MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

90 State Circle
Annapolis , MD

POLICY ANALYST

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Annapolis, MD Full-time
Posted on July 20, 2018

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

Office of Policy Analysis

POLICY ANALYST

Salary: $54,000 negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

 

Principal Duties: We are recruiting for policy analysts to work in the following functional areas:

  • Fiscal and Policy Notes – Analyzing the fiscal, economic, legal, and practical effects of legislation and State regulations, and preparing official fiscal estimates of proposed legislation.
  • Legislation – Drafting bills and amendments; researching, analyzing, and revising legislation and statutory law; analyzing proposed regulations; and staffing local legislative delegations.

Duties will vary by function but will involve researching legal and policy issues; preparing correspondence and written reports as assigned or in response to legislative requests; and presenting information to legislators, committees, task forces, and others in formal and informal settings. 

Analysts are responsible for developing expertise in 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 a master’s degree and a demonstrated interest in economic, fiscal, legal, or public policy analysis.  Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Strong analytical abilities, including basic statistical, mathematical, and financial concepts. Competency with standard computer programs, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and graphing software. Ability to work independently, in teams and sometimes under extreme time pressures. Availability for extended work hours, including late night and 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 August 6, 2018, 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://dls.maryland.gov Code 10/18B (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.