A senior policy analyst works to ensure that government and corporate policies achieve desired effects and meet minimum levels of efficiency. The analyst is a specialized project manager, and they generally assess the efficacy of programs and policies (often those run by the government). After identifying a program or policy to examine, the senior policy analyst develops a project plan, defining what data must be gathered and what metrics must be examined. After developing a project plan, the senior policy analyst delegates tasks to team members, which may include gathering a specific data set or monitoring the performance of a specific system.
Senior Policy Analyst Tasks
Assess the impact of proposed legislation and prepare fiscal estimates.
Present analyses and recommendations to committees.
Analyze budgets and performance trend data.
Assist in drafting bills and in the decision-making process.