FT or PT job - Oakland City Council Policy Analysis/Community Liaison
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JOB ANNOUCEMENT: CITY COUNCIL POLICY ANALYST/COMMUNITY LIAISON
CITY OF OAKLAND, COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Oakland's newly elected City Councilmember, Libby Schaaf, seeks
applicants for full and/or part-time Policy Analyst/Community Liaison
positions. This is an exciting and rare position that offers
substantial opportunities for professional growth, as well as the
opportunity to create and manage important projects and make real,
positive changes in our communities.
Policy analysis will include a range of municipal issues, including
community & economic development, public safety, public works,
legislation, budget & finances, and school and port partnerships.
Council Aides will provide analysis of Council agenda items, develop
legislation, and work with various stakeholder groups to evaluate and
develop city policies.
Community Liaison services will include responding to requests from
diverse District 4 neighborhood, homeowner, crime prevention, and
merchant organizations, among other stakeholders and constituents, in
the Montclair, Redwood Heights, Crestmont, Laurel, Dimond, Oakmore,
Maxwell Park, Allendale, Brookdale and Melrose neighborhoods of
Oakland. These positions will also manage community-driven
revitalization projects, provide general office support, and manage
the Councilmember's communications and public/media relations.
Applicants must be upbeat, high-energy professionals with a passion
for helping people, improving city government and bettering Oakland.
Positions will be open until filled, but applicants are urged to apply
by December 6, 2010.
Bachelor's degree or Master's degree, preferably in an area such as
Public Policy, Public Administration, Law, Political Science, City
Planning, Social Welfare, etc.
Proven ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced, unpredictable environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and public speaking skills.
Ability to prepare clear and concise narrative reports.
Ability to recognize and respond diplomatically to complex and
Ability to reason logically and creatively to resolve complex
problems; collect, synthesize and analyze a wide variety of
information; formulate, interpret and explain laws, policies and
Excellent organization, project management and time management skills.
Solid Word, Excel and Outlook skills.
Ability to prioritize workload and shift attention quickly among
changing tasks and priorities.
Ability to prepare agendas for and lead small work groups.
Ability to listen to and build consensus among diverse groups
including local leaders and community based organizations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with, and represent the Councilmember before government officials,
city managers and staff, community groups and the public.
Able to work long hours, evenings and weekends as needed, with access
to a car for community and district meetings.
· Bilingual in Cantonese or Spanish,
· Experience working in or with local governments,
· Experience working with Oakland stakeholders and familiarity with
· Familiarity with District 4 neighborhoods.
Please submit the following by December 6, 2010 to libbyforoakland@... :
- Salary history,
- Cover Letter, including preference for full or part-time work.
Positions start January 3, 2010. Salary based on experience.
Excellent vacation, health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.
For more information about Oakland City Council issues, visit
For more information about Libby Schaaf, visit http://www.libbyforoakland.com/