Policy Analyst

Council for Quality Growth
Atlanta, Georgia

Professional level policy, communications and government relations work related to the promotion of balanced and responsible growth. The Policy Analyst work involves responsibility for performing tasks of moderate to high difficulty in the areas of infrastructure, regulatory and planning policy, and industry representation.

  • Gathers, analyzes and interprets information related to infrastructure planning and funding, legislative initiatives, regulatory issues, land use, transportation and environmental planning policies. Sample topic areas include: zoning, permit procedures, water and sewer capacity, affordable housing, design standards, tree protection, local development regulations and Georgia General Assembly activity.
  • Manages and tracks the public meetings of local governments to identify and analyze issues impacting quality development and growth in a city or county the Council represents.
  • Attends, participates and reports on a variety of public meetings and citizen advisory activities. Examples include: Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission, Development Advisory committees, Atlanta Regional Commission, and Georgia General Assembly activities.
  • Prepares and delivers reports, writes white papers and organizes policy content on a variety of issues related to government affairs, planning and development, transportation, public utilities, and environmental planning.
  • Preparing communications for weekly newsletter, updating policy content on Council website, CID Alliance activities, and other platforms on time sensitive issues.
  • Facilitating discussions with elected officials and membership through the Council’s nine monthly Advisory Committees meetings and assists team with other Council programs and events.
  • Represents development industry interests to the public via speaking engagements, public meeting testimony, and other community activities.
  • Maintains strategic elected officials contact database.
  • Reports to the Director, Policy & Government Affairs and works with Council Board and membership as required. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of state and local laws and regulations related to growth and development.
  • Proficient in all MS Office Suite, Adobe, contact management systems, Social Media, and GIS data visualization is a plus.
  • Skilled in establishing priorities and ability to work independently with general instruction.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills so to comfortably interface with local, regional and national policy makers, as well as corporate executives and community leaders.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Council membership, local, regional and state government, planning organizations, business organizations and strategic industry associations.
  • Detail-oriented team player willing to work in a small, interconnected office environment maintaining a positive and constructive attitude.

Salary & Benefits
Negotiable-based on experience

How to Apply
Email resume/CV to Joseph Santoro, Director of Policy & Government Affairs.