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Principal Administrative Analyst (Business Analyst) at Metropolitan Water District Southern California

Posted in Professional Services 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan's mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan's facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants. 

Metropolitan's Administrative Services Section, Office of the Section Manager has one (1) opening for a Principal Administrative Analyst (Business Analyst) available at its Headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
As the Principal Administrative Analyst (Business Analyst) your primary responsibilities will be analyzing Metropolitan business functions to identify and assist with the implementation of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions. You will perform a wide variety of administrative activities dealing with analyzing administrative process, budgetary, financial, procedural, and organizational issues.
You will need to use different approaches and methodologies to develop, interpret and evaluate possible solutions. The work process can require developing new techniques, establishing criteria, identifying and defining unknown conditions, resolving critical problems, and incorporating technological developments. 
You will also coordinate efforts within grants management and function as a resource for Metropolitan's annual Spring Green Exposition. Evaluating internal programs and processes for improvements outside of ECM will also be required. This position will have the responsibility to plan, design, carry-out programs, projects, studies and other work independently. The analyst will act as a lead, coordinating and reviewing work assignments of employees performing the same general work on a day-to-day basis.
Within this role you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to effect positive change, manage projects, analyze and solve problems, and interact effectively with internal and external customers of all levels.
JOB DUTIES 1. Leads workgroups to identify and define management and user requirements; develops and recommends policies, procedures, systems, resource allocations, and organizational structures. Negotiates and implements recommendations.
2. Conducts and documents enterprise wide process improvement studies using industry accepted methodologies.  Recommends and may implement cost reduction options, productivity measures, modifications to enterprise wide programs, policies, and procedures. Develops post implementation review processes to assess results.
3. Authors and presents position papers, research reports, comprehensive technical financial information, strategies, and policy recommendations for executive management, the Board of Directors, government and financial institutions, investors, and the general public.
4. Acts as Project Manager; plans and coordinates projects within area of responsibility, including developing scope, methodology, quality control measures, budget and schedule.
5. Directs lower level staff in developing scopes of work, specifications, schedules, budgets, complex solicitations, contracts, negotiating terms, conditions, and cost for a range of capital and enterprise-wide projects; and independently resolves complex contractual issues.
6. Analyzes financial, accounting, and other statistical data to forecast water usage, rates, revenues, debt service, energy generation and use, and other measures of business.
7. Acts as the procurement contract administrator resolving contractual disagreements, disputes, and nonperformance problems throughout Metropolitan; develops and implements communication plans and training; monitors and identifies contract delinquencies or performance problems and implements methods for resolution; and initiates appropriate contractual remedies.
8. Serves as liaison and represents Metropolitan as an expert in a technical field or policy discipline with other Metropolitan staff, outside agencies, and the general public.
9. Plans, organizes, prepares and monitors budget for a major organizational group; participates with management in developing strategies for the use of resources, defining priorities and long-range goals; identifies cost reduction options and productivity measures; documents and justifies budget recommendations; evaluates budgetary impact of staffing and organizational changes; and establishes review processes to ensure the efficient use of resources.
10. Performs other related Administrative Analyst job duties as required.
Work Schedule: 9/80, Alternate Friday's Off
JOB SELECTION CRITERIA * 10% Job Preparation* 10% Teamwork* 10% Technical Knowledge & Skills* 15% Written Communication* 10% Project Management* 10% Analytical Ability* 15% Conflict Management* 20% Oral Communication

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, and eight years of relevant experience; or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, and six years of relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Senior Analyst classification.
Relevant Experience is defined as: any combination of the following - (1) experience supporting an enterprise-wide project, (2) analyzing business functions for process improvements, (3) work experience within the areas of budgeting or finance, or (4) professional work experience completing administrative functions.
Required Knowledge of:  Principles, procedures, and practices of business management and analysis; project management; budgeting or finance; financial tracking systems; contract administration; business process modeling methods and techniques; pertinent laws, codes and regulations; and current office technology and equipment.
Required Skills and Abilities to:  Identify, analyze, recommend, and resolve complex financial, procedural, organizational, operational, management, or policy issues including implementing new and modifying existing programs, systems, policies, or procedures; perform project management functions;  prepare a variety of clear and concise reports; . . . To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: