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Climate Change Policy Analysts

Research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Provide analytical support for policy briefs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change.
    • Propose new or modified policies involving use of traditional and alternative fuels, transportation of goods, and other factors relating to climate and climate change.
    • Prepare study reports, memoranda, briefs, testimonies, or other written materials to inform government or environmental groups on environmental issues, such as climate change.
    • Analyze and distill climate-related research findings to inform legislators, regulatory agencies, or other stakeholders.
    • Make legislative recommendations related to climate change or environmental management, based on climate change policies, principles, programs, practices, and processes.
    • Present climate-related information at public interest, governmental, or other meetings.
    • Review existing policies or legislation to identify environmental impacts.
    • Gather and review climate-related studies from government agencies, research laboratories, and other organizations.
    • Promote initiatives to mitigate climate change with government or environmental groups.
    • Research policies, practices, or procedures for climate or environmental management.
    • Write reports or academic papers to communicate findings of climate-related studies.
    • Develop, or contribute to the development of, educational or outreach programs on the environment or climate change.
    • Present and defend proposals for climate change research projects.
    • Prepare grant applications to obtain funding for programs related to climate change, environmental management, or sustainability.


    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 78360/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 37.67/hr
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    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,050
    • Yearly Projected Openings 240

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    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Integrity
    • Persistence
    • Attention to Detail
    • Initiative
    • Cooperation


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    • Laser printers
    • High end computer servers
    • Desktop computers


    • Operating system software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Development environment software
    • Analytical or scientific software


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