senior policy analyst resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary
Highly accomplished policy analyst /attorney with broad legal knowledge who has provided counsel to state government for four years. Thorough in analyzing statutes, ordinances and data.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth, carefully documented and credible analysis under minimal supervision within established deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and research
  • Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
Work History
07/2009 to 07/2013
Senior Policy Analyst Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma Hartshorne, OK,
  • Analyzed and objectively summarized proposed legislation to determine its effectiveness and the impact of its passage on the state and other entities and individuals.
  • Monitored and coordinated the progress of committee legislation through committees of reference and on the floor.
  • Monitored the implementation of legislation in the Executive and Judicial Branches to ascertain that legislative intent is met.
  • Provided oral and written advice and counsel on emerging trends and risks.
  • Conducted research projects and performed legislatively mandated studies.
  • Prepared oral and written reports on research and committee work such as committee reports, interim projects, and oversight reports which include recommendations for legislative action.
  • Provided problem-solving assistance, research, and information for senators, their constituents, and the public.
  • Prepared letters, summaries, factsheets or talking-points for speeches, reports, and informational memoranda on committee issues at the request of the committee chairman, other senators, or staff director.
  • Established and maintained liaison with officials in state agencies who have responsibilities in the purview of the Senate's mandate, or affecting the Senate's areas of responsibility; particularly ethics, higher education, banking and judiciary.
Key Accomplishment:
  • Established a way of tracking minority students that receive the state lottery scholarship. Saved the state untold money in legislative costs as the minority party was drafting a bill requiring the formation of a state agency to track minority students that receive the state lottery scholarship. 
01/2008 to 07/2009
Attorney State Of Georgia Walnut Grove, GA,
  • Developed strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Drafted legal briefs and opinions for all clients.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Contracted as a freelance researcher and reviewer.
  • Wrote memoranda and reviewed legal briefs.
  • Managed all trial preparation for case litigation.
  • Filed all case pleadings in a timely manner.
  • Creatively formulated trial techniques that specifically pertained to each case.
  • Explained available courses of action and possible repercussions of cases to clients.
  • Drafted objective memoranda for each case.
Key Accomplishment:
  • Assisted client in obtaining sole custody of his children in a divorce proceeding where spouse was abusive and a temporary restraining order was necessary to protect the children and spouse from further harm.
2008 to 03/2011
Legislative Intern Aarp Lakewood, CA,
  • Addressed strategic issues of public policy.
  • Researched and tracked legislation.
07/2007 to 10/2007
Legal Extern Sleep Number Corporation Westlake, OH,
  • Conducted legal research.
  • Assisted clients with legal issues.
  • Drafted fact sheets for the Center.
04/2007 to 11/2007
Research Assistant University Of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, MO,
  • Researched and analyzed property law, estate issues, and contract issues for professors using a variety of research methods and resources.
07/1998 to 04/2005
Lead Teacher, Music Specialist Risk Strategies Company Sudbury, MA,
  • Supervised fine arts staff.
  • General music teacher.
  • Responsible for all PTA programs and all special events.
  • Used professional teaching skills to assist students achieve optimum development of skills and mastery of knowledge.
  • Developed lesson plans and modified existing academic curricula to meet individual learning needs.
  • Directed the work of an organizational unit.
  • Facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • Delegated activities to achieve desired results.
Key Accomplishments:
  • I was promoted to lead teacher after two months.
  • In a partnership with the Guidance Counselor, I started a mentorship program for the schools' at-risk students.
05/1993 to 07/1998
Administrative Assistant CharCo, Inc City, STATE,
  • Created detailed expense reports and requests for capital expenditures.
  • Directed guests and routed deliveries and courier services.
  • Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
  • Maintained a clean reception area, including lounge and associated areas.
  • Drafted biweekly time sheets for 50 executives and employees.
  • Completed data entry and other general clerical work.
Key Accomplishment:
  • Employed with this company throughout college and used salary to pay 100% of undergraduate tuition and expenses not covered by scholarships.
Expected in 2008 to to
Florida State University, School of Law - Tallahassee, FL
Expected in 1997 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Music Education
University of South Alabama - , AL
Georgia Bar License #199022

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School Attended

  • Florida State University, School of Law
  • University of South Alabama

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Legislative Intern
  • Legal Extern
  • Research Assistant
  • Lead Teacher, Music Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant


  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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