Website California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Job Description:

This specification describes a recruiting and developmental class for persons qualified to perform analytical work in one or more areas of a broad range of governmental and managerial problems. Incumbents are assigned duties and responsibilities commensurate with their background and training. Under supervision, incumbents perform work of average difficulty in a wide variety of consultative and analytical staff services assignments such as program evaluation and planning; systems development; budgeting; planning; training; management; and personnel analysis; and do other related work. Work at this level is distinguished from lower-level assignments by the analytical and evaluative nature of the work, rather than the performance of process-oriented assignments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Studies the principles and techniques of the area of work to which assigned and, under supervision, applies them; participates in analytical studies of organization, procedures, budgetary requirements, and personnel management;
  • gathers, tabulates, and analyzes data; draws organization, workload, and other charts;
  • interviews and consults with departmental officials, employees, and others to give and secure information;
  • prepares reports and makes recommendations on procedures, policies, and program alternatives;
  • reviews and analyzes proposed legislation and advises management on the potential impact;
  • makes decisions on financial, personnel, and other transactions of average complexity;
  • works as a field representative in intergovernmental negotiations; and prepares correspondence.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to: Reason logically and creatively and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex governmental and managerial problems; develop and evaluate alternatives; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively; consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a wide variety of subject-matter areas; and gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work.
  • Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and trends of public and business administration, management, and supportive staff services such as budgeting, personnel, and management analysis; and governmental functions and organization.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Work experience in the California state service may be substituted for the required education in Pattern I on a year-for-year basis by applicants who have at least six semester or nine quarter units of college level training in public or business administration, accounting, economics, political or social science, English, speech, statistics, law, or a closely related area.
  • Education: Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized four-year accredited college or university. (Registration as a senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination, but they must produce evidence of graduation or its equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: San Jose, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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