Associate Legislative Research Analyst
About Our Office:
The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for the audit of state and local governmental entities and participates in the general financial and administrative management and oversight of state government. The Office is led by Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, a constitutional officer who is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly.
In the Comptroller’s Office, we strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better. We believe our success as an office depends on finding opportunities for employees to accomplish our office’s goals and answer challenges to make things better.
We want every member of our team to be excited to come to work every day and be challenged. Through dedicated hard work and commitment, every Comptroller’s Office employee accepts personal responsibility to accomplish our mission and uphold it.
The Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) is committed to producing objective and accurate research, evaluation, and analysis to inform public policy discussions and decisions in the Tennessee General Assembly. The work of OREA helps support the TN General Assembly and thereby supports the broader mission of the Comptroller's Office, to make government work better.
We are looking for an Associate Legislative Research Analyst who will be responsible for producing publications for the General Assembly on education policy issues and on other policy issues related to state and local government. To qualify for consideration, an applicant should have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in a field requiring knowledge of research methodology, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of relevant research experience. Other combinations of education/experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.
To perform this job successfully, the candidate should possess the ability to produce publication-quality written text. The candidate should also possess a basic knowledge of the function and structure of state and local governments, of the legislative process, and of general research methodology. The candidate should have the ability to deal tactfully and professionally with the public, co-workers, and members of the General Assembly. Successful candidates will be able to express ideas and present information clearly and concisely, and have organizational skills to maintain documentation of activities. Knowledge of statistical methods and the ability to use spreadsheets for analysis are also desirable.
For examples of OREA publications, please visit our website at https://www.comptroller.tn.gov/OREA/.
Major responsibilities for this position will include:
• Working individually and in a team environment to analyze complex issues in a variety of topic areas.
• Collecting and analyzing data.
• Conducting interviews.
• Developing and administering surveys and compiling survey results.
• Producing detailed publications including text, graphs, tables, and exhibits.
• Responding to requests for information from legislators, the Comptroller of the Treasury, and other officials.
• Monitoring legislative committees and analyzing the fiscal impact of legislation.
The Office of Research and Education Accountability has set a long-term goal to become one of the best public policy research, evaluation, and analysis organizations in the United States. Join us as we aim for organizational excellence.
The Comptroller’s Office offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes twelve days each of annual leave and sick leave, insurance plans, pension retirement plan, 401(k), college fee waivers, and much more.