County of Alameda

Financial & Systems Services Manager, Zone 7 (#4911)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Zone 7 Confid. Mgmt (R61)
$83.01-$100.86 Hourly / $6,640.80-$8,068.80 BiWeekly /
$14,388.40-$17,482.40 Monthly / $172,660.80-$209,788.80 Yearly

Under general direction, plans, organizes, and participates in complex detailed analytical work in the areas of budget, financial/fiscal, legislative, and contract administration; manages the financial and systems services section, coordinates assigned activities within the agency, and with outside agencies; and performs other related work as required.


This is a professional level class that is responsible for supervising the work of staff and performs complex analytical work in areas such as budget, finance, legislative, contracts and general administration. This class is distinguished from the Assistant General Manager Finance, Zone 7 in that the latter has overall responsibility for all Finance and Administration Department activities for the Zone 7 Water 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, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of assigned staff; prepares agency budget, monitors contracts; monitors legislative activities and administrative activities.

2. Participates in the selection of staff, provides or coordinates staff training, works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures.

3. Participates in the formulation or program policies, goals, and procedures; identify problems, determine analytical approach and obtain and analyze relevant data supporting recommendations.

4. Plans, organizes, and performs complex administrative and financial analyses that include problem identification, development of methodology, and evaluation of alternative solutions.

5. Plans, analyzes, compiles, and develops section or agencies annual or multi-year budget; monitors and controls expenditures and revenues to maintain sound financial status; prepares, edits, or coordinates variance and other tracking reports.

6. Conducts feasibility or other studies on administrative, budgetary, financial, and operational activities; evaluates procedures, methods, and proposals; makes recommendations to improve efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality of operations.

7. Interprets and explains fees, rates, charges and other agency policies and issues to Zone 7 Board of Directors and senior management, retailers, civic leaders and the public to assure their understanding of policies and issues.

8. Represents the Agency and make presentations to various boards, commissions, outside agencies, retailers, civic leaders and the public on a regular basis.

9. Identifies, analyzes, and interprets existing, newly enacted and proposed local, state, federal legislation and regulation for policy and financial impact on the agency;

10. Prepares scopes of work, requests for proposal, consultant agreements, and prepares board agenda items; monitor work of contract consultants.

11. Evaluates and recommends computer software applications for administrative, budgetary, financial and information systems or for operational activities to facilitate management of data or information.

12. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

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The equivalent of two years full-time experience as a Staff Analyst, Zone 7 in the Alameda County classified service, with at least one year of full time supervisory experience. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Public or Business Administration, Political Science or a closely related field.


The equivalent of five years full time increasingly responsible experience in administrative, legislative activities, management, budgetary, economics information systems, utility financial management or financial analysis, at least two years of the required experience must have included supervisory responsibilities.


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:

• Principles, techniques of operational, financial, information systems research, analysis and management.
• Practices and techniques of administrative and statistical analysis and report preparation.
• Principles and practices of utility rate making.
• Principles of budgetary and financial management, preparation, analysis, forecasting, and control.
• Methods and techniques of procurement and contract administration.
• Principles of supervision, training, and discipline.
• Information dissemination techniques and methods.
• Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances, rules, regulations.
• Computer applications, hardware, and software evaluation, installation, troubleshooting, and computer networking.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
• Principles of legislative analysis and interpretation.

Ability to:

• Assign, direct, organize and review the work of, and manage, subordinates and other staff.
• Work effectively with the public and staff.
• Plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet critical deadlines when managing multiple and changing priorities.
• Plan, design, and conduct operational, management and related studies and analyses, examine alternatives, and recommend solutions.
• Research, compile and summarize varied information, evaluate alternatives, reach sound conclusions, and recommend solutions.
• Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondence, procedures, policies, and other written materials.
• Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

RC:po 3/7/07
Newspec: 4911.doc
CSC Date: 3/14/2007
MH:po revised 6/3/09
old title: Senior Staff Analyst
CSC Date: 7/1/2009


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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