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The Florida House of Representatives

Job Title

Drafter (Bill Drafting Service)

General Summary

This is work preparing bills, amendments, and other documents relating to the legislative drafting process; requiring legislative and legal research to draft Member requested documents; and providing advice to the staff director, internal office drafting staff, Members and committee staff relating to drafting requests.

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

  • Drafts legislative bills, resolutions, memorials, tributes, and amendments in technically complete language at the direction of the Member.
  • Performs legislative research on state and federal law and other matters relating to drafting requests.
  • Provides information and problem-solving assistance to Members and House staff for the development and drafting of legislative proposals.
  • Provides periodic review of Florida Supreme Court and other court opinions impacting the drafting of legislation.
  • Keeps abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting assigned subject matter areas.
  • Provides research and drafting assistance for periodic updates to the drafting manual.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of Florida laws and agency rules, especially in assigned subject areas.
  • Knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, writing, analysis, research, and organization.
  • Ability to research state and federal legislation, laws, rules and other legal documents and references.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction.
  • Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
  • Ability to deal respectfully and courteously with Members, their staff, the public, and lobbyists.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments and produce quality work under pressure and time constraints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications

Attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience as a Legislative Analyst or related position that involves the drafting or analysis of legislation.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
A doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two years of the required experience.

Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


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

Please submit a completed Legislative Employment Application, resume, and a cover letter 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.