Candidate must have legislative assistance experience to be considered.
The Administrative Assistant, under general direction, performs staff assistance on difficult to complex projects and programs pertaining to administrative, organization, and operation considerations. This position requires the ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Provides information to membership pertaining to legislative publications, policies or functions. • Provides legislative support during session as requested. • Assists the legislative and assistant general counsel in their legislative related job duties and responsibilities, including policy research among other professional duties • Assists the manager of advocacy programs with coordination and scheduling of federal fly-in delegation trips • Provides staff support to the FLC Resolutions Committee and maintains resolutions database. • Assists in the coordination of meetings, conferences and workshops as requested. • Handles travel arrangements and completes expense reports for assigned staff. • Composes & types routine correspondence; maintains up to date files. • Completes legislative committee packets for assigned lobbyists. • Assists in the production and distribution of committee packets, placards and sign-in sheets for the FLC Resolutions, FAST and Advocacy Committees. • Assists in the editing of written materials, including articles and publications. • Assembles and compiles basic data for reports and presentations as scheduled or requested. • Maintains confidentiality of information processed as appropriate. • Assists lobbyists and legislative assistant as requested. • Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Basic knowledge of state government structure and legislative process • Knowledge of standard office procedures and use of office equipment • Working knowledge of PC/word processing and various computer applications as well as general office equipment. • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks • Ability to exercise initiative and independence in completing tasks • Ability to communicate effectively with various personalities both orally and in writing • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, managers, employees and vendors
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of two – five years administrative experience. Must be proficient in the use of word processing software and able to use a personal computer.
The Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to serve the needs of Florida's cities and promote local self-government. The League was founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy.Florida’s city officials formed as a group of municipal governments for the first time in 1922. They wanted to shape legisla...tion, share the advantages of cooperative action, and exchange ideas and experiences. Growing from a small number of cities and towns, our membership now represents more than 400 cities, towns and villages in the Sunshine State. The League is governed by a Board of Directors composed of elected municipal officials. The League functions under its Charter and By-laws, while the Strategic Plan outlines the mission, goals and objectives.The League’s headquarters is in Tallahassee, and Insurance Services and the Technology Services Department are located in Orlando. The League is the premier provider of many products and services developed especially for Florida’s cities. Our strength and success are dependent upon the support and participation of our members. We continue to explore new ideas for programs, products and services that will meet the needs of municipalities today and tomorrow.