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The Florida Legislature
Appropriations Committee, Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee

Job Title

Legislative Analyst (Budget)

General Summary

This is work functioning as a technical expert to the Appropriations Committee, Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, legislators, and the public on the subject matter under the jurisdiction of the committee. Under close supervision of a staff director and committee members, the legislative analyst applies this expertise when researching and preparing proposed budgets, staff analyses, reports, substantive legislation, responding to inquiries, and developing correspondence.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Researches and drafts proposed budgets and substantive legislation, and amendments to budgets and legislation, at the direction of the committee chairperson, committee members, and other legislators.
  • Analyzes and objectively summarizes proposed budgets and substantive legislation to determine their effectiveness and the impact of its passage on the state, other entities and individuals.
  • Assists in planning full committee and/or subcommittee meetings to include agenda, speakers, presentations, and materials.
  • Monitors and coordinates the progress of subcommittee budgets and substantive legislation through committees of reference and on the floor.
  • Monitors the implementation of budgets and substantive legislation in the Executive and Judicial Branches to ascertain that legislative intent is met.
  • Briefs legislators verbally or in writing on issues to be discussed in committee, on the floor, or with constituents.
  • Conceives, plans, and conducts research projects and performs legislatively mandated studies.
  • Prepares oral and written reports on research and committee work such as end of session committee reports, interim projects, and oversight reports which include recommendations for legislative action.
  • Provides information and problem-solving assistance to legislators, their constituents, and the public.
  • Prepares letters, summaries, talk-sheets or speeches, reports, and informational memoranda on committee issues at the request of the committee chairman, other legislators or staff director.
  • Keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting assigned area of responsibility by collecting resource materials, attending workshops and conferences, reading industry publications, and communicating with lobbyists and agency personnel.
  • Assists in the coordination of the work of the Administrative Assistant, legislative intern, and other staff members.
  • Serves as liaison with State agencies.
  • 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 state budgeting processes and structure.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research.
  • Knowledge of committee subject area.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer, spreadsheet, databases, and word processing programs.
  • Knowledge of Florida state government, legislative rules, and procedures.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, and organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to take action in situations which 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 members, their staff, the public, press, and lobbyists.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to 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 to 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 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 doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two years of the required experience.
  • Professional experience as described above may 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 (signed) legislative application and resume to:

Florida House of Representatives
Office of House Administration
Lawanda Williams
1201 Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL  32399

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.