Public Policy Jobs

Public Policy Job Overview

Public Policy employees are typically responsible for creating and managing policies that allow a company to reach its financial and ideological goals. Typically, their chief responsibility is to maintain or enhance a company or client’s public image. This sometimes means coordinating campaigns to bring in donations or revenue.

Public policy analysts often work for the government and are responsible for preparing statements and identifying alternative solutions to matters of public policy. Tasks may include writing press releases for the media, identifying audiences and determining the best way to reach them, and developing their client’s image and identity. After years of experience, public policy analysts can become senior public policy analysts. In addition to a pay raise, they can also receive the responsibility of mentoring young policy analysts. They may also wish to specialize by working in either a policy research or planning policy jobs

Public Policy Job Education Requirements

Ordinarily, a bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations, or communications is required. Some employers do prefer a master’s degree in public relations, journalism, or nonprofit management. Prospective public policy employees should expect to take courses in advertising, public affairs, and creative and technical writing. Years of experience are often required, and employees are expected to have excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills.

Public Policy Job Market

Employment in public policy is expected to grow about 13 percent by 2022. Online social media is increasing the need for qualified public policy employees, as organizations, companies, and clients need to be able to respond to the rapid rate at which news travels around the internet. Public policy employees must be prepared to coordinate response strategies that are tailored to social media platforms. Although competition for these jobs is considered very tough, prospective employees can often gain an edge if they have a master’s degree in philanthropic studies or experience in the industry. About one quarter of public policy employees are employed by civic or religious organizations. Other industries that employ public policy workers include the health care industry, educational organizations, and advertising and public relations firms.

Public Policy Job Salary Information

The median pay for public policy employees was about $95,000 in 2012, according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent earned about $51,000 annually, and the top 10 percent made about $180,000 annually. Those in public policy that worked for public relations firms typically made the most money. Those in civic organizations had wages that met the industry’s average, and public policy workers in the health care field made less than the average.

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Statewide trade association representing home care seeks Vice President for Public Policy to lead its Public Policy Division through strategic advocacy, analysis, research, and other activities that further the policy interests of the association. This position is responsible for the overall management, strategy development and implementation as it relates to State and Federal legislation, regulat...
TIAA-CREF Lewisville, TX
Job Description For more information about TIAA-CREF, visit our website. Under the general direction of the SVP of Government Relations & Public Policy, the successful candidate will perform and analyze research relating to policy issues affecting Asset Management strategies and activities. In this role, the candidate will interface with major trade associations and with country based outside co...
TIAA-CREF New York, NY
Job Description For more information about TIAA-CREF, visit our website. Under the general direction of the SVP of Government Relations & Public Policy, the successful candidate will perform and analyze research relating to policy issues affecting Asset Management strategies and activities. In this role, the candidate will interface with major trade associations and with country based outside co...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client in McLean, VA that is in need of a Director of Accounting Policy to serve as subject matter expert for accounting topics germane to the financial services industry. Areas of focus may include any of the following: Derivatives, including identification of embedded derivatives Complex hedge accounting strategies Loan accounting, including impairment and all...
Director, Accounting Policy – LOB & Deal Support Responsibilities: Serve as subject matter expert for accounting topics germane to the financial services industry. Areas of focus may include any of the following: - Loan accounting, including impairment and allowance-related matters - Business combinations, specifically acquired loans, goodwill and other intangibles - Leadership in due dilige...
The Council on Postsecondary Education coordinates change and improvement in Kentucky’s postsecondary education system as directed by the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997. The Council is a statewide coordinating agency. The Senior Associate will work with the Director of Research, the Vice President for Policy, Planning and Operations, and other CPE staff to conduct resear...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Global Market Access & Health Policy-5312140925 Description Janssen Global Services, L.L.C. (JGS), Oncology Therapeutic Area, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Global Market Access and Health Policy based in Raritan, NJ. Global Market Access & Health Policy works in collaboration with Global Strategic Marke...
General Motors Corporation Detroit, MI
Global Public Policy Administrative Assistant-ADM0001652 This Administrative Assistant role will report directly to the Chief Economist and ad provide support to the Director of Local Government Relations, the Director of State Government Relations, and the Director of Sustainability. As an integral member of these teams, the Administrative Assistant will work in a very diverse, and often fast-p...
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. Washington, DC
Overview: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a motivated, dynamic Climate Change Policy and Communications Intern to help with a variety of initiatives as diverse as helping to organize an outdoor stunt on Earth Hour to engage the general public, engaging Latinos on climate change, pushing for a global emissions policy in the aviation sector, and researching China's ability to meet their emissions t...
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. Washington, DC
Overview: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a motivated, dynamic Climate Change Policy and Communications Intern to help with a variety of initiatives as diverse as helping to organize an outdoor stunt on Earth Hour to engage the general public, engaging Latinos on climate change, pushing for a global emissions policy in the aviation sector, and researching China's ability to meet their emissions t...
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks applications to fill one or more tenure-track or tenured positions in education policy to begin in fall 2015. We welcome applications from scholars who have a strong quantitative approach to education policy and earned doctorates in areas such as economics, education policy, public policy or related fields....
General Motors Company Detroit, MI
Global Public Policy Administrative Assistant-ADM0001652 This Administrative Assistant role will report directly to the Chief Economist and ad provide support to the Director of Local Government Relations, the Director of State Government Relations, and the Director of Sustainability. As an integral member of these teams, the Administrative Assistant will work in a very diverse, and often fast-p...
Legal Manager, Global Public Policy Legal Washington DC, DC Netflix is seeking a Manager of Global Public Policy. The Manager will be a key member of Global Public Policy team, both supporting other team members in defining and achieving and the company’s public policy objectives and taking direct responsibility for a variety of projects related to those objectives. The Manager will be based ...
Wellcare Health Plans Inc FL, FL
Government Affairs Public Policy Analyst, Associate-1500447 About WellCare: WellCare Health Plans, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: WCG). It provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, Prescription Drug Plans and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCa...
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PAY LEVEL: 14 salaried/exempt Conducts research, performs analysis, and provides support in evaluating and establishing corporate positions on initiatives in public policy and government affairs. DEPARTMENT: Public Policy REPORTS TO: Public Policy Manager Essential Functions: Maintains tracking systems and databases. Responsible for ongoing tracking of federal register and other sources. As...
Conducts research, performs analysis, and provides support in evaluating and establishing corporate positions on initiatives in public policy and government affairs. DEPARTMENT: Public Policy REPORTS TO: Public Policy Manager Essential Functions: Maintains tracking systems and databases. Responsible for ongoing tracking of federal register and other sources. Assists in developing materials, ...
HO`OULU LAHUI ALOHA: To Raise a Beloved Nation We currently have an opening for a: " Federal Public Policy Advocate (Washington D.C.) " Purchasing/Procurement Specialist For further details on position requirements and our competitive employee benefits package, please visit our website: www.oha.org Please send a resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements to: OFFICE OF HAW...
Google CA
A great opportunity exists for bright, well-organized and enthusiastic individuals to work with a stellar team on cutting edge technology issues. You will handle our various product agendas with policy makers inside and outside government. In addition, you will help advise our product and engineering teams on the public policy implications of their products, working with a closely coordinated and ...
Boehringer Ingelheim CT
Job Description Description: Formulate, communicate, and advocate BI's position on public policy issues affected by the various branches of the federal and state government. Provide corporate perspective on government policy developments, assess potential impact on BI businesses, identify opportunities and mitigate risks. Create strategies with government stakeholders to advance BI business obje...

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Public Policy Analyst

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