Joint Policy Committee (JPC) Policy Advisor
Joint Policy Committee/Local Government Services
Posted on: Mar 21, 2013
Position: JPC Policy Advisor
Location: Joint Policy Committee, Oakland, CA
Salary: $57.00—$76.00 per hour, DOQ
Apply By: Monday, April 8, 2013
Under California statute (CA Code Section 66536.1), the purpose of the Bay Area Joint Policy Committee (JPC) is to coordinate and improve the quality of land use, transportation, and air quality planning in the Bay Area. This is being accomplished through the coordination, development and drafting of major planning documents prepared by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
Working for Local Government Services and assigned to the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) in Oakland, California, the person in this position will support the further development of the JPC as a regional policy coordinating body in the San Francisco Bay Area. The JPC Policy Advisor will support the JPC in reviewing and commenting on major interim work products and final draft comments prior to action by the JPC member agencies and ensuring that the JPC receives the information and analyses, necessary to implement its responsibilities.
Typical assignments consist of:
The JPC Policy Advisor will report directly to the chair and the Executive Committee of the JPC. The Policy Advisor will work closely with the four Executive Directors of the JPC regional agencies both to accomplish JPC goals and to ensure that individual agency decisions that may affect one or more of the JPC member agencies are vetted prior to announcement and implementation. Day-to-day management will be provided by MTC.
Bay Area Joint Policy Committee (JPC) coordinates the planning efforts of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
For more information about the Bay Area JPC go to http://www.abag.ca.gov/jointpolicy/index.html
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation, air quality, land use, city and regional planning, business or public administration, public finance or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant full-time experience in project management.
Required Qualifications and Experience;
Benefits and Compensation:
The chosen candidate will be employed through Local Government Services (LGS), a Joint Powers Agency. The salary for the JPC Policy Advisor position is $57.00—$76.00 per hour (depending upon qualifications,). Local Government Services offers an attractive benefits package including:
Insurance – Employer-paid premiums up to a certain limit for medical, dental, vision, as well as life insurance at one times annual salary.
Retirement Plan – LGS is subject to California Pension Reform and has two pension plans. The plan employees will receive will be based on the individual's historical pension plan membership: either the 2@55 plan or the 2@62 plan as required by law.
Leaves – Vacation, sick leave, and administrative leave:
Other benefits include: A transportation stipend.
In practice, the JPC is designed to coordinate the Bay Area’s regional planning, policy, and regulatory efforts to ensure that the four (4) regional agencies; Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) act in concert on issues that cut across jurisdictional and or policy bounds while respecting the policymaking autonomy of each.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an online application via the web address of http://www.calopps.org by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013.
Look for the position under “member agencies”, then Local Government Services where you can apply online. You may cut and paste your cover letter and resume into section entitled “Other Comments” .
Following the closing date, applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this brochure. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. A select group of candidates will be asked to provide references once it is anticipated that they may be finalists. A background check to verify information supplied in the application materials will be conducted following candidate notification. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
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