Are you passionate about local government, serving a compassionate and engaged community, and joining a progressive City team?
The City of Petaluma is seeking a creative, agile, and solutions-oriented team member with public sector experience and leadership and analytical skills to manage high-impact projects and citywide initiatives, and serve as a resource to city departments and as a process lead.
If this sounds like a fit, apply today to be part of our Petaluma team and a dynamic City that is leading the way!
This position will perform a variety of complex administrative and analytical duties, manage process/procedure/programmatic improvements and collaborate and regularly interact with our community, City Council, and external partners.
General direction is provided by an assigned manager or department director. Responsibilities may include the indirect and direct supervision of professional, technical and administrative support personnel.
This is the advanced journey level class in the Management Analyst series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the greater level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken and by the nature, scope and impact of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult, complex and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series, which may include providing direct supervision over assigned personnel.
Plan, prioritize, and review the work of professional, technical and administrative support staff assigned to support daily operations of the department.
Develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Plan, coordinate and/or conduct large and/or highly sensitive studies, analyses or projects and corresponding documentation and technical reports; make recommendations; prepare, edit and/or critically evaluate Council agenda reports prepared by department personnel.
Coordinate, facilitate, and oversee the preparation, development, monitoring and administration of department or division operating, multi-year and/or capital improvement budgets; develop and update fiscal projections for various departmental operating funds.
Provide highly responsible analytical assistance in the research, evaluation, and preparation of complex statistical, financial, demographic and operational data used in reports, studies, surveys and analyses; analyze and make recommendations in the development and administration of assigned program area; maintain and track key quality measures for assigned department.
Research and analyze pending legislation and/or regulations and identify impact to department programs and activities; develop recommendations for changes to City programs, policies, and procedures in response to legislation.
Serve as liaison between outside organizations and the City; provide professional guidance and interpretation of City policies and procedures.Develop and implement departmental strategic plans.
Participate in or direct the conduct of rate studies; revise and develop fees; negotiate and administer contracts and leases; ensure compliance with department procedures, City policies, and pertinent laws, regulations and ordinances.
Develop and analyze departmental policies, procedures and systems; recommend goals and objectives.
Prepare and submit regulatory reports.
Receive, research, and respond to the more complex and/or politically sensitive questions from outside agencies, other City departments and the general public.
Prepare and present staff reports and presentations at various venues including commissions, councils, boards, and other governmental meetings and professional, industry, and community groups; draft City Council documents; serve on various committees and task forces.
Research grant opportunities and prepare grant proposals; monitor and administer grants.
Select and manage consultants and contractors; develop and administer contracts.
Evaluate departmental, division and/or program operations and activities; measure performance; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare associated reports on operations and activities.
Represent departmental and City interests on committees, outside organizations, and at staff subcommittees as necessary; coordinate technical support activities with other departments, divisions and outside agencies.
Answer questions and provide information to the public, via telephone, e-mail, and written correspondence; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaint.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of organization and administration.
Principles and practices of municipal budget development, analysis and administration.
Principles, practices and procedures of technical report writing and statistical and graphical presentation methods.
Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting.
Principles and practices of grant development and administration.
Programs, processes and structure of assigned department.
Principles of continuous process improvement and key quality measurement tracking.
Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules and legislative and regulatory processes.
Principles of project and contract management.
Principles and practices of supervision.
Principles and practices of business writing.
Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree is desirable.
Three years of experience performing increasingly responsible professional administrative, analytical and/or program management duties directly related to area of assignment, preferably in a municipal government setting.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Working Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, stand and walk short distances; use a computer keyboard and mouse, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear in person and on a telephone. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (for reading and working at a computer) and the ability to adjust focus. Employees typically work in an office environment where the noise level is moderate.