Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Human Resource Validation Processor

Recruitment #20-0269-01


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.



Department Mission:
Deliver 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.

To be the employer of choice and a great place to work.

In a spirit of partnership, HRS strives for: Excellence in everything we do. Responsiveness to our customers and their needs. Fairness in our policies and practices. Innovation in developing and implementing new programs. Diversity in recognizing everyone’s unique contribution. Development of every employee’s full potential. Anticipate and meet the changing needs of employees and candidates to ensure the recruitment and retention of a talented and committed workforce. Support the County’s organizational culture that values customer service, performance excellence, diversity, and fiscal stewardship. Redesign and transform the recruitment function for improved customer service and satisfaction. Champion workforce planning and development to ensure that employees have every opportunity to assume leadership positions as baby boomers retire. Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services through the increased use of technology.

The Position:

The Human Resource Validation Processor positions are located in the Human Resource Services Department. Incumbents in this class have countywide responsibility for complex, technical review, and validation of workforce, salary administration, personnel and payroll transactions within Alameda County's rules and regulations. Under general supervision perform complex and technical work requiring the exercise of considerable initiative and judgment. The technical aspects require specialized knowledge of Civil Service Rules, Salary Ordinance, Memorandum of Understanding, processing payroll and personnel related transactions; and other related duties as required.


The Ideal Candidate:
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will possess a sound understanding of Human Resources concepts applicable to the County, additionally successful candidates will possess the following competencies:


  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Possess public sector experience with sound technical understanding of various rules and regulations related to Human Resource transactions such as Civil Service Rules, and the County Salary Ordinance;
  • Strong case management skills and the ability to be detailed oriented in the review of various transactions;
  • Be politically savvy and astute while identifying, navigating and successfully interacting within the dynamics of an organization which requires the maintenance of confidentiality;
  • Possess strong collaboration skill and be a consensus builder, adept in identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships to help achieve department goals and efficiency;
  • A practiced problem solver with good judgment capable of thinking logically, taking initiative and reacting calmly under pressure in order to arrive at sound conclusions, make well-supported decisions and take appropriate action;
  • A strong coordinator with exceptional organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to plan and organize work for self in order to ensure that work is completed efficiently and in a timely manner;
  • Experience working with Integrated Management Systems such as PeopleSoft 9.0 and Workday; and
  • The ability to understand and interpret complex Alameda County policies, procedures, and practices.



Either I:

The equivalent of two years full-time experience in the class of Human Resources Assistant II or Payroll Records Clerk or one year as a Specialist Clerk II assigned to processing complex Human Resource personnel and payroll transactions in the HRMS system on a daily basis in the Alameda County classified services. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy "Management & Supervision Certificate Program" may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.

Or II :

The equivalent of five years full-time clerical experience working in a Human Resources Department which includes the processing of salary administration, personnel, and payroll and benefits transactions in a private or public organization. (Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units in Business Administration from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two of the required years of experience.)

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


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

  • Current trends in human resources polices, procedures and practices.
  • Operation of office machines and equipment, including personal computers and Human Resource Information Systems.

Ability to:

  • Understand detailed manual and computer procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with departments.
  • Perform detailed work accurately.
  • Work with a variety of tasks and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Deal tactfully with employees and other county agencies.
  • Identify and correct errors in math computations.
  • Perform mathematical computations. 
  • Understand and interpret complex policies, procedures and practices.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Research resource documents to respond to questions.
  • Review and compare information on forms.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Make independent judgements and take initiative.



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 will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.


We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components. 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:

*March 5, 2021

June 22, 2020 

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

*March 12,2021

June 29, 2020

Review for Best Qualified:

*April 16, 2021

July 24, 2020

Oral Examination:

*Week of April 26, 2021


 *updated as of 2/4/2021


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
  • 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 recruitments 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 job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.


Angelica Cuevas, HR Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 271-5154 or email



Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.


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