Deferred Compensation Analyst

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Other
Posted on August 28, 2021
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Do you have administrative skills and a passion for retirement planning?
 Join the County of Sonoma as a Deferred Compensation Analyst. 
Starting salary up to $42.53/hour ($88,765/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!* 

The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office (ACTTC) is recruiting a Deferred Compensation Analyst to provide a variety of general and specialized skills focused on the County’s Deferred Compensation Plan.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include supporting active and retired employees, as well as payroll clerks, with form completion/submission, completing paperwork and compiling data, data entry of elections, performing informational presentations, participating in trainings and ensuring the accuracy of timely processing of deferred compensation/payroll data. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining confidential employee files for the Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Reviewing, auditing and processing deferred compensation forms to ensure accuracy and compliance with laws, regulations and the plan provider (Nationwide Retirement Solutions) procedures 
  • Providing excellent and timely customer service to all participants in person, over the phone, and in writing
  • Researching, compiling, and analyzing a variety of deferred compensation, payroll and personnel topics/data
  • Balancing and reconciling activity quarterly and performing a wide variety of deferred compensation tasks with regular firm deadlines

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • The ability to read, interpret and communicate IRS, memorandum of understandings, and payroll related laws and regulations for proper application related to the Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Professional oral and written communication skills with a good understanding of common deferred compensation rules and procedures 
  • Experience addressing challenges by identifying various possible resolutions while staying connected to the impacts they may have on those involved
  • A passion for being financially prepared for retirement and educating employees on that preparation
  • Knowledge of 401k Plans and/or public sector defined contribution plans is desirable

What We Offer
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

The Civil Service Title is Department Analyst.  This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help openings as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.  

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits directory. 



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 an 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 human resources work including research, analysis, and preparation of written reports and recommendations would provide such an 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 implications of decisions regarding budgeting, fiscal management, human resources 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; the use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department.

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.

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 consequences of decisions and/or recommendations; analyze administrative problems and budget requests; use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department; effectively supervise the work of technical and office support staff.


Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying


  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. 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, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.