| State of Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office Legislative Fiscal Analyst -Senior Fiscal Analyst Position |
The Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal office is accepting applications for the position of legislative fiscal analyst. The person hired will work with other fiscal office staff to provide support and research to legislators on a variety of fiscal issues including state revenues, taxes, tax expenditures, commerce, and other matters which are part of the work responsibilities of the fiscal office.
Duties include: (1) Use Excel, analytical software and databases and develop models and tools for fiscal impact, economic impact, and cost-benefit analyses. (2) Analyze proposed tax incentives and economic development programs for economic impacts and conduct cost-benefit analyses. (3) Analyze proposed legislation for potential fiscal impacts on state and local governments. (4) Support standing and interim legislative committees. (5) Develop and provide in-service training and orientation for staff and legislators. (6) Perform other duties as assigned.
The Joint Fiscal Office uses a team approach to the extent possible in order to ensure sufficient redundancy and meet legislative needs. Services are provided to members and committees of the General Assembly on a non-partisan basis. The position also involves extensive work with members of the Executive Branch, and regular communication with other states’ fiscal offices, and national research and policy entities.
Skills required include : • writing proficiency, • spreadsheet and complex data analysis skills, • ability to research state and national financial information in order to develop fiscal impact statements on legislation, and • ability to work in a legislative environment with short deadlines.
A master’s degree in economics, business, planning or public administration is highly preferred but not a requirement.
This permanent full time position is considered a state employee with benefits and is exempt from the classified system. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. Longer work hours are expected proceeding and during the legislative session, and as needed during other times of year.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Catherine Benham, Legislative Joint Fiscal Office, One Baldwin Street, Montpelier, Vermont, 05633-5701
The resumes will be reviewed starting on May 22, with the position open until filled.