2L05

PAY RANGE: EP14

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ANALYST                         

                                                                                               

                                                                                                (General/Bilingual)

                                                                                                (Public Health: General/Bilingual)

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

            This is public administration work performing a wide variety of analytical assignments related to managing and administering City of Philadelphia municipal programs and operations.  Employees in this class learn various management and administrative strategies and develop analytical skills with the objective of advancement to higher-level administrative or management positions.  Assignments vary in nature and increase in difficulty as the employee gains work experience.  Employees are assigned to work in one of a number of city departments or agencies depending upon previous education and experience.  Work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior.

 

ALLOCATING FACTORS:      (The following conditions must be met in order for a position to be allocated to this class.)

 

•           The position must be responsible for performing a variety of analytical assignments related to management and administration of municipal operations and programs.

•           The position must be responsible for developing analytical and management skills with the objective of advancement to a higher-level administrative or management position.

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK  (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

 

            Performs the duties described below with English language speaking and designated non-English language speaking populations.

 

ALL SPECIALTIES

 

            Conducts public administration work in support of municipal programs and operations; performs a variety of assignments designed to develop proficiency in administrative, management, and operational analysis; studies structure and operating practices and procedures of municipal programs; studies city ordinances, departmental directives, pertinent state and federal government laws, regulations and mandates to develop working knowledge of the operational framework and impact on departmental operations and programs.

            Attends training seminars and participates in exercises and discussions with city, state and federal officials as well as departmental administrators; observes and assists departmental administrators in the performance of a variety of projects and tasks.

            Participates in studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and services; prepares comprehensive reports on conditions found and recommends areas and methods of improvement; discusses and presents findings at group and individual meetings; participates in the preparation of amendments to departmental directives; obtains and analyzes statistical data; prepares correspondence for superiors.

            Performs related work as required.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

ALL SPECIALTIES

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

•           the principles of management and administration

•           principles, practices and techniques required to write narrative reports

•           english usage and grammar

•           principles, theories and techniques of the designated academic discipline

•           uses and applications of personal computers and current standard software packages used for word processing, data base manipulation and preparation of spreadsheets as required by job assignment

•           application of basic statistics

 

BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

 

ABILITY TO:

 

•           speak, read, and write fluently in the English language and in a specified non-English language

 

ALL SPECIALTIES

 

•           learn the organization and functions of the department to which assigned

•           evaluate data and make recommendations consistent with findings

•           prepare and interpret a variety of reports

•           present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing

•           establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and officials of governmental agencies

•           use computers and standard software for word processing, data base management and preparation of reports appropriate to the area of specialization

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE  (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 4/99.)

 

GENERAL SPECIALTY

 

EDUCATION:

 

            Completion of all requirements for a master's degree in an area listed below which has included completion of an internship and/or experience in public administration.

 

            Public or Government Administration

            Public Policy

            Political Science

            Business Administration

 

            Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department which has included completion of a master's degree program as an educational minimum.

 

 

NOTE:             CANDIDATES MUST HAVE OBTAINED THEIR MASTER'S DEGREE WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALTY

 

EDUCATION:

 

            Completion of all requirements for a master's degree in an area listed below which has included completion of an internship program in a health administration setting an/or experience in health administration after completion of the master's degree program.

 

                        Government Administration

                        Hospital Administration

                        Political Science, with major concentration in public administration.

                        Public Administration

                        Public Health

 

 

NOTE:             Candidates must have obtained their master’s Degree within the last five years.

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

 

            Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in English and a designated non-English language.

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

            Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

 

Class Established - 5/56

Spec. Revision:

CSC - 9/95

Ad. Board - 12/95

 

Latest Spec. Revision:

CSC - 2/99

Ad. Board - 4/99

 

Change in Pay Rate:

CSC – 5/10

Ad. Board – 7/10

 

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