San Jose, CA
Less than 5 years
Posted 273 days ago
Positions & Duties
The Policy Senior Executive Analyst (SEA) reports to an Assistant to the City Manager (Policy lead) in the Office of Administration, Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations (API) in the City Manager’s Office. The SEA will serve on the API policy team, working with interdepartmental teams and helping to develop and complex policy analysis and research. Additionally, the SEA will assist with the office’s intergovernmental efforts, analyzing legislative bills and developing city positions to take to the City Council for approval. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. The position requires exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, strong decision making and strategic thinking ability, a commitment to customer service, ability to build and train a team, and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and issues. Due to the complexity and scope of authority involved, this position requires someone who has the ability to work both independently and interdependently to ensure work is completed in an accurate, complete, and timely fashion. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in policy analysis, community, and government relations, convening and presenting; a keen understanding of administrative functions in the public sector, the ability to use research methods, including statistics, and techniques, analyze and problem solve using quantitative and qualitative methods, utilize evidence-based decision making, and possess excellent writing skills to communicate the meaning of analyses. Central abilities key to this position include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, a commitment to customer service, impeccable writing and editing skills, and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and issues. The position requires collaboration with various city departments and individuals, interest groups, organizations, and stakeholders. This is an on-going position with the City Manager’s Office. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Desired Skills & Core Competencies:The ideal candidatewill possess the following competencies, as demonstrated from past and current employment history.
- Education: Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration or related field. A Master's Degree is preferred, and can be substituted for a portion of the requiredexperience.
- Experience: Four (4) years of professional level analytic and/or administrative experience.
- Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
- Knowledge of City's organizational structure and functions and the principles, practices and challenges of the City organization, administration, and management.
- Knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
- Communication Skills: communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form. Ability to effectively communicate with a broad set of stakeholders including team members, internal and external executive stakeholders, and the residents of San Jose.
- Research and Analysis: able to research best practices and legislative history, develop policy alternatives, weigh pros and cons (including budget impacts).
- Community Engagement and Outreach: able to develop and execute plans to engage with and listen to differing perspectives, able to work with empathy and respect across the diverse organization and San José community.
- Initiative: exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing educational opportunities that promote job performance.
- Analytical Thinking: approaches a situation or problem by defining the issue; identifies a set of features, parameters, or considerations to take into account; collects and analyzes data; and uses logic and intuition to arrive at conclusions and recommendations.
- Strategic Thinking: formulates strategies that are achievable, cost-effective, and address organizational goals by themselves or in coordination with other strategies.
- Leadership: leads by example; serves as appropriate role model; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment. Seeks to develop and share best practices.
- Team Work & Interpersonal Skills: demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers, supervisors, consultants, contractors, and stakeholders.
- Computer Skills: experience with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Vision.