Liberty Jobs Policy Analyst

Description

Texas Action is the premier comprehensive bill analysis group serving the Texas legislature. In conjunction with our sister organization, Texas Civic Education Foundation, we offer analysis of every bill that gets scheduled for a vote in the Texas legislature and provide liberty-based vote recommendations. Our analysis and recommendations help Representatives and Senators keep up with the overwhelming pace of legislation and stay well informed on the bills they are required to vote on.

Our policy analysts read, analyze, and evaluate legislation to provide a written synopsis of what each bill would do if enacted and offer a vote recommendation that is linked to our Liberty Principles. Each day votes are scheduled, our analysis is provided to legislators and staff in the form of a Daily Floor Report.

As a principles-based organization, our analysis and vote recommendations are made without regard for party affiliation or the tenure or stature of the legislators involved. Every recommendation is based solely on whether the legislation in question supports or hinders our Liberty Principles: Free Markets, Private Property Rights, Individual Liberty, Personal Responsibility, and Limited Government.

If you are an analytical, policy-oriented, liberty-minded supporter of these Liberty Principles and want to help equip Texas legislators to make quality voting decisions based on sound analysis, please send us your resume!

We have multiple positions open. Each analyst will be responsible for a portfolio of issues which will cover a variety of subject matter with a focus on one primary high-profile issue area. Primary issues include:

  • Education (K-12 and Higher Ed)
  • Health Care
  • Budget
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Energy, Environment, & Natural Resources
  • Budget, Taxes, Financial Services, & Economic Development
  • Occupational Licensing, Trade, & Intergovernmental Relations
  • Insurance, Commerce, & Government Reform
  • Transportation & Infrastructure

These are full-time temporary positions starting January, 2021 and ending when the 87th Texas Legislature adjourns at the end of May, 2021.

How to Apply

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] In your cover letter please articulate how your experience and alignment with our Liberty Principles make you the right fit for this position.
Posted November 24, 2020

Summary

Company:

Texas Action

Location:

Austin, Texas

Compensation:

TBD

Open:

01-04-2021 to 05-31-2021

Telecommute:

No

Required Experience:

2 years

Required Skills:

A successful candidate must possess the ability to analyze and understand legislation, have strong writing skills, be a relationship builder, have a keen understanding of the legislative process, be able to explain complex issues in brief, clear language, be self-motivated, a quick learner, a prolific reader of news and current events, be able to articulate the value and necessity of our Liberty Principles, and be willing to work long days and late nights as necessary during the peak of legislative session. Our policy analysts must have bachelor's degree.

Desired Skills:

We prefer candidates to have legislative experience (preferably as an intern or staffer in the Texas Legislature) and policy experience outside of the legislature such as at a think tank or issue advocacy group.