The Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis, a nonpartisan research and support staff to the Indiana General Assembly, is accepting applications for a fiscal/program analyst, including a senior-level fiscal/program analyst. Expertise in subject areas relating to K-12 education, Medicaid, health insurance, and state and local taxation are preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities of a fiscal/program analyst include:
(1) Developing economic, financial, and/or statistical models.
(2) Assembling databases using accepted data sources and techniques.
(3) Analyzing proposed legislation for potential fiscal impact on state and local governments.
(4) Preparing fiscal notes on proposed legislation which communicate in writing the fiscal impact analysis of the proposed legislation.
(5) Analyzing programs and policies of state and local government using statistical modeling, data analysis, program evaluation, and economic and financial analysis techniques.
(6) Collaborating with other fiscal analysts to prepare fiscal notes and conduct fiscal project research.
(7) Assisting in the preparation of reports and publications.
(8) Serving as the fiscal analyst for legislative standing committees.
(9) Serving as fiscal analyst for legislative interim study committees.
In addition, the duties and responsibilities of a senior-level fiscal/program analyst include:
(1) Serving as the lead fiscal analyst for legislative standing committees, including the House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee, or Senate Appropriations Committee.
(2) Serving as lead staff for legislative interim study committees.
(3) Developing and providing in-service training and orientation for staff and legislators.
(4) Serving as a project leader supervising project research being conducted by a team of fiscal analysts.
Minimum Qualifications: The skills and educational background that must be possessed by a successful candidate include the following:
(1) A Master's degree in economics, public policy, public administration, business administration, or other comparable field of study.
(2) Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
(3) Proficiency in economics, statistics, public finance, and policy analysis.
(4) Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
(5) The ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a manner which can clearly and efficiently convey relevant information to legislators, legislative staff, state and local officials and administrators, and interested parties.
(6) A willingness to expand expertise into various subject areas including taxation, health and human services, corrections, court matters, economic development, environmental matters, education, state and local government, energy and utilities, public safety, transportation, employment and labor matters, and regulation.
(7) The ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position (outlined above) with some orientation and ongoing supervision or guidance by the Director or Deputy Director, or a senior-level fiscal/program analyst.
In addition, the skills and educational background that must be possessed by a successful candidate at the senior-level include a Master's degree in economics, public policy, public administration, public health, business administration, or other comparable field of study and significant relevant experience; or a Ph.D. in economics, public policy, public administration, business administration, or other comparable field of study and relevant experience or special expertise.
Salary Range: Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.
Application Process: Applications (consisting of a letter of interest and resume) should be submitted in hard copy or by e-mail to:
Jessica Harmon, Director Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis 200 W. Washington St., Suite 301 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2789 Phone: (317) 232-9854 E-Mail: email@example.com
Note: An exercise assessing writing and basic analytical skills are a part of the interview process.