The Policy Analyst functions as a policy advisor to a Department Director and/or other senior department leadership. Under direction, the Policy Analyst conducts comprehensive research and analysis, and manages special projects that will advance a Department’s goals and objectives.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Policy Analyst is a professional level classification and works at the journey level. The employee applies technical knowledge and expertise to complex issues related to department operations and local regional and statewide initiatives.
 
The Policy Analyst is distinguished from the Senior Policy Analyst in that this classification supports initiatives affecting the county, working with other local agencies on project delivery and capital programs as they impact our jurisdictional partners. The Policy Analyst is a technical expert within a specialized field and provides assistance in operational matters that impact the County and its partners.

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