Office of Legislative Services
Notice of Vacancy
Title: Fiscal Analyst or Counsel
Location: Office of Legislative Services, Central Management Unit
State House Annex, West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey
Salary: $61,269.10 - $81,486.48
The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) operates under the jurisdiction of the Legislative Services Commission, a 16-member bipartisan panel with equal representation from each of the two Houses of the Legislature. The Commission establishes general operating and budgetary policies for OLS, appoints its primary officers (Executive Director, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, and Director of Public Information), and delegates authority for day-to-day operations and personnel actions to the Executive Director. The OLS consists of the following units: Administrative, Central Management, Data Management, Human Resources, Legislative Budget and Finance Office, Legislative Counsel, Public Information, and the State Auditor.
As non-partisan employees of the Legislature, members of the OLS staff are prohibited from engaging in political activity or taking a public position with regard to any matter before the Legislature.
Description: Provides professional services for legislators, legislative staff, and legislative committees and commissions after an initial period of instruction to obtain a working knowledge of legislative operations, OLS policies, manuals, and procedures. Works under the direct supervision of a section chief or higher-titled staff. Conducts research and provides analysis on issues and policy matters of legislative concern. Drafts, reviews, and analyzes legislation. Provides research, drafting, and administrative support to legislative committees and commissions. Communicates with legislators, legislative staff, and superiors, both in private and in a public setting, and with State and local officials and public and private representatives. Reviews, analyzes, and reports on budget requests of State agencies; identifies fiscal issues and prepares background papers on issues or budget alternatives. Prepares fiscal notes and estimates. Reviews, analyzes, and recommends action on requests for transfers of appropriations. Maintains accessible fiscal reference data and files required for performance of assigned work. Counsels also conduct legal research and write legal opinions.
Education: Fiscal analyst title: Master's degree in public policy, public or business administration, economics, finance, accounting or a related field.
Counsel title: Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and admission to the New Jersey Bar.
Experience: 2-5 years' experience in fiscal or legal research and analysis.
Preferred Experience: 2-5 years' experience in fiscal or legal research and analysis with a concentration on federal and State taxation.
Residency: Pursuant to the "New Jersey First Act," all persons hired by the Office of Legislative Services shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. Current New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the Office of Legislative Services or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the Act.
Please respond by: February 20, 2019
Cover letter, resume and three writing samples* should be forwarded to:
Christin Knox, Director of Human Resources
Office of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
PO Box 068
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
*Writing samples should be the applicant's own work (not have been co-written, edited, or proofed by others) and should demonstrate the ability to research and express complex matters clearly. Applicant's name must be reflected on each page of all writing samples.
Posted: January 30, 2019
The Office of Legislative Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer