Management Analyst

County of San Mateo


The Office of Budget, Policy & Performance

County of San Mateo

$7,457 - $9,322/Month


Would you like to join a team that manages the County of San Mateo's $3 billion budget? This position will allow you to enhance your already-proven budget and performance management skills, which could elevate your career path to new heights. The Budget, Policy and Performance (BP&P) Unit of the County Manager's Office is looking for you! We are seeking candidates for the position of Management Analyst to join our team.


The BP&P Unit develops and oversees the County's $3 billion budget, tracks the performance of County departments and participates in setting County policy. Under the supervision of the Budget Director and Principal Management Analysts, Management Analysts conduct research, provide complex analysis on critical issues and evaluate program effectiveness within all the County departments. Management Analysts play a key role in bridging the County's vision for the community and the day-to-day management and operations of County programs and services.


Management Analysts have high exposure to the County executive team as they work with executives and Department staff on solving budget and performance issues, and on special projects. Examples of recent projects include: the Home for All Project, 5-Year Capital and Information Technology Strategic Plans, financing of major capital projects, developing a Community Vulnerability Index, implementation of a new Budgeting System, Lean/Continuous Process Improvement projects, and program evaluation and redesign of selected units in County departments.


The ideal candidate is:

  • Knowledgeable of advanced principles and practices of public administration and program management
  • A politically astute, strategic thinker and planner
  • A tactful leader with excellent facilitation skills
  • Able to analyze complex problems accurately, develop practical recommendations and take appropriate action to resolve them
  • Able to develop and persuasively communicate to diverse audiences an innovative vision and to motivate others to achieve that vision
  • Open minded, creative and comfortable with change
  • Firm, fair and a responsive consensus builder
  • A quick learner that is able to work independently
  • Easily approachable and likable with a good sense of humor
  • Sincere, confident and projects an honest image


A typical way to qualify is a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in political science, business or public administration or a related field plus two years of journey-level analyst experience or a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in political science, business or public administration or a related field plus one year of journey-level analyst experience. Must have knowledge of basic principles and practices of local government administration and organization; sources and availability of information; methods of report presentation as it relates to assigned work unit; principles of financial administration, including public budgeting and reporting; and organizational analysis, performance reviews and human resource planning.


Special Compensation: Management Analysts in the County Manager's Office assigned to lead a Countywide special project or a functional area will receive up to a 10% pay differential in addition to all other compensation. 


Final Filing Deadline:  June 21, 2018


To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at Applications are only accepted online. EOE


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