County of Alameda

Human Resources Analyst, Zone 7 (#4909)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Zone 7 Confidential Mgmt (U61)
$57.11-$69.43 Hourly / $4,568.80-$5,554.40 BiWeekly /
$9,899.07-$12,034.53 Monthly / $118,788.80-$144,414.40 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs complex and varied technical, professional, and confidential work required to administer Zone 7 Water Agency human resources programs, including recruitment, and staffing; classification and compensation; workforce/training, planning and development; assists with employee and labor relations; performs research and analysis and makes appropriate recommendations; advises Agency departments/sections related to assigned aspects of human resources programs and activities; and performs related work as required.    


Human Resources Analyst, Zone 7 is the professional classification in which incumbents perform analytical and technical work within the human resources division, with some independent discretion and judgment.  The position reports to and is distinguished from the Human Resources Manager, Zone 7, in which the latter has overall responsibility of all human resources functional areas for the Agency.

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. Plans, prepares and conducts recruitment activities including job analyses, job announcements, supplemental questionnaires, oral appraisal questions, and screening and rating criteria; reviews and screens applications; facilitates oral appraisal interviews and performance tests; analyzes and interprets examination results; attends job fairs; acts as liaison with the County Human Resource Services Department on all recruitment, examination and certification activities; conducts background evaluations, reference checks, and reviews medical evaluations; advises Agency management on selection and placement of employees.
  2. Reviews and screens classification requests; conducts classification studies; provides input and recommendations on the adoption or revision of class specifications.
  3. Conducts labor-related research; collects and analyzes salary, compensation and other data; prepares recommendations and reports.
  4. May participate as the Agency representative and assist on labor relations matters, including meet and confer processes, grievances, disciplinary actions, employee complaints, and personnel matters.  
  5. Advises employees and management on the interpretation and application of Agency policies and procedures.
  6. Serves as a liaison with service providers and other County departments/agencies for assigned program responsibilities including, but not limited to; disability management, workers compensation, risk management, equal employment opportunity/diversity program(s), employee benefits, training and retirement.
  7. Coordinates various employee programs and activities such as employee service awards, wellness programs, and special events; serves on various task forces and committees.
  8. Plans and coordinates the Agency’s training activities, including identifying training needs, arranging for training courses; maintains training logs and records of completion.
  9. Assists in the development and revision of personnel policies and procedures; conducts research on changing trends in human resource programs and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; makes recommendations related to the development of services and/or programs.
  10. May provide lead direction to and review the work of clerical/technical support staff.  
  11. Performs other related work as required.




The equivalent of three (3) years of full-time experience in the classification of Human Resources Technician, or higher-level classification in the Alameda County classified service performing human resources related activities.



Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources management, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field.



The equivalent of three (3) years of full-time professional level experience in human resources management or administration, or a related field.


Substitution:   Additional professional level experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


License:   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:  
  • Public human resources administration including job analysis and position classification, conducting job audits, wage and salary administration, recruitment and personnel selection, employer-employee relations, and training.
  • Federal, State and local laws, rules and guidelines relating to the hiring process and other areas of personnel related activities including Equal Employment Opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Workforce assessment techniques and employment policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Successful recruiting strategies to attract diverse and high caliber candidates.
  • Performance management and appraisal methods.
  • Techniques to assess training program effectiveness, including use of applicable metrics.
  • Labor relations laws, practices, and trends.
  • Progressive discipline.
  • Grievance resolution.
  • Consultative and coaching skills with supervisors and managers.
  • Investigative and interview techniques.  

Ability to:  

  • Conducts complex research projects on a wide variety of human resource topics, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports correspondences, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Interpret, explain, and ensure compliance with Agency policies and procedures; laws; codes; regulations; and ordinances.
  • Effectively represent the Agency and its departments in meetings with governmental agencies, contractors, vendors, and various businesses, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information. 
  • Maintain accurate files and records.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; set priorities and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software application programs.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgement within general policy and legal guidelines in all situations.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


RC:pf  12/17/03

Newspecs:  4908-4909.doc

CSC Date:    1/21/04

MAH:cs  Revised/Retitled 4/22/14

Old Title:  Human Resources Analyst I/II, Zone 7

CSC Date:  4/30/14

RE:kl  Revised 12/11/18

CSC Date: 12/19/18

EB:sa Revised/Retitled 05/14/2020

Old Title:  Human Resources Officer II, Zone 7

CSC Date: 05/20/2020


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.