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.
Under the direction of the Senator, the Chief of Staff, and Legislative Director, the Legislative Aide will take primary responsibility for several of the Senator’s Legislative Proposals, as well as briefing the Senator on bills pending in committee and on the Senate Floor. The Legislative aide will work in collaboration with the Senator’s staff, Legislative staff in other Senate and Assembly Offices, lobbyists, community organizations, state and local agencies and Departments. The Legislative Aide will, as assigned, respond to and track constituent inquiries, answer and respond to phone calls and assist with resolutions and letters.
Under the direction of the Senator and the Chief of Staff, the Legislative Director and the Legislative Aide will help to develop and manage a portion of the Senator’s legislative package. They will be responsible for researching issues, negotiating and writing amendments, developing coalitions, authoring briefing memos and statements, analyzing proposed legislation and policies, staffing the Senator in meetings, and much more.
DESIRABLE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
The ideal candidate will be familiar with the State legislative process, bill development and budget approval process, excellent research, oral and written communications skills are required, along with the ability to manage multiple projects, work well under deadlines, detail oriented, have a willingness to learn, and embrace a team-oriented philosophy and environment.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree required. 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, BENEFITS, SALARY AND FILING DATE:
This position is located in Sacramento, CA.
Salary starts at $4,108 per month.
Final salary will be commensurate with experience and education.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Senate offers a competitive benefit package, which includes:
- California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
- 401(k) and 457 plans
- Flexible spending accounts
SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME, REFERENCES, WRITING SAMPLE AND SENATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO:
Michelle Reyes, Legislative Director
Office of Senator John Laird
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.