Health Program Coordinator III - San Francisco

General Job Description: Under direction, the Health Program Coordinator III performs difficult and complex administrative tasks associated with one or more health programs.

Essential Duties: The Health Program Coordinator III performs the following essential job functions:

  • Coordinates the development of various health services and programs and the planning, execution and evaluation of the work of the facilities, agencies or community groups with which they work. 
  • Initiates plans and assignments, and reviews the regular and special work of assigned staff; trains, instructs and evaluates members of this staff as necessary. 
  • Coordinates activities, develops and implements systems to be used, initiates policy and plans overall operations; assesses and determines goals and priorities. 
  • Maintains liaison with outside agencies and their departments/programs to render advice on program policies, seek improvement in facilities and activities, and performs other important liaison functions. 
  • May serve as Director of a specialized service of the facility; responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the particular service. 
  • May conduct a program to develop effective training techniques related to the various phases of community health activities; plans course of study, implements it and evaluates its effectiveness. 
  • May represent the administration at high level meetings, conferences, and seminars; performs related work as required.

The Health Program Coordinator III also performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised: Supervises professional and para-professional staff.

Distinguishing Features: The 2593 Health Program Coordinator III is distinguished from the Class 2591 Health Program Coordinator II by a higher level of program responsibility (scope or budget), greater independence, more complexity, and/or a wider range of administrative tasks. It is distinguished from classes in the Health Educator series because Health Program Coordinator classes focus on the coordination, administration, evaluation and operation of health programs whereas Health Educator classes are primarily responsible for the educational content and promotion of health programs in either a specialized program area or in a public health district center. It is distinguished from classes in the Health Program Planner series which primarily identify and analyze community and health needs, develop health programs and conduct policy analysis, but do not coordinate and administer the planning, execution and evaluation of the work or health care providers, facilities, agencies or community groups.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three (3) years of professional level administrative or management experience with primary responsibility for overseeing, monitoring, and/or coordinating a program providing health and/or human services.

Substitution:Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.

Possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Health Administration, Health & Human Services or closely related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.


Last updated by Janet Umenta Aug 30, 2018.

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