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Policy Analyst (Operations & Policy Analyst 3)

Department of Consumer and Business Services, Salem, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/19/2020

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

Our values...
Respect --- Integrity --- Service --- Excellence

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.

The construction industry in Oregon is expanding and, during this expansion, new technologies and construction methods are being used to build new residential and commercial structures. For example, state-of-the-art engineered commercial designs specific and unique to the high­ tech industry who do business in our great state is common ground. By joining the Department of Business and Consumer Services, Building Codes Division, you become a key and integral part of this exciting construction industry promoting business growth, with the interest of protecting consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

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 position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME).

What’s in it for you:
As part of a motivated team of technical experts on the state building code, you will have the opportunity to lead the development of standards for the administration and enforcement of Oregon's building codes 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. Oregon Building Codes Division employees become leaders in their respective fields and are thriving in their careers with an organization that is dedicated to supporting their success.

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 Policy Analyst, you will provide consultative advice to administration, management, and boards on policy issues affecting division operations, industries, and local jurisdictions . This advice serves as the basis for proposed legislation, administrative rules, or other major program decisions. You will serve as the primary liaison to several Boards, to specific industries, and potentially to local government depending on assignment. You will be accountable for administering uniform application of the division's policies, procedures, administrative rules and code adoption in assigned program areas.

You will also act as hearings officer for public hearings, prepare reports, and make recommendations to the Administrator and advisory boards and coordinate the division rulemaking processes including reviewing and writing rules, preparing public notices, and filing with Secretary of State. Duties may include, depending on program assignment, coordinating and processing hearing requests for fee increases; providing expert advice to division staff and local building departments relating to applicable laws and to the Enforcement Unit regarding enforcement actions; and reviewing, preparing, working with Legislative Counsel, and tracking legislative bills impacting the division. This position serves as an agent of the Administrator in the application of division rules to programmatic decision making . This position also develops policy recommendations for the Policy and Technical Services Manager and administration by conducting research, analyzing pertinent statutes/rules and coordinating various work groups.

Here’s what you need to qualify:
Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or a related degree, and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work;

Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience in professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Requested Skills:

You have experience analyzing statutes, rules and regulations, and in developing policy recommendations.
You follow through on promises/commitments and demonstrate promptness.
You approach code application with consistency and flexibility.
You have the ability to communicate well including communicating technical requirements to non-technical customers
You develop strong relationships with constituents and stakeholders.
You actively participate in a constructive manner to identify and resolve problems.
You have experience performing legal research, analyzing, and writing general, statistical, and technical reports.
You have public speaking skills and possess experience conducting a variety of public forums and meetings.
You take pride in your reputation for providing excellent customer service, including treating people with courtesy and respect.
You demonstrate effective team participation by showing a willingness to assist and support others and promote diversity in the workforce and in the performance of duties.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following: a law degree, experience working with stakeholders, and experience with policy development.
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.
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Additional Information:
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You may be asked to complete a skills assessment or submit a writing sample 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 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:
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DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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