Legislative Assistant

Washington State Senate
Olympia, WA Full-time
Posted on June 29, 2019
Position Announcement - Legislative Assistant Washington State Senate – Senator Brad Hawkins Closing Date: July 8, 2019 Washington State Senator Brad Hawkins is seeking candidates for a Legislative Assistant position. The Legislative Assistant works as part of a team and assists the Senator to successfully fulfill the obligations of his office. Typical Work • Manage the daily operations of a Senate office. • Assist constituents with casework; conduct research to respond appropriately. • Serve as a liaison between the Senator and legislative staff, constituents, and organizations. • Track progression of the Senator's bills through the legislative process. • Submit office reimbursements through the Senate expense program. • Help oversee and coordinate work during session with session aide and intern. • Perform other work as required. Desirable Qualifications • Highly organized with strong attention to detail. • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. • Work independently and cooperatively with others. • Exercise professional judgment, discretion and confidentiality. • Understand and competently operate the legislative computer system. Skills • Work under pressure and meet deadlines. • Work independently and in teams. • Be pro-active, organized, and self-directed. • Communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally. • Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Salary and Benefits This full-time exempt position includes vacation, sick leave, paid state holidays, retirement, social security, health, life and other optional insurance. Salary $42-$75K per year depending upon qualifications and experience. To Apply By July 8, 2019 please submit cover letter and resume to brad.hawkins@leg.wa.gov. The anticipated starting date is late July to early August. The Washington State Senate is an Equal Opportunity Employer.,Position Announcement - Legislative Assistant Washington State Senate – Senator Brad HawkinsClosing Date: July 8, 2019 Washington State Senator Brad Hawkins is seeking candidates for a Legislative Assistant position. The Legislative Assistant works as part of a team and assists the Senator to successfully fulfill the obligations of his office. Typical Work • Manage the daily operations of a Senate office. • Assist constituents with casework; conduct research to respond appropriately. • Serve as a liaison between the Senator and legislative staff, constituents, and organizations. • Track progression of the Senator's bills through the legislative process. • Submit office reimbursements through the Senate expense program.• Help oversee and coordinate work during session with session aide and intern.• Perform other work as required. Desirable Qualifications • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.• Work independently and cooperatively with others. • Exercise professional judgment, discretion and confidentiality. • Understand and competently operate the legislative computer system. Skills • Work under pressure and meet deadlines.• Work independently and in teams. • Be pro-active, organized, and self-directed. • Communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally. • Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Salary and Benefits This full-time exempt position includes vacation, sick leave, paid state holidays, retirement, social security, health, life and other optional insurance. Salary $42-$75K per year depending upon qualifications and experience. To Apply By July 8, 2019 please submit cover letter and resume to brad.hawkins@leg.wa.gov. The anticipated starting date is late July to early August.The Washington State Senate is an Equal Opportunity Employer.