Under general direction to collect, organize, analyze and interpret data; to coordinate and prepare detailed research studies, reports, and recommendations; to provide a variety of assistance to City administrative officials; to oversee City wide systems and programs; and to perform related work as required.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Depending on departmental assignment, conducts research and studies as assigned by City administrative officials; performs a variety of duties related to special assignments and projects; works within general guidelines and statements of expected results; investigates, studies, analyzes and makes reports and recommendations on such areas as operating and organization procedures, pending and approved State and Federal legislation and cost comparison; utilizes various computer software applications; collects, organizes, analyzes and interprets data relating to operations, including such areas as policies, functions, organizational structures, forms and procedures, work output, and types and effectiveness of equipment; may prepare City Council agenda items and attend meetings as necessary; prepares organization and work flow charts; conducts surveys of practices in other jurisdictions; prepares proposals for new and adjusted services to include finance, staffing and organization requirements; investigates proposals for new programs, services, equipment and personnel; attends meetings and conferences; prepares procedural manuals; prepares financial studies, revenue estimates and forecasts; prepares promotional materials for new programs and services.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Possession of an appropriate California driver's license.
Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation from an accredited "four" year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, industrial relations or closely related field.
Work Background: One year of professional experience in a staff capacity performing administrative, organizational, functional and/or procedural research and analysis.
• Modern principles and practices of public administration. • Budget development, preparation, and administration. • Functions, operations and objectives of municipal government. • Basic principles and practices of personnel management. • General principles of statistics and accounting. • Use and capabilities of computers and standard applications software. • Effective public information and relations techniques. • Research methods and procedures.
• Provide a variety of assistance to City administrative officials. • Carry out assignments and projects without detailed instructions. • Evaluate and recommend improvements in operations, systems, procedures, policies and methods. • Operate automated equipment and standard applications software, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs. • Prepare a variety of reports and recommendations. • Research, collect, and analyze information related to departmental assignment. • Interpret, explain, apply and enforce a variety of laws, rules, & regulations. • Effectively represent the administrative functions of the department with concerned individuals, community organizations and other governmental agencies. • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.