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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Senior Policy Analyst in Durant, Oklahoma

Senior Policy Analyst

Description

Job Purpose or Objective(s): Advocate for Choctaw Nation regarding tribal sovereignty policy issues through the Self-Government initiative in both the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Primary Tasks:

  1. Work cooperatively with and represent the Choctaw Nation as assigned on various intertribal workgroups and committees to advance self-governance policy issues.

  2. Coordinate with regional and national Tribal organizations, such as Self-Governance Communication/Education, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board, Inter-tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes, Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committees, National Indian Health Board, National Congress of American Indians, to identify common issues and promote the goals of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

  3. Review, analyze, and prepare papers, letters, and other written materials to represent the Choctaw Nation’s position on a wide range of policy issues.

  4. Attend internal and external meetings, prepare summaries, reports, presentations, and briefing documents as needed to facilitate communication and advocacy on policy issues.

  5. Work cooperatively with all departments and program subject matter experts of the Choctaw Nation, particularly those programs involved in Self-Governance, to identify issues, propose policies, regulations, etc. affecting the Choctaw Nation’s programs.

  6. Provide research and support for any Self-Governance compact/funding agreement, including payment.

  7. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

MINIMUM

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, law, business, or a related field of study

  • Advanced understanding of federal, state, and local legislation, regulation and judicial processes, as well as tribal sovereignty

  • Excellent writing, conceptualizing, analyzing, public speaking, and research skills and the ability to meet sensitive deadlines

  • Proficiency using federal resources such as the National Archives, the Library on Congress/Thomas, the Federal Register, the Congressional Records, etc. as well as research resources like Lexis

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe applications

  • Knowledge of community and special interest groups involved in relevant policy issues

  • Five (5) years’ experience working with federal, state, local, and tribal government and federal Indian policy

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TARGET

  • Master’s degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, law, business, or a related field of study

  • Advanced understanding of federal, state, and local legislation, regulation and judicial processes, as well as tribal sovereignty

  • Excellent writing, conceptualizing, analyzing, public speaking, and research skills and the ability to meet sensitive deadlines

  • Proficiency using federal resources such as the National Archives, the Library on Congress/Thomas, the Federal Register, the Congressional Records, etc. as well as research resources like Lexis

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe applications

  • Knowledge of community and special interest groups involved in relevant policy issues

  • Five (5) years’ experience working with federal, state, local, and tribal government and federal Indian policy

Job Health Care Services

Primary Location OK-Durant

Work Locations Durant HQ 1802 Chukka Hina Durant 74701

Organization Health

Schedule Regular

Full-time

Day Job

Req ID: 21006525

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