Policy Analyst Job at Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Job Description


Varies depending on education and experience.


Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelors degree.


Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelors or Masters degree in Political Science, Public Administration, or other related field.
5 years’ experience in juvenile justice, government policy, or other related work.



Assist in revising existing, and drafting new, policy for the agency consistent with all applicable laws and accreditation standards.
Create and implement a plan to complete the entire rules promulgation process at the close of legislative session.
Present written and oral recommendations to directors and administrators regarding internal policy changes and improvements.
Analyze legislation to determine necessary changes to administrative rules to execute legislative intent.
Track relevant legislation throughout the legislative process.
Provide detailed analysis and recommendations of proposed legislation that affects OJA.
Assist in writing OJA requested legislation and any amendments thereto.



Knowledge of agency programs, trends and priorities, target audiences, appropriate goals and success indicators.
Knowledge of Oklahoma legislative principles and practices.
Ability to use superior communication skills, both oral and written, utilizing different communication styles; to present to executive level staff.
Ability to work on a diverse team and directly with people from diverse backgrounds specifically racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and disabilities.
Ability to consider the impacts of the work and perspectives of multiple communities in technical analysis and outcomes of a decision-making process.
Skill in in policy analysis; in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a complex political environment.
Skill in analyzing and solving complex problems, producing reports and interpreting data into meaningful reports and decision tools.
Ability to effectively use all Microsoft Office software.

Special Requirements

Must be able to pass background check.

A trial period of 12 months will be required.

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**For additional information/questions regarding the job posting, benefits and additional career opportunities, please contact Sheryl Liepins at 405.620.6495 or sheryl.liepins@oja.ok.gov **

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current active State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions internally through the Workday Jobs Hub .

Job Tags

Full time, Trial period,

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