Liberty Jobs Policy Analyst

Description

Texas Action Seeks Policy Analysts for the 85th Texas Legislative Session

Texas Action is the premier comprehensive bill analysis group serving the Texas legislature. 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’s 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 3, 2017 and ending when the 85th Texas Legislature adjourns at the end of May, 2017.

To apply send your resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]. Please be sure to let us know which policy area you are interested in applying for.

Required Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

How to Apply

To apply send your resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected] Please be sure to let us know which policy area you are interested in applying for.
Posted October 03, 2016

Summary

Company:

Texas Action

Location:

Austin, Texas

Compensation:

Open:

01-03-2017 to 05-31-2017

Telecommute:

No

Required Experience:

3 years

Required Skills:

Successful applicants will possess the following skills: Ability to analyze and understand legislation, strong writing skills, be a relationship builder, keen understanding of the legislative process, ability to explain complex issues in brief, clear language, have a willingness to work long days and late nights as necessary during the peak of session, be a self-motivated and quick learner, be a prolific reader of news and current events, have the ability to articulate the value and necessity of our Liberty Principles

Desired Skills:

Legislative experience (preferably in the Texas Legislature), public policy experience such as a think tank or issue advocacy, and/or a J.D. which is not required for this position but highly desirable