Job announcement - San Jose CA
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Subject: Job announcement - San Jose CA
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District Five
Policy Analyst Position Description
Planning and Land Use Policy Analyst- Staff to Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss, representing District
Duties & Responsibilities
* Policy Analysis - The Policy Analyst utilizes research and analysis to
develop recommendations for possible action or strategic solutions related
to their assigned policy area. A significant portion of policy analysis
includes preparation for Board of Supervisors meetings and other Boards or
Committees on which the Supervisor is a member. Effective policy analysis
requires communication in a concise and consistent manner, as well as the
ability to ask questions and interact on a mature level with executives
and professional staff.
* Constituent Service & Outreach - The Policy Analyst responds to
constituents seeking help with a variety of issues. Constituent service
may include providing resource information, facilitating solutions
involving local, state or federal partners or members of the community.
The Policy Analyst provides successful outreach into the District by
coordinating Town Hall meetings, discussion groups, and neighborhood
meetings, as well as maintaining relationships with constituent and
interest groups in the District Attendance at community events is
* Public Meetings - The Policy Analyst follows the operations and public
meetings of related government and community based organizations. These
range from local, County regional, state and federal government entities
to special districts and non-profit organizations. The Policy Analyst may
attend several public meetings per week.
The desirable candidate will have the ability to:
· Meet deadlines; · Organize time and workflow; · Manage several projects and tasks at once; · Write in multiple styles including persuasive, analysis, and journalism; · Read and summarize an ample volume of complex information; · Build successful relationships with staff, constituents, community groups; · Work autonomously as well as with supervision; · Articulate thoughts clearly; Make public presentations; · Provide a flexible schedule (some evening and week-ends required); · Have some knowledge of the area and issues encompassing District Five
With an annual budget of approximately $3.2 billion, the County of Santa
Clara serves approximately 1.7 million residents. Each of five elected
supervisors represents one geographic district. Elected in November
2000, Supervisor Kniss represents the Fifth District. The Fifth District
encompasses the northwest portion of the County, including Palo Alto,
Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Saratoga, Monte
Sereno, and portions of Sunnyvale and western San Jose.
To apply, please submit a resume, brief cover letter, and two work related
Pattie DeMelloPine, Chief of Staff
Office of Supervisor Liz Kniss
70 W. Hedding Street, 10th Fl.
San Jose, CA 95110
Email: pattie.demellopine@... <mailto:pattie.demellopine@...>
The County offers a competitive compensation package including medical,
dental, vision, retirement and paid time off. Salary commensurate with
skill and experience level.