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Staff Services Analyst I

$3,778.00 – $4,596.00 Monthly
Job Type
Plumas County Department of Social Services
Job Number
Tentative Written Exam Date
Tentative Oral Exam Date – Week of
Position Information
The Staff Services Analyst I/II classes are responsible for performing professional level analytical duties involving general administrative, staff development, fiscal, and/or program analytical work. Incumbents gather, tabulate, analyze, and chart data; interview and consult with departmental officials, employees, and others to give and receive information; prepare reports and make recommendations on procedures, policies, and program/functional area issues and alternatives; review and analyze proposed legislation and advise management on the potential impact; make decisions in financial, and other administrative systems of average to difficult complexity; prepare correspondence; and perform other related duties as assigned.  Incumbents do not supervise other professional staff, but may supervise clerical and/or technical employees as an ancillary duty (not as the preponderant responsibility of the position).

The Staff Services Analyst I level is the entry level into the professional Staff Services series. Incumbents work under close supervision. Assignments are generally limited in scope and under the direction of a higher-level employee. As experience is gained, the incumbent is granted more independence from supervision. Most incumbents are expected to promote to the II level after one year of satisfactory performance; however, positions limited to analytical duties of a more routine, repetitive nature will be permanently allocated to the Staff Services Analyst I level.

The Staff Services Analyst II is the journey level in the series. Incumbents work under direction and are responsible for performing the full range of duties at the journey level and working independently. This class differs from the Staff Services Analyst III in that the latter is the advanced journey-level class in the series where incumbents typically serve as lead workers over other analysts and/or are assigned the more highly specialized and complex duties in their work units, often involving department-wide responsibilities and assignments.

At the Staff Services Analyst II level, assignment can be in any one the following options: staff development, fiscal, or program analysis; or, incumbents may be assigned to perform general duties that encompass a broad scope of administrative analytical functions and areas of responsibility. For positions specifically assigned to a specialized option, specific minimum qualifications and recruitments are permitted.

Minimum Qualifications
Pattern 1: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor’s degree;
Pattern 2: Two (2) years (60 semester or 90 quarter) of college units;
One (1) year of full time experience as an Eligibility Worker III, Integrated Case Worker III, Employment and Training Worker III, Social Worker II, Accounting Technician, Child Support Specialist III, or Staff Services Specialist; OR Two (2) years of full time experience as an Eligibility Worker II, Integrated Case Worker II, Employment and Training Worker II, Account Clerk III, or Child Support Specialist II; OR Two (2) years of full time technical level experience involving general administrative, personnel, fiscal, staff development, or program work.

Substitution: Additional progressively responsible para-professional experience performing complex duties of a technical nature in any of the functional areas noted above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

NOTE: Applicants who anticipate receiving their bachelor’s degree within three months of the application deadline may apply, but will not be eligible for appointment until they have received their degree.

While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

  • A valid driver license may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Positions may require pre-employment screening, including background checks, and fingerprinting.
  • Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. Applicable agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information.
  • Recruitments that note continuous under the closing date are subject to close at any time. Applications will not be accepted after a continuous recruitment is closed.
  • The written exam and oral exam dates will be determined once the recruitment closes.

If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), Merit System Services (MSS), at or 916-323-2363 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.

Plumas County, with a population of 23,090, is located near the northeast corner of California where the Sierra and the Cascade mountains meet and includes rugged canyons, 110 crystal clear lakes, grassy meadows, 1,000 miles of streams. The County seat of Quincy, with a population of approximately 5,300 is about 85 miles from Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. Plumas County offers U.S. National Forests covering over 70% of its area and family recreational opportunities including: golfing, swimming, fishing, bicycling, jet-skiing, parasailing, picnicking, bird-watching, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

Plumas County Department of Social Services
CalHR, Attn: Merit System Services
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, California, 95811
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Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Salary Range: $3,778.00 - $4,596.00 Monthly/DOE