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Rules and Policy Analyst

Rules and Policy Analyst

Job ID 
Position Type 
Regular Service Full-Time
Application Deadline 
September 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Posted Range 
FLSA Exemption 
Salary Grade 
$76,368 - $122,688
M-F 8-5
Job Start Date 

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The Oregon Lottery is looking for an experienced Rules and Policy Analyst.  Do you have experience in stakeholder relations? Are you a leader with a proven track record of strategic, thoughtful legislative and policy analysis and development?  Are you as comfortable with public speaking as you are with writing complex, technical, legal documents in plain language?


The Oregon Lottery is a leader in the gaming industry and an important contributor of revenue for the state’s schools, parks, watershed restoration, veteran’s programs and outdoor schools. Please see below for more details and apply if you want to be part of an organization that “Does Good Things”!

The rules and policy analyst is responsible for developing and recommending the Lottery’s approach to rules, policies and legislative work. This work includes, but is not limited to drafting and managing rules and policies and coordinating and tracking legislative work. The rules and policy analyst is responsible for ensuring that rules and policies and legislation reflect the mission, goals and strategic and business objectives of the Lottery. Failure to perform these activities effectively could possibly result in legal liability and a negative financial impact for the Lottery.

Under general direction from the corporate communications manager, the position requires the ability to work independently and with others, within specific and general guidelines, to accomplish program responsibilities. The position requires balancing competing and conflicting interests. It requires skill in group processes, meeting facilitation, consensus building and conflict resolution. It requires exceptional writing and presentation skills. The work is guided by Oregon state statutes and administrative rules.




Applicants should ensure that their e-mail settings will receive e-mail from the iCIMS system, otherwise you could miss critical communications related to the recruitment.  We will communicate via e-mail to schedule interviews and to notify you of the status of your application.  Failure to respond to our scheduling e-mails will result in no further consideration.


If you are claiming Veteran's preference, you MUST attach the appropriate documentation at the time of application.  If the correct documents are not uploaded to the system, Veteran's preference will not be applied.


Veterans:  Submit appropriate member copy of DD214/215

Disabled Veterans:  Submit appropriate member copy of DD214/215 and a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) indicating a service connected disability rating.




1. *Apply Lottery Management Core Values and Expectations in performing daily activities, and in behavior toward staff members, coworkers, and customers.


Typical Activities:
The Lottery can only achieve its mission when employees who work here model our core values.  The rules and policy analyst’s conduct will embody the principles of fairness, integrity, security, and honesty. They will exemplify the values and ethical standards detailed in the Oregon Lottery’s Responsible Gambling Code of Practice and will ensure a continued commitment to embed diversity, equity and inclusion into the Lottery’s day-to-day operations, practices, processes and employee development.


Serve as a role model for the Lottery in exercising good judgment, discretion and professional behavior. Advocate and actively identify opportunities for the ongoing integration of all the Lottery departments. Assist others in understanding the laws, rules, policies, or procedures that govern and guide the Lottery’s work.


2. *Manage administrative rules and Lottery policies.
Typical activities:
Manage and coordinate studies of policy issues. Coordinate a three-year review cycle for existing administrative rules and policies; evaluate for alignment with current Lottery business goals and strategies; recommend and formulate plans to change policy direction based on study results. Develop and implement proposals, policies and strategies to address issues. Lead the agencies rule making process. Establish and lead external and internal stakeholder groups to participate in rule and policy development. Evaluate data from different programs and agencies to identify the need for changes to rules and policies or additions of rules and policies. Draft and file rules and related paperwork. Recommend policy and rule strategies to the corporate communications manager. Represent the Lottery and communicate policy direction at meetings.


3. *Coordinate and track legislative work.


Typical Activities:
Develop and maintain in person working relationships with legislators and their staff, legislative and committee staff, other agency legislative coordinators and key legislative stakeholders of the Lottery and serve as an ongoing Lottery presence at the Capital when the Legislature meets or at other times as directed. Draft legislative proposals; review and track state and federal legislation concerning the Lottery; prepare testimony; analyze bills and amendments. Explain policy issues and the effect of proposed legislation to legislators, legislative and committee staff, lobbyists and task forces as well as internal staff, the Executive Team, and the Lottery Commission. Write and edit legislative testimony and approve testimony developed by others. Monitor implementation of legislation. Analyze issues and information. Represent the Lottery on agency committees, statewide committees, and others. Create reports for the Executive Team, Lottery Commission and provide regular updates to internal staff.




4. Participate in special projects as required by the Corporate Communications Manager.


The Rules and policy analyst interacts with section staff, the director and Executive Team, the Lottery Commission, Lottery employees, the governor and staff, the Department of Justice, representatives from other government agencies, state legislators and their staff, retailers, and vendors. This is primarily in person and by telephone, or through electronic or written communications.


Work is typically conducted in an office environment or at the state capitol. Requires occasional travel as well as ongoing presence at the state capitol during legislative session. Assignment may require travel in inclement weather and unpredictable road conditions. Requires the ability to work extended or irregular hours (i.e., evenings and/or weekends) as job duties require.


Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline and four years of professional-level experience in the legislative process, administrative rule process, policy analysis, or related skills; OR


Seven years of professional-level experience in the legislative process, administrative rule process, policy analysis, or related skills.


• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the law and legal procedures, expertise in the English language and applications and ability to write and present information in plain language.
• Demonstrated expertise in drafting, editing, and revising policies, legislation and administrative rules.
• Demonstrated understanding of executive and legislative decision-making processes.
• Demonstrated skill in preparing and presenting highly complex and legally technical materials and issues in plain language.
• Demonstrated political acumen, understanding political nuances and, communicating with political officials. Ability to exercise good judgment when asked questions, by employees, stakeholders, commissioners or legislators.
• Demonstrated skill in effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to balance competing interests.




The results of this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.


The Oregon Lottery® reserves the right to change, withdraw, close, or re-post job announcements as business needs dictate.


ORS 461.150 (5) states, "No person shall be employed by the state lottery who has been convicted of a felony or any gambling related offense." A background investigation is required prior to job offer which includes fingerprinting, criminal history, credit history (based on the position), tax records, driving record, affiliation with the gaming industry, and checking employment references and character references.


Lottery Ethics Policy prohibits employees from holding any legal or economic interest in the gaming industry.  If you currently hold interest in the gaming industry this does not disqualify you from consideration in a position with the Lottery.  If you are the successful applicant, you would need to dispose of the holdings prior to employment.  (This does not apply to an investment in a mutual fund or a blind trust, or a time or demand deposit in a financial institution, shares in a credit union, the cash surrender value of life insurance, or American Indian tribal dividends.) 


*Salary level will be based on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. All employees and members of their immediate family, regardless of where they live, are prohibited-by-law from playing Oregon Lottery® games.


Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for this position, may call 503-540-1315 or email


Per ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 relating to Veterans Preference for public employment, to receive Veterans Preference, include a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans' disability preference letter (unless information is included in the DD214/DD215) with your application material.