Assistant Consultant

Office of Senator Hueso/CA-Mexico Cooperation
California State Senate | Sacramento, CA

Starting Salary: $5,250
Job Posted On: Nov-01-2022
Filing Deadline: Until Filled

Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career that is actively working on critical legislation to improve California, address issues in our communities and to meet the needs of all Californians? Consider the California State Senate and be part of an organization that serves to strengthen the State through dedicated service to all. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Under the direction of the Senator, the Chief of Staff, and the Legislative Director, the Assistant Consultant will organize California-Mexico Cooperation Select Committee hearings, review bill co-authoring opportunities, manage constituent correspondence, and meet with constituents, legislative advocates and other legislative staff members.

DUTIES:

Helps develop the Member’s personal legislation related to California-Mexico affairs, in conjunction with input from Chief of Staff and Legislative Director. The Assistant Consultant prepares briefings for the Member on key legislative issues and may serve as the principal substitute for the Member at legislative meetings. Analyzes legislation and provides policy consultation in key areas of binational interest and concern. Responsible for research and formulation of legislation and for meetings with proponents and opponents. May prepare a monthly legislative progress report regarding their issue area(s) for the Member, Chief of Staff and staff, and provides legislative updates at staff meetings. May supervise staff including interns and fellows assigned to assist with legislation. Will organize Select Committee hearings.

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

The legislative process, including the Select Committee process, as well as the structure and policies of state government; background and experience of key relevant issues affecting California’s relationship with Mexico. Minimum of 4-6 years of legislative and bi-national experience, excellent oral and written communications skills and a strong policy and legislative process background required. Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects, thrive under deadlines, and work well in a team environment.

ABILITY TO:

Perform high administrative and policy–influencing functions effectively; organize and structure employee workload and supervise staff; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; establish and maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with staff. Demonstrate excellent written, research, computer and communication skills as well as having extensive contacts inside and outside the building. Meet the demands of the position including working long hours and being able to multitask and work well under pressure and deadlines.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s Degree and legislative experience are preferred.

If you are offered this position and are vaccinated, you will be required to submit a copy of your COVID vaccination card with your new hire paperwork.

LOCATION, SALARY AND FILING DATE:

This position is located in Sacramento, CA.
Salary starts at $5,250 per month plus benefits.
Final salary will be commensurate with experience and education.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

BENEFITS:

The Senate offers a competitive benefit package, which includes:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Flexible spending accounts

SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND SENATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO:

Aaron Brieno, Chief of Staff
Office of Senator Hueso
Aaron.Brieno@sen.ca.gov

The Senate application form is available through the Senate job webpage: www.senate.ca.gov/senatejobs

The California State Senate values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Senate believes the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to strengthen our ability to support the legislature. Join the California State Senate and help us support California communities.
Date Posted: 08/25/2022
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