Job Specifications

Class Code: PJ8
Analyst: GLD
Date Originated: 2/84
Date Revised: 6/04 11/04



Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and manage activities which may include finance and administrative activities in health benefit programs across the Health Services Agency, and to do other work as required.


Under the policy direction of the Health Services Agency Director, this class coordinates and oversees multiple health benefit programs, administrative and financial tasks in mental health and substance abuse, and supervises staff in service delivery and execution of administrative tasks. The position develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates health benefit programs and mental health administration to achieve defined fiscal and programmatic objectives. Assignments also include developing and monitoring budgets, grants, audits and contracts. This class is distinguished from the Senior Health Services Manager class in that its focus is on working extensively with health insurance programs and mental health administration and having knowledge of eligibility, billing, and cost reports and claims linked to MediCal, Medicare, targeted case management, and third party insurances.


Plans, organizes, directs, administers and evaluates assigned health and mental health benefit programs and finances. Participates with Agency Director and Division Directors in the planning, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of client benefit services; develops and manages budgets, contracts and financial reporting for mental health and substance abuse services and health benefits; reviews staffing and resource needs; acts as liaison for the health benefit program within the Health Services Agency, the Human Resources Agency, federal, state, and local government; participates in inter- and intra-agency meetings and organizations to provide necessary health benefit and medical services to Agency clients; prepares proposals for grants and funding sources to support and enhance health and medical benefits for Health Services Agency clients, and clients served by community agencies, schools, and community clinics; conducts staff meetings to coordinate health benefit program resources, enrollment and retention procedures; conducts long and short range planning for health benefits that include implementation of major new initiatives. Supervises; assigns and reviews work, resolves problems and interprets program policy; conducts performance evaluations; makes budget and staffing recommendations; collects statistical data on health benefit program activities and prepares written reports, program summaries and correspondence as requested.



Ability to:

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Typical ways to acquire the knowledge and abilities would be:


Special Requirements:

Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 57
Workers' Compensation Code: 0290