Policy Analyst

Office of Senator Cortese
California State Senate | Sacramento, CA

Starting Salary: $6,516
Job Posted On: Nov-01-2022
Filing Deadline: Until Filled

Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career that is actively working on critical legislation to improve California, address issues in our communities and to meet the needs of all Californians? Consider the California State Senate and be part of an organization that serves to strengthen the State through dedicated service to all. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.


Under the direction of the Senator, Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, the Policy Analyst will assist with the handling of a full bill package, review bill-coauthoring opportunities, manage constituent correspondence, and meet with constituents, legislative advocates and other legislative staff members.


Under the direction of the Senator, the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, the Policy Analyst will assist with the development and management of the Member’s legislative agenda, in conjunction with the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director. The Policy Analyst prepares briefings for the Member on legislative issues and may serve as the principal substitute for the Member at legislative meetings. Analyses legislation and provides policy consultation. Responsible for research and formulation of legislation and for meetings with proponents and opponents. Mentor staff including interns and fellows assigned to assist with legislation and budget preparation.


The legislative process, as well as the structure and policies of state government; the Senate's personnel rules, policies, and best practices pertaining to supervising, sexual harassment and Equal Employment Opportunities. Minimum of 3-6 years of legislative and budget experience, excellent oral and written communications skills and a strong policy and legislative process background required. Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects, thrive under deadlines, and work well in a team environment.


Perform administrative and policy–influencing functions effectively; organize and structure employee workload and supervise staff; communicate clearly and concisely; establish and maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with staff. Demonstrate excellent written, research, computer and communication skills. Must be able to work a flexible and highly demanding schedule.


Bachelor’s Degree.

If you are offered this position are vaccinated, you will be required to submit a copy of your COVID vaccination card with your new hire paperwork.


This position is located in Sacramento, CA.
Salary starts at $6,516 per month plus benefits.
Final salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Applications with be accepted until position is filled.


The Senate offers a competitive benefit package, which includes:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Flexible spending accounts


Sunshine Borelli, Chief of Staff
Office of Senator Cortese

The Senate application form is available through the Senate job webpage: www.senate.ca.gov/senatejobs

The California State Senate values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Senate believes the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to strengthen our ability to support the legislature. Join the California State Senate and help us support California communities.