Administrative Analyst

City of Sunnyvale
Full Time $44 - $56 Per hour CA 650 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States


Regular, Full-Time Employment Opportunity
The current vacancy is in the Information Technology Department; however, the eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill future Administrative Analyst vacancies in other Departments throughout the City.

This position opens on Monday, May 13, 2024 and the final filing date is Monday, June 3, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. or after receiving 100 qualified applicants, whichever is first. 

The position of Administrative Analyst is a fully qualified journey-level professional classification. Administrative Analyst is distinguished from Management Analyst in that the Management Analyst has a higher level of managerial, budgetary and program administration responsibility.

This position is assigned in the Administration, Fiscal and Performance Management Division, reporting to the IT Admin, Fiscal and Performance Manager. The incumbent will perform professional analysis, administrative support, and conduct research including statistical analysis of the results.  They will be responsible to assist with budget development and management, track and oversee the purchasing process, and manage the department's equipment replacement schedules as well as miscellaneous other management duties as assigned.

The City of Sunnyvale offers:
  • provides comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits;
  • contributes 4% of the 7% employee contribution to CalPERS for classic members, and
  • provides retiree medical benefits.

Under direction of an assigned supervisor or manager, performs professional analytical and administrative support and analysis for an assigned department or program; conducts research and performs statistical analysis and studies; and performs related work as assigned.


The position of Administrative Analyst is a fully qualified journey-level professional classification. Administrative Analyst is distinguished from Management Analyst in that the Management Analyst has a higher level of managerial, budgetary and program administration responsibility.

Essential Job Functions

(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
  • Conducts and summarizes comprehensive analytical studies of difficult administrative, operational, financial and/or organizational issues.
  • Performs statistical and other research as assigned.
  • Prepares and delivers oral and written reports based on information obtained through research and analysis.
  • Researches and analyzes pending and new legislation and monitors the impact to assigned department and/or program.
  • Develops current understanding of administrative and policy/program issues in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Coordinates and assembles a variety of administrative/financial/statistical information for manager's review.
  • Prepares and presents a variety of professional reports, documentation and correspondence in assignment area.
  • Receives and responds to questions from the public, outside agencies and other City departments.
  • Analyzes and initiates recommendations to improve and facilitate departmental programs, procedures and outcomes.

Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, finance, business administration, public administration or related field; AND

Two years of professional administrative and analytical experience.

Knowledge of:
  • Theory, principles and practices of public administration and municipal finance.
  • Principles and practices of financial analysis.
  • Principles and practices of analysis and research methodology.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Sources and availability of information.
  • Basic principles of program and budget development, work planning and organization.
  • Office methods, procedures, software and equipment.
Ability to: 
  • Plan, organize and perform analytical duties, ensuring that projects and reports are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Collect, interpret and utilize narrative and statistical data pertaining to area of responsibility.
  • Analyze and understand difficult issues in an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Operate a computer using word processing and business software and other office equipment.
  • Establish and maintain and promote effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Work independently and as a team member; recognize and set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
Willingness to: 

Work varying hours and attend night meetings.


Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority and a safe driving record.

  • A Master's degree in a related field
  • Previous public sector experience

Application and Selection Process

The application period closes on Monday, June 3, 2024, or after receiving 100 qualified applicants, whichever is first (postmarks or faxes are not accepted). Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience, or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City's employment page at, and click on 'City jobs'. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position.
Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the oral examination process scheduled for Wednesday June 19, 2024 and/or Thursday June 20, 2024. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).

Those candidates that receive a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies. 
Top candidates on the eligibility list will be invited to participate in an in-person selection interview with the department tentatively scheduled June 27, 2024 and June 28, 2024. Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as a medical exam(s) administered by a City selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

Please note: Any successful candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e. original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).

Positions in this job classification are represented by the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA).

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.