Senior Policy Analyst

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Hurricane Sandy highlighted the vulnerability of New York’s telecommunications infrastructure to severe weather events that are likely to be more common due to climate change and the concomitant rise in sea levels. Because telecommunications services are so essential – even more so during and immediately after an event such as a major hurricane – New York’s telecommunications infrastructure and services must be better able to withstand, and recover from, severe weather events. As part of the City’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, DoITT is creating a new Telecommunications Planning and Resiliency Office to enhance the resiliency of telecommunications services to the City and to the general public.

The new office will develop a comprehensive understanding of the needs of telecommunications resiliency, and the legal, economic, operational and other obstacles to meeting those needs. The office will develop and advocate for measures by which the telecommunications industry and regulators and legislatures at all levels can enhance telecommunications resiliency. The office will work with a wide range of stakeholders, including the City’s telecommunications franchisees and contractors, other telecommunications providers, state and federal regulatory agencies, City agencies such as the Law Department and the Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability, elected officials, community representatives, and consumer advocates. The office will develop creative uses of existing City resources to achieve short-term gains, and will develop additional resources to achieve long-term gains.

Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner of Telecommunications Planning and Resiliency, the Senior Policy Analyst will conduct research and analysis, and will develop, advocate for, and help implement operational, regulatory and legislative initiatives consistent with the office’s mission. The Senior Policy Analyst will help the office obtain industry and other information necessary to formulate these initiatives.

For more information, interested candidates are invited to read the telecommunications chapter of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency report at

It is anticipated that this position will be funded by HUD grant # B-13-MS-0001

Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills
The preferred candidate should possess the following: Experienced, highly motivated professional with an ability to synthesize large amounts of information from disparate sources, a strong sense of strategy, the ability to quickly prepare well-organized presentations from complex material, and make well-considered recommendations; facility with long-term strategic planning and analytical thinking; facility with statistical and other data, and with Excel and other data analysis software; creative and innovative problem solving skills; ability to work constructively with a wide variety of stakeholders; strong communication skills; and knowledge of the telecommunications industry is desirable but not required.

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Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT)
Recruitment Office - 255 Greenwich Street - 9th Floor - New York, NY 10007


Due to the necessary duties of this position in a 24/7 operation, candidate may be required to work various shifts such as weekends and/or nights/evenings.

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Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

07/17/2013 Until Filled