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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


  • 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.        


  • 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.


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

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.