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Commerce Specialist 2 [09936]

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State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98513

Posted 2 months ago

Description

The Local Government Division's Community Assistance and Research Unit is seeking two Commerce Specialist 2s, a Program Coordinator for Bond Users Clearinghouse and a Research Program Coordinator. These positions perform a variety of professional-level research work for the Research Services section, which is located in the Community Assistance and Research Unit in the Local Government Division.

The Program Coordinator for Bond Users Clearinghouse is expected to participate in a variety of projects and programs managed through the unit.

Research Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing program evaluation plans, developing and maintaining program-specific data tracking systems, designing and analyzing surveys, analyzing data to measure service and impact, performing economic analysis, and integrating results into reports.

Duties

Program Coordinator for Bond Users Clearinghouse duties:

  • Providing technical assistance regarding all aspects of the Bond Users Clearinghouse program and the program's functions.

  • Serving as the point of contact for the Bond Users Clearinghouse, the primary source of information on public debt in Washington State.

  • Conducting research on state and local government bond and other debt issuances, and surveying local governments to determine use of debt capacity.

  • Collating, validating, analyzing, and publishing data as required in state statute.

  • Researching and producing an annual report on local general-obligation bond indebtedness.

  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring legislatively mandated research addressing a variety of key community and economic development issues.

  • Conducting technical literature reviews, collecting and utilizing a variety of data to perform analysis, and producing reports and other research products.

  • Preparing program proposals, monthly summaries and quarterly reports for legislative mandated research products.

  • Conducting and overseeing workshops and seminars, and providing technical consultation and training to clients and others.

  • Making technical recommendations and consulting on projects, programs, policies, and plans to public and private clients.

  • Assisting with the processes and procedures for Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quotes (RFQs), and monitoring contracts required to achieve program goals.

  • Monitoring the timelines and deliverables of legislatively mandated research, and relaying issues to the program lead and Section Manager, as needed.

  • Researching and compiling data sets to be utilized by analysts during Legislative session.

  • Researching and developing fiscal notes in the policy areas of public utilities, land use, water and air quality, and government operations.

Research Program Coordinator duties:

  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring legislatively mandated research addressing a variety of key community and economic development issues.

  • Conducting technical literature reviews, collecting and utilizing a variety of data to perform analysis, and producing reports and other research products.

  • Preparing program proposals, monthly summaries and quarterly reports for legislative mandated research products.

  • Conducting and overseeing workshops and seminars, and providing technical consultation and training to clients and others.

  • Making technical recommendations and consulting on projects, programs, policies, and plans to public and private clients.

  • Assisting with the processes and procedures for Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quotes (RFQs), and monitoring contracts required to achieve program goals.

  • Monitoring the timelines and deliverables of legislatively mandated research, and relaying issues to the program lead and Section Manager, as needed.

  • Participating in meetings with stakeholders for the purpose of data gathering.

  • Coordinating interviews with subject matter experts and stakeholders, and assisting with managing steering and advisory committees created by Legislative provisos and legislation.

  • Researching and compiling data sets to be utilized by analysts during Legislative session.

  • Researching and developing fiscal notes in the policy areas of criminal justice, transportation, and government operations.

  • Responding to fiscal note requests within a specified turn-around time, using a variety of analysis tools to meet guidelines established by OFM, the Legislature, and the Section.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree, and one year of professional experience in community, trade, or economic development.

  • A master's degree will substitute for one year of professional experience in community, trade, or economic development.

  • Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary; and proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Ability to 1) interpret the technical and political implications of legislation; 2) write concisely, clearly, accurately, objectively, and with appropriate analytical rigor about policy issues that may be technically complex and politically controversial; 3) interact effectively with a diversity of section staff, clients, stakeholders, and governmental officials; and 4) function effectively in a consulting shop environment dominated by tight, competing, and often fluid deadlines.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's-level coursework in public administration, political science, planning, environmental studies, or related field; working knowledge of the legislative process and the structure of local governments (cities, counties, and special districts).

  • Familiarity with one or more policy areas such as transportation, energy, economic development, land-use, natural resources, environmental protection, agriculture, water policy and/or municipal finance.

Supplemental Information

I want to work for Commerce! How do I apply?

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • A letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
  • A current resume detailing experience and education; and
  • A list of at least three professional references.

The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring manager reserves the right and may exercise the option to hire at any time. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.

For questions about this recruitment, please contact Lindsey Henderson at 360-725-2650 or lindsey.henderson@commerce.wa.gov.

Who we are:

At Commerce, we're a little different. Our Olympia offices are open Monday through Friday (flexible schedules are available). Our parking is free and many of our employees bike year round. We also have an active bicycle loaner program.

Washington State offers commuting programs, including free, subsidized and reduced public transportation incentives. There are approximately 300 employees in our agency. We are committed to our work and value balance in our personal lives. We hire people for a position and encourage them to train for growth opportunities.

If this sounds like a good fit for you and you meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply today!

Special Note:

This position is covered by a union provision.

What we do:

We are the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. We administer a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs and several state boards and commissions, all focused on achieving one clear and simple mission: to grow and improve jobs in Washington.

Our key customers include businesses, local governments and community-based organizations. We also play the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, public and private. Together we work to support the Governor's priorities and achieve shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.

Not from Olympia?

As the state's capitol, Olympia is located off Interstate 5 at the south end of the Puget Sound roughly half-way between Seattle and Portland, and less than a two hour drive to the coast, temperate rainforest, mountains, urban city, or farmlands. With year-round art festivals, parades, theater shows, concerts, and community events, Olympia and its surrounding cities have something for everyone. For parents, it boasts some of the best schools in the nation and the renowned HandsOn Children's Museum. Home to two universities (The Evergreen State College and Saint Martin's University), Olympia residents also have the opportunity to pursue a degree while working!

Additional Information:

The Washington State Department of Commerce complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.

The Washington State Department of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application, testing, or interview process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (360) 725-2650. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.


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