• Los Angeles, California
  • May 18, 2024
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Planning and Development
  • Salary: $138,099.36 - $186,121.20 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information



When to Submit Your Application: Applications will be accepted beginning May 21, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. (PT). This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

No withhold will be allowed for this examination.

Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive Job Opportunity

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Who We Are
The County of Los Angeles is the largest employer in Southern California with over 112,000 employees across 36 departments and an operating budget of $36 billion. The County provides vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

The Opportunity
We are pursuing qualified candidates to fill Principal Analyst, CEO positions within the Chief Executive Office’s Legislative Affairs Division. Under the general direction of a Manager, CEO, the position assists the Chief Executive Office to manage the County's administrative and financial affairs related to legislation.

Essential Job Functions

Position Responsibilities
  • Leads the pursuit of complex County-sponsored legislation at the Federal and/or State level.
  • Collaborates in the selection and pursuit of complex co-sponsored legislation at the Federal and/or State level.
  • Reviews State and/or Federally complex legislation and budget proposals by working directly with County departments to analyze the fiscal, programmatic, and service impact to the County in order to provide strategic recommendations on advocacy strategies to the Board of Supervisors and the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Develops a list of the County’s highest legislative priorities and policies by collaborating with County departments and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Board of Supervisors, Commissions, Departmental Divisions).
  • Updates the County's Federal and State Legislative Agendas by working with County departments to review existing agendas and to submit recommendations for changes to existing, new, and/or deletion of obsolete policies.
  • Analyzes complex proposals by policy area in the Federal and State budgets by reviewing, evaluating, and reporting on all the items contained in each of the budgets by policy area (e.g. social services, health/mental health, public safety).
  • Acts as a legislative advocate for the County by assisting in developing, managing and maintaining strategic partnerships with elected officials, government agencies and other external stakeholders (e.g. State Associations, Community Based Organizations).
  • Prepares various correspondence related to legislative affairs and internal performance metrics.
  • Serves as the County’s liaison to elected officials, legislative staff and government agencies at the local, State and Federal levels.
  • Develops and administers training to County departments on the Federal and State legislative and budget process to ensure that County departments are effective and contributing partners in the advocacy efforts of the County.


Requirements to Qualify
Three (3) years of experience at the level of Senior Analyst, CEO* analyzing and recommending solutions to problems in legislation and State and Federal budget proposals (e.g., tracking proposed legislation, determining impact of proposed legislation on an entity's programs and services, advocating at the State and Federal level for the support of measures that would enhance an entity's programs, revenues, operations, and services, and identifying State and Federal legislation and budget proposals which would negatively impact an entity's programs, finances and operations which the entity would oppose).

Special Requirement Information
*In the County of Los Angeles, experience at the level of Senior Analyst, CEO is gained in a central agency or corporate headquarter, working independently to provide professional staff support to the head of an organization in the planning, coordination, direction, and control of legislative analysis.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Physical Expectations
This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

Out-of-Class Experience will not be accepted for this examination.

Additional Information

Our Assessment Process
After meeting our requirements, we will evaluate your fitness for this opportunity using the following assessment:

Part I: Multiple-choice and/or simulation assessment(s), weighted 75%, assessing:
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Professional Potential
  • Achievement
  • Coping with Uncertainty
  • Responsibility
  • Working to High Quality Standards
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Maintaining Good Working Relationships
  • Analyzing Information
  • Learning Quickly
  • Generating New Ideas
  • Using Time Efficiently
  • Adapting to Change

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in Part I in order to proceed to Part II - writing assessment.


Part II: A writing assessment, weighted 25%, assessing English Structure and Content, Written Expression, and Prioritizing Information.

Candidates must meet the requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the exam in order to be placed on the eligible register. Candidates receiving a passing score will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of 6 months following the date of promulgation.

NOTE: All notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add , , , , and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

It is also important that you provide a valid email address. DO NOT select "off" under Email Preferences within your profile or click "unsubscribe" on our notices if you would like the County of Los Angeles to notify you regarding your application status, test schedules, and other important information pertaining to your candidacy for this position. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Test Preparation
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help you preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at . Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional online practice tests are available at .

Eligibility Information
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of six (6) months following the date of promulgation.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Testing Accommodation
If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, you will be given the opportunity to make a request when completing your application. Please note, you may be required to submit documentation from a qualified medical provider or other qualified professional to support your request for a testing accommodation.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online only. We must receive your application before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the exam requirements as listed on this job posting. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verificationat any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment. Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the exam requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application, and you may be disqualified.

All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications.

Have any questions about anything listed above? Contact us:

Department Contact Name: Jasmine Hines
Department Contact Phone: (213) 738-2008
Department Contact Email:
Exam Number: M0830D-R
Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2929
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

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