Work hours: Flexible schedule up to 20 hours/week between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Legislative Aide will assist the Intergovernmental Relations Office (IRO) with legislative and other related matters during the Maryland General Assembly. They will provide administrative, research assistance, and support to the IRO team as required. The successful candidate will interact with legislators and their staff, government agencies and other partner organizations.
Due to the global health pandemic, this position will be virtual until public health officials deem safe; once in-person meetings are approved, occasional travel to Annapolis may be required. This is a temporary and part-time position expected to work between November 2020 thru April 2021.
• Staying informed on legislation that impacts the agency by researching publications, media and position statements
• Coordinating and tracking responses to legislative requests and fiscal notes
• Assisting in the development of legislative position recommendations
• Maintaining and updating legislative contact lists • Preparing data required to respond to inquiries and requests
• Preparing weekly newsletter
• Preparing briefing documents, meeting presentations, and other materials
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong research and communications skills are required, including exceptional writing skills.
- Working knowledge of the legislative processes in Maryland and the ability to interact with people across the agency and all levels of government.
- Must be proficient in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Minimum Education and Experience:
- At least college junior status pursuing a degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Communications, English, or related discipline.
- Must have a solid understanding of general office procedures.
- Must be able to prepare and maintain complex and confidential records.
- Must be able to compose correspondence and prepare documents and reports that include tables and charts.
Resumés/applications may be sent directly to Terry Walker-Morris Terry.Walker-Morris@wsscwater.
For best consideration, apply by October 15.