• Full Time
  • San Mateo, CA
  • $9,647 – $11,509/month, plus a comprehensive benefits package USD / Year

Website City of San Mateo

The City of San Mateo Community Development Department is Looking for a Senior Management Analyst

Why Join our Department?

The San Mateo Community Development Department is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to be the department’s Senior Management Analyst.  You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and talented professionals that strive to provide the highest quality of service to the San Mateo community, in a dynamic, fast paced, collaborative, innovative, and goal-oriented work environment. This is an excellent opportunity for a forward-thinking, compassionate professional who values civic engagement, leadership, accountability, and mentorship, and is eager to accept and take on new challenges in their career.

The Community Development Department, also known as CDD, is organized into four core divisions — Building, Code Enforcement, Housing, and Planning.  CDD has broad responsibilities including, but not limited to, long-range planning, review of applications for new developments, construction permitting and inspection, and administration of the City’s housing programs.  The Senior Management Analyst will work alongside a team of focused and highly motivated professionals who work closely with the public, City officials, and personnel from other City departments and organizations/agencies.  The Senior Management Analyst serves as a project manager and collaborator within CDD, the City of San Mateo, and the community at large.

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What You’ll Do
The Senior Management Analyst will perform complex, professional, and sensitive administrative and technical duties in providing staff assistance to CDD, including conducting special studies, surveys, and research assignments in a variety of administrative and operational procedures and topics, often with City‑wide and/or major financial impact.  The emphasis of the work may be upon financial analyses, financial reporting, compliance, grant and contract administration and/or policy development.  Successful performance of the work requires a good knowledge of municipal operations and functions in addition to well‑developed communication and analytical skills.  Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Compile and analyze data; prepare reports and make recommendations on the formulation of policy and procedure, and staffing and organization changes, often with City‑wide impact.
  • Conduct surveys and perform research and statistical analyses on administrative, fiscal, personnel, and operational problems.
  • Conduct financial analyses; prepare reports and make recommendations regarding rate structures, bonding, budgeting and other financial matters.
  • Prepare contracts, proposals, grant applications and similar documents; prepare reports and monitor grants and contracts for program compliance.
  • Participate in the development of an installation of new or revised programs, systems, procedures, and methods of operation; update and revise policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate the development, administration and monitoring of the City or department budget; prepare a variety of fiscal, administrative and management reports.
  • Compile materials and prepare technical and administrative reports, manuals, and publications.
  • Act as the Department’s primary liaison with management staff in discussing and solving sensitive and complex issues.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of systems and forms for use in operation.
  • Respond to complaints and requests for information; recommend solutions and courses of action after evaluating alternatives.
  • Represent the City in interdepartmental, community, and professional meetings as required; negotiate settlements and has authority to adopt course of action.
  • Assist in the coordination of intradepartmental and departmental activities with other City departments and divisions, and outside agencies.
  • Interpret Federal, State and City regulations; coordinate their application to City operations.

The Senior Management Analyst in CDD receives general direction from the Business Manager and/or Deputy Community Development Director, or higher level personnel and may exercise technical and functional supervision over office, technical and professional personnel.

For a complete list of duties, reference our job specifications at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/DocumentCenter/Home/Index/86c

Who You Are

  • An individual who possesses thorough knowledge of principles and practices of organization and public administration; principles, methods, and practices of municipal finance, budgeting, accounting, and personnel management; research techniques and methods of report preparation; standard office practices, procedures, methods and equipment; research techniques, sources, and availability of information, and of report preparation and presentation; pertinent State, Federal, and local laws and regulations; principles of contract and grant administration; and organization and municipal government practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
  • An individual who possesses the ability to review complex organizational, administrative and financial problems, and recommend and implement an effective course of action; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Interpret and apply policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

What You Bring
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • You possess four years of general administrative local government experience, preferably in local government, at least two years of which are comparable to those of Management Analyst II with the City of San Mateo.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in public or business administration or a closely related field.

Bonus Points (highly desirable)

  • Experience or training in land use, community development, financial, grant or contract analysis and/or administration is highly desirable.
  • Experience using Microsoft 365, including Teams
  • Familiarity with the Public Records Act (PRA) and Brown Act
  • Experience with website editing/management.
  • Experience with implementing project management framework.

Salary:  $9,647 – $11,509/month, plus a comprehensive benefits package

To apply, review the complete job announcement, benefits information, etc., please go to https://www.calopps.org/san-mateo/job-20471046

Application Deadline – Recruitment will close on March 1, 2024, at 5 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications, résumés, (required) and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first.

To apply for this job please visit www.calopps.org.