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Sheriff's Office Fiscal Analyst

County of Sonoma
SANTA ROSA, CA Full time
Posted on May 9, 2018

$67,330.49 - $81,835.98 Annually

Closing: 6/4/18 11:59PM

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The Sheriff's Office seeks a skilled Fiscal Analyst for their Administration Bureau.  
If you're ready for a challenging, fast paced work environment, and an opportunity to make a difference - you're ready for us!

In addition to starting salary up to $39.21/hour* ($81,835/year), we offer an additional hourly cash allowance of approximately $600/month and a generous benefits package, including wellness and professional development funds.

When you join the Sheriff's Office you become part of a strong work family and rewarding work environment where you will gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. You can also look forward to some excellent benefits* including:

  • A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month for full-time positions
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 holidays per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • Defined retirement benefit plan fully integrated with Social Security
  • County contribution to a Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • 401(a) - 3% of Base Salary County Contribution
  • Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (approximately 6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

The Sheriff's Office Fiscal Analyst's primary responsibilities are to develop, monitor, and manage the budgets of multiple operational units. This includes the preparation of projections and other financial reports/recommendations, conducting operational data and cost analysis, developing and administering grants and contracts, managing Requests for Proposals (RFP's), and preparing Board agenda items and special reports/presentations. The ideal candidate for the position will possess:

  • Professional analytical and/or administrative management experience, which focused on budgets, grants, RFP's, and contracts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, sound judgment, and a common sense approach to completing work
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, and experience managing complex and diverse tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to adapt quickly and work effectively with minimal direction
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with, and work collaboratively with all levels of staff
  • Extensive spreadsheet and database experience, knowledge of financial software systems is highly desirable

Serving the community since 1850, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office employs over 675 staff who serve to protect Sonoma County residents. With two divisions and more than 30 different highly trained and specialized units, you can be confident that a career with the Sonoma County's Sheriff's Office will be anything but monotonous.

When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county - its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of course work and training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, academic course work in public administration, business administration, management, accounting, political science, economics, statistics, English composition, psychology or closely related courses would provide such an opportunity.

Experience: Work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of full-time professional level staff experience related to general administration, accounting, budgetary analysis, or human resources work including research, analysis, and preparation of written reports and recommendations would provide such an opportunity.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of: principles and practices of business and public administration as pertinent to area of assignment; principles, practices and political implications of decisions regarding budgeting, fiscal management, human resources and contract management; principles and methods of work planning, staffing analysis and project management; techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics; the use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department.

Knowledge of: operations and functions of county government and the structure and function of the assigned department; modern supervisory management and human resources practice; modern office methods and procedures.

Ability to: plan, organize, and conduct research, analysis and statistical studies related to the various aspects of administration, budget and general management matters; collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; review and implement changes in work methods, systems and procedures; understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; prepare budgets, grant applications, service contracts and complex narrative and statistical reports; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and present conclusions and recommendations before advisory and policy bodies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and the public in carrying out sound management policies; understand program objectives in relation to departmental goals and procedures; organize and prioritize work assignments; persuade, examine, and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations; analyze administrative problems and budget requests; use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department; effectively supervise the work of technical and office support staff.