The position will focus on developing actionable strategies for regional economic and workforce development, as well as encouraging their implementation with partners. Tasks will include managing research, collecting and analyzing data, and effectively communicating recommendations orally and in writing. This position will also monitor and provide direction regarding federal, state, and local public policy on issues highlighted in ON TO 2050. The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate a broad understanding of the interactions between infrastructure, land use, and public policy, with a concentration on the region’s economic, industrial, demographic, and labor force trends.
Across these projects and tasks, the policy analyst will be expected to emphasize the principles and recommendations of ON TO 2050. Preference will be given to those with strong knowledge of regional economic development, strong written and oral communication abilities, and both qualitative and quantitative research skills. All candidates should demonstrate an interest in the complex challenges addressed by long range planning.
An undergraduate degree in Public Policy, Economics, Public Administration, or a related field is required; Master’s strongly preferred. A minimum of two years of relevant prior work experience in a related field is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, with adaptability to other software. Demonstrated skills with microcomputer databases, spreadsheets, and ArcGIS geographic information systems.