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Project Policy Analyst 3, SPH (7398U)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 27, 2019
Title Project Policy Analyst 3, SPH (7398U)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department The School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Project Policy Analyst 3, SPH (7398U)

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 14, 2019

Departmental Overview

The School of Public Health (SPH) is a large and complex professional school at UC Berkeley, with a mission to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research.

The School is comprised of six academic divisions and 30 research centers and programs, with over 200 faculty, 120 academic/research staff, 155 management/professional/ administrative staff, and 285 student researchers/instructors/workers. The School offers a core MPH degree with nine areas of study, along with five MA and MS degree programs, a DrPH and five PhD degree programs, and five concurrent programs with other UC Berkeley schools and colleges; in addition, the School offers a joint degree with UC San Francisco. The School launched UC Berkeley's first on-line degree program in 2012 and is rapidly expanding the program to reach a wide range of domestic and international audiences through online degrees, certificate programs, and executive education. The School enrolls approximately 575 graduate students per year, as well as educating roughly 440 undergraduate students through an upper-division public health major. The School's more than 13,000 graduates can be found working throughout the world, in both the public and private sectors.

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The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), a program of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, is a center involving academics, governmental officials, and community-based organizations in the California. With sponsored funding, the Center's objective is to prevent injuries from traffic collisions through projects encompassing research, training, public service, and/or policy. The Project Policy Analyst will be the lead for Street Story, a transportation safety tool and community engagement program.


  • Independently designs, writes up workplan, implements and undertakes follow up evaluations, reports and projects for program and educational activities - including independent ability to interact with collaborators for all aspects of their participation including logistics, substantive contributions, follow up action items and analysis of successes and areas for improvement in subsequent meetings.
  • Works largely independently of senior staff, while exercising independent judgment to identify activities requiring cooperating and collaborating with peer colleagues and program director, to undertake research, coordinate educational programs, prepare and distribute background materials, prepare drafts for discussion with external and internal collaborators and prepares final products for distribution.
  • Oversees and executes writing, in collaboration with internal and external colleagues, publications, abstracts, or meeting summaries based on content of expert roundtables and individual projects.
  • Identifies necessary background materials for grant applications and other funding requests, symposia, expert meetings, meetings with regulators and collaborative meetings with scientists, industry representatives, community advocates and other collaborators. Independently collects and distributes such materials and supervises interns and junior staff in the collection and preparation for distribution of such materials,
  • Manages and assists with grant applications or funding opportunities after reviewing the grant or funding documents.
  • Works closely with administrative staff, program peers and project director to assure progress on overall work-plan. Independently identifies areas of work-plan that are not being met and proposes changes to plan or implementation and assumes responsibility for execution of changes.
  • Identifies problems and proposes solutions to problems and, either or both presents solution for discussion and decision by collaborative teams or project director, or independently implements solutions without additional supervision.
  • Assists junior staff in identification, collection and posting of didactic materials for students per direction of staff.
  • Works with program director and external expert research collaborators in analysis of transportation data.

Required Qualifications

  • Analytical/problem-solving skills. Familiar with Excel and able to prepare and manipulate spreadsheet data. Very well experienced and able to prepare and revise PowerPoint presentations.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate (both orally and in writing) effectively with all levels of staff and a broad range of external collaborators, including community and advocates, scientific experts from academia and industry.
  • Strong skills in analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals, reports, policy papers and academic journal articles.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems independently while understanding when to seek guidance from manager or others.
  • Ability to independently identify or research and find tools, procedures and precedents to improve effectiveness of the unit and our research / policy / analysis team.
  • Works effectively, both independently and in collaboration with project peers and program director, as a team member with senior internal and external scientists, public health officials, industry representatives, and administrative personnel.
  • Independently identifies, explains coordinates and manages work assignments of junior staff.
  • Independently and in coordination with program collaborators, peer program staff and program director, able to conduct scientific and policy research and prepare summaries, meeting minutes, draft scientific abstracts and draft and final papers for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Able to lead and participate in internal administrative team that identifies and implements necessary improvements to the software, including databases, email distribution and related programs. Able to post materials on company website without supervision.
  • Familiarity with public health issues in injury prevention.
  • Master's degree in public health or city planning and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a two year contract position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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