Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Plans, organizes, manages, coordinates and directs the work of staff assigned to the planning, development and implementation of automated systems.
- Develops long-term planning and funding documents, negotiates funding with State and federal agencies and oversees cost allocation planning.
- Approves contractor and vendor billings and authorizes payment for services.
- Manages technology changes and recommends change management processes to agency administration.
- Evaluates operations for enhancing efficiency and reducing cost.
- Evaluates complex computer system specifications, coordinates migration and implementation by completed systems or components of systems and provides training and evaluation for assigned staff.
- Assists with the development and administration of the Branch budget.
- Responsible for the organization and development of planning documents, contracts, progress reports, and a variety of analytical reports, special studies, and recommendations.
- Gathers data, organizes information, and performs a variety of highly complex studies and projects.
- Represents department data processing functions with other County staff and government agencies.
Minimum Qualifications Education:
Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a major in computer science, public administration, business administration, or a related area. (Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)Experience:
Two (2) years of responsible staff analysis work experience comparable to that of a Staff Services Analyst II with Merced County which has included the analysis, development, management and administration of electronic data processing systems.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment, including repetitive hand and arm motions.
- Frequently sit for extended periods.
- Frequently use hand-eye coordination.
- Occasionally operate a motor vehicle
- Occasionally lift up to 40 pounds
- Plan, develop, implement and evaluate automated systems and systems improvements.
- Establish, implement and achieve unit goals and objectives.
- Effectively apply technology to all department operations including new technology and apply to agency operations.
- Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
- Negotiate and write contracts.
- Read and analyze data, interpret policies, procedures, and regulations to develop appropriate conclusions, to establish policies and procedures for assigned unit, and to prepare reports.
- Meet deadlines under stressful conditions.
- Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Make presentations to the community and other agencies.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Federal and State Data Processing project rules.
- Federal and State funding mechanisms.
- Familiarity with and understanding of principles, methods, and problems of public administration, organization, and management.
- Methods of negotiation
- Current social, political, economic, and scientific developments and trends.
- Research techniques and statistics.
- Principles and methods of administrative and data processing analysis and management.
- Computer systems and their application to public sector management.
- Principles of effective employee management, supervision, training, and development.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Plan, organize, direct, manage and coordinate the operations, functions, and services of assigned staff in the automated system development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement functions of the department.
- Provide direction, supervision, training, development, and work evaluation for assigned staff.
- Assist with budget development and expenditure control.
- Review the work of assigned staff and resolve a variety of problems.
- Be responsible for the development, organization, preparation, and presentation of planning documents, contracts, cost allocation plans and a variety of reports, special projects, and recommendations.
- Coordinate assigned functions and services with other Department units and government agencies.
- Perform a variety of the most complex analytical work, administrative support assignments, and program development and implementation work.
- Effectively represent the department in contacts with other County Departments, community organizations, and other government agencies.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
- Negotiate approvals and funding with State and Federal agencies.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE 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.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
DISABILITY INSURANCE Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County. LIFE INSURANCE
$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 The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount. EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
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