County of Alameda

Senior Management Analyst (#0207)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$42.83-$57.40 Hourly / $3,426.40-$4,592.00 BiWeekly /
$7,423.87-$9,949.33 Monthly / $89,086.40-$119,392.00 Yearly

Under direction, to plan, direct and review the work of a small professional staff; to plan, design and conduct operational, policy and programmatic studies; to recommend and assist with the implementation of program, policy and procedure modifications; to assist with the general administrative support of the organizational unit to which assigned; and to do related work as required.


This advanced, professional is also the working lead level of this series, with incumbents directing the work of a professional analytical or administrative services staff in addition to independently performing a variety of sophisticated research and operations and policy analysis activities designed to maximize resource utilization and operational effectiveness in the organizational unit to which assigned. This class is distinguished from Administrative Specialist and Administrative Services Officer classes in that the focus of the Management Analyst series is on operational and policy research, rather than the provision of ongoing administrative services.

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, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of a small professional staff; trains staff in work procedures; recommends staff selection and implements discipline as required.

2. Plans analytical studies to be performed; defines and clarifies problem areas; determines research methodology, identifies data sources and designs survey instruments; establishes timeframes for study completion.

3. Assembles required data; designs questionnaires, conducts interviews, makes observations, researches files and literature, surveys other organizations and documents findings.

4. Collects and analyzes information; utilizes computer-based and statistical techniques where appropriate; evaluates alternative problem solutions.

5. Makes recommendations for action; prepares narrative and/or statistical reports, including implementation strategies; makes presentations to management or the Board of Supervisors as required.

6. Prepares policies, procedures and other written documentation; monitors legislative and regulatory changes that may affect unit operations and recommends necessary changes.

7. Serves in a consultative role to departmental management on administrative and related issues and strategies; provides significant input into policy, operational and service delivery decisions; assists line management in the implementation and facilitation of policy and programmatic changes.

8. Represents the agency or department and serves as liaison with other County departments and agencies in areas of mutual concern; confers with representatives of governmental, business and community organizations and the public; may serve on a variety of task forces.

9. May assist with or perform specific administrative services, such as negotiating and administering contracts for services, assisting with the development of the budget; writing grant applications and specifications for proposal, and designing computerized systems and data bases.

10. Interprets and applies a variety of policies, rules and regulations; provides information which may require tact and judgment to employees and others.

11. Operates a variety of standard office equipment, including a word processor and/or computer; may drive a County or personal vehicle to attend meetings.



The equivalent of one year of full-time experience equivalent to or higher than the class of Management Analyst in the Alameda County classified service.

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



The equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with major coursework in business or public administration, or a field related to the work.

(Additional professional or para-professional administrative services experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)



The equivalent to one year of full-time, professional-level experience in the planning and conduct of management, operational, policy or programmatic analyses and studies, preferably in a public agency setting.


Specified positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license.

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:

• Principles and practices of employee supervision.
• Principles and practices of complex operational and programmatic research and analysis.
• Theories and practices of applied statistics.
• Principles of public administration.
• Programs and service delivery in the area to which assigned.
• Practices and techniques of administrative and statistical analysis and report preparation.
• Computer applications and hardware and software related to the work.
• Budgetary and financial record-keeping techniques.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Ability to:

• Plan, direct and review the work of others.
• Train others in work procedures.
• Plan, design and conduct sophisticated operational, management and related studies and analyses, including advanced statistical analyses.
• Research, compile and summarize varied information, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions.
• Interpret, explain and apply complex policies, regulations and procedures.
• Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondence, procedures, policies and other written materials.
• Represent the department and the County in meetings with others.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Admin. Study
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CSC Date: 4/6/94
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CSC Date: 6/8/16


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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