Animal Services Planning and Evaluation Analyst

County of Sonoma logoCompany:   County of Sonoma

Location:   Santa Rosa, CA

Date Posted:   August 30, 2019

Application Deadline:   September 12, 2019

Employment Type:   Full time

Salary:   $6,228 - $7,569/Monthly

Animal Services Planning and Evaluation Analyst

About the Position

Bring your planning experience to Sonoma County Animal Services!

Starting salary up to $43.52/hour ($90,831.46/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

Reporting to the Animal Services Operations Manager, this Animal Services Planning and Evaluation Analyst position will be responsible for data-driven program planning and analysis to ensure ongoing effective operations of the Animal Services section. The emphasis will be on data gathering and analysis from multiple sources and using this data for problem solving, budget development, and monitoring, and for developing recommendations for continuous program improvement. Duties of the position include supporting and facilitating quality improvement activities and performance measurement across all units of Animal Services.  

This position will support and monitor staff development, training, and compliance with all Department, local, state and other policies, procedures and regulations; may serve as a liaison with other programs and organizations; may provide some supervision of personnel; and may facilitate meetings that support the section's goals and objectives. In addition, this position will support the Operations Manager and leadership team in developing evidence-based program documents and communications and help build support for the section's identified goals and objectives.

What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated expertise collecting, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting data to monitor program performance and community outcome
  • Experience creating logic models that clearly communicate program goals, objectives, outcomes, and performance measures
  • The ability to use data to develop and successfully implement effective short and long-term plans
  • The ability to plan and successfully complete quality improvement projects, using Plan-Do-Check-Act or other quality improvement frameworks
  • Experience supporting effective budget development and monitoring
  • Ability to create compelling communications that are supported by data or other evidence

How to Apply

Apply online:

* Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 9/12/19