WASHINGTON STATE

Washington State House Democrats

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Position Announcement: Session Administrative and Constituent Support Services

Session Administrative and Constituent Support Services
House Democratic Caucus, Washington State House of Representatives

Mission: To assist House Democratic legislative office teams in successfully fulfilling their public obligations by providing casework support services to their constituents.  To further House Democratic Caucus and individual member priorities by providing administrative support to policy, communications, and coordinating staff.
Reports to:  Caucus Resource Coordinator, Chief of Staff,  and Chief Clerk
Salary Range:  Depends on qualifications. This is an exempt temporary position for the 2020 legislative session
Location: Olympia
Closing Date: Open until filled.  Early applications encouraged
To apply:  Please send your cover letter and resume in one document to jobs.hdc@leg.wa.gov

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Prior legislative, office management, and administrative support experience
  • Strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills, including knowledge of standard format and protocol for professional correspondence
  • Persistent and resourceful in conducting research and problem solving
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook email and calendar functions
  • Knowledge of legislative process, judicial system, and state and local government structure, functions, and services
  • Ability to work independently, exercise professional judgment, and maintain confidentiality

TYPICAL ASSIGNMENTS

Casework

  • Work with Legislative Assistants to identify, plan, complete and close cases
  • Communicate with state agency liaisons, local governments, and nonprofit service organizations to find options and facilitate solutions
  • Develop casework resource materials to share with Legislative Assistants
  • Represent member offices to constituents, agencies, and non-governmental organizations regarding casework
  • Represent each office as instructed by applying polite, confidential, efficient and effective communication and problem solving skills
  • Provide written updates to member offices and Resource Coordinator as required
  • Maintain organized, detailed casework logs and case files

Administrative

  • Perform office administrative tasks such as: making copies, stocking office supplies, compiling briefing binders and training packets, maintaining bill tracking lists, editing and formatting documents and power point presentations, updating contact lists, and supporting special events
  • Provide occasional member office coverage to include: answering phones, act as first point of contact for office visitors, compiling appointment requests, and keeping the member meeting schedule on track

The Washington State House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process or who need an application in an alternative format may call 360-786-7750 or TTD 1-800-635-9993.