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Class Code: 108F
Category: Administrative Services


Researches and analyzes existing and/or proposed procedures, regulations, and policies for internal consistency and external compliance. Coordinates analysis of all regulation proposals; writes and revises agency or institution procedures, policies, and regulations. Provides specialized consultation and written opinion and assists in the development and maintenance of department-wide administrative systems and manuals.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions conduct comprehensive and constructive reviews of administrative programs, operations and policy matters. Responsible for analysis for the purpose of determining the need for the preparation of new or revised complex statements of policy and operating procedures having departmental application; OR positions in this class direct the work of other procedures analysts.

Typical Work

Serves as a resource specialist to departments for documentation of administrative policies and the development of operating procedures;

Works throughout all units of the department to conduct comprehensive and constructive reviews of policy material and systems;

Reviews and comments on the design and development of statewide programs’ policies and procedures; recommends revisions as needed;

Writes and edits new or revised policies and procedures;

May lead work of supportive personnel;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard formulas to measure readability level of issuances; principles and techniques of management, planning, communication, forms design, policies and procedures, evaluation and organizational analyses; confidentiality requirements of departments.

Ability to: communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; analyze and interpret complex data; think creatively and integrate abstract concepts; organize, prioritize, and track a high volume of regulation proposals simultaneously; negotiate and compromise in order to effect a solution to a problem; remain objective.

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

A Bachelor’s degree involving major study in public or business administration, communications, writing, journalism, English, or closely allied field.


One year of experience of professional, or supervisory, or consultative experience writing or evaluating for compliance with departmental standards and legal requirements.


Equivalent education/experience

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 2039 Procedures Analyst II and 11610 Administrative Regulations Analyst 1; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Salary adjustment adopted June 30, 2015; effective July 1, 2015.