POLICY DEPUTY - Council District 4


contact information

Andrea Conant

job description

The Office of Councilmember Nithya Raman is seeking a thoughtful, hard-working, and compassionate team member to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment as a Policy Deputy on our Legislative Team.

Public policy, legal, and government experience are valued, as is specific subject-matter expertise in some of the most pressing issue-areas dealt with by the Los Angeles City Council, including housing, homelessness, environmental sustainability, and public safety. Most important is that you are self-starting, energetic, and dedicated to bringing about a better Los Angeles through proactive changes in public policy at the local level

Position responsibilities include:

  • Drafting legislative materials, such as City Council motions and resolutions;
  • Conducting research in various policy areas;
  • Briefing the Councilmember on items before the City Council;
  • Staffing the Councilmember at select City Council and Committee meetings;
  • Interfacing with City Council offices, City departments, and external organizations; and
  • Collaborating in the development of the Councilmember’s legislative agenda.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Excellent time-management skills;
  • The ability to manage multiple sets of responsibilities simultaneously in a high-pressure environment;
  • Experience in government, policy advocacy, research, municipal budget analysis, and/or law; and
  • A strong, demonstrated commitment to social justice work.

The position is full-time and exempt from Civil Service. Compensation will be based on experience and includes excellent benefits. In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to contact CD4@lacity.org with the subject line: CD4 Policy Deputy

The City of Los Angeles values diversity, equity, and inclusion in its workforce. We encourage any and all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their racial or ethnic background, sex, gender identity, or any other protected trait or characteristic.