221-002 - LEGISLATIVE AIDE
|Class Title: Legislative Assistant|
Grade Number: 07; $20.7543- $29.3598 per hour
Department: City Council/City Clerk
Performs a variety of tasks to assist the office of City Council and City Clerk in their legislative and record-keeping functions.
Works under the supervision of the City Clerk and Council President.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary duty of a legislative assistant is to assist in the legislative and record keeping process. These duties will include but not be limited to policy and program evaluation, research on legislation before and of interest to city council, researching state and federal legislation that impacts the city, working with community organizations, providing written and verbal reports to members of council and their staff, attending meetings (possibly at night), typing minutes/synopsis of meetings, answering phones, composing memos and proclamations, and a variety of record keeping functions.
Performs related work as may be required.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
(A) College Degree in Government, Public Administration or related field.
(B) Experience with local government, community organizations and research methods.
(C) Bilingual - Spanish Preferred
(D) Equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Knowledge of research methods, research design and quantitative methods.
(B) Knowledge of local government.
(C) Must be highly organized and be able to handle multiple tasks.
(D) Knowledge of social media.
(E) Ability to be proactive and conduct research independently.
(F) Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral formats. Better than average English and grammar skills.
(G) Ability to demonstrate a high level of confidentiality.
(H) Ability to provide quality and effective service with courtesy and understanding to our citizens, customers and internal departments.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Requires intensive daily use of personal computer and associated software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.