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Staff Analyst

at City of Anaheim

Pay: $67475 to $92778/year
$67475 - $92778
Posted: 8/14/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2502633
Keywords: analyst

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The Anaheim Police Department is seeking a Staff Analyst to perform a range of responsible and varied professional, journey level analytical duties and responsibilities in support of the Police Department; to assume responsibility for the management and administration of program/project activities; to recommend action and assist in policy, procedure, work methods, and budget development and implementation for area of assignment; research and identify grant and funding opportunities, and write, prepare and submit related grant applications; and to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public.


This is the experienced journey level class in the professional analyst series. Positions at this level are generally assigned responsibility for the management and administration of program/project activities and independently perform responsible and difficult financial, systems, statistical, programmatic, management, and/or other administrative analysis in providing responsible staff support to a City department, office, and/or program area. Assignments are typically received in broad, outline form, and incumbents are expected to act independently in developing applicable resources and information. Projects may include statistical analysis, operations support, policy, procedures, and budget development, or other areas specific to the department or office. Incumbents are expected to exercise independent judgment in selecting study approach and analytical techniques and in making sound recommendations based on study results.

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Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Provide assistance in resolving operational and administration problems; identify problem areas and issues; plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and/or conduct administrative and/or management studies relating to the activities or operation of the assigned department, office, or program area; conduct complex surveys, research, and analysis on administrative, fiscal, and operational issues; determine analytical techniques and information-gathering processes and obtain required information and data for analysis; analyze alternatives and make recommendations regarding such areas as staffing, facilities, equipment, cost analysis, productivity, and policy or procedure modifications; discuss findings with management staff and prepare reports of study conclusions; oversee and assist in the implementation of recommendations.
Provide staff assistance to management staff; participate on and provide staff support to a variety of committees and boards; prepare and present staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary.
Plan, coordinate, implement, promote, and oversee assigned programs, projects, and initiatives; oversee and participate in the development and implementation of program/project goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities; oversee and participate in the development and implementation of strategies and work plans for the achievement of these goals.
Perform a range of duties involved in the identification, planning, development, and implementation of new and/or modified programs/projects that would promote and enhance the mission, goals, and objectives of the City; oversee or perform the necessary research and analysis to justify the appropriateness of implementing the proposed program/project; prepare presentation materials and background documentation; monitor project success using appropriate tracking and feedback systems.
Oversee and participate in the design, production, and distribution of a variety of promotional, marketing, outreach, and information materials, communications, and presentations; create press releases; serve as media contact for assigned programs.

Oversee and participate in the input of payroll; follow payroll processes and procedures; ensure biweekly payroll activities are accurate and within the scope of all City policies and external legal requirements.

Perform a range of duties involved in researching, negotiating, and monitoring assigned contracts and agreements with outside suppliers, service providers, leasing agents, and others; ensure work is performed in compliance with contracts and agreements.
Coordinate assigned services and program/project activities with those of other City programs, functions, departments and staff, boards, committees, and task forces as well as external agencies, groups, and the general public to ensure effective cooperation consistent with optimal efficiency, effectiveness, and economy; coordinate data, resources, and work products as necessary and upon request in support of a productive and positive working environment; represent the assigned area to public and private groups, organizations, and other City groups; provide information and assistance as appropriate.

Research and identify new grant and funding opportunities for the organization; write, prepare and submit related grant applications.
Administer, write, and prepare assigned grants; manage and track authorized grant expenditures.
Ensure that assigned program/project activities and services comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations.
Research and analyze legislative data and proposals for impact on assigned department/division; prepare written analysis including recommended course of action.
Participate in the budget development process and budget monitoring activities for assigned areas of responsibility; collect and analyze financial data; review and analyze budget requests and budget changes; make recommendations and obtain final approval for changes; create data tracking and reporting systems; monitor monthly status.
Analyze, account for, and audit grant monies received by assigned program area; serve as liaison between the area of assignment and grantors; process requests for funds; ensure funds are expended in accordance with grant requirements and restrictions; prepare and process documentation to ensure grant monies are received and grants are closed-out with granting agencies upon completion.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of business and public administration and issues related to field of expertise.
May select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; prepare performance evaluations; work with employees to correct deficiencies; recommend and implement discipline and termination procedures.
May direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned staff; identify and resolve problems; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Plan, prioritize and coordinate work plans for assigned programs; meet with appropriate staff and/or consultants to identify and resolve problems; evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Perform related duties as required.


Two years of responsible administrative and management analysis experience supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or a field related to area of assignment. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; organization and operation of municipal government; municipal government functions specifically related to program area; operational characteristics, services, and activities of assigned program area; principles and practices of program development and administration; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs related to area of assignment; principles and practices of contract negotiation, preparation, and monitoring; principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis; techniques and formulae for administrative, accounting, financial, payroll and comparative analyses; methods and techniques of effective technical, administrative, and financial record keeping, report preparation, and presentation; recent developments, research methods, current literature, and sources of information related to assigned programs and service areas; terminology used in area of assignment; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration and grant application and administration principles and practices; finance, payroll and accounting systems; principles of business letter writing; federal, state, and local government organizations; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; principles of lead supervision and training may be required for some positions; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; principles, trends, methods, and techniques used in customer service, public relations, public information, and program education and promotion; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
The ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate assigned programs, projects, events, or technical area; oversee and participate in the development and administration of program goals, objectives, and procedures; perform a range of professional analytical, programmatic, and administrative duties involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative; collect, evaluate, and interpret varied information and data; research, analyze, and formulate recommendations, work plans, and activities regarding planning, technical, and administrative issues; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; develop recommendations for problematic areas and implement and monitor changes; read and interpret plans and specifications; prepare clear and concise technical, administrative, and financial reports; prepare clear, accurate and concise tables, schedules, summaries, and other materials in statistical and narrative form; establish and maintain various data collection, record keeping, tracking, filing, and reporting systems; research, negotiate, manage, and monitor contracts and agreements; understand the organization and operation of the City, assigned program, and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities; understand, interpret, and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; properly interpret, ensure compliance with, and make recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies; identify and respond to community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs; coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines; organize and prioritize timelines and project schedules in an effective and timely manner; plan, schedule, and review the work and performance of volunteers and subordinates may be required for some positions; participate in the preparation and administration of budget; operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages; work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person; exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for some positions.

Supplemental Information

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.
The deadline for the first review of applications is on MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019 at 5:00 PMApplicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.
The following background documents are required and must be completed and brought to the oral interview.
Personal History Statement (PHS)Background Investigation Questionnaire (BIQ)Required Documents

The selection process includes, but is not limited to, a skills assessment, an oral interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, and a medical examination which includes drug/alcohol screening.

The interview with the background investigator and completion of the background investigation will include, but is not limited to, verification and evaluation of any present and/or past use of drugs, driving and employment history.

Please review the following common disqualifiers. If any items listed pertain to you, you will be automatically disqualified in the background investigation. You may, at this time, want to screen yourself and withdraw prior to starting the recruitment process.
  • Any illegal use, sales, or possession of a drug classified as an opiate (heroin, opium, etc.) or PCP.
  • Any use of cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens (GHB, MDMA/ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) within five years of date of application.
  • Any illegal use of anabolic steroids within three years of date of application.
  • A pattern or history of irresponsibility as evidenced by debt collections, civil judgments, failure to pay, late payments, etc.
  • Two or more at-fault traffic collisions within three years of the date of application.
  • Conviction of a hit-and run offense.
  • Any driver's license suspension within five years of date of application.
  • Conviction of a felony crime.
  • Conviction of any misdemeanor crime within five years of application.
  • Any conviction as an adult, of any misdemeanor crime involving domestic violence, sexual-related offenses or crimes against children.
  • Any conviction as an adult, of a theft or larceny crime.
The following may result in disqualification:
  • Use of cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens (GHB, MDMA/ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) previous to five years of application.
  • Prior marijuana use.
  • Prior nitrous oxide use.
  • Illegal use of anabolic steroids previous to three years of application.
  • Illegal use of a hypodermic needle/ syringe.
  • A bankruptcy within the past three years of date of application.
  • More than one moving violation in the past 12 months, and/or three or more moving citations within the past three years, and/or five or more moving citations within the past five years of date of application.
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.

The City of Anaheim uses E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process.

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