Legislative Research Analyst

This Position is EXEMPT from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #093021-MUAH04-10800

Summary Statement

As a Legislative Research Analyst, you will conduct research and provide analysis to respond to requests by legislators and staff for policy analysis, conduct independent research and prepare briefs and reports on topics of general interest to legislators and staff, and assist the Division with drafting and proofreading legislation and other documents. This position requires the ability to work in a nonpartisan manner in a partisan environment and provide objective information regardless of the issue or personal opinions. During legislative session (January to July 1), extended hours beyond 4:30 p.m. are required.

Essential Functions

The essential functions of a Legislative Research Analyst include:

· Prepare prompt, concise, and accurate written responses for legislators and staff regarding requests for information or policy analysis.

· Prepare written bill analyses, issue briefs, and reports analyzing issues before the General Assembly.

· Provide research and other staffing support to standing, joint, or interim committees or task forces created by the General Assembly.

· Create and maintain an interim research program by surveying legislators to identify priority issues facing the General Assembly and prepare written reports on the top priority issues in advance of the start of the next session.

· Assist with planning and implementing seminars and other training for legislators and staff.

· Assist with drafting and proofreading legislation and other documents.

Job Requirements

An applicant for the Legislative Research Analyst position must have education, training, or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

1.     Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Business, Economics, or a related field.

2.     Knowledge of Delaware law, state government operations and budgeting, and the legislative process.

3.     Experience in conducting studies which includes evaluating operations, programs, services, policies, or procedures to determine efficiency, effectiveness, whether goals and objectives are met, or compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, or procedures.

4.     Experience in developing and analyzing public policies.

5.     Experience in analyzing legislation.

6.     Experience in making recommendations for continuation or changes to operations, programs, services, policies, or procedures based on findings.

7.     Experience in narrative report writing.

 8.   Experience using technology such as Microsoft Office products and video conferencing programs, and an ability to quickly learn new technological applications.


Additional Posting Information

As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by September 30, 2021; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis starting on September 30, 2021; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to health or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices by September 30, 2021.  If hired after September 30, 2021, these certifications or requests must be completed during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice.  More information can be found here. 

A writing sample will be requested at the time of interview. 

Writing Exercise: A writing exercise will be given at the time of interview.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training, or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience or responsibilities, and dates (month and year) of employment or training.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.