Senior Department Analyst
Posted on Jul 25, 2019 by County of Calaveras
This is a mid-management position responsible for performing complex administrative, budgetary, grant, and statistical work for the District Attorney's Criminal and Victim Services Divisions. Represent the Department in inter-agency, multi-disciplinary, and community settings. Develop, implement, and administer "Restorative Justice Programs" to reduce criminal recidivism and further the goals of the local Community Corrections Partnership. Conduct financial analysis of criminal enterprises to support prosecution and asset forfeiture program. May be responsible to staff supervision as needed.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the advanced level in the department analyst series, responsible for performing complex, technical, specialized and difficult analytical work in varied department and program support areas. Projects may include statistical analyses, operations support, policy, procedure and budget development, or other areas specific to the assigned department. Incumbents may provide day-to-day and project supervision to administrative staff, and may have specific program responsibility. Incumbents are expected to exercise independent judgment in selecting study approach and analytical techniques, and in making sound recommendations.
Example of Duties
- Analyzes alternatives and makes recommendations regarding such matters as the assigned departments organizational structural, budget development and administration, staffing, facilities, equipment, cost analysis, productivity, policy or procedure, etc.
- Assists in the development and implementation of department or division goals and objectives.
- Assists in developing and administering specified portions of the department's annual budget, including gathering information and monitoring expenditures.
- May provide direction, supervision, training, and work review to administrative support staff on a project and/or day-to-day basis.
- Confers with representatives of other governmental agencies, business, professional and citizen's groups, vendors and the public.
- Provides liaison and staff support to a variety of committees and commissions.
- Reviews, develops and administers grants; performs analyses to ensure compliance with grant requirements; prepares required reports for federal, state, county, department or other grant agencies.
- Plans and organizes administrative studies relating to the activities or operations of the department or program to which assigned.
- Determines analytical techniques and information gathering processes and obtains required information and data for analysis.
- Conducts a variety of special projects and studies related to the functions of the department or program to which assigned.
- Discusses findings with management staff and prepares reports of study conclusions; makes recommendations based on study results.
- Provides technical assistance to others on administrative and analytical matters.
- Prepares technical reports, correspondence and other written materials.
- May manage assigned staff, conduct performance evaluations, participate in disciplinary matters and other personnel decisions.
- Performs related work as assigned.
Principles, practices and methods of administrative, budgetary and organizational analysis; basic; accounting practices and principles; supervisory principles and practices including work planning and evaluation, employee training and discipline; financial/statistical/comparative analysis techniques and formula; advanced budgetary principles and practices; business computer applications, particularly as related to budgetary and statistical analysis.
Skill and Ability to:
Analyze administrative, operational, organization and program problems, evaluate alternatives, reach sound conclusions and implement changes; interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; plan, assign, supervising and evaluating the work of staff; collect, evaluate and interpret complex information and data, either in statistical or narrative form; coordinate multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines; exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines; prepare clear, concise and complete reports and other written materials; maintain accurate records and files; establish and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Education, Training and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration or a related field and four (4) years of experience in administrative, management, operation, budgetary or similar analysis required. Experience in a public agency setting is highly desirable.
Specified positions may require a valid driver's license.
Specified positions may be assigned full supervisory responsibilities.