Staff Analyst (Journey)

  • Solano County, CA
  • Fairfield, California
  • Aug 08, 2023
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Human Resources and Personnel
  • Salary: $41.75 - $50.75/hour; $86,836.85 - $105,550.74/year USD

Job Description



COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:
  • Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
  • Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
  • Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
  • Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies •
  • Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation
  • Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and, •
  • Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

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The Position

This is the journey level class in the Staff Analyst series. Under general supervision, the Staff Analyst performs a variety of financial management roles to include preparing, r eviewing, analyzing, auditing and monitoring budgets, expenditures, grants, and contracts; and conducts analytical studies involving the operations, programs and services of the department served to develop and/or improve systems and procedures and to recommend and implement solutions. Incumbents may provide supervision over a small clerical or technical support staff, however, financial management and analytical problem-solving are the major components of this class.

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.


Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field or, if in a different related field, have completed nine (9) semester, or thirteen and one half (13.5) quarter units in the field of accounting.


Experience : O ne (1) year of responsible professional work experience equivalent to the functions performed by a Staff Analyst (Entry) within the particular field of expertise required.

Applicants are required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C.

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Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2023 calendar year is $1,900.58. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

The County observes twelve (12) full day fixed and two (2) half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holidays per year.

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Effective July 1 of each year, employees are granted 80 hours of Administrative Leave.

Employees in this class are also eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

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Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Leave for every full hour worked.

Click here to view the 2023 Benefits Summary for Extra Help

Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:
• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities

Selection Process

11/28/2023 - Next application review deadline to submit application and supporting documents.

12/15/2023 - Next application review deadline to submit application and supporting documents.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please click on "Apply Online" at the bottom of this posting.

Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by the application review deadline. Be sure to include the recruitment title (STAFF ANALYST (Journey)) and the recruitment number (23-183060-02) in your email or fax.

Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment .

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying institution, student, date, degree and area of specialization conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the application review deadline will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the application review deadline. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to . Be sure to include the recruitment title (STAFF ANALYST- JOURNEY) and the recruitment number (23-183060-02) in your email or fax.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.


I understand I must have the following education/experience to meet the minimum requirements for the Staff Analyst position:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field or, if in a different related field, have completed nine (9) semester, or thirteen and one half (13.5) quarter units in the field of accounting. AND
  • One (1) year of responsible professional work experience equivalent to the functions performed by a Staff Analyst (Entry) within the particular field of expertise required.

Yes No


I understand I must submit a copy of my degree or transcripts (official or unofficial - which verify date and degree conferred) by the application review deadline.

As stated in the position requirements, a Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance or a related field. If in a different related field, I must submit a copy of my transcripts to verify completion of nine (9) semester, or thirteen and one half (13.5) quarter units in the field of accounting.

Failure to submit verification of my education by the application review deadline will result in immediate disqualification from this recruitment.

Yes No


I understand that if I am chosen as a candidate for the Staff Analyst role within a Public Safety Agency (i.e. Sheriff’s Office, Probation Department), I will need to pass an extended background investigation prior to appointment. As part of the background investigation candidates will be required to submit a completed Personal History Statement (PHS). At this time, candidates are encouraged to view the requirements of the of the PHS by visiting , clicking on “FORMS”, then selecting “Personal History Statement Peace Officer.”

Yes No

Are you willing to complete the Personal History Statement (PHS) and be interviewed within Probation, Sheriff's Office and/or District Attorney's Office?

Yes No


One of the core responsibilities of the Staff Analyst position is budget analysis and preparation, and revenue forecasting. Please describe your experience developing, reviewing, analyzing, auditing and monitoring expenditures and revenues against adopted budgets. Include type of department or program, size of the organization, size of the budget, and significant issues associated with the budget.


Describe your experience in developing, monitoring and/or enforcing contracts involving rigid response time and performance parameters.


Describe your experience with conducting analytical projects and/or operational studies. Please identify a specific project, study, problem or purpose, and the end result related to the experience that you are describing.


Describe your experience and skill using computers and software applications. Identify any training courses completed.


Describe your experience in providing fiscal support to program managers and/or executive level managers. Be specific about types of activities as well as communication process required, and include how this information assisted managers.

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE APPLICATION REVIEW DEADLINE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: .

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the application review deadline of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play... The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years - the only California community with that distinction.
  • Live - Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn - Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work - The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento-the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

County Population (2019): 447, 643


Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

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