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RECRUITMENT NOTICE – Policy Analyst (Food Policy)

Monday, June 3, 2019

Position: Policy Analyst (Food Policy)

Job ID: 7462

Open To: Public

Open Period: 06/03/2019 – 06/13/2019


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This position is located in the DC Office of Planning’s Citywide Strategy and Analysis Division. The incumbent is responsible for providing research and analytical support that informs decision-making processes and policy development pertaining to food and related citywide planning systems.


The duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows: Conducts research and analysis pertaining to food and related planning systems; reviews and compiles demographic data and related research; identifies issues, emerging trends, and cross-cutting opportunities; assists with the preparation of technical reports and strategic plans; conducts community outreach, stakeholder engagement and communication activities; participates on OP and DC Food Policy Council project teams and coordinates with partner agencies and organizations on food and citywide policy initiatives.


Must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position including, but are not limited to, identifying, gathering data, and recommending policies, supporting and providing cross-system support within the division; providing coordination for researching, analyzing, planning and developing policies as well as conducting outreach and engagement activities required to address the issues and opportunities pertaining to food and related citywide planning systems; etc.

A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public policy, public administration, food systems, economic development, business administration, or related fields is highly desirable. In addition to the degree requirement, 1-3 years of progressively responsible and professional level food systems and planning experience that included policy analysis or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is preferred.




Work is mostly sedentary while seated at a desk, but will periodically require surveys of various neighborhood conditions or site visits to review development proposals. Such activity would entail walking, driving, or taking public transportation. The work is performed in an office setting with the exception of periodic outdoor surveys, site visits, and presentations to other entities.


Collective Bargaining: This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement AFGE, Local 631

Promotion Potential: None

Duration of Appointment: This is a Career Service - Regular Appointment

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