Legislative Analyst

The Office of the Illinois House Minority Leader is seeking professionals to fill analyst positions in the Research and Appropriations unit of the Office located in Springfield, IL. The Research and Appropriations unit consists of approximately 20 analysts and support personnel. The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organize their workload. Typical work hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on non-session days. General responsibilities of Legislative analysts include but are not limited to:

  • Working with legislators to research policy propositions and, in consultation with attorneys at the Legislative Reference Bureau, draft legislative proposals into bill form
  • Utilizing the Illinois General Assembly website tracking legislation throughout the legislative process, including running queries and reports
  • Using a standardized template to analyze legislation and state agency budget proposals in assigned policy/issue area, including updating analyses as legislation goes through the legislative process
  • Work closely with State Agency Liaisons and lobbyists for feedback and positions on legislation
  • Staffing House Committees, which consists of preparing legislators for committee and monitoring parliamentary procedure
  • Providing policy support to legislators during debate on the House Floor
  • Work with legislators and district office staff to address constituent questions and concerns

The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organize their workload.

Hours: Most days, work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, those hours may be extended from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on days when the House of Representatives meets for legislative session, usually during the months of January through May, and two weeks in the Fall. Additionally, late evenings and occasional weekends may be required during Session. In recent years, Session days have numbered as few as 35 and as many as 70 per year.

Location: Springfield, Illinois

Salary: $45,000 minimum starting salary

Education:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred but is not required.

Qualified candidates for the Legislative Analyst position must possess the following:

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent reading comprehension skill and ability to distill complex policy and budget proposals into brief summaries
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Self-sufficiency and strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

This full-time position offers expansive State of Illinois benefits:

  • Defined benefit pension plan with  immediate service credit in the State Employee Retirement System
  • Multiple health plan options for health, dental, vision and life insurance benefits 
  • Deferred Compensation Program
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Programs
  • Vacation and Sick Days

Use the form below to inquire about the position and upload your resume:

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