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The Florida Legislature
Bill Drafting

Job Title

Drafter

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.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Drafts legislative bills, resolutions, 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 areas of responsibility.
  • 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, the press, and lobbyists.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments and produce qualify 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

Admission to and in good standing with The Florida Bar or experience as Legislative Analyst or related position that involves the drafting or analysis of legislation.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Submission of Application

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

Office of House Administration
Attn: Lawanda Williams
1201 Capitol
402 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
or
E-mail: Lawanda.Williams@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.