Compliance Analyst - EXTRA HELP (CST: Department Analyst)
County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

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The County of Sonoma Human Resources Department is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to fill one (1) full time temporary EXTRA HELP Insurance Compliance Analyst vacancy in the Risk Management Division. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help vacancies as they occur during the active status of this list.

The Compliance Analyst role involves analytical problem-solving that covers the full scope of organizational activities, in addition to recommending and implementing solutions. The Analyst will conduct analytical studies to develop, improve, and/or implement new or existing programs, systems, procedures, and/or administrative services. A primary focus of this position will be to analyze statutes, documentation, conditions, and existing insurance coverage for County entities (i.e., commissions, boards, special districts, and/or associated non-profit foundations) to ensure appropriate and adequate insurance coverage and, where appropriate, business practices. This project will include working with stakeholders to ensure that interests are addressed, and to develop and present findings and recommendations to appropriate departments. The Analyst will also coordinate making source documents available for use by County departments in the future.


Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation and sick leave; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements (generally worked 11 consecutive pay periods with a minimum of 440 hours and are scheduled at least 40 hours per pay period) may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.
Application submissions require the supplemental questionnaire be completed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education : Any combination of course work and training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, academic course work in public administration, business administration, management, accounting, political science, economics, statistics, English composition, psychology or closely related courses would provide such opportunity.
Experience : Work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of full-time professional level staff experience related to general administration, accounting, budgetary analysis, or personnel work including research, analysis, and preparation of written reports and recommendations would provide such opportunity.
License : Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level, including special endorsements as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working Knowledge Of : principles and practices of business and public administration as pertinent to area of assignment; principles, practices and political implication of decisions regarding budgeting, fiscal management, personnel and contract management; principles and methods of work planning, staffing analysis and project management; techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics.
Knowledge Of : operations and functions of county government and the structure and function of the assigned department; modern supervisory, management, and human resources practice; modern office methods and procedures; database, spreadsheet and word processing applications.
Ability To : plan, organize, and conduct research, analysis and statistical studies related to the various aspects of administration, budget, and general management matters; collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; review and implement changes in work methods, systems and procedures; understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; prepare budgets, grant applications, service contracts and complex narrative and statistical reports; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and present conclusions and recommendations before advisory and policy bodies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and the public in carrying out sound management policies; understand program objectives in relation to departmental goals and procedures; organize and prioritize work assignments; persuade, examine, and project consequence of decisions and/or recommendations; analyze administrative problems, budget requests, and a variety of programs, systems, and procedures; use and understand common database, spreadsheet and word processing applications; effectively supervise the work of technical and clerical staff.

Selection Procedure:
The information contained in the application and responses to the supplemental questions will be evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the employment process. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to and review the Hiring Process Overview.
Application submissions require the supplemental questionnaire be completed.
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an Extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration.

Background Information : A background investigation may be required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required prior to employment.

How to Apply : Applications are accepted on-line at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at:
HR Analyst: MM
HR Technician: KW

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