County of Alameda

Salary Administration Technician (#0274)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Confidential Mgmt (U50)
$30.26-$36.77 Hourly / $2,420.80-$2,941.60 BiWeekly /
$5,245.07-$6,373.47 Monthly / $62,940.80-$76,481.60 Yearly

Under direction, performs technical work in support of staff engaged in automated processing of classification/compensation data; provides administrative and program support services to Employee Relations staff; performs other related duties as assigned.


This is a para-professional class assigned to the Employee Relations Division of the Human Resource Services Department. Incumbents in this class are trained on the technical aspects of employee relation’s activities, benefit and salary administration and provide support to Labor Relations and Benefits staff. Incumbents in this class are responsible for performing complex and detailed transactions within the Human Resources Management System, providing advice to program and administrative staff on the flow of classification/compensation transactions in the automated system and their integration with the payroll process. This class is distinguished from the Labor Relations Analyst II in Human Resources in that the latter has overall responsibility for administering the Alameda County Salary Administration Plan and the former will provide technical assistance. Incumbents in this class are supervised by the Principal Labor Relations Analyst or Employee Relations Manager.

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. Assists in maintaining various benefit files, records and reports.

2. Assist Benefits Analyst in coordination of annual open enrollment activities and County Health Fairs; assist in the preparation of benefit materials, handbooks and other informational circulars.

3. Assist in gathering salary and benefit information for labor negotiations, Executive Management and the Board of Supervisors; compiles statistical data and special surveys; prepares letters for appropriate action by Board of Supervisors.

4. Works with appropriate staff in agencies and departments, including the Auditor-Controller Agency and the Information Technology Department to ensure accurate and timely processing of changes to the HRMS salary table and employee records.

5. Responds to routine questions and prepares routine correspondence relating to salary ordinance, benefits memoranda of understanding, and the County administrative code; assist in the maintenance of the County automated Budget and Job Code Table systems and Salary Survey system; assists in the preparation and distribution of the annual salary amendments.

6. Researches and gathers data for employee relations’ actions, special projects or reports.

7. Reviews and processes compensation and payroll action transactions into the automated PeopleSoft Personnel/Payroll system.

8. Reviews individual job codes and/or salary grades and salary information; performs mass update to reflect salary adjustments; updates PeopleSoft Salary Grade Table with salary ranges job code table, and individual employee records.

9. Assist in the design and modification of a variety of forms, reports, and transaction documents which interface with the PeopleSoft Personnel system.

10. Attends and participates in meetings with appropriate technical staff on the design, operation, modification and administration of the PeopleSoft Personnel/Payroll system.

Either I


The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as an Account Clerk II or a Secretary I with computerized systems experience, or an equivalent or higher-level class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of three years of full-time para-professional experience working with the administering of salary compensation in a Human Resources Department. (Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business or Public Administration may be substituted for two of the required work experience.)

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:

• County policies and procedures.
• Automated personnel record keeping systems.
• Operation of office machines and equipment, including personal computers word processing spreadsheet software programs and applications.
• Basic mathematics and statistics.
• Salary setting techniques, methods and practices.

Ability to:

• Communicate orally and in writing.
• Plan and organize.
• Gather and evaluate relevant information.
• Perform detailed work accurately.
• Work with a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize multiple tasks.

DB:pf 5/22/02
Newspec: 0274.doc
CSC Date: 6/19/02
DLH:RSS:pf Rev. 12/17/03
CSC Date: 1/7/04


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.