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Administrative Analyst

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Job Summary:  Position functions as a journeyman level administrative generalists analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of a variety of operational and/or engineering problems having significant consequences in terms of cost and efficiency. Positions in this class are further distinguished by their responsibility for analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of budgetary, contractual, procedural, and general management problems, and for the analysis of various program needs. May supervise lower level personnel.


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Practice Job Interview
  1. How has your work experience qualified you for this job?
    Focus on the aspects of your experience that apply to this position.
  2. What aspect of supervision do you find most challenging?
    Identify what you find most challenging and then describe how you handle the challenge with an example if possible.
  3. Tell us about an assignment where you used your analytical skills to provide recommendations to management.
    Use an assignment that might apply to the job you're interviewing for.   Emphasize where you identified business issues, priorities, solicited input (as necessary), identified options, and how you came to the recommendations.  What was the impact of your recommendations?
  4. Give us an example of your ability to work independently.
    Provide a relevant example.  The more complex the assignment, the better.
  5. You've been asked to identify possible budget reductions totaling 10% of the budget.  How will you go about identifying these reductions?
    Working with those who will be affected, establish priorities for reductions.   Don't cut anything that is legally mandated with civil or criminal penalties.
  6. You've been asked to streamline the process by which engineering drawings are produced and distributed.  What will you do?
    Your ability to work with people in any job is important.  As administrative staff, don't forget to emphasize how you'll get participation from the engineers, drafting techs, and field forces.
  7. Do you have anything to add?
    Summarize by emphasize your qualifications as they apply to this job.   Also cover anything you missed from your opening.  Don't forget any education or formal training.