[govinfo] FW: Senior Policy Analyst Position ? Government Transparency

  • From: "Patrice McDermott" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "FEN" <fen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 10:56:56 -0400

Information about an OMB Watch opening below.
Patrice McDermott 
From: Roger Strother [mailto:rstrother@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 10:33 AM
Subject: Senior Policy Analyst Position ? Government Transparency 
Dear all,
I am pasting a job announcement below for a Senior Policy Analyst at OMB Watch. 
 Please note that this position has promotional opportunity to develop into 
having supervisory responsibilities.  Please forward to anyone you believe may 
be interested.
Roger A. Strother, Jr.
Information Policy Analyst
OMB Watch
1742 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.683.4835 (o)
202.683.4863 (f)
OMB Watch seeks a Senior Policy Analyst to undertake a wide range of activities 
in support of our work to bring greater transparency and accountability to the 
way the federal government operates. OMB Watch initiated a campaign that 
resulted in more than 300 organizations and individuals supporting 
recommendations to the Obama administration on strengthening the public?s right 
to know (see http://www.ombwatch.org/renewinggovernment). The Senior Policy 
Analyst will work as part of a team to pursue these policy and technology 
recommendations to move government into the 21st century and to change the 
climate within federal agencies so as to promote disclosure. 

The Senior Policy Analyst will report to the Director of Federal Information 
Policy. Over time, this position may develop into having supervisory 

General Responsibilities: 
 Research ? gather information about implementation of government disclosure 
laws, such as the Data Quality Act, "sensitive but unclassified" policies, and 
the Freedom of Information Act, from key government agencies. 
Legislative Issues ? track and analyze national and state legislation dealing 
with access to government information; assist in advocacy efforts, including 
coordination and dissemination of action alerts; and lobby Congress. 
Advocacy ? pursue actions to promote policy and programmatic changes that are 
intended to make government more open, transparent, and accountable. 
Writing and Editing ? articles for the website, the biweekly e-newsletter OMB 
Watcher, reports dealing with information policy issues, and other assignments. 
Project Management ? assist in setting the agenda for this program area, 
representing the organization in public settings, public speaking, and 
interacting with the media. 
Organize Events ? plan and organize events around the country on government 
transparency; work with attendees, arrange meeting spaces, and draft agendas. 
Website Content Maintenance ? manage content for the Government Openness 
section of the OMB Watch website; assistance with oversight of our 
environmental right-to-know website, RTK NET. 
Other Duties ? complete other duties as assigned. 
Background and Skills of Candidate 
In addition to a strong work ethic and demonstrated interest in policies 
promoting an open government, candidates must have 4-5 years experience in 
information policy or a related policy field and be familiar with the 
legislative process. Understanding the use and deployment of interactive 
technologies for public disclosure is a strong plus. A demonstrated commitment 
to social justice and core OMB Watch values is essential. 

Candidates also must have: 
Outstanding organizational skills with strong attention to detail; 
The ability to coordinate numerous responsibilities; 
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to excel 
in a collaborative writing environment; and 
Comfort with taking direction and constructive criticism while also 
demonstrating initiative and the ability to work independently. 
It would be preferred if candidates:
Have experience with Microsoft Office, HTML, website maintenance, or use of 
Demonstrated policy analysis and advocacy skills, including working in 
coalitions; and 
Experience dealing with the media. 

About OMB Watch 
OMB Watch is a nonprofit government watchdog organization dedicated to 
promoting government accountability, citizen participation in public policy 
decisions, and the use of fiscal and regulatory policy to serve the public 
interest. OMB Watch believes that government transparency, fostered through the 
use of interactive technologies, is a powerful tool for achieving our mission. 
For more information, see http://www.ombwatch.org.

How to Apply 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (2-5 pages) to: 
ombwatch@xxxxxxxxxxxx, Subject: Senior Policy Analyst ? Government 
Transparency. You can also mail your application materials to: OMB Watch, 
Senior Policy Analyst ? Government Transparency, 1742 Connecticut Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20009. 

$40,000 to $50,000, depending on experience and education; comprehensive 

OMB Watch is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Combined Federal Campaign #10201

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