Position: Legislative Aide/Administrative Support (Legislative Assistant I)
Salary: $33,500 – $44,500, commensurate with experience
A Legislative Aide provides administrative support to the Delegate who represents District 32. Duties involve providing administrative and secretarial support to the Delegate. The Legislative Aide is responsible for editing, formatting, proofreading, and distributing correspondence, reports, on assignments, communicating with constituents and state agencies on constituents’ behalf.
Functions performed by employees in these positions vary but may include:
- answering and directing telephone calls;
- assisting callers and visitors by supplying legislative information;
- maintaining a member’s calendar;
- data entry;
- maintaining a filing system;
- composing correspondence;
- preparing other types of legislative documents.
In addition, administrative assistants may supervise clerical staff, arrange legislative meetings and hearings, prepare legislation, attend hearings, and provide guidance to members on legislative issues.
• Four years of general clerical or administrative support experience
• College background with public policy skills preferred
• Proficient in Microsoft Suite; advanced Excel formatting skills; Google Docs Suite, Doodle or Calendly, and Zoom.
• Strong grammar and written communication skills
• Ability to set priorities, plan, and organize
• Demonstrate strong communication and problem-solving skills
• Ability to perform accurate work in a timely manner and coordinate multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently, in teams, and sometimes under extreme time pressures
• Availability for extended work hours, including late night and weekend work, during the 90-day legislative session (January-April). Standard office hours during the legislative interim
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Work Environment: There is ample opportunity to work remotely, although there will be a strong need to come into the office during the legislative session. The office offers a diverse and collegial environment for persons motivated to provide nonpartisan support to Maryland’s legislative and policymaking process. Information about the employee benefits may be found at MGA Employee Benefits – General Assembly of Maryland Department of Legislative Services
Email resume with a cover letter to Sandy.Bartlett@house.state.md.us. State relevant experience, reasons for interest in the position, and availability to begin work.
Note: An exercise assessing basic skills is part of the interview process.