Fiscal Policy Analyst, Colorado House Majority Office

The House Majority Office of the Colorado House of Representatives is seeking a Fiscal Policy Analyst. The primary objective of the Fiscal Policy Analyst is to support lawmakers, staff leadership, and House Leadership in developing and executing the legislative agenda primarily related to budget and fiscal matters. However, during the legislative interim the Fiscal Policy Analyst will have a much broader portfolio, working with the rest of the policy team on interim committee staffing, policy analysis and research requests on a wide range of topics. 

The Fiscal Policy Analyst serves the Speaker of the House, House Democratic members of the Joint Budget Committee, and the rest of the 41 members of the House Democratic caucus. This position reports directly to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities

  • Staff the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and House Appropriations committee; support and serve as a resource for the House Majority JBC members and members of the House Appropriations committee and flag issues to staff leadership in real time
  • Assist in the development, management, and facilitation of the House Appropriations process, including serving as a liaison between House Leadership and JBC staff, Senate JBC members, and other stakeholders as it relates to budgetary and fiscal matters
  • Develop tracking and reporting documents, briefs, and other deliverables to keep House leadership, the House Democratic caucus, and staff leadership aware of the work of the Joint Budget and Appropriations committees
  • Rapidly analyze dense budget briefings, research budgetary issues and develop an intimate knowledge of state fiscal policies and existing funding structures within Colorado’s state government
  • Serve as a resource for House Democratic caucus members on the fiscal impacts of various bills and policy areas
  • Work with the entirety of the House Democratic caucus to help identify funding for their bills and help them to adjust appropriations for their bills when necessary
  • Support the execution of other types of policy work alongside other members of the House Majority Office staff when necessary
  • During the legislative interim the Fiscal Policy Analyst will have an expanded portfolio of policy work, including staffing interim committees, working with legislators to help them develop their bills, conducting in-depth policy research and analysis, organizing stakeholder outreach, and providing administrative support to House Majority staff and lawmakers as needed.   

Qualifications

  • One or more years in a position focused on tracking, managing or working directly with fiscal and/or budgetary policies
  • Solid understanding of and familiarity with Colorado’s unique fiscal structures and challenges, i.e. TABOR, Gallagher, Amendment 23, etc.
  • A dedicated, specific interest and passion for fiscal policy
  • Driven, solutions-oriented, can-do attitude 
  • Highly organized with a particularly keen attention to detail to ensure accurate numbers and streamlined communication among legislative leadership, staff leadership, and all members of the JBC
  • Motivated self-starter who is able to “manage up” effectively, anticipate needs and organize others into action to keep projects moving forward
  • Ability to distill complex concepts and long hearings into concise and digestible  summaries, quickly and accurately
  • Ability to effectively and independently manage projects with many moving parts to drive them towards resolution and produce high-quality results on tight deadlines
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Excel, large spreadsheets, databases, and numbers generally
  • Ability to operate relatively independently while also keeping in close touch with staff leadership and House Leadership
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solid judgment, honesty, and discretion

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Prior experience working at a state legislature
  • Experience working with Colorado’s budget process and state government funding structures, including the General Fund and Cash Funds

Compensation 

Salary will be between $45,000 and $55,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. We provide a competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance covered mostly by the employer, life insurance covered by the employer, your choice of a Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution PERA retirement plan, 10 paid sick days and 12 paid vacation days (not including state and federal holidays), a generous flex schedule during the legislative interim, and a free parking space.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are a good candidate for the job to COHouseDemocrats@gmail.com. Please put “Fiscal Policy Analyst Application” in the subject field of your email. Application deadline is Monday, August 12th, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit promptly.

Colorado House Majority Office is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, or disability. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and identities to apply.