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DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST

Recruitment #17-US3-01

Definition

THE JOB: Under direction, collect, organize and analyze data involved with organizational and functional studies, management information systems and data processing, administrative systems and procedures or preparation of budget proposals; prepare detailed research reports and recommendations; provide departmental information to other departments and agencies; and do other work as required. Departmental Administrative Analyst is the journey class in operating departments. Incumbents of positions in this class independently perform varied and difficult work and review of their work is generally done upon completion. Assignments may include work direction of selected operating personnel on a special project basis or of paraprofessional administrative staff on a continuing basis. There are currently four vacancies, one with the Public Works Department, one in the District Attorney’s Office, and two in the Health Services Agency - Clinics. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and any future positions county wide during the life of the eligible list.

Employment Standards

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Two years of experience performing duties comparable to an Assistant Departmental Administrative Analyst in Santa Cruz County.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of research principles and methods; administrative survey and evaluative principles and techniques; communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information, and effective interviewing at all functioning levels of the department or other public or private agencies; modern office methods and procedures; budgeting procedures (for designated positions); statistical methods; and the application of data processing to department operations.

Ability to: Define problem areas; collect, interpret and evaluate data; project consequences of recommendations; coordinate visual observation, oral and/or written communications into concise, descriptive and sometimes standardized written or oral formats that relate to the essential theme or objective and reflect continuity of thought; work tactfully with others to achieve work objectives and resolve conflicting views; act as liaison to advise and/or resolve existing differences between divisions, supervisor and/or subordinates; interpret laws, legislation, ordinances, administrative policies and procedures; and input, access and analyze data using a computer.

Benefits

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years service. Available after 1 year service.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off.
HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year.
SICK LEAVE - Six days per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum.
DEPENDANT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program.
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) – Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.  Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process.

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.

Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer



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