Becoming a Policy Analyst
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Becoming a Policy Analyst

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Also known as Policy Adviser.
Develops and analyses policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government or commercial operations and programs.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $84,902
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,200

What does a Policy Analyst do?

  • determining organisational and client intelligence requirements
  • organising, collecting, collating and analysing data, and developing intelligence information such as electronic surveillance
  • compiling and disseminating intelligence information using briefings, maps, charts, reports and other methods
  • ascertaining the accuracy of data collected and reliability of sources
  • conducting threat and risk assessments and developing responses
  • liaising and consulting with program administrators and other interested parties to identify policy needs
  • reviewing existing policies and legislation to identify anomalies and out-of-date provisions
  • researching social, economic and industrial trends, and client expectations of programs and services provided
  • formulating and analysing policy options, preparing briefing papers and recommendations for policy changes, and advising on preferred options

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