The City of Alameda is seeking an organized, thoughtful and innovative individual to fill current Administrative Technician II opening in the Human Resources Department assigned to either benefits or human resources transactions. The list established will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies.
The ideal candidate will embrace the Human Resources Department's emphasis on excellent customer service, and have a proven track record which demonstrates initiative, analytical skills, attention to detail, and teamwork. They will have the interpersonal skills necessary to handle sensitive situations with confidentiality, diplomacy, and tact; will develop and maintain cooperative relationships based on credibility and trust with employees at all levels of the organization. They should also be able to manage a variety of projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment and be motivated to learn a variety of human resources functions and procedures, and demonstrate flexibility in responding to changing needs and priorities.
Benefits of Employment
For a comprehensive listing of benefits, see the Benefit Matrix here.
Four day, 36 hour work week (Monday through Thursday)
CalPERS Retirement: Classic Members: 2% at 55 formula, 8.868% contribution; New Members 2% @ 62 formula, 8.25% contribution.
Medical: The City contracts with CalPERS to provide comprehensive health coverage to employees. Multiple HMO and PPO plans available, 4 fully covered, at all levels, by the City contribution
Dental: Comprehensive dental coverage provided to employees and their eligible dependents.
- Vacation: Starting with 75 hours annually and increasing with years of service.
- Holidays: 10 City Holidays and 3.5 floating Holidays.
- Sick Leave: 12 days per year; unused sick leave is converted to service credit at retirement.
Any combination equivalent to education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Graduation from high school supplemented by specialized training and education related to assigned area/s of specialization.
Three years of administrative support experience at least one of which shall have been in fields directly related to assigned area/s of specialization, preferably with a public agency.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of assigned specialization and of public administration; appropriate laws, rules and regulations; modern office equipment and designated specialized equipment including applicable computer software and operating programs.
Ability to effectively perform assigned specialized journey level paraprofessional and technical work; coordinate and perform administrative operational activities of assigned functional areas; provide specialized technical information and instruction; perform technical and statistical work with speed and accuracy; operate a variety of modern office equipment including calculators and computers; maintain and utilize designated specialized computer software and operating systems; interpret and apply established City policies and governmental guidelines and regulations; interpret and analyze information; prepare complex statistical and computerized reports; use initiative and exercise independent judgment; deal with complex and confidential information; establish and maintain accurate records; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; communicate effectively; establish, maintain, and promote positive and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; demonstrate an enthusiastic, resourceful, and effective customer service attitude; supervise and train assigned staff.
Selected positions require possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
The examination process may include an application and supplemental questionnaire evaluation, a written exam, a performance exam, and/or an oral interview. The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate's technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position. Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance. If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative test date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.
Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on an Eligible List for the Administrative Technician II. A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City's Civil Service Rules. Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background. The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants. Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
E-VERIFY: The City of Alameda utilizes the Federal government's E-Verify program and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization, which includes showing a valid United States Social Security card at the time of hire (photocopies not accepted).
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE CREDIT: A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran's preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.
The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.