Report on Administrative Analyst III - Bakersfield, CA

Administrative Analyst III - Bakersfield, CA

Under administrative direction of the City Manager, performs complex administrative, financial, systems, statistical and other management analyses in support of the department or City-wide activities, functions and programs; provides sound professional recommendations for action and significant assistance in policy, procedure and budget development and implementation; directs the work of office or technical staff; performs related work as required.
Representative Duties: The following typical tasks and responsibilities are representative of all positions in the class. They are descriptive, not limiting. Essential Duties: Serves as staff to City Council committees, Council-appointed citizen committees and other committees, task forces or boards as assigned; Apprises City Manager of legislative issues affecting the City at the federal, state and local levels; Negotiates franchise renewals or agreements; Presents reports to the City Council; Writes speeches for the City Manager and City Council; Assists in developing and administering the annual City budget, including analyzing current and historical trends, determining variances and improving cost effectiveness; Plans and manages a variety of projects and programs that may include the following components: statistical analyses, personnel matters, operations support, policy and procedure development or other areas specific to the functions of a department or the City as a whole; Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and conducts complex administrative or management studies projects and activities relating to the operation of a department or the City as a whole; Assists in the development of departmental and division goals and objectives of the City as a whole; Prepares, evaluates and discusses findings with management staff and prepares reports of study conclusions; Develops, plans and assists in implementing policy and procedural modifications; Prepares technical reports, correspondence and other written materials; May make oral presentations on routine matters before various governmental boards and agencies; Confers with representatives of other governmental agencies, community groups, boards and commissions, vendors and others, as required by project assignments; Identifies problems, determines analytical techniques and information-gathering processes and obtains required information and data for analysis; Analyzes alternatives and makes recommendations regarding such areas as organizational structure, organizational development, staffing, facilities, equipment, cost analysis, productivity, policy or procedure modification, etc.; Directs the work of staff on a project or day-to-day basis; Provides technical assistance to others on administrative and analytical matters; May develop or utilize computer applications to assist with analytical studies.
Minimum Qualifications: Applications will be accepted only for those applicants who clearly demonstrate on the COMPLETED City application and resume that they possess the minimum qualifications which include:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field; AND
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in administrative, management, systems, operations, budgetary or similar analyses equivalent to the City's Administrative Analyst II class; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training, certification and experience may be substituted for the above requirements
  • Possession of a valid California Class "C" driver's license
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Master's Degree, experience reviewing legislative reports, familiarity with land use and development concepts
OTHER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Advanced principles, practices and methods of administrative, organizational, economic and procedural analysis; Public administration principles and policies; personal computer applications, particularly as related to sophisticated statistical analysis and data management; Financial, statistical, or comparative analysis techniques and formulas; Principles and methods of budget development, administration, and revision; Supervisory principles and practices; Related computer applications. Ability to: Analyze complex administrative, operational, economic, political and organizational problems, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions; Collect, evaluate, and interpret myriad data, either in statistical or narrative form; Interpret and apply laws, regulations, ordinances and policies; Plan, direct and review the work of staff on a project or day-to-day basis; Prepare clear, concise, and complete oral and written reports and other documents and correspondence; Ensure the maintenance of accurate records; Coordinate multiple complex projects and meet critical deadlines; Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; Handle diverse public contact situations with diplomacy and tact; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work. Physical Conditions or Special Working Conditions: Standard office environment and working conditions. May be required to make site visits to various field work sites to inspect operations or obtain information.
Examination (Weighted: 100%): ORAL APPRAISAL INTERVIEW: September 18, 2019 (Tentative). An appraisal will be made of applicant's education, training, experience, and personal qualifications for the position. A minimum passing score of 70% is required. Note: Admission to the examination may be limited to those applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications on the application and resume. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed admission to the examination.
Experience Requirements: 
Not requirements
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