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The Florida Legislature
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

Job Title

Senior Legislative Analyst (OPPAGA)

General Summary

OPPAGA is seeking a Senior Legislative Analyst. The analyst will serve as a technical expert conducting research studies, program evaluations, and policy analyses of public programs and agencies. Senior legislative analysts are expected to show a high degree of proficiency in conducting and managing program evaluations and policy analyses, demonstrate strong writing and presentation skills, and develop substantive knowledge of Florida state government operations and the legislative process.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Conducting policy research of issues of importance to the Florida Legislature;
  • Researching laws and professional literature;
  • Interviewing agency and legislative staff;
  • Conducting focus groups and other forms of qualitative information gathering;
  • Designing and administering surveys;
  • Reviewing and analyzing agency records;
  • Collecting and analyzing quantitative data in manual and electronic formats, including the use of statistical software as necessary;
  • Identifying and drafting policy alternatives;
  • Writing grammatically correct and accurate reports that communicate concise results; and
  • Making presentations to legislators and legislative committees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in designing and executing research to develop a documented basis for policy analyses, program evaluations, management reviews, budget analyses, or similar technical reviews;
  • Understanding of principles of governmental organization, budgeting, and accountability;
  • Experience as an effective contributor to a work team;
  • Experience using word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software, preferably Microsoft versions (WORD, POWERPOINT, and EXCEL); and
  • Experience writing for and/or testifying before high-level executives or elected public officials expressing sensitive conclusions and recommendations based on statistical and financial data.
  • Knowledge and experience may be demonstrated through graduate-level training and/or previous successful employment in positions such as legislative budget analyst, legislative or agency program evaluator, management or financial consultant, stock or bond analyst, or certified public accountant.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five 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.


Commensurate with experience.
Excellent employee benefits package.
This position is not eligible for remote work.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Submission of Application

For more information on OPPAGA and its application process and requirements, see OPPAGA’s website ( With the completed legislative application, please provide a cover letter addressed to Ms. Kara Collins-Gomez, OPPAGA Coordinator, that highlights how your training and experience have prepared you for a position with OPPAGA and how OPPAGA would fit into your career plans. A resume can also be included with your application. These materials should be submitted electronically to
For questions, contact Claire K. Mazur at 850-717-0575 or email

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.