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City of Tacoma Senior Policy Analyst (Management Analyst II) in Tacoma, Washington

The Senior Policy Analyst (Management Analyst II) plays a key role in supporting all City Departments to advance racial and other equity goals, supporting Tacoma’s Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and providing leadership on other key areas of focus for Tacoma’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.Bilingual/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.The Senior Policy Analyst (Management Analyst II) will primarily focus work in the following areas: *Work with leaders and representatives from City Departments to build racial and other equity into their policies, processes, and procedures. *Serve as staff liaison to the Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (CIRA), supporting and managing the Commission’s efforts to ensure Tacoma’s immigrant and refugee communities are equitably engaged and represented in Tacoma’s economic, cultural, and civic life. *Engage in equity-focused community outreach and engagement projects. *Participate in ongoing professional development and work on a staff team that values lifelong learning, courage, resilience, inclusion, and a commitment to antiracist systems transformation at the City of Tacoma. Essential Duties: *Work with City Departments to support the implementation of their Racial Equity Action Plans (REAPs) and other efforts to build equity into policies, procedures, and practices. *Support Tacoma’s Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (CIRA) by serving as staff liaison between CIRA and City Government. *Serve as a credible source of knowledge and information to community members and City staff on immigrant and refugee affairs and public safety efforts within the City. *Coordinate activities with multilingual communities and ensure proper translation and interpretation services are provided. *Ensure timely scheduling, translation and interpretation services, agenda building, and minutes-taking for CIRA and ensure that CIRA has the necessary information to make informed recommendations to the City. *Develop and engage in a variety of community outreach projects that address disparities experienced by people of color in Tacoma. *Collaborate with and convene community partners on activities that support Equity and Empowerment Framework goals. *Conduct program, policy, and service analysis and recommend changes to support equity goals. *Other duties as assigned. A successful applicant for this position will have a passion for social justice, find teamwork compelling, build collaborative relationships, manage tight deadlines and competing priorities, and advocate for underrepresented communities.Desirable QualificationsA bachelor’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred and 3 - 4 years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business process analyses. A strong combination of other education and experience may substitute: *A strong combination of education and experience in community development and/or organizing, human/civil rights work, community-based services, and/or volunteer work comparable to professional work. *A strong understanding of the history of race and racism in America and how that history has led to the racial disparities experienced by black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC community members). *An ability to effectively engage in challenging conversations about race, racism, antiracism, and equity. *Lived, experienced and/or work experience in and with immigrant and refugee communities and a specific understanding of the issues facing immigrants and refugees in and around Tacoma. *Multilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Licensing, Certifications and Other Legal Re