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The Florida Legislature
Commission on Ethics

Job Title

Administrative Assistant

General Summary

The Florida Commission on Ethics is seeking to fill an Administrative Assistant position to serve as the Assistant to the Executive Director. The Commission on Ethics is an agency of the Legislative Branch of Florida government that is responsible for investigating possible violations of Florida's ethics laws, advising government officials and employees about their responsibilities under those laws, and implementing the State's financial disclosure laws.
The work involves assisting the Commission's Executive Director in coordinating administrative tasks and assignments as well as processing a variety of correspondence and communicating with the public.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Assists the Executive Director and Commission staff in handling daily administrative duties and acts in matters where authority has been delegated.
  • Performs special assignments and research.
  • Performs general office management duties.
  • Processes a variety of correspondence, investigates subject matter, and prepares replies.
  • Prepares confidential correspondence, secures information necessary for preparing replies, and answers telephone inquiries to relieve supervisor from routine assignments.
  • Assists with providing answers to questions from the public, public officers and employees, and the media about the ethics laws and the Ethics Commission's procedures.
  • Assists in planning Commission meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices. 
  • Knowledge of research techniques. 
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and review work for accuracy and quality of content. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the efficient internal functioning of the unit. 
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public. 
  • Ability to handle confidential information. 
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Ability to prepare reports, correspondence, and maintain records. 
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. 
  • Ability to train others. 
  • Ability to supervise people.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
Administrative experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


Positions are usually filled at or near base of $26,460. 
Excellent benefits package.

Application Deadline

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and detailed resume to:
Lynn Blais
Florida Commission on Ethics
P.O. Drawer 15709
325 John Knox Road, Building E, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32317-5709

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.