Staff Analyst

Recruitment #14-183060-01

Approximate Salary:$66,571.67 - $80,918.28/year
Opening Date:7/18/2014 9:30:00 AM
Final Filing Date:7/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
Contact Information:Candice Mabra (707) 784-6183
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Work Locations: Fairfield

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To Protect and Serve the Community!

The Sheriff’s office is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all persons within Solano County.  Through comprehensive community, intergovernmental and employee partnerships, we will provide effective law enforcement; safe, humane, secure jails, and security for the Courts.  We are committed to provide professional community oriented service incorporating problem solving strategies to ensure the quality of life set forth in our constitution.  


The values of the Sheriff’s Office are to bring:
    Integrity – An honest application of ethical standards in all situations.
    Trust – A confidence that expectations will be met.
    Respect – To be considerate of everyone’s individuality and attributes.  To value their contribution.
    Teamwork – Working together to achieve a common goal.
    Communication – To create and maintain an effective environment supporting an open exchange
    of ideas and information.

To learn more about the Sheriff's Office please visit: 


Under general supervision, Staff Analysts in the Sheriff's Office perform professional analytical work in a wide variety of consultative and analytical assignments within the Administrative Division of the Department.  Assignments are conducted in the landscape of team spirit and may include program evaluation, planning, budgeting, reporting and report writing, grant administration, contract development or supporting the implementation of systems.  The position provides a vital role in leveraging efficiencies and effectiveness with solutions and outcomes. 

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.  


Experience: One (1) year of responsible professional work experience equivalent to the functions performed by a Staff Analyst (Entry) within the particular field of expertise required  

Education:  Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance or a related field.

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Solano County offers a comprehensive benefit package to full and part-time employee which includes a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. Medical insurance is effective the first of the month following date of hire.  The County contribution for family coverage for the 2014 calendar year is $1,448.30 per month. If the medical plan costs are less than $1,448.30 per month, employees will receive the difference as taxable earnings to a maximum of $334.58. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.  

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.  

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 78 full-time pay periods (approximately three years). Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year. Additionally, the County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.  

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, and 30 years.

To review the complete benefits package for this position, please visit the following link:


7/28/14 Deadline to submit application.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Additional application materials as requested in the job announcement: DD-214, ADA Request For Accommodation, must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the County's employment website: or at the of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

A Bachelor's Degree is required for this position. Applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their degree OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree conferred by the final filing deadline. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment. 

Previously submitted application materials for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.  

Questions can be directed to the Human Resources Department at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA


This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.


1.  What is the highest level of education you have completed?  

High School
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Professional Degree

2.  What field of study is/are your degree(s) in?

3.  How many years of responsible professional work experience do you have that are equivalent to the functions performed by a Staff Analyst (Entry)?

No experience
Less than one year of experience
1 to less than 2 years of experience
2 to less than 3 years of experience
More than 3 years of experience

4.  I understand that a Bachelor's Degree is required for this position.  Although failure to provide a copy of my degree or transcripts (official or unofficial - which verify date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline will not automatically disqualify me from the recruitment process I understand that it is highly recommended that I submit the required education documents by the final filing deadline and that proof of my education must be submitted prior to appointment. 

Yes No


To be eligible, applicants must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A copy of the DD214, showing discharge type, must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.


Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general discharge under honorable conditions shall have five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans (rated at not less than 30% disability) shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.


It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need special testing arrangements, must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.



Located 45 miles northeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southwest of Sacramento, Solano County is home to rolling hills, waterfronts and fertile farmland.


Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.


County Population (January 2012): 413,786







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