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Senate Committee on Health Policy

Job Title

Chief Legislative Analyst - Committee on Health Policy

General Summary

This is complex work functioning as a senior technical expert to a legislative committee, Legislators, and the public on the subject matter under the jurisdiction of the committee. An employee in a position allocated to this class provides lead staff support for a subcommittee (when applicable) and is responsible for working on major pieces of legislation and research projects. Work is subject only to broad policies, principles, and guidelines.

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.
  • Drafts legislation in response to research findings or in response to individuals and amendments to legislation at the direction of Legislators’ requests.
  • Assists in planning full committee and/or subcommittee meeting agendas, speakers, presentations, and materials in concert with the staff director and the committee and/or subcommittee chair. May assist the chair of the subcommittee in conducting the subcommittee meeting.
  • Monitors and coordinates the progress of committee legislation through committees of reference and on the floor and assists the chair in expediting the progress of the legislation.
  • 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, conducts, and/or directs research projects and performs legislatively mandated studies.
  • Prepares oral and written reports on research and committee work such as end of session committee reports, interim projects, and oversight reports which include recommendations for legislative action.
  • Keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting areas of responsibility by collecting resource materials, attending workshops, reading industry publications, maintaining contacts with national and state organizations, communicating with agency personnel and the public.
  • Provides technical assistance and direction to other staff; performs management functions as directed by the staff director; and may perform the duties of the staff director in the staff director’s absence.
  • Utilizes a computer to perform word processing, database management, and/or spreadsheet applications.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research methods.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • Knowledge of Florida state government, legislative rules, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the subject matter under the jurisdiction of the committee.
  • 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 deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of Legislators, their staff, and the public.
  • Ability to organize and implement sound management skills which result in an effective coordinated function.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the efficient internal functioning of the committee staff.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth, carefully documented and credible analysis under minimal supervision within established deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • 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 six 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.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

Office of Senate Administration
RE:  Health and Policy Chief Legislative Analyst
Suite 225, Knott Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL  32399-1100

Or e-mail to: SenateAdministration@flsenate.gov

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.