Salt Lake City

  • PART TIME SPECIAL PROJECT ASSISTANT

    Requisition ID
    2018-3769
    Department
    PUBLIC SERVICES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $11.00/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $13.00/Hr.
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Incumbent conducts research, data collection, and assists department management with technical support needed to advance various administrative projects and initiatives. Performs analysis, prepares reports, and develops recommendations. Coordinates and assists with implementation of complex, multi-agency, large scale, and long-term department/division initiatives.

     

    This is a part-time position working 20-25 hours per week.

    Responsibilities

    • Conducts research on assigned issues, performs analysis, and assesses legislative, fiscal, and political impacts of public policy issues. Develops models or scenarios to simulate economic, land use or legislative impacts. Articulates and generates decision paths, and prepares formal written findings and recommendation for consideration and action by department/division administration.
    • Facilitates meetings with city departments, diverse groups from the community, other governmental agencies, and consultants to obtain further insight and information necessary to negotiate a balanced resolution to issues and achieve established project goals/objectives.
    • Explores and develops creative concepts, ideas, plans, or processes to address project issues. Develops project parameters such as: project resources; time frames; funding options and budget requirements; staffing needs; and, methods, procedures and schedules for project implementation.  Drives project progress to ensure tasks and applications follow agreed upon decision path and time frames.  Keeps current on evolving public policy trends and industry benchmarks.
    • Develops and monitors program and special project activities. Provides regular updates and reports to department and division management. May assist with monitoring compliance with contracts.
    • May represent the department/division at community meetings, workshops, business, and other government meetings.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration or a closely related field or four (4) years paid professional experience including any combination of research, statistical analysis, project and legislative review, policy development, and related activities. Preference may be given to candidates with public sector experience.
    • Interest in writing and creating marketing materials. 
    • Experience or interest in digital marketing, graphic design, or journalism. 
    • Knowledge of effective project management, statistical analysis, and research methods and principles.
    • Ability to prepare and present project details using complex spreadsheet analysis, graphic presentations and technical reports to Division Managers, City Council, and general public.
    • Knowledge of government operations, processes, and public policy analysis.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups and people, including elected officials, department officials, staff, and community representatives.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with initiative, self-reliance, and dependability.

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