Senior Management Analyst

City of Orinda

As a key staff member of the City Manager’s office, the Senior Management Analyst works on a wide variety of projects and programs in support of the City’s strategic objectives.  The position will direct and manage assigned special projects and programs, which includes priority needs of the community such as addressing the threat of wildfire; disaster response planning; repair of critical drainage facilities and the long term maintenance of public roads.   Experience in any or all of these areas is highly desirable. The position acts as liaison for the City with a variety of private, public, and community organizations and regulatory agencies; conducts studies and evaluations for assigned projects and programs and maintains administrative and fiscal records.
This position requires a strong analytical aptitude, excellent attention to detail, strong communication and presentation skills, and a commitment to customer service. 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:  The ideal candidate for this position should have a positive outlook, be adept at managing multiple priorities in a fluid and continuously evolving government operation and demonstrate experience in the following:

· Familiarity with City government services;
· Work cooperatively with commissions and committees and inter-departmental managers
· Strong analytical skills and an ability to identify challenges or problems and develop strategies to work towards solutions;
· Outstanding written and oral communication skills; and
· Honesty, integrity, diplomacy, patience and a strong work ethic.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:  All City of Orinda employees are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s core values including serving the public, being respectful and accountable, maintaining professionalism, and demonstrating responsibility. In addition to the minimum qualifications noted below, the successful candidate must have an ability to manage multiple tasks and   experience working with elected and appointed officials.

Experience:  Four years of increasingly responsible administrative and analytical experience involving researching, analyzing, and recommending policies, procedures and actions on a variety of administrative issues.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or a related field.  A Master’s degree is desirable.

License:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Special Requirements:  Ability to work in a standard office environment; ability to travel to different sites and locations including outdoor field sites as required to complete project duties and tasks.
Incumbents in this class must be able to attend evening meetings.

Qualified individuals must submit an online application and the required supplemental question responses online at 

BENEFITS:  The Senior Management Analyst is unrepresented and part of the mid-management employment group. The following benefits are currently available to persons appointed to this position on a full-time basis. 
Medical Dental & Vision 

The City offers several medical benefit plan options for employee and family through CalPERS Health. Depending upon the number of dependents the City contributes between $808.60 and $2,102.35 per month towards 2021 medical coverage. A medical in-lieu monthly amount is available for employees who can show proof of medical coverage for him/herself and all dependents. The City contributes the full premium for dental and vision coverage.
Retirement:  The City contributes 13-percent of base salary to a 401(a) defined contribution plan which is on a three year graded vesting schedule.   The City will match up to three percent contributed by the employee into the 401(a) plan.  Employees may contribute up to 10% to the 401(a) Plan based on a designation at the beginning of employment.  The City does not provide a defined benefit pension plan (i.e., CalPERS). The City does not participate in Social Security, except for Medicare premiums.
Deferred Compensation: Employees have an option of contributing to a 457 Deferred Compensation plan.
Leave Accruals:  In lieu of vacation and sick leave, the City provides General Leave of 19 days during the first year of employment. Accrual is increased by one day for each subsequent year up to a maximum of 25 days.
Administrative Leave:  Employees in FLSA Exempt positions receive Administrative Leave at the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1st) or pro-rated during the course of the year when employed less than a full year.  Mid-Management employees are receive 60 hours each fiscal year.  The City Manager may approve up to an additional twenty (20) hours.
Holidays:  Employees receive 12.5 paid holidays per year. This includes two floating holidays.
Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability and SDI:  The City pays for a Life Insurance policy for an amount equal to annual salary, as well as the cost of the monthly premium for Long-Term Disability. The City participates in SDI, which is fully funded by the employee.
Flexible Benefits:  The City offers a full Flexible Benefits Plan for out-of-pocket health-care expenses and dependent-care expenses.
The information contained within this job opportunity announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The City of Orinda is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex origin or disability. In accordance with Federal law, the City of Orinda will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should submit a request for accommodation with the application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.





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