Job Specifications

AOT Policy Analyst I

Job Code: 064300

Pay Plan: Classified

Pay Grade: 24

Occupational Category: Administrative Services, HR & Fiscal Operations

Effective Date: 07/04/2021

Class Definition:

This is the first level of professional policy analysis and policy development work for the Agency of Transportation. Duties involve agency-wide and inter-agency liaison, policy analysis and implementation with emphasis on Agency impacts and the implications on Agency goals and objectives. Work is performed under the general direction of an administrative supervisor. 

Examples of Work:

Serves as liaison to policy groups outside of the Agency. Assists with analyses of federal and state legislation and forwards recommendations based on those analyses. Consults with government agencies, national, and international organizations on policy matters. Assists in represents the Agency at multi-state, national and international forums. Assists with legislative liaison duties. Assists in negotiating the resolution of interagency conflicts concerning policies. Prepares testimony on initiatives and proposals affecting Agency policy. Coordinates contractual relationships with consultants conducting policy and planning work for the Agency. Assists in implementing special projects across a variety of different policy areas. Performs related duties as required.

Environmental Factors:

Normal office working conditions general apply. Incumbents must be prepared to attend national and international meetings and conferences, and stakeholder and public meetings which may occur outside normal working hours. Meetings will require travel for which private means of transportation should be available. Some work outside of regular work schedule may be anticipated. Interaction with a variety of persons may generate strong differences of opinion.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of policy analysis and development in one or more of the following areas: state transportation policy, federal transportation policy, regional, national or international transportation planning, cross-border transportation policy and / or planning.  
Working knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices.
Working knowledge of the principles of public administration.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of mediation and negotiation.
Ability to analyze and interpret complex policies and regulations.
Ability to coordinate and diverse programs and working groups.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in public administration, business administration, engineering, economics, statistics, transportation planning, or related field AND two (2) years progressively responsible experience in transportation planning or policy analysis; public administration, local, regional, state, or land use planning; or analysis of community planning.

Or
Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, engineering, economics, statistics, transportation planning, or related field AND four (4) years progressively responsible experience in transportation planning or policy analysis; public administration, local, regional, state, or land use planning; or analysis of community planning.
Or
High school diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years progressively responsible experience in transportation planning or policy analysis; public administration, local, regional, state, or land use planning; or analysis of community planning.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Requirements:

n/a