Title: Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst
Department: Community Reconstruction, Infrastructure, Rebuild by Design
Location: New York, NY
Job Type: Full Time, Long Term Temporary
Working within the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery’s (GOSR) Community Reconstruction, Infrastructure, and Rebuild by Design Policy team, the Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will play a critical role in developing and administering the three Programs’ internal policies as well as providing both quantitative and qualitative analytic support where requested. The analyst will be responsible for a wide variety of work products, from drafting documents to providing metrics that display the Programs’ progress. The Analyst’s work will serve the development and implementation of projects and public services – from infrastructure projects to workforce development programs – that strengthen a community’s resilience to natural and manmade disasters.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting management, senior and executive staff in briefing the Governor and other officials on storm recovery updates
- Providing the team with both quantitative and qualitative analytic support where requested.
- Drafting documents and providing metrics that display the Programs’ progress.
- Collecting and analyzing program data in support of policy research.
- Communicating results of analyses to staff.
- Preforming administrative duties related to successful Program implementation (maintaining spreadsheets, reviewing grant applications, entering data, etc).
- Developing Program policies, procedures, and documents through in-depth research.
- Writing about policy and practices in a variety of voices and media (e.g., memos, briefs, case studies, technical reports, policy and procedure manuals and social media) to support GOSR’s policy agenda.
- Coordinating technical assistance projects involving cross-functional teams.
- Representing the Community Reconstruction, Infrastructure and Rebuild by Design Programs to other GOSR teams in cross-functional working groups and acting as a liaison between the Programs and other GOSR teams as requested.
- Coordinating all aspects of meetings, conferences, and workshops related to policy, advocacy, and system building (scheduling, planning content, booking speakers and travel, preparing materials, and post-event follow-up).
- Building and maintaining meaningful working relationships with outside entities and individuals, including those working in related government agencies, and funding institutions.
- Other administrative support to team where requested.
- A Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of relevant experience for Senior Policy Analyst role; a Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of relevant experience for the Policy Analyst role. A Master’s degree in a relevant field (urban planning, public policy, law) preferred for Senior Policy Analyst position.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and deep interest in, at least one of the following public policy areas: climate change adaptation/mitigation, environment, energy, economic development, housing, infrastructure, land use.
- Demonstrated knowledge of local, state, and federal regulatory processes.
- Prior project management experience in any of the following fields preferred: community development, construction/engineering, urban planning.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to write and present publically to a variety of audiences.
- Experience distilling quantitative and qualitative policy analysis into written descriptions such as briefs, memos, blog posts, etc.
- Strong research and analytical skills.
- Interest in data analytics, and experience with data management (primarily using Excel).
- High level of attention to detail.
- Strong computer skills: Internet-research experience and knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Strong interpersonal skills, and the desire to work both collaboratively and independently.
- Ability to think creatively and to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
- Willingness and ability to travel within New York City, as well as occasionally statewide.