Policy Advisor Job Description


A policy advisor employs on the periphery of actual policymaking, and handle the functional and operational side of the policy. They operate in advisory roles and are concerned with guiding rules and principles of government. The job duties of a policy advisor include working with the team to identify and develop key policy areas, assembling, interpreting and analyzing information, briefing partners and other external organizations, providing regular updates, working effectively with other stakeholders. Policy advisors usually work with senior officers and chief executives on specific projects supporting policy managers to establish relationships with corporate teams.

Policy Advisor Job Titles:

  • Policy Advisor (Part-Time)
  • Policy Advisor
  • Workforce Planning Policy Advisor
  • Council Policy and Legislative Advisor
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Operations Policy Advisor

Policy Advisor Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who has a bachelor’s degree in arts or related field. This professional-level position is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of a strategic plan with an emphasis on federal lands management policy and planning. The position requires legal and policy knowledge and experience handling federal land management policy and planning, environmental and administrative law and procedures, and landscape-level planning. The job duties of a policy advisor include planning and prioritizing policy for MEPD and CCSE, develop and oversee the development of policy option, provide guidance, direction and technical assistance to staff on the team, prepare high-quality briefing documents, issue papers, correspondence, bill analyses and memorandum for senior and executive management.

Policy Advisor Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Influence specific land management and wildlife policy through administrative, legislative and judicial forums using a range of strategies and seeking a policy and programmatic changes in federal and state agencies
  • Direct and grassroots lobbying in the legislature and with congress
  • Recommending litigation where apt and providing technical support
  • Monitor and strategically engage in significant federal and state activities
  • Prepare to commend on proposed land use and imperiled species action in coordination with defenders staff
  • Cultivate, maintain and grow the positive working relationship with state and federal agency personnel leading conservation biologists research scientists and partner organization to further conservation objectives for federally managed public land
  • Facilitate and promote the integration of diversity equity and inclusion strategies into defenders programmatic work
  • Undertake a wide variety of duties as needed to implement program plans including drafting letters, negotiation sign-ons to policies and group letters

Policy Advisor Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in any subject
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in environmental law, conservation advocacy, federal land management policy and planning, endangered species policy, conservation biology, natural resource management or wildlife conservation policy
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Able to work in a team and produce quality output under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Possessing project management skill, analytical skill
  • Motivational and communication skill
  • An empowered team member, a process-oriented thinker

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