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Senator's Assistant

  • 502499
  • PHOENIX
  • SENATE
  • Full-time

ARIZONA STATE SENATE

Senator's Assistant

1700 West Washington

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

http://www.azsenate.gov 

 
 
Posting Details:

Annual Salary: $34,500 Depending on Experience

*******************Interested individuals should email a letter of introduction and resume to:*******************

Susie Myers & Gina Jenkins

Arizona State Senate

Subject: Senator's Assistant Position

smyers@azleg.gov; gjenkins@azleg.gov

***This position will remain open until filled***

Job Summary:

The Arizona State Senate is currently accepting resumes for the position of Senator's Assistant.

This position is a non-partisan position that provides administrative assistance to members of the Arizona Senate on a full-time, year-round basis.

Job Duties:

The Senator's Assistant works directly with the Senator, acting as support staff to the office.

Duties of the Senator's Assistant include:

Member Office Management:

•Independently manage and perform a wide variety of complex and administrative functions related to a Senator's office

•Facilitation of information between research staff, other Legislators, state agency personnel, lobbyists, and the public

•Schedule and coordinate appointments, meetings, and community events

Public and Constituent Relations:

•Manage and respond to all constituent communications including phone calls, letters, emails, etc. This may involve bill tracking and research into issues

•Act as liaison to community groups, stakeholder groups, agencies, and grass-roots organizations on Member's behalf

Policy Support:

•Assistants to Committee Chairs are also responsible for coordinating all aspects related to committee chairmanship. This includes scheduling and dissemination of committee agendas

•Research and analyze existing and potential legislative issues that are of interest to Member

•Maintain general knowledge of diverse range of Member's priority issues and bills

•Work well with partisan and nonpartisan staff in providing policy support

Qualifications:

•Ability and willingness to work additional hours during the legislative session

•Excellent organization, time management, writing and research skills

•One year of professional administrative experience

•Knowledge of the Arizona legislative process

•Experience in Microsoft Word and Outlook

Benefits:

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

•Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

•Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

•Vacation plus 10 paid holidays per year

•Health and dental insurance

•Retirement plan

•Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

•Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

•Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Luis Bustamante at staffing@azdoa.gov for assistance.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.