Management Analysis Specialist I

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Annual Salary Range:
$35,844.00 – $50,592.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,493.50 – $2,108.00
Class Number: 
0552
Pay Grade: 
A23
Areas of Interest: 
Business Services
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Selective Certification: 
Certification of eligibles from the MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS SPECIALIST I register may be based on specialized background/criterion associated with the following: fiscal analysis, operations research. Applicants should describe their related qualifications in detail on their merit application and may be requested to provide proof of their credentials.
Definition

This is professional work in the analysis of operations and development of improved managerial procedures and practices.

This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.
Examples of Work

Assists in reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of the organization and management of operations in an assigned area, such as industrial engineering, fiscal or financial management, or operations research.

Recommends or assists in formulating recommendations for improved organizational structure, policies, techniques, methods, systems, and procedures designed to help achieve the goals of the organization and the objectives of its programs.

Assists in the installation and use of management techniques and tools such as production planning and control, systems and procedures analysis, operational audits, management surveys, feasibility studies, methods analysis, quality control, and statistical sampling techniques.

Evaluates the over-all operations on the effective use of resources to meet current needs.

Evaluates operational controls, reports, plans of action, and other related procedures and systems on their usefulness and effect on management capacity.

Provides technical assistance in overcoming management deficiencies and improving management by advising and training personnel as required.

Designs and implements inventory management systems, including parts, raw materials, finished goods, supplies, and real property with emphasis on obsolescence, interest, depreciation, maintenance, and storage costs.

Gathers and organizes information from management publications, conferences, and other sources on developments and changes in management techniques and concepts and assimilates this information.

Collects and analyzes facts concerning current organization and operations; participates in the development of recommendations for improved management policies, practices, procedures, and controls.

Provides technical advice and assistance on management systems and techniques to administrative personnel.

Selects, trains, directs, and evaluates staff in areas of assigned responsibility.

Assists in directing and/or managing operational and analytical contractors and consultants.

Coordinates with information technology staff in the design and installation of management information systems for the improvement of operations and management decisions.

Analyzes expenditures in the accomplishment of approved program objectives.

Works with staff, employers, supervisors, administrative personnel, contractors, and consultants in gathering facts, providing advice, and implementing effective organizational methods and procedures.

Exercises significant independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Introductory knowledge of the general applications of information technology.

Introductory knowledge of the general principles and practices of financial analysis, operations research, and/or industrial engineering.

Intermediate knowledge of general management principles, methods, techniques, and practical applications in the area of public administration.

Intermediate knowledge of management analysis and systems analysis methods.

Ability to formulate strategic plans and make recommendations to management.

Ability to gather, organize, analyze, and evaluate facts and figures to determine fundamental causes and symptoms of operational and organizational weaknesses.

Ability to review, analyze, interpret, and/or prepare federal or state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as related to the assigned program.

Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and related program staff.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other employees, contractors, and consultants.

Experience and Education

(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Business or Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, or a closely related field; and,

One or more years of professional experience in management analysis, fiscal or financial analysis, operations research, or industrial engineering.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for the required experience. )

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

(Revised 4/1/08)