The JBC staff includes thirteen analysts, two support staff, and a Staff Director. Each analyst is responsible for specific agencies or portions of agencies and individually presents analysis and recommendations to the Committee in a public forum. Because all documents and presentations are public, successful analysts require quality writing and public speaking skills.
All analysts have bachelor’s degrees; the majority also have advanced degrees. The analysts represent an array of backgrounds and experience. The office does not hire analysts based on specific topics or interest, and a broad interest in state government and public policy is necessary. This design allows individual analysts to work with a wide variety of agencies and public policy issues during their time with the JBC Staff.
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Legislative Budget Analyst
As part of the non-partisan budget staff to the Colorado State Legislature's Joint Budget Committee, Legislative Budget Analysts review the management, operations, programs, and fiscal needs of state agencies. Each Analyst makes fiscal and policy recommendations to legislators in a public setting. The position requires strong quantitative and analytical skills, proven written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines. The position also requires proficiency in Excel and Word; experience with Microsoft Access is desirable.
Minimum educational and work experience requirements include: a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; a responsible work history; and five years of professional work experience. Graduate coursework may substitute for up to two years of professional work experience.
Annual salary low $50,000's. Closing June 8th. In order to be considered for the position, mail a cover letter and resume to the following address, or e-mail these documents care of firstname.lastname@example.org:
John Ziegler, Staff Director
Joint Budget Committee
200 E 14th Ave, 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80203
No telephone calls please.