County of Alameda

Data Network Design Analyst (#1816)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$38.47-$52.83 Hourly / $3,077.60-$4,226.40 BiWeekly /
$6,668.13-$9,157.20 Monthly / $80,017.60-$109,886.40 Yearly

Under general direction, to design, plan and coordinate the installation of various data distribution computer networks in all County departments.


Data Network Design Analyst is responsible for the design and installation of the County's entire data distribution network. The incumbent, with minimum direction, must design and coordinate the installation of all data networks, including both WAN’s and LAN’s and the interconnection of the two.

The incumbent evaluates user requests, prepares information necessary for the timely ordering of various data communications and network equipment or services, coordinates with users and vendors on service dates and must consider equipment and protocol compatibility.

The incumbent must keep informed of rapid technological advances in the telecommunications industry, recommend changes in the network design topology to incorporate new technology when appropriate and exercise ingenuity to search for new and innovative approaches for cost-saving solutions to improve DPD data communications services.

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. Designs, plans and coordinates the installation of various data network topologies to meet current and future data capacity requirements.

2. Develops, and/or reviews Request for Proposals for the installation of data cabling of various types.

3. Conducts walk-throughs with potential vendors involving scope of work, terms and conditions, material requirements, wiring drawings, site surveys, and related contract terms and negotiations.

4. Designs backbone and station wiring plans for entire County buildings and campuses.

5. Meets with user departments and the County Communication Department to coordinate the required efforts to install complex data distribution facilities.

6. Keeps abreast of the data communications industry technology advances and relates them to appropriate applications within the County.

7. Assigns work to and supervises the employees and/or contractors that perform the wiring and equipment installation/relocation work.

8. Conducts performance evaluation reviews as necessary, assigns future goals, tracks and reports status on all assigned projects, and develops employees potential for advancement through training and experience.

Either I

The equivalent of two years’ full-time experience in the class of Senior Computer Operator in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of four years of full-time, increasingly responsible experience in the field of data communications with at least one year being in the supervision of telecommunication technicians. AND

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:

• Computer networking software for the following hardware platforms: IBM, Wang, DEC, NEC, and AT&T.
• State-of-the-art data communications techniques.
• Alternative building wiring design and specifications.
• WAN, Wide Area Networking, such as SNA and TCP/IP.
• LAN, Local Area Networking, such as token ring and ethernet.
• PC's, bridges, routers, FDDI/Fiber, T1, Multiplexors, digital microwave, and related communication mediums.


• Design and install large bandwidth solutions for the lowest cost in a reliable, manageable, and standard vendor supported configuration.
• Develop and write RFP’s and RFQ’s.
• Communicate effectively with employees, DPD and user department management, and with many vendors.
• Manage staff and multiple concurrent projects effectively.
• Planning and organization.
• Decision making.
• Analysis and problem solving.
• Flexibility.
• Adaptation to stress.

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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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