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About the job Junior Policy Analyst, Remote

Junior Policy Analyst, Remote

Our client, based out of Washington, DC, is seeking a Junior Policy Analyst for a remote, contract or full-time opportunity. 


This will be a contingent hire for a contract with SAMHSA expected to start in April 2022. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) requires program and analytical support services, short term analyses, technical assistance, and support for its information and related programs.


  • Assessment of policy issues and current trends, particularly those impacting or impacted by mental health and/or substance use disorders.
  • Compile qualitative and quantitative data, in support of an analysis of policies/programs.
  • Communicate and present data-driven insights and recommendations appropriate for diverse populations.
  • Conduct systematic review of literature (environmental scans) and identify policy/program alternatives, together with the pros and cons of each.
  • Analyze federal and/or non-federal data sets that address identified topics, conduct analysis to determine the quality and characteristics of these data sets, and conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of the data sets to address specific questions.
  • Create, manipulate and analyze data sets of varying size and complexity, and use appropriate methods/procedures to conduct and report policy analyses.
  • Review, categorize, and analyze comments submitted in response to various proposed and final behavioral health rules and regulations and sub-regulatory guidance.
  • Support implementation of federal program and/or federal-private sector partnership scenarios.
  • Perform analysis of performance measures that demonstrate the impact of program success.
  • Support potential approaches and deliver the needed intervention for the resolution that may include mental and/or substance use disorders; treatment; prevention and healthy development; recovery support; promotion and adoption of evidence-based practices and practice-based evidence for targeted populations.
  • Conduct research and develop meeting materials in support of focus groups, conferences, and meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, public policy, epidemiology, operations research, sociology, psychology, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years overall related experience preferably in mental health and/or substance use disorders. 
  • Understanding of regulatory policy and policy analysis. 
  • Public health experience at state, tribal, local, territorial, or federal level, a plus. 
  • Exceptional writing, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to react quickly and effectively to needs and priorities.
  • Must demonstrate honesty, integrity, and appreciation of differing opinions and perspectives, and must be responsible, accountable, and collaborative.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In order to comply with its obligations as a covered federal contractor and to protect the health and safety of its employees, our client requires all employees/contractors in the United States to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their start date, except in circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to a religious or disability accommodation.

Please Note:

  • Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No calls, inquiries, or Third-Party Vendors please.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer (Unable to sponsor H1B Visas).
  • $1000 Referral Bonus -

Since 1988, The ACI Group, a Baltimore-based IT staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industry’s leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.