Management Analyst, Principal

Butte County

Under very limited supervision, works independently to perform complex technical analysis and provides leadership to others to resolve budget, program, financial, policy, economic, administrative and management issues; develops recommendations and writes reports. A Management Analyst, Principal-C functions independently and is expected to possess a comprehensive knowledge of county political environment, policies, procedures and programs and well developed skills in leadership, finance and communication.

FLSA: Exempt

Essential Job Functions:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

• Conducts and coordinates studies and analyses in the review of county administrative and modernization strategies, such as organization structure and planning, administrative and operational policy, new technology integration, workload and quality, space utilization, and statistical trends.
• Collects, compiles and analyzes data and information; develops recommendations; and prepares and presents reports to executive management team.
• Provides supervision, guidance and technical leadership to staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks.
• Analyzes trends and issues; resolves concerns and problems; interprets concerns, defines desired results, creates solutions, and recommends direction of new county strategies.
• Prepares reports which summarize and forecast county activities and financial position based on past, present and expected operations.
• Reviews and analyzes annual departmental budget proposals for compliance with county goals; consults with department management; formulates and develops recommendations; conducts complex analyses and writes reports.
• Monitors budget and expenditures for assigned departments and multiple budget units in the county; reviews personnel actions, agenda items, budget changes and other administrative functions to assure compliance with county goals and policies.
• Furnishes advice and information to policymaking officials.
• Analyzes trends and issues; interprets concerns, defines desired results, and creates solutions; resolves concerns and problems of departments; recommends direction of new county strategies.
• Researches and analyzes technical transactions and financial models to resolve questions and validate data.
• Coordinates information and assures effective communications between county departments; clarifies and reconciles issues relating to county funds, budgets and accounting procedures.
• Provides and explains technical and financial information to external agencies and county financial staff and management.
• Develops management recommendations in response to proposed legislation and revised regulations including analysis of court decisions, proposed legislation, and new program and fiscal mandates.
• Confers with department officials, public officials and other professionals to define and develop strategies to achieve program objectives.
• Provides for financial forecasting and planning, tracks the adopted budget and prepares periodic budget reviews.
• Works with County departments to provide accurate forecasts of revenues, expenditures and year-end fund balance projections.
• Assists in the development, evaluation and implementation of plans, goals and objectives for County compliance with Federal and State laws.
• Analyzes, develops and recommends policy to the Chief Administrative Officer and the Deputy Administrative Officers.
• May perform highly complex risk management analysis including workers' compensation claims administration, disability management, employee health and wellness programs, loss prevention, liability claims administration and insurance.
• May coordinate debt management and debt issuance with financial advisors, bond counsel, underwriters and senior County management.
• Evaluates work procedures, schedules and work flow; studies and recommends policies and procedures for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
• Prepares drafts of speeches, presentations, news releases, magazine and newspaper articles, resolutions, ordinances, contracts, administrative policies as assigned.
• Conducts presentations to employees, Chief Administrative Officer, department heads, Board of Supervisors, civic groups and the general public.
• Serves as liaison and resource for departments, employees and others for policies, procedures and information related to the area of assignment.
• Develop, conducts and arranges training programs for county employees related to area of assignment.
• Represents the Chief Administrative Officer at meetings with department heads and officials of other agencies.
• Negotiates complex and high value agreements with other agencies, business, and non-profit organizations.
• Leads multi-department efforts, including serving as Chair of enterprise-wide committees and task force teams.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:

• A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Risk Management Occupational Health, Biological/Physical Sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university. AND
• Five (5) years of experience in fiscal, administrative, human resources, risk/safety management or management analysis. A Master's degree in the above mentioned fields is preferred and will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
• A State of California driver's license may be required.
• Employees hired into this classification must file statements of economic interest with the Butte County Clerk/Recorder.
 Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in an office environment.