City of San Rafael
Job Category
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description
Senior Management Analyst I/II
(One Position Available – Public Works)
Level I:  $7,677 – $9,332 per month
Level II:  $9,141 - $11,111 per month

Advanced Professional Temp (Fixed-Term Exempt)
(One Position Available – Economic Development)
$8,250 - $12,798 per month

(Placement at salary level for both positions dependent upon experience/qualifications)
Plus excellent benefits – both positions

We are filling two positions at the Senior Management Analyst level.  However, one position will be classified as a “regular full-time/exempt” position (either a Senior Management Analyst I/II) and the other will be filled as a “fixed-term/exempt” (Advanced Professional Temp) position.  Both positions will have full benefits.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Apply by Monday, June 12, 2023, for first consideration

THE CITY is focused on enhancing our community members’ quality of life through well-designed services and a positive workplace culture.  San Rafael is the economic and cultural heart of Marin County, and its high quality of life is centered on its commercial districts, engaged neighborhoods, active lifestyle, and natural environment.  San Rafael (population 61,000) is a full-service city with a city council/city manager form of government with 12 departments, more than 400 employees, and an annual budget of $120 million.  The City’s vision is to be a vibrant economic and cultural center reflective of its diversity.  The City Council is engaged and seeks to strengthen the urban and commercial areas as well as sustain the beautiful natural environment.

San Rafael’s Organizational culture framework is an initiative called “Together San Rafael.”  City employees are our greatest asset, and we seek talented individuals with diverse backgrounds who are creative, curious, and excited about a challenge.  We are a results-driven team focused on the needs of community members.  The Together San Rafael initiative is focused on modernizing City services and increasing the engagement of employees.  This initiative recognizes the interconnectedness of the customer and employee experience. 

The City of San Rafael is hiring to fill a full-time Senior Management Analyst I/II role in our Public Works Department (one position – regular full-time/exempt) and in our Economic Development Department (one position – fixed-term/exempt).  Vacancies may be filled as a full-time tenured position or in a fixed-term special-funded capacity.  These positions are “at will” positions and employment may be terminated with or without cause or notice, at any time by the City of San Rafael. 

These positions provide advanced staff level assistance to executive or other management level staff, performing a wide variety of responsible and complex administrative and analytic duties, including providing information to the public and communicating Department and City activities and programs.  The Senior Management Analyst I/II will conduct operational and fiscal analysis, budget review and analysis, and other complex analysis and reports.  An example of an analyst project that you will be involved in is to develop a 5-year capital plan or outreach to local businesses.

You will join a team of analysts across the City who are assigned to different departments but work together as a team on the important management, budget, communications, and analytic functions for the City. 
  • This position performs the following essential job duties (including but not limited to):
  • *Assists or leads projects, tasks, and assignments that are priorities for the senior management staff.
  • *Assumes direct responsibility for managing a variety of projects and programs; oversee assigned administrative support functions including budget.
  • *Supervises, plans, organizes, and reviews the work of lower level technical and clerical staff.
    • *Leads departmental communication efforts, providing information to the pubic and interacting with media on issues pertaining to the functions and issues of the Department and City.
  • *Participating in drafting and implementing Department and/or City-wide goals, policies, and procedures.
  • *Manages or participates in special projects, including complex research of new programs and services, budget analysis and preparation, and feasibility analysis; prepare and present reports; participates in a variety of Department operations.
  • *Reviews council reports to ensure financial information is accurate and that policy issues have been addressed in advance.
  • *Prepares and monitors department annual and capital budgets, mid-year budget review, work plans and periodic forecasts; provides complete analysis of revenues and expenditures for each program, re-forecasts and develops new budgets.
  • *Creates, produces, and edits Department and/or City publications including a newsletter, annual report, and other informational publications.
  • *Compiles narrative, fiscal and status reports on department, division, project and fund revenues and expenditures and assists with necessary adjustments.
  • *Prepares and administers various grants for the department; monitors active grants to ensure that all stipulations and regulations regarding the use of funds are met; and maintains required records to ensure compliance.
  • *Conducts community outreach and civic engagement events.
  • *May provide support to the City’s labor negotiating team.
  • *May assist the department director in personnel-related departmental issues. 
  • *Acts as staff to City Advisory Committees as directed by senior executive staff.
  • *Performs related duties as required.

To be eligible for this position, you must have knowledge of:
*Principles and practices of local government and public administration.
*Methods of research, program analysis, and report preparation.
*State legislative procedures.
*Communication strategies.
*Public relations and relationship building.
*Computer skills including graphics software.
*Municipal budget development and administration.
*Grant writing and management.

To be eligible for this position, you must have the ability to:
*Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
*Work cooperatively with management, staff, and the public.
*Evaluate program policy and practice.
*Plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of staff.
*Compile, organize and analyze complex statistical data.
*Prepare clear and concise analytical and financial reports.
*Prioritize and meet multiple, frequently changing deadlines.
*Work independently and collaboratively to resolve issues and reach consensus.
*Interpret, apply and communicate policies, procedures and regulations.
*Make oral presentations.

Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.  A typical way to obtain these would be:
*Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration or a related field.
*A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, or business administration is highly desirable.

Senior Management Analyst I/Advanced Professional Temp:
*Three to four years of progressively responsible analytical experience.

Senior Management Analyst II/Advanced Professional Temp: (in addition to the requirements for the Senior Management Analyst I, this level requires):
*Five years or more of experience performing increasingly complex, professional analytical work with a high degree of autonomy.

Possession of a valid driver’s license

See complete Senior Management Analyst I/II Job Description here.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is
required to use hands to finger coordination, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to video display and regularly works in inside
environmental conditions.  The employee frequently works in evenings or weekends.  The employee occasionally works with use of personal vehicle.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

City of San Rafael application is required.  Resumes do not substitute for the City application.  Candidates should detail related education and experience on the application.  The examination process may include the following application appraisal and oral board interview examination.  The passing point for the oral board examination final score will be 70%.  Note:  Prior to appointment, candidate must pass a pre-employment physical, background check/fingerprinting, and driving record.  To file an application, go to:  www.calopps.org.  Select “Member Agencies”.  Select “San Rafael”.  Follow this link to submit your application:  https://www.calopps.org/san-rafael/job-20380291  

For more information about the City of San Rafael, please visit www.cityofsanrafael.org. 

Reasonable Accommodation:  The City of San Rafael will make reasonable accommodations in the exam process to accommodate disabled applicants.  If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (415) 485-3474 before the test date.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.  Such accommodations must be requested by the applicant.