CHIEF PERSONNEL ANALYST (CLASSIFICATION)                                            0406




An employee in this class assists the Director of Classification in coordinating and overseeing all operational activities of the Classification Division of the Department of Civil Service.  Supervision is maintained over a technical and clerical staff, and responsibility is included for assignment, planning and review of work in addition to personally participating in the more complex problems.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Classification and in conformance with Civil Service Law and departmental policies, and is reviewed through meetings and conferences.  Does related work as required.



            Supervises and assists in coordinating and planning the work of technical and clerical staff in classification activities;

            Develops and administers operational procedures in accordance with law, rules and departmental policies, and assures that staff is properly trained;

            Maintains administrative oversight and assists in monitoring general division workflow and staff performance;

            May provide administrative analysis of the various functions of the division and make recommendations for improvements or policy changes;

            Assists in formulating and revising the Civil Service Rules to meet the needs of the service;

            Responds to the more complex questions and correspondence relating to a variety of Civil Service matters;

            Confers with appointing authorities and other high-level executives in agencies under the jurisdiction of the Civil Service Department;

            Assists attorneys with case preparation relating to Civil Service matters and testifies in court on classification-related issues;

            Coordinates and/or performs work on special projects;

            Works with the County Department of Information Technology regarding system issues including development of new or improved automated procedures;

            Creates reports from departmental and payroll system data to meet departmental and County needs, and in response to requests from outside agencies.



Comprehensive knowledge of standard principles, practices, methods and techniques of public personnel administration; comprehensive knowledge of the specialized principles, practices, methods and techniques involved in position classification administration; thorough knowledge of Civil Service Law and Rules; thorough knowledge of the principles of adminis­trative organization and management; good knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in public personnel work; good knowledge of modern prin­ciples, practices, methods and techniques in placement, probation and training in modern merit systems; ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judg­ment in arriving at conclusions; ability to keep a variety of records and to prepare and submit reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; ability to delegate authority and to plan, train and supervise technical and clerical work in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to represent the department on policy, technical and procedural matters and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, department heads, and the general public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.





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