FYI, Sign, JP ( Joe Plummer) joeplummer@xxxxxxx ------------------------------------------- From: Office of Legislative Services Human Resources[SMTP:OLSHRS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:24:58 PM To: !ALL JOINT; !ALL SENATE; !HSE All House; !PUBLIC COUNSEL; AG Auditor General Staff; All OPPAGA Subject: Senate Budget Office Vacancy Announcement Auto forwarded by a Rule THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE 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 office. 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 communication. Knowledge of applicable computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. 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 data. 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 writing. Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction. Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 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 preferred. Candidates with funding knowledge of Florida's Medicaid Program are preferred. Knowledge of Florida's Pre-K - 12 funding is beneficial. Salary: $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. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.