[tabi] Employment opportunity.

  • From: "Joe Plummer" <joeplummer@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:57:50 -0500


JP ( Joe Plummer)

From: Office of Legislative Services Human
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:24:58 PM
General Staff; All OPPAGA
Subject: Senate Budget Office Vacancy Announcement Auto forwarded by a Rule


The Florida Senate



Position Title:

Director, Senate Budget Office (Senior Executive Assistant) 


General Summary:

This is responsible work at an advanced level functioning as a senior
advisor and technical expert to the Chair of the Senate Ways and Means
Committee and requiring the ability to perform complex analytical tasks on
which state financial policy may be based.  The Senate Budget Office is a
newly-established office located in Tallahassee, Florida, and charged with
conducting impartial and unbiased reviews of Florida's governmental agencies
and operations for budgetary purposes.


Examples of Work Performed:

Understands models of the state's economy and analyzes effects of actual or
proposed policy changes on the state's population and economy.

Understands the application of investigative, accounting and auditing
methods in reviewing agency operations.

Understands changes in the size and composition of the state's population.

Understands the structure, composition and functions of state government and
how agencies interact in carrying out assigned functions.

Makes quantitative assessments of the effects of actual or proposed
legislation and policy changes on state and local revenues and state
government operations.

Directs and participates in studies of continuing and special types of
financial and other economic events affecting the state economy.

Makes oral presentations to legislative committees and briefs individual
members and committee staffs on research undertaken by the committee or

Responds to information requests from Senators, state and local government
units, interest groups, and the press.

Counsels and advises the Chair of Senate Ways and Means and Senate President
on certain technical areas of assigned responsibility.

Maintains liaison with revenue collecting agencies of state government.

Performs staff or administrative functions such as research, data analysis,
and preparation of reports.

Serves as liaison with legislative committees, state agencies, and other
governmental entities.

Defines and investigates problems and formulates methods of resolution.

May draft legislation to implement proposals.

Performs other related duties as required.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of basic economic theory.

Knowledge of statistics.

Knowledge of basic financial analysis principles.

Knowledge of data sources used in economic and demographic analysis.

Knowledge of the law governing the revenues or caseloads being forecast.

Knowledge of the administrative processes that affect the revenues or
caseloads being forecast.

Knowledge of the planning and budgeting process, the legislative
appropriations process, and calendar of events leading to enactment of an
appropriations bill.

Knowledge of the methods of data collection.

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written

Knowledge of applicable computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database

Knowledge of Florida state government, legislative rules, and procedures.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to prepare charts, tables, slides and other graphic presentations of

Ability to present technical materials to non-technical audiences in both
written and oral forms.

Ability to work effectively with members of the Legislature, staffs of
legislative committees, and other parties in the legislative process,
including the press.

Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret economic data.

Ability to organize data into logical format.

Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in

Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction.

Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and

Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.

Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Ability to assist in developing long-range goals and objectives.

Ability to act as a spokesperson.

Ability to supervise people.


Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and eight years
of professional administrative, research, policy analysis, or program
planning and evaluation experience.  


A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute
for one year of the required experience.  


A doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two
years of the required experience.  


Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year
basis for the required college education.


Candidates with professional economic and financial planning, financial
program evaluation or analysis experience in business or government are


Candidates with funding knowledge of Florida's Medicaid Program are


Knowledge of Florida's Pre-K - 12 funding is beneficial.  



$70,128 - $175,296

The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.


Application Deadline:

Open until filled.


Submission of Application:

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and
resume to:

                        Office of Legislative Services

                        Human Resources Office

                        111 West Madison Street

                        Claude Pepper Building, Suite 701

                        Tallahassee, FL   32399 - 1400

Employment applications are available through the Florida Legislature's
website Online Sunshine (www.leg.state.fl.us) or by calling (850) 488-6803.

See attached Charter for the Senate Budget Office.

Accommodation for Disability:

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human
Resources at (850) 488-6803.

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