Climate Action Policy Analyst 1 or 2

City of Eugene   Eugene, OR   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on September 16, 2022
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The City of Eugene Public Works Department is hiring aClimate Action Policy Analyst 1/2 to join their Team!

 Are you an innovative, strategic leader who thrives in a dynamic work environment? Are you passionate about implementing Eugene City Council’s vision of a climate friendly future? Do you have the ability to build relationship and inspire people from all walks of life to implement change? If so, then the Climate Policy Analyst position might be the right position for you.

The Climate Policy Analyst will perform a variety of analytical and administrative duties supporting the implementation of the Climate Recovery Ordinance (CRO) and the Community Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP2.0). The Climate Policy Analyst’s work will include incorporating all three pieces of the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Framework into the City’s climate work, with a strong emphasis on equity and inclusion of marginalized communities.

Duties may include developing communications materials, supporting the Sustainability Commission, managing implementation of the CAP2.0, developing and managing community engagement projects, implementing policy and strategies to increase equity and access for marginalized communities, and completing a variety of complex duties to support and track progress of implementation of the CAP2.0 and the CRO. The successful candidates will enjoy providing excellent customer service to the community, thrive in a team environment, share our commitment to the City’s TBL Framework and the Public Participation Guidelines, and demonstrate adaptability to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.

Departmental Information: Public Works is dedicated to building a diverse and healthy workplace, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring. We strive for Public Works to have a personality that celebrates our accomplishments, encourages learning and growth, and promotes the wellbeing of all our employees.

This position is eligible for flexible work hours and we offer family-friendly benefits to all our employees:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Opportunities to work on City-wide initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending accounts for transportation, childcare and healthcare

Depending on the qualifications, knowledge, skills, and ability may be filled at either the Management Analyst 1 or Management Analyst 2 level.

 Salary Range:

MA 1 -$29.62 - $38.29/hourly; $61,609.60 - $79,543.20/annually

MA 2 -$32.55 - $42.12/hourly; $67,704.00 - $87,609.60/annually

Work Location: 99 W 10th Avenue, Suite 370, Eugene, OR 97401

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with flexibility per business need

Benefits: Please visit the full job posting and click the Benefits Tab to view the City of Eugene’s competitive package options

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022 - 5:00 p.m.

Accepting online applications only.

Must reside in the state of Oregon and be able to report onsite for work as needed in Eugene, OR to meet business needs

The City of Eugene will follow all required COVID vaccinations, exceptions, and guidelines based on the

essential functions of the position.

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As an organization, we are focusing on six Core Competencies for employees:

  1. Trust & confidence - Making our intent and actions be transparent and honest while fostering healthy, inclusive relationships, actively listening and maintaining open communications, delivering on our promises, investing in other’s success, and engaging each other and the community
  2. Creative work environment - Exploring meaningful new ideas and relationships to foster innovation and encourage collaboration and creativity. Challenging the standard method of doing business in a positive environment.
  3. Now & later perspective - Looking beyond day to day challenges to better anticipate the future and adjust to change.
  4. Respectful & inclusive work environment - Seeking out a wide range of voices and making each other feel respected and included.
  5. Self-awareness & emotional intelligence - Learning to recognize and understand our own emotions and the emotions of others and recognizing our individual strengths and weakness to raise self-awareness so we can perform better.
  6. Wellbeing - We take care of ourselves and each other.

 Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

CAP 2.0 Implementation / Community Engagement:

  • Manages and coordinates elements of the CRO and CAP2.0 implementation.
  • Manages the development and implementation of community engagement activities for the CRO and CAP 2.0.
  • Manages program communications with a broad array of stakeholders including elected officials, organizations, and community members. Components may include newsletters, website development, social media, blogs, and other items.
  • Supports partnerships and works with multiple parts of our community, including marginalized communities, business and service sectors. Engages stakeholders in CAP 2.0 implementation.
  • Responds to requests for information from the public.

Sustainability Program Analysis & Support:

  • Supports the Sustainability Commission. Tasks include working with Commission leadership to develop agendas, coordinating meetings, and other administrative duties.
  • Researches, analyzes and reports on best practices related to sustainability, equity and climate action planning to a variety of technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Models commitment to core organizational values including equity and human rights; sustainability and the TBL Framework; and collaboration with neighborhood and community organizations.
  • Prepares and administers budget for projects; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitors and controls expenditures.
  • Prepares bid specifications for services; negotiates contracts with vendors; recommends bid awards. Oversees the work of outside consultants.
  • Prepares grant applications; ensures compliance with grant reporting requirements; may serve as liaison with granting agency.
  • Serves as a division or department liaison to other departments, outside agencies, committees, commissions and the public. May serve on or provide professional staff support to a variety of City committees and task teams.
  • May hire, plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the performance of subordinate staff; establishes performance requirements and personal development plans, monitors performance, and provides evaluative feedback.
  • Evaluates proposed changes in policies and procedures; coordinates the implementation of new policies and programs in the division, department, or city-wide.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Introduction to Qualifications: Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences.

The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Management Analyst 1:

Experience: Some recent professional related experience, or one year related responsible paraprofessional experience.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the assigned program area.

Management Analyst 2:

Experience: Two years of professional experience in program administration, preferably in the public sector. Some supervisory experience preferred.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the assigned program area.

The Ideal Candidate will possess the following knowledge and abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Latest trends and research in the sustainability field including greenhouse gas mitigation, climate action planning, sustainability and equity.
  • Program and project management practices. Budget preparation and administration practices.
  • Best practices in communications with members of marginalized communities using culturally appropriate tools and strategies.
  • Marginalized communities include but are not limited to communities of color, low-income communities, people experiencing disabilities, and the elderly.
  • Research and data analysis methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation or professional program leadership.

Ability to:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely to both technical and nontechnical audiences, both orally and in writing. Comprehensive understanding of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Incorporate the perspectives and consider the impacts of a project on multiple communities including communities of color, low-income communities, and other marginalized communities.
  • Build relationships with and engagement opportunities for marginalized communities to advance our commitment to equity. This includes but is not limited to communities of color, low-income communities, people experiencing disabilities, and the elderly.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Perform a variety of complex program, analytical and administrative duties with minimal supervision.
  • Learn the operation, policy, and procedures of the department. Analyze, interpret, and report research findings.
  • Prepare a work plan and coordinate the work of a project team. Handle various and conflicting work assignments.

Supplemental Information:

What You Can Expect from Our Application Process:

  1. Submit your application materials.
  2. Your application is reviewed by a person for relatable skills and experience that can be used to meet the minimum requirements of the role.
  3. Your application supplemental question answers are reviewed and scored. Take your time on your answers, they are really important!
  4. Interview invites are extended. (There can be more than one round of interviews.) We use panel interviews where all interviewees are asked the exact same questions to provide the same opportunity to each candidate.
  5. Finalists are discovered, and references and backgrounds are checked.
  6. Pay equity reviews are performed to avoid any pay gaps or inequities.
  7. Offers are made.

Once the posting closes, the process can take 4-6 weeks to complete.

Our recruiting goal is the find the best candidate to help us grow and serve. In order to do that, we are very intentional and mindful throughout each element of the process. We know that means a little more time to get to the end, but we believe that making sure each employee is in a role that they can succeed in is important to our community's success.

TO APPLY

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Selection Process:

Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process should be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.

DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY, GENERALLY, ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION (TESTING, INTERVIEWS) WILL BE CONTACTED.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at our offices.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.