Policy Analyst Job at CATHEXIS, Alexandria, VA

  • Alexandria, VA

Job Description

Team CATHEXIS elevates the government contracting experience through rapid response, deep skill, and thoughtful problem-solving and communication. Our core capabilities are our top-tier program and project management, data analytics, and audit services, the backbone of which is our integrated approach to operational excellence.

You worked hard to get to where you are. You strive to make every day better than the day before. So do we. Team CATHEXIS operates with an all-in mindset. We are working together to create a company that supports our shared values and individual goals. Our values are centered around Respect, Engagement, Customer Service, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence in everything we do for our employees, clients, partners, and communities. We believe success is best when we listen and lead with empathy; model high standards of ethics to provide a rewarding candidate experience; work hard, have fun, and appreciate the strengths we all bring to the team; and empower our employees to create innovative and trusted results.

We are looking for a dynamic Policy Analyst to join our team! The Policy Analyst provides research and draft support for program/curriculum changes and applies expertise to analyze the impact of various policy changes on potential program improvements and enhancements. The Policy Analyst will provide support across the program to help better align organizational development and programs based on the ever-changing political landscape. They will also compile data to inform government analysis, review, and respond to legislative affairs requirements, and conduct routine environmental scans of recent reports and studies, and draft legislation relevant to the program. They will also research proposed changes to regulations, publications, and statutes to improve transition services. 

  • Preferred location: National Capital Region
  • This position is contingent upon award.


  • Perform administrative and programmatic support for the Manager, identified government leadership, and assigned staff
  • Support the government client in the development, planning, and execution of assigned projects
  • Provide research—and experience-based guidance and advice to the government client team regarding the improvement, execution, and expansion of identified projects
  • Provide meeting planning, management, and support services to assigned programs and project teams
  • Implement knowledge management support to facilitate the flow of information and data for all assigned projects
  • Accurately capture and record client requirements from meetings
  • Verify each deliverable for accuracy and relevancy against requirements
  • Update deliverables with client revisions and comments within specified client timelines
  • Provide final deliverables to the client on or before the due dates
  • Support government leadership with interagency requirements
  • Track follow-ups and due outs from meetings or the client to closure
  • Draft and coordinate issue papers, decision memorandums, talking points, analysis papers, executive-level summaries, and other products as required
  • Develop executive leadership briefings for presentation and use by the client
  • Provide subject matter expertise consultation on specific legislative-related topics
  • Coordinate schedules for meetings, data calls, and information exchanges
  • Conduct environmental scans of recent reports, studies, programs, policies, initiatives, and draft legislation relevant to the program
  • Conduct weekly and monthly media analysis of print, digital, and other media coverage about the program
  • Perform specified tasks related to project management and administration


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft collaboration tools: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint
  • Proficient with Microsoft Power BI
  • Able to obtain a minimum of NACI (National Agency Check with Inquiries) for a Veterans Affairs Public Trust Tier 3 Clearance

Required Skills:

  • Excellent analytical and written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to set clear expectations with team members and delegate responsibilities
  • Comfort working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Superior relationship-building and conflict-resolution skills
  • Proficiency in strategic planning, risk management, and/or change management
  • Strong research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, monitor responsibilities, and achieve goals
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational and time management skills
  • Solid experience in editing and proofreading a variety of documents
  • Advanced with Microsoft Office Suite and Asana
  • Professionalism and a “customer-first” attitude
  • Team player who is a flexible, self-starter
  • Can effectively organize information

Desired Skills:

  • Government contracting experience
  • DoD and VA experience as a contractor or otherwise
  • Former military experience

CATHEXIS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability EEO IS THE LAW. The Company invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company’s written Affirmative Action Plan. This plan is available for inspection upon request by contacting info@cathexiscorp.com . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Recruiting Department RecruitingTeam@cathexiscorp.com


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, For contractors, Flexible hours,

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