Public Administration Analyst




UCI Series Concepts -- UCI SIZE-NEUTRAL SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

Class Specifications - F.20
Principal Public Administration Analyst - 7261 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL
Senior Public Administration Analyst - 7262 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL
Public Administration Analyst - 7263
Assistant Public Administration Analyst - 7264 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL

July, 1978 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995
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SERIES CONCEPT

Public Administration Analysts conduct and may oversee complex 
studies of a variety of governmental problems; and perform other 
related duties as required.

Incumbents typically plan long-term studies of governmental 
problems; prepare proposals; design survey instruments and the 
sampling procedures; select and train staff; determine and locate 
sources for the collection of information and data; analyze and 
interpret findings from studies; summarize findings in written or 
printed reports as necessary; prepare data for presentation in 
graphic, pictorial, tabular, printed or written form; establish 
and maintain contacts with officials in the University, 
government, and industry for the collection and exchange of 
information; provide consultative services to departments, 
governmental and private organizations; prepare a variety of 
bibliographies related to research work; conduct original 
research on selected topics; and may oversee other employees in 
the collection of data.

Assignments are usually given on a project basis and incumbents 
are expected to fully analyze the problem, gather data and 
information, find and evaluate alternate solutions, and make 
final recommendations.

The Public Administration Analyst series consists of four levels 
with the distinction between levels based on the scope and 
complexity of assigned projects.

                          CLASS CONCEPTS

Principal Public Administration Analyst

Under direction incumbents perform the most complex studies of 
governmental problems and may be assigned responsibility for 
organizing, planning, and directing the operations of a unit 
engaged in a variety of research projects; and perform other 
related duties as required.

Incumbents typically perform independently or oversee the conduct 
of complex and especially difficult studies involving original 
research on governmental problems; plan and direct the conduct of 
comprehensive long term projects; assist principal investigators 
in the planning or major long-term projects; work with external 
public and private agencies in determining project needs; and 
consult with departments, external public and private 
organizations in developing specialized projects.

Senior Public Administration Analyst

Under direction incumbents typically perform or oversee complex 
long-term projects; prepare reports containing conclusions or 
recommendations of important consequences to designated programs; 
assist in the planning of research projects; and consult with 
departments, external public and private organizations in 
developing special programs. Incumbents may be required to 
supervise the work of others.

Public Administration Analyst

Under general supervision incumbents perform professional 
analytical work as outlined in the Series Concept. This is the 
operational level of the series.

Assistant Public Administration Analyst

Under supervision incumbents typically make studies or 
investigations of a variety of public affairs problems restricted 
in difficulty and scope; or assist others in the conduct of more 
complex studies or investigations; and perform other related 
duties as required. As examples of duties performed at this level 
incumbents collect an.dassemble analytical and factual data on 
assigned problems through library research and investigation of 
other related materials; prepare illustrative tables; draft 
preliminary reports summarizing information available on the 
problems assigned and commenting on other significance; prepare 
preliminary outlines for the conduct of studies and 
accomplishment of assigned objectives; make contacts as necessary 
with persons in public or private institutions through 
correspondence, personal interviews, or by telephone to obtain or 
validate data; prepare questionnaires, and assist in the 
collection and preliminary interpretation of field data; make 
preliminary analyses of laws, procedures, and other subjects; 
write analytical reports and descriptive non-technical summaries; 
and prepare bibliographies of average difficulty or segments of 
long or complicated bibliographies involving knowledge of a 
subject matter field.

Incumbents may prepare simple annotated bibliographies ; may 
conduct small studies involving original research; and may 
oversee others in the tabulation of data as required by 
individual assignments. This is the entry level in the 
professional series, however.positions may be assigned to this 
level on a continuing basis.

                          MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Principal Public Administration Analyst

Graduation from college with a major in political science, 
economics, public administration, business administration, or a 
related field, and six years of professional research or 
analytical experience including at least one year of pertinent 
supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education 
and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the 
successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Senior Public Administration Analyst

Graduation from college with a major in political science, 
economics, public administration, business administration, or a 
related field, and four years of professional research or 
analytical experience; or an equivalent combination of education 
and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the 
successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Public Administration Analyst

Graduation from college with a major in political science 
economics, public administration, business administration or a 
related field, and two years of professional research or 
analytical experience or a related field, and two years of 
education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential 
to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the 
position.

Assistant Public Administration Analyst

Graduation from college with a major in political science, 
economics, public administration. business administration or a 
related field; or an equivalent combination of education and 
experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the 
successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Note:  A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted 
for one year of required experience.
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