Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Performs a variety of general analytical work, system and program development, and provides administrative support for division or department assigned.
- Gathers, analyzes, and presents information/data. Also works with other governmental agencies.
- Develops recommendations and alternatives on policies, program systems development and implementation.
- Reviews and analyzes legislation and regulations, advising executive management on its potential impact. Also facilitates departmental compliance with federal and state plans.
- Develops staff training needs assessments and training programs. Provides training to Department staff and community organizations.
- Represents the Department with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
- Assists with the preparation of public information documents, prepares and monitors division and department budget and assists with preparing and monitoring grant proposals programs.
- Conducts automation planning and identification and analysis of department programmatic requirements and system changes and problems.
- Prepares and devises charts, workload statistics, writes staff reports, prepares materials for Board of Supervisors, enters, manipulates, retrieves information, develops ad hoc reports and performs all required departmental functions of the computerized human resources information system.
Depending upon area of assignment, may also be required to perform the following duties:
- Conducts job audits and prepares drafts of class specifications, prepares special studies, statistical reports and surveys, and participates in making recommendations for revision or maintenance of the classification and pay plan.
- Performs administrative analysis, fiscal analysis, personnel, staff development, employment and training, social services, family support, eligibility services, mental health services, alcohol & drug services, makes administrative decisions and provides support.
- Maintain records, evaluates various correspondence and applications for employment, and assists in the recruitment and selection process.
- Develops and reviews materials in compliance with EEO, Affirmative action and County and CDSS guidelines. Also serves as Department EEO Counselor and Title VII investigator.
- Monitors departmental budget and accounting systems, fiscal forecasting, departmental fiscal management, and the preparation and submission of annual and quarterly staffing, expenditures, funding and status reports.
- Coordinates data processing activities involving programs, plans system test activities and approves data processing changes prior to new production releases. May also supervise the help desk.
- Prepares contracts and participates in contract negotiations.
STAFF SERVICES ANALYST I
Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university in public administration, business administration, computer science, political science or similar field.
None required. (Progressively responsible professional experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
STAFF SERVICES ANALYST II
Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university in public administration, business administration, computer science, political science or similar field. (Experience directly involving the area of Department assignment or experience providing complex program management may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
One (1) year of work experience performing work comparable to the class of Staff Services Analyst I, involving the area of Department assignment, in Merced County.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary