New Jersey Office of Legislative Services Seeks Assistant Research Analyst, Assistant Fiscal Analyst, or Deputy Counsel

27 Sep 2016 8:14 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

Office of Legislative Services

Notice of Vacancy 

                        Assistant Research Analyst, Assistant Fiscal Analyst, or Deputy Counsel

Location:                 Office of Legislative Services, Central Management Unit
                                  State House Annex, West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey

Salary:                     $48,513.74 per year ($49,484.02 after six months)

The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) operates under the jurisdiction of the Legislative Services Commission, a 16-member bipartisan panel with equal representation from each of the four Houses of the Legislature.  The Commission establishes general operating and budgetary policies for OLS, appoints its primary officers (Executive Director, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, and Director of Public Information), and delegates authority for day-to-day operations and personnel actions to the Executive Director.  The OLS consists of the following units: Administrative, Central Management, Data Management, Human Resources, Legislative Budget and Finance Office, Legislative Counsel, Public Information, and the State Auditor.

As non-partisan employees of the Legislature, members of the OLS staff are prohibited from engaging in political activity or taking public position with regard to any matter before the Legislature.

Description: Provides professional services for legislators, legislative staff, and legislative committees and commissions after an initial period of instruction to obtain a working knowledge of legislative operations, OLS policies, manuals, and procedures.  Works under the direct supervision of a section chief or higher-titled staff.  Conducts research and provides analysis on issues and policy matters of legislative concern.  Drafts, reviews, and analyzes legislation.  Provides research, drafting, and administrative support to legislative committees and commissions.  Communicates with legislators, legislative staff, and superiors, both in private and in a public setting, and with State and local officials and public and private representatives.  Deputy Counsels conduct legal research and write legal opinions.


Education:    Assistant Research Analyst and Assistant Fiscal Analyst titles: a graduate           

Deputy Counsel title: Graduation from a law school accredited by the American 
Association and admission to the New Jersey Bar.

Experience:    This is an entry-level position.

Residency:      Pursuant to the “New Jersey First Act”, all persons hired by the Office of  Legislative Services shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.  Current New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the Office of Legislative Services or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.

Please respond by:  October 17, 2016

Cover letter, resume and three writing samples* should be forwarded to:

Eugene E. Howard, Jr., Director of Human Resources
Office of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
PO Box 068
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

*Writing samples should be the applicant’s own work (not have been co-written, edited, or proofed by others) and should demonstrate the ability to research and express complex matters clearly.  Applicant’s name must be reflected on each page of all writing samples.

Posted:  September 27, 2016


The Office of Legislative Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer