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Deputy Legislative Director

Date Posted:  Sep 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  393881

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA): 

FSSA was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1991 to consolidate and better integrate the delivery of human services by state government. FSSA is a health care and social services funding agency. Ninety-four percent of the agency’s total budget is paid to thousands of service providers ranging from major medical centers to a physical therapist working with a child or adult with a developmental disability. The six care divisions in FSSA administer services to more than 1.5 million Hoosiers. FSSA’s mission is to compassionately serve Hoosiers of all ages and connect them with social services, health care and their communities. 

Salary:  Salary may be commensurate with relevant experience/education.

Role Overview:  The role of Deputy Legislative Director will assist the Director in the execution of FSSA’s Legislative goals and agenda and communicate effectively for the Agency with legislators.  You will primarily track the legislative progress of FSSA related bills and amendments including vote counting as well as manage constituent services by providing timely and responsive information to legislators on constituent issues.  The ideal candidate will possess superior written, verbal communication skills and have extensive knowledge of the Indiana General Assembly and the legislative process.

About the Job:

As the Procedure/Policy Analyst, you will be responsible for performing highly advanced/expert administrative and policy analysis work. In this position, you will analyze agency policy and procedures, conduct multi-dimensional research and analysis, formulate recommendations, and coordinate implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs to facilitate efficient and effective service delivery. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Research and oversee analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of existing and proposed programs and policies of the agency. 
  • Make and review recommendations on the potential alternatives to fix the procedural inefficiencies and process duplication among and between programs. 
  • Use process improvement to facilitate the collection and analysis of information to assist management identify and plan business process changes for short and long-term strategic goals.   
  • Review and evaluate new or improved practices for application to agency programs or operations. 
  • Perform analyses of business issues, prepares project reports, and develop proposals to implement changes in program processes and procedure.  
  • Provide recommendations to Agency Leadership regarding multi-dimensional issues impacting program processes and procedure. 
  • Monitor proposed or pending changes in federal programs, laws, rules, regulations, eligibility criteria, etc., in terms of the potential impact on programs, rules, laws, and policies. recommends appropriate response and/or action. 


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, or related fields. 
  • Eight (8) years of work experience in business administration, economics, program design, public administration, public policy, statistical analysis, or a related field. 
  • Broad knowledge of program research design, data and information collection and analysis or statistical analysis. 
  • Broad knowledge of agency programs and their interaction and overlaps. 
  • Broad knowledge of applicable federal and state programs and statutory requirements as they apply to the agency programs. 
  • Broad knowledge in the areas of policy analysis, organizational analysis, public administration and management, budgeting, and financial management as they apply to public service delivery. 
  • Ability to use standard computer word processing, spreadsheet and database programs as needed for research and statistical analysis. 
  • Ability to analyze problems, to recommend and present alternative solutions. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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