Requisition ID: 20075
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
The Policy Analyst (Assistant Manager) of Intergovernmental Relations is responsible for supporting the City of Vancouver’s intergovernmental relations efforts and representing the City’s position and interests with other jurisdictions. The Policy Analyst (Assistant Manager) plays a significant role in researching and reviewing regional, provincial and federal policies, legislation and programs to foster relationships and advance the City’s policy objectives and leverage opportunities.
This position works collaboratively across City divisions and agencies to build strong relationships with government partners as well as key local, regional, national and global stakeholders to support Council direction and advance the City’s strategic interests.
The Policy Analyst (Assistant Manager) reports to the Director Intergovernmental Relations & Strategic Partnerships and works closely with City departments, City agencies, other levels of government, regional agencies, and local stakeholder organizations.
Researches, monitors, analyzes and reviews regional, provincial, and federal policies, legislation and programs so the City can foster relationships, leverage opportunities and advance City policy
Plans, develops, manages and evaluates innovative intergovernmental relations strategies, policies and positions to enhance partnerships and strategic policy outcomes
Advises the Director of Intergovernmental Relations & Strategic Partnerships, the City Manager and other senior City staff on local, regional, national and global issues and policies that could impact the City, or opportunities for the City to further leverage its expertise
Develops and implements the City’s Intergovernmental Relations assets including development of a work plan, identification of short and long-term objectives and strategies, timelines, budgets, deliverables and performance measurement indicator
Supports the development of strategic briefing materials for elected officials and senior staff for key intergovernmental meetings
Maintains systems for managing sensitive and confidential intergovernmental information
Supports the City Manager’s Office, Mayor and Council in strengthening relationships with all levels of government.
Provides timely information and confidential briefing documents. And prepares reports for the City Leadership Team and City Council.
Coordinates intergovernmental information gathering in a structured way with dedicated processes to communicate and establish alignment across City departments and agencies on priority files, ensuring delivery of appropriate and timely support to the City Manager, Mayor and Council.
Works with other levels of government to achieve mutual objectives and informed decision-making by identifying shared issues and interests, exchanging information and seeking input on broad policy matters, as well as advancing key funding agreements
Coordinates submissions to other governments on issues affecting Vancouver.
Supports City staff’s participation on committees, in working groups, at conferences and other forums to represent the City of Vancouver to address intergovernmental priorities
Promotes the development of management practices to continually improve effectiveness and efficiencies of Intergovernmental Relations office.
Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
A post-secondary degree in public administration or public policy or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
A minimum of 6 years’ diverse professional experience including but not limited to public sector government experience where programs and initiatives were advanced through strong government and stakeholder relationships.
Experience developing and implementing strategic communications, stakeholder and intergovernmental relations plans.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing and implementing intergovernmental and stakeholder plans that advance public policy objectives.
Proven ability to take initiative, plan, organize, set goals and outcomes, create processes, accomplish and measure objectives and results.
Proven ability to work independently to produce quality results within tight timeframes.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong influencing abilities.
Experience developing and making presentations to large groups.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, contentious, complex and highly confidential issues involving multiple and diverse stakeholders with skill, tact and diplomacy.
Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with stakeholder groups
Excellent interpersonal skills and patience to deal tactfully with staff, elected officials and the public
Proven ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion
Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment under tight deadlines and change
Demonstrated ability to handle numerous projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated understanding of the City of Vancouver’s policies programs and mandate.
Demonstrated understanding of the importance of municipal intergovernmental relationships.
Business Unit/Department: City Manager’s Office
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: August 2020
Position End Date: October 2021
Application Close: July 24, 2020
At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply on our careers site.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.