City of Tacoma WA Management Analyst II - Office of Equity and Human Rights in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

About Tacoma Tacoma hosts a vibrant and passionate community deeply engaged in race and social justice actions to create sustainable change. For example, the City's Office of Equity and Human Rights collaborated with the Tacoma Police Department in Project PEACE to improve and strengthen community and police relations.

The City of Tacoma partners with numerous cultural organizations, social justice advocates, and nationally recognized institutions, including the Government Alliance for Race and Equity, Center for Social Innovation, and Welcoming Cities. In addition, we work in close collaboration with government and non-government entities in the region to create a socially just and equitable place for all.

Those who call Tacoma home have access to a diverse population, affordable housing, and a gateway to Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Olympic Peninsula.

Position Description The City of Tacoma's Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR) seeks a Management Analyst II to help achieve the City's five goals related to equity and empowerment, including racial equity. This position is part of a small team responsible for supporting departmental and community activities and initiatives that reduce institutional and structural barriers to equity.

Essential Duties:

  • Review services delivery processes and practices, develop equity analysis tools; recommend and implement change strategies with departmental staff and evaluate progress.
  • Conduct policy analysis, needs assessment, stakeholder analysis of city policies and recommend changes to support equity goals.
  • Develop and communicate change strategies, equity analysis results, progress and recommendations to community and staff. This includes written reports and presentations on OEHR projects.
  • Coordinate initiatives and programs, collaborate with, and convene community partners on activities that support Equity and Empowerment Framework goals. 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 enjoy engaging with underrepresented communities.

City of Tacoma Recruitment

One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. An equitable combination of education and experience in researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations, and data management and reporting in the field of community development and or organizing, human/civil rights work, community-based services, and or other volunteer experience comparable to professional work A combination of equitable experience would be acceptable

LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Knowledge & Skills

Desired Skills:

  • Critical thinking, comparing and contrasting best practices
  • Research to conduct service gap analysis
  • Survey and data collection and analysis
  • Relationship-building strategies, particularly with underrepresented communities
  • Model cultural competency and help others see that racial and cultural differences are assets to the community and organization
  • Skilled at creating and implementing communication plans KNOWLEDGE:

  • Creation and/or application of racial equity tools

  • National and regional shift in population demographics (race and ethnicity)
  • Historical context of racial and social injustice in the United States COMPETENCIES:

*Analysis: *Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication.

*Research: *Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner.

*Communications Effectiveness: *Effective verbal and written communication, including compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions.

*Professionalism: *Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

*Technical Knowledge: *Operate personal computer and assigned operating software in support of assigned business unit's goals. Selection Process & Supplemental Information

*Interested individuals must apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter highlighting why you believe this job is the right fit for you and your career goals. *NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process.

Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement.

The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the_ City of Destiny_, has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service.

  • Integrity: We conduct our personal, work group, and organizational actions in an ethical and honest manner, and we serve as responsible stewards of the public resources entrusted to us.
  • *Service: *We treat everyone with courtesy and empathy. We provide customer-focused municipal services that produce high value and results.
  • *Excellence: *We achieve the highest performance possible. We use collaborative and inclusive approaches to organizational and community issues. We are accountable for individually and collectively meeting high standards.
  • Equity: We understand and reflect the community we serve. We ensure every community member has services and opportunities that will enable people to satisfy their essential needs and advance their wellbeing.

Salary: $65,956.80 - $84,572.80 Annually

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Non-Classified

Department: City Manager

Job Number: 1120-J17

Closing: 7/24/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764.

Phone: 253-591-5400