Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 11, § 6B, the Division of Local Mandates (DLM) has the authority to investigate laws and regulations that may have a significant financial impact on cities and towns. DLM’s Policy Research Analyst initiates, researches, and develops reports regarding proposals that may result in cost savings for cities and towns.

Assists DLM’s Director in prioritizing DLM’s policy research functions, ensuring that those functions are executed in a timely and competent manner. Initiates, reviews, and develops proposals for DLM research projects, and presents proposals to DLM’s Director. Ability to provide clear scope of work for any proposed project.

Undertakes research projects as assigned, periodically updating supervisors of progress on research projects, and produces draft reports.

Provides advice and instruction regarding the Division’s operations to interested parties, including without limitation municipal officials, legislators, and state agencies.

In cooperation with the Director of External Affairs, identifies constituency groups with any interest in the Division’s operations, maintains communication with such groups, and affords such groups a means of providing input to the Division.

Applicants should visit OSA’s website to apply: www.mass.gov/career-opportunities-at-the-office-of-the-state-auditor