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    Local Agency Formation Commmission of Monterey County, Senior Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION: The Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County is Seeking
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      Local Agency Formation Commmission of Monterey County, Senior Analyst

      JOB DESCRIPTION: The Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County
      is Seeking Qualified Candidates for the Position of:

      Job Title: Senior Analyst

      Job Type: At Will, Full-Time Position

      Salary: $5,778 to $7,854 Monthly/$69,336 to $94,249 Annually

      Opening Date: March 20, 2013

      Closing Date: Initial deadline is April 17, 2013, 5:00 PM Pacific Time.
      Filing date may be extended each subsequent week until position is filled.

      Location: Salinas, California

      Job #: HR-2013/01

      The position of Senior Analyst serves an integral role in the planning,
      policy, application processing and other functions of LAFCO of Monterey
      County. This position offers a challenging opportunity for an individual
      interested in a variety of topics that are at the crossroads of city,
      County, district and public interests.

      This recruitment is being conducted to fill one scheduled vacancy in a
      professional position at the Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey
      County. The eligible candidate list to be established by this process may
      also be used to fill any future vacancies as they arise.

      The Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County LAFCO is an
      independent division of the State of California. Its legislative purposes
      are to encourage the orderly growth, formation, and development of local
      government agencies; to preserve open space and prime agricultural lands;
      to discourage urban sprawl, and to ensure the efficient delivery of local
      government services. LAFCO�s regulatory responsibilities are to coordinate
      local and timely changes in local government boundaries, including
      annexations and detachments of territory, incorporations of cities,
      formations and consolidations, mergers, and dissolutions of special
      districts, as well as reviewing ways to reorganize, simplify and streamline
      governmental structures and services. LAFCO is also charged with preparing
      municipal service reviews and developing and updating Spheres of Influence
      for each city and special district in Monterey County.

      LAFCO is governed by an 11-member Commission representing the cities,
      districts, County and public. The Commission appoints the Executive
      Officer who serves as the day-to-day executive manager of LAFCO and is
      responsible for all finances, operations, and selection of staff.
      Executive Officer Kate McKenna has served the Commission since 2004.
      Resources are allocated to six functional areas: Application Processing,
      Special Studies, Government and Community Relations, Commission and
      Committee Support, Administrative and Human Resources Support, and
      Financial Management.

      The Senior Analyst Position:

      This is the highest level class in the LAFCO Analyst series. With minimal
      direction, the position performs complex professional analytical work in
      support of LAFCO�s statutory activities; may supervise staff and
      consultants; manages specific functions as assigned; serves as LAFCO
      representative as assigned; and performs other duties as required. This is
      an at will, full-time position. Supervision Received and Exercised

      The Senior Analyst receives general direction from the LAFCO Executive
      Officer. Responsibilities may include direct or functional supervision of
      professional, technical and clerical personnel.

      Examples of Duties:

      Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

      - Evaluates, analyzes, coordinates, prepares and presents complex
      background data, studies, petitions, proposals, applications, reports,
      resolutions and recommendations to the LAFCO Executive Officer and/or to
      the LAFCO Commission and Committees;
      - Maintains, revises and interprets the LAFCO policies, procedures and
      maps;
      - May plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the work of staff or
      consultant personnel, as assigned;
      - Attends LAFCO meetings and makes public presentations;
      - Works closely with public agencies, the public, media and special
      interest groups to form consensus on a variety of complicated subjects;
      - Represents LAFCO to local, state and federal agencies and community
      groups while maintaining strong liaisons and open communication with
      agencies and administrative staff of the County, cities and
      special districts;
      - Monitors and evaluates local agencies, their service capabilities and
      proposals for changes or organization or jurisdictional boundaries;
      - Prepares and monitors budgets, contracts and financial activity
      reports for areas of assigned responsibility and assists in other
      administrative budget and financial reporting activities;
      - Executes the terms and conditions of LAFCO documents in accordance
      with determinations of LAFCO;
      - Assists the Executive Officer in implementing the Commission�s
      directions, policies and procedures, and in developing, tracking and
      managing the annual work program;
      - Actively participates in LAFCO-related organizations and other
      professional organizations; and
      - Other duties as assigned by the Executive Officer.

      Education and Experience (Typical Qualifications) Any combination of
      experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge
      and abilities will qualify, such as:

      The most competitive candidates will typically have a Bachelor�s or
      Master�s degree in urban/regional planning, public administration, or a
      closely related field, and six or more years of progressively responsible
      professional experience performing public sector planning, policy and
      program analysis duties similar to those of the position.

      The ideal candidate will have worked for a LAFCO or as a senior/principal
      land use planner for a California city or county, and have working
      knowledge of statutory purposes and responsibilities of LAFCO, and other
      State and local laws including the California Environmental Quality Act,
      and their application to LAFCO.

      License and/or Certifications

      Must possess a valid California Driver�s License at time of appointment and
      have an acceptable driving record.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Supplemental Information) The successful
      candidate must have strong analytical, communication and interpersonal
      skills. The ideal person should demonstrate expertise in:

      Knowledge of: Principles and practices of LAFCO. Applicable state and
      local laws, policies and regulations relating to LAFCO, with special
      emphasis on the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act,
      the California Environmental Quality Act, local planning and land use laws
      and their applicability to LAFCO. Principles and practices of ethics,
      accountability and transparency in local government. Statistical and
      research methods and techniques. Principles and practices of budgets,
      financial analysis and reporting. Principles and practices of effective
      training, supervision and performance management. Principles and practices
      used in project management and public sector contract management.

      Ability to: Interpret, analyze and effectively communicate complex
      technical and policy information. Demonstrate excellent oral and written
      communication skills, and excellent customer service skills. Prepare and
      present clear, thorough written and oral reports. Plan the work of
      professional and technical staff in compilation of technical and
      statistical data, research, and the preparation of plans, reports, studies
      and technical papers. Perform a variety of the most complex public
      planning, research information development and report preparation
      assignments. Demonstrate the technical competence and ability to meet
      assigned timelines for multiple tasks. Interpret, apply and explain laws,
      rules, policies and procedures governing LAFCO issues and actions. Work
      with and provide timely and relevant information and clear recommendations
      to the LAFCO Executive Officer. Build trust, credibility and confidence in
      the work of LAFCO throughout all of Monterey County. Be cognizant and
      sensitive to the broad economic and social diversity of Monterey County.
      Build consensus between all interests, and exercise good judgment with tact
      and diplomacy.

      Work Style and Personal Traits: The ideal candidate will have a high
      degree of integrity, be facilitative rather than confrontational in nature,
      work well with peers and supervisors as well as with difficult and
      sensitive organizational issues, and possess a commitment to very high
      ethical standards and quality public services. He/she should be someone who
      is an active listener, supportive team builder; has strong interpersonal
      and communication skills, and demonstrates an energetic work style. The
      person should also embrace challenges, is objective, open minded,
      accountable, and is comfortable working in a complex political environment.
      He/she should be able to establish and maintain cooperative and effective
      working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and
      private organizations, members of boards and commissions, legislative
      representatives, and the public. Finally, this person should be able to
      interact well and comfortably with individuals of diverse backgrounds, be
      able to approach challenges with confidence, and maintain positive,
      productive and ethical interaction with peers, the public, the Commission
      and elected officials.

      Compensation

      The salary range for this position is $69,336 to $94,249 annually,
      commensurate with experience. LAFCO also offers an excellent benefits
      package including paid annual leave, holidays, professional leave, medical,
      dental, disability and life insurance, a deferred compensation plan, and a
      PERS retirement plan. Details are available upon request. Specific terms
      and conditions of compensation will be contained in an employment agreement.

      How to Apply

      The initial filing deadline is April 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM. The search will
      continue until a successful candidate is hired. However, it is the
      intention of the LAFCO Executive Officer to screen candidates in mid-April,
      2013 and to hold initial interviews with the most qualified candidates in
      late April. Application materials received after the priority screening
      date may or may not be considered. Postmarks and faxes are not
      considered. Application materials are found at www.monterey.lafco.ca.gov.

      To apply, please submit a completed LAFCO application, responses to
      supplemental questions and a list of three professional references to:
      Kate McKenna, AICP, Executive Officer; LAFCO of Monterey County; P.O. Box
      1369, Salinas, CA 93902 or to mckennak@....

      Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants
      who are determined to be the most qualified will be invited to participate
      further in the process. This process may include a written test/exercise,
      panel interview, and a final interview. Appointment will be based on
      education, training, experience and other job-related characteristics, in
      addition to the successful completion of a thorough background
      investigation, reference checks, and verification of identity and
      eligibility to work in the United States. An at-will employment agreement
      will be executed with the successful candidate. If you have any questions,
      or if you believe that you possess a disability that would require process
      accommodation, please call (831)754-5838. LAFCO of Monterey County is an
      Equal Opportunity Employer.


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