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OPPAGA Legislative Policy Analyst - Production and Quality Assurance

Date:  Mar 17, 2023


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General Summary

Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) is seeking a Legislative Policy Analyst. The analyst will serve as a technical expert conducting research studies, program evaluations, and policy analyses of public programs and agencies. A Production and Quality Assurance Legislative Policy Analyst is expected to show a high degree of proficiency in conducting program evaluations and policy analyses, demonstrate strong writing and presentation skills, including the design, composition, and reproduction of variety of graphics materials, including charts, diagrams, and pictures, and develop substantive knowledge of Florida state government operations and the legislative process. In addition, this analyst performs work on quality assurance, proofreading and formatting products.


Examples of Work Performed

  • Possesses technical knowledge of appropriate research methodology to effectively and accurately evaluate a state agency or program administered by the agency 
  • Collects, analyzes, and summarizes data on programs and policies administered by state agencies using library resources, personal interviews, telephone surveys, written surveys, budget documents, agency annual reports, and available data bases 
  • Prepares concise and accurate written summaries of the data gathered on state agency operations or programs 
  • Conceptualizes issues, analyzes and synthesizes information, and consistently develops clear messages in written products 
  • Transforms verbal and written information into graphics, charts, diagrams, pictures, and other visuals. 
  • Designs and prepares graphics for reports, memos and other products; arranges contents in the most effective manner for presentation 
  • Performs research work in securing factual information relating to the subject matter of assigned graphics, charts, diagrams, pictures, and other visuals. 
  • Participates as part of a team in developing research reports, presenting results to legislators, legislative staff, and other groups 
  • Confers with supervisor regarding methods of design for various projects 
  • Demonstrates ingenuity and curiosity


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research.
  • Knowledge and expertise in assigned policy areas.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. 
  • Knowledge of Florida state government, legislative rules, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of research and analysis techniques.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, and organization.
  • Skill in program evaluation, policy analysis, and performance auditing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to take action in situations that lack clear direction.
  • Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure on multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with legislators, legislative staff, and other constituents.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • 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 maintain 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 with training in policy analysis and research methods.

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.



Commensurate with experience.

The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.


Submission of Application

For more information on OPPAGA and its application process and requirements, see OPPAGA’s website ( With the completed legislative application, please provide a resume and a cover letter addressed to Ms. PK Jameson, OPPAGA Coordinator, that highlights how your training and experience have prepared you for a position with OPPAGA and how OPPAGA would fit into your career plans.  These materials should be submitted electronically to  


For questions, contact Claire K. Mazur at 850-717-0575, or email


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.


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