Policy Analyst

Policy Analysts research and study policies, regulations, and laws to determine the impacts they will have on a business or organization. They may work closely with government relations and suggest areas of adjustment or strategies.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Policy Analyst working for a turbine blade design firm is researching how a new regulation on off-shore wind farms will affect the growth of wind power in the state. After researching, the Policy Analyst advises company leadership on strategic plans for future growth and potential markets.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Review, evaluate, and monitor policies and legislation to determine their benefit, flaws, and impacts.
  • Gather, analyze, integrate, and report on data.
  • Formulate policy reports that synthesize information, benefit constituents, and display evidence.
  • Advise government relations and suggest possible areas of adjustment to regulations or existing laws.
  • Connect with stakeholders to understand and document needs, concerns, and viewpoints.

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$55,560

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

None

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Writing Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Research Skills, Analytical Skills, Detail Oriented, Negotiation Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Economist, Political Scientist, Sociologist, Renewable Energy Specialist