Saturday, May 30, 2020

Human Resources Analyst II


Recruitment #18-0280-01



THIS IS A NEW PROMOTIONAL ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended.

Qualified applicants must be current county employees and have completed the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court) by Monday, June 18, 2018.  A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. 

Applications will only be accepted on-line.



The Human Resource Services Department provides state and local mandated support services to all County agencies, departments and to some special districts regarding: merit-based examinations, position classification, salary administration, grievance resolution, disciplinary appeals, labor negotiations, unemployment insurance, employee benefits, disability case management, training and organizational development and provides departmental personnel support services.  The Department further supports the Civil Service Commission and its implementation of the Civil Service Rules.  We pride ourselves in delivering high quality and timely human resource services in partnership with County agencies, departments and special districts to enable our customers to reach their organizational goals. 


This series specification describes two levels of the Human Resources Analyst classifications, which under close supervision at the lower level and under direction at the upper level, develops and conducts classification/compensation studies and surveys; makes recommendations and implements based upon results; recruits qualified applicants, and develops, analyzes, validates, administers and rates written and oral examinations; assists and provides technical advice in the administration of the personnel management program of a County agency or department; and does related work as required.

The class of Human Resources Analyst II is distinguished from the next higher one of Human Resources Analyst III in that incumbents of the latter lead workers Human Resources Analysts I and II. The classes of Human Resources Analyst I and Human Resources Analyst II are further distinguished from the classes in the Departmental Human Resources Officer series in that positions allocated to the former classes are found only in the Human Resource Services Department and receive direction from either a Personnel Services Manager or a Human Resources Division Manager, while incumbents of the latter class are assigned to the operating departments.


In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, successful candidates will possess a strong background in analyzing and developing job descriptions with a proven track record of conducting competency based job analyses to determine technical, behavioral and organizational competencies related to recruitment and selection, and the development of valid testing methods. Successfully demonstrate the ability to interpret and evaluate rules, laws and codes (such as Civil Service, MOU’s, salary ordinances, personnel manuals, etc.) and make recommendations for amendments according to the needs of the organization.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • The ability to maintain a positive disposition and effectiveness when experiencing last minute changes in work responsibilities, deadlines or operating methods;
  • Flexibility in the prioritization tasks and successfully manage a high volume of recruitment, classification, compensation and special projects simultaneously;
  • Political astuteness, possessing the skills necessary for identifying, navigating and successfully interacting within the dynamics of the organization while maintaining sensitivity to the competing needs of a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Effective communication skills both orally and in writing to a diverse audience.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

- Either I Experience:

The equivalent of one year of full time experience as a Human Resources Analyst I in the Alameda County classified service.

- Or II Education:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field.


- Experience:

The equivalent of two years full time experience in professional level human resources work involving position classification and salary administration and/or recruitment, preparation, validation, and administration of examinations for a variety of occupations, requiring the use of the knowledge and abilities described in this specification. (The equivalent of four additional years of full time experience may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis.) Experience conducting the meet and confer process related to classification matters is highly desirable.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.



Knowledge of:

• Techniques and principles of employee recruitment and selection processes.
• Federal, State and local guidelines relating to the hiring process and other areas of personnel related activities.
• Principles of classification structures, concepts and of audit techniques and methods.
• Policies and practices of employee compensation and wage administration.
• Policies and practices of public personnel administration.
• Principles, methods and techniques of conducting compensation surveys.
• Employee Relations issues that impact classification and compensation and wage administration.

Ability to:

• Communicate orally and in writing.
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Make decisions.
• Use applicable Charter provisions and Civil Service Rules and Regulations
• Plan and organize.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Be flexible.
• Make public presentations.
• Apply basic data gathering, analytical and statistical procedures.



  1. A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.




Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness, and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:


Deadline for Filing:

Monday, June 18, 2018

Review of Application for Minimum Qualifications:

June 19, 2018

Oral Examination:

Week of July 9, 2018


Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add and as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you.

All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page. Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment. 

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at

You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied: 

Monique Hill, Personnel Services Manager

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 208-4841; e-mail