Arlington, Virginia
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Analyst, Management
Full Time
Job Title: SENIOR MANAGEMENT ANALYST Closing Date/Time: Thu. 07/27/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $69,409.60 - $105,996.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County is seeking a Senior Management Analyst to provide senior level policy support to County Board members and manage the County Board Office (CBO) communications. The employee will be responsible for providing research, analysis, and guidance to Board members on a variety of policy issues and community concerns, and will also direct Board-related media relations and press releases.

Policy Analysis duties include:
  • Completing research and analysis on trending issues and requests to/from the County Board;
  • Coordinating and collaborating with subject matter experts and providing jurisdiction benchmarking and best practice research; and
  • Summarizing research findings through briefings, written reports, and presentations.
Communications duties include:
  • Reviewing, responding to and managing incoming Board correspondence;
  • Communicating the Board's vision and policies to the media and the public via press releases, statements, media briefings, Agenda Highlights, Board Chair's Consent Agenda Remarks, Chairman's Reports, proclamations, resolutions, talking points, FAQs, social media, CBO website, and other online and print content;
  • Maintaining excellent working relationships with local media and coordinating media training for Board members;
  • Developing the vision for Board-related communications and providing external communications on behalf of the CBO;
  • Creating, editing, and monitoring the CBO's social media content and platforms; and
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the County Manager's Office Communications and Public Engagement (CMO CAPE) on key messages, constituent services and responses, and outreach strategies.

 Selection Criteria: The successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related area, and significant experience developing communication strategies, and researching, analyzing, and interpreting federal, state and local policy issues, proposed statutes, policy statements, rules, regulations, and directives for executives.

The ideal candidate will have experience and a record of success in:
  • Developing strategy both to obtain input as well as to craft the message concerning public policy or similar complex communications, such as government budget processes; economic development programs; multicultural/diversity issues; and/or citizen involvement in consensus based decision-making.
  • Advising and assisting executives in presenting information and developing public information programs for a variety of audiences covering complex and technical matters.
  • Leveraging information technology and social media to support research and organizational (internal and external) communications.
  • Interacting with representatives from other governmental jurisdictions, regional agencies, public and private sector interest groups, and agencies in a constructive, collaborative and supportive manner.
  • Preparing and presenting oral and written reports, presentations, and other forms of communications tailoring the message for different audiences and media.
In addition, the successful candidate must have:
  • Broad understanding of County interests, programs, and initiatives;
  • Confident political astuteness with the ability to remain calm under pressure; and
  • Ability to constructively engage with a community that is diverse, well educated, knowledgeable and highly involved in all aspects of local government.
Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's degree in Public Administration.
 Special Requirements: Please provide a cover letter addressing how your education, experience and training meets the requirements under selection criteria highlighting your accomplishments in policy analysis and enterprise-wide communications. Please use the space provided in the Supplemental Questions section of the online application for your cover letter or attach the cover letter to your online application.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: Monday - Friday, flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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