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Policy Analyst

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE

Job Description



***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel, face to face interviews, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest***

OPPDs Policy Analyst role is responsible for the support of public policy under the direction of the Economic Development and External Relations Division Director.  The primary duty of a policy analyst is to follow, examine and recommend policy initiatives related to OPPD's business matters, and provide detailed reports about how the policy will influence the OPPDs operations.  Policy work will range from local, state and federal public policy.  The Policy Analyst will collaborate with multiple business units and departments to support continued research into existing and future policy needs.  Conduct research to support the identification and prioritization policy initiatives and provide benchmarking within and across industries.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  1. Review all policies related to OPPD business matters.
    • Review and evaluate policies and legislation to determine the benefits and impact of any changes that may occur.
    • Conduct research and meet with key stakeholders.
    • Contact outside experts to request additional information
    • Identify positive elements as well as any flaws to the legalities of a particular policy.
    • Examine the effects of current policies and government programs, such as whether a new policy would have a positive impact on OPPD and whether it would help achieve certain goals.
    • Communicate to customers and stakeholders OPPD's business objectives.
  2. Share detailed reports on how policies will influence OPPD's operations.
    • Gather and report on both quantitative and qualitative data, analyzing it for any trends or important information that may be useful in formulating new policies.
    • Formulate reports that condense and summarize information and display key evidence for stakeholders to review.
    • Establish a system for cataloging, organizing, storing, and updating policy files and data.
    • Assure the overall quality of documents and data through the documentation of sources. 
  3. Collaborate with multiple business units and departments to support continued research into existing and future policy needs.
    • Plan, develop, coordinate and execute research projects to meet the needs of the department, and in conjunction with other departments within OPPD.
    • Assist the Government Relations Department with maintaining the federal legislative tracking grid.
    • Identify the need for additional information on a tracked bill, perform additional research, and create status updates.
  4. Attend local, state and federal meetings and hearings as necessary.




  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, marketing, business analytics, political science or related field OR five (5) years relevant business support and/or general analysis experience
  • Five (5) years of experience with local, state and federal public policy
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to create reports and recommendations based on data trends
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented when completing in-depth projects
  • Data manipulation and visualization via Excel or other tools
  • Problem solver; self-starter; high degree of creativity


  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local economic development/business assistance resources
  • Project management experience

Closing Statement


S4 Foundation $76,730 Midpoint $95,913

Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before on or before July 3, 2020.

Recruiter: Athena Roberson,

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

Job Details

Date Posted June 8, 2020
Date Closes August 7, 2020
Requisition 296062
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00