• Riverside, California
  • Apr 26, 2024
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $80,796.00 - $108,276.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of SENIOR MANAGEMENT ANALYST to fill one (1) vacancy in Special Transit Administration Division of the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within various departments for this classification for up to six (6) months.

The Senior Management Analyst will be under the administrative direction of the Transportation Manager and will support Special Transportation Division within the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department to develop, implement, project, and monitor revenue and expense-related activities; manage the administration and fiscal oversight of Federal and State grants; provide assistance with the fiscal oversight of the Transportation Development Act (TDA), assi st with the preparation and monitoring of the Division's annual budget; and perform other related work as required.

Next review of applications: May 20, 2024

Work Performed

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct complex research and analyses activities concerning organizational structure, staffing, operations, procedures and policies; make recommendations for departmental and city policy.
  • In conjunction with the appropriate departments and outside agencies, develop, implement, project and monitor revenue and expense related activities for city programs and contracted services.
  • Participate in the development of management information systems and processes.
  • Provide training, technical support, and group presentations to employees, executive management, and elected officials regarding operational policies and procedures.
  • Prepare council reports, financial reports, statistical tables, charts and graphs.
  • Serve as a management liaison to various boards, committees, and citizen advisory groups, as assigned.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate para-professional, technical and clerical staff as assigned.
  • Coordinate the departmental computer operations; assist in the identification and recommendation of computer software and hardware needs, acquisition/installation, application design and implementation, and computer operation and maintenance, as assigned.

In addition to the above duties, when assigned to other large departments:
  • Direct and coordinate the fiscal and analytical operations of the department, which may include, but are not limited to, the functions of budgeting, fiscal control, accounting, purchasing, personnel, grant preparation and analysis, contract administration, capital improvements, and computer operations.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of the departmental budget; review, analyze, and compile budgets of various programs or divisions; explain needs and provide justifications for items; review and decide on expenditure requests and budget variances.
  • Perform analysis and review of rates; assist in development or revision of rate structures.
  • Monitor and analyze federal and state legislation and regulatory actions.
  • Develop, review, and analyze budgeted revenue estimates and fund sheets for preliminary and final budgets.


Education: The equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, finance, accounting or a closely related field. Two years of professional experience may substitute for two years of the required education on a year for year basis.

Experience: A range of 3-5 years of experience in governmental budgetary, finance, and revenue analysis and projections activities, preferably in municipal government. A master's degree may substitute for one year of experience.

Necessary Special Requirement:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid, appropriate Class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Highly Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and/or experience with grant writing and administration including grant claims, tracking expenditures and reconciling payments.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in organizing and coordinating all payroll functions for the Department.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in reconciling, researching and identifying discrepancies for daily customer transactions.

Selection Process


1) Completed Employment Application

2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.

If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.

NOTE : The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.

Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.

Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at .An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.
All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.


Level II includes Senior Management, Management and Professional classifications (Exempt).

The City offers an attractive benefits package, the central provisions of which are as follows:
  • Retirement for Classic Members - For employees hired after 1/1/2013 who are CLASSIC MEMBERS of California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) or a reciprocal agency as of 12/31/12 and have not been separated from service from such agency for six months or more, the retirement benefit shall be 2.7 % @ age 55; 3 year final compensation. The required employee contribution is 8%.The City does not participate in Social Security; thus, employees do not bear this additional 6.2% expense.
  • Retirement for New Members - For employees hired 1/1/2013 or later and who ARE NOT a member of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) or a reciprocal agency as of 12/31/12, or those who have been separated from a public agency which contracts with CalPERS or a reciprocal agency for six months or more, the retirement benefit shall be 2% at age 62; 3 year final compensation.The required employee contribution is 50% of the normal cost. And is subject to change per CalPERS every fiscal year. The City does not participate in Social Security; thus, employees do not bear this additional 6.2% expense.
  • Health Insurance - The City offers six health insurance plans and contributes up to $1,516 per month for HMO plans (family coverage).
  • Dental Insurance - The City provides three dental insurance plans and contributes up to $45 per month.
  • Vision Insurance - The City provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP) for employees and their dependents that are enrolled in medical coverage.
  • Life Insurance - The City provides and pays for term life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment equal to two times the annual salary rounded to the next highest $1,000 (up to $700k) plus AD&D. Additional Life Insurance is available and voluntary for employee and eligible dependents (up to $300k).
  • Deferred Compensation - The City contributes $100 per month with a minimum employee contribution of $12.50 per check.Participation in the deferred compensation plan is optional.
  • Leave Benefits - Includes all the typical vacation leave, sick leave, bereavement leave, and holiday benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Account - The City offers a Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plan for optional participation.
  • Long Term Disability - The City offers optional enrollment in the Long Term Disability Plan.
  • LegalEase Plan - Optional legal services plan for employees and eligible dependents.
  • Critical Illness Plan - Optional critical illness insurance plan for employees and eligible dependents.
  • Vacation Accrual - 0-9 yrs. = 144 hrs., 10+ yrs. = 184 hrs.
  • Administrative Leave - 64 hrs per fiscal year.

For additional benefits information, please visit the following website:

For part-time, benefitted positions the insurance and other benefits (leave accruals, holidays, etc.) are pro-rated based on ½ or ¾ time status.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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