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Florida House of Representatives - Commerce Committee

Job Title

Administrative Support (Commerce Committee)

General Summary

This position, located in Tallahassee, performs administrative tasks and assignments in support of the Commerce Committee and subcommittees.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performs general office management duties. 
  • Interacts with members of the Florida House of Representatives, representatives of state and local government, and the public.
  • Assists in planning full committee and/or subcommittee meetings and workshops. 
  • Attends full committee and subcommittee meetings to provide administrative support including meeting setup, taking roll call and votes, and managing public speaker requests.
  • Responsible for preparing notices, detailed agenda, and other meeting materials, as well as recording and reporting out meetings. 
  • Acts as official custodian of bills referred to committee and maintains other documents and records. 
  • Edits and proofs emails, notices, bill analyses, and other documents; reviews draft documents for procedural, grammatical, and typographical accuracy. 
  • Performs special assignments, research, and report preparation; recommends solutions or courses of action. 
  • Assists supervisor in handling daily administrative duties and acts in matters where authority has been delegated; maintains office calendar and notifies staff members of upcoming deadlines.
  • Receives and refers telephone calls and correspondence; personally answers routine questions related to office procedures; uses initiative in carrying out duties by referring only unfamiliar situations to others; answers inquiries to relieve supervisor from routine tasks. 
  • Processes a variety of correspondence, investigates subject matter, and prepares replies. 
  • Trains and supervises clerical and/or other administrative personnel to ensure accurate and smooth work flow of the unit. 
  • Uses established office procedures; defines and investigates problems; and formulates methods of resolution.
  • Assists in formulating and recommending programs and policies of the unit; interprets and administers policies. 
  • Represents supervisor at meetings and conferences. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of research techniques.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and review work for accuracy and quality of content.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the efficient internal functioning of the unit.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare reports, correspondence, and maintain records.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to multi-task. 
  • Ability to train others.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Administrative experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


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

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:
Florida House of Representatives
Office of Administration & Professional Development
Lawanda Williams
402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida  32399

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

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