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PROGRAM ANALYST
04333
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for the analysis of municipal programs and services to formulate standards as related to budget administration. The work is carried out in accordance with agency policies and involves the conduct of studies to assess current programs and their costs for effectiveness and efficiency, to evaluate resources for new and/or existing programs and services, and to forecast future workload and cash expenditures of same. This class differs from the Budget Analyst series by its responsibility to develop plans to enhance productivity and performance budgeting as opposed to the preparation of budget estimates. Work is performed under direct supervision of an administrative superior with leeway allowed for independent judgment in carrying out routine technical details. Supervision may be required of this class. Does related work as required

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Performs work studies and management analysis to gain more insight into the operation of programs.
Analyzes program plans of operating agencies in relation to workload trends, cost factors, cost data from previous years, and the nature of the service provided.
Assists the preparation of performance budget and provides supporting information as required.
Assists the preparation of an annual productivity plan for an operating agency and is responsible for insuring the completion of all tasks relating to it.
Cooperates with administrative personnel and management staff in the preparation of plans coordinated for program changes.
Drafts reports and participates in meetings with Department heads and their personnel concerning matters of administrative efficiency.
Evaluates various contract terms relating to revenue producing programs and identifies areas where terms are not being complied with the maximize services and revenues rendered.
Revises program contracts upon their expiration for resubmittal.

When Assigned to the Onondaga County Health Department:
Participates in public health preparedness activities as trained and assigned.
Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and physical abilities.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of governmental budgeting, including cost analysis, and monitoring, as well as forecasting fund expenditures.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of gathering, and analyzing program and fiscal information and drawing logical conclusions.
Some knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of program performance budgeting.
Some knowledge of the agency's and department's programs, operations, goals and objectives in municipal government.
Ability to apply guidelines, procedures and policies governing the budget preparation process.
Ability to compile and analyze program and fiscal information and to draw logical conclusions.
Ability to organize and prepare narrative and statistical reports.
Ability to identify existing and anticipated fiscal problems and to recommend appropriate solutions.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Open Competitive:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Masterís Degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field; or,

B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelorís Degree or higher and two (2) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in program operations, planning and evaluation, productivity analysis, budget administration, budget research, capital program analysis, capital budgetary planning or a closely related field to the aforementioned; or,

C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).

03/2017 Revised