Legislative Assistant I (GOP Caucus) – Session Only

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Salary: $19.56/hourly

Telework: This position works on-site in the Minnesota Senate Building and Capitol during the legislative session.

Days of Work/Hours: Monday-Friday/8am-5pm.

Appointment Type: Full-time/Temporary

Appointment Duration: This position has an anticipated end date of late May 2023.

Department: GOP Caucus

Reports to: Legislative Support Supervisor

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until March 21, 2023, at 4pm.

Position Summary

The Legislative Assistant will assist in daily operations by providing individualized technical and administrative support to an assigned Senator with scheduling, written and oral communication (to constituents, legislators, staff, media, governmental agencies, and lobbyists), constituent casework, legislative tracking, and general support.

We seek someone who is highly motivated, interested in the legislative priorities of the GOP caucus, and passionate about government while being committed to providing the best possible service, representation, and leadership to a Senator’s constituents. An ideal candidate will be organized and capable of managing multiple work streams. This is a fast-paced work environment that requires adaptability and flexibility.

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Minimum Qualifications

Degree in Political Science, Communications, Public Administration, Social Science, Public Policy, or related area of study.

OR

One (1) year of experience in state government, policy advocacy, written communication, legislative session in any capacity, office assistance, or related.

In addition to the qualifications listed above, applicants must demonstrate:

  • Exceptional organizational and administrative skills to sufficiently manage a Senator’s district with a high volume of constituent casework and full committee schedules.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with tact and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel), Google Calendar, Zoom, and other virtual meeting programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of the legislative process.
  • Proficiency with the constituent response management software Indigov.
  • Experience with video and photo editing software.

Competencies

  • Ability to actively listen, project a calm demeanor, and discern needs when speaking with constituents.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous work situations when limited information is available.

Application Details

How to Apply

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Application Documents

To ensure consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and references within the application.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact HR at 651-296-0268 or hr @senate.mn.