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The Florida Legislature
Health Market Reform Subcommittee

Job Title

Policy Chief - Health Market Reform Subcommittee

General Summary

This is responsible work at an advanced level functioning as a senior advisor and expert to the chair of a subcommittee requiring the ability to perform complex analytical tasks on which state policy may be based. An employee in a position allocated to this classification sets priorities, focuses direction of research, monitors work progress, and coordinates final reports, legislation, and correspondence for a subcommittee.
Generally, this position will work in policy areas related to health care facility regulation, commercial health insurance, and government health coverage programs.


Examples of Work Performed

  • Conceptualizes and conducts studies related to subject area policy, prepares legislation to solve problems identified by the subcommittee chair, other subcommittee members, subcommittee staff, and the public.
  • Plans and coordinates the preparation of research projects and other major subcommittee documents.
  • Consults and maintains communication with agencies and organizations to identify issues which require legislative attention.
  • Coordinates the planning of the subcommittee meetings with chair and staff and presents subcommittee findings when appropriate.
  • Maintains oversight on executive branch agencies within jurisdictional area and investigates operations which deviate from an expected or statutory norm.
  • Prepares or reviews written and oral communication initiated in response to inquiries from Legislators, subcommittee or unit staff, and the public.
  • Maintains a high level of expertise in subcommittee subject area and monitors all significant changes and activities.
  • Briefs legislators verbally or in writing on issues to be discussed in committee, on the floor, or with constituents.
  • May select, train, discipline, and evaluate the performance of staff employees.
  • Assists in planning workloads, workflows, deadlines, work objectives, and time utilization with employees.
  • Prepares necessary subcommittee reports and budget documents. Participates in formulating and implementing policies and procedures for the subcommittee.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research.
  • Knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of Florida state government, legislative rules, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the subject matter under the jurisdiction of the subcommittee.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and management.
  • 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 deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and make presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct work, and evaluate results and alternative strategies.
  • Ability to utilize research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to process large amounts of information from diverse sources and to integrate that information into logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials.
  • Ability to be resourceful and act independently.
  • Ability to organize and implement sound management skills which result in an effective coordinated function.
  • Ability to do short- and long-range program project planning.
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to assess budgetary needs.
  • Ability to formulate policies.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to train others.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and seven years of professional administrative, research, policy analysis, or program planning and evaluation experience.

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 Range is commensurate with experience. The Legislature provides competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Submission of Application

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

The Florida House of Representatives
House Administration
Attn: Lawanda Williams
402 S Monroe St, Suite 1201
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300

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.