Administrative Officer Job at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Administrative Officer

City of Sacramento , California

Job Information 


City Manager

Mid Level


$87,053.72 - $114,222.03 Annually

Application Deadline 


01/18/2021 11:59 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive




The City Manager’s Office is seeking a collaborative, detail-oriented, and hardworking individual with strong leadership and communications skills to fill an Administrative Officer position. This position will be located at City Hall and report directly to the Chief of Staff to the City Manager. This position will support the City Manager’s Office and the Office of Innovation and Economic Development. Under the limited direction of the Chief of Staff, this position will provide daily leadership of a team of six administrative staff including three administrative analysts, two executive assistants, and one administrative technician. They will coordinate, manage, provide training and leadership to this team, and oversee all administrative functions in the City Manager’s Office and the Office of Innovation and Economic Development. In addition to contract management and fiscal reporting, they would also be responsible for the management of all council reports. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, political acumen, the ability to prioritize tasks, multitask, and to be resourceful, and thrive in a high-paced dynamic team environment. A candidate  versed in Legistar, Policystar, eCAPS, K2, human resource and procurement procedures, overall fiscal management, and has a strong desire to continue to learn and grow is highly desirable.

Under general direction, an Administrative Officer plans, directs, and supervises centralized administrative services for a department operation; handles one or more major portions of centralized administrative services; conducts studies and makes recommendations.


This advanced journey level classification may be populated with multiple incumbents who perform human resources/personnel functions, fiscal analysis, resource development, and management functions. The Administrative Officer is distinguished from the next lower class of Administrative Analyst in that the former supervises professional level staff who perform support services work, or has the responsibility for handling major portions of centralized administrative services. The Administrative Officer is distinguished from the next higher classification of Support Services Manager in that the Support Services Manager is responsible for all administrative and regulatory processes for a departmental operation. The Administrative Officer is distinguished from the Program Specialist in that the latter has responsibility for the management and administration of large or complex programs within a department.


General direction is provided by higher-level department or division administrative staff. Responsibilities include the direct or indirect supervision of professional, technical, and clerical staff.

  • Plans, coordinates, supervises, and participates in administrative services including personnel, budget, methods and procedures, procurement, and various office services.
  • Develops, amends, and interprets existing policies, procedures, and regulations concerning administrative matters.
  • Confers with department heads, division chiefs, members of professional staff, and other officials concerning the administrative needs and requirements of departmental programs, policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Performs fiscal analysis and prepares recommendations relating to the status of various enterprise fund balance projections, fiscal transactions, and related financial activities pertaining to the preparation and maintenance of the department’s capital and operating budgets; analyzes and prepares enterprise rate setting recommendations; conducts studies, surveys, and collects information on department service fee structures; analyzes findings; prepares recommendations for department management.
  • Represents the department in contacts with news media, business and civic organizations, other City departments, and various outside public and private agencies; serves as staff to City Council Committees and Commissions.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates subordinate staff.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.



Knowledge of: 

  • Principles and practices of public administration and governmental finance, budgeting, and accounting; personnel administration; procurement methods.
  • Principles of program management.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Methods of analysis.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.
Skill in:
  • Managing multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Use of computers, computer applications, and software.
Ability to:
  • Effectively plan, develop, and implement a comprehensive program with a broad scope and high degree of complexity.
  • Exercise administrative supervision and direction over professional, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Analyze fiscal problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations.
  • Make effective presentations to public officials, committees, and outside agencies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.
  • Prepare technical and analytic reports.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.


Four years of professional-level analytical experience.



A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration or a closely related field.


A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

An additional four years of qualifying professional-level experience may be substituted for the required education.

Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to by the final filing deadline. If submitting via fax/email, please include your name and Job #001702-20-CM on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.  

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline. 


Special Selection Criteria:

Some positions in this classification may require additional knowledge and experience in the following:
  • Human Resources
  • Auditing principles
  • Basic methods of statistical analysis
  • Procurement, contracting, or grant writing.
Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox. 

1. Application:(Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline; 

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted. 

  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: 

  • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section.Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). 

  • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section. 

  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.  

  • Proof of education such as but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted online with your application, emailed to, or sent to the Employment Office by fax by the final filing deadline. 

2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline; 

  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted. 

  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. 

  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire. 

  • Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee for further advancement in the selection process. 

3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) - Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement. 


4. Interview Process: Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. 
5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment. 


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