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Senior Policy Advisor (Operations & Policy Analyst 4)

Department of Consumer and Business Services, Salem, OR

Job - Government

Salary Range: $5,953 - $8,765 monthly

Close Date: 08/02/2020

Our mission...

To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is with the Building Codes Division (BCD). BCD adopts and enforces the statewide building code relating to the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of buildings and other structures and the installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical devices and equipment.

This is a management service position and is not represented by a union.

What’s in it for you:

As part of a motivated team of policy analysts and technical experts on the state building code, you will have the opportunity to lead the development of policies related to the administration and enforcement of Oregon’s building codes and related requirements which help fulfill the mission of DCBS. We work together to ensure our customers trust us to do the right work and deliver value through a client focused culture.

Benefits to working for DCBS include:

Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment
Colleagues who are passionate about public service
Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package
Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon
Live, work, and play in Salem, Oregon
Here’s what you will do:

As a Senior Policy Advisor, you will serve as senior policy advisor to the policy and technical services (PTS) manager and to the division administrator and deputy administrator, and will be key to division program evaluation and long and short-range strategic planning.

Duties include:

Act as a liaison to legislators, other state agencies, local government, various advisory boards and stakeholder groups to facilitate policy development for the division
Research, analyze and evaluate policy and programmatic building code issues with statewide impact; and effectively recommend policy direction for the division
Assist the manager of Policy and Technical Services section with coordinating the activities of two other analysts in the section; orient and train new policy analysts
Assist the PTS manager, administrator and deputy administrator with the execution of division operations with respect to proposed and enacted legislation and coordination with legislators and legislative staff. This position is key to division program evaluation and long and short-range strategic planning. The position acts as a liaison to legislators, other state agencies, local government, various advisory boards and stakeholder groups to facilitate policy development for the division.
For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please review the position description by clicking here.

Here’s what you need to qualify:

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Political Science, Construction Management or any similar degree; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.

Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.
Requested Skills:

Experience analyzing statutes, rules and regulations and developing policy recommendations
Ability to communicate well including communicating technical requirements to non-technical customers
Ability to develop relationships with constituents and stakeholders
Knowledge of public administration
Ability to work with members of the public and other agencies with diverse perspectives and positions related to the divisions and department
Knowledge of program management principles, processes, and techniques
Experience managing multiple projects of various sizes and complexity
Preference may be given to candidates who have any of the following:

Experience working with stakeholders
A law degree
Policy development experience
Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out the online application and complete the questionnaire.
A resume and cover letter are required for this job posting. Please attach them in the “Resume / CV” section of the application.
Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered.
After you apply:

Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions, and make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Additional information:

Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
You may be asked to submit a skills assessment, a writing sample, or a video interview as part of the application screening process.
The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Prior to an offer of employment, DCBS may request that you provide an official driving record.
This position is subject to a fingerprint background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.
The Department of Consumer and Business Services does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Helpful links and contact information:

Learn more about DCBS

Understanding the State Application Process

Help & Support webpage

For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 503-378-3200.

DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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