Management Analyst

  • Wheat Ridge
  • 64,660.00-92,380.00 USD / Year

Website City of Wheat Ridge




Housed within the City Manager’s Office, the Management Analyst will implement and administer special projects and provide support to the City Manager’s Office and City Council initiatives. Responsibilities include leading the Community Partners Grant Program, assisting in the development and administration of the annual budget, monitoring state and federal legislative issues, serving as staff liaison to the Race and Equity Task Force, supporting neighborhood services projects, researching various information; and completing a variety of technical, confidential, and/or complex special projects as assigned.

SCHEDULE:  Typical schedule will be Monday through Friday with regular non-traditional hours (attending both committee and council meetings) that will be required. Schedule can be flexed to account for evening/weekend hours.  This position will also have the opportunity to be hybrid.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive:

  • Maintain critical, sensitive and confidential communication with public officials, press, and the public and private agencies
  • Interface with numerous city, county, and state agencies, leagues, boards and commissions
  • Utilize diplomacy, communication, and conflict management skills when responding to a wide variety of inquiries related to City policies and procedures
  • Lead Community Partners Grant Program and facilitate resident committee for this program
  • Provide support and assistance in developing and preparing the City’s annual budget. Work collaboratively with departments to provide analysis and recommendations on areas of concern including budget, process improvement, performance measurement and grants
  • Provide neighborhood service project support in coordination with the City’s Community Involvement Task Force and neighborhood services initiatives
  • Monitor state and federal legislative issues; attend weekly Muni caucus meetings
  • Maintain legislative tracker and coordinate annual legislative forum
  • Prepare written staff reports and agendas, grant requests, and special projects involving extensive research and analysis
  • Represent the City at various meetings, working with governmental officials and external agencies
  • Works closely with CMO, City department directors, City Council and other City employees on routine matters, special projects, committees, legislative issues, and resident inquiries
  • Be available to work during typical weekday office hours along with the ability to attend after-hours meetings, workshops, and special events.
  • Support other projects, data collection efforts, and related duties as assigned
  • May serve as staff liaison to the Race and Equity Task Force depending on level of interest and experience
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  This position will required to work non-traditional work hours attending night meetings on a regular basis

Supervision Received:  Works under the direct supervision of the Assistant City Manger

Supervision Exercised: None

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions


EducationBachelors from a four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, political science, business administration or a related field. Master’s Degree in Public/Business Administration, Political Science or related field preferred.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience at an analyst level position

Preferred: experience working in municipal government


Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Master’s Degree may substitute for two years of required experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements: Verification of employment, references, criminal background required.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid and current Colorado driver’s license or ability to obtain within thirty (30) days from date of hire. Ability to commute to various field sites.

Independence of Action:

Receives General Direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies.  There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties.       More complex work as well as decisions with more significant impacts are typically reviewed prior finalization.

Supplemental Information


Working Environment: Majority of the work is conducted in an  office environment, Travel around the City and, at times through Denver Metro or outside travel may be required. Non-traditional work hours may be required in order to accommodate the City’s needs including attendance at City Council meetings, special City events, and matters requiring the presence of this role. These hours may include, but are not limited to weekends, evenings and holidays.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this class, the employee is constantly required to sit and frequently stand, walk, talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands or fingers to handle, touch, or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. employee occasionally reaches for item above or below desk level, and lifts and carries records and documents, typically weighing less than 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus; travel by vehicle while conducting City business.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication skills; exercise sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines; establish priorities and work on multiple assignments and projects concurrently; meet tight and changing deadlines given continual interruptions; and interact appropriately with staff, management, City officials, Boards, Commissions, contractors, consultants and others encountered in the course of work.




HOLIDAYS – 10 (8 Hour/Days) Annually

PERSONAL TIME-OFF (PTO): Time accrued is 6.25 hours/bi-weekly for those with 40 hour status. PTO days earned is dependent upon years of service and on status

EXTENDED SICK LEAVE (ESL): Time accrued is 1.54 hours/bi-weekly for those with 40 hour status. ESL earned is based on years of service and status and can be used for personal illness and injury or FMLA after 40 hours of PTO is used.

Benefits are available the first of the month following date of hire. The City provides a contribution towards medical benefits based on type of coverage and status

Kaiser (DHMO) – This is a more traditional plan using copays and coinsurance to pay for medical services.

Kaiser High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) – High deductible health plan with the ability to use a Health Savings Account.  This plan you pay lower premiums but medical services can be more expensive.

DENTAL INSURANCE: The City provides two dental plan options for its employees.  We offer an PPO ONLY plan (lower tier plan) or a PPO PREMIER plan (higher tier plan) through Delta Dental

VISION INSURANCE: The City provides a supplemental plan at your cost for eye care coverage.

HSA: For those that are on the HDHP medical plan. You can use an HSA to set aside pre-tax money for medical and healthcare expenses.  The City contributes to the HSA- $800 to individuals annually or $1100 for Employee plus One or Family Coverage.

Medical FSA: Only available to those on the Kaiser DHMO
Dependent Care FSA: You can use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible, employment-related dependent care expenses for your dependent children 12 and under. You can also use this account to reimburse care for dependents who are physically or mentally unable to care for themselves, such as spouses, parents, or grandparents.

Limited FSA:  a limited purpose FSA allows you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for Dental and Vision expenses.  This plan is only available to those on the HDHP Medical Plan.

401(A) – Immediate eligibility – mandatory participation.  There is a mandatory Employer Contribution 6% of salary and a mandatory Employee Contribution 4% of salary.  There is a 5 Year Vesting period at 20% per year.

457- Voluntary program where employees can contribute on a pre-tax or post-tax basis

Roth IRA– after-tax payroll deductions can be done to contribute to a Roth IRA

SHORT-TERM DISABILITY – A benefit of 60% of your monthly income, not to exceed a weekly amount of $1,000 up to a 13 week period (includes 30 day waiting period) should you become disabled.

LONG-TERM DISABILITY – If you become disabled, the benefit is 60% of your monthly income to a maximum of $6,000/month. Payments begin 90 days after absence from work.

GROUP TERM LIFE AND AD&D – The City pays for life insurance plus Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage equal to 1 1/2 x’s the employee’s annual salary up to $150,000 max plus $2000 life coverage for each dependent.


EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Services are available for six (6) free counseling sessions per case; legal and financial advice is also available.

WELLNESS PROGRAM- Premium deductions and annual incentive levels are offered to encourage participation in the wellness program. The City uses a social media platform called Sonic Boom to help encourage each other to be healthy and to create and participate in healthy competitions. Discounts are also offered on City of Wheat Ridge Rec Center passes.

RECOGNITION PROGRAM- Different annual events are done to recognize our employees such as an awards banquet, pancake breakfast, and Summer BBQ to recognize our employees. We also have a Give-A-Wow recognition platform so employees can capture each other doing great things and give each other points.  By building points in this platform you can buy many different items online from gift cards, to electronic/clothes, and even PTO.

SAFETY PROGRAM- This program raises safety awareness and instills proactive behavior to create a safe working environment.  Safety training is offered for continued growth.

VOLUNTARY LIFE INSURANCE- You have the opportunity to purchase additional life and AD&D insurance of up to $300K (or the lesser of 7 times your annual earnings).  Additional Spouse and Children insurance can also be purchased. 

CELLULAR DISCOUNTS- Different carriers offer mobile discounts for City employees

ACCIDENTAL & CRITICAL ILLNESS COVERAGE- these voluntary coverages are offered to assist employees injured or going through a major medical event.

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