Legislative Assistant to Representative Zack Hudgins, Chair of the General Government & Information Technology Committee, Washington State House of Representatives
UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for this posting.
Mission: To assist Legislators in successfully fulfilling their public obligations by providing support services in the areas of administration, communication, research and public relations.
Reports to: The Representative, Caucus Staff Director, Chief Clerk
Location: The position is based in Olympia during session and a district office in Seattle during the interim.
To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume in one document by October 15 to Amy.Ruble@leg.wa.gov
Necessary Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills
- Familiarity with the 11th legislative district helpful, but not required
- Ability to work quickly and independently, listen closely, and anticipate the needs of the Representative
- Experience conducting complex and detailed scheduling
- Ability to research and analyze relevant constituent issues
- Ability to track legislation and organize member briefings and materials
- Ability to perform multiple tasks accurately and efficiently under time constraints that often require attention to detail while not losing perspective of the bigger picture
- Ability to exercise professional judgment and maintain confidentiality
- Flexibility to travel to district and other requested locations to attend meetings on the member’s behalf
- Manage the Representative’s schedule and travel arrangements, providing all materials
- 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 a high volume of constituent inquiries and casework listening carefully to the needs of the district and its constituents
- Facilitate and coordinate communication between the Representative, legislators, state officials, staff, agency personnel, stakeholders and constituents in the development and advancement of legislation
- Maintain contact lists of constituent and stakeholders for key legislative priorities and district specific issues
- Serve as a liaison between the Representative and constituents of the Legislative District; exercising independent judgment to determine and implement appropriate courses of action
- Track advancement of bills through the legislative process. This may entail monitoring of committee hearings, securing committee testimony and records preparation
- 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 in a professional manner with the understanding that we work for the taxpayers of the state of Washington
- Work with Communications staff and the Representative on articles, newsletters, press releases, speeches, town hall meetings and district events
The Washington State House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.