Legislative Assistant

A Legislative Assistant support legislators and government officials with daily administrative tasks, researching legislative and policy issues, and generating materials for legislation and speeches.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Legislative Assistant is meeting with a utility company to discuss the content of a drafted bill that will increase the mandatory amount of energy from renewable sources. The Legislative Assistant considers the capabilities and input of the utility company to advise minor changes to the bill to make it more feasible and successful.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Perform administrative tasks that perpetuate the legislative processes.
  • Attend and document meetings on behalf of legislators.
  • Track legislation and conduct research on legislative and policy issues.
  • Draft speeches, letters, and meeting notices and memos.
  • Meet with constituents, non-profit agencies or lobbyists to discuss current or future bills.

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$39,708

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

3-5 years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Writing Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Research Skills, Decision Making Skills, Analytical Skills, Time Management, Detail Oriented, Negotiating Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Administrative Assistant