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Policy Analyst, open until filled

Pima Association of Governments seeks a Policy Analyst.

Interested parties are required to fill out an official PAG application.  Job descriptions and applications are available at PAG, 1 East Broadway, Ste 401, Tucson, AZ, or on the PAG website: www.pagregion.com/Employment.

PAG is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and Native Americans are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete and submit an official PAG application form.  Applications and complete position descriptions are available from:

Pima Association of Governments
1 E Broadway Blvd, Suite #401
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 792-1093 or www.pagregion.com

The standard application form must contain comprehensive and detailed information in order to be properly evaluated; additional material may be submitted with the official form.

Applications and supplemental information will be evaluated to determine each applicant's qualifications. Those applicants’ best qualified in terms of relevant education and experience will be invited for an interview. Final appointment will be made by the Executive Director.

Applications may be submitted to:
Pima Association of Governments
1 E Broadway Blvd, Suite #401
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Fax: (520) 792-1815
E-mail: JobApplication@pagregion.com

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of an application that was submitted electronically, please contact PAG's Human Resource Department to confirm your application was received.

(Note: Employment with the Pima Association of Governments is contingent upon continuing receipt of planning or program support from federal, state and local funding agencies.)

FULL TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE: Several plans are available for both health and dental care.
  • PAID TIME OFF (PTO): 16 days first year, increasing by years of service.
  • PAID SICK TIME OFF (PST): 5 Days per year.
  • PERSONAL DAYS: 2 days.
  • HOLIDAYS: 10 paid holidays.
  • CREDIT UNION: Full-service, including savings, checking and loans.
  • RETIREMENT: Arizona State Retirement System; ICMA/RC Deferred Compensation

(These benefits are currently in effect, but are subject to change.)


POLICY  ANALYST
 
Job Class: Policy Analyst
FLSA:  Exempt
 
General Description Summary:
Under general supervision of the Planning and Public Affairs Administrator, evaluates, refines and develops guidance on the policy implications of agency activities. Assists in the identification and prioritization of policy issues and assists in staff efforts to resolve those issues. Regularly communicates the status of policy implications and/or policy advancement activities related to PAG programs at public meetings.  Maintains familiarity with, reviews and prepares comments on new or existing federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies, plans or programs applicable to agency work elements and/or metropolitan planning organizations. Works on the development of studies, plans or other work elements associated with the requirements of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In coordination with the Deputy Director, ensures PAG conducts an effective and efficient transportation planning process consistent with local, state and federal objectives and in accordance with technical, policy and legal requirements.

Assists in the development of PAG’s Overall Work Program and coordinates with program managers, senior professional staff, agency staff and officials, and consultants as needed to accomplish objectives. 

Maintains overall knowledge of the goals, objectives, responsibilities and activities of PAG’s program areas. 

Assesses and develops policy recommendations on regional issues.

Presents status reports and project updates as needed to various PAG committees and represents PAG on various federal, state and regional committees as needed.

Attends jurisdiction and other public meetings, as directed, to present or obtain information and updates. Engenders support and participation as needed.

Coordinates with others as directed on policy, programming and project implementation.

Addresses inquiries of other agencies, the public and the media related to policy implications.

Serves as project manager for contracted consultant services on an as-needed basis.

Work requires considerable personal initiative, sound independent judgment and ability to develop consensus among diverse stakeholders in resolving complex planning and programming issues.

Work requires knowledge of planning and economic development principles and practices, as well as the Arizona Statutes that authorize the establishment and operation of a Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in Pima County.

Must possess thorough knowledge of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to regional transportation planning and programming processes.

Must possess ability to perform quantitative analyses, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

Must possess outstanding organization and communication skills.

Must maintain effective working relationships with regional and state professionals engaged in regional planning and programming.

   
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises consultants as required to carry out assigned work activities.
 
Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:
At a minimum, requires combination of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties AND EITHER a graduate degree with one year of related experience or an undergraduate degree with two years of related experience or equivalent.
 
Computer Skills:
 Basic word processing and database usage. Ability to develop informative and engaging PowerPoint presentations.
 
Physical Demands:  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee is frequently required to drive to locations and participate in outreach events. 
 
Work Environment:  
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to carry promotional materials to events.
 

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