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LEGISLATIVE ANALYST II

Date:  Nov 25, 2022
Req ID:  17061
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH
Anticipated Starting Salary:  45,010-72,821

This position is being filled within the Personnel Section of the Bureau of Legislative Research’s Fiscal Division.  The position may be required to function as the Senate Budget Clerk during Budget Hearings and during the Regular and Fiscal Sessions of the Arkansas General Assembly.  An employee work schedule of 8am to 5pm or 8:30am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday will be required.

 

Position grade and salary will depend on experience.  The grade range is GS08-GS09, and the salary range is $45,010-$72,821.

 

POSITION:   Legislative Analyst, Personnel Review Section

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:    The Legislative Analyst is an entry-level position that works under direct supervision of the Administrator of the Personnel Review Section and is responsible for providing nonpartisan review, analysis, and recommendation of requests, policies, and procedures, as well as budgetary or programmatic issues related to personnel and the Uniform Classification and Compensation Act. The Legislative Analyst is responsible for researching and preparing narrative and data-based reports, reviewing and evaluating turnover, classification, grade, and number of positions for assigned state agencies; providing technical assistance related to policy clarification, interpretation, and recommendation to members of the General Assembly; and preparing personnel related legislation, including verification of appropriation bills, amendments, and special language.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Research data as requested by members of the General Assembly and supervisors and prepare reports of findings.
  • Analyze policy issues, prepare reports, and make presentations to legislative committees, professional associations, and other groups as requested or required.
  • Compile personnel reports, including the review and analysis of classifications, grades, turnover, number of positions, and policy issues.
  • Draft, proof, and track personnel-related appropriation bills, amendments, and special language.
  • Provide staff support, including research and presentations, to the Uniform Personnel Classification and Compensation Plan Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council, the Joint Budget Committee and its subcommittees, and the Arkansas Legislative Council/Joint Budget Committee.
  • Be available to members of the General Assembly, state agency staff, and Bureau staff to provide information and assistance regarding policy research issues.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in assigned subject matter areas, including monitoring national policies, policy trends in other states, news items, and emerging developments.
  • Travel as needed to in-state and out-of-state legislative committee meetings.

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Serve as a Joint Budget Committee bill clerk during legislative sessions.
  • Occasional out-of-state travel to seminars or conferences.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as required or assigned by the Administrator for the Personnel Review Section, the Assistant Director for Fiscal Services, and the Director of the Bureau.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process and the functions of state and federal agencies.
  • Knowledge of objective research methodology and diverse information resources.
  • Ability to conduct objective research and data analysis.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Windows Applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to extract and compile information from various sources.
  • Ability to express the results of research in concise written and verbal form.
  • Ability to provide public presentations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with legislators and state administrators.
  • Knowledge of the laws and procedures related to the General Assembly.
  • Ability to work with other section staff to produce cohesive reports, briefs, and memoranda.
  • Ability to communicate with Bureau staff, state agency staff, members of the General Assembly, and members of the public.

 

PRODUCTION STANDARDS:

 

  • Provides accurate and clear policy research and analysis.
  • Adept in communicating with Bureau staff, members of the General Assembly, state agency personnel, and members of the public, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates proficient time management skills, including the ability to complete work under strict time deadlines.
  • Maintains high standard of professional ethics and exercises appropriate discretion with confidential matters.
  • Effectively organizes and monitors the status of projects and work flow.
  • Works cooperatively at problem solving and assists co-workers with a variety of tasks.

Position Information

Class Code: Q079C

Grade: GS09

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00

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