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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... JOB ANNOUCEMENT:  CITY COUNCIL POLICY ANALYST/COMMUNITY LIAISON CITY OF OAKLAND, COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 Oakland s newly elected City Councilmember, Libby
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 17, 2010
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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.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      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
      sensitive problems.
      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
      procedures.
      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.

      Preferred
      · Bilingual in Cantonese or Spanish,
      · Experience working in or with local governments,
      · Experience working with Oakland stakeholders and familiarity with
      local politics,
      · Familiarity with District 4 neighborhoods.

      Please submit the following by December 6, 2010 to libbyforoakland@... :
      - Resume,
      - 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
      http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/CityCouncil/s/councilmeetings/index.htm

      For more information about Libby Schaaf, visit http://www.libbyforoakland.com/
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