County of Alameda

Risk Analyst (#0489)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Confidential Mgmt (R50)
$42.14-$64.53 Hourly / $3,371.20-$5,162.40 BiWeekly /
$7,304.27-$11,185.20 Monthly / $87,651.20-$134,222.40 Yearly

Under general direction, plans, coordinates, and evaluates safety program for County employees; assists in the review and risk assessment of County contracts, and does related work as required.


This position is located in the Risk Management Division of the County Administrator's Department. It is distinguished from the class of Risk Manager in that it is focused upon the areas of employee safety and contract risk assessment and assists the Manager in other Risk Management program areas. The responsibility for and providing assistance to all County safety activities distinguishes this position from any specialized part time safety positions which may be located within other departments.

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 and evaluates proposed County contracts to assess potential risk issues inherent in the contracted services. Assesses insurance requirements and approves waivers as appropriate.

2. Provides direction, training and technical assistance to departments in the development and operation of programs aimed at loss reduction in the areas of employee safety, environmental disaster planning and security.

3. Designs and monitors accident investigation and reporting systems; reviews employee injury reports to determine accident factors and trends and recommends prevention actions.

4. Plans, recommends, and/or implements safety interest and motivation activities and programs; advises departments of available county and community resources and materials.

5. Designs and monitors facility and operations inspections.

6. Interprets and advises management on compliance with, applicable governmental safety rules and regulations including California general industrial safety orders.

7. Assists departmental safety officers to identify safety training needs and to organize safety training sessions.

8. Serves as secretary to the Central Safety Committee; administers the Safety Suggestion and Award Program; serves as secretary to the various sub committees.

9. Conducts investigations and facility inspections to identify both potential and actual exposures that could result in injury, illness or financial loss in the areas of employee safety and health, disaster preparedness planning, security and insurance valuation.

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The equivalent of six years of recent, full time, and paid experience in risk assessment with an emphasis on employee safety in an organization involving a large employee group with multiple employees bargaining units. (Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university may be substituted for four years of the required experience).


Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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 techniques of risk analysis and industrial safety.
• California OSHA laws and standards.
• Insurance issues and standards related to consultant contracts.
• Principles of public administration and management.
• Applications of statistical methods to safety work.

Ability to:

• Develop and maintain harmonious relationships with departmental personnel and the public.
• Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
• Assemble, arrange, and interpret occupational injury data.
• Prepare clear and concise reports.
• Organize and develop effective programs for the prevention of accidents.

Revised/Retitled: 8/95
co: updated 6/15/00
Old doc. under: 0092h.wpf Jobspecs/Oldspecs
New doc. under: 0489.doc Jobspecs/Newspecs


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.