Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Deferred Compensation Technician

Recruitment #21-1541-01

Introduction

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.

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

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaire will only be accepted on-line.

DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY

Treasurer-Tax Collector Department's mission is to provide County departments and all other depositing agencies with secured and convenient countywide central banking facility and countywide treasury administration services, including the investment of monies on deposit with the Treasurer in the Treasurer's Investment Pool, provide real estate and personal property tax billing and collecting services, provide business licensing services in the unincorporated areas of the County, and provide in-house administration of the County's deferred compensation plan programs for eligible employees.

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, the incumbent will provide para-professional specialized plan administration and participant service support duties to the County’s Deferred Compensation Plan participants; provide back up for the Deferred Compensation Specialist; respond to Deferred Compensation administration inquiries from the Deferred Compensation Program Manager, Deferred Compensation Specialist, plan participants and plan retirees; assist participants with the accurate completion of various forms required by the plan; process Deferred Compensation payroll modifications and catch-up calculations; monitor the Third-Party Administrator(TPA) website for reports requiring action and perform the necessary tasks to update the information where appropriate; perform other related duties as required.  

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: Deferred Compensation Technician (1541)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER I  

Education:  

An Associate Degree from an accredited college (Additional years of experience may be substituted for the required years of education on a year for year basis).  

AND

Experience:      

The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience as a Specialist Clerk II or in an equivalent or higher-level classification with at least one (1) year performing retirement benefits administration duties that includes statistical or fiscal work in the Alameda County classified service.  

OR II  

Education:  

An Associate Degree from an accredited college (Additional years of experience may be substituted for the required years of education on a year for year basis).  

Experience:  

The equivalent of three (3) years of full-time experience performing retirement benefits administration duties that included statistical or fiscal work.  

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:  

  • Basic personnel and payroll transactions.
  • Effective customer service techniques.
  • Information gathering and research methods.
  • Document Imaging.
  • State and federal laws and regulations governing the defined contribution plans.
  • Spreadsheet, computer applications, and data entry skills.
  • Correct usage of English, including punctuation, spelling and grammar.  

Ability to:  

  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Handle multiple tasks and prioritize work on a daily basis.
  • Listen attentively to discern participants’ and employees’ needs.
  • Make accurate mathematical computations.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Independently analyze and solve operational problems.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' application 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 the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score.  The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.  

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

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, www.acgov.org/hrs.


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:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN
 Deadline for Filing: 5:00 p.m.  Monday, May 10, 2021
 Review of Minimum Qualifications:   by Thursday, May 20, 2021
 Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for best qualified:                            by Monday, June 7, 2021
 Oral Interviews*:  Week of July 12, 2021

*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

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

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, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

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) 
  • 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
  • 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.

 

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @jobaps.com, acgov.org and Noreply@jobaps.com 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 Noreply@jobaps.com are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions, please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.


Erika Beams, Human Resources Analyst 
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
Erika.Beams@acgov.org 
510-272-6393
www.acgov.org/hrs

 

 

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.