State of Washington Job Opportunities | Work that Matters (governmentjobs.com)
Boards Policy Advisor (EMS1)
Closing 12/1/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
This full-time unrepresented position is exempt from civil service law and has a duty station at our Headquarters building in Olympia, Washington. This position will be expected to work Monday – Friday each week from 8 am – 5 p.m. PST. Alternative or flexible work schedules may be considered by the supervisor. Within the organizational chart, this position is a member of the Boards Program and included in the External Operations Division. The Partnership offers a modern hybrid work environment, which includes both remote and office building settings in Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle. All staff are required to report to offices and work sites as needed, including this position. You may be required to work in an office setting more frequently than others if you’re unable to effectively conduct work remotely or as business needs arise. You will be expected to report to the Olympia office on your first day of employment for onboarding.
Regular travel throughout the Puget Sound region will be necessary for this position, including overnight stays.
The annual range of compensation is between $76,677 - $87,630 depending upon qualifications, although the expected hiring salary will typically be less than the top of the range, to allow for growth and development movement.
We encourage applicants from outside of Washington to apply! The successful candidate would be required to relocate to Washington state within 30 days of the appointment date. The expectation of this position’s starting appointment date is by the end of the 2022 calendar year.
Who we are looking for
Building and growing relationships are important to you. You have a passion for policy and the role it plays in environmental recovery efforts. You are no stranger to managing complexity and can successfully solve problems even with incomplete information. The ability to communicate with a variety of audiences and encourage inclusive collaboration is a well-developed skill you possess.
The abilities to value others and their diverse experiences and contributions, promote brave spaces for learning, and strive for equity are essential to thriving in this position.
Some of the duties include:
Support the agency and leadership with research, analysis, and planning on complicated and priority issues, and serve as the subject matter expert or support the subject matter expert
• Provide support to the agency’s work on policies and issues that cross internal program divisions and external groups and provide support for executive management on strategic policy approaches to address sensitive and complicated recovery topics
• In consultation with the Boards Program Manager, support the advancement of work priorities of the Salmon Recovery Council, Leadership Council – and other Management Conference boards as needed – including preparation for and in-meeting support
• Actively participate in recurring, internal meetings of the Boards Program and contribute to the development of the Program’s overall work portfolio and strategic approaches
• Develop written and/or oral briefings as requested by the Boards Program Manager (including those serving to inform board members or other external senior officials)
• Provide targeted bill analysis and testimony during Legislative Session
• Apply adaptive management best practices and common language to all special projects, processes, and communications through collaboration with Partnership staff and external partners
Required Experience, Competencies and Technical Skills (experience may be concurrent):
• Bachelor’s degree or above in environmental management, public policy, planning, or related field.
• Four years of professional experience related to the development of natural resource/environmental recovery policies that provide the foundation for sustainable resource use, management, and protection. This includes advising a body of decision-makers in the creation and application of such policies.
• Three years of professional experience working with external partners in a liaison capacity.
• Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice efforts.
Note: The professional experience requirements above could be gained concurrently
• Master’s degree or above in environmental management, public policy, planning, or related field
• Five years of professional experience working with external partners in a liaison capacity.
• Experience in presenting policy recommendations to a board or organization in a public setting is preferred.