Fiscal Analyst I
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Position Title:
Fiscal Analyst I
*Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.

Listing Number: 9566-1324 &
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State Agency:
Legislative Branch
PO Box 201706
Helena , MT 59620
Phone: (406)444-3230
Fax: (406)444-3971
TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711

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Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position Number(s):
11427101, 11427106



Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Legislative Branch

Legislative Fiscal Division



State Application Required:

$48,686.00 - $55,000.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information:

Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Applicant Pool: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Special Information: The analysts are expected to work considerable overtime hours for the four months before the regular legislative session, during the legislative session, as well as before and during special legislative sessions. Additionally, some overtime hours are required to prepare for and participate in interim legislative committee meetings. Some travel may be required.


A non – partisan fiscal analyst with the Legislative Branch works at the front lines of the legislative process—investigating, analyzing, and summarizing a wide variety of data and other information for the Legislature. An analyst can expect to work directly with legislators on identifying policy issues and ways to measure impacts; perform original research at the behest of legislative committees; address potential implications of legislative proposals; and provide verbal and written reports to the Legislature.

The work cycle changes throughout the two-year legislative calendar. Work during the Legislative session is intense, with analysts staffing committees and subcommittees for the Legislature, responding quickly to legislators’ requests for detailed analysis, and monitoring appropriate legislation. In the off-season, analysts staff interim committees, conduct detailed original research, and report on implementation of legislation from the previous session. Analysts can expect to research and interpret results on a wide variety of topics within the two-year period.

The legislature is a continually changing organization, resulting in a constant change in legislative priorities. Analysts respond by acquiring new knowledge in various topics in order to provide up-to-date and accurate information for the Legislature.

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Competencies: General knowledge of Montana state government operations.General knowledge of the state tax policy. Knowledge of the economics of tax policy. Knowledge of the concepts of tax incidence and tax burden. General knowledge of the budget, appropriations, legislative, and interim processes. General knowledge of statewide budgeting, management, accounting and personnel systems. Ability to calculate and interpret complex mathematical equations. Ability to understand, interpret, analyze, and assess state and federal tax law. Basic knowledge of statistical research principles, practices and procedures. Ability to conduct original fiscal analysis and policy research. Ability to analyze, evaluate and integrate revenue and expenditure information, state and federal statutes and financial materials to identify issues for legislative consideration, including creation of policy options to resolve those issues . Ability to understand, analyze and assess statewide management systems.

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Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree

Three years of relevant work experience


Masters degree

One year of relevant work experience

Education in statistical or economic modeling preferred.

Supplemental Questions:

  • Please describe your experience in researching and analyzing information to make and defend assumptions and conclusions. Include a specific example of experience in defining issues and presenting practical options and conclusions both orally and in writing.
  • Please provide 3 professional references.

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