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Job Title

District Legislative Assistant (District 37)

General Summary

The Office of State Senator Jose Rodriguez (District 37) is now accepting applications for a Legislative Assistant in the district office located in Miami.  This is work assisting a Senator with a variety of administrative and public relations matters.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Perform varied secretarial, administrative and office management duties.
  • Write press releases, newsletters and other public communications.
  • Responds to constituent inquiries by seeking solutions to problems or assisting in the communication with appropriate State agencies.
  • Manage the Senator's calendar.
  • Attend state and local meetings and other events on behalf of the Senator.
  • Work with groups to identify key issues for the district.
  • Arrange travel plans and prepare travel requests and reimbursement vouchers.
  • Research legislative issues.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be self-motivated and possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Florida state government structure, functions and legislative processes.
  • Knowledge of office procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and use of software, such as Outlook.
  • Knowledge of the methods for organizing and presenting data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in handling media inquiries and news releases.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to review work for accuracy and quality of content.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public, press, and lobbyists.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently.
  • Ability to compose correspondence.
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Ability to manage time well.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the effective internal functioning of the operation.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years 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

Salary commensurate with experience.
Excellent employee benefits.

Submission of Application

Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and completed Florida Legislature Employment Application to: castro.mariana@flsenate.gov

For additional information, please contact Mariana Castro at (305) 854-0365.

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.