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MN - Program Evaluator (Budget Analyst I)

  • 1.  MN - Program Evaluator (Budget Analyst I)

    Posted 18 days ago

    The Legislative Budget Office (LBO) is seeking to fill up to two program evaluator
    positions. The positions are limited term, two-year appointments. These are full-time
    positions. The program evaluator enjoys rewarding work applying program evaluation
    methods to support the Minnesota Legislature in evaluating tax expenditure policies
    including tax incentives, tax credits, and tax exemptions.


    To ensure consideration, applications should be received by May 16, 2024. Interested
    applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume to the LBO Program
    Evaluator Search Committee at lcc@lcc.mn.gov or mail to LBO Program Evaluator
    Search Committee, Legislative Coordinating Commission, 658 Cedar St., Centennial
    Building, 1st Floor, St. Paul, MN 55155. If you have specific questions, please contact
    Christian Larson at Christian.Larson@lbo.mn.gov.


    The LBO program evaluator supports the Minnesota Legislature by contributing as an
    essential member of the LBO team through:
    • Providing quantitative and qualitative analysis to perform evaluations of tax
    expenditures.
    • Researching the legislative record to identify the policy objective of tax
    expenditures.
    • Presenting finding to the Minnesota Tax Expenditure Review Commission.
    • Contributing to the development of the Tax Expenditure Review Commission
    Annual Report.


    The Legislative Budget Office will determine the starting salary based on the successful
    applicant's qualifications and experience. The recruitment range for the position is
    $74,100 to $92,000. The level offered will be based upon an assessment of the
    candidate's level of experience. 

    A complete position description is available on the Legislative Coordinating Commission's
    Employment Opportunities webpage (https://www.lcc.mn.gov/jobs/) or call 651-284-6436 to
    request a copy. For more information regarding the LBO, visit the LBO website.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Two years of experience in program evaluation or policy analysis role. A
    graduate level degree in a relevant field may substitute for the two-year
    experience requirement.
    • Knowledge and experience with evaluation research methods.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Non-partisan background and ability to act impartially, in a politically neutral
    manner.


    Desired Qualifications:
    • Advanced degree in public policy, public administration, program evaluation,
    statistics, or social sciences.
    • Experience working in state or federal tax research.
    • Statistical software programing


    Why work for the LBO?
    The LBO is committed to building a staff complement that includes diverse perspectives
    and backgrounds. The LBO plays a meaningful role in the legislative process and
    provides elected officials with objective and nonpartisan analysis needed to make
    informed decisions. The Minnesota Legislature offers a benefits package including low
    cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, other optional
    insurance, optional pre-tax spending accounts, paid sick leave, and paid holidays. 

    Comprehensive Benefit Package
    The State of Minnesota offers exceptional benefits including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, other optional insurance, optional pretax spending accounts, paid holidays, and paid sick leave. Paid vacation leave and floating holidays would be accrued upon completion of six months of service.

    The LBO recognizes there are key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life balance. These benefits, in addition to your salary, make up your total compensation. 

    An Equal Opportunity/ADA employer



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    Rosie Lackner
    Human Resources Director
    Legislative Coordinating Commission
    Saint Paul MN
    (651) 296-6042
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