District Legislative Aide (District 19)

Date:  Jul 14, 2024
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399 MELBOURNE, FL, US, 32901


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The Florida Legislature
Senate

Job Title

District Legislative Aide (District 19) (District 19)

General Summary

The Office of State Senator Debbie Mayfield is now accepting applications for a District Legislative Aide. 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.

The successful candidate will be assigned to work from either the Senator’s Melbourne District Office or the Senator’s Tallahassee District Office. If selected and assigned to work from the Senator’s Melbourne District Office, the position will involve travel to Tallahassee.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Pursuant to sections 112.3144 and 112.3145, F.S., this position is required to electronically file a Form 1 –Statement of Financial Interests with the Florida Commission on Ethics within 30 days of hire.

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
  • If the assigned work location is based in Melbourne, Florida, then candidate must be willing to temporarily relocate to Tallahassee during the Legislative Session.

 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.


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 submit a cover letter and resume via GovernmentJobs.com or send an Alternate Application (PDF) to:

The Honorable Debbie Mayfield
State Senator District 19
900 East Strawbridge Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901

Or e-mail to:  Kelli Lane at Lane.Kelli@flsenate.gov 

 

Accommodation for Disability

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

 

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