Administrative Analyst II

City of Santa Barbara

Performs a wide variety of highly responsible professional, analytical, administrative, and organizational duties for the Parks and Recreation Department. This position will be responsible for collecting and analyzing information from various sources on a variety of specialized topics, with an emphasis on assisting department management with annual development and monitoring of operating budgets, preparing and administering grant applications and contracts, completing a wide range of parks, urban forestry and recreation program assessments, implementing special projects, and conducting research and analysis for Parks and Recreation policy and planning initiatives. The ideal candidate will be responsible for handling complex projects and participating in the development and implementation of operational and administrative programs, community relations strategies, and policy initiatives. Incumbent will be responsible for tracking grant opportunities, developing a grant pursuit strategy, and preparing grant applications. This position will prepare and present reports to management, boards, committees and City Council. The ideal candidate will be flexible and possess good written and verbal communication skills and maintain cooperative working relationships with City personnel, outside agencies, and the public. Incumbent will perform duties with minimal direction, and exercise independent judgement and initiative within established guidelines.



Knowledge of: Methods of research, program analysis, and report preparation; grant writing; principles and practices of budget development and administration; financial management policies and procedures; local government structure and function; modern office procedures, and computer software and hardware.

Skill in: Operating a personal computer and standard office equipment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience working with a municipal accounting system and database management.

Ability to: Perform administrative and analytical support duties; understand the organization and City operations; write program policies and procedures; perform responsible administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative; research, analyze, and evaluate programs, policies and procedures; write clear and concise reports; independently prepare correspondence and memoranda; prepare cost-benefit and life cycle cost analyses; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, including a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in administrative and management analysis is highly desirable. Training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration, urban planning or a related field highly desired.

License Requirements: Applicant may be required to possess a valid California driver’s license at time of appointment



It is important that your application and supplemental questionnaire show all relevant education, training, and experience you possess that qualify you for this position. All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process. The examination process may consist of an application rating, writing exercise, and/or oral interview. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.





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