Recruitment #2206-4784-002


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


Under the general direction of a Legislative Research Supervisor, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst-Lead conducts research, drafts legislation, analyzes budget items and performs fiscal review for the Common Council.

Essential Functions

Fiscal and Legislative

  • Draft ordinances and resolutions for Common Council action.
  • Evaluate budget requests and provide written analyses for Common Council.
  • Prepare budget amendments and conduct fiscal, economic and program analyses for the Common Council.
  • Evaluate capital improvement requests, fiscal notes, funding requests, and other fiscal matters that come before the Council and the Council's standing committees.

Research and Analysis

  • Provide technical assistance to task forces and ad hoc bodies by conducting background research, gathering data, and preparing reports.
  • Draft and conduct surveys and prepare analyses on a variety of urban topics; prepare, interpret and analyze reports and perform research on municipal government functions, operations and organizations.
  • Advise and assist City departmental personnel in the preparation of reports, documents and other matters relating to the Common Council.
  • Provide GIS (geographic information system-computer mapping) services to Common Council members and City departments.  

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public policy, urban planning, economics, political science, information science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. 
  2. Three years of related experience conducting research, evaluating budgets, drafting legislation, performing fiscal review or management analysis.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in business administration, public policy, urban planning, public administration, urban affairs, economics, political science, information science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.        
  • Experience working with elected officials.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of legislative and fiscal research techniques.         
  • Knowledge and ability to apply advanced statistical procedures to data, to translate statistical data into clear, concise and understandable written reports and to create graphical representations.        
  • Ability to locate, read and interpret written materials, including laws, statutes, regulations and ordinances.         
  • Ability to interpret city policies and ordinances.        
  • Ability to use standard computer software and programs such as word processing, spreadsheet and database.
  • Ability to perform effective web searches.         
  • Ability to perform research.         
  • Ability to perform accurate data entry.

Critical Thinking, Planning and Judgement          

  • Ability to think critically and analytically to solve problems and use sound judgment.        
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight time constraints to manage multiple assignments.      
  • Ability to exhibit exemplary professionalism.  
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy.         
  • Ability to represent the department honestly and ethically, as well as to maintain confidentiality.    
  • High degree of motivation and self-direction.

Communication and Interpersonal       

  • Customer service skills to be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with elected officials, departmental personnel and the public.         
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse, team-oriented environment.         
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare written reports and the ability to make presentations.         
  • Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with coworkers and City residents whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.

Current Salary

The current salary range (2HX) is $55,962-$78,342 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $57,641-$80,692 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.  


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan 
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services 
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program 
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • Group Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Benefits 
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves 
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.  

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.  

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after Friday, July 22, 2022. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.

  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.         
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.  
  • The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.