Policy Analyst

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel offers a nonpartisan, collaborative, professional, and flexible work environment. Employees must reside in Utah. Policy Analysts must work at the Capitol, in person, for the Legislature’s annual General Session (January-March). Remote working opportunities are available outside of the General Session (April-December).

The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, a nonpartisan office serving the Utah Legislature, is seeking a full-time Policy Analyst. A Policy Analyst conducts plays an important role in the policy-making process by conducting public policy research and analysis for individual legislators and legislative committees, commissions, and task forces.

Policy Analysts must be able to maintain neutrality and objectivity, regardless of their personal beliefs: specifically, she/he must be able to work with legislators with different party affiliations, opinions, and political philosophies, and be able to conduct objective analysis on various public policy positions. Additionally, Policy Analysts must be able to work in a team environment with legislative attorneys and other legislative staff who have varying areas of expertise and experience.

Example of Duties

Research and conduct in-depth policy analysis
Identify and communicate policy options during the development of draft legislation
Staff legislative committees
Advise legislators on the application of legislative rules and process
Prepare policy briefs, memoranda, briefing papers, and presentations
Track relevant federal and state legislation

Typical Qualifications
A candidate for employment as Policy Analyst must:

have a master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, or a closely related discipline;
demonstrate superior research and writing skills;
demonstrate superior organizational and analytical skills;
possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team;
possess the ability to work with a variety of people in an unbiased manner;
possess the ability to use sound professional judgement in a political environment;
be able to work extended hours during the legislative session, on interim days, and as needed throughout the year; and
be nonpartisan.

Supplemental Information
SALARY: The starting range for this job is $38.30 to $50.00 per hour, plus comprehensive medical, dental, leave, and retirement benefits. The selected candidate’s starting salary will be commensurate with their education and professional experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit a cover letter and resume via email no later than 6 p.m. MST on Sunday, November 13, 2022 to hr@le.utah.gov. Incomplete applications will not be considered.