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Senior Staff Analyst

Company: Shasta County
Location: Shasta
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:





$4,696 - $5,994 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $27.09 - $34.58 APPROXIMATE HOURLY

  • Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases*Please visit


Shasta County offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.


The Probation Department conducts pre-sentence investigations, prepares pre-sentence reports, and makes placement recommendations for juveniles and adults accused of felonies. Following sentencing, the department monitors all individuals given terms of probation. The major divisions and "core" functions of the department are adult and juvenile intake, and adult and juvenile supervision.


Under general direction, plans, directs, evaluates, and participates in the work of administrative and technical support staff responsible for data collection and analysis, policy recommendations, and special projects of a major work unit; performs complex administrative and technical work for the department; and performs other work as required.


This is the advanced working and lead-level class in the Agency Staff Services Analyst series. Employees in this class have responsibility for staff support, which may consist of a variety of general administrative, data analysis, program analysis, fiscal, staff development, and/or information processing. Incumbents have lead or limited supervisory responsibility in addition to Agency Staff Services Analyst duties.

The Senior Staff Analyst is distinguished from the Agency Staff Services Analyst II in that incumbents in the latter class work do not lead or supervise technical staff or other analysts. This class differs from the Manager in that the Senior Staff Analyst provides direction or limited supervision to the staff in the unit, while the Manager has responsibility for the management of a major division or unit of the department.


Leads or supervises assigned staff and participates in the work of a unit of professional, technical, and clerical support staff engaged in the review and analysis of departmental policies, operations, and procedures; in the preparation and monitoring of contracts executed by the department; and in the preparation of major departmental reports.

Assigns, coordinates, schedules, and reviews the work of subordinate staff members; makes recommendations regarding the hiring and disciplining of staff.

Gathers, studies data, and makes recommendations regarding department operations; reviews and analyzes organizational studies, policies and procedures, budgetary requirements, personnel management practices, and other aspects of agency operations; prepares reports with recommendations and alternatives.

Reviews and analyzes legislation, state regulations and procedures to determine impact on departmental operations; makes recommendations for necessary actions.

As directed, represents the department in meetings with personnel from other agencies.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public and business administration; principles and practices of assigned areas of specialization including administration, fiscal, staff development, information processing, and/or program analysis; knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision; considerable working knowledge of departmental relationships; program goals, requirements, and operations; and community assets and needs.

Ability to: Plan, organize, direct, and review the work assigned to staff in the unit; select, train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline subordinate staff; analyze problems, select alternatives, project consequence of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of departmental objectives; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, and regulations as they relate to assigned area of responsibility; collect, interpret, and evaluate narrative and statistical data pertaining to policy, fiscal and management matters; provide verbal and written technical directions to others; communicate effectively in writing and orally in order to prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, and presentations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted through the course of work; operate a personal computer, including word processing, statistical analysis, spreadsheet, database, graphics presentation, and electronic file transfer software packages; maintain confidentiality, prioritize work independently, manage personal stress, accept increasing responsibility; and actively promote the mission of the department to which assigned.

These employment standards are typically attained with:

EITHER:One year of experience performing duties comparable to an Agency Staff Services Analyst II.

OR:Two years of experience performing a broad range of analytical and/or administrative duties in the areas of general administration, personnel, fiscal, staff development, policy analysis or information processing, including the preparation of recommendations and reports.ANDEquivalent to graduation from college. (Supervisory experience or experience providing program management recommendations may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to two years.)


Possession of a valid driver's license may be required for some assignments.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and statistical data gathering and analysis experience that includes preparation of recommendations and reports. The ideal candidate will also have expert level skills in Microsoft Excel and experience using databases.


Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

  • Do you possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university? Yes No
  • Do you possess at least one year of experience performing duties comparable to an Agency Staff Services Analyst II? Yes No
  • Do you possess statistical data gathering and analysis experience that includes preparation of recommendations and reports? Yes No
  • If yes, please describe your experience, including periods of time and organizations you've worked. If no, please type "n/a".
  • Describe your level of experience with Microsoft Excel. If none, please type "n/a".
  • Do you have experience using databases? Yes No
  • If yes, please describe your experience. If no, please type "n/a".


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will beevaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
  • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information clickhere.If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) - General.
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 8.75% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page atEmployee Benefitsfor additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.


Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on June 2, 2021. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter," or "See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter" the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans' Credit:Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line atapply onlineor submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.


Shasta County Personnel

1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Keywords: Shasta County, Redding , Senior Staff Analyst, Other , Shasta, California

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