Policy Analyst/Budget Analysis

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Annapolis, MD4.4

Full-time
Salary: $55,000, negotiable depending on experience and qualifications

Principal Duties:
We are recruiting for policy analysts to work in the budget function: evaluating operating and capital budgets of State agencies, including use of revenue, spending, and performance data to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of State programs. Duties will involve researching 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 are responsible for specific policy areas (e.g., education, public safety) within their function and through cross-functional policy workgroups. Opportunities for changes in functional assignments and policy areas are available and encouraged throughout an analyst’s career.

Qualifications:
A law degree or master’s degree and a demonstrated interest in economic, fiscal, or public policy analysis. Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Strong analytical skills, including experience applying statistical, mathematical, and financial concepts through database, spreadsheet, budget, and financial data analysis. Competency with standard computer programs, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and graphing software. GIS experience desirable. Ability to work independently, in teams, and sometimes under extreme time pressures.
Availability for extended work hours, including weekend work, during the 90-day legislative session (January – mid-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 nonpartisan basis and by law may not engage in partisan political activity at any time at the federal, State, or local level. The department offers a collegial and stimulating multidisciplinary environment for persons motivated to provide nonpartisan support to Maryland’s legislative and policy-making process.
Send resume and letter by April 16, 2019, stating relevant experience, reasons for interest in the position, policy interests, preference for assignment, 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
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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 legal document or journal article.

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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