LFC Employment

LFC is currently recruiting for the following positions:

There are no jobs posted at this time.

Working for the Legislative Finance Committee

The Legislative Finance Committee is the fiscal and evaluation arm of the Legislature. The committee employs fiscal analysts, who work on budget recommendations and analyze the fiscal and other impacts of policy and practices, and evaluators, who conduct research projects focused on the efficiency and effectiveness of state services and programs. The committee also employs a team of economists.

The staff consists of more than 40 permanent, year-round, nonpartisan employees and seeks motivated and talented professionals interested in public policy and improving government. The work of the agency is high profile and highly regarded. Staff must have superior time- and task-management skills, must understand policymaking at the state level, and must be able to work effectively and objectively with legislators and their staffs, cabinet secretaries and agency staff, and a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Fiscal analysts work in collaborative policy blocks in a dynamic, sometimes rapid-paced environment and are responsible for developing state agency budget recommendations and conducting policy analysis and oversight.

  • Program evaluators work generally work on longer-term projects, lasting up to six months. Staff recommendations often result in changes to public policy and state law.

  • Economists, in addition to other fiscal analysis duties, monitor the state economy and state government revenue and develop economic forecasts, including as part of the consensus revenue estimating group.

  • Administrative staff provide a broad range of support services to staff and the committee, including formatting of publications and managing committee meetings.

Qualifications for Professional Staff
(see job posting for qualifications for administrative staff)

Essential

  • An undergraduate degree in an appropriate field;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft software applications;
  • Ability to work both with teams and independently.

Desired

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field;
  • Experience in budgeting, accounting, or policy and statistical analysis;
  • Experience in the legislative process.

Successful candidates can produce both quantitative and qualitative analyses of superior quality, and excel at documenting the work, interpreting and writing about the results, and clearly presenting the work to a range of audiences.

Application Procedure

Those interested in the LFC positions should submit the following:

  • Letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications described in this announcement;
  • Current resume;
  • A writing sample; and
  • List of professional references.

Application packages should be sent via email to: Annamae.Montoya@nmlegis.gov

LFC Mission Statement

The mission of the Legislative Finance Committee is to provide the Legislature with objective fiscal and public policy analyses, recommendations, and oversight of state agencies to improve performance and ensure accountability through the effective allocation of resources for the benefit of all New Mexicans.

LFC Diversity Statement

LFC is an equal opportunity employer. Staff appointments are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, age, disability, or other nonmerit factors and solely on the basis of fitness for the job.

LFC is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, with staff members who provide a breadth of perspectives and contribute to balanced and impartial analysis.


For more information:

The Program Evaluation Unit produces a variety of research reports that take a close look at the efficiency and effectiveness of state services and programs.

Finance Facts are one-page explanations of a specific aspect of state government, from how the budget bill is created to a summary of early childhood programs.

Session publications include the three volumes of the committee’s annual recommendation to the Legislature – policy and performance analysis, proposed appropriations, and supplemental tables and graphs – and the post-session review of legislative action.