PRINCIPAL PERSONNEL ANALYST                                                         0404




An employee in this class supervises and directs work within the Classification or Examination Division of the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service. Work includes the assignment, planning and review of work done by professional, technical and clerical employees as well as personal participation in resolving the more complex problems. The incumbent confers with higher-level administrators concerning major administrative or policy questions, but is expected to use considerable initiative and judgment in the performance of professional duties in the assigned operational specialty area.  Assignments are received through conferences, written proposals or instructions.  Work is performed under general direction, and is reviewed for adherence to administrative guidelines, established policies and the attainment of desired objectives.  Does related work as required.



            Plans, organizes and coordinates the activities of professional and clerical staff engaged in classification and personnel transactions activities including but not limited to classification surveys, field audits, specification writing and duties statement review;

            Reviews and evaluates reports and recommendations of professional staff;

            Recommends the creation, abolition and consolidation of classes, prepara­tion and revision of class specifications, classification of new positions;

            Maintains liaison with County, town, school district, village and special district officials and administrators to promote sound merit system programs;

            Assists and supervises professionals in the construction and administration of examinations for competitive positions under the jurisdiction of the Department;

            Directs application processing and records maintenance;

            Arranges for testing facilities and monitors;

            Answers complex questions and correspondence pertaining to Civil Service Law, Rules and procedures.



Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of public personnel administration; thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of a central personnel agency engaged in the tasks of classification and examinations; thorough knowledge of the principles of administrative organization and management; thorough knowledge of Civil Service Laws and Rules; good knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in public personnel work; good knowledge of statistical concepts and methods; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and maintain liaison with administrators, department heads and public officials; ability to supervise and direct the work of professional, technical and clerical employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in solving complex procedural and technical problems; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to represent the Department and interpret and implement its policies and procedures; ability to prepare and present cohesive studies, reports and analyses; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




            Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Senior Personnel Analyst.



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