Research and Policy Analyst

Milwaukee County, WI, USA ● Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #1851
Monday, June 17, 2024

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.


Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, Community Reintegration Center, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

We are searching for Changemakers to come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

Milwaukee County Office of the Comptroller

Research and Policy Analyst

Hourly Range $27.65 - $41.47 Salary Range: $ 57,512 - $ 86,257


Closing Date: July 2, 2024 or upon receipt of the first 50 application submissions


Job Summary: The Research Analyst positions provide independent and nonpartisan research services for the county board and county executive. Research Department staff also serve all County Board policy committees. This position will plays a key role in county-wide policy issues and in the adoption of the annual budget.


Research Analysts work closely with other departmental staff to assist in the passage of fiscal and policy issues that are critical to the operation of every functional area. The positions serve as a critical liaison between the Legislative Branch and Administrative staff to help facilitate the efficient day-to-day operation of Milwaukee County government utilizing best practices. 



Essential Responsibilities:


  • Research, collaborate with elected officials and department heads/division managers and key fiscal staff. On request, develop major policy initiatives that have broad impact.
  • Draft and review resolutions, ordinances, amendments and reports. Collaborate with elected officials and department heads/staff to help assist with the development and passage of initiatives. Possess comprehensive knowledge of all materials in their functional area.
  • Analyze and provide written Overview of Recommended Budget. Help research and draft fiscal and/or policy amendments to a $1 billion annual budget as requested. Obtain information from departmental staff on policy initiatives to assist policymakers/public in budget review.
  • Collaborate and develop best practice approaches to developing key County policies and programs.  This may include serving on RFP review panels as an independent representative or participating in Workgroups on issues of county-wide concern.
  • Communicate information about County legislation, programs, and finances to members of the public and other elected officials, especially members of the Wisconsin State Legislature.


Minimum Requirements:

Education: A Bachelor degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or closely related field

A Master’s degree is preferred.


Experience: Three years of research and/or budget experience is required. Prior experience working with elected officials is helpful. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


Note: This Original Application is open to qualified residents of the United States. Appointee must establish Wisconsin State residency within six (6) months of appointment. During the application process please upload your resume and cover letter outlining experience. 


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Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Other details

  • Job Family Finance & Accounting
  • Job Function 2 Professionals
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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