The Policy Analyst is responsible for providing professional services, such as leading, developing, and facilitating the development of policies, strategies, and plans, within certain areas of expertise, including public policy, policy development, community development, community safety and well-being, homelessness, and other social issues.
This position conducts multi-disciplinary research and statistical and trend analysis to ensure recommendations are consistent with strategic plans, division, department, and branch business plans and budgets, as well as public policy priorities and bylaws.
This position will provide timely and relevant information to the Department and Branches for the purposes of planning effectively in response to addressing public policy issues and providing both internal and external customers with high quality, current information on business development, demographic, legal perspectives, and policy changes. This position will also support performance management measures in addition to target setting and outcome measures for both policies and joint research initiatives.
The work requires the employee to exercise judgement, initiative, and creativity. The nature of the work involves and requires a significant degree of independence, although the work is performed within the broad parameters and guidelines of City of Regina regulations, standards, and policies.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Facilitates the development of public policy, strategies, and plans related to area of expertise.
- Conducts primary and secondary research in areas such as industry best practices and current legislation to identify and prioritize needs using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
- Provides policy interpretation, conducts policy reviews, and provides input for department plans and programs.
- Facilitates public consultation processes with internal departments, committees of Council, external professionals, government officials, and other stakeholders and analyzes results.
- Develops project plans and manages projects using project management principles and techniques.
- Leads procurement of consulting services for policy development and research studies, and subsequently manages consulting services.
- Coordinates the development, management, implementation, and monitoring of department plans and processes.
- Responds to enquiries and correspondence related to matters of department policies, strategies, plans, and projects.
- Represents the Department on various community and corporate project committee teams, as required.
- Prepares reports to committees of Council, as required.
- Perform related duties as required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
- Knowledge of public sector organizations, community organizations, municipal government planning and program processes.
- Knowledge of policy development, project management, strategic planning and applied research and analysis.
- Knowledge of applicable legislation, policies, and practices.
- Knowledge of program and service delivery by public, private and non-profit sectors related to area of expertise.
- Knowledge of public engagement process, group facilitation, team building, and group dynamics.
- Knowledge of current standards, trends, needs and evaluation principles and methods applicable to area of expertise.
- Skill in gaining cooperation among diverse individuals and groups, including the ability to negotiate mutually beneficial agreements and to manage change through decision-making, problem solving, and consensus building.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with all levels of staff and with stakeholder groups.
- Ability to facilitate and develop public engagement processes and multi-level partnerships with the public and other agencies.
- Ability to communicate ideas and concepts effectively in oral and written form to a variety of audiences, including formal public presentations, written reports, and the development of a delivery of training and resource materials.
- Demonstrated skill in research, analysis, action planning, budgeting, management reporting, and time management.
- Ability to analyze data, situations, and problems, document findings, draw conclusions and recommend required changes.
- Ability to prepare and present comprehensive plans, reports, and submissions.
- At minimum, possess intermediate level skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or similar productivity and presentation software.
Education & Experience
- The knowledge, skills and abilities for this position are typically obtained through a university degree in, Public Administration/Policy, Social Work, Social Science, or related community development discipline combined with three (3) years experience in planning, policy analysis, and development and research or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must have a means for travel and the ability to access meetings at multiple locations across the city.
- Membership to a recognized professional association, as appropriate to the unit’s area of expertise or eligibility to transfer membership and license from another jurisdiction is considered an asset.
✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.
✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.
✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.
Jurisdiction: Civic Middle Management
Division: NO DIVISION
Department: Community Wellbeing
Hourly Salary: $36.71 - $45.90
Annual Salary: $69,991.00 - $87,513.00
The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at [email protected].