Legislative Analyst

The Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) seeks a dynamic individual
who possess strong analytical writing and presentation skills and are able to respond promptly in a challenging environment. The position is part of the nonpartisan/professional staff of the Legislature and require the ability to write clearly and succinctly, make public presentations, and operate under time constraints. The Legislative Analyst must also possess a strong commitment to good government and nonpartisanship. A master’s degree, a juris doctorate, or other advanced degree is required. Preferred advanced degrees include a master’s in public administration, business administration, political science, healthcare policy, economics or other related field, or the study of law. Entry level annual salary for a Legislative Analyst (Fiscal or Research) is $60,000 (negotiable upon experience). KLRD employees receive benefits including health insurance, participation in a retirement plan, reserved covered parking, and paid parental leave.

The analyst may perform various duties including:

  • Staff standing and interim committees;
  • Attend relevant bill hearings and committee meetings and be available to provide information on the House and Senate floors;
  • Serve as a point of contact for committees, legislators, and state agencies in assigned subject-matter areas;
  • Prepare analysis of legislation and relevant subject matter, or agency budget comparative documentation and other relevant information, and present briefings to legislative committees;
  • Develop responses to inquiries from members of the Legislature, state agencies, and constituents; and
  • Create content for KLRD publications.

To apply for the above position, please send a letter of application and resume to

Deadline for applications is August 5, 2021. KLRD is an equal opportunity employer.