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Government Analyst I or II

San Diego County Local Agency Formation Commission
San Diego, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Public Policy
Public/Nonprofit Administration
Regional Planning
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$48,838 to $91,021

Position At-A-Glance

  • Recruitment for Government Analyst I and/or II
  • Great opportunity for recent graduates or newcomers to local government
  • Ideal candidates are interested in public policy and regional planning
  • Full-time employment with excellent benefits through County of San Diego
  • Annual salary range is $48,838 to $76,773 (I) and $57,845 to $91,021 (II)
  • First applicant screening is July 24, 2020


The Agency 

The San Diego County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is a subdivision of the State of California with broad regulatory and planning powers to oversee the establishment and development of cities and special districts throughout San Diego County. We thrive together in a work environment that revolves around curiosity, cooperation, innovation, focus, flexibility and respect. All staff contribute to our mission of making government boundaries matter and meaningful in San Diego County. We believe good information leads to good decisions.


The Position

San Diego LAFCO is recruiting for a full-time Governmental Analyst I and/or II to support the agency in fulfilling its prescribed regulatory and planning responsibilities under state law. The incumbent will be directly supervised by the executive officer or designee, and primarily tasked with serving as project manager for assigned studies to evaluate the availability, adequacy, and performance of local governmental services relative to current and future community needs. The ideal candidate for the position will have a strong interest in public policy and regional planning; effective analytical and problem-solving skills; and – most importantly – curiosity with respect to understanding how local government works and how to make it better. The ideal candidate will also have strong written and verbal communication skills and be process-oriented while keeping track of desired outcomes.


Application Process

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately with the submittal of a cover letter and resume directed to Executive Officer Keene Simonds, preferably by e-mail to [email protected].  An initial review of applications will be performed on Friday, July 24, 2020 and will inform San Diego LAFCO’s decision whether to close or extend the recruitment process. Once recruitment is closed, those determined to be most qualified will be invited to participate in one or more interviews. Any offer of employment will be subject to the completion of a standard background check.

Published on:
July 3, 2020 - 9:02pm
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