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Provider Services Contracts Analyst


Location: Scotts Valley, CA; Merced, CA; Salinas, CA; Remote, CA


We have an opportunity to join the Alliance as a Provider Services Contracts Analyst in the Provider Services Department.  There is one position that can be based out of any of our three offices (Scotts Valley, CA; Salinas, CA; Merced, CA) or remotely in California.  



Reporting to the Provider Services Contracts Manager, you will: 

  • Process and track routine provider contracts from creation through final execution and ensure legal and regulatory compliance  
  • Conduct research and analysis on contract terms and language to evaluate solutions and alternatives
  • Collaborate with individual stakeholders to provide guidance on Alliance contracting policies and procedures
  • Collect and synthesize data to produce reports for external auditors and state agencies 
  • Assist with program activities and special projects 



The Provider Services Department is a professional, collaborative and fun group dedicated to their mission of promoting member wellness through the availability of qualified, accessible, and responsive providers. The Provider Services Contracts team manages our agreements with our providers. We ensure that providers are aware of their legal requirements and that the Alliance is meeting its contractual requirements for both the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). 



  • Have some experience facilitating contract negotiations
  • Embody confidence in leading discussions with providers and internal stakeholders
  • Be a team player; with the ability to be flexible amid shifting priorities
  • Balance working both independently and collaboratively
  • Exhibit sound judgement and excellent customer service



To read the full position description, and list of requirements click here.

  • Knowledge of:
    • Legal terminology and standard contracting agreement structure
    • Legislative and regulatory directives
    • Principles and practices of customer service
    • Principles and practices of contract negotiation
    • Methods, tools and techniques associated with contract development, review, implementation, and management
  • Ability to:
    • Independently negotiate routine contract provisions within the scope of assigned authority
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion and recognize issues requiring escalation to management
    • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply contract language legislative and regulatory directives, policies, standards, and guidelines
    • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical and research skills, identify and troubleshoot issues, identify alternative solutions, and make recommendations for action
  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Legal Studies, Healthcare or a related field or possession of a Paralegal Certificate
    • A minimum of three years  of experience in health services, managed care, contracting, or government assistance programs which included experience supporting or performing contract negotiations (a Master’s degree may substitute for two years of the required experience; a J.D. may substitute for three years of the required experience); or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be qualifying



  • While this position is connected to one of our Alliance offices, we are in hybrid remote/in-office work environment right now and we anticipate that the interview process will take place remotely.
  • Our Alliance office locations have officially re-opened as of May 2, 2022 and while some employees may work in full-time telecommute schedules, attendance at quarterly company-wide events or department meetings will be expected.
  • Based on the nature of work, this position may require onsite presence, which is dependent on business need. Details about this can be reviewed during the interview process.


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: At this time, the Alliance is requesting the vaccination status of its workforce for COVID-19. While this position doesn't require vaccination as a condition of employment, all employees are required to report their vaccination status, and, if vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination.


The full compensation range for this position is listed by location below. 

The actual compensation for this role will be determined by our compensation philosophy, analysis of the selected candidate's qualifications (direct or transferrable experience related to the position, education or training), as well as other factors (internal equity, market factors, and geographic location).

Scotts Valley pay range
$64,660$103,458 USD
Merced pay range
$58,841$94,161 USD
Salinas pay range
$64,660$103,459 USD
National pay range
$54,963$87,942 USD

Additionally, all positions at the Alliance are required to meet these minimum qualifications.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Ample Paid Time Off
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401(a) Retirement Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Robust Health and Wellness Program
  • Onsite EV Charging Stations
  • And many more


We are a group of over 500 dedicated employees, committed to our mission of providing accessible, quality health care that is guided by local innovation. We feel that our work is bigger than ourselves. We leave work each day knowing that we made a difference in the community around us. 

Join us at Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance), where you will be part of a culture that is respectful, diverse, professional and fun, and where you are empowered to do your best work. As a regional non-profit health plan, we serve members in Merced, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. To learn more about us, take a look at our Fact Sheet.

At this time the Alliance does not provide any type of sponsorship. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time, ongoing basis without current or future needs for any type of employer supported or provided sponsorship.

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