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Florida Legislative Employment Information

The Florida Legislature
Office of the Majority Leader

Job Title

Legislative Analyst

General Summary

This individual functions as a technical expert to the Office of the Majority Leader, legislators, and the public on the subject matter under the jurisdiction of the committee. Under close supervision of the staff director, the legislative analyst applies this expertise when researching and preparing documents; responding to inquiries; and developing correspondence.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Analyzes and objectively summarizes proposed legislation to determine its effectiveness and the impact of its passage on the state and other entities and individuals.
  • Researches and drafts documents at the direction of the staff director.
  • Monitors and coordinates the progress of legislation through committees of reference and on the floor.
  • Monitors news, reports, and studies related to respective committee jurisdiction.
  • 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.
  • Prepares written reports on research and policy issues  such as end of session reports and interim projects.
  • Provides information and problem-solving assistance to legislators, their constituents, and the public.
  • Prepares summaries, reports, and informational memoranda on policy issues at the request of the staff director.
  • Keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting assigned area of responsibility by collecting resource materials, reading industry publications, communicating with lobbyists and agency personnel, etc.
  • Assists in the coordination of the work of the Administrative Assistant, legislative intern, and other staff members.
  • Serves as liaison with members and their staff.
  • Operates a computer to perform word processing, database management, and/or spreadsheet applications.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research methods.
  • Knowledge of committee subject area.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database 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 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 can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Salary

Commensurate with experience
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

Florida House of Representatives
Office of House Administration
Lawanda Williams
402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
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.