County of Alameda

Local Agency Formation Commission Analyst (#0248)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Confidential Mgmt (U50)
$48.06-$73.67 Hourly / $3,844.80-$5,893.60 BiWeekly /
$8,330.40-$12,769.47 Monthly / $99,964.80-$153,233.60 Yearly


Under direction from the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Executive Officer, the LAFCo Analyst conducts a variety of special projects and assignments involving research, data collection and analysis, makes appropriate recommendations; prepares detailed and concise reports and performs needed administrative support tasks.



This is a single position classification located in the County Administrator’s Office for personnel and administrative purposes.  The LAFCo Analyst works under the direction of the LAFCo Executive Officer and performs the full range of analytical, technical and support services for LAFCo. The LAFCo Analyst will serve as project manager for assigned studies to evaluate the availability, adequacy, and performance of local governmental services relative to current and future community needs. This includes performing analysis in evaluating and projecting demographic, service, and financial trends. The incumbents will also be tasked with performing general staff support services ranging from processing boundary change proposals to representing the agency before other boards and organizations.  



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


1.  Conducts analysis work on a variety of special projects involving research, data collection and other tasks related to the operation of Alameda LAFCo;  

2.  Performs a variety of responsible and specialized technical services involving administrative, financial, legislative, data and systems analysis;  

3.  Review and analyzes proposals; prepares detailed and concise reports and presents recommendations for appropriate actions, either in written or oral form;  

4.  Perform basic to intermediate qualitative and quantitative analysis in tracking demographics, service capacities, and financial resources;  

5.  Contributes to the preparation of special studies involving inter-jurisdictional and inter-departmental coordination;  

6.  Researches and analyzes proposed legislation and administrative regulations;  

7.  Keeps the Executive Officer informed of changes and administrative regulations affecting overall operations of the agency;

8.  Assists with administrative functions, including the development of the agency budget, fee schedules and surveys; 

9.  Perform routine work in various phases of processing applicant proposals for boundary changes, outside service extensions, and reorganizations of local government agencies;  

10.  Assist in the review and formulation of policies and procedures;  

11.  Prepares reports and make recommendations on policies, procedures and programs;  

12.  Researches, analyzes and prepare agenda items for presentation to the Commission;  

13.  May manage content for agency website;  

14.  Makes presentations before governing bodies;  

15.  May serve as support staff to panels and committees;

16.  Explain policies and procedures to the public and assist with related questions, issues, and/or concerns;  

17.  Develops and maintains agency's records management systems;  

18.  Provides associated administrative support as needed to fully execute the duties of the position;



Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban or regional planning, economics, business administration or a related field.  



The equivalent of two years of full time professional experience in land use planning, administrative, organizational or financial analysis.  


Expertise in the Cortese-Knox local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), understanding of tax laws, expertise in budget analysis, preparation and management is required.


LAFCo work experience or experience working in a city or county planning or public administration is highly desirable.


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 public administration, organization, and management;
  • Local Agency Formation Commission law, practices and procedures;
  • Program development and evaluation;
  • Urban and regional planning principles, practices and techniques;
  • Research techniques and sources of information and data applicable to public sector programs and services;
  • Statistical and analytical techniques;
  • Fiscal and financial analytical practices and principles. Spreadsheets and databases to manage and analyze data;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and management skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; including the ability to make clear and concise presentations;
  • Principles and practices of governmental administration, including budget preparation and control, organizational planning and analysis, research techniques, and report preparation and writing;

Ability to:

  • Prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations concerning a variety of situations involving proposed changes of local government organizations, and make oral presentations;
  • Make independent decisions and accurate assessments;
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities that may have conflicting time frames and identify and communicate solutions;
  • Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations;
  • Identify research and gather relevant information from a variety of sources;
  • Read and interpret complex written materials, policies, regulations and requirements; 
  • Perform data collection, interpretation and evaluation pertaining to administrative, fiscal and organizational matters;
  • Understand, research, and interpret complex policies, procedures and regulations, make recommendations for modification or change;



SG:ah 04/03/19

CSC Date:


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.