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Senate District Legislative Aide (District 19)

Date:  Sep 25, 2022
Location: 

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, US, 33703


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General Summary

The Office of State Senator Darryl Rouson (District 19) is now accepting applications for a District Legislative Aide based in St. Petersburg, 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. An employee in a position allocated to this class performs duties of limited variety and complexity.  Work involves the performance of various routine and non-routine tasks following clearly defined standardized practices. Results are reviewed upon completion for judgment, completeness, and accomplishment of objectives within deadlines. 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.
  • 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 managing the district office expense account. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel within the district and willing to temporarily relocate to Tallahassee during the Legislative Session.

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma and two years of administrative or clerical work experience.

 

College education can substitute on a year-for-year basis for each year of the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a background in the political and legislative process and in communications.  Strong writing skills are helpful.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.

The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Submission of Application

Interested parties may send a completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to:

 

The Honorable Darryl Rouson 

State Senator District 19

535 Central Avenue, Suite 302

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

Or e-mail to: Rouson.Darryl@flsenate.gov

 

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

Accommodation for Disability

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

 

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