DECEMBER 13, 2021 FROM 8:00 AM (PT) - DECEMBER 15, 2021 BEFORE 5:00 PM (PT)
EXAM TYPE OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
The County of Los Angeles Department Of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is recruiting for highly motivated and career minded individuals to fill the position of Management Analyst, Economic Development.
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Performs a variety of analytical, technical, and/or confidential and sensitive assignments in core functional areas of Economic Development. This is a broad-based, flexibly-staffed class in which incumbents utilize a similar level of analytical and technical skills and abilities while drawing upon knowledge acquired through specialized experience, training, and/or education. Incumbents typically report to a higher-level analyst or supervisor, and are responsible for carrying out a variety of analytical and technical assignments within Economic Development. Assignments require the use of discretion and care in the handling of confidential and sensitive information used to support management decisions, as well as professionalism and tact in interacting with internal and external higher-level staff and management in the planning and coordination of work efforts.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will be able to independently carry out a variety of routine to moderately complex assignments, and leverage supervisors to perform more complex assignments. They should be able to use established research and analytical methods and techniques and sound professional judgment to analyze related problems and issues and identify and select the most appropriate course of action from a set of alternatives. They must exercise responsibility in planning and carrying out the successive steps required to complete the work and meet targeted deadlines. Of particular importance, they should be able to work within a team-oriented culture that is results-driven, transparent, and accountable.
Essential Job Functions
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts, and/or assists in conducting, routine to complex studies by researching, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting pertinent data/information from various sources (e.g., finance department, supervisor, underwriting consultants, borrowers, representatives or consultants from other private/public agencies) in order to determine a workable solution, decision, or recommendation related to a program or service (e.g., grant and loan programs to support small businesses; promoting economic and business opportunities; revitalization of commercial districts; creation of affordable housing; elimination of slums and blight; commercial and/or residential lending; land acquisition and title; packaging and negotiating of projects and financing options).
Resolves routine to complex complaints/problems/issues (e.g., loan payoffs, loan modifications, general loan servicing) by gathering and analyzing available and relevant information from various sources (e.g., due diligence items as outlined in loan agreements); consulting supervisor; and following relevant policies and procedures in order to determine workable solutions, decisions, or recommendations.
Assists in developing new or enhanced system(s), program(s), or function(s) (e.g., Economic Development Programs – small business grant and loan programs; Community Business Revitalization Program, Catalytic Development Fund; Commercial Lending Program) by planning, designing, and developing the program or function in accordance with related laws, rules, policies and procedures in order to improve upon the quality of a program or services provided to the public.
Administers a routine program(s)/function(s), or assists in administering a complex program(s)/function(s) by implementing the components of the program or function (e.g., small business loan application process, application opening timing, spreadsheets for loan and application information, credit memos, debt coverage ratio statistics, letters of intent); gathering and analyzing relevant information; coordinating activities and collaborating with others (e.g., escrow companies, underwriting consultants, title companies, contractors, consultants, outside agencies, borrowers); reviewing all documents for completeness and accuracy; evaluating program effectiveness, comparing outcomes to goals, and determining whether to continue or modify the program in order to ensure that programs are successfully planned, implemented, and evaluated.
Prepares various documents (e.g., procurement documents, schedules, budgets, loan application reports, loan status reports, loan requests) by using a personal computer and appropriate software programs (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, publishing); following standard English grammar, structure, punctuation, and usage; and reviewing prepared documents for completeness and accuracy in order to communicate pertinent information to relevant parties.
Serves as a resource person within an assigned service (e.g., loan servicing, small business loan programs, loan relief inquiries) by responding to questions or issues, orally or in writing, to various individuals (e.g., borrowers, supervisor, finance department)) on day-to-day service-related functions in order to in order to convey correct and accurate information and provide assistance for Economic Development inquiries.
Performs various administrative duties (e.g., creating and maintaining files; formatting standard documents; receiving, processing, routing, and tracking documents; scheduling meetings; answering phone calls; procurement activities) by appropriately applying Federal and State laws, County and local ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures (e.g., loan closing checklist; packaging and negotiating development deals and financing options; commercial and industrial development and related procedures; land acquisitions and title, appraisal and market analysis process, loan and underwriting and process) in order to ensure all work done (e.g., project status reports, loan applications, committee meetings, loan approvals, loan closing process) complies with established guidelines and requirements.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field.
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Two (2) years of experience performing basic to routine analytical assignments that involved researching, analyzing and synthesizing data, as well as recommending solutions to problems**, of which one (1) year must be related to: affordable housing; residential or commercial loan processing; rental assistance programs; small business assistance programs; or economic development.
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A minimum of 90 days of paid experience in a Development Authority within Los Angeles County.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*In order to receive credit for the degree/coursework, certification, and/or license, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma/transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, and/or a legible copy of the official certificate and/or license at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from date of filing application submission. Please submit documentation to email@example.com indicate your name, the exam name, and the exam number. Unofficial transcripts and/or licenses received will not be considered nor accepted as fulfilling the stated desirable qualifications. For more information regarding education, please see the Employment Information(Download PDF reader)document on the LA County Jobs website.
**Experience performing basic to routine analytical assignments which involved researching, analyzing and synthesizing data, as well as recommending solutions to problems related to administrative or program support functional areas is gained at the level of Los Angeles County class of Management Assistant or higher.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS 2 - Light. Positions within this class require light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.
OUR ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Once we have determined that you meet the specialty requirements, this examination will consist of:
An evaluation of Training & Experience, weighted 100%, measuring Professional/Technical Knowledge (Economic Development, Los Angeles County Development Authority), Problem Solving/Decisiveness, Ability to Analyze/Interpret Data, and Interpersonal/Relationship Building Skills, based on information from the supplemental questionnaire in the application.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS AND ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation.
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department Of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services as they occur.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application BEFORE 5:00 p.m. (PT), on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. All related documents, IF ANY,must be received at the time of filing or within (seven) 7 calendar days from application submission.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
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Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, let us know by contacting the Testing Accommodation Coordinator at TestingAccommodations@hr.lacounty.gov. You will be required to complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form(Download PDF reader) as well as supporting documentation from a qualified professional justifying the requested accommodation(s). The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.
Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
Fair Chance Initiative
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
Social Security Number
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
No sharing of User ID and Password: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications.
Please note some public libraries have reopened with limited access hours and may require prior reservation to use their computers. For more information, please visit their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening or contact the specific libraries directly.