City of Palo Alto-Senior Management Analyst

4/8/2021 5:35:00 PM 271

Salary$49.55 - $74.32 Hourly $8,588.67 - $12,882.13 Monthly $103,064.00 - $154,585.60 Annually

$103,064.00 - $154,585.60 Annually

Location Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto, CA

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Community Services Department

Job Number


Closing date and time

4/27/2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

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The City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department (CSD) is a high-achieving department dedicated to engaging individuals and families in creating a strong and healthy community through parks, recreation, social services, arts, and sciences.  The Department plays a vital role in Palo Alto by managing dozens of community parks; thousands of acres of open space; 40 miles of hiking trails; an award-winning municipal golf course; outstanding classes for adults and kids; a vibrant summer camp program for youth; exceptional public art program; two museums; three theaters; an aquatics program; athletic fields; community centers and much more. The services offered by the Department are highly cherished by the community and are supported by three commissions and five non-profit partners.

Ideal Candidate
This exciting opportunity to serve as the Senior Management Analyst for the City of Palo Alto will appeal to a candidate who enjoys a challenge and thrives in a dynamic, fast-moving environment.  The ideal candidate will manage the Community Services Department’s administrative office with a goal of becoming responsible for building, monitoring, and analyzing budgets and all human resource actions and needs of the department.  The ideal candidate is an energetic leader who is an excellent writer, is well experienced with municipal budgets and municipal contracting, exercises good judgement and discretion, is highly ethical, and works well with others.  

Essential Duties

Essential duties may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  

  • May supervise staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Prepares and oversees the annual department budget submittal.
  • Performs project and policy analysis, which includes: conducting research; determining and raising pertinent issues; summarizing findings; presenting results and administering programs.
  • Manages department level special studies and projects, that are more high level and complex in nature which includes: contract administration; establishing and monitoring timelines; preparing requests for proposals; selecting consultants; ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, specifications, and/or requirements; monitoring project budgets; tracking projects; preparing related reports; and, performing other related duties.
  • Serves as a liaison across departments as well as with employees; represents the City at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and other related events.
  • Prepares a variety of reports summarizing project, study, and program data; analyzes related data and makes recommendations based on findings.

Minimum Qualifications

Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related field.  Postgraduate coursework or a Master's Degree is preferred. and;

Experience: Five years of professional experience in public or business administration, public affairs, or a related field; or;

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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City of Palo Alto
650 329-2376
250 Hamilton Ave

Palo Alto, California, 94301