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NC - Fiscal Analyst

  • 1.  NC - Fiscal Analyst

    Posted 10-12-2022 07:16 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 10-12-2022 07:16 PM

    Job Description

    ***Recruitment Range: $60,000  $80,000 Annually***

    Please Note: This is a continuous posting - Previous applicants need not reapply.

    Description of Work:

    The Fiscal Research Division (FRD) seeks dynamic individuals with strong analytical skills who excel under pressure. FRD Analysts are nonpartisan and serve as the primary budget and finance staff to the North Carolina General Assembly's 170 members, as well as its funding and policy committees. The budget issues are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas.

    The General Assembly offers competitive salaries with opportunities for promotion and professional development. FRD Analysts, along with other General Assembly nonpartisan staff, have a unique opportunity to provide counsel to policymakers and participate directly in the policy development process. In addition, they regularly present to public committees and work with State agencies to implement legislation.

    Fiscal Analyst I Job Duties:

    • Working directly with legislators to develop the State's budget and other legislation
    • Analyzing and presenting information on existing and/or proposed programs and policies
    • Providing accurate and reliable data and analysis
    • Making presentations and answering legislators' questions in public committee meetings
    • Developing options to improve program efficiency and effectiveness
    • Composing analyses on the fiscal impact of proposed legislation
    • Collaborating closely with teammates and colleagues to support the legislative process
    • Monitoring agency actions to ensure compliance with legislative intent
    • Working objectively and impartially and adhering to strict confidentiality requirements

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities/Competencies:

    To meet the duties outlined above, candidates should be flexible, highly motivated thinkers and communicators. In addition, we seek candidates who demonstrate the following:

    • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain composure under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, colleagues, and the public on a daily basis
    • Clear and concise oral and written presentation skills
    • Aptitude for providing high-quality policy analysis and advice
    • Willingness and ability to work extended schedules and to provide on-call support
    • Comfort and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or similar products

    Management prefers individuals who are:

    • Energized about public policy and delivering nonpartisan, objective analysis
    • Creative problem solvers
    • Skilled at quantitative analysis
    • Excellent writers
    • Equally capable of successfully working independently or in a team environment
    • Proficient public speakers

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Education & Experience: We will only consider candidates with either:
      1. A bachelor's degree plus three years' experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy–related setting; or,
      2. A master's degree plus one year of experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy–related setting.
    Work experience (internships, client projects, etc.) accumulated while in an academic setting can be applied to meet the experience requirements. Candidates anticipating the completion of a relevant master's degree by May 2022 are encouraged to apply, provided that they meet all other requirements.
    • Public Policy Background: Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of government functions and experience performing programmatic analyses.
    • Computer SkillsCandidates will be expected to demonstrate Microsoft Excel and Word proficiency in any potential in-person interview.

    Supplemental and Contact Information:

    ***NC General Assembly Positions are NOT SUBJECT to the State Human Resources Act***

    Applicant Instructions:

    To apply for the Fiscal Analyst I position, submit the North Carolina General Assembly application and supporting documents through the NC General Assembly website: https://careers.ncleg.gov/

    To be considered for this position, applicants must include a copy of the following documents when submitting the online application:

    1. A fully completed North Carolina General Assembly Application
    2. A detailed cover letter, in which the applicant must address:
    a) All the requirements, preferences, and competencies listed above
    b) Employment and/or educational experience relevant to the position
    c) Why the applicant is interested in joining the FRD
    1. A current résumé (maximum length – 2 pages)

    Please Note the Following:

    • Application must be completed in its entirety, including detailed education and work history.
    • The application system will not allow for any corrections or attached documents once the applicant has submitted their application. The applicant may "save" their progress until the closing date, but please ensure all revisions and attachments are correct before submission.

    All applicant materials will be carefully reviewed for content and completeness.

    Agency Contact Information

    For additional information or questions about this vacancy announcement, please contact:

    John Poteat or Katherine Tamer, Fiscal Analysts

    Fiscal Research Division

    (919) 733-4910