Legislative Analyst / Policy Analyst

21 Dec, 2020

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Legislative Analyst / Policy Analyst

Tuba Group
Arlington, VA

Tuba Group is a small federal contracting business and a CMMI® Level 3 Rated, ISO9001:2015 certified organization. with a primary focus in accounting, financial, systems, technical, engineering, administrative, management, and subject matter expertise services accounting and auditing service. Our mission is to provide value-added solutions that contribute to the success of government agencies, small businesses and independent professionals by leveraging the skill and talent our most valuable resources – our people.  Become part of our mission by submitting your application today

 

Job Description

Legislative/Policy Analyst

Education Requirements 

Bachelors’ Degree (advance degree preferred)

Required Experience          

Minimum of two years’ experience (recent Department of Health and Human Services experience and active public trust clearance preferred), providing support to Senior Policy Analysts, as follows:

  • Development of agency policies and procedures.
  • Advising on cross cutting agency initiatives and departmental priorities by following and examining legislative initiatives that affect agency programs and provide detailed reports regarding potential impact – human and material – of the legislation on agency activities
  • Draft, revise, and finalize policies, legislative proposals, and plans for the agency
  • Support agency policy agenda by developing and reviewing proposed legislation and proposals related to human services and disasters.
  • Understand statutes, regulations, government policies to develop interagency agreements, position papers, presentations, and talking points addressed to various audiences, including senior leadership and external stakeholders.
  • Develop briefing papers, talking points, and other materials
  • Collaborate closely with various internal and external stakeholders

 

Duties

  • Legislative or Policy Analysts perform studies that require analyses of major policy issues receiving active consideration by key government officials
  • The policy-oriented information produced by these assessments contributes directly to internal debate on budgetary, legislative and program modification decisions, provides background analysis and support for major administration initiatives and, occasionally, produces the information base for Congressionally-mandated reports
  • Policy assessments are focused somewhat broadly and prospectively on emerging issues and changing policy directions
  • Because timeliness of information is critical to policy assessments, these studies typically require rapid review, abstraction and analysis of current information and existing data bases
  • The major policy issue may be divided into sets of study questions to be analyzed in a focused and limited fashion throughout subsequent tasks
  • Analyses may often be iterative, as less fruitful study areas and data sources are eliminated from subsequent analysis
  • Analysis of policy issues can require the maintenance and further development of policy-oriented models that are used in estimating the costs and impacts of policy changes
  • Systematic and in-depth literature reviews may be required
  • This work may involve quick turn-around, fact-finding or information gathering and analysis
  • Discussions with subject matter experts, either in on-on-one settings or as part of a technical expert panel might also be required
  • Typical products may include issue and discussion papers, papers summarizing the state of knowledge or describing the current practice on particular topics; reports summarizing relevant findings and information and identifying current knowledge gaps; and formal briefings for high level policy officials
  • Identification of problems in and improvement of policy analysis may also be required
  • This may include researching and piloting new methods of performing policy analyses to improve their timeliness, reliability, and policy relevance; developing new methods of data collection such as electronic/web-based approaches; supporting work with various agencies to coordinate policy planning; and improving the quality and utility of policy analysis

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS

Public Trust or have the background to obtain a Public Trust

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Job posted: 2020-12-21