Carlsbad – The Community
This 39 square mile city situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 110,977 offers a great climate, beautiful beaches and lagoons, and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well-planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.

The Community & Economic Development Department is seeking a management analyst to serve in the capacity of office manager, supervising a significant number of administrative staff and providing oversight of all department business processes and work flow, including support of the Planning Commission. The position supports critical initiatives and projects such as General Plan implementation, Village and Barrio Master Plan adoption and implementation, Energov permitting system, Zoning Ordinance update and high-profile private development projects. The successful candidate will have some knowledge of processing development permits, preparation of large scale and complex staff reports/agenda bills, noticing meetings and researching information for complex records requests.

A written test is tentatively scheduled for May 6th and panel interviews for the week of May 16th.

The incumbent will use their skills in administration, research, analysis, and project and program management through-out their department and the city. There is frequent contact with internal and external customers as well as the public. The management analyst will work on cross function teams and initiatives. Each of the positions listed serve in a department with multiple divisions. Management analysts understand the mission of their department and will provide staff assistance to the director and/or other managers as required. Incumbents participate in determining goals, objectives and initiatives in the department and may be assigned as a project lead or manager.
Depending on the assignment, management analysts are responsible to develop grant applications, RFP’s, agenda bills and staff reports. Incumbents administer budgets and/or monitor spending; assist in or coordinate activities with other departments and may represent the city at meetings or in the community.


  • Requires an advanced understanding of:
  • City or organization’s services, policies and procedures in relevant areas
  • Organizational structures
  • The relationship of the mission, vision and values of the organization and the roles and responsibilities of the position
  • Federal, state and local laws and regulations that impact the affecting the areas of assigned responsibility
  • Principles of administration
  • Methods and techniques of research and analysis and report preparation
  • Moderate to advanced use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Requires the ability to:

  • Quickly learn related databases, systems, applications or other technology
  • Interpret and apply laws, government codes and regulations
  • Build relationships both in the department and across the city
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Act with integrity
  • Exercise political savvy
  • Provide solutions to a range of complex problems in a practical, creative and/or innovative way

A typical way to meet the qualifications are:
A bachelor’s degree with major course work in a related field along with a minimum of three years of experience. A master’s degree in public or business administration is highly desirable and may be substituted for one year of experience.