Management Analyst

County of San Mateo
Redwood City, California
$86,154 - $107,682 / Year
Dec 16, 2020
Jan 15, 2021
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County of San Mateo

$86,154 - $107,682 / Year


The Budget, Policy, and Performance (BP&P) Unit of the County Manager's Office is seeking candidates for the position of Management Analyst/Associate Management Analyst to join our team. This position will allow you to enhance your budget and performance management skills, working on a wide range of challenging projects and initiatives for the County Manager’s Office.

The BP&P Unit develops and oversees the County's $3.9 billion budget, tracks the performance of County departments, and participates in setting County policy. Under the supervision of the Budget Director and Principal Management Analysts, Management Analysts conduct research, provide complex analysis on critical issues, and evaluate program effectiveness within all County departments. Management Analysts play a key role in bridging the County's vision and the day-to-day management and operations of County programs and services.

Management Analysts work closely with the County executive team and Department staff on solving budget and performance issues and on leading special projects. In 2020, Management Analysts in BP&P have taken a lead role in implementing a countywide equity initiative, responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on departmental operations, and developing/implementing COVID-19 economic recovery programs. Other examples of current and recent projects include a revamp of the countywide performance management program, 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan, bond financing of major capital projects, and program evaluation and redesign of selected units in County departments.

The Ideal Candidate is:

  • Knowledgeable of advanced principles and practices of public administration and program management
  • A politically-astute critical thinker and planner
  • A diplomatic leader with excellent facilitation skills
  • Able to analyze complex problems accurately, develop practical recommendations, and take appropriate action to resolve them
  • Able to develop an innovative vision and engage diverse audiences to achieve that vision
  • Open-minded, creative, and comfortable with change
  • Able to collaborate and build consensus among diverse stakeholders
  • A quick learner who is able to work independently

Special Compensation: Management Analysts in the County Manager's Office assigned to lead a Countywide special project, or a functional area will receive up to a 10% pay differential in addition to all other compensation.

There are currently two full-time, permanent vacancies in the BP&P Unit. The positions could be filled at the more experienced Management Analyst level, or at the first-level Associate Management Analyst level.

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Successful Management Analysts have come from a variety of professional backgrounds. Typical ways to obtain the required qualifications could include: 

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in political science, public administration/policy, business, economics, or a related field, plus three years of analyst experience; or 
  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in political science, public administration/policy, business, economics, or a related field, plus one year of analyst experience; or 
  • Five years of analyst experience in a public agency or nonprofit setting.

An offer to a candidate for Management Analyst or Associate Management Analyst will be based on the level of prior budget and local government experience.

Final Filing Date: January 4, 2021

To learn more about the position and to apply online, visit our website at Applications are only accepted online. EOE