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The Florida House of Representatives

Job Title

Legislative Research Assistant (Administration & Professional Development)

General Summary

This individual performs administrative tasks and supports the Office of Administration & Professional Development with research and writing to assist with administrative and professional development processes and functions, including the responsibility to produce training resources and assist in problem-solving.

Examples of Work Performed

Administration

  • Answers and resolves internal and external telephone inquiries.
  • Greets and directs visitors in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Performs daily administrative and general office management duties (maintains office email account inbox, maintains office supplies, manages office mail and calendar, etc.)
  • Processes a variety of correspondence, investigates subject matter, and prepares replies.
  • Makes arrangements for meeting agendas and office systems.
  • Assists in planning trainings by securing space, equipment, and training materials.
  • Maintains financial or other administrative records and prepares status reports.
  • Acts as liaison with other House offices, legislative offices, state agencies and private vendors on administrative matters.        


Research

  • Monitors the training progress of House staff through online learning management system.
  • Assists the office in creating training sessions and uploading resources.
  • Coordinates and delivers information or data to specified individuals.
  • Conducts detailed research of assigned subjects pertaining to office processes or operations.
  • Obtains, complies, interprets, and maintains statistical information or data and assists administrative & professional development staff in preparing reports as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of Florida state government.
  • Ability to interact professionally and courteously with members of the public and elected officials.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the efficient internal functioning of the office staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and review work for accuracy and quality of content.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Salary

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

This position is not eligible for remote work.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

Office of Administration & Professional Development
Florida House of Representatives
402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Or email HouseAPD@myfloridahouse.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.