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Series established November 22, 1977
This consolidated series 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. Under supervision, incumbents learn and perform routine technical administrative duties in a wide variety of consultative and analytical assignments; and perform other related duties.
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, and policies; gathers, tabulates, and analyzes data; draws organization, work load, 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 alternatives of average complexities; works as a field representative in intergovernmental negotiations; prepares correspondence.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with any major, but preferably with specialization in public or business administration, accounting, economics, political or social science, or law. (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.) (Work experience in the California state service may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis by applicants who have at least six semester hours of college-level training in public or business administration, accounting, economics, political science, statistics, or law.)
Six months of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Personnel Technician I, Range B.
Six months of experience performing the duties of a Management Services Technician, Range B, or Occupational Technician (General), Range B.
Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Program Technician II, or Office Services Supervisor I, or Office Technician. and Education: Twelve semester or eighteen quarter units of college courses in public or business administration, accounting, economics, political science, statistics, or law.
Knowledge of: Current social, political, economic and scientific developments and trends; methods and problems of organization, administration, and management; research techniques and statistics.
Ability to: Gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; read comprehensively; participate effectively in conferences and interviews; use good English and speak and write effectively in a clear, concise form; work successfully with others and gain their respect and confidence.
Willingness as a learner to do routine or detailed work in order to learn the practical application of administrative principles; and demonstrated capacity for development as evidenced by work history, academic attainment, participation in school or other activities, or well-defined occupational or avocational interests; willingness and ability to accept increasing responsibility.