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Research Analyst

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/22
Posting End Date: 2024/06/07
Category: Research
Sub Category: Professional
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 30.28
Maximum Salary: 33.65
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Research Analyst

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide professional, independent, non-partisan research support to the Idaho Legislature regarding the impacts, efficiencies, or cost-benefits of various policy decisions.

 · The incumbent will work within a team to research various state agency programs for accountability and value to the State of Idaho.

 · The incumbent will provide expertise to the Legislature through written reports, publications, memoranda, briefs, electronic presentations, dashboards, and oral testimony before committees. Projects and work products will range from single-item requests with quick completions to longer more in-depth projects and reviews.

· The Idaho Legislature meets from January through March each year and has numerous interim meetings, activities, and research projects throughout the year.

 · Some statewide travel may be required to attend interim meetings or state agency board and commission meetings.


  · A graduate degree from an accredited college or university is preferred, but relevant experience in state or local government budgeting, finance, auditing, public policy, economics, or evaluation may substitute for education.

     · Excellent communication skills and judgment to meet project objectives is required.

     · Working knowledge of evaluation or auditing principles, procedures, and study designs to ensure rigor, objectivity, and quality. Excellent analytical skills, documentation techniques, and quality control measures are needed.

    · Working knowledge of survey methodology and sampling plans, interview techniques, and quantitative and qualitative statistics is desired.

     · Ability to research legislative history, write clearly, and communicate effectively with the legislative audience and the public. Distill complicated data sets and concepts into multiple formats, reports, and infographics.

     · Working knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the common data systems used in state government for the retrieval of budgetary, financial, and personnel information.

    · Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of state agency organizations, legislators of all political parties, and the public. Frequent communication with legislators, either individually or in groups, is expected.


    · Flexible Schedules

    · Career-long learning opportunities

    · Service First Culture

      · Opportunity to play an integral role in the government process

      Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 


      The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


      The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

      The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

      Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.