224412 Policy Analyst

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ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Policy Analyst
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Alternative Title:
Policy Adviser

Develops and analyses policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government or commercial operations and programs.
Skill Level: 1
Research and Evaluation Analyst (NZ)
Foreign Policy Officer

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2244 Intelligence and Policy Analysts

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Intelligence and Policy Analysts
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


INTELLIGENCE AND POLICY ANALYSTS collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

determining organisational and client intelligence requirements
organising, collecting, collating and analysing data, and developing intelligence information such as electronic surveillance
compiling and disseminating intelligence information using briefings, maps, charts, reports and other methods
ascertaining the accuracy of data collected and reliability of sources
conducting threat and risk assessments and developing responses
liaising and consulting with program administrators and other interested parties to identify policy needs
reviewing existing policies and legislation to identify anomalies and out-of-date provisions
researching social, economic and industrial trends, and client expectations of programs and services provided
formulating and analysing policy options, preparing briefing papers and recommendations for policy changes, and advising on preferred options
assessing impacts, financial implications, interactions with other programs and political and administrative feasibility of policies

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 642.10
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 511.50
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 552.10