Community Safety Senior Policy Advisor

Health and safety adviser

Job title: Community Safety Senior Policy Advisor

Company: Multnomah County

Job description: Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.Pay Range: $0.00 – $0.00 AnnualDepartment: County ChairJob Type: Elected Official StaffExemption Status: United States of America (Exempt)Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): June 30, 2024The Opportunity:Annual Salary Range: $100,000 – $115,000is seeking a passionate and experienced professional for the position of Community Safety Senior Policy Advisor. This is a fast paced position that requires excellent research, policy development, communication skills and political acumen.Senior Policy Advisors are members of the Chair’s policy team and will work closely with county departments, community partners, constituents and state and local government agencies to develop policy initiatives in support of the Chair’s agenda. All Senior Policy Advisors contribute to other shared office activities including constituent casework, community engagement, and strategic internal and external communications.The Community Safety Senior Policy Advisor supports the Chair’s efforts in overseeing community and public safety planning, policies, operations and strategies to improve the local public safety system’s cost effectiveness and responsiveness to the needs of the community. In this role, you will represent Multnomah County’s commitments to increase community and public safety system outcomes and focus on equity by leaning into the requirement that justice reforms and programs must lead with race. You will work alongside with Multnomah County’s and community safety leaders to co-create strategies and policies to improve the County’s criminal justice system.Responsibilities will include:Policy and ResearchWork closely with the Chair, Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff to establish and coordinate policy priorities and policy work plans.Manage and coordinate specific policy initiatives in conjunction with county employees, commissioners and elected representatives, other governmental agencies, community partners, and community members.Track state legislative issues and work with internal and external partners to create and/or advance legislation.Constituent Outreach and EngagementWork collaboratively to field constituent inquiries, including researching questions, drafting responses in writing, returning phone calls, and facilitating County staff responses to casework.Assist in planning and and hosting events, including constituent meetings, work groups, and community events.CommunicationsDraft memos, letters, speeches, constituent communications, reports, and talking points about key policy initiatives.Conduct background research, prepare presentations, and develop talking points and other briefing materials for the Chair.Fact check public communications including social media posts, newsletters, and statements, in collaboration with the communications advisor.The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:Equity Driven – You use an equity lens in your decision making processes and promote inclusion in your daily interactions. You understand the history and the impacts of institutional and structural racism locally, and how it relates to the communities we serve. You practice cultural humility and are committed to continuous learning.Political Savvy – You are able to navigate complex administrative systems with ease and minimal direction and know how to achieve desired outcomes. You are able to manage stress and remain flexible in a changing work environment.People-Focused – You love working with people and are committed to public service. You understand how to maintain warmth when communicating with people who may be experiencing frustration, and flex your communication style accordingly.Problem Solving & Communication – You are able to identify problems, take a solution-oriented approach, and put into action creative new strategies for success. You have excellent verbal and written skills and can interact with others with diplomacy and tact.Organized Strategic Thinker – You can multitask, prioritize, and develop workflow and processes. You have project management skills and have a method to ensure important things get done in a timely manner. You can work under tight deadlines and manage multiple competing priorities.To QualifyWe will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of page.Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:Bachelor’s degree (in lieu of degree, equivalent years of relevant experience will be considered)Three (3) years experience working with an elected official and/or in a policy making arena.Demonstrated experience in policy development.Demonstrated experience of progressive responsibility in program leadership in the criminal justice and/or corrections field.Experience applying an equity framework in processes and decision making.*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.Screening and EvaluationApplication Packet: Your completed application must include the following items:

  • Online application
  • A resume that contains your relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
  • A cover letter that expands on your resume, addresses why you are interested in this position and demonstrates how your experience and skill set align with the minimum requirements.

Note: The application and resume should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be used and determine your eligibility for an interview.Internal Applicants: After you have submitted your application, please check your Workday inbox and complete the Veterans’ Preference Questionnaire prior to the application deadline.Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Review our for details about eligibility and how to apply. The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.The Selection Process and Timeline: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.Professional reference checks: All finalists must pass reference checks.Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.Additional Details:This recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, limited duration and on-call positions.Multnomah County offers an exceptional benefits package, including employer-funded retirement savings; health and dental insurance at very low cost to full-time employees and their dependents; paid parental leave; wellness programs; a focus on work-life balance; and much more. Find more details on ourEqual Pay Law:Please be advised that the pay range listed for this position is intended to provide general guidance on the earning potential for the role. However, actual compensation will be determined in accordance with the Oregon Equal Pay Law and will take into account factors such as the candidate’s relevant experience, education seniority, training, and/or tenure. Candidates should expect that initial offers will be made within the listed pay range and may not be at or near the top of the range.Serving the Public, Even During Disasters:Everyday, Multnomah County staff work together to serve as a safety net for our communities. During a disaster, this safety net becomes even more critical. All County employees have a role in serving the public during inclement weather, natural disaster, or other types of community emergency response. During these emergency responses, while typically there begins with a call for volunteers, county employees may ultimately be reassigned from their current position to a role in the emergency response in order to support the critical needs presented by our communities. For more information, please visit the page.Type of Position:This is a 1.00 FTE salaried position and it is not eligible for overtime.This position is classified as a Staff Assistant and is an Executive/Unclassified position and serves at the pleasure of the Elected Official and may be subject to discharge at any time.There may be some flexibility with start and end times.Occasional evenings and weekends will be required.Work Location:This position is approved for a hybrid schedule: generally onsite Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and remote on Wednesdays and Fridays.The onsite work location is at the Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214.Due to legal and administrative complexities, the County will not allow international or out-of-state teleworking beyond neighboring counties in the State of Oregon and Washington.Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our for details about eligibility and how to apply.Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.Questions?Recruiter: Prudence VeachEmail: prudence.s.veach@multco.usPhone: +1 (503) 7937430Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.Job Profile: 9400 – Staff Assistant

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Location: Portland, OR

Job date: Sat, 15 Jun 2024 23:07:10 GMT

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