UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for this posting.
Legislative Assistant to Rep. Marcus Riccelli
Deputy Whip; Vice Chair, Health Care & Wellness Committee – Washington State House of Representatives
We are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter to join an energetic team committed to moving the Spokane region forward.
Mission: To assist Rep. Riccelli in successfully fulfilling his public obligations by providing support services in the areas of communication, research, public relations, and administration.
Reports to: Representative Riccelli, Caucus Staff Director, Chief Clerk
Location: The primary work location is in Spokane during interim and in Olympia during the legislative session, with occasional overnight travel.
Compensation: Minimum salary starts at $37,000 a year – will increase depending on qualifications and education.
Necessary Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and discuss controversial issues with diplomacy and tact
- Ability to research and analyze relevant constituent issues
- Ability to track legislation and organize member briefings and materials
- Ability to work independently to fully develop materials and propose next steps
- Acute attention to detail, including the ability to conduct complex and detailed scheduling and travel arrangements
- Ability to perform multiple tasks accurately and efficiently under time constraints
- Ability to exercise professional judgment and maintain confidentiality
- Knowledge and familiarity with the 3rd District, Spokane and Eastern Washington
- Passion for and commitment to public service
- Manage the Representative’s schedule and travel, coordinating with stakeholders as appropriate
- Manage daily operation of office including monthly reimbursements and daily reports
- Supervise, as delegated by the member, independent interns and volunteers. Coordinate with the intern coordinators to direct the work of interns
- Manage constituent inquiries and constituent services requests.
- Facilitate and coordinate communication between the Representative, legislators, state officials, staff, agency personnel, stakeholders and constituents in the development and advancement of legislation
- Serve as a liaison between the Representative and constituents of the Legislative District
- Track advancement of bills through the legislative process. This may entail monitoring of committee hearings, securing committee testimony and records preparation including remarks and summaries
- Identify and monitor district specific issues
- Work with OPR and Caucus staff to develop materials and prepare briefings for members
- Represent the office at legislative and community events
- Staff the Representative at constituent and stakeholder meetings, tracking commitments and following up.
- Work with the Representative, Communications staff, and other offices to organize town hall meetings, press conferences, and other district events.
Please send your resume with a thoughtful, concise cover letter to Amy.Ruble@leg.wa.gov. Include “Job Posting: Legislative Assistant” in the subject field.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.