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Sr. Policy Analyst

Req # 2018-7171

Work Boldly. Live Brilliantly.

Bold decisions and innovative thinking have helped AltaMed, headquartered in Commerce, Calif., become the nation’s largest network of community-based primary care clinics and senior care programs. Some 2,000 professionals in medicine, nursing, social work, mental health rehabilitation, dentistry and health administration assure that we not only provide quality care, but that we do so without exception or regard to ability to pay. We are JCHAO-accredited, and strongly focused on wellness, preventative care and eliminating health care disparities.

Job Description

Assists with the coordination of legislative activities, analysis of public policy and promotion of the Government Relations Department goals and objectives.



  1. Minimum BA Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Administration or related field. Master’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
  2. Minimum of 3 years experience in legislative, advocacy or public policy work.
  3. Minimum of 3 years experience in managed care environment.


  1. Review and analyze proposed legislation in order to recommend advocacy strategy; prepare policy briefs.
  2. Closely monitor legislation which impacts AltaMed operations, patients and develop legislation summaries.
  3. Assist with coordination of legislative committee meetings including preparation of agendas and handouts.
  4. Interface with County, State and Federal legislative staff and local municipalities with respect to legislation, budget priorities and public policy issues which impacts AltaMed, patients and under-served populations.
  5. Draft letters to elected and public officials and assist with preparing written testimony and client vignettes.
  6. Write action memos regarding urgent action.
  7. Testify before Legislative and regulatory bodies.
  8. Coordinate legislative forums, town hall meetings and in-services on health and human services issues for AltaMed staff and other Community representatives.
  9. Facilitate the coordination of client witnesses for public hearings.
  10. Attend Coalition/Association meetings on behalf of AltaMed’s Government Relations Department.
  11. Handle special assignments or grant-funded projects which further the Government Relations Division’s Strategic Plan.
  12. Provides excellent customer service, at all times, to internal and external customers.
  13. Work effectively and professionally as a team member.
  14. Produce quality desired results in an efficient manner.
  15. Recognize and accept responsibility for all parts of the job.
  16. Demonstrate honesty and ethical behavior as an AltaMed employee.
  17. Arrive on time and meet daily commitments. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
  18. Participate in program/organization activities.
  19. Communicate accurately and effectively.
  20. Serve as an advocate for the health and wellness of individual patients, their families and the community.
  21. Work with internal subject matter experts to determine the impact of legislation affecting the company; understand the company's operations in order to determine if changes to the current law are needed; and create procedures to monitor legislation.
  22. Present the company's position on legislation and regulatory affairs to elected representatives, as well as to officials at other state agencies. May also represent company interests in communicating with trade, industry, or professional organizations.
  23. Assist management in the development of public and government affairs activities and their integration into overall departmental programs to develop effective employee, customer, public and shareowner relations.
  24. Develop company strategy and advocacy on legislative issues which enhance and protect the best interests of the company and its employees, customers, and communities served.
  25. Manage the implementation of grassroots advocacy initiatives, including outreach to current employees and customers.
  26. Working with management to develop a plan for evaluating and analyzing relevant public and social policies that affect multi-ethnic and culturally diverse communities.


AltaMed offers a comprehensive benefits program that recognizes the needs of our diverse employees by supporting their health, security and professional growth.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Plans
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability Plan
  • Long-term Disability Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Planning Ahead

  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance (Basic & Voluntary)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (Basic & Voluntary)
  • Career Growth and Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Continuing Education Programs

Other Benefits

  • Employee Reward & Recognition Programs
  • Corporate Employee Discount Programs
  • Wellness Programs

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