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Policy Analyst

Monday, November 13, 2023

Job ID: 24127

Opening Date: 11/13/23

Closing Date: 11/24/23

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Job Summary

This position is located within the Office of Planning (OP), Food Policy Division. OP has the lead responsibility for planning the long-term growth of the District of Columbia (D.C.) and provides the vision, framework and principles that guide land use change, growth, and development of an equitable and vibrant city. OP undertakes citywide and neighborhood planning and engagement; urban design and development review; historic preservation; mapping and data analysis; and serves as the official Census State Data Center.

The Food Policy Division has a food policy team, led by the mayor-appointed D.C. Food Policy Director, that works to make the district’s food system more equitable, healthier, and sustainable.  The position functions as Policy Analyst responsible for conducting research, data analysis, and policy development and analysis, centering their work on resident input and racial equity best practices. The position will include organizing public events, public speaking and presentations, and interagency and intra-agency collaboration, with a heavy emphasis on relationship and trust building. The position would focus on making the communities of the district healthier, sustainable, and  economically vibrant; enhancing District resident input in D.C. food policies and programs; and contributing to carrying out the mission of OP.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts research and analysis pertaining to food systems, including topics such as food security, food access, urban agriculture, entrepreneurship, workforce, sustainability, and health equity.  Compiles, verifies, and analyzes data on demographics, government programs, budget, stakeholders interviews and challenges for residents and local businesses to be used in the development of studies and projects.  Assists with writing, editing, and reviewing information. 

Organizes and hosts food policy and planning community meetings, including stakeholder, outreach, meeting preparation, and facilitation and notetaking and following up on key items.  Collaborates with key partner agencies involved in food related systems, and programs including the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and the Departments of Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Small and Local Business Development, and Department of Energy and the Environment.  Researches grant opportunities and undertakes grant writing to enhance program funding from public and private sources.  Assists in administering future grant programs led by OP Food Policy Team.

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