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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Legislative Analyst - Republican Caucus Staff in Des Moines, Iowa

Legislative Analyst - Republican Caucus Staff

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Legislative Analyst - Republican Caucus Staff


$47,091.20 Annually


Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type



500 Legislative

Job Number



10/1/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Gannon Hendrick, Staff Director Iowa Senate Republican Caucus Staff

To Apply

For consideration- all applicants must submit an online application (click on APPLY on Legislative career website), cover letter, resume, names and contact information for 3 professional references online at:

Job Description

This is a courtesy posting for the Iowa State Senate. Applicants must follow instructions in "To Apply" to be considered.

Performs research, develops complex analysis, and delivers both advantages and disadvantages of policy synopses under strict deadlines with superior attention to detail in fast paced Senate legislative environment, on the partisan Republican caucus staff team, under the general supervision of the Senate Republican Caucus Staff Director.


  • Research, analyze, determine advantages and disadvantages, and provide detailed and accurate synopses of complex legislation and government policies at the federal, state, and local level.

  • Assess the technical and political implications of proposed legislation and communicate this information orally or in writing in a straightforward manner to promote understanding with audience.

  • Research and respond to Senator inquiries in person and/or electronically.

  • Attend subcommittee and committee meetings during legislative session.

  • Prepare and support Senators for subcommittee, committee, and floor debate daily during legislative session.

  • Organize meetings between legislators and stakeholders, to include committee meetings, and other meeting requests.

  • Complete work products in support of caucus objectives as designed by members of the Senate Republican Caucus and/or staff leaders on behalf of the caucus.

  • Track bills, resolutions, policy ideas, and other developments in your assigned issue area(s) through the legislative process from idea to becoming law.

  • Provide information to promote or reject proposed legislation, as determined by Senators’ goals.

  • Understand the amendment process (including its strategic and tactical use).

  • Understand and be able to apply Senate rules, Senate/House Joint rules, the legislative process, and Senate tradition.

  • Apply knowledge of Code, rules, policy, federal legislation, other states, think tanks, court rulings, executive orders, academic writings, and media to legislative questions, initiatives, and requests of Senators, including knowing how stakeholders view each issue.

  • Request bill and amendment drafts and work with the Legislative Services Agency to shape the language based on input from Senators and stakeholders.

  • Manually and electronically maintain tracking systems of legislative activities, including keeping records of subcommittee and committee actions, (will require lifting of up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis), and providing regular updates to the staff director.

  • Provide public policy research and recommendations for future policy development.

  • Act as a liaison with Judicial and Executive branch/agency personnel related to assigned committee(s) and issue area(s) as needed.

  • Help constituents, primarily within assigned policy area(s), with an emphasis on answering legislative questions and requests, helping navigate executive branch agencies and departments, and understanding the legislative process to promote strong, positive, and lasting constituent relationships with Senators.

  • Maintain a good working relationship with legislators, staff, and constituents.

  • Other duties, responsibilities, and activities as assigned.


  • Will demonstrate knowledge of rules and floor operations of Iowa Senate.

  • Maintains exemplary customer service with legislators, coworkers, and the public.

  • Works a flexible schedule that includes partial compensatory time.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

BA/BS 4-year degree from an accredited University or College or equivalent experience.

Demonstrated oral, visual, and written communication skills; with superior reading comprehension and adherence to detail.

Ability to contribute on a team, provide exemplary customer service, and work a flexible schedule that includes partial compensatory time.

Preferred candidates will possess a working knowledge of the legislative process with three years of professional experience in a field related to legislative affairs, public policy, issue advocacy, government affairs, association management, or public service.

Please submit your online application, cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three professional/supervisory references by the deadline of October 1, 2021, 5pm to:

The Iowa Senate is an equal opportunity employer.


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