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POLICY ANALYST, BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS job vacancy in Kitsap County, WA – Jobs in Washington

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Company Name :
Kitsap County, WA
Company Location :
619 Division St, Port Orchard, WA 98366
Job Position :
Job Category :
Jobs in Washington

Job Description :

Make a difference in your community

Become a part of the Kitsap County team!

Do what you love while serving the citizens where you live

The Board of Commissioners is the governing body of Kitsap County. Each of the three members of the Board represents one of three geographical districts. Commissioners work to ensure the delivery of services and programs essential to the continued prosperity of Kitsap County and its citizens.

The Board of Commissioners has an opportunity for two Policy Analysts to join the Kitsap County team in support of all three Commissioners. Incumbents in this position develop diverse policy, perform planning and project support, and in some cases, lead project activities. Assignments are highly visible and politically sensitive and include work on multiple projects or programs within the scope of long-range and community planning, strategy development, land use, parks and implementation consistent with the Washington Growth Management Act and other state statutes.

The ideal candidates for this position will have experience with public outreach and public participation as well as methods for research and reporting. Other valuable experience would include community organization, long-range planning, economic development, real estate, and development of public policy.



Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Political Science, Communications, Public Administration, or related field AND
Four years of progressively responsible experience in local or state government planning, policy research, analysis, development and implementation, public administration or political science; or
Four years of public outreach and education experience; or
Four years of public real estate and/or state and federal grant administration; or
Four years of experience with providing project planning and implementation support similar to the position responsibilities
Proficient with use of MS Office Suite, including SharePoint
Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work

Driving Requirements

The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment.The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver’s License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy.
This position is categorized as:

Category 2: Driver may operate a personal vehicle as an essential function for official County business. Any employee using a personal vehicle on official County business shall be required to maintain auto liability insurance, in addition to having a valid driver’s license. If driving on county business the incumbent must meet and follow the Fleet Risk Control Policies to operate a motor vehicle on County Business.

Criminal Conviction Standards:

The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies.

Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/ffa/disqualifying-list-crimes-and-negative-actions


(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

The duties in this position are typically performed in an office setting utilizing standard office equipment.
Attendance at off-site and/or evening public meetings will occasionally be required.
Incumbents may be exposed to hostile individuals in stressful situations while in public meetings.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

Develop and implement planning and policy projects, programs, objectives, and priorities.
Manage multiple projects of moderate complexity.
Investigate, prepare, review and evaluate documents (including for example, correspondence, planning policies and newsletters) that are moderately complex and sensitive public policy issues.
Work with other departments and agencies to coordinate and prioritize projects in community, environmental and parks planning, and emergent policy issues that the commissioner is working on.
Research, analyze, compile data, and prepare reports to support policy and/or planning decisions.
Make formal presentations to groups and committees on behalf of the Commissioner, including citizens advisory groups, informing decision-makers in a political environment, and working with the media and the public.
Design, prepare and deliver presentations, articles, reports, and other information to Commissioners, department directors, and other organizations.
Mediate and/or negotiate solutions to moderate issues consistent with policies, goals, and regulations of the program and of the County.
Represent the Commissioners directly in meetings including inter/intra governmental boards, committees, and task forces.
Develop and implement service delivery plans for a wide array of public administration arenas.
Ability to manage and perform program and project management on a variety of special projects and community planning efforts.
Determine project requirements, identify and research data sources, develop and revise questions to obtain data.
Assist in preparation of community plans and other planning efforts with community groups.
Analyze new or existing laws, rules and regulations, or socio-economic trends to determine any impact on the program or service delivery.
Provides advice and consultation to various County and community managers, directors, officials and boards including; developing and maintaining working relationships with community, regional, state and national contacts, conferring with key officials, and speaking to organizations or groups to raise interest and awareness of planning and policy issues.
Research, analyze, recommend and write policies and procedures on complex and sensitive planning, community and other public policy issues.
Gather material, research information and develop special project, policy reports, studies and materials.
Assist Commissioners with constituency and community relations issues to include responding to inquiries and concerns, and to resolve issues.
Originate written, marketing and graphical materials including, but not limited to, press releases, reports, newsletters, web pages, and outreach (i.e. postcards).


Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
This position is classified as “at will”. Incumbent’s continued employment is at the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners.
Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
Work hours for this position are typically Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Evening hours will occasionally be required.

Kitsap County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired except if the employee’s hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begins on the day of hire. More information about employee benefits is available on the county’s website at: https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Benefits.aspx

County Paid Benefits

Health Insurance
Dental Plan
Vision Plan
Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Basic Long Term Disability (LTD)
Transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness program https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Wellness.aspx

Voluntary benefit options also available at the employee’s expense

Retirement: Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.

Holidays: 11 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holiday per year.

Annual Leave (vacation): New employees are credited with 48 hours of annual leave upon hire and will be begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 360 hours from one calendar year to the next. Annual leave accrual will increase upon tenure, as follows:

Upon completion of 3 years: 15 days per year (10.00 hours per month)
Upon completion of 5 years: 20 days per year (13.33 hours per month)
Upon completion of 10 years: 25 days per year (16.67 hours per month)

Sick Leave: All new hires will be credited with 48 hours of sick leave upon hire and will begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 1200 hours from one calendar year to the next.

***Part-time employees benefit contributions and leave accruals will be prorated***

Current County Employees: If you are transferring or promoting into this position you are responsible for reviewing these benefit changes; prior to accepting a position. In addition, it is your responsibility to notify the Auditor’s Payroll Division of a change in union status.

NOTE: This is a general overview of the benefits offered through employment with Kitsap County, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts or is incorrect with the provisions of the Personnel Manual, applicable laws, policies, rules or official plan documents they will prevail.

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