County of Alameda

Local Agency Formation Commission Executive Officer (#0256)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Confidential Mgmt (U50)
$58.32-$88.91 Hourly / $4,665.60-$7,112.80 BiWeekly /
$10,108.80-$15,411.07 Monthly / $121,305.60-$184,932.80 Yearly


Under policy direction of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), the Executive Officer is responsible for administering the day-to-day business of the Commission including supervision of staff and reviewing and analyzing all proposals.  The incumbent will perform administrative, technical, statistical and management analysis and make recommendations on technical and complex fiscal, policy, and programmatic issues and requests, and to do related work as required.



This is a single position classification has full management responsibility for Alameda LAFCo, supervises LAFCo staff and plans, manages, coordinates and evaluates varied functions of the Commission including formulating and implement policies and procedures, developing operating objectives and standards, and providing advisory services to the Commission in fulfilling its regulatory and planning responsibilities, act as a liaison between the Commission, public and other government agencies.  The LAFCo Executive Officer takes policy direction from the Commission and reports to the County Administrator on personnel and administrative matters.


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.  Prepares staff analyses, reports, proposes findings and other agenda materials for the LAFCo Commission such as boundary proposals, sphere of influence amendments, and municipal service reviews.

2.  Reviews and comments on regional plans, city general plans, and environmental reviews.

3.  Acts as a liaison with state/local agencies and special districts, the public and community groups.

4.  Reviews, reports and makes recommendations on state legislation.

5.  Calls and notices Commission meetings in accordance with the LAFCo policies and procedures.

6.  Prepares mailings, filing, publishes and keeps records of agendas, notices and other required official documents on behalf of the LAFCo Commission.

7.  Assists in mapping and GIS.

8.  Coordinates with legal counsel on legal issues and other matters that may require opinion from counsel.

9.  Responds to inquiries and provides information and technical assistance to interested public agencies and individuals.

10.  Provides supporting fiscal services such as the management of LAFCo financial accounts, processing of payment of Commission charges and expenses, and the preparation of required reports.

11.  Plans, organizes and directs the activities of staff in the receiving, processing and analyzing of applications and petitions for LAFCo action, holds regular staff meetings to discuss and provide general agency direction.

12.  Represents LAFCo matters before various public and private policy making boards and agencies and makes presentations to LAFCo or other local governments at public hearings.

13.  Acts as liaison between the Commission, the public and other governmental agencies; develops public participation and outreach processes and explains LAFCo laws, policies and procedures to the public, explains LAFCo laws, policies and procedures.

14.  Conduct fiscal and financial management practices and budgetary principles.



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



The equivalent of four 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 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.

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.
  • Plan and assign workload clearly and effectively.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities that may have conflicting time frames and identify and communicate solutions.
  • Learn to make effective use of information and reports from software and systems related to performance of the duties of this classification.
  • Recognize and demonstrate the application of appropriate business and political acumen.
  • Take initiative, be innovative, and follow through on projects.
  • Able to manage the work of staff, consultants and special committees.
  • 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.
  • Formulate conclusions and/or alternatives and develop effective recommendations.



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

  • 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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