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Job Title

District Legislative Assistant (District 20)

General Summary

The Office of State Senator Tom Lee (District 20) is now accepting applications for a Legislative Assistant in the district office located in Brandon, Florida.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Analyze and objectively summarize proposed legislation to determine its effectiveness and the impact of its passage on the state and other entities and individuals.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Stay abreast of new and ongoing issues affecting assigned area of responsibility by collecting resource materials, reading industry publications, communicating with legislative committee staff, stakeholders, and agency personnel.
  • Preparing letters, summaries, talk-sheets or speeches, reports, and informational memoranda for the Senator.
  • Handling constituent requests.
  • Scheduling appointments.
  • Attending state and local meetings and other events on behalf of the Senator, as well as working with groups to identify key issues for the district.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Applicants must be self-motivated, and should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Applicants should possess a strong knowledge of Florida state government structure, functions and legislative processes.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct an in-depth, carefully documented policy analysis under minimal supervision within established deadlines.
  • The Legislative Assistant must be willing to relocate to Tallahassee during the Legislative Session, and travel to Tallahassee during committee meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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

Professional or non-professional administrative experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


Salary is commensurate with experience
Excellent employee benefits

Submission of Application

Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume and completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to:

State Senator Tom Lee
915 Oakfield Drive, Suite D
Brandon, FL  33511
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.