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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 District Legislative Assistant. This is work assisting Senator Lee with a variety of administrative and public relations matters requiring a thorough understanding of the policies, procedures, and operating practices of the Florida Legislature.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Work performed may include, but is not limited to:

  • Developing strategic communications plans.
  • Building relationships with state and local media to secure coverage and schedule interviews.
  • Using social media to engage audiences across traditional and new media.
  • Creating content for press releases, newsletters, emails, speeches and talking points.
  • Monitoring and analyzing media coverage.
  • Scheduling appointments and maintaining the Senator's calendar.
  • Planning and coordinating events.
  • Meeting with constituents and interested stakeholders or persons.
  • Attending meetings and events with or on behalf of the Senator.
  • Working with groups to identify key issues for the district.
  • Objectively analyzing and summarizing proposed legislation to determine efficacy and potential impacts on individuals, local and state governments, and any other public or private entities or stakeholders.
  • Working with legislative staff or independently to draft, file, and manage legislation and appropriations.
  • Working with legislative staff and constituents to advance legislation.
  • Handling constituent requests.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preference will be given to applicants with the following personal knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • General knowledge of Florida state government structure, function, and legislative processes,
  • Personal knowledge of stakeholders within the district and surrounding areas,
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and organized,
  • Advanced communication, interpersonal, and judgement-making skills,
  • Advanced writing and editing skills
  • Ability to independently coordinate and plan events,
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the effective internal functioning of the operation,
  • Ability to travel within the district and to Tallahassee during committee meetings and relocate to Tallahassee for Session, as needed.

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 the one year of required experience.
  • Professional or non-professional administrative experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
  • Background in communications preferred.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.
Excellent employee benefits.

Submission of Application

Interested parties must send a cover letter, resume and completed Florida Legislature Employment
Application to:
 
The Honorable Tom Lee
c/o Charlie Snook
915 Oakfield Drive, Suite D
Brandon, Florida 33511

or email to: Charlie Snook, Snook.Charlie@flsenate.gov
Subject line must be styled as "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME - DESIRED POSITION"

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.