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Planning and Policy Strategist (Assist To The City Mgr U)

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - Planning and Policy Strategist (Assist To The City Mgr U) (2101161) Planning and Policy Strategist (Assist To The City Mgr U) - ( 2101161 ) About the Department About the City Known as the "Capital of Silicon Valley," the City of San Jos-- plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world's leading region of innovation. Encompassing 178 square miles at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, San Jos-- is Northern California's largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. With more than one million residents, San Jos-- is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States. Positions & Duties About the Office of Administration, Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations The City Manager's Office provides strategic leadership that supports the Mayor and City Council, and motivates the organization to deliver high quality services that meet the community's needs. The City Manager's Office of Administration, Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations, under the direction of the Director, coordinates internal budgets and hiring, citywide public policy, and legislative affairs. It provides the City's Leaders, Administrators, Directors, and staff with support, coordination, research, and strategic analysis of the city's critical needs, programs, policies, and services. About the Position The Planning and Policy Strategist (Assistant to the City Manager) is a key member of the Office of Administration, Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations (API). The position will assist the Director by supporting organizational capacity-building around policy development and data-driven decision making, and by aligning program and policy priorities internally and externally. The position enhances the City Manager's Office internal planning and management, and supports streamlining inter-departmental coordination for programs, policies, and initiatives. The position is responsible for facilitation and collaboration across Departments to advance the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that support the San Jos-- City Roadmap and Enterprise Priorities, City Council Committees, and other services that resolve critical issues. Supporting Departments and the City Manager's Office in policy development is critical to this position, as is supporting the City Manager's Leadership Team as they oversee policies, programs, and projects going through City Council Committees and Council Meetings. This position also assists both internal and external stakeholder communication and coordination to achieve City goals. The ideal candidate will have a passion for advancing racial equity, significant experience in policy analysis, proficient understanding of data collection and data-driven decision making, community and government relations experience, enjoys working in multi-disciplinary teams, and has an understanding of administrative functions in the public sector with an enthusiasm for continuous quality improvement. Central abilities key to this position include excellent communication (written and verbal), superior memo writing and editing, leadership and interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, a commitment to customer service and serving the most vulnerable residents, and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and issues. Budgeting and procurement experience is also desirable. The organization is looking for proven leaders that enjoy working through complex issues to find creative and innovative solutions and process improvements. Due to the complexity and scope of authority involved, this position requires someone who can work both independently and interdependently to ensure work is completed in an accurate, complete, and timely fashion. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, or a discipline related to the business performed by the department, AND six (6) years management and/or administrative experience in government or private business/industry. A Master's degree is preferred and may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Pursuant to the City's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing Policy, the City of San Jose is requiring all new hires to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption. 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. Desired Skills & Competencies: The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated from past and current employment history. Serve as a leader to strengthen and support the development of individuals and teams, including: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information; Ability to delegate effectively and encourage the development of staff throughout the organization; and Demonstrate a positive attitude and flexibility to change. An understanding of and appreciation for the complexities of local government processes and practices, including: Ability to maintain a positive attitude in challenging and fluid situations; and Ability to learn quickly, be a self-starter, handle multiple assignments and deadlines, and work well under pressure. Proven record of accomplishment of building capacity and directing organizational change to achieve goals, including: Experience in the development and implementation of strategies to solve complex organization business and municipal problems; Proficiency in guiding data-driven decision making; and Strong administrative, budgeting, organizational, and planning skills. Detail oriented and can balance the high-level thinking with managing day-to-day tasks on multiple projects at the same time. Proven ability to effectively communicate with a broad set of stakeholders including team members, senior and executive leadership, internal and external stakeholders, and the residents of San Jos--. Key position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Analyze organizational structures, functions, procedures, and practices; provide analysis and recommendations of various kinds and levels of services provided by City government to create improved efficiencies. Coordinate activities and provide information and staff reports to assist the City Manager and senior and executive staff, City Council Members, City task forces, and committees. Oversee the performance of the organization in meeting the City's goals and in carrying out directives of the City Manager and Emergency Operations Center (when activated). Support memo and project coordination at City Council Committees in support of Deputy City Mangers. Establish and maintain good working relationships with a diversity of individuals, community groups, and organizations to ensure that the City's programs effectively serve the San Jos-- community. Carry out special studies, investigations and prepare reports and recommendations to the City Manager. Represent the Director as assigned. May supervise professional and/or support staff as assigned. Evening and weekend work is occasionally required. Selection Process The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the job specific questions. You must fill out the online application available on the City of San Jos-- website. As part of this process, you will be required to submit a cover letter & resume, and answer five (5) supplemental questions. References to resumes will be considered incomplete and your application withheld from further consideration. Please limit your response to no more than 4 pages. To apply, please complete an application via the City of San-- Jos-- 's website at-- www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers . This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be on October 25, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The second application review will be on November 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time.--Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.-- If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email-- CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov --and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or-- Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov --if you have any questions. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate's qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Assistant to the City Manager classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. Those candidates with experience and training that best match the position will move forward to the next phase of the selection process, which will include interview(s) and reference checks. Please select the option that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree and at least six (6) years of management and/or administrative experience in government or private business/ industry. Master's degree and five (5) years of management and/or administrative experience in government or private business/ industry. None of the above. Describe your experience developing and managing programs for large complex public-sector organizations, including your experience with the San Jos-- City Council, any city government, or city services. Describe your experience effectively working with with or leading multi-disciplinary teams. Describe a complex policy project you have helped lead. Please describe the skills and abilities you have that you believe would make you a successful member of the City Manager's Office. If you have questions, comments or concerns about the recruitment, selection or hiring process, please contact Jessica Lowry at jessica.lowry@sanjoseca.gov Additional Information - For more information about the City Manager's Office, please click-- here .-- -For more information about the City's benefits, please click-- here .-- -For more information about the--California Equal Pay Act,-- please click here. -For more information about Unit 99, please click here .--

Keywords: CTI Education Group, San Jose , Planning and Policy Strategist (Assist To The City Mgr U), Other , San Jose, California

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