Policy Analyst

Location
Annapolis, Maryland
Posted
Jun 14, 2017
Closes
Jul 14, 2017
Ref
Code 05/15 P
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

Office of Policy Analysis

Department of Legislative Services is seeking

POLICY ANALYSTS to work in the LEGISLATION FUNCTION.

SALARY: $54,000 negotiable depending

on experience and qualifications.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

Drafting bills and amendments; researching, analyzing, and revising legislation and statutory law; analyzing proposed regulations; staffing local legislative delegations and other groups; researching

legal and policy issues; preparing correspondence and written reports as assigned or in response to legislative requests; and presenting information to legislators, committees, and others in

formal and informal settings. Analysts develop expertise in specific policy areas (e.g., education, public safety) within their function and through cross-functional policy workgroups with opportunities for changes in functional assignments and policy areas available and encouraged throughout an analyst’s career.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A law degree and a demonstrated interest in public policy or legal/fiscal analysis. Excellent writing, research, and oral communication skills. Strong analytical abilities, including legal analysis and familiarity with basic statistical, mathematical, and financial concepts. Competency with standard computer programs, including word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software. Ability to work both independently and in teams sometimes under extreme time pressures. Availability for extended work hours, including weekend work, during the 90-day legislative session (January – April).

More schedule flexibility is available during the legislative interim (May − December), particularly in the spring and summer months.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Employees of the Department of Legislative Services function on a non-partisan basis and by law may not engage in any partisan political activity at the federal, State, or local level.

Send resume and letter

by June 16, 2017, stating relevant experience, reasons for interest in the position, policy interests, and availability to begin work, to: Department of Legislative Services, Human Resources, 90 State Circle, Room 311, Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1991,

FAX: 410-946-5140 or 301-970-5140,

E-mail: jobs@mlis.state.md.us,

Website: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov,

Code 05/17WP (Required on all Resumes).

NOTE: An exercise assessing writing and basic math/analytical skills is part of the interview

process. A writing sample must be submitted at least 5 business days in advance of the interview and cannot consist of any court filings or journal articles. The Department of Legislative Services is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation, or legislative policy.

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