House Legislative Analyst (Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee)

Date:  May 30, 2024
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 812263 

Agency: Florida Legislature

Working Title: House Legislative Analyst (Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee)

Pay Plan: Legislature

Salary:  0.00 

 

 

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The Florida Legislature
The Florida House of Representatives

 

Job Title:

Legislative Analyst (Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee)

 

Working Title

Budget Specialist

 

General Summary

This is complex work functioning as a technical expert to a legislative committee, legislators, and the public on the subject matter under the jurisdiction of the committee. Under limited supervision of the staff director and committee members, the legislative analyst applies this expertise when researching and preparing staff analyses, spreadsheets, reports, legislation, and amendments; and responding to inquiries.

An employee in a position allocated to this class performs all duties and responsibilities of the job at an advanced level. Work involves investigating new approaches, conducting studies of a theoretical nature, and analyzing and evaluating complex tangible data to determine trends or achieve specific objectives or goals on very complex projects.

 

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Pursuant to sections 112.3144 and 112.3145, F.S., this position is required to electronically file a Form 1 – Statement of Financial Interests with the Florida Commission on Ethics within 30 days of hire.

 

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 legislation and amendments to legislation at the direction of the committee chair, committee members, and other legislators.
  • Assists in planning full committee and/or subcommittee meetings to include agenda, speakers, presentations, and materials.
  • Monitors and coordinates the progress of committee legislation through committees of reference and on the floor.
  • Monitors the implementation of legislation in the Executive and Judicial Branches to ascertain that legislative intent is met.
  • 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 and performs legislatively mandated studies.
  • Prepares oral and written reports and/or spreadsheets on research and committee work such as end of session committee reports, interim projects, and oversight reports which include recommendations for legislative action.
  • Provides information and problem-solving assistance to legislators, their constituents, and the public.
  • Prepares letters, summaries, talk-sheets or speeches, reports, and informational memoranda on committee issues at the request of the committee chair, other legislators or staff director.
  • Keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting assigned area of responsibility by collecting resource materials, attending workshops and conferences, reading industry publications, communicating with agency personnel, and the public.
  • Assists in the coordination of the work of the administrative assistant, legislative intern, and other staff members.
  • Serves as liaison with State agencies.
  • Operates a computer to perform word processing, database management, and/or spreadsheet applications.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in Excel and spreadsheet applications.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research.
  • 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 verbally 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 Legislators, their staff, and the public.
  • 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 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.
  • Ability to supervise people.

 

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and five 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 with education appropriations and/or policy.

 

Salary

Commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

This position is not eligible for remote work.

 

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

 

Submission of Application

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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


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