Policy & Financial Analyst

  • Solano County, CA
  • Fairfield, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $112,127.55 - $136,291.73/year USD
  • Salary Top: 136291 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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Mission: Promote Healthy, Safe and Stable Lives

Vision: A Healthy, Safe and Stable Community

Core Values:
  • Diversity: We respect and value cross -culturalism creating an environment that is inclusive for all.
  • Respect: We treat people with care and courtesy
  • Integrity: We do what we say we will.
  • Fairness: We are consistent and unbiased in decisions.
  • Transparency: We communicate the how and why.
  • Equity: We ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities.
  • Responsiveness: We react quickly and positively.

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The Position

The Policy & Financial Analyst resides within the Health & Social Services Department (HSS) in the Administration Division. Incumbent u nder general direction of the Director of Administrative Services, plans, prepares, and analyzes budgets for program areas, conducts management analysis and high-level data analysis, provide decision support data essential for program planning and outcome measurements, mentors analysts and other technical staff; performs other duties as required.

Employees may be promoted to the class of Policy and Financial Manager without further competition upon meeting qualification and performance requirements.

This position is an “at-will” senior management position and is exempt from the civil service; incumbents serve at the discretion of the appointing authority.


Experience: Four years of professional level public sector administrative experience involving fiscal, operational and/or policy analysis, which demonstrates possession of and competency in requisite knowledge and abilities; AND

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college preferably in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics or a related social science field is required. A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field is highly desirable.

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Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,900.50 per month for 2023. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More 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 12 fixed, paid holidays per year. Additionally, the County offers two (2) partial-fixed holidays per year.

Vacation is accrued at approximately 15 days per year. Effective July 1 of each year, employees are granted 80 hours of Administrative Leave.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees are 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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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

12/08/23- Deadline to submit application and required 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.

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 visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com , to apply. 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 (Policy & Financial Analyst) and the recruitment number (23-107250-01) 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 applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or transcripts - official or unofficial (verifying the student, institution, date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to the contingent job offer.

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 close of the recruitment. 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 mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com . When submitting documents by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Policy & Financial Analyst) and the recruitment number (23-107250-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue 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.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


Do you have any experience in maintaining the general ledger, including year-end close?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


Do you have any experience in managing fixed assets, including oversight of annual inventory?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


Do you have any experience in supervising Accounts Payable?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


Do you have any experience in supervising Purchasing?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


Do you have any experience supervising professional accountants?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


Do you have any experience supervising paraprofessional/technical staff?

Yes, less than 1 year of supervisory experience
Yes, 1-3 years of supervisory experience
Yes, 3-6 years of supervisory experience
Yes, more than 6 years of supervisory experience
No experience


Do you have experience working with external auditors on an annual financial statement audit or Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Single Audit?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


Do you have experience in developing a budget in the public sector?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


If you answered "yes" to question 8, what is the size of the budget?

Less than $1 million
$1-$5 million
$5-$10 million
More than $10 million


Do you have experience in contract management and monitoring?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


Do you have experience in subrecipient monitoring?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No experience


Do you have governmental accounting experience?

Yes, less than 1 year of experience
Yes, 1-3 years of experience
Yes, 3-6 years of experience
Yes, more than 6 years of experience
No governmental accounting experience


Do you have a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) license?

Yes, active CPA license
Yes, inactive CPA license
Yes, active CIA License
Yes, inactive CIA License

Supplemental Information

Background Checks: The County may conduct a background check and a reference check on candidates prior to appointment to a position within this class

Selectees for appointment must, as a condition of employment, sign a statement agreeing to comply with mandatory child and elder abuse reporting, drug free workforce, and confidentiality.

Independent Travel: Incumbents are required to travel independently, for example, to perform work at other work sites, to attend meetings with other County employees, etc.

Hours of Work: Incumbents may be required to work weekends, holidays, irregular hours, on-call, and after normal business hours.

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: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215 .

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County


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

Special Instructions

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Job Address

Fairfield, California United States View Map