Administrative Analyst I Job at Salinas, Monterey County, California

Administrative Analyst I

City of Salinas , California

Job Information 


Community Development

Entry Level


$25.42 - $30.90 Hourly

Application Deadline 


04/19/2021 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Salinas Community Development Department is accepting applications for an Administrative Analyst I (Temporary) to perform professional administrative and research work in a variety of program areas and to manage, coordinate, and oversee assigned programs in a designated department. Temporary employees may not exceed a maximum of 25 hours per week and 1,000 hours per fiscal year (from July 1-June 30).

Please note: this vacancy is in the Community Development Departments, but applications will be kept on file to fill additional positions in other departments as needed.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This job class is the first level in the Administrative Analyst series of three classifications.  The Administrative Analyst functions at an entry-level management level of classification and requires knowledge of municipal organization, basic principles of program management, public administration, research methods and report presentation.  Special assignments and projects requiring varied hours and independence in judgment and advanced technical and analytical work are also assigned to positions at this level.
Supervision Received and Exercised: Receives limited supervision from the assigned Department Director and/or designee.  May exercise functional supervision of lower level staff and volunteers.

Special Instructions: All applicants must provide a copy of diploma or transcripts at the time of application or submit to the Human Resources Department. Applications are incomplete without the required documents. 

Essential Job Functions

 (These functions are representative and may not be presented in all positions in the class. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind related duties and work assignments.) 

  • Performs a variety of responsible and technical administrative and analytical assignments. 
  • Assists in formulating program policies, goals, and procedures; collects and compiles relevant data supporting recommendations. 
  • Develops and administers program budgets. 
  • Conducts special studies and works on projects concerning City or departmental procedure or policies, programs, and grants.
  • Reviews and analyzes recent and pending legislation affecting departmental programs. 
  • Develops and disseminates employee and/or public information regarding assigned programs. 
  • Acts as City representative and liaison at meetings and conferences with public agencies and community groups as assigned. 
  • Functionally supervises lower-level staff and/or volunteers as assigned. 
  • Monitors progress and evaluates work measurements of various city programs pertaining to area of responsibility.


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:  

  • Principles and practices of public administration
  • Principles of local government organization and administration
  • Principles and practices of training methods and concepts
  • Principles and practices of budgeting analysis
  • Research methods and techniques and methods of report presentation
  • Federal, State, and local laws and regulations applicable to assigned programs
Ability to: 
  • Learn, interpret, and implement applicable Federal, state and local laws and regulations relative to program areas of responsibility.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Make presentations to elected officials, the public, city executives, businesses, and other agencies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the City Council, staff, and business community and other government agencies, and with the general public.
  • Identify issues, options and projected outcomes and make recommendations.
  • Work cooperatively and tactfully with others.
  • Prepare and present written and oral reports.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Information & Library Science, or a closely related field

Experience: Two years performing administrative analytical duties involving program coordination in one of the following areas: community relations, law enforcement, public health, human services, recreation, or community welfare, preferably in a municipal agency.  Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly desired.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California (Class C) Driver's License


Supplemental Information

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, computer, use new technologies and related equipment; vision sufficient to read printed materials, visual display terminals; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations; speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups; physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and reach overhead; physical mobility sufficient to move about the office work environment; physical strength to lift up to 20 lbs.; physical stamina sufficient to sit for prolonged periods of time; mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.

Business office working environment subject to sitting at a desk or standing in front of an audience for long periods of time; bending, crouching, or kneeling at files, pushing/pulling of file drawers and supplies, reaching in all directions and prolonged periods of time working at a computer terminal.   Occasionally, work conditions involve directing activities of volunteers in an outdoor environment, in all weather conditions.   May work extended hours and weekends on occasion.


65 West Alisal

Salinas, CA 93901