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Associate Governmental Program Analyst (5393)

Associate Governmental Program Analyst

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: JY35
  • Class Code: 5393
  • Established: 10/01/1969
  • Revised: 09/05/2006
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, incumbents perform the more responsible, varied, and complex technical analytical staff services assignments such as program evaluation and planning; policy analysis and formulation; systems development; budgeting, planning, management, and personnel analysis; and continually provide consultative services to management or others. This is the full journey level analyst class. Incumbents are typically subject-matter generalists who have demonstrated possession of intellectual abilities, the management tools, and the personal qualifications to succeed in a variety of general staff services settings.

Typical Tasks

Incumbents are assigned to work on a broad range of governmental and managerial problems that may be interdisciplinary in nature. Incumbents may be assigned to work as field representatives in complex and controversial intergovernmental negotiations. Incumbents conduct and/or review analytical studies and surveys; formulate procedures, policies, and program alternatives; make recommendations on a broad spectrum of administrative and program-related problems; review and analyze proposed legislation and advise management on the impact or potential impact; may act as team leaders or coordinate the efforts of representatives of various governmental agencies on larger projects; represent the State or a given department as assigned; and perform other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

State experience applied toward the "General Experience" pattern must include at least one year in a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of the promotional class.


Experience applicable to one of the following patterns may be combined on a proportional basis with experience applicable to the other patterns to meet the total experience requirements, provided that the combined qualifying experience totals at least 30 months. Education may not be used to reduce this 30-month limit.


The following education is required when general experience is used to qualify at any level: equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)   AND

Either I

Experience: One year of experience performing the duties of a Staff Services Analyst, Range C. or


Experience: Three years of professional analytical experience performing duties in one or a combination of the following or closely related areas: budgeting, management analysis, personnel, planning, program evaluation, or policy analysis.


Promotional candidates who are within six months of satisfying the experience requirement for this class will be admitted to the examination, but they must fully meet the experience requirement before being eligible for appointment.


(One year of graduate work in public or business administration, industrial relations, psychology, law, political science, or a related field may be substituted for six months of the required nonsupervisory experience.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and trends of public and business administration, management, and supportive staff services such as budgeting, personnel, and management analysis; government functions and organization; and methods and techniques of effective conference leadership.


Ability to: Reason logically and creatively and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex governmental and managerial problems; develop and evaluate alternatives; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing; consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a wide variety of subject-matter areas; gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work; coordinate the work of others, act as a team or conference leader; and appear before legislative and other committees.

Special Personal Requirements

Demonstrated ability to act independently, open-mindedness, flexibility, and tact.

  Updated: 7/5/2013
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