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Job Title

Legislative Analyst-Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee

General Summary

The individual filling this position will serve as a technical expert to the legislative committee, legislators, and the public on environmental matters and conservation of Florida’s natural resources, including air, water, land, wildlife, forestry, and the agricultural and citrus industries. Under supervision of the staff director and policy chief, the legislative analyst applies this expertise when researching and preparing staff analyses, reports, legislation, and amendments; 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 analyzes complex, technical issues.
  • Researches and drafts legislation and amendments to legislation and recommends needed changes to legislation based upon trends in case law, agency comment, or citizen request.
  • Monitors the implementation of legislation to ascertain that legislative intent is met.
  • Conceives, plans, and conducts research projects and performs legislatively mandated studies.
  • Prepares oral and written reports on research and committee work.
  • Provides information and problem-solving assistance to legislators, their constituents, and the public.
  • Prepares letters, summaries, reports, and informational memoranda on committee issues.
  • Keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting the environment by collecting resource materials, attending workshops and conferences, reading industry publications, communicating with lobbyists and agency personnel, etc.
  • Reviews agency action pursuant to Chapter 120, F.S., the Administrative Procedure Act, to identify instances of invalid exercise of delegated legislative authority, and reviews statutes passed each session and determines all those that may require administrative rule promulgation, repeal, or amendment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research methods.
  • Knowledge of Florida laws, Florida government, legislative rules, and procedures.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, 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 members, their staff, the public, 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in environmental or agricultural related matters and/or the legislative process preferred.

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.