City of Federal Way

Federal Way , WA
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Senior Policy Advisor

City of Federal Way
Federal Way, WA Contract
Posted on March 1, 2019
Under the direction of the Mayor, take the lead on initiatives and special projects; providing general policy direction, facilitating committees or work groups of City and community leaders; provide direction and coordination through face-to-face meetings, telephone contacts and written communication. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with community organizations, residents, business community, non-profit organizations, and government agencies as a representative of the Mayor's Office. Work with Directors and department staff to design and implement short and long term Mayor's Office priorities. Evaluate the performance of various programs; coordinate and participate in the activities of the City Management Team. Assist the Mayor with preparation and review of the City's budget for the Mayor's and Council's approval; monitor the budget and inform the Mayor of significant changes, impacts or issues; recommend alternatives to resolve budgetary issues. Support the Mayor in efforts to inform the City Council on important issues; act as an administrative resource to the City Council in meeting goals and objectives; coordinate agenda schedules and items to be brought before the City Council; provide guidance to City staff presenters. Coordinate between the Mayor, city officials, government agencies and the community; meet with State and federal officials and legislators to represent Federal Way's viewpoint on legislative matters. Serve on various regional committees and task forces as necessary; cooperate with elected officials and staff of neighboring communities on common concerns; assist the Mayor and the Council in their roles on various regional committees. Perform a variety of professional and administrative duties involving directing, coordinating and facilitating City projects, programs and policies; review and make recommendations on complex policy and resource allocation issues. Direct coordination of special projects as assigned by the Mayor, and of community and economic development in Federal Way; meets with City officials and potential developers to develop long-range economic development strategies and capital improvement plans; direct development of financial plans for the future; coordinate with Department Directors for the development of revenue projections and evaluate new revenue opportunities. Meet with local and regional government officials, private industry representatives, local business owners and others to negotiate contracts and agreements concerning a variety of issues. Enhance, enable and encourage general communication between the city and community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, associations, the media, interested citizens, other government representatives and City employees. Under the direction of the Mayor coordinate and schedule promotional and public relations activities for the City; direct the development of outreach programs to encourage citizen participation in City government and encourage use of public programs and facilities. Represent the Mayor's Office at key events. Perform related duties as assigned.