Contra Costa County Health Services
Until Filled


$4,922 - $5,983 / Month


The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is currently recruiting for a Deputy Public Administrator.

Under direction of the Chief Deputy Public Administrator-Exempt, the successful candidate will administer the estates of deceased persons and protect and dispose of said estates by performing a variety of investigative, technical and administrative duties, as well as perform related work as required.


Acting as assistant to the Chief Deputy Public Administrator-Exempt, this position is responsible for conducting investigations; collecting, protecting, liquidating and distributing assets; and the on-going administration of the estates of deceased persons. These duties require in-depth program knowledge, including probate, civil and tax law and sensitive contact with relatives, heirs, attorneys, banks, title companies and numerous other interested parties. The Deputy Public Administrator acts for the Chief Deputy Public Administrator-Exempt in the latter’s absence.


Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business or Public Administration, law, social/behavioral science or closely related field; 2 years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience in a public agency, trust administration, probate insurance or banking setting performing duties equivalent to the Public Administrator Program Assistant in Contra Costa County which involved responsibility for administering estates of deceased persons, estate guardianship, estate administration or investigation of estate assets; certification through the California State Association of Public Administrators, Public Guardians and Public Conservators (CA PA/PG/PC) within four years of appointment under the standards and certification requirements set forth by the CA PA/PG/PC; and a valid California motor vehicle operator’s license (out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process).


Substitution:  Additional experience as a Deputy Public Administrator or Supervising Public Administrator may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of 4 years.


All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application.  Paper, faxed or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. EOE