County of Alameda

Human Resources Technician, Zone 7 (#4904)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Zone 7 Confid. Mgmt (R61)
$45.41-$55.19 Hourly / $3,632.80-$4,415.20 BiWeekly /
$7,871.07-$9,566.27 Monthly / $94,452.80-$114,795.20 Yearly


Under direct supervision, to perform assigned technical human resources and administrative work in a supportive role and other related duties as required.    


The Human Resources Technician, Zone 7 is a paraprofessional classification in which incumbents are trained in technical human resources activities and perform these functions in support of professional staff.  Duties typically differ from next higher classification of Human Resources Analyst, Zone 7 by the assignment of selected duties or only part of a function, as opposed to having responsibility for a complete function.  This classification is distinguished from the next higher-level class of Human Resources Analyst, Zone 7 in that Analyst is responsible for overseeing the professional level human resources functions within the Zone 7 Water Agency human resources program. This position reports to the Human Resources Manager, Zone 7.


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 recruitment activities and may attend job fairs; constructs examination related materials; prepares employment announcements and advertisements; reviews and screens employment applications and related documents; coordinates written examinations and oral interview panels; and monitors examination process and other recruitment and selection activities.
  2. Responsible for processing a variety of human resources transactions, including position control, flexibly-staffed promotions, and other classification and pay-related transactions by utilizing the county-wide personnel system; maintains personnel and other confidential files; ensures that personnel transactions are conducted in accordance with Civil Service rules and appropriate policies and procedures.
  3. Assists in coordinating wellness, employee service award, take our children to work day, combined charities, training and other special programs and events; may attend various personnel meetings.
  4. Assists in conducting salary surveys; may consult with management on matters related to benefits and human resources policies and practices; responds to requests for such information from other agencies; may assist in drafting classification specification revisions.
  5. Assists in orientation of new employees, by explaining Agency policies and procedures; and responding to general benefits-related inquiries.
  6. Answers routine questions and prepares correspondence related to job opportunities, salary information, benefits, and memoranda of understanding for Agency employees and general public.
  7. May participate in assessing Zone 7 classifications and report collected data to management for final determination regarding proper levels of assigned responsibilities; may assist or conduct job analyses.
  8. Performs a variety of complex clerical and administrative work, including assisting in drafting correspondence and reports.  
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.




The equivalent of three (3) years full-time experience working with human resources policies, procedures, and practices; processing and completing human resources transactions involving human resource management systems and/or administering human resource programs pertinent to the assignment, such as recruitment, training, and orientation as well as administrative assistance.


Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Human Resources may be substituted for the equivalent of two (2) years of the required experience.


Possession of a valid California Driver'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:


·       Current trends in human resources policies, procedures and practices.

·       Basic recruitment, examination and interviewing techniques.

·       English grammar, spelling and punctuation.

·       Basic mathematics.

·       Office and administrative procedures and practices.

·       Modern office techniques and equipment, including use of personal computer for word processing and spreadsheet application.


Ability to:


·       Analyze, interpret and effectively apply policies, procedures, regulations and contract provisions.

·       Review human resources documents for completeness and accuracy.

·       Maintain accurate and confidential human resources records.

·       Exercise sound judgment.

·       Establish and maintain confidential and statistical records, reports and files.

·       Compose correspondence independently.

·       Understand and follow oral and written directions.

·       Work independently.

·       Perform detail work accurately.

·       Work with a variety of tasks simultaneously.

·       Perform complex administrative tasks.

·       Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

·       Establish work priorities.

·       Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.



Typed:  2/96

Old document:  1299H

New document:  Jobspecs/4904


CSC Date:  2/21/96

MH:cs  Revised/Retitled 2/23/11

Old Title:  Personnel Technician, Zone 7

CSC Date:  3/23/11

LD:kl  07/09/19

CSC Date: 08/14/19

EB:sa Revised 07/08/2020

CSC Date: 07/29/2020


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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