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Torrance, United States, North America
Career Level:
Entry Level (2 years or less of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time
$55,556.80 - $89,481.60
Apply before:
17 Feb, 2017

Administrative Analyst, Torrance, CA

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If you have talent in researching, analyzing, and synthesizing data in reports, then consider starting your career in public service as an Administrative Analyst.

Administrative Analysts provide staff assistance to supervisors, managers, and directors including researching, conducting analysis, preparing written and oral reports; preparing and monitoring budgets, problem resolution, varied professional, confidential and specialized assignments.

Although the Administrative Analyst position is utilized throughout different departments in the City, the current vacancies are in the Police and Transit Departments. The eligible list (list for hire) resulting from this recruitment will be used to fill positions over the next year.

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills would be acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

A Bachelor's Degree from a college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field and at least one-year of related professional experience; or 2 years of related college course work and 4 years of progressively responsible administrative or analytical experience.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate:

- Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Access);
- Experience with budgets;
- Experience with tracking programs, grant administration and/or contracts;
- Find, compile, analyze and validate credibility of information and data;
- The ability to conduct online research, comprehend and present the findings;
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills;
- Effective problem solving and time management skills;
- The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

In addition to above, the ideal candidate in the Police Department will also demonstrate experience in developing and testing hypotheses, forecasting and predicting criminal activity; read, understand, interpret and apply law enforcement codes and regulations; assist in development of tactical and strategic responses to criminal activity; and have knowledge of social media mining. Two years of full-time paid experience in a law enforcement, military or government intelligence agency is desirable. 

Interested candidates must submit an online application and a supplemental questionnaire. Apply on-line at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs . The application filing period opens Monday, February 6, 2017 and closes Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Only those candidates who best demonstrate their training and experience and who meet the City's and Department's needs will be invited to the examination process. The examination will consist of:

Written Exam: 30% (March 8, 2017)
Oral Interview: 30% (March 29, 2017)
Performance Exam: 40% (April 13, 2017)

As a condition of employment, a candidate must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination. A more thorough background check, polygraph exam, and the pre-employment medical examination are required for the position in the Police Department.

Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources prior to the exam dates.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.