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Management Analyst - City of Issaquah ( Job # 18-0089)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,634.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,186.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Mayor's Office
Closes: December 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Is the public sector calling to you? Are you interested in a career in city management? Do you want to work on a variety of projects and make a measurable contribution? We have a great opportunity for you!

The City of Issaquah is seeking a Management Analyst in the Executive Office. We are looking for an individual who wants to serve our community, learn about running a municipality, and deliver great work products to the Mayor and City Administrator.

The Management Analyst will report directly to the City Administrator and will assist with research; data and policy analysis; preparing recommendations for the City Administrator, Mayor, and City Council; communications; issues resolution; and team and project facilitation. The Management Analyst will have opportunities to work with staff across all City departments.

Our ideal candidate has a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in city management. Strong analytical, facilitation, project management, and communication skills are required.

We anticipate that our management analyst will play a lead role in our annual state legislative agenda development, advocacy and tracking and in monitoring and reporting on our first-ever citywide strategic plan.

Issaquah is a rapidly growing, full-service community. The City is well-known for its outdoor amenities, excellent quality of life, and countless cultural opportunities. We are a customer-focused organization, committed to continuous improvement and innovation. Our mission: We enhance lives through public service.

Essential Functions
  • Provide overall leadership to City-wide projects and initiatives. Develop project planning and timelines. Ensure that appropriate deadlines are met.
  • Gather, assemble and analyze data using a variety of statistical and analytical techniques; evaluate issues, identify trends and make operational and policy recommendations.
  • Compile information for statistical, financial and budget reports.
  • Prepare documents, reports and communications. Review documents and communications on behalf of the Executive Office for content and accuracy.
  • Represent the City on inter-jurisdictional and regional initiatives and issues. Serve as a professional level resource to the Executive Office, elected officials, and other staff.
  • Prepare and present information to a variety of audiences.
  • Research and resolve a variety of issues at the request of the Executive Office and City Council.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or related field required.
  • Some experience with project management, research, analysis, and development of public policy required.
  • Master’s degree in public administration or business administration or some related coursework strongly preferred.
  • Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, techniques, and methods of project management, data analysis, and evaluation.
  • Local government administration procedures.
  • Methods and techniques of policy and financial analysis.
  • Effective business writing.  
  • Metrics and principles of measurement and analysis.      
  • Technology and software applications that can enhance effectiveness.
  • Principles and practices of local budget preparation and administration.

Skill in:

  • Project management.
  • Policy analysis and program evaluation.
  • Mathematics and advanced analytic techniques.
  • Utilizing software to perform analysis, manage data, and develop reporting.
  • Verbal and written communications.
  • Interpersonal and customer service.

Ability to:

  • Perform highly complex analysis.
  • Gather, assemble and analyze data.
  • Develop innovative and creative solutions.
  • Prepare clear and concise analytical reports.
  • Draft and negotiate effective legal documents and agreements.
  • Effectively present program issues to a variety of audiences.
  • Make recommendations regarding the development of policy guidelines and/or decisions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Manage multiple projects and varying deadlines.
  • Work closely and effectively with elected officials and staff.


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