County of Alameda

Assistant Treasurer (#0162)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Executive Mgmt (051)
$82.60-$82.60 Hourly / $6,608.00-$6,608.00 BiWeekly /
$14,317.33-$14,317.33 Monthly / $171,808.00-$171,808.00 Yearly

Under administrative direction, to plan, organize and direct the department-wide general administrative services the treasury banking and fiscal services, the investment accounting services, and the departmental budget preparation and control. This position has the lead responsibility for the County issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes and temporary financing to schools and special districts.


This one-position classification located in the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector is the designated assistant department head and reports directly to the County Treasurer-Tax Collector. In the absence of the Treasurer-Tax Collector, this position is delegated duties and responsibilities to act on behalf of the Treasurer-Tax Collector. The Assistant Treasurer has the responsibility for the administration of all Treasury functions including county-wide banking services. It is distinguished from the Chief Deputy Tax Collector in that the latter is delegated the administrative responsibility for tax billing and information function.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Plans, organizes and directs the management of the Treasury Fiscal Services Division, the Investment Accounting Services, and the general administration of the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector.

2. Develops and implements department policies relating to the operations of all programs under administration.

3. Supervises the preparation of the annual departmental budget. Monitors interim budget revisions, mandatory periodic budget forecasts, and the annual cost allocation used to set departmental cost recovery charges.

4. Conducts financial impact studies and special reports as required.

5. Oversees the preparation of requests for proposals for services through outside consultants or other departmental manager/s. Analyzes and reviews proposals for services and makes recommendations to the department head.

6. Serves as executive liaison between the Treasurer’s Office and other County departments, school districts administrators, community college district administrators, and special districts, as well as organizations, institutions or individuals with whom the Treasurer’s Office has business relationships. Represents the Treasurer, as required.

7. Reviews duties and obligations of the Treasurer in bond documents relating to bond issues of school districts and community college districts and gives the clearance to proceed. Coordinates with underwriters, financial advisors and bond counsels on financing and bonding issues.

8. Reviews the daily investment trade sheets vs. input in the Investment Accounting System. Provides written confirmation of daily investment transactions to custodial bank. Monitors investment transactions as to compliance with investment policy.

9. Supervises the preparation of the department’s annual cost allocation to determine cost recovery of charges. Cost recovery generates approximately 90% of the department’s revenue.

10. Administers and directs the preparation of all required treasury reports to the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator.

11. Leads the division management team in a periodic review and assessment of the Treasurer’s disaster recovery plan in order to ensure business continuity in the event of catastrophic emergencies.

12. Acts as the administrative staff for the Board of Supervisors’ Treasury Oversight Committee.

13. Manages county-wide banking services and contracts including that of schools and special districts. Negotiate banking service fees.

14. Other duties, as required.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration with major coursework in Accounting, Economics, Banking or Finance, or other closely related field.


Three years of experience in the position of Treasurer-Tax Collector Financial Manager or equivalent position in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of six years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in fiscal administration which includes investment management, accounting and central cashiering management with extensive banking responsibility for large institutions. Must have at least three years of management or supervisory responsibility.

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

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• California Revenue and Taxation Code
• California Government Code
• General Treasury and Banking Operations
• (Some knowledge of) Uniform Commercial Code
• Internal Revenue code that covers ERISA plans (including qualified and non-qualified plans)
• Principles of Bond Financings (TRANS and GO Bonds)
• Governmental Accounting principles and practices; generally accepted accounting principles and practices; generally accepted auditing standards; budget preparation, resource allocation and budget maintenance; investment strategies.
• Investment instruments and securities
• Modern office organization, administration and practices
• Personnel management

Ability to:

• Make financial investment analysis.
• Plan and organize; efficient time management.
• Demonstrate decisiveness and leadership
• Problem solve
• Make decisions and use good judgment.
• Demonstrate leadership.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
• Communicate verbally and in writing.

co updated: 5/10/00
Old doc. name: 1027h.wpf under Jobspecs/Oldspecs
New doc. name: 0162.doc under Jobspecs/Newspecs
csc date: 6/5/85
MH:cs Revised 12/22/10
CSC Date: 1/12/11
DRH:cs Revised 5/14/12
CSC Date: 6/13/12


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.