Senior Legislative Analyst

Recruitment #110419-MABZ43-10800

Summary Statement

This is full performance level fiscal and policy analysis work in which the incumbent works for and under supervision of the Controller General or his designee. Work is performed in a legislative environment and assignments require evaluative thinking and are carried out in accordance with the Controller General's directives, precedents and well defined policies.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Provides complete financial analysis and forecasting for the Controller General and Joint Finance Committee and legislature in the area of revenue and expenditures.
  • Provides draft legislation and includes estimated fiscal impact of such legislation.
  • Provides the Controller General and Joint Finance Committee with complete analysis of departmental operating budget and capital budget requests.
  • Provides specialized and technical research projects at the request of the Controller General and/or General Assembly.
  • Provides legislative expertise and insight to state agencies in their formulation of the annual budget and/or supplementary budgetary requests.
  • Oversees and provides direction and guidance to new or lower level staff.
  • Interprets statutes, develops legislation, and assists agencies in implementing legislation.
  • Monitors the execution of the budget for proper program conformance in line with the intent of the decisions made by the General Assembly.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Senior Legislative Analyst
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Public Administration, Business, Accounting, Economics or related field.
  2. Three years experience in financial administration such as comprehensive analysis of programs, budgets, projects, services, alternatives, and costs; financial planning, revenue generation, revenue forecasting, expenditure forecasting, cash flow management and establishing internal control.
  3. Three years experience in developing solutions and providing recommendations, guidance and direction to management/officials in accomplishing organizational and operational goals and objectives and identifying and resolving issues.
  4. Three years experience in developing, reviewing and analyzing public policies.
  5. Six months experience in analyzing legislation.
  6. Six months experience in narrative report writing.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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