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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Category: Administrative Services

Class Series Concept



Positions at this level work under administrative direction and serve as consultants to executive management, lead agency process improvement teams, and/or supervise management analysts in management analysis sections.  Incumbents research, analyze, evaluate and make recommendations regarding multidimensional problems which cross departmental lines, such as: agency and/or institution reorganization, implementing legislative directives, developing policies and procedures, developing and implementing systems, implementing long-range strategic plans, formulating goals and objectives, resolving customer complaints, and meeting customer requirements.

Typical Work

Functions as a team leader for multi-disciplinary project teams; 

Directs studies pertaining to department operations; develops scope, methodology and timetables for project completion;   

Identifies problems; analyzes and evaluates operating deficiencies or difficulties; provides management with alternatives and recommended courses of action;  

Participates with executive management staff in developing strategies for the use of available resources, defining departmental needs and priorities, long-range planning, and setting goals and objectives; 

Monitors and evaluates action plans and presents feasibility studies to executive management for implementation; 

Presents research findings and recommendations to elected officials and outside organizations; may testify at legislative hearings; 

May supervise lower level staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, law, public health, health administration, or a related field and three to four years of experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations or comparable combination of graduate education and experience.

Class Specification History

New class effective January 1, 2006; Management Analyst 4 (replaces 11820 Management Analyst 4, 11380 L&I Staff Consultant).

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