Management Analyst - Water/Wastewater

City of Banning | Banning, CA

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Posted Date 5/30/2019

$62,440.37 - $84,474.17 Annually


Recruitment Open Until Filled. First review of applications June 21, 2019.

Job Purpose/Summary

Under general direction of the Public Works Director, performs a wide variety of technical and analytical analysis, grant administration and professional administration and management support activities for the Water and Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department. May supervise or oversee staff under the division and/or programs.

Performance Expectations

  • Leadership: Contributes to a positive work culture consistent with the City of Banning Leadership Philosophy, actively welcomes new approaches to public service and supports change and process improvements at all levels within the organization.
  • Management: Able to independently assess and organize personal work performance while contributing to the overall organization.
  • Teamwork: Demonstrates ability and willingness to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Communication: Communicates effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and individuals to who service is provided.


Examples of Duties

Essential Functions

  • Performs grant research and preparation of grant applications, administers grant programs, tracks and processes grant reimbursements.
  • Prepares and administers grant budgets.
  • Completes financial and narrative reports regarding grant-funded activities.
  • Interfaces with finance and other city departments, outside auditors and funding agencies on grant activities.
  • Conducts surveys, performs research and statistical analyses on administrative, fiscal/budgetary, personnel, and operational problems.
  • Monitors and prepares reports on changes in local, state, and federal law and policy that impact water and wastewater utilities.
  • Manages and administers departmental contract operations, including procurement, invoice processing, preparation of request for proposals, evaluation of proposals and negotiations.
  • Develops educational and outreach brochures, flyers, literature and other materials to support the City's communication strategy.
  • Plays a key role in the implementation of the region's Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) including planning initiatives, committee meetings and water resources reports, administers the consulting contract for IRWMP implementation and coordinates meetings and workshops.
  • Performs research projects and data gathering/reporting on water resource and wastewater management issues including water demands/supply, groundwater production and water levels, water use projections, historical trends, water conditions and quality, FOG program and industrial waste discharges.
  • Prepares accurate graphs, charts and tables depicting water resources and wastewater collection and treatment data; and generates monthly, quarterly and annual reports and technical memorandums.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge of:

  • City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
  • Structure, organization and interrelationships of City departments, agencies and related governmental agencies and offices affecting assigned functions.
  • Grant proposal writing, application and monitoring techniques, policies and procedures
  • Contract preparation and negotiation techniques
  • Proper contract format
  • Legal language used in contracts
  • Governmental regulations regarding contracted services and competitive bidding process
  • County, State and Federal government general administrative structures and processes
  • Principles of business and public administration
  • Accounting and budgetary controls, basic analysis and research techniques
  • Computer applications pertaining to procurement and business requirements
  • Principles and practices of management and supervision
  • Principles and practices of budget administration
  • File and records management principles
  • Research methods and procedures.
  • Methods and techniques of marketing and public outreach.
  • Basic operational characteristics of water and wastewater utilities, including groundwater production and record keeping, water conservation, water resources and wastewater collection and treatment.
  • Local, State and Federal regulations related to water and wastewater utilities.

Ability to:

  • Develop short- and long-range goals, and plan, assign, coordinate and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Read, understand, interpret and apply relevant City, County, State and Federal statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, codes, administrative orders, policies and procedures and other operational guidelines and directives
  • Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and/or demands; working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments
  • Assess, analyze, identify and implement solutions to complex problems
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers, staff, vendors, contractors, visitors, the general public and others having business with the City of Banning (e.g. internal and external customer service skills)
  • Operate a personal computer, utilizing a variety of software applications, including Microsoft Excel and Word.


Typical Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's Degree in political science, environmental studies (environmental law or policy), public or business administration, engineering, planning or a closely related field. Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience performing legislative and regulatory analysis and/or water resources and/or wastewater planning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Three (3) years of experience in preparing and processing State and Federal contracts, purchases of service contracts, preparation of grant applications and conducting competitive bids, formulating policy and procedures, and negotiating contracts.

License and Certification Requirements

  • Valid California Driver License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications: Three (3) years of responsible analytical experience, including administration of water resources and water quality issues, water rights protection or related areas required. Experience in dealing with Federal and State regulation related to water and wastewater utilities.


Additional Requirements

Working Conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The regular work schedule is generally Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, but may include some weekends for special events. Work is primarily performed in an office which is busy, oriented to public service and subject to occasional work interruptions. Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office and moderately loud when in the field. Occasional attendance at meetings before or after regular work hours is required.
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

APPLICATIONS:  Applications must be thoroughly completed. Resumes may be attached, but will not be accepted in lieu of a City application form. Applicants will be subjected to a background investigation.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Individuals selected for employment will be required to take a medical exam and drug screening test at City expense and conducted by a physician designated by the City.
FINGERPRINTING/SOCIAL SECURITY NO: Applicants who are hired will be fingerprinted during the processing period.  All fingerprints are verified with the Department of Justice. All employees must furnish a Social Security Number. 
PROBATION PERIOD:  All new employees must serve a one year probationary period prior to obtaining regular status.
IMMIGRATION REFORM & CONTROL ACT OF 1986:  All new employees must verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation.
NEPOTISM POLICY:  Recruitment shall be conducted consistent with the City's nepotism policy.
RETIREMENT: New employees with recent service with CalPERS pay up to 7% of the employee rate with the 2% @ 60 Plan and 3 Year Average formula.  New hires with no CalPERS service as of January 1, 2013, will pay 6.2% of the employee rate and will be subject to the  2% @ 62 Plan, with 3 Year Average formula and a mandatory contribution of normal costs as established by the new Pension Reform Act Law. The City also participates in Social Security.
CAFETERIA PLAN/BENEFITS:  The City contributes $1,350 per month to each employee for health insurance, dental, vision, life or a deferred compensation program. City reimburses employee a maximum of $300 for eyewear every two years. Employees who reside within City limits shall receive $150 per month as a discount against the cost of electric and water service during the period of such residency.
LIFE/DISABILITY INSURANCE:  The City pays for a basic life insurance policy in the amount of $150,000.  Employees pay for short and long term disability plans with a 30-day elimination period.
HOLIDAYS/VACATION/SICK/BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: City employees receive twelve (12) paid holidays per year. After completion of probation period: Ten (10) days annual vacation, additional vacation after five (5) years up to a maximum of twenty (20) days.  Twelve (12) days of sick leave per year. Three (3) days of bereavement leave for immediate family not subject to waiting period.
OTHER BENEFITS:  $275/mo. for possession of a Master's Degree. $250/mo. vehicle allowance.
AGENCY SHOP/DUES DEDUCTIONS:  Management employees can voluntarily choose to join the Teamsters Local 1932, or pay them a service fee in an amount not to exceed the standard initiation fee, periodic dues and general assessments of Teamsters Local 1932.


Job Category
Local Government
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