County of Alameda

Management Associate I (#0203)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$33.69-$38.84 Hourly / $2,695.20-$3,107.20 BiWeekly /
$5,839.60-$6,732.27 Monthly / $70,075.20-$80,787.20 Yearly


This flexibly-staffed class series specification describes the entry level of the Management Associate classification series.  Under supervision, this position will receive training and guidance performing entry level, technical, or administrative work; and to perform related work as required.  


This flexibly-staffed class series specification describes two levels of the Management Associate I/II classifications.  This classification is countywide and can be staffed in multiple operating departments within the County of Alameda.  Incumbents at the Management Associate I level typically work as an entry-level member of a team or are assigned to assist with independent studies of a well defined and limited nature.  Incumbents’ work is subject to detailed and frequent review, which lessens as they become more experienced.  With experience, incumbents are gradually assigned projects with greater scope and responsibility.

Incumbents in the class of Management Associate I are expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency which qualifies them to promote to the higher level after the equivalent of one (1) year of full-time service.  Appointment at the Management Associate I level will not be extended beyond one year.


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 the duties listed.  

  1. Assists with researching, planning, recommending, and implementing projects in a variety of areas that may include financial and budget analysis.  
  2. Assists in managing operational, technical, or administrative projects within a County of Alameda department.      
  3. Assists with performing work requiring technical expertise and/or knowledge.  
  4. Assists with collecting data and information, analyzing data, and preparing written reports.   
  5. Assists in preparing budgets and contracts.  
  6. Assists with preparing content and communications material in anticipation for conducting presentations.  
  7. Serves on committees and represents the department/agency in a variety of settings.  
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.



Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university, (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) in a field related to the current assignment where appointment is made.     



The equivalent of six (6) months of full-time verifiable work experience within the past three (3) years.      

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 “Example of Duties” section of this specification.  

Knowledge of:  

  • Basic principles and aims of modern public administration.
  • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of report preparation.
  • Methods and techniques used to conduct a variety of analytical studies.
  • Computer applications and programs related to the work.
  • Methods used in administrative analysis and budgeting.    

Ability to:  

  • Work effectively in groups.
  • Demonstrate effective learning aptitude.
  • Exercise good judgment.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate logical reasoning, draw valid conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Take initiative.
  • Work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Organize work and set priorities.


AM:po 9/4/09

Newspec:  0203-0204.doc

CSC Date:  11/4/2009

RE:sa Revised 11/03/2021

CSC Date: 12/15/2021


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

  • 12 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.

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