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Housing Policy Analyst

Land Conservation and Development Department, Salem, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 12/01/2019

We are seeking a highly-qualified candidate to be our next full-time, limited duration, Housing Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 2).

What would you be doing?
This dynamic position will assist, though policy analysis and communications outreach, with projects related to planning for needed housing in Oregon’s urban areas. These projects include:
• Supporting the agency's written, verbal, and visual communications programs and initiatives related to policy development, technical assistance program management, and appeals, compliance, and enforcement of housing planning programs related to HB2001 and HB2003;
• Directing technical assistance, review, and enforcement for required housing needs analyses and housing production strategies for cities in Oregon with a population greater than 10,000 and local jurisdictions within the boundaries of Metro;
• Directing technical assistance, review, and enforcement for required local government codes that allow “middle housing” types within the residential zoning districts of cities in Oregon with a population greater than 10,000 and local jurisdictions within the boundary of Metro;
• Managing rulemaking activities related to the above two projects; and
• Coordinating with the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department on the development and implementation of a regional housing needs analysis methodology and product for presentation to the 2021 session of the Oregon Legislative Assembly for potential legislation.

Closing Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm
Time Type: Full-time
Location: Salem, OR
Job Type: Limited Duration
Representation: AFSCME
Salary: $4,307 - $6,289 Monthly

If you are interested, and you are current Oregon state employee, please apply on the internal jobs page. If you are an external applicant, please visit the Oregon job opportunities page.

Requested Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in a business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science, or a related degree, AND two years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
• Understanding of, and experience working with Oregon's land use planning program, including experience with land use development.
• Excellent project management skills, verbal and written communication skills, analytical and conceptual skills, organizational skills, and time management skills.
• Experience with project teams; demonstrated ability to devise, develop, lead, and evaluate programs.
• General knowledge of the administrative rulemaking process; experience developing and writing policies, rules, and legislative concepts.
• Ability to interpret and implement land-use programs, and federal, state, and local regulations and guidance; ability to communicate complex technical information simply.
• Highly motivated; a willingness to take the initiative; ability to work creatively to find solutions; innovative; and excellent problem-solving skills involving detailed thinking for solving complex issues.
• Experience planning, leading, and facilitating stakeholder engagement processes and working collaboratively with multiple partners.
• Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and the preparation of reports.
• Experience with launching new programs or projects.
• Ability to follow through on dozens of initiatives and produce results under the stress of short timelines and changing agendas.

About Us:
You will join a team of talented individuals charged with helping communities and citizens plan for, protect, and improve the built and natural systems that provide a high quality of life for all Oregonians. In partnership with citizens and local governments, we foster sustainable and vibrant communities and protect our natural resources legacy. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to workforce diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled and talented individuals across all departments and programs who best reflect the diversity of our region. Please visit to learn more about the exciting and rewarding work we do!

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