• Senior Legislative Assistant & Budget Analyst

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/31/2018 2:03 PM)
    Req ID
    Boston City Council
    Regular Full-Time
    Cco City Council Employees
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    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


    About the City Council

    The City Council is the legislative body of the City of Boston; it creates, passes, and amends local laws, and approves the City's budget every year to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of city services for all Boston residents, businesses, and agencies. The City Council is made up of 9 District Councilors and 4 At-Large Councilors. Councilors are elected every two years to be the voice of the citizens and to establish public policy to meet the continuous and changing needs of Boston. To learn more and to get a full list of all the legislative committees, please visit www.boston.gov/departments/city-council.


    Under the supervision of the Central Staff Director, the Senior Legislative Assistant & Budget Analyst responsibilities include:


    • Provides staff support to legislative committees, including scheduling & staffing hearings, filing & posting notices, preparing background and discussion points, and drafting minutes and committee reports on a timely basis as dictated by law.
    • Prepares Council Chamber & meeting rooms for all Council sessions and hearings, including helping with set up at offsite/neighborhood hearing locations when assigned.
    • Maintains accurate and complete hearing files, including electronically, and prepares the same for permanent archiving.
    • Tracks information relative to issues before the City Council, including legislation from other governmental bodies and agencies, news/media sources & reports, and statistics.
    • In collaboration with the Director of Legislative Budget Analysis, completes work in preparation for support of the City’s Budget review process, including reviewing and analyzing City department/program budgets, developing budget review questions and staffing hearings.
    • Conducts research and/or financial analysis of issues of interest to Councilors or Council Committees; drafting resolutions and reports resulting from such research.
    • Works in a legislative team environment to ensure adequate coverage and support services to all Committees.
    • Helps with administrative tasks to support the administration & operations of the City Council when necessary.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Council or Staff Director.
    • Performs related work as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • At least three (3) years of full time, or equivalent part-time, legislative or related experience.
    • A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Finance or related field in related field may be substituted two (2) years of the required experience.
    • Working knowledge of the Open Meeting Law, City government, and City departments.
    • Experience reviewing and/or managing budgets preferred.
    • Ability to project costs contained in proposed legislation and policy is a plus.
    • Ability to manage schedules, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to multi-task, follow directions, and focus on detail.
    • Strong communication and writing skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently or in a collaborative team environment, and with a diverse array of constituents and staff.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and G Suite (Google Apps).
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
    • Boston Residency Required Upon Hire.


    Annual Salary Range: $52,000-$67,000

    Hours per week:   35


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