Under general direction, the administrative assistant provides support to assigned lobbyists on various projects and programs pertaining to administrative, organization, research and analytic duties. 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 assigned lobbyists with the Legislative Bill Summaries and other publications.
Assists in the coordination of meetings, conferences and workshops as requested.
Composes and types routine correspondence and maintains up to date files.
Assembles and compiles basic data for reports and presentations as scheduled or requested.
Assists assigned lobbyists with research and analysis as requested.
Handles travel arrangements and completes expense reports for assigned lobbyists.
Completes legislative committee packets for assigned lobbyists.
Assists in the production and distribution of legislative committee packets, placards and sign-in sheets.
Proofs, orders and mails out FUBA Advisor.
Assists in the coordination of legislative candidate interviews and biennial survey.
Assists the Advocacy Programs & Federal Affairs Manager with state and federal advocacy programs.
Assists legislative director, lobbyists and legislative coordinator 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.
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, policy committees and members.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of two—five years of administrative experience. Experience working in the legislative process is preferred.
About Florida League of Cities
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. Florida’s city officials formed as a group of municipal governments for the first time in 1922. They wanted to shape legislation, 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.