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Mariposa County
Mariposa County

Administrative Analyst I/II- Public Information Officer

TYPE

Full-time

LOCATION

Mariposa, CA
DATE POSTED
April 20, 2022
SALARY
$5,135.59 - $7,014.49 Monthly
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Job Description

Description

This is an exciting opportunity to be Mariposa County's first public information officer! Includes a flexible schedule, hybrid remote/on-site work, competitive paid time off and medical/vision/dental insurance benefits, and the chance to make a meaningful difference in one of California's original counties and the home of Yosemite National Park.

Examples of Duties

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs a variety of administrative and analytical support functions for upper management or on a County-wide basis, including developing administrative policies and procedures and reviewing legislation at the federal/state/local levels.

Participates on a variety of committees, commissions, and boards; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Participates in the implementation and administration of various programs and projects for upper management and may personally handle specialized projects that include economic development support, human resources, financial analysis and budget development, grant writing and grants and contracts management/administration, housing, records management, etc.; provides input and feedback on programs.

Leads, coordinates, and manages civic engagement activities and projects; conducts outreach and develops surveys and/or other methods of getting community and/or business input; summarizes and reports results.

Works with state and federal agencies to obtain project funding or for funding accountability and compliance.

When assigned economic development support responsibilities, works with outside agencies to develop economic goals, objectives, and policies; prepares and maintains demographic, market, and real property databases; conducts market feasibility studies; responds to inquiries concerning industrial and commercial development opportunities; and, assists businesses with site location process.

When assigned to the housing development function, the incumbent will provide assistance in developing strategy that support affordable and fair housing goals.

Prepares applications for financing, tax credits, and grants; administers federal and state grant programs such as CDBG.

Assists in the design and development of the County's or departments marketing and promotional programs.

Researches, compiles, and analyzes information from various sources; prepares reports and recommendations; makes presentations to upper management and the Board of Supervisors.

When assigned the human resources function, performs a wide variety of personnel functions, including the coordination of employee recruitments, establishment and updating of job classifications, facilitation of training programs and opportunities, compensation issues and surveys, etc., and assists with safety and risk management programs.

Participates in County-wide labor negotiations, as appropriate.

Directs and/or participates in the department budget process.

Interprets, explains, and sometimes develops County policies and standards for management, members of the public, and the business community; provides information about economic development matters and business advocacy services; may serve as the key contact with business owners, developers, and members of the public regarding specific programs and projects.

When assigned to financial analysis and budget development, the incumbent, under general direction, performs a wide variety of accountable, professional, administrative staff assignments; administers a wide variety of interdepartmental and County-wide financial and accounting projects, processes, and programs including budget implementation, coordination, revision, review, evaluation and monitoring; creates complex financial forecasts and analyses; prepares for and participates in outside audits; monitors and provides enterprise fund analysis and financial forecasts, and organizes and prepares Board reports.

If assigned staff, directs the work activities of three or less direct reports; prioritizes and coordinates work assignments and reviews work for accuracy.

Conducts training needs assessment at an organizational level to obtain information to determine training programs/subjects needed for all levels of employees; develops and conducts workshops and training sessions on a variety of topics.

When assigned the grant writing and grants and contracts management/administration function, the incumbent will coordinate and oversee the grant application and management process for all Mariposa County grants, including identifying potential new funding sources, writing grants, and collaborating on grant applications with various County units and community organization for the purpose of securing funding to maintain and enhance services and/or programs.

Coordinates, collaborates, and works closely with upper management on assigned projects; provides input and feedback as appropriate.

Works closely with other County departments, such as the Auditor's Office; collaborates with other agencies on cross-functional projects.

Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state and local agencies and associations, County management, staff, and the general public.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education:
Administrative Analyst I
1.  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, economics, human resources management, finance, planning, or a closely related field and two years of full-time equivalent increasingly responsible professional experience in economic development, grants programs, human resources, budget development, financial analysis, or other professional field as may be needed in a local government environment.  A copy of your college transcript(s) must be attached to your application if you are using this pattern to qualify.
-OR-
2.  Four years as an Administrative Technician or Staff Services Analyst II with Mariposa County, and 60 semester units from an accredited college or university in public or business administration or a closely related field.  A copy of your college transcript(s) must be attached to your application if you are using this pattern to qualify.
Note: Additional full-time equivalent qualifying experience may substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis for either of the above qualifying patterns.

Administrative Analyst II
1.  Two years of full-time experience as an Administrative Analyst I with the County of Mariposa.
-OR-
2.  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, economics, human resources management, finance, planning, or a closely related field and four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in economic development, grants programs, human resources, budget development, financial analysis, or other professional field as may be needed in a local government environment.  A copy of your college transcripts must be attached to your application if you are using this pattern to qualify.  

(Note: the specific type of education and experience required is dependent upon the position being recruited for.)

Additional Requirements:
Possession of a valid California driver's license.  Under certain circumstances, the Human Resources Director may accept a valid driver's license from another State if applicant acknowledges his/her intent to acquire a California Driver License within three months by signing an acknowledgement form.

Supplemental Information

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Note: The level and scope of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this section are related to the job duties as defined under Distinguishing Characteristics.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of public administration.

Principles and practices of economic development.

Applicable federal, State, local laws, and codes regulating affordable housing development projects.

Principles and practices of local government accounting, municipal budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting.

Methods of research, program analysis, report preparation, and data analysis/statistics.

Public relations techniques.

Practices, techniques, and procedures of grant writing and administration.

Principles and practices of public personnel administration.

Principles and procedures of recordkeeping and records management.

Principles and practices of program development and administration.

Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Computer applications, including common packages for spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and presentation software.

Supervisory practices and principles.

Ability to:
Organize and direct the work of assigned staff.

Understand the organization and operation of County departments and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures.

Analyze complex financial data, reports, studies, and financial records.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Perform responsible and difficult administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.

Research, analyze, and evaluate programs, policies, and procedures.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Operate a variety of office equipment and computer software in the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.

Interpret, apply, and explain County policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines related to assigned area of responsibility, such as economic development or housing development.

Prepare effective and complete staff reports and make presentations.

Exercise tact, initiative, discretion, and good judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, managers and staff, developers, civic groups, various agency representatives, and the public.

Exemplify an effective customer service attitude with the public, officials, and co-workers.

Effectively act as a project manager for various community development, outreach, housing, and/or economic development activities.

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