County of Alameda

Human Resources Analyst I (#0279)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Confidential Mgmt (R50)
$32.81-$39.91 Hourly / $2,624.80-$3,192.80 BiWeekly /
$5,687.07-$6,917.73 Monthly / $68,244.80-$83,012.80 Yearly


This series specification describes two levels of the Human Resources Analyst classifications, which under close supervision at the lower level and under direction at the upper level, develops and conducts classification/compensation studies and surveys; makes recommendations and implements based upon results; recruits qualified applicants, and develops, analyzes, validates, administers and rates written and oral examinations; assists and provides technical advice in the administration of the personnel management program of a County agency or department; and does related work as required.    


The class of Human Resources Analyst I is distinguished from the next higher one of Human Resources Analyst II in that the former class is the entry level in the series and is in training, learning the full scope of the assigned duties and responsibilities, while the latter class is the journey level, independently performing professional level work and having full responsibility for an assignment.  The class is also distinguished from the next lower one of Human Resources Technician in that incumbents of the latter class are paraprofessionals performing specific technical assignments of a well-defined nature in support of professional staff, while the upper two levels perform the full range of duties and have full responsibility for an assignment.  Incumbents of the class of Human Resources Analyst I are expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency which qualifies them to promote to the higher level after the equivalent of one year of full time service.  Appointment at the Human Resources Analyst I level will not be extended beyond one year.


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.  Reviews job description forms, obtains background, occupational and job information, interviews supervisory personnel and employees on the job, and recommends allocation or reallocation of positions to appropriate classes; provides continuing classification service to assigned departments; carries out long‑range classification maintenance assignments; may make recommendations on staffing levels and organizational relationships; performs organizational analyses.

2.  Develops class concepts based on job studies; prepares complete class specifications and recommends on the adoption or revision of class specifications; discusses revisions with concerned departmental representatives and meets and confers with recognized employee organizations as required; conducts or participates in County‑wide classification studies and audits of individual positions.

3.  Gathers, tabulates, and analyzes salary data required in the maintenance or revision of the compensation plan; makes studies of internal class relationships for compensation purposes; prepares recommendations on salaries and related compensation matters.

4.  Prepares recruitment plans, examination announcements and other material for publicizing job opportunities in the County service; talks to individuals and groups to interest them in applying for County employment.

5.  Reviews applications for examinations; conducts job analyses for the validation of examinations; writes test items and constructs test batteries; analyzes and interprets test results; rates training and experience qualifications and scores certain specialized types of examination material; conducts oral appraisal interviews and performance tests; provides technical advice to operating department personnel in exam processes and procedures.

6.  Evaluates examination or classification protests and appeals and prepares responses; explains examination or classification methods and results to various persons; prepares staff position in appeals and presents the findings of the Human Resource Services Department at Civil Service Commission hearings.

7.  Confers with departmental officials, representatives of the County Administrator's Office, or other agency representatives on classification, pay, and other personnel matters as they relate to particular assignments.

8.  Reads and interprets Civil Service Laws and Rules, administrative codes, Memorandums of Understanding, Salary Ordinance, Personnel Manual, and reference materials related to recruitment, testing and classification; assists in the formulation of new personnel policies, procedures and practices; as assigned, may advise on grievances, disciplinary actions, and lay‑off procedures, reviews proposed personnel transactions; may meet and confer with employees and employee representatives to provide information and resolve issues as assigned; conducts staff work for labor relations purposes.

9.  Conducts or participates in special projects in the department where assigned; participates in task forces and committees; gathers and analyzes employment related data; conducts research into operational problems; evaluates personnel policies and procedures; prepares reports and analyses and makes recommendations.


Either I  


The equivalent of two years full-time experience as a Human Resources Technician in Alameda County classified service.   Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.



Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  



The equivalent of  one year full-time experience in a human resources unit that involved hiring, on-boarding, training, or compensation analysis.  

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, skills and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.   

Knowledge of:

·  The principles and goals of modern human resources administration including recruitment, training and compensation.

·  Basic laws, rules and guidelines relating to the hiring process and other areas of human resources related activities

·  Basic employment policies, practices and procedures

·  Basic recruitment strategies to attract high caliber, diverse candidates

·  Computer software applications related to work assigned

·  Office administration practices and procedures, including record management and the operation of standard office equipment  

Ability to:  

·  Demonstrate commitment to the County’s mission, credo and goals

·  Be visionary, strategic, innovative and flexible when working in a changing environment

·  Analyze, problem solve and make decisions or provide appropriate recommendations  

·  Use interpersonal skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

·  Learn and use applicable Charter provisions and Civil Service Rules and Regulations

·  Plan and organize workload document

·  Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.

·  Be flexible.

·  Apply basic data gathering, analytical and statistical procedures


RS:lfm  12/23/80

Retyped: 3/85

TT:pb  Rev: 12/8/86

TAT:pb  Rev: 6/27/88

TB:dj  Rev: 8/25/94

JH:j  Rev: 1/26/98

JH:dhb  Retitled 2/4/98

BG:bl  Rev:  3/23/00

Old doc: 0058h

New doc:-0280 co: 4/13/00

csc date:  4/12/00

RS:po  Revised 1/3/07

CSC Date:  1/17/2007

RE:po  Revised 4/29/08

CSC Date:   5/21/2008

MS/RE:cs  Revised 10/2/15

CSC Date:  10/28/15

RE:jf Revised 2/20/18

CSC Date: 2/28/18

RE:ah Revised 6/27/18

CSC Date: 8/15/18


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
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.