JOE - December 2013

Acumen, LLC
Senior Policy Associate
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Policy Associate
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Burlingame, CA, USA
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: General
C3 -- Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models
C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
C6 -- Mathematical Methods and Programming
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
H -- Public Economics
H4 -- Publicly Provided Goods
H5 -- National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
H6 -- National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
I1 -- Health
I3 -- Welfare and Poverty
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
J3 -- Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
R1 -- General Regional Economics
Deadline Information: ASAP
Salary Range: DOE

JOE ID Number: 201312_4363

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute conduct public policy research and statistical analysis on health programs at the national, state, and local levels. We leverage our unparalleled data access to improve information available to policymakers, while our meritocratic environment offers rapid advancement and leadership opportunities. Our policy firms offer an exciting opportunity to work in health care topics.

At Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute, the Senior Policy Analyst will perform a wide array of functions such as conducting econometric and statistical analyses, interpreting study specifications, research findings, and quantitative analyses for relevant audiences, coordinating project activities and communications among diverse groups of internal and external clients and team members, delivering technical assistance and presenting findings to clients. Responsibilities also include drafting project reports, memos, presentations, and proposals, interacting with clients to access data/program information and determining analytical strategy, organizing resources to implement processes to achieve positive outcomes. Lastly, the Senior Policy Associate will train employees on skills, concepts, and competencies of increasing complexity, ensure work is consistent with established methods, best practices, and policy trends, assist with minimizing risk by foreseeing and addressing obstacles proactively and aggressively, and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:
-- 3 years of relevant work experience (in addition to experience in lieu of degree)
-- Excellent quantitative analytical skills
-- Excellent oral and written communication skills
-- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-- Adept at one or more of the following technical competencies: statistics, programming, policy writing, research methods documentation, or project management
-- Skilled in demonstrating initiative, critical thinking, and problem-solving
-- Skilled in demonstrating strategic and big-picture thinking
-- Experienced in working in a team-oriented environment
-- Skilled in prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
-- Experienced in identifying the relationships among projects or tasks
-- Experienced in leveraging efficiencies among projects or tasks
-- Experienced in at least one relevant policy area
-- Demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for learning
-- Demonstrated interest in health and social policy

Qualifications Desired:
-- Able to manage workload of self and others
-- Able to apply specialized skills and experience in multiple venues
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500 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010

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For more information, phone: 650-558-8882 x 611

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