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Abolished Date: 2019-07-01

Class Series Concept



Positions at this level work under the direction of a higher-level analyst to design, direct, and conduct specialized, complex interdisciplinary projects and data studies related to a variety of issues involving multiple internal or external organizations. Incumbents independently resolve routine issues and problems and refer unusual problems to higher levels identifying probable outcomes and solutions.

Typical Work

Organizes and develops a study plan from a general problem statement or statement of objectives; 

Determines project requirements, identifies and researches data sources, develops or revises survey questions to obtain data; 

Conducts research, analysis, and evaluation and prepares projects, reports, and summaries, including narrative, statistics, tables, and graphs; 

Evaluates short- and long-term social, fiscal, and political impact of proposals; makes recommendations to meet goals and objectives of organization; 

Works with outside organizations, including private, state, and federal, to monitor proposals and identify potential changes to programs and policies; identifies the impact of changes on strategic and long-range plans; develops recommended solutions and implements plans;  

May occasionally be assigned lead on a multi-issue, multi-jurisdictional project and/or assigned to assist management as a functional specialist; 

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 one to two years of experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations.

Class Specification History

New class effective January 1, 2006; Management Analyst 2 (replaces 11570 Policy Analyst 1, 11780 Management Analyst 2, 2041 Planning Analyst 1)

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