Policy Analyst (Analyst II)

City of Portland, Oregon
May 17, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The City of Portland is seeking a Policy Analyst ( Analyst II ) to join the Portland Police Bureau 's Policy Development team.

We are offering an Optional Information Session for this recruitment. Please see below for more details.

The Policy Analyst manages and develops policies and procedures for the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). As a member of the PPB's Policy Development Team, the incumbent creates PPB policy with an eye toward providing clear policy direction to all PPB members and advancing policy that aligns with PPB's core values and national best practice standards.

Who you are:

  • Communicator: A strong verbal and written communicator who can adapt their messaging to meet their audience where they are in their understanding of an issue.
  • Relationship Builder: An adaptable professional who embraces a collaborative spirit and recognizes the importance of forming and fostering relationships to yield better work products.
  • Detail-Oriented Global Thinker: An organized and perceptive issue spotter who notices the little things, while maintain a big picture perspective.
  • Researcher: Approach your work with curiosity while applying your analytical skills. You are driven to explore existing practice standards and motivated to discover innovative policing practices.
  • Reliable: You can meet strict and shifting deadlines and bring agility to your work to manage changing priorities.

As a Policy Analyst, you will:

  • Research industry and best practice standards to inform the development of PPB policies.
  • Write and revise PPB policies, giving due consideration to industry and best practice standards, community and stakeholder feedback, and other standards or ethics and professionalism.
  • Coordinate with internal and, as needed, external subject matter experts to develop PPB policies.
  • Coordinate with the Portland City Attorney's Office to perform risk assessments to determine potential legal liability and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Conduct routine analysis of PPB policies to account for legal, administrative, and operational changes, and to ensure ongoing compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
  • Consult with the PPB Chief's Office, PPB Training Division, and relevant internal subject matter experts to ensure the practical application and operationalization of PPB policies and procedures.
  • Consult with the PPB Equity and Inclusion Office to ensure policies are equitable and do not have disparate impact.
  • Facilitate PPB policy-related meetings with internal and, as needed, external audiences.
  • Participate in the PPB's community engagement efforts as they pertain to PPB policies by working in conjunction with internal staff/divisions who routinely work closely with or engage community members and groups.
  • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of the administrative functions that support all division work, outputs, and activities.

The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive police background investigation in order to have their employment retained.

City of Portland Core Values:

Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here .

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions- driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package , including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here .

Work Location
Many positions within the City are designated as hybrid and currently the City requires you to work in-person one day per week. Beginning in May 2023, most hybrid employees will be expected to perform at least half of their work in-person. Work location will be at the Police Training Division: 14912 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230.

City Council approved a human resources administrative rule in January 2023, HRAR - 4.045 , requiring employees, including those who are fully remote and hybrid, to perform work within Oregon or Washington. Employees have until May 4, 2023, to be in compliance with the new rule. For more information, click here .

To Qualify

Applicants must meet each of the following minimum qualifications and must describe in their cover letter and resume how their education, training an d/or experience meet each of the following minimum qualifications :

  1. Experience communicating clearly, logically, persuasively, both verbally and in writing.

  1. Ability to present clear, concise, and comprehensive recommendations to internal stakeholders, including executive staff.
  1. Experience applying strong research and analysis skills toward technical and/or policy questions.

  1. Ability to apply techniques o f p rogram or p rojec t m anagement.

  1. Experience analyzing, interpreting, explaining, and applying relevant laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies.

  1. Experience establishing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with organizational staff, representatives from other government agencies, and members of the public.
  1. Experience independently manag ing numerous project requests and priorities that often have rigid deadlines.

Applicants must also:

  • Possess the ability to successfully pass an in-depth background investigation .

Preferred Qualifications
Although not required, p lease state in your resume and cover letter if you have the following desired qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience demonstrating the minimum qualifications listed above.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume, are weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection. Some positions may require those placed on the eligible list to complete and sign a criminal background statement before being considered for employment.

** PLEASE NOTE : The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Posting: 5/15/2023 - 6/5/2023
  • Applications Reviewed: 5/29/2023 - 6/9/2023
  • Eligible List: 6/12/2023
  • Selection Phase Begins: mid to late June 2023
  • Contingent Job Offer: July 2023

**Timeline is approximate and subject to change without notice**

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in the cover letter.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis : Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted .

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Language Pay Differential
City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a "language pay differential." This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Did you know? The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement or starting in April 2023 you are invited to attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month.

Contact Information
Loan Tran Polanco, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources


To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 6874 2495
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/k80uBtSIO

Return to the top. Closing Date/Time: 6/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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