By Guy Page
The Legislature plans to hire someone whose main responsibility will be developing the budgets for the Legislature’s staff offices.
The Joint Fiscal Office of the Vermont Legislature is advertising for someone to fill the newly-created position of Legislative Finance Director. This new hire will be responsible for “developing the budgets for the legislative staff offices in collaboration with legislative and staff leadership,” an ad posted on the Legislature’s website says.
Legislative staff offices include:
- Speaker of the House
- Clerk of the House
- President of the Senate (Lt. Governor)
- President Pro Tempore
- Secretary of the Senate
- Legislative Counsel
- Legislative Operations
- Legislative Information Technology
- Joint Fiscal Office
- Sergeant at Arms
- Capitol Police Department
- Office of Human Resources
The job pays a minimum starting salary of $77,675, with adjustments based on qualifications and experience. The comprehensive State benefits package includes health insurance and retirement plans, the ad says.
Here’s a more complete job description: “This position provides generalfinancial management and oversight for the legislative branch. Financial management of the legislative branch includes developing the budgets for the legislative staff offices in collaboration with legislative and staff leadership, as well as coordinating financial operations across the branch. Additionally, this position works with other fiscal staff assisting legislators on a variety of fiscal and policy issues.”
Requirements include a master’s degree and four years of professional experience.
At present, Legislative Counsel staff includes a “Legislative Finance Administrator/Senior Fiscal Analyst – Capital Bill and Legislative Budgets.”
Categories: State Government