State of Michigan Research Analyst in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description emGENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/em This is an entry level research position. Research analysts gather, synthesize, and analyze scientific, technical, and non-technical information to provide high-quality, unbiased information to state legislators and legislative staff. Findings are communicated in writing or orally to support public policy development and bill drafting. Analysts learn the intricacies of the legislative process, become familiar with the sources of information unique to the Legislature, and develop consulting relationships with Legislative Service Bureau clients. Analysts also draft policy resolutions for state legislators. Assignments are completed independently, under the supervision of more experienced research staff. As training progresses and skills develop, more complex and difficult assignments are encountered. Position Description Required Education and Experience emMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/em liMaster's degree required, with a special emphasis in public health./li liMinimum of one year of relevant work experience required, such as basic public policy research, legislative or state government experience, or subject area experience./li liExperience in data analysis, research, and report writing required./li liExperience in public health, particularly environmental health or health policy, is strongly preferred./li liStrong interpersonal skills required, including excellent written and oral communication skills./li liAbility to quickly develop expertise on a wide range of issues and topics required./li liMust be willing and able to work overtime and irregular hours as required./li /ul Additional Requirements and Information emHOW TO APPLY/em Only online applications are being accepted through the State's NeoGov system at For full consideration, candidates must include a cover letter, transcripts, and a resume as separate attachments in their online application. The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on Monday, March 19, 2018. The Legislative Council is a nonpartisan legislative information and service agency. The LSB Research Services Division assists the Legislature by providing confidential information and analysis and assistance drafting policy resolutions. This is an unclassified, non-Civil Service position in State government. All Legislative Council employees are considered "at-will," with the exception of LSB Printing Division union members. This job is located in Boji Tower, 124 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, MI. For questions, call the Legislative Service Bureau Human Resources Office at (517) 373-9643. emSalary:/em $24.89 Hourly emLocation:/em Lansing, MI emJob Type:/em Unclassified emDepartment:/em Legislative Council emJob Number:/em 0317-02-2018 emClosing:/em 3/19/2018 5:00 PM Eastern emBargaining Unit:/em N/A emAgency:/em State of Michigan emAddress:/em 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909 emPhone:/em (800) 788-1766 emWebsite:/em script id="detrack" defer src=",1" data-g="afd5db67d56b