance their departmental strategy and improve outcomes.   Collaboration with department officials, central agency representatives for labor, an established resource agency network, and  wellness and union officials are significant to the work.

          An employee in this class examines and reviews program proposals, reviews agency budget proposals, evaluates programmatic and operational activities for provider agencies, trains agency personnel to conform to new policies and procedures, and develops methodologies for collection of relevant information.  Contact with officials of public and private agencies to gain insight and render assistance in improving existing services or developing new services is important to the work.  Employees in this class report to an administrative superior.


ALLOCATING FACTORS:   (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


1.    Positions in the class must be responsible for planning, developing, monitoring, and evaluating health programs administered by contracted agencies.

2.    Positions must be located in the Department of Public Health or the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services or in the Police Department.






          Evaluates the quality of effectiveness of services and operations of assigned agencies; plans and conducts site visits to program facilities; develops standards for evaluation; discusses programs and operations with agency officials and directors; investigates aspects of agency operations such as fiscal administration, contract management, client records, contract compliance and personnel and program management; prepares site visit evaluation and monitoring reports; develops recommendations for programmatic and operational modifications.

          Advises contracted agencies on existing related public health regulations, funding sources, treatment options, and sources of administrative support; ensures appropriate linkages between providers and other public health agencies; provides guidance to agencies in correcting deficiencies in complying with existing regulations; trains agency staff to insure that services provided meet standards and regulations.

          Reviews agency budget proposals and proposed budget amendments; prepares and forwards planning allocations to assigned agencies; performs detailed budget review; evaluates program designs including number of clients to be served and types and units of service to be delivered; compares proposed budget year costs with those of prior year; prepares written recommendations approving or disapproving budget and items.

          Develops new programs in conjunction with agency staff based on needs analysis; reviews new and continuing program proposals submitted by organizations seeking funding for health service programs; recommends modifications in accordance with local, state, and/or federal requirements; prepares recommendations to grantor agencies.

          Researches and explores various policy issues relating to the area of specialization; reviews pending legislation and regulations and technical research studies; prepares position papers on public health issues; examines agency operations in relation to state allocation criteria.

          Works with departmental staff and agency officials in contract development; prepares work statements delineating the number of clients to be served and the nature of services to be delivered; coordinates review and approval of contract documents by higher level manager; reviews pending legislation and regulations and technical research studies; prepares position papers on public health issues; examines agency operations in relation to state allocation criteria.

          Attends and conducts meetings with agency and departmental officials to discuss problems and policy issues; meets with members of community groups interested in participating in or influencing the service programs provided.

          Prepares and submits periodic reports on program activities and achievements and on progress toward overall goals; develops and prepares annual, comprehensive and special program plans; prepares or participates in the preparation of various reports to federal and state funding agencies.

          Performs related work as required.




          Performs the above duties to support behavioral, developmental or intellectual disability services programs; may perform planning, evaluation, and research duties in relation to intellectual disability services programs.


Drug and Alcohol Addiction Assignment


          Performs the above duties to support programs for the prevention and treatment of drug and/or alcohol addiction, including education, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation carried out in schools, out‑patient day care centers, counseling sessions, and residential care centers; may perform planning, evaluation and research duties in relation to the drug and alcohol abuse program.


Mental Health Assignment


          Performs the above duties to support adult and/or children’s mental health programs; may perform planning, evaluation, and research duties in relation to adult and/or children’s mental health programs.


Quality Management and Assurance Assignment


          Performs the above duties for quality management activities and processes; establishes, implements, monitors, promotes, facilitates and manages a continuous quality improvement program.




          Performs the above duties to support Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and HIV/AIDS‑related programs; may perform planning, evaluation and research duties in relation to AIDS programs.




Maternal and Infant Health Assignment


          Performs the above duties to support maternal and infant health program; may perform planning, evaluation, and research duties in relation to maternal and infant health programs.



Chronic Disease Prevention Assignment


Performs the above duties to support chronic disease prevention programs in the Health Department.


Nutrition and Physical Activity Assignment


Performs the above duties related to promoting greater opportunities for and awareness of good nutrition and physical activity in school, afterschool, community, home and institutional environments.


Tobacco Control Assignment


          Performs the above duties related to smoking or other substance abuse prevention, smoking cessation, and prevention of secondhand smoke exposure in the community, healthcare, workplace, home and educational environments. 


Youth Wellness Assignment


          Performs the above duties related to engaging youth in school, afterschool, and community environments to promote smoking prevention, healthy eating, and active living.  



Coordinates, implements, and evaluates Police department wellness programs, arranges for crisis intervention training, and provides referral assistance to employees; develops and delivers educational and training programs to advance and promote behavioral health and wellness across the department; collaborates with professional peers, partner agencies and community members.

Implements health education programs for individuals or groups of employees and their families; monitors health and wellness programs that promote healthy lifestyles and meet the needs of a diverse population of employees; conducts needs assessments to determine program goals and objectives; uses evaluation tools to assess program effectiveness.

Coordinates development of public safety wellness website and applications to provide a centralized electronic catalog of resources and programs.

Reinforces employee assistance and early intervention strategies and external resources through use of in-person and virtual services.

Responds to critical incidents as needed; prepares incident debriefs.

Maintains confidential data and records regarding wellness program and resource use/effectiveness.




          Performs the duties shown above with members of the English language speaking and designated non-English language speaking populations.







•         the principles, practices, methods, literature, and new developments for programs in the area of specialization

•         the laws, regulations, and guidelines in the area of specialization

•         the principles and practices of administration as they apply to the promotion and coordination of programs and services in the area of specialization

•         the methods of determining community and client needs and resources in the area of specializa­tion

•         practices and procedures used in the examination of fiscal documents and records

•         proposal and application procedures.

•         principles, practices, and procedures used in preparing annual program budgets

•         current research methodology in the areas of program planning, evaluation, and monitoring



·       employer sponsored health plans

·       mental health benefits of employer sponsored plans

·       current mental and behavioral health trends and related wellness initiatives

·       principles of and best practices in wellness





·       providing health services or trainings to diverse populations

·       crisis intervention programming and training for law enforcement





•         gather information on service programs and operations and to analyze and evaluate service data for compliance with contract terms

•         interpret local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances and to resolve agency problems

•         learn the facilities, media, methods, and techniques of disseminating educational information to the public

•         prepare detailed written reports of findings, conclusions, and recommendations and to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing

•         conduct site visits to program facilities

•         establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency officials and staff, associates, funding agency representatives, and community groups



·       identify resources and programming to serve a diverse employee population based on analysis

·       work independently and take initiative to improve existing holistic wellness programs

·       demonstrate high levels of confidentiality and discretion in health and wellness matters



MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 1/24.)






          Completion of a master's degree program at an accredited college or university in the social or behavioral sciences, education, human development, human services, counseling, psychology, nursing administration, public health, or public administration.




          Completion of a master's degree program at an accredited college or university in the social or behavioral sciences, education, human development, human services, nursing administration, public health, business administration or public administration.








          Two years of administrative or technical experience in a public health or social science‑related program which has involved program planning, evaluation or monitoring, in an HIV service delivery program.


NOTE:  Six months of clinical experience delivering client/patient services in an HIV service delivery program in a paid or volunteer capacity may substitute for six months of the above-mentioned specific experience for the HIV Diseases specialty only.




Two years of administrative or technical experience in a citywide public health program with responsibility for planning, implementation, evaluation or monitoring of services in the areas of Tobacco Control Nutrition and Physical Activity or Youth Wellness.




          Two years of administrative, technical, or social work experience in public or private behavioral health or intellectual or developmental disability services programs with responsibility for planning, developing, implementing or monitoring of services.




Two years of experience in one or a combination of the following:

        providing therapy interventions or other health services

        promoting health and wellness among diverse populations

        implementing evidence-based and trauma-informed responsive practices for adults

        managing programs like crisis intervention or other police de-escalation programs




Completion of an industry recognized certifications in Fitness, Nutrition, Health Coaching, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Trauma Counseling, and/or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) may substitute for one year of the required experience.



NOTE FOR ALL SPECIALTIES: Completion of a bachelor’s degree in a degree field listed above and two additional years of specific experience may be substituted for the education requirement.




          Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources which has included the completion of a bachelor's degree as an educational minimum and the specific experience described above.


NOTE:  Selective Factor Certification may be utilized, as needed, to fill specific positions.  In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 11.032 – Selective Factor Certification – the appointing authority may request certification of eligible candidates with the required degree, specific experience and/or registration to fill specific positions in this class.  Certification to fill such positions will be made from the two highest-ranking eligible candidates on the eligible list who possess the specified degrees and/or experience.




          Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to converse effectively in English and the designated non-English language.




          Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.


Class Established 2/85

Spec. Revision:

CSC ‑ 6/11

Ad. Board ‑ 7/11

Spec. Revision:

CSC – 4/15

Ad. Board – 4/15

Spec. Revision: CSC – 2/19

Ad. Board – 3/19

Spec. Revision:

CSC – 6/22

Ad. Board – 7/22

Spec. Revision:

CSC – 1/23

Ad. Board – 2/23

Latest Spec. Revision:

CSC – 12/23

Ad. Board – 1/24