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January 7, 2019
Sacramento, California
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The Department of Public Works is seeking an Integrated Waste Planning Administrator (Program Analyst) for the Recycling and Solid Waste (RSW) Division Landfill Operations.

This positionis primarily responsible for developing and maintaining policies, services, and programs for the City's compliance with the requirements of Senate Bill 1383 (SB1383).SB 1383's goals include the implementation of food waste collection as a part of green waste to achieve organics diversion and reduce levels of statewide disposal of organic waste. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, planning necessary to implement all related processes in support of SB 1383, debris management and solid waste master planning.The position will also collaborate with regional agencies to complete a joint needs assessment for organics/green waste disposal options, and attend stakeholder workshops with City, County, and State officials to discuss the SB 1383 implementation process.

The Integrated Waste Planning Administrator (Program Analyst) will prepare a variety of technical reports, including the tracking of related legislation, and providing analysis on the effect of new laws or administrative regulations to RSW's programs.

The ideal candidate will have experience in environmental planning, program and project management, analysis, and the ability to clearly communicate the program polices with other departments or outside entities.The candidate will also possess strong organizational skills and exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with employees, upper management, and customers.

Under general direction, 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.

This journey-level exempt classification is populated with multiple incumbents. Incumbents perform a broad range of functional program management duties for programs with department or citywide impact. Incumbents may independently perform moderately complex program management work and make independent decisions on routine activities, or may perform complex program management work under closer direction and exercise less independent judgment and discretion. Duties require complete knowledge of departmental and program or project operating policies and procedures. The Program Analyst is distinguished from the higher class of Program Specialist in that the latter manages multiple programs of greater visibility and impact.

This classification is distinguished from the Administrative Analyst in that the latter is responsible for internal administrative functions for a department, while the Program Analyst has functional responsibility for a program or project.

General supervision is provided by higher-level department or division administrative personnel. Responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of technical and clerical personnel.


  • 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.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public administration.
  • Principles and practices of program management, analysis, and coordination.
  • Principles of program performance measurement, systems analysis, and statistical measurement.
  • Research techniques, methods, and procedures; basic methods of statistical analysis.
  • Methods of reporting information.
  • Principles and practices of organization and public administration.
  • Principles, methods, and practices of municipal finance, budgeting, and accounting.
  • Principles, methods, and practices of basic methods of procurement, contracting, and/or grant writing.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.

Skill in:

  • Providing customer service, including dealing with people in sensitive situations and problem resolution.
  • Making presentations and conducting meetings.
  • Use of computers, computer applications, and software.

Ability to:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Effectively administer assigned program responsibilities.
  • Collect and analyze data and make sound recommendations.
  • Review organizational and administrative problems; recommend and implement appropriate courses of action.
  • Interpret and apply City policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Meet multiple deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


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.


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.

Proof of Education:

Proof of education such as college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, or fax to (916) 596-1556. If submitting in person or via fax, please include your name andJob#014003-19-IWPAon your documents. Unofficial transcripts or degree copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted before you will be considered for any positions.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application:(Pass/Fail) ? All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office:

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applicationswill be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section.Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
  • Proof of required education and/or degree equivalency must be submittedonlinewith your application, emailed [email protected], delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by fax or mail by the final filing deadline.
  • 2. Supplemental Questionnaire:(Pass/Fail) ? In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire:

    • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
    • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
    • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
    • Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the selection process.

    3.Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)? Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.

    4. Interview Process: Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. TheDirector will review the results, if necessary conduct additional interviews, and forward the recommendation to the City Manager's Office for final action.

    5.Conditional Hire:Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete LiveScan / fingerprinting and receive Human Resources approvalpriorto receiving a start date from the Department.


    For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

    • Please visit a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
    • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at;
    • Send an email [email protected];
    • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or
    • Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.

    Bilingual Pay
    Did you know that the City offers bilingual pay? That's right, most labor agreements offer the option of providing employees with bilingual pay if the department deems it to be operationally necessary.

    Pension Reform Act
    The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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    APPLICATION: I understand that the experience I list in the "Work Experience" section of the employment application will be used to determine if I meet the minimum qualifications as stated on the job announcement. A resume, responses to the supplemental questions, or employment history listed elsewhere in the application or attachments will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section of the employment application. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).

    • Yes
    I understand that I must submit proof of education to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline. You may attach documents electronically; e-mail them to [email protected]; mail/deliver hard copies to the Employment Office; or fax them with a cover sheet that contains your name, the exam number and title, and number of documents being sent. The fax number is (916) 596-1556. Unofficial transcripts or copies of degrees are acceptable.

    • Yes
    Are you in a familial, cohabitant, or amorous relationship with any current employee of the City of Sacramento? Examples of these relationships include: spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, first cousin, grandparent, great-grandparent, grandchild, or great-grandchild. Relations may be by blood, marriage, adoption, or domestic partnership, including in-law, step- and half-relationships. (If yes, please answer the next question)

    • Yes
    • No
    Please list name of relative, relationship and department that your relative works in. (If not applicable, please type N/A)

      SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: The answers to the questions below will be evaluated along with the information provided in your employment application. Therefore, your answers must be consistent with your employment application information (especially in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections), must be unambiguous, and must contain sufficient but concise detail and organization to facilitate the screening process. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of completing this Supplemental Questionnaire or in place of completing the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the employment application. Lack of clarity, incomplete or inconsistent information, and/or disorganized presentation will negatively affect your evaluation. I understand and agree to the above instructions.

      • Yes
      Describe your experience with environmental planning and/or project management, including any preparation of planning related documents and/or submission to environmental agencies.

        Describe your experience implementing or working in recycling and/or solid waste collection programs. If none, please provide examples of similar service provision or collection programs in other municipal or private sector operations.

          Describe your experience working in the recycling and solid waste industry, including any related regulatory programs. If none, please provide relative experience of similar service provision or collection programs in other municipal or private sector operations.

            Describe your experience analyzing data and producing reports for the following:
            a)Research projects b)Technical analysis c)Letters or reports to local, state, or federal agencies

              Describe your experience working with multiple agencies on a regional project to cut cost, gain operational efficiencies, and meet deadlines. If you have none, please provide examples of any collaborative projects you have worked on.

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