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Senate District Legislative Aide (District 35)

Date:  Jun 9, 2022
Location: 

MIAMI, FL, US, 33169


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General Summary
The Office of State Senator Shevrin D. “Shev” Jones (District 35) is now accepting applications for a District Legislative Aide based in Miami Gardens, Florida. This is work assisting a Senator with a variety of administrative and public relations matters requiring a thorough understanding of the policies, procedures, and operating practices of the Florida Legislature. This position may involve travel to Tallahassee.

 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Assists in managing a district office and all its functions related to the constituency.

  • Serves as a liaison for constituents with a focus on communication.

  • Responds to inquiries by seeking solutions to problems or assisting in the communication with appropriate State agencies.

  • Performs research to gather and assemble information for drafting of bills, speeches, or special reports and legislative updates.

  • Assists in maintaining an active constituent listserv.

  • Attends various local functions and meetings to gather information, or on behalf of the supervisor, as a representative of the staff.

  • Maintaining supervisor’s calendar and arranging appointments.

  • Prepares and distributes press releases, press advisories and other public information data.

  • Assists in maintenance of district office files including selection of newspaper articles and other source materials for files.

  • Formulates replies to correspondence in draft or final form depending on the complexity of the issue.

  • Advises supervisor of issues and projects in the district that require involvement in order to better serve the district. Reviews all correspondence, reports, and legislative proposals for accuracy and quality of content.

  • May perform extensive background research on a bill or appropriation request in working it through the committee process.

  • Maintains appointment calendar and coordinates scheduling of meetings and appointments for supervisor and office staff.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of office procedures and practices.

  • Knowledge of personal computers and use of software.

  • Knowledge of the methods for organizing and presenting data.

  • Knowledge of Florida laws, the legislative and political processes and protocol.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Ability to use independent judgment in handling media inquiries and news releases.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

  • Ability to review work for accuracy and quality of content.

  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public, press, and lobbyists.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.

  • Ability to work and make decisions independently.

  • Ability to compose correspondence.

  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.

  • Ability to manage time well.

  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the effective internal functioning of the operation.

  • Willing to relocate to Tallahassee during the Legislative Session and have the ability to travel within District 35.

 

Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of administrative experience.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for the one year of required experience.

Professional or non-professional administrative experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

 

Salary
Commensurate with experience
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

 

Application Deadline
Open until filled

 

Submission of Application
Interested parties may send a resume and completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to:

 

The Honorable Shevrin D. “Shev” Jones
State Senator District 35
606 N.W. 183rd Street
Miami Gardens, Florida 33169

 

Or e-mail to: Miles Davis at Davis.Miles@flsenate.gov 

 

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine at.

 

Accommodation for Disability
If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.

 

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Nearest Major Market: Miami