Program Analyst

City of Sacramento | Sacramento, CA

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Posted Date 8/03/2018

The City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities is seeking to fill the position of Program Analyst in the Security and Emergency Preparation unit.  The Program Analyst performs professional-level project work in the administration, coordination, and management of a single program or project of moderate visibility, or assists in managing one or more major programs; researches, compiles, and evaluates data and makes recommendations; prepares reports and budgets; and coordinates program activities with other departments or outside agencies.  


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate is a former public safety law enforcement officer or firefighter with a background in physical security and emergency preparedness. They will be familiar with the concepts of key resources, critical infrastructure, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), and the Incident Command System (ICS). Ideal candidates will have experience with physical security measures designed to deny unauthorized access and protect personnel and property. They will also be able to identify vulnerabilities and recommend adjustments to those security measures. Experience with the physical security standards and practices of the water and/or energy sectors is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing various security policies and procedures as well as Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) trainings and exercises. Experience with emergency preparedness practices for a variety of hazards is desirable. Familiarity with security access control standards, automated security systems, employee identification card systems, and video surveillance systems is desirable. 

  • Performs research and analysis in the development of program or project activities, including program compliance and eligibility, regulatory issues, and funding requirements.
  • Performs research and prepares studies as required; conducts surveys, compiles and analyzes data and formulates program policies and procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and outcomes; prepares periodic or specialized reports of program activities.
  • Responds to program or project related complaints and requests for information; makes complex program eligibility determinations; conducts focus groups or meets with community or business groups regarding program; interprets and applies policies and procedures; hears and adjudicates complaints.
  • Identifies program, project or system enhancements; participates in the installation of new and revised programs and systems; participates in the development and implementation of goals and objectives.
  • Compiles materials and assists in the preparation of program-related grants, budgets, reports, manuals, and publications; coordinates procurement activities and related support functions for the program or project.
  • Coordinates program or project activities with other departmental divisions or City departments and with outside agencies; represents the assigned program or project in committee meetings; oversees contract service providers.
  • Prepares oral reports; makes oral presentations to a variety of City and departmental committees.
  • Gathers, compiles, and analyzes information for preparation of grants, contracts and agreements; assists in negotiating terms; implements, monitors, and prepares reports on conduct and performance; prepares statistical data and graphs.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.



  • Principles and practices of public administration.
  • Principles and practices of program management, analysis, and coordination.
  • Principles of program performance measurement, system analysis, and statistical measurement.
  • Research techniques, methods, and procdures.
  • Methods of reporting information.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.
  • Principles, methods and practices of municipal finance, budgeting, and accounting.
  • Principles, methods and practices of basic methods of procurement, contracting, and/or grant writing. 
Skill in:
  • Providing customer service, including dealing with people in sensitive situations and provlem resolution.
  • Making presentations and conducting meetings.
  • Use of computers, computer applications, and software. 
Experience: Two years of paid full time experience performing as a para-professional as it relates to report writing, research, analysis and/or technical support in the areas of administration, program management or system operations. Experience in the program area is desirable.
Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, economics, accounting, personnel, or a closely related field.
Substitution of Education: An additional four years of paid full time experience performing as a para-professional as it relates to report writing, research, analysis and/or technical support in the areas of administration, program management or system operations may substitute for the required education.

Salary - $69,767.62 to $91,541.06.  Applications will be accepted until 8/19/18 at the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website -

EXAM #14003-18-DOU-2


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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