Sunday, February 17, 2019

Risk Analyst

Recruitment #18-0489-01


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

Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.  Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.


The Department:
The Risk Management Unit of the County Administrator's Office is currently seeking to fill a vacancy for the position of Risk Analyst. The County Administrator is responsible for the implementation of policies and decisions of the Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator's Office is composed of six units that provide and oversee programs serving the entire County. These units include Intergovernmental Affairs and Civic Engagement, Budget and Finance, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, East Bay Economic Development Alliance, and Risk Management.

Risk Management provides integrated loss prevention and control services for the County's operational risks. This mission is carried out through employee training and programs in the areas of Workers' Compensation, employee wellness and occupational health services, safety and loss control, property and liability claims administration, the purchase of insurance and the management of self insurance programs, and risk assessment and consulting services to County departments. Risk Management also reviews disability retirement applications of County employees.. To learn more about the division please visit their website at

The Position:
The Risk Analyst plans, coordinates, and evaluates safety programs for County employees; assists in the review and risk assessment of County contracts and operations, develops and implements loss prevention strategies and does related work as required.

This position is located in the Risk Management Unit of the County Administrator's Office. It is distinguished from the class of Senior Risk and Insurance Analyst in that it is focused upon the areas of employee safety, risk assessment, and in loss prevention assists the in other Risk Management program areas.

The Ideal Candidate:
In addition to the minimum qualifications and knowledge and skills listed below, ideal candidates for this position will possess considerable experience in highly technical areas which include, safety and insurance programs, accident prevention, occupational health, construction risk, workers’ compensation and claims management.  Ideal candidates will also exemplify the following critical attributes for success: 

• The ability to identify and understand complex problems and concepts, apply logical thinking and quantitative methods to gathering and analyzing information, make decisions and exercise good judgment based on available data, design solutions to problems, and formulate and articulate action plans proactively and collaboratively. 

• The ability to work independently and take prompt action to accomplish objectives, and a willingness to identify issues and address them proactively.

• Successfully utilizing computer applications in order to maximize the effectiveness of business operations and adapt to the latest technological trends.

• Planning, organizing and prioritizing work activities and the ability to manage several tasks at once.
• 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. 

• Strategic planner with a sound understanding of designing, developing and implementing programmatic modifications based on legislative changes.

• Demonstrated ability to manage Third Party Administrator and vendor contracts

• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of in various technical areas of Risk Management. 



- Experience

The equivalent of six years of recent, full time, and paid experience in risk assessment with an emphasis on employee safety in an organization involving a large employee group with multiple employees bargaining units. (Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university may be substituted for four years of the required experience).


- Experience

Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.

- License

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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



Knowledge of:

• Principles and techniques of risk analysis and industrial safety.
• California OSHA laws and standards.
• Insurance issues and standards related to consultant contracts.
• Principles of public administration and management.
• Applications of statistical methods to safety work.

Ability to:

• Develop and maintain harmonious relationships with departmental personnel and the public.
• Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
• Assemble, arrange, and interpret occupational injury data.
• Prepare clear and concise reports.
• Organize and develop effective programs for the prevention of accidents.



  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. A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 
  3. 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:

Friday, August 3 2018

Review of Application for Minimum Qualifications:

August 8, 2018

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified:

Week of August 20, 2018

Oral Examination:

Week of September 17, 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.


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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