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SENIOR MANAGEMENT ANALYST
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The position involves responsibility for conducting complex studies to analyze and evaluate an assigned problem, issue or concern which has impact upon the effective and efficient operation and management of a municipal government. Under general supervision, an employee in this class formulates and initiates research projects and programs and management planning concepts. The analyses, research and studies performed are of a complex, difficult, and often confidential nature. Complex organizational analysis is conducted after initial analysis of the implications of the study, the objectives of analysis and the complexity of a problem or issue. An employee in this class formulates and initiates research, conducts assigned studies of management concerns and analyzes, evaluates and develops specific recommendations to management for improved operational and program efficiency and effectiveness. The work includes the preparation of final reports to advise management of recommendations resulting from the study. Depending on the size and duration of the project, the incumbent may supervise and coordinate the work of subordinates assigned to collect data or evaluate material. Work is reviewed through conference and review of reports and/or conclusions with the supervisor. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Undertakes special studies, analyses, research or other projects to meet specific management needs:
-to enhance government productivity;
-to identify methods to streamline agency operating procedures and systems, with particular attention to opportunities for transfer of improvements to other agencies;
-to encourage the development of reporting systems, programs and operations to improve their management;
-to encourage all employees to improve operations, achieve savings, and to recognize such efforts;
-to apply modern management techniques in systems development and project management to enhance productivity;
-to encourage long-range planning by agencies and maximize the use of technology to assure the government programs produce results in a cost effective manner;
-to safeguard resources and maintain accurate and reliable data.
Assists in determining the feasibility and potential value of proposed projects and makes recommendations regarding such questions as priorities and the extent and scope of studies.
Develops, prioritizes, advocates and implements selected plans and programs in cooperation with departmental or division directors, managers, representatives of municipal governments, government executives and Legislators.
Coordinates projects involving more than one municipal unit and reviews and approves finished work.
Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of projects under development and issues instructions governing their progress as needed.
Coordinates the work of non-governmental consultants engaged to assist in the preparation of highly specialized studies.
Maintains contact with governmental officials, representatives of industry and community leaders regarding management planning objectives.
Keeps up-to-date on new developments in the management planning field.
Participates in and assists in the preparation of written information and instructional material for projects.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology and practices employed in management analysis and planning.
Good knowledge of legislation, current problems and professional literature in the field of management planning.
Good knowledge of effective organizational and management principles and practices in government and professional techniques and trends and developments in the field of management analysis.
Good knowledge of the role and potential of automated management systems.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Working knowledge of pertinent laws, rules, regulations and procedures affecting public service in local governments.
Ability to make professional judgments requiring advanced technical knowledge and skills.
Ability to prepare of complex detailed plans for management modifications and management systems and programs.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to gather and analyze data and draw conclusions.
Ability to prepare detailed reports, and to support recommendations.
Ability to select or devise analytical techniques suited to the study of management concerns.
Ability to conduct interviews and establish and maintain effective relationships.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
One (1) year of permanent competitive class status in the title of Management Analyst, Program Analyst or Budget Analyst II.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a master's degree in industrial engineering, operational management, operational research, management science, public or business administration or a closely related field; and two (2) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in public administration, business or organizational management, administrative analysis, research, community planning, or management planning in a public sector agency or its equivalent in the private sector or in a closely related field; or,
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree and three (3) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, as defined in (A) above.
C) Seven (7) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, three (3) years of which must have been professional level work experience as defined in A above; or,
D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C).