Washington State House Democrats


Position Announcement: Session Assistant

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for this posting.

Session Assistant

To Members, Washington State House of Representatives

Mission:          To assist a legislative office team in successfully fulfilling the legislator’s public obligations by providing support services in the areas of administration, communication, research and constituent services.

Reports to:     Legislative Assistant, Representative, Caucus Staff Director, Chief Clerk

Type of position: This is an exempt session/temporary position.

Necessary Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks accurately and efficiently under time constraints
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and maintain confidentiality
  • Word processing skills necessary to work with speed and accuracy
  • Familiarity with legislative, administrative and judicial systems

Typical Assignments (These tasks may vary depending on the needs of individual Legislative offices)


  • Assist the LA with in-coming communication, phones, visitors, appointment requests
  • Assist with the Representative’s schedule and travel arrangements, providing all materials
  • Assist with copying, filing and other assigned projects


  • Assist with constituent inquiries and casework
  • Work with staff to facilitate the flow of information to, from, and within the office
  • 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.
  • Work with OPR and Caucus staff to develop constituent responses and other communication

Prior legislative experience is preferred

INTERESTED CANDIDATES should send electronically a cover letter, résumé and a writing sample to:

Amy.Ruble@leg.wa.gov and Josie.Regan@leg.wa.gov

The Washington State House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.