County of Alameda

Cable TV & Communications Analyst (#0253)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Confidential Mgmt (U50)
$45.35-$69.49 Hourly / $3,628.00-$5,559.20 BiWeekly /
$7,860.67-$12,044.93 Monthly / $94,328.00-$144,539.20 Yearly

Under general direction, manage the cable television franchise administration for the unincorporated areas in Alameda County; assist in the County's State and federal legislative program as well as the public information program regarding activities of Alameda County and to perform related duties as required.


This single position class is located in the office of the County Administrator and is primarily charged to manage the cable television /franchise administration in accordance with federal law and regulations and County ordinances and perform related duties The incumbent assists in the implementation of the County-wide public information and legislation programs in coordination with agencies/ departments. This position is distinguished from the class of Administrative Analyst due to its specialized focus upon Cable TV franchise administration, public information and legislation whereas the latter classification is focused upon the review and analysis of County operating departments’ budget and operation.

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. Manage and administer the cable and related telecommunications franchises for the unincorporated areas in Alameda County.

2. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with franchises to ensure the management and enforcement of federal law, related regulations and County ordinances.

3. Negotiate cable television/telecommunications franchises and related agreements and make recommendations to the County Administrator for Board action.

4. Analyze proposed legislation and county, state, federal regulations pertaining to cable television and related issues and make recommendations to the County Administrator.

5. Represent the County at meetings, conferences, conventions, and gatherings of civic groups on cable television, telecommunications, public information, legislation and other issues as assigned.

6. Respond to inquiries and customer complaints regarding cable television services, operators, franchises, and other issues as needed.

7. Review and make recommendations on cable television/franchise administration/, telecommunications, legislation, and public information and other related matters submitted for the Board of Supervisors' agenda.

8. Provide public information assistance for County Administrator's Office and department or agency heads as requested and advises them on appropriate media strategy.

9. Assist and provide back up to the County Public Information Officer as part of the County's Emergency Preparedness Response Plan.

10. Assist in the development of methods of informing the public and employees regarding types and level of services provided by the County; prepare news releases, bulletins, and other publications or material for dissemination to the public and the media as assigned. Function as the County Film Coordinator.

11. May act as liaison and as a resource person with other County departments, government agencies and interested community groups.

12. May assist in the review of budget requests, provide recommendations, monitor expenditures, operations and programs of County departments as assigned.


Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, public administration, public relations, marketing or a closely related field.


The equivalent of two years of full-time professional level experience with cable television/franchise administration, public information, and/or legislative programs or in a position, which would demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities required for this class. (NOTE: Additional professional level experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

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:

• Federal, State and local cable television telecommunication laws and regulations.
• Government and public service processes.
• Management techniques and principles.
• Negotiation techniques.
• Information dissemination techniques and methods.
• Community relations and marketing strategies.
• Layout and editing techniques and procedures.
• Legislative processes at the State and federal levels.

Ability to:

• Effectively respond to highly visible and often controversial issues.
• Plan and organize multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
• Write detailed reports, responses to complaints, press releases and general letters.
• Communicate effectively with diverse populations.
• Public speaking ability.
• Decision-making ability.
• Interpret and explain related legislation and government regulations.
• Analysis and problem solving.
• Interpersonal communications skills.
• Adapt to continually changing situations.

Rev. 5/98
co: updated 5/3/00
Old doc. name: 1271h under Jobspec/Oldspec
New doc. name: 0253 under Jobspec/Newspec
Csc date: 6/10/98


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.