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OR - Senior Legislative Analyst

  • 1.  OR - Senior Legislative Analyst

    Posted 04-19-2024 11:38 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 04-19-2024 11:38 AM

    The Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO) is seeking a Senior Legislative Fiscal Analyst to join its team of subject matter experts. The Senior Legislative Fiscal Analyst is primarily focused on providing budget analysis and recommendations. This position is experienced in the legislative process and collaborates with agency management, elected officials, and stakeholders on budget development and fiscal issues.

    LFO provides nonpartisan, permanent, professional analytical services to the Legislative Assembly.  The mission of the office is to promote state fiscal accountability through comprehensive research, analysis, and recommendations on the state's biennial budget. LFO evaluates state expenditures, program administration, and agency organization to assist in development of the Legislature's adopted balanced budget; prepares fiscal impact statements on legislative measures; and provides staff support to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Emergency Board, and several other legislative committees.

    LFO employees currently have the flexibility to work according to a hybrid in-person and remote work schedule during the periods between legislative sessions and interim committee meetings. During legislative sessions and periods when interim committees meet, staff work solely onsite in the State Capitol building to carry out the duties of their positions.

    The work history and experience of the ideal candidate will include:

    Knowledge of:

    • Budget development principles, budget policy and processes
    • Government finance, accounting and auditing principles and practices
    • State agency operations and programs
    • Agency revenue and expenditure categories
    • State and federal laws governing state programs and budgets
    • Legislative processes, practices, and rules
    • Expenditure trends, administrative rules process, state employee classification and compensation, and contracting practices and rules
    • State financial, budget, and position control systems, including the State Financial Management System, Oregon Budget Information Tracking System (ORBITS), Workday, Oregon Legislative Information System, and Fiscal Impact and Staff Measure Summary Systems

    Skill in:

    • Problem solving and critical thinking
    • Effective verbal and written communication
    • Time management and planning
    • Analyzing program outcomes, trends, and budget status

    Ability to: 

    • Quantify and describe budget policy change proposals, alternatives, and recommendations
    • Calculate and model estimated resource needs and alternatives
    • Compile and summarize information from multiple sources
    • Interpret and apply statutes, administrative rules, and constitutional provisions
    • Remain unbiased and nonpartisan
    • Present information to committees and make recommendations for changes in statutes, policies, procedures, budgets, staffing and performance measurements
    • Work independently, under extreme time pressures and in a highly demanding environment

    We invite you to review the position description below; if your work history and expertise align with the position, we encourage you to apply.

    To view the position description in its entirety, please click here.


    Your application must demonstrate:

    • A ​Bachelor's degree AND
    • Five (5) to seven (7) years of related experience.

    * An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to demonstrate ability to perform the duties of the position.

    Please attach a resume and cover letter that clearly states your experience and how it is applicable to this position.  As part of your cover letter, please write up to two additional pages addressing the following questions:

    • What value does the Legislative Fiscal Office's nonpartisan status add to the legislative process and development of Oregon's legislatively adopted budget?
    • What are three important challenges facing the State of Oregon over the next two years?

    Applications received without both documents may not be considered. 

    Please use the following link to submit your application:

    Oregon Job Opportunities (myworkdayjobs.com)

    Aimee Steketee
    HR Analyst
    Oregon State Legislature
    Salem OR
    (503) 986-1359