What does a Legislative Analyst do?
Legislative assistants provide various support services to lawmakers. They assist legislators in the lawmaking process, which often consists of a mix of research, communications, public relations, and administrative staff tasks. They conduct legal research and constituent surveys to gather important information to help craft legislation. Legislative assistants may prepare reports and briefings that keep legislators up-to-date on important issues to their constituents and pertinent matters with the potential to impact policy-making.
Legislative assistants track the progress of a bill by monitoring committee hearings and co-sponsorship developments. They meet with constituents to know their concerns and respond to inquiries and serve as liaisons between legislators and government agency personnel, state officials, community organizers, and other interest groups. They supervise interns and volunteers and organize the legislator’s schedule and travel arrangements. They work with other legislative staff to set up town hall meetings and district events. Legislative assistants need a minimum bachelor's degree in political science, communications, public administration, or another related field.
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Legislative Analyst Career Path
Learn how to become a Legislative Analyst, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Legislative Analyst Insights
“It can be a great networking opportunity each day/ each event if you're good at that.”
“My pay is fairly low but I didn’t negotiate because I really needed a job lol.”
“It’s a great start for a career but there is no “moving up” when working for legislative services unless you decide to become a legislator.”
“Inconsistent and terrible benefits.”
“Political gridlock was pretty terrible.”
“Experience and even pay depend upon your boss.”
“It is nice to work in the capitol”
“Great people to work with”
Legislative Analyst Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Legislative Analyst
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The most common qualifications to become a Legislative Analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 2 - 4 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.