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City of Seattle Planning Commission Analyst in Seattle, Washington

Position Description The Commission The Seattle Planning Commission (SPC) advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on broad planning goals, policies and plans for the physical development of the City. The SPC has sixteen volunteer members who meet six times a month. The Commission's work is framed by the Comprehensive Plan and its vision for Seattle into the 21st Century, and by a commitment to centering community and engaging citizens in the work of planning for and working to reach these goals. The Job The Planning Commission Analyst is part of a four-member team that supports the work of the SPC. We are committed to meaningfully furthering the goals of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice initiative. Please refer to our website to learn more: You will report to the SPC Executive Director. Your work focuses on the following areas based on a lived or learned experience in urban planning, transportation and housing issues: Communication - Create cogent and compelling documents for a broad audience, listen to and synthesize discussions Analysis - Research City policy and proposals, best practices and summarize as noted above Website - Content updating and development *Teamwork - *Work collaboratively in a small team that supports sixteen volunteers Job Responsibilities Your effectiveness in this role will depend on your ability to: * Listen and communicate effectively and respectfully with the SPC, elected leaders, community members, and other stakeholders * Present complex information in a way that is clear, compelling and understandable to many audiences * Use oral, written, and graphic skills to share ideas, concepts, research, documents, and reports * Create position papers and recommendations for the SPC and letters, memos, and correspondence on their behalf * Research, review, and synthesize city policy proposals, best practices, geospatial, quantitative, and qualitative data for potential inequity and disproportionate impact to BIPOC communities * Design and create website content with a focus on clear communication and transparency, including maps, illustrations, and infographics attuned to audiences with varying levels of technical understanding * Collaborate with teammates to support the SPC in a community and Commissioner focused, agile and time sensitive way Qualifications In addition to the qualities mentioned above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of experience, training, or educations which provides an equivalent background required to perform the job): * Four years professional experience related to urban design, architecture, or public policy OR * An Associate’s Degree related to urban design, architecture, or political science * Three years professional experience working in a related field OR * Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Design, Architecture, Public Policy, or related field * Two years professional experience working in a related field Additional Information In addition to completing the application, please upload: * A PDF of your current resume * A cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this job * A short, but compelling writing sample – blog post, memo, etc. * A sample of your ability to communicate with graphics, infographics, illustration, etc. Questions? Please contact Kate Moore at Who may apply: This position is open to all applicants that demonstrate their ability to perform this job. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. Salary: $40.06 - $46.62 Hourly Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time Department: Planning & Community Development Office Job Number: 2021-00613 Closing: 5/18/2021 4:00 PM Pacific Agency: City of Seattle Address: Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500 Seattle, Washington, 98104 Website: