[blindlaw] City of Seattle Policy Analyst job announcement

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Wed Feb 19 21:53:49 UTC 2014


Policy Analyst
SALARY:    $34.12 - $51.18 Hourly
LOCATION: City Hall, 600 4th Ave., Seattle, Washington
JOB TYPE:  Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time
SHIFT:         Day
DEPARTMENT:     Office of the Community Police Commission
BARGAINING UNIT:      Not represented
CLOSING DATE    02/25/14 04:00 PM Pacific Time
The Community Police Commission (CPC) is a partnership between the Police Department, its officers, community members, and public officials. Its role is to support the development of reforms, the establishment of police priorities, and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police Department (SPD). The Commission was created under the Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
This position serves as an advisor to the 15 member Community Police Commission (CPC), providing complex policy research, advice, strategy, and implementation for the CPC to fulfill its duties outlined in the DOJ Settlement Agreement, Mayoral Executive Order 02-2012 and Ordinance 124021. The position will also provide operational support for the Commission. The Policy Analyst will work with the Executive Director and the CPC to develop, recommend, assess and audit Seattle Police Department policies that directly impact the public, including, but not limited to: 1) Stops and Detentions; 2) Bias Free Policing; and 3) Supervision and Discriminatory Policing. The Analyst will work directly with the SPD Compliance Coordinator to insure clear alignment of policy and will be supervised by the Executive Director of the Office of the Community Police Commission. The Policy Analyst will:
Conduct and/or procure expert research and analysis of policy issues. Initiate, formulate, plan, execute, and coordinate sophisticated research and in-depth analysis of policies and practices, and/or identify consultants to conduct data analysis and coordinate their research and their access to data.
*         Analyze programs and data to develop short and long-term strategies.
*         Study, analyze, evaluate and prepare option papers and recommendations.
*         Make program and policy recommendations to the Executive Director and CPC.
*         Support the CPC in providing advice to SPD on specific program and policy recommendations.
*         Work closely with SPD to determine best implementation of potential program changes.
*         Development of systems to track measurements and accomplishments. Implement tools to report back to the CPC, City government, SPD and Monitor.
*         Develop and conduct surveys including survey design, sampling, interviewing and analyzing survey data.
*         Attend Commission and public meetings to receive community feedback about SPD's progress.
*         Prepare reports and presentations for the CPC, Mayor, Council and community.
*         Develop and implement communication tools.
*         Present research locally and nationally.
*         Supervise research assistants when relevant.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher level education in public safety, human services, public administration, and/or a related field or relevant experience. A minimum of three years' experience in civil rights policy work. Exceptional written and oral communication skills are a must. Experience working with commissions and/or community groups, specifically related to communicating complex policies. Experience working with diverse communities, and a demonstrated understanding of institutional racism. Valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Desirable Qualifications: Experience working with the police, the criminal justice system and diverse communities. A higher level degree such as a Master of Public Administration, Juris Doctorate or related field.

NOTE: Attach a copy of a professional writing sample authored by you.
Job #2014-00177
If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5400
Seattle, WA 98104
Careers at seattle.gov

The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace. Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request. The City is a Drug Free Workplace.
Policy Analyst Supplemental Questionnaire

*        1.       Do you have experience in civil rights policy work?
*        2.       Please briefly describe your experience working with commissions and/or community groups, specifically related to communicating complex policies.

*        3.       How many months professional experience do you have in civil rights policy work?
          No experience
Up to 11 months experience
12 - 23 months experience
24 - 35 months experience
36 or more months experience
*        4.       Indicate how many months experience you have in policy work with an emphasis in police and criminal justice?
          No experience
Up to 11 months experience
12 - 23 months experience
24 or more months experience
*        5.       Did you attach to this application process a professional writing sample?
*        6.       List additional professional writing work authored by you.

*        7.       Do you possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in public safety, human services, public administration or related field?
*        8.       If you answered "no" to question 7 above please answer the following question. Do you have a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of this position?
* Required Question

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