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Project and Policy Analyst (7396U), Public Health Administration - 62088
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2023
Title Project and Policy Analyst (7396U), Public Health Administration - 62088
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Project and Policy Analyst (7396U), Public Health Administration - 62088

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) of Northern California protects workers and communities from environmental health hazards through teaching, research, and service. COEH is based at the University of California Berkeley, with additional programs at the University of California San Francisco and the University of California Davis. The Center promotes health and safety in workplaces and communities by educating health professionals, developing new knowledge through an interdisciplinary research agenda focused on preventing illness and injury and responding to the needs of people affected by hazards in their workplaces and communities.

Through these activities, COEH supports federal, state, and local agencies, health and safety professionals, industry, labor, and community-based organizations in their efforts to prevent occupational and environmental disease and injury. The Center also aims to provide an educational bridge from the University to external constituencies to ensure that practicing professionals, workers, their representatives, supervisors, and other educators benefit from the University's occupational health and safety expertise.

COEH is part of Berkeley Public Health (BPH) which aims to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. Established in 1943, BPH is a professional school on the UC Berkeley campus that comprises six academic divisions and nearly 30 research centers and programs. Our department's values include social justice, health as a right, challenging conventional thought, embracing diversity, and creating meaningful impact. We honor our principles of community by centering and valuing everyone in our community; prioritizing prevention while remaining grounded in social justice; promoting safety and respect; practicing self-care and kindness; and remaining optimistic, hopeful, and committed to change. Learn more at:

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 13, 2023


  • Supports program to gather information and support program objectives.
  • Cross trains with student services staff to coordinate onboarding for internship, will serve as back-up to student services staff to manage federally awarded COEH graduate trainees and residents as needed.
  • Prepares preliminary analyses of laws, policies, procedures, and other subjects to contribute to organizational programs, research proposals, and other documentation.
  • Under supervision, prepares and drafts correspondences for mass mailings, newsletters, letters, etc., and responds and redirects routine correspondence from COEH's main email address to appropriate parties.
  • Learns to determine and locate sources for the collection of information and participates in the development and implementation of efficient and effective systems for managing information, projects and communications to ensure accurate and timely responses.
  • Learns to maintain calendars for all COEH and NIOSH/CDC specific events, meetings, and deadlines.
  • Learns to manage distribution and collection of inputs, outputs, and opportunities for COEH trainees and faculty, as well as COEH Stakeholders and community representatives.
  • Assists with program planning and collaboration with program/project staff.
  • Assists with COEH website update requests, learns to assess priority levels, and creates reports for COEH leadership approval of website modifications.
  • Assists STEER Coordinator with reading and scoring internship applications.
  • Learns to prepare reports and summarize information available on the assigned issues and identifies other matters of significance.
  • Maintains the COEH Director's filing system; establishing and maintaining files and records using standardized naming conventions.
  • Participates in workshops, training and other professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties, as assigned, such as backup for events coordinator when needed for COEH in-person events.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of administrative procedures and processes including word processing, spreadsheets, database applications, and design/layout applications.
  • Skills to learn organization-specific and other computer applications programs, i.e., Canvas, and Asana.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - emphasizes accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Basic communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize assignments.
  • Basic program and project management skills.
  • Acquiring knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
  • Comfortable interacting and communicating with the public, faculty, and various COEH stakeholders, staff, students, alumni, donors, and community partners.
  • Comfort with interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal and active listening skills; strong attention to detail.
  • Basic skills to analyze and research information and learn to synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong skills with Microsoft office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Google sheets, Google docs, Google drive), Adobe Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication skills to convey information in a clear and concise manner, synthesizing information and presenting it to others.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $26.06 - $30.56.

  • This is a 24-month, 80%, full-time (32 hours per week), contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension.
  • This position is non-exempt and bi-weekly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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