The Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee of the Virginia General Assembly is seeking two skilled and highly motivated individuals to join its professional, non-partisan staff. The Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee handles all tax policy and retirement legislation, as well as legislation that impacts state and local revenue and state program costs. The Committee is responsible for evaluation and development of the state biennial budget for the Senate of Virginia.
The successful candidates will work in a team setting and regularly interact with legislators and other high-level decision makers in state and local government and the private sector.
Primary responsibilities for these positions include analysis and year-round monitoring of agency programs and operations in the assigned areas of the state budget, provide assistance to Senate Finance and Appropriations subcommittees in evaluating and developing the biennial budget for the assigned areas, and fiscal analysis of proposed legislation that impacts the relevant programs. Experience in the budget policy areas of higher education, K-12 education, transportation, and/or public safety is a plus, but is not required.
Desirable skills for these positions include strong quantitative skills, to include statistical and forecasting capability; the ability to handle multiple assignments with a high degree of accuracy and with minimum supervision; and the ability to meet tight deadlines, particularly during the legislative session. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.
Individuals with a bachelor's degree and at least five years of experience in state, local or federal budget and/or policy analysis, with strong quantitative skills, are invited to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who have obtained a master's degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, economics or other related field.
Candidates without at least five years' experience, but who possess relevant government budget and/or policy analysis experience, may be considered for a junior position.
The salary for these responsible, highly visible positions is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A full range of fringe benefits is also provided.
Applicants for these positions should apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ by 11:59 p.m. on July 30, 2021. Faxed, emailed or hand-delivered applications or resumes will not be accepted and will not substitute for a complete state application.
Applications are required to include (1) a cover letter explaining qualifications, (2) a resume, and (3) a recent work-related writing sample to complete their application. Submissions that do not include all three components will not be considered.
Application review will begin July 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. EEO.