Ways & Means Committee - Fiscal Analyst
Company: Washington State Senate Committee Services
Posted on: June 19, 2022
Senate Committee Services (SCS) provides professional
nonpartisan research, fiscal and policy analysis, and
administrative support services to each member of the Washington
State Senate and its committees. For more information on SCS,
please visit our website at:
SCS is seeking candidates for a Fiscal Analyst position with the .
The specific assignment is likely to include general government
related agencies, statewide elected officials, and the judicial
branch. This is a full-time, nonpartisan position, exempt from
SCS provides nonpartisan staff support to the members and
committees of the Washington State Senate in Olympia, Washington.
Reviewing and evaluating operating budget requests submitted by
state agencies and the Governor.
Creating and manipulating complex fiscal models to assess costs and
alternatives of budget proposals.
Developing thorough understanding of agency revenues and
expenditures using tools and reports to extract data from statewide
accounting and budgeting systems.
Being an expert-level resource to Senators on assigned agency
programs, activities, and budgets.
Analyzing legislation with fiscal impact and following the progress
of bills through the legislative process.
Drafting bills, amendments, and other legislative documents.
Developing and evaluating policy alternatives to assist Senators in
meeting their goals.
Presenting legislation and other budgetary matters to the
Developing appropriate professional relationships with state agency
staff and interest groups.
Desirable qualifications include:
Experience with or knowledge of public sector budgeting and
procedures is desired but not required.
Excellent analytical, quantitative, writing, problem solving, and
oral communication skills.
A creative, flexible, and service-oriented approach to work.
Capability to handle the complex, difficult situations that are
common in the fast-paced, results-oriented, high-pressure
Proficiency in multiple computer applications, including
applications involving complex spreadsheets and databases for
fiscal/budget modeling purposes, word processing software,
presentation applications, and online research.
Ability to develop methods or models to analyze and evaluate fiscal
impacts of policy proposals using available information and data.
Ability to understand and assess the quality and methodology of
fiscal analyses created by others.
Knowledge of the legislative process.
Proven ability to perform high-quality, objective research and
analysis in a position requiring high levels of self-direction.
Willingness to work the long, irregular hours that are common
during a legislative session.
A master's degree in public administration, business
administration, political science, economics, or allied field is
desirable but not required.
The Legislature meets annually on the second Monday in January in
the Capitol Building in Olympia. Regular legislative sessions take
place January through March in even-numbered years and January
through April in odd-numbered years. Special legislative sessions
occur as needed. Permanent staff work year-round supporting the
Senate and its members. Long and irregular hours are required
during the legislative session, including evening and weekend work.
When the Legislature is not in session, flexible schedule options
This position works in-person in Olympia during the legislative
session. When the Legislature is not in session, remote work is
supported, except when needed to be in-person for training or
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salaries for professional legislative staff are competitive. The
salary range for this position is $75,000 - $113,000 annually
depending on experience and qualifications. The Senate offers a
comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and
long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, military,
bereavement, and civil leave; ten paid holidays per year; a state
retirement plan; deferred compensation; healthcare flexible
spending account; dependent care assistance; infant at work policy,
optional credit unions and savings bonds; and tuition
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the application form accessed on the webpage. All
application materials should be submitted by Monday, June 27, 2022.
Applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible
as screening, interviewing, and selection will begin immediately.
Phone contact: Liza Weeks at (phone number removed).
Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application
process or requiring information in an alternative format may
contact the Senate Human Resource Officer at (phone number removed)
The Senate is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin,
sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity or
expression, religion, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran
or military status, retaliation, or the use of a service animal by
a person with a disability.
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