Policy Specialist

21 May, 2023


Policy Specialist

Washington, D.C.


LMI is seeking a Policy Specialist to support the United States Postal Service (USPS). The Policy Specialist will be part of an LMI team who will assess, adjudicate, and update/redraft all USPS policies to eliminate unnecessary policies and streamline operations. Along with other specialists, the Policy Specialist will review all USPS policies to determine regulatory and legal obligations, alignment with commercial best-practices, and union contract implications. Based on the policy analysis, the Policy Specialist will provide recommendations to USPS stakeholders, including methods for improving the policy management processes, adjustments to existing policy, gaps and risks, and policies for elimination. The Policy Specialist will work with the policy owners, stakeholders, legal experts, and labor relations specialists to plan, draft, brief, and iterate policy language.

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from commercially successful practices and our deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. LMI was established in 1961 to enhance operations by incorporating methodologies and innovations from outside the federal government. We cultivate a culture of empowerment, inclusion, diversity, and entrepreneurship. Our employees are encouraged to incorporate new and novel approaches in unconventional spaces to advance our clients goals. We believe our clients can change lives and make a meaningful difference in our Nation, and we seek talented, curious, hardworking people who share that conviction. Our generous compensation package includes excellent benefits that start on the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.


  • Develop and interate policy language collaboratively with a team of specialists
  • Consult closely with policy owners, stakeholders, legal experts, and labor relations specialists to draft and edit policy language
  • In collaboration with LMI project management, develop a project schedule for speedy and effective update of policy language
  • Support the development of a SharePoint-based knowledge management and workflow system to capture all policies, policy data, and utilize throughout the project.
  • Analyze USPS policies, including evaluations for regulatory/legal requirements, union contracting requirements, legal agreements, and/or commercial best-practices.
  • Recommend, plan, and document the elimination of policies.
  • Redraft policies and policy-related materials (guidance docuemnts, standard operating procedures, etc.) to update, deconflict, consolidate, clarify, or redesign.
  • Work collaboratively with USPS stakeholder and LMI SME leads to ensure all policies are validated, compliant with statutory requirements, and commensurate with high-quality, modern policy standards.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline, including policy, public administration, business
  • 3+ years policy experience in analysis, drafting, writing, and/or consulting
  • Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Clearance
  • Ability to write and communicate clearly in a highly political environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and iterate products with a variety of stakeholders

Desired Skills

  • 5+ years policy experience in analysis, drafting, writing, and/or consulting
  • Juris Doctorate (JD), Master’s in Public Policy (MPP), or Master’s Public Administration (MPA) is highly preferred
  • S. Postal Service experience preferred
  • Agile, Scrum, and/or Lean Six Sigma training preferred

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

If selected to work at LMI, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your first day with LMI.

Job posted: 2023-05-21