Department Analyst Ii

County of Marin
Full Time $8,082 - $9,772 Per year CA 120 N Redwood Dr Suite 3, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES At Health & Human Services, we serve our community through the values of support, unity, trust and excellence with one common goal: to promote and protect the health, well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all in Marin. Join our team of bright, committed, and energetic people who also want to make an impact through public service.


The Department Analyst II is part of Marin’s Substance Use Administration team, which is in the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS). The program addresses substance use and related impacts in Marin County. The Substance Use Administration team values collaboration as foundational  for designing, implementing and managing an effective and culturally responsive continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services.  We believe that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery is possible.    Despite an excellent array of services and strategies, Marin continues to see devastating community impacts, including an increase in fatal and non-fatal overdoses.  

This position is responsible for developing data collection systems and performing a variety of complex data analyses to evaluate program and system-level performance and outcomes. Main areas of work include quality improvement, assessing compliance with federal Medicaid laws and state and federal behavioral health policies, program evaluation, and contract monitoring of substance use treatment contracts. This position provides training and technical assistance to contracted and other community partners, including supporting use of the BHRS Electronic Medical Record system.  It develops policies and procedures and makes policy and program recommendations to Division management. 


Health and Human Services has embraced a hybrid work schedule that considers that some duties of this position may be performed remotely. An option to telework up to three days per week and work the remaining days onsite in San Rafael, CA is available; however, the successful candidate must be able to report to County facilities for meetings, work assignments, and/or disaster service work upon short notice, as needed and deemed appropriate. While onboarding and training, the successful candidate may be required to work primarily onsite before establishing a hybrid work schedule.  A minimum of two days per week on site are required.


Our Highly Qualified Candidate: 

The ideal candidate possesses knowledge of and experience in analyzing fiscal and program data for the purposes of continuous quality improvement and reporting, as well as familiarity with quality improvement methods. Having this experience in a Behavioral Health setting is preferred.

This position requires demonstrated experience with Excel and/or PowerBI at the intermediate to advanced level. It requires strong ability and experience in these areas: data analyses and data presentation skills, data management and data technology skills, communication including the ability to communicate complex topics with a diverse audience, teamwork, and attention to detail.  The ideal candidate should possess  knowledge of substance use programs, and familiarity with electronic medical records systems. The successful candidate should be team-oriented, have the ability to make sound, independent decisions while meeting the varying needs and deadlines of the division.

The ideal candidate will have a high degree of organization and ability to manage multiple projects at once. The candidate will have the ability to organize and lead workgroups with stakeholders from different parts of the organization and community. The ideal candidate will demonstrate clear and effective communication skills, both oral and written. 

The ideal candidate is familiar with regulations concerning Medi-Cal Managed Care Behavioral Health Plans and can navigate, analyze, and interpret State and Federal directives for the purpose of implementation and/or monitoring and reporting. The candidate would be able to provide technical assistance to stakeholders for new and ongoing initiatives.

  • Principles and practices of business and public administration.
  • Principles and practices of work planning, data collection and analysis, project management and research methodology.
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct research and analytical studies.
  • Interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations.
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, correspondence, policies, procedures and other written materials.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including other departments, community members and organizations, public and private agencies, and local, state and federal agencies.
  • Effectively represent assigned programs, the department and County in meetings and presentations.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please note that you must have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications in order to be considered for this position: 

In addition to the above, two years of professional level experience performing administrative, legislative, operational and/or policy analysis; program or project design, planning and implementation; research analysis; strategic planning; or closely related work. 

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IMPORTANT: The first 25 candidates who meet minimum qualifications will continue to the next step in the recruitment process. Additional applications may be reviewed in the order received as needed.  

The selection process may include Microsoft Office Excel, PowerBI and analytical/problem solving testing.

If you are invited to round one interviews, they are scheduled on June 7, 2024.

If you are invited to round two interviews, they are scheduled on June 11, 2024.

All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your account to view these emails. 


Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.


Candidates selected are subject to fingerprinting by the Sheriff's Department and must pass a Department of Justice LiveScan background check prior to appointment.


All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.