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Job Title

District Legislative Aide (District 32)

General Summary

The Office of State Senator Rosalind Osgood (District 32) is now accepting applications for a District Legislative Aide based in Tamarac, Florida. This position assists the Senator and staff with a variety of administrative, public relations, and communication functions.  A basic understanding of the policies, procedures, and operating practices of the Florida Legislature is preferred. Proficiency in timely, accurate, and district-relevant content writing for all social media platforms, weekly newsletters, and responses to constituent inquiries is required. This position may involve travel to Tallahassee.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Assists in managing a district office and supervises other staff in all functions performed by district office.
  • Serves as a liaison for constituents.
  • Responds to inquiries by seeking solutions to problems or assisting in the communication with appropriate agency.
  • Performs research to gather and assemble information for drafting of bills, speeches, or special reports.
  • Attends various local functions and meetings with supervisor to gather information, or on behalf of the supervisor, as a representative of the staff. Prepares and distributes press releases and other public information data.
  • Assists in maintaining 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 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 in working it through the committee process.
  • Performs other related tasks 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, and the legislative and political processes and protocol.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally 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.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to supervise/manage people.
  • 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 contribute to the effective internal functioning of the operation.
  • Ability to travel within the district and may involve travel to Tallahassee if needed.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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 Rosalind Osgood
8491 West Commercial Blvd.
Tamarac, FL 33351
(954) 321-2705

Or e-mail to:  Julie Fishman at Fishman.Julie@flsenate.gov

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.