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Job Title

Legislative Analyst (Republican Office)

General Summary

This position functions as a technical expert to the Republican leadership, Republican legislators, and the public on the subject matters of the policy committees to which the successful candidate is assigned. Under close supervision of a staff director and the Republican leadership, the legislative analyst applies this expertise when researching and preparing staff analyses, reports, and summaries; responding to inquiries, and developing correspondence.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Analyzes and objectively summarizes proposed legislation to determine its effectiveness based on Republican principles and the impact of its passage on the state, individuals, and other entities.
  • Prepares for distribution analyses and summaries, as needed, for bills on agenda in committees to which the analyst is assigned and for floor sessions. 
  • Monitors and coordinates the progress of legislation through committees of reference and on the floor.
  • Briefs legislators verbally or in writing on issues to be discussed in committee, on the floor, or with constituents.
  • Proposes a strategy for advancing Republican principles and ideas within the policy areas covered.
  • Prepares written post-session reports summarizing major issues that were addressed during the legislative session and important votes taken by Republicans on the Senate floor.
  • Provides information and problem-solving assistance to legislators, their constituents, and the public.
  • Prepares letters, summaries, talking points or speeches, reports, and informational memoranda on committee issues at the request of the Republican leadership, other legislators, or staff directors.
  • Keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting assigned policy areas of responsibility by collecting resource materials, attending workshops and conferences, reading industry publications, and communicating with agency personnel.
  • Assists in the coordination of the work of the Administrative Assistant, legislative intern, or other staff members.
  • Must operate a computer to perform spreadsheet, word processing, and database management applications.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Florida state government, legislative rules, ethics, and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research.
  • Knowledge of committee subject area.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer, spreadsheet, databases, and word processing programs.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, and organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to take action in situations that lack clear direction.
  • Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
  • Ability to produce quality work under pressure.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of Senators, their staff, the public, and others.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and contribute to the efficient internal functioning of the committee staff.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth, carefully documented, and credible analysis under minimal supervision within established deadlines.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and make presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to organize data into a logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials. 
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience in research, analysis, program planning and evaluation, or administrative work.
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
A juris doctorate or doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two years of the required experience.
Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


Salary commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed Legislative Employment Application and resume to:
Ronnie Whitaker, Staff Director
Senate Majority Office
RE: Legislative Analyst Position 
330 Senate Building
404 South Monroe St. 
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.