County of Alameda

Management Associate II (#0204)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$30.88-$39.91 Hourly / $2,470.40-$3,192.80 BiWeekly /
$5,352.53-$6,917.73 Monthly / $64,230.40-$83,012.80 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
DEFINITION

Under supervision at the I level, and under direction at the II level, to receive training in, and perform professional level, technical or administrative work; and to perform related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Management Associate I/II is a flexibly staffed classification. Initial selection can be made at either level. Incumbents hired at the I level are expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency which would qualify them to promote to the II level. Positions in this class are found in various County departments. Incumbents typically work as members of a team or are assigned independent studies of a well defined and limited nature. Their 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. At the II level incumbents assume greater development of the scope of work, project responsibility and independence. The II level may provide indirect technical or functional supervision to lower level professional, clerical or technical personnel. This position is distinguished from other entry level management positions in that it is intended for college graduates to contribute to the organization while gaining experience in specialized areas.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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. Researches, plans, recommends and implements projects in a variety of areas that may include financial and budget analysis.

2. Assists in managing projects; manages projects at the II level.

3. Leads or coordinates staff or work teams on specific projects or assignments.

4. Performs work requiring technical expertise and/or knowledge.

5. Collects data and information, analyzes data and prepares written reports.

6. Assists in preparing budgets and contracts; prepares budgets at the II level.

7. Prepares presentations and communications material; makes presentations.

8. Serves on committees and represents the department/agency in a variety of settings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

EITHER I

Experience:

One year of full time experience in the class of Management Associate I in the Alameda County classified service.

OR II

Education:

Possession of a post graduate degree in a field related to the current recruitment.

AND

Experience:

The equivalent of one year of full time experience in planning and conducting administrative, operational and organizational studies which required use of the knowledge and abilities described in the “Knowledge and Abilities” section of this specification. .


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


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

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 AND ABILITIES

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.
• Basic principles and practices of County operations and its administration and organization
• Public budgeting and reporting
• Organizational analysis and resource planning

Ability to:

• Work effectively in groups.
• Work independently.
• Exercise independent judgment.
• Be a team player
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Lead and guide the work of others.
• Demonstrate logical reasoning, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
• Take initiative.
• Work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Organize work and set priorities.
• Prepare complete staff reports
• Analyze complex administrative/operational issues and make recommendations


CLASS SPEC HISTORY
AM:po 9/4/09
Newspec: 0203-0204.doc
CSC Date: 11/4/2009

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)
  • 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.