senior policy advisor resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Avid generalist with extensive leadership experience and an collaborative mindset, curiosity, and work ethic. Skilled in legislative management, with advanced knowledge of political landscape and government systems.

Quietly working behind the scenes and influencing Oregon’s political theatre. Always rising to a challenge, holding multiple positions throughout state government - in the state capitol, in the executive branch, and with a statewide elected official.

  • Budget and policy development
  • Policy analysis
  • Legislative support and negotiations
  • Complex relationship management and cultivation
  • Legislative, city and local government relations
  • Legislative research and writing
  • Community outreach and coalition building
  • Strategic planning
Work History
01/2019 to Current
Senior Policy Advisor Department Of Labor Hartford, CT,
  • Advise Oregon Labor Commissioner, deputy director, and agency administrators regarding legislative issues, stakeholder politics, rulemaking, and strategic decision-making, while ensuring state policies complement local and national agendas.
  • Serve on 4-member executive team and as Labor Commissioner’s key lobbyist as well as main point of conduct with legislators.
  • Assist in agency budget development and led on policy development on matters related to civil rights, housing discrimination, meal and rest breaks, overtime, and apprenticeship.
  • Passed entirety of Labor Commissioner’s budget and policy agenda during successive legislative sessions including creation of fair housing enforcement unit, expansion of civil rights division staff, $20 million investment to expand preapprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs in health care and manufacturing, and ensuring that businesses could hire part-time employees during COVID-19 closures.
  • Participate as partner in interagency stakeholder team to implement Paid Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Duties included advocating for Labor Commissioner’s interests in legislative process, including frequent testimony before legislative committees; representing Labor Commissioner in policy negotiations; and preparing Labor Commissioner for meetings with legislators, media and interest groups.
  • Analyzed policy and advised Labor Commissioner and agency administrators about policy options for: discrimination, public accommodations, Oregon Family Medical Leave (OFLA), Oregon Sick Leave, meal and rest breaks, minimum wage, and overtime. In addition, worked on policy related to economic development, workforce development unemployment insurance, Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance, and housing.
  • Wrote policy briefing materials
  • Researched best practices
  • Attended meetings with stakeholders
12/2017 to 01/2019
Rules and Policy Analyst Saga Education Warwick, RI,
  • Managed government relations and policy analysis at Oregon Lottery.
    Directed policy research, analysis, and drafting of policies, rules, legislation and statutes.
  • Recommended updates to current legislation, regulations and policies.
  • Analyzed legislative proposals and policies to assess impact on Oregon Lottery and its mission.
  • Advised director, assistant director, executive leadership and staff on budget, legislative and regulatory issues, including analysis and development, stakeholder engagement and strategy.
  • Drafted and presented reports to Oregon Lottery Commission outlining policy actions, legislation, and rulemaking actions,
  • Maintained relationships with elected officials, legislative staff, federal/state agencies, tribal nations, and stakeholders.
09/2012 to 12/2018
Assistant Instructor Engineering Services Network, Inc. Arlington, VA,
  • Instructor for introductory course, State and Local Government, in Social Science Division.
  • Taught 4 classes during academic school year; average class size was 25 students; engaging with students across all academic disciplines.
  • The course introduced students to:
  • Role, responsibilities, and activities of state and local governments, particularly Oregon’s;
  • Critical thinking about state and local politics and provide tools to investigate state and local elections;
  • Legislative process, how bill becomes law, and and characteristics of Oregon legislators;
  • Role of governor and relationship between state legislature and governor; and
  • Voting, campaign finance, and how person can influence state and local governments.
10/2006 to 11/2017
Policy and Research Analyst Oregon State Legislature City, STATE,
  • Policy analyst for nonpartisan Legislative Policy and Research Office in Oregon State Legislature. Specifically worked with House and Senate Committees on Rules where policy work focused on elections, campaign finance, government ethics, and state government administration.
  • As most political committees in legislature, worked closely with legislative leaders on diverse array of controversial, complex, and political legislation that included land use, changes in urban growth boundaries, overtime manufacturing, guns laws, economic development, health care provider tax, water rights, and marijuana/cannabis.
  • Responsibilities included legal and public policy research, analysis and tracking of legislation, project management, written and verbal communication with general public and public officials, direct working relationship with legislative leadership, legislators, executive branch leaders, and Governor’s staff.
Expected in
Master of Science: Political Science
Portland State University - Portland, Oregon,

Completed course work between 2003-2006 - no degree

Expected in 06/2002
Bachelor of Science: Political Science
Western Oregon University - Monmouth, OR,

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your data is safe with us

Any information uploaded, such as a resume, or input by the user is owned solely by the user, not LiveCareer. For further information, please visit our Terms of Use.

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Portland State University
  • Western Oregon University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Policy Advisor
  • Rules and Policy Analyst
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Policy and Research Analyst


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in:As seen in: