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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 limited supervision, exercise independent judgment, and are responsible for conducting complex, multi-dimensional research and analysis, formulating recommendations, and coordinating implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs and strategic and long-range planning activities. Incumbents provide consultation to management, resolve complex management problems, and function as a specialist and/or lead for projects impacting multiple programs, departments, and/or jurisdictions.

Typical Work

Provides professional and technical advice to management and/or others regarding complex, multi-dimensional issues impacting diverse departments, programs, policies, organizations, and/or jurisdictions; 

Organizes, trains, and leads project teams conducting complex research and analysis, formulating recommendations, and coordinating implementation of strategic and long-range planning activities; 

Monitors proposed or pending changes in federal programs, laws, rules, regulations, eligibility criteria, etc, in terms of the potential impact on programs, rules, laws, and policies; recommends appropriate response and/or action; 

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 two to three 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 3 (replaces 11800 Management Analyst 3, 2042 Planning Analyst II, 11580 Policy Analyst 2).
(06/19/2009) Corrected misspelled word in job title.

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