• Full Time
  • Marina, California
  • $77,676.83 - $120,789.50 Annually USD / Year

Marina Coast Water District

Are you an experienced professional with strong analytical and project management skills?  Are you a self-starter who excels at financial analysis, audits and budgeting? Do you have a passion for working in an organization serving its community? If that is you, the Marina Coast Water District is looking for a committed individual as their District Analyst.

Regional Government Services and its staff is conducting this recruitment for the Marina Coast Water District.


Under general supervision, performs a range of responsible and varied professional analytical duties and responsibilities in support of an assigned function, program, or department including responsibility for the management and administration of program/project activities; recommends action and assists in policy, procedure, work methods, and budget development and implementation for area(s) of assignment; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; audits and budgeting, and performs related duties as assigned.

The District Analyst I is the entry-level classification in the District Analyst series. Positions at this level perform varied professional level duties and responsibilities while learning District policies and procedures and, while working under close supervision. Assignments become more varied and complex as experience is gained.

District Analyst II is the journey-level classification and perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

The District Analyst III is the advanced journey-level classification in the District Analyst series responsible for performing the most complex work assigned to the series. Incumbents regularly work on tasks which are varied and complex, requiring considerable discretion and independent judgment. Positions in the classification rely on experience and judgment to perform assigned duties ensuring efficient and effective servicing function of the assigned program area. Assignments are given with general guidelines and incumbents are responsible for establishing objectives, timelines, and methods to deliver services and complete assignments. Work is typically reviewed upon completion for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements.

As an Analyst III, you will also have exciting opportunities to assist in a rate study, securing new bonds, finance system and transparency portal implementations, new budget software, and project management for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) as well as assisting the Administrative Services Director in preparing the annual District budget, CIP monitoring, and cost analysis for new programs.


  • Be a self-starter, reliable, organized, and detail oriented with high standards for work product.
  • Communicates in a proactive, approachable, and responsive manner, demonstrating understanding of stakeholder interests and needs and commitment to meeting them.
  • Effectively collaborate, problem-solve, and apply critical thinking skills.
  • Be analytical and detail oriented.
  • Have demonstrated experience managing projects and initiatives.
  • Perform analytical tasks while using integrity, initiative, and sound judgment.
  • Be articulate and credible, having excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Have intermediate to advanced skills using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Be able to professionally interact tactfully, effectively, courteously, and concisely orally and in writing.


Adaptability and Flexibility – Can shift gears comfortably

Analytical Thinking – Identifies and defines problems, extracts key information from data, and develops workable solutions for the problems identified

Attention to Detail – Accomplishes tasks with thoroughness and accuracy

Communication – Shares information with, and receives information from constituents using oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Interpersonal Relations – Builds relationships based on mutual trust and respect

Judgment – Works toward a common vision and fosters trust and ethics

Reliability and Commitment – Shows commitment, dedication, and accountability in one’s work, and follows through on all projects, goals, and aspects of one’s work


It’s an exciting time to work for the District and be such an integral part of this high-profile opportunity, while also living on the Central Coast of California along the scenic Monterey Bay area—it just doesn’t get any better…

Currently, the Marina Coast Water District is actively engaged in the conversion of the former Fort Ord military base into a vibrant mixed-use community, including approximately 6,000 new homes and several hundred thousand square feet of commercial/industrial facilities. Our mission is to provide high quality water, wastewater, and recycled water services to the District’s expanding communities through management, conservation, and development of future resources at reasonable costs. Our vision is to become the leading public supplier of integrated water and wastewater services in the Monterey Bay Region.


Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, STEM related fields, or a related field. Possession of a master’s degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, STEM related fields or a related field may be substituted for experience up to two years.


District Analyst I: No experience required. One (1) year of experience performing responsible financial analytical duties is preferred.

District Analyst II: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience performing financial analytical duties, equivalent to the District Analyst I level with the District.

District Analyst III: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience performing financial analytical duties, equivalent to the District Analyst II level with the District.


Salary Ranges (Plus a 10% COLA effective July 2024) :
District Analyst I  $77,676.82 – $99,137.49 Annually
District Analyst II  $85,740.67 – $109,429.24 Annually
District Analyst III  $94,641.66 – $120,789.41 Annually

Retirement – The District participates in CalPERS, with Social Security. Benefit is 2% @ 60 for classic members with the District paying the employee share. And 2% @ 62 For new members as defined by PEPRA, subject to the limitations set by PERS. Employee pays the employee portion (new employees only).

Health Insurance (Medical/Dental/Vision/EAP) – District provides health insurance plan options and provides full employee coverage and a portion of the premium for coverage for employee dependents.

Deferred Compensation – Optional enrollment in a pre-tax payroll-deducted 457 plan. The District will match an employee’s contribution up to a maximum of $2,500 annually.

Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance – District provides coverage.

Life Insurance – District provides coverage at an amount equal to two times employee’s salary.

Vacation Leave/Sick Leave/Holidays – District offers generous vacation benefit beginning at an accrual of 3.08 hours per two-week pay period and sick leave at 12 days accrual each year. In addition, 12 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.

Applications must be submitted on-line through this applicant tracking system. Materials must be complete and clearly indicate the candidate meets the minimum qualifications. Incomplete, late, emailed, and faxed applications are not accepted. Resumes are not considered in lieu of the required employment application.

Required – Please attached to your application a letter or interest and a resume through the applicant tracking system.

All statements made on the application, resume, and supplemental materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for immediate disqualification, removal from eligibility list, or discharge from employment.

APPLY ONLINE AT: https://bit.ly/DA_Marina 

The deadline to apply is October 9, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST

Appraisal Process – (Pass/Fail) After the closing deadlines, applications will be screened in relation to the criteria indicated in this announcement.

Minimum Qualification Assessment – (Pass/Fail) All completed applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and assessed for each applicant’s ability to meet the minimum work experience, training, and education qualifications.

Online Skills Assessment – (Pass/Fail) An Online Skills Assessment may be used to evaluate candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. The Online Skills Assessment may be conducted via a video conference platform.

Remote Screen Interview – (100%) Candidates who pass the Minimum Qualification assessment will be invited to a Remote Screen Interview to evaluate training, experience, and other job-related qualifications for the position. Remote Screen Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 16, 2023.

Successful candidates will be submitted to the Marina Coast Water District for further consideration and a Hiring Interview. Hiring interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 23, 2023.

Candidates who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Regional Government Services by emailing aniewald@rgs.ca.gov. Neither Regional Government Services nor the Marina Coast Water District are responsible for failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Regional Government Services (RGS) by emailing aniewald@rgs.ca.gov.

The Marina Coast Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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