Legislative Assistant -Lrc

State Of Kentucky Frankfort , KY 40601

Posted 3 months ago

The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) provides staff support to the Kentucky General Assembly. The agency offers unique opportunities to people seeking fulfilling, challenging, and rewarding careers. LRC staff members provide diverse services and are united by the common purpose of supporting the branch of government closest to the people.

Legislative Services is a network of individuals specially trained to assist legislators in the performance of their duties as elected officials. We coordinate, communicate, and carry out the vast and ever-changing work for their constituency. In short, we are a one-stop-shop for all their legislative needs.

The Legislative Research Commission is accepting applications for the position of Legislative Assistant. This position is nonpartisan in nature and requires the ability to work with neutrality in a politically charged environment.

Job Duties Include:

  • Prepare/compose letters and other documents.

  • Assist members in carrying out their legislative duties without regard to political affiliation or philosophy.

  • Interact with constituents, other legislators, lobbyists, and other state agencies.

  • Make travel arrangements for members and assist in the preparation and submission of post-travel documentation for expense reimbursement.

  • Request and produce certificates of recognition.

  • Schedule appointments, tours, photos, and constituent visits.

  • Schedule legislative appointments and maintain legislators' calendar and brief them on their schedule.

  • Answer the telephone, record accurate messages, and relay the messages in a timely manner.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Command of Microsoft Office Suite software and good computer skills.

  • Ability to perform work in a professional manner and maintain a calm demeanor under intense pressure.

  • Outstanding organizational skills.

  • Ability to understand and uphold the strict confidential nature of legislative work.

  • Ability to uphold expectations of a nonpartisan staff member.

  • Ability to work extended hours as needed.

The individual selected for this position must have a positive attitude; a strong work ethic; attention to detail; and a public service orientation with the ability to maintain a good rapport with LRC staff, state employees, and the public. The individual must be able to work under stress, with the understanding that, during legislative sessions and occasionally during the interim, significant amounts of overtime will be required.

This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits including health and life insurance; retirement plan; and paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. Compensatory time is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis with prior approval..

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED. Associate's degree preferred.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: One year of experience working in a professional office, or as a secretary or personal assistant in a government office setting. Experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the hiring supervisor/manager.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Michelle Coyle at michelle.coyle@lrc.ky.gov or 502-564-8100.

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Legislative Assistant -Lrc

State Of Kentucky