Policy Analyst, Racial Equity Impact Notes Office of Policy Analysis #09-22

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY   Baltimore, MD   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on April 24, 2022

Maryland General Assembly Policy Analyst, Racial Equity Impact Notes Office of Policy Analysis Maryland General Assembly Department of Legislative Services Recruitment Notice

Position: Policy Analyst, Racial Equity Impact Notes Office of Policy Analysis

Salary: $70,000 – negotiable based on experience and qualifications

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Principal Duties: We are recruiting for policy analysts to work in the Racial Equity Impact Note (REIN) function. The primary responsibility for a policy analyst in the REIN function is to provide an objective and non-partisan assessment of potential disparities among racial and ethnic groups that may be impacted by proposed criminal justice legislation.

Specific duties include: • Preparing impact statements for selected criminal justice legislation introduced during the legislative session. • Researching legal and policy issues. • Responding to legislative requests. • Presenting information to legislators, committees, task forces, and others in formal and informal settings. • Assisting with cross-functional policy workgroup projects and other projects as needed.

Qualifications: • A law degree, master’s degree, or PhD with a focus on criminal justice statistics, public policy, or a related field. • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and competency with standard computer programs, including word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software. • Strong analytical abilities, including ability to apply quantitative research methods to interpret large datasets using advanced statistical modeling techniques and software such as SPSS or Stata. Familiarity/experience with racial equity policy or measurement tools (including Bayesian modeling) is preferred. • Ability to work independently, in teams, and sometimes under extreme time pressures. • Availability for extended work hours, including evening and weekend work, during the legislative session (January-April). More schedule flexibility is available during the legislative interim (May-December), particularly in the spring and summer months.

The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation, or legislative policy.