County of Alameda

Security Analyst, ACERA (#1364)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - ACERA Classes (066)
$47.33-$63.60 Hourly / $3,786.40-$5,088.00 BiWeekly /
$8,203.87-$11,024.00 Monthly / $98,446.40-$132,288.00 Yearly

Under general supervision, provides assistance and support for security badge administration and reporting, door access, security cameras, distress alarms, the Business Continuity Program (BCP), and does related work as required.


This position is responsible for providing planning, implementation, administration, maintenance and support of ACERA’s security systems and plans. The Security Analyst, ACERA, reports to the Retirement Chief Technology Officer, ACERA. This class is distinguished from the Personal Computer and Network Systems Analyst, ACERA, in that the latter has overall responsibility for all ACERA network and computer activities.


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. Maintains and administers the security access control system. Responsible for ensuring that all employees have badge access (both when employees can use their badge and where employees can use their badge) based on their job duties. Also responsible for deactivating badges when employees leave the agency.

2. Manages guest/staff temporary access cards and photo identification badge distribution including providing periodic security access reports to management and managing all inventory of badges.

3. Maintains video monitoring system and provides reports and recordings to management when needed.

4. Responsible for the integrity of all doors, including doors with motion detection functionality, within the agency.

5. Maintains the failover functionality of ACERA’s VoIP system in the case of a disaster.

6. Works closely with management to develop and implement communication and security system policies, plans and procedures to improve processes.

7. Responsible for the development, documentation, implementation and maintenance of the BCP program including, governance, policies, processes and standards.

8. Responsible for establishing and overseeing annual testing of BCP strategies and plans including documenting, reporting and tracking test results.

9. Manage and maintain enterprise Business Continuity Program (BCP) software.

10. Coordinates the execution of disaster recovery and business continuity recovery plans with internal teams and 3rd party vendors in the event of a localized or full site business disruption.

11. Manages the distress alarm system.

The equivalent of three years of recent full-time experience in a position responsible for the management or supervision of security related systems, which include designing, organizing, installing and support of these systems.


Three (3) years of experience in the design, development, and management of a business continuity planning program.

Highly Desirable:

Basic knowledge of security systems. A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in the area of Information Systems or a closely related field.

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:

• Security monitoring equipment, including video surveillance equipment.
• Computer networks
• Business Continuity recovery process concepts, strategies, and methodologies which includes risk assessment, business impact analysis, recover procedures, training metrics, and crisis management.

Ability to:

• Manage enterprise Business Continuity Program (BCP) including use of business continuity software tools.
• Use professional audio/video equipment.
• Write technical instructions/documentation.
• Use Microsoft Windows , MS Office Suite, Internet browsers, BCP management software.
• Coordinate all aspects of BCP exercise.

CK:pf 10/8/01
Newspecs: 1364.doc
CSC Date: 11/14/01
AM:jf Revision/Retitle 7/11/17
Old Title: Communications Services Coordinator, ACERA
CSC Date 8/2/2017


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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