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Transportation Fiscal Analyst
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State of Washington | Olympia, WA
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Senate Transportation Committee

Senate Committee Services (SCS) is seeking candidates for a Fiscal Analyst position with the Senate Transportation Committee. The specific assignments include (1) the Washington State Ferries, (2) certain non-highway programs within the Washington State Department of Transportation, including the Rail, Public Transportation, and Aviation programs, and (3) certain local government agencies and programs, including transit agencies and the Local Programs division of the WSDOT. This is a full-time, nonpartisan position, exempt from civil service. For more information on SCS, please visit our website at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/Pages/default.aspx.


SCS provides nonpartisan staff support to the members and committees of the Washington State Senate in Olympia, Washington. Duties include:

* Reviewing and evaluating transportation-related operating and capital budget requests submitted by state agencies and the Governor.
* Analyzing legislation with fiscal impact and following the progress of bills through the legislative process.
* Drafting bills, amendments, and other legislative documents.
* Developing and evaluating policy alternatives to assist Senators in meeting their goals.
* Presenting legislation and other budgetary matters to the Senate Transportation Committee.
* Monitoring and evaluating budget implementation of individual agencies.
* Responding to inquiries on pertinent budget and fiscal issues.
* Developing appropriate professional relationships with state agency staff and interest groups.


Desirable qualifications include:

* Knowledge of the legislative process.
* Proven ability to perform high-quality, objective research and analysis in a position requiring high levels of self-direction.
* Experience with or knowledge of public sector budgeting and procedures is desired but not required.
* Excellent analytical, writing, problem solving, and oral communication skills.
* A creative, flexible, and service-oriented approach to work.
* Willingness to work the long, irregular hours that are common during a legislative session.
* Capability to handle the complex, difficult situations that are common in the fast-paced, results- oriented, high-pressure legislature environment.
* Proficiency in multiple computer applications, including applications involving spreadsheets and databases, word processing software, presentation applications, and online research.

Supplemental Information


A master's degree in public administration, business administration, political science, economics, or allied field is desirable.


Salaries for professional legislative staff are competitive. The specific salary will depend on the successful applicant's education and experience.

Employee benefits include: vacation and sick leave; paid state holidays; health, life and other optional insurance; retirement; social security; and military leave.


Complete the application form accessed on the Senate Committee Services Employment and Intern Opportunities webpage.

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible as screening, interviewing, and selection will begin in early July. Position is open until filled.

Phone contact: Ariel Kennedy at (360) 786-7432.

The Washington State Senate is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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