GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The MANAGEMENT ANALYST 3 designs, plans, and coordinates or conducts analytical management studies of program
policies, organizational structures and budgetary, operational, or other administrative systems and provides consultation
on legislative or administrative issues, program planning, fiscal, and/or human resource management. Employees
in this class provide management support for decision making, recommend policy, and promote administrative improvements.
This is the third level of a three-level series. It is distinguished from the lower levels by conducting analytical
studies requiring seasoned performance and decision making responsibilities in designing, coordinating, and implementing
studies within a multifaceted agency or statewide within an area of expertise. At this level studies require theoretical
research involving multidimensional variables and interrelationships between diverse and separate systems. The
class is further distinguished by the requirement to effectively deal with sensitive or political issues.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Allocation of positions to this class will depend on the total work performed which may include one or a combination
of the duties or tasks listed below.
- Issues Research. Typical tasks: conducts or directs analysis of legislation, judicial activities, policy,
and administrative issues affecting assigned department or areas of technical specialization; meets with management
to establish priorities for projects in key areas; determines priorities for evaluation and conducts or coordinates
the evaluation of existing or proposed administrative activities for effectiveness, efficiency, and conformity
to established or agreed upon guidelines; determines quality of existing policies, services, and resource allocations
and considers benefits of alternative systems; may conduct or direct studies of agency operations and their relationships
to other State or local government on specific topics and determines economic and fiscal impact of proposals on
the public and private sector.
- Recommendations/Implementation. Typical tasks: develops recommendations and alternatives and financial
program and/or operational impact statements; recommends funding priorities for broad program areas; documents,
presents, and justifies program recommendations; drafts or reviews and comments on legislative proposals or administrative
rules; reviews and suggests modifications of department goals and objectives, planning and program activities to
improve policy coordination with other departments; ensures follow-up on implementation of recommendations; communicates
budget, program, and/or administrative policies and procedures and provides training as necessary.
- Budget Analysis. Typical tasks: analyzes and implements budget for assigned agency; develops biennial
budget requests, including decision packages; analyzes current budget and programs for problems or adjustments
which impact budget projections; provides consultation to program staff during budget development process; analyzes
budget requests considering available resources and recommends funding priorities for department programs, documents
and justifies budget recommendations; assures compliance during all phases of budget cycle; coordinates cost allocations
and implements reallocations as necessary; evaluates budgetary impact of staffing/organizational changes or other
administrative activities, and the relationship of programs and appropriations, and recommends actions to promote
effective, efficient program service delivery; prepares budgetary aspects of Emergency Board requests and assists
as needed in presentation of requests; analyzes budgetary impact of collective bargaining proposals, staffing/organizational
changes, or other administrative activities; researches and completes special budget reports and projects as assigned.
- Technical Assistance. Typical tasks: acts as principal liaison for the agency with legislature or Executive
Department on organizational, procedural, and policy matters; may provide assistance to legislative committees
and interim study groups; provides analysis of impact of proposed legislation on State and local government operations
and the private sector; explains and justifies budget recommendations, makes recommendations on department requests
for allotments, changes in allotments, personnel levels, grant requests or other control actions; may serve on
resource, budget or other departmental committees or participate in task work related to special projects, initiatives,
or studies; may serve as expert witness at hearings.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class meet daily by phone or in-person with other analysts to coordinate project activities.
They have regular in person or telephone contact with various levels of management and operational staff to conduct
analysis, to advise of project impact on programs or operations, or to provide information or clarification in
problem areas. Employees meet periodically with departmental management to discuss goals, objectives, and policy
impacts, operations and funding policies, project progress, and to resolve problems. They have periodic contact
by phone with other State and local government staff to exchange information or discuss project administration
and occasionally with Federal and/or State regulatory agencies to clarify interpretations. Employees contact legislative
staff, advocacy groups, and/or the press to clarify issues as required.
Employees in this class receive general direction from an Administrative Superior who develops goals and objectives.
Project reports and products are reviewed in final draft form to determine that objectives have been achieved and
to realign objectives to meet future goals. Work must comply with established or agreed upon policies and procedures,
Federal and State rules, and/or cost allocation plans.
- Three years of specialized experience performing management improvement studies in such areas as a) organizational
analysis, b) systems and procedures analysis, c) records management analysis, d) space utilization studies, e)
work measurement or work simplification studies, f) cost benefit analysis, g) budget analysis, or h) other related
efficiency and/or effective research studies; AND
- A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public
Administration, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Psychology, or closely related field OR three more years
of technical or staff level experience assisting in planning and carrying out various management improvement studies
in a least one of the previously listed areas.
A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Psychology,
or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the specialized experience.
You must clearly describe on your application methods you used in performing studies in one of more of the areas
listed. (Supervisory or management assignments which incidentally or collaterally included management analysis do not
normally satisfy the specialized experience requirement for this classification unless
they included responsibility for performing management improvement or program
operations review studies. To receive credit, you must clearly describe
the type of study(ies) performed and study methods used, and indicate the
percent of time spent performing those studies.)
In order to receive credit for relevant courses, you must submit a photocopy of your college