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Management Analyst I/II
City of Redwood City, San Francisco/Peninsula


For more info contact:
(650) 780-7000
Close Date: Apr 1, 2013
Salary: $6,553.00 - $8,649.00 Monthly


The City of Redwood City invites you to apply for the position of Management Analyst i/ii.   Currently, three openings are available in the Community Development Department, within the Engineering and Public Works Divisions. and is an excellent opportunity for a motivated professional to provide highly responsible staff assistance monitoring and evaluating operational efficiency and compliance. Within the Management Analyst classification, the department is currently seeking two individuals to assist with contract management and one to assist with management of division-specific technical systems.

 Typical duties include:


Contract Management Analyst (Management Analyst I/II – 2 positions): Assist in the preparation, review, implementation and monitoring of various professional services and public works contracts, work in conjunction with legal counsel to ensure contract compliance with local, state, and federal law, ensures contract compliance with agreed upon terms, fees, schedules and work product, initiates change orders when necessary, generate and analyze data regarding cost-effectiveness and quality of services, assists the Department Head and City Attorney’s Office in the management and resolution of disputes, provides various written reports and recommendations, assists in the preparation of requests for proposals (RFPs); assist in the evaluation of proposals and makes recommendations as appropriate; prepare purchasing and payment requisitions in accordance with agreed upon terms.


Business Systems Management Analyst (Management Analyst I): Evaluate the effectiveness of technology, assist with the implementation of division-specific software, tools, and devices provide training and assistance to field staff, make recommendations on the purchase and replacement of division-specific devices, software, and systems; Serve as division liaison to the Information Technology Division on issues related to Citywide software, network, and hardware maintenance and purchasing; Conduct research and analysis on best practices and new developments in the availability and use of technology related to public works, fleet, and building maintenance operations; Generate and analyze data on usage, staff time, and efficiency for return-on-investment (ROI) evaluations of technical systems, produces various written reports and recommendations.




The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills and will be able to synthesize and summarize complex data; Will be a highly motivated and self-directed individual able to use initiative and independent judgement; Will be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks; will possess strong business acumen and related technical skills; will be a team player who likes working with a variety of City staff and the public and have a sense of humor. The ideal candidate will have experience with community development, public works, or utilities management and knowledge of contract management and/or business systems as it relates to the position.




Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Education & Experience

Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, or closely related field. A Master’s degree is desirable. Two to three years of progressively responsible administrative experience, preferably within the field or community development and/or public works administration.


Knowledge of:

·         Principles and practices of public administration, including government finance, community development,contract management.

·         Budgeting and accounting methods, procurement rules, state and federal grants, civil engineering and public works contracts.

·         Principles and practices of advanced business office procedures, methods, equipment and technology.

·         Pertinent local, state, and federal laws; City functions, policies, rules and regulations.

·         Principles and practices of project management and techniques of financial analysis, research and evaluation.


Ability to:

  • Analyze and understand reports, and complex problems and issues; Research, identify, and interpret technical information, problem-solve operational and technical policy and procedures.

  • Establish and maintain working relationships and demonstrating customer service orientation with peers and the public.

  • Operate a personal computer with proficiency to produce complex, professional reports, charts, spreadsheets; utilize financial systems software, learn and utilize field-specific software.  

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Produce professional written reports and presentations.


License or Certificate:

           A valid California Driver’s License and proof of automobile liability insurance may be required.



Applications may be obtained in one of the following ways:


1.        Apply online at, Member City: Redwood City

2.        Visit our web site@ to print the application

3.        Call our 24-hour Job Hotlineat (650) 780-7292. 

4.        Visit the City of Redwood City Department of Human Resources (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, California 94063

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise the Department of Human Resources upon submittal of application.




A City application is required. All applications will be reviewed for neatness, accuracy, completion, relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. Those who best meet the stated qualifications and requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the testing process, which will consist of an oral board interview and a computer skills test.  The specifics of the testing process will be mailed to those qualifying candidates. The results of the oral board will determine the applicant’s standing on the eligibility list.


The Community Development Director will make the final appointments from the top candidates on the eligibility list. The Immigration Act of 1986 requires proof of identity and eligibility for employment at date of hire. Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to pass a background check, at no cost to the candidate. 


The City of Redwood City is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!



The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:


·         Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)

·         Opportunity to select from a variety of health plans that are administered by PERS under a cafeteria plan including health insurance, health care and dependent care reimbursement

·         Dental & vision insurance

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Vacation at l0 days per year to 25 days after 20 years

·         Sick leave of 12 days per year

·         Fourteen paid holidays per year

·         Three days bereavement leave


NOTE: Earnings from this job are not covered under Social Security. When you retire you may receive a pension based on earnings from this job. If you do, your pension may affect the amount of Social Security benefits you may receive. For more information go to



We are an exceptional organization and a leader in the Bay Area.   The values that guide us are:


·         EXCELLENCE: Passion to do our best in each moment.

·         INTEGRITY: Do the right thing, not the easy thing.

·         SERVICE: We care and it makes a difference.

·         CREATIVITY: Freedom to imagine and courage to act.


The City of Redwood City is a great place to work!


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


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