Administrative Analyst II / III

County of Sonoma

The County Administrator seeks a talented professional to join the County Administrator's Office. Work collaboratively with staff, department heads, other agencies, and the Board of Supervisors in carrying out assigned projects and policy initiatives.


Starting salary negotiable up to $53.28/hour* ($111,201.76/year), plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month, and benefits.

About the Position


Administrative Analysts perform complex work related to the review and analysis of departmental budgets, finances, staffing plans, program services, systems, and procedures. A few examples include working with department executive management to develop substantial, long-range plans; reviewing and recommending effective departmental organizational structure and staffing plans; analyzing legislation that may affect assigned departments; analyzing impacts, and making appropriate recommendations; reviewing Board reports and providing support to Board-led priority projects or committees; collaborating with departments and the County Administrator on strategies to improve efficiencies and services, produce additional revenue, and/or maximize resources.


The ideal candidate will possess the appropriate education, training, and experience, as well as the following characteristics and competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience conducting budget and financial analyses
  • Ability to employ strong reasoning to project the outcomes of decisions/recommendations, program changes, or new services
  • Superb research skills, good judgment, and a common sense approach
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing and the ability to present conclusions before advisory boards, governing bodies, etc.
  • A sense of ownership and accountability, willingness, and commitment to add value to the organization
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to analyze programs, initiatives, and organizational structures; and interpret rules, regulations, ordinances, and legislation


Experience in analyzing complex county systems is highly desirable.


Key Dates*


  • Initial Department Selection Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Final Department Selection Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 25, 2018


*This time-frame has been established to assist candidates with arranging availability around these days; however these dates are tentative. Candidates should plan according to these dates unless notified otherwise.


Benefits with the County of Sonoma


We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities.  You can also look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 holidays per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • A retirement plan fully integrated with Social Security
  • Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range


When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll also have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county; with its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. Please visit and for additional information about the community.


*Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.  Additional information can found in the County of Sonoma Salary Resolution.


For more information, minimum qualifications, & to apply online, please visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 5/9/18

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