United Domestic Workers of America
(AFSCME Local 3930)


Policy Analyst

Sacramento, CA

Overview: UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 is a statewide labor union that represents more than 100,000 homecare providers in 21 counties in California. Founded in 1979, UDW is a diverse, progressive labor organization that seeks dynamic, committed individuals who will support our members and those for whom they care.

Job Summary: UDW’s legislative department advocates on behalf of more than 94,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers throughout California. The department is responsible for monitoring state-level legislation and public policy impacting UDW members and the IHSS program. The department supports regular member engagement in policy making at the capitol.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and implementing the union’s legislative program.
  • Write, analyze, and track legislation. Draft letters of support/opposition.
  • Advocate on behalf of the union’s priorities and testify at policy and budget hearings as necessary.
  • Analyze and respond to state budget proposals pertaining to IHSS.
  • Analyze and respond to draft IHSS program rules and regulations.
  • Assist other departments in UDW with implementing IHSS program rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with IHSS stakeholders and coalition partners, and represent the union in various coalitions and stakeholder groups.
  • Update union members on important legislation and budget items at membership meetings, and lead member lobbying activities at the capitol.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze budgets at a state level. Must be able to summarize and make recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze legislation. Must be able to summarize and make recommendations.
  • Prior policy experience in the areas of I HSS, Medi-Cal, Health and Human Services, and/or Long Term Care will be given strong consideration.
  • Must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to clearly and effectively communicate policy and budget issues to members, staff, and external stakeholders.
  • Must be a self-starter who is not be afraid to take initiative. Must be a quick learner who can manage tight deadlines and multiple projects. Must be a clear, creative, and strategic thinker.
  • Must be a team player that works well in groups in high-stress situations. Must demonstrate strong commitment to labor/social justice issues with significant work or volunteer experience.
  • Some travel required; valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Minimum three years of related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Labor Studies, Public Policy, Political Science or other related field required.

To Apply For This Position
Mail, email or fax a detailed resume, cover letter, at least two writing samples, and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:

Email: jobs@udwa.org
In subject of email include Job Title

UDW/AFSCME Local 3930
c/o Human Resources 4855 Seminole Drive San Diego, CA 92115

(619) 640-9903
Attn: Human Resources

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