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responsible administrative and technical research and analysis for the Finance
Division of the Administrative Services Department; to research, analyze and prepare
administrative and analytical reports and projects in support of Finance Division
activities; and to provide direct administrative support to the department/division
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You've been asked to present the City
budget to a citizen's group. During the question and answer period,
one of the citizens states that the potholes on his street are not
being fixed. The citizen becomes more and more angry as he states his
opinion of the City's service response. What will you do?
Traditional irate customer question with a twist. Let them vent,
listen, ID the problem, tell them you'll research and get back to him.
What aspect of your current job do you
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Administrative Analyst position.
During the past few years we've had a
number of new Department heads. Your assignment is to prepare a budget
training program for the new Department heads. How will you structure
the training program?
You've been asked to reduce the budget
by 10%. What criteria will you use in identifying the budget
In civil service the typical criteria to prioritize the budget are
1) mandatory (EPA etc.); 2) required (police and fire); 3) economic
(positive cost/benefit, economic justification) and 4) desirable
(contributes to the quality of life, but no economic justification)
You've been given the assignment to
evaluate the purchase of a new material management system for the
City? What factors will you consider in your evaluation?
Based on your recommendation, the City
has decided to buy the new material management system. You have been
given the assignment of monitoring the contract. What steps will you
take to insure that the installation of the new system proceeds
according to the contract?
What is net present value?
The net present value of is the present value of the cash
inflows less the present value of the cash outflows.
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