Legislative Aide (Democrat Caucus)

State of Ohio Jobs, Columbus, OH 43215, Openings : 1,
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Job Description : Primary Location : United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County-Columbus Work Locations : Riffe Tower 77 South High Street Concourse Columbus 43215 Organization : House of Representatives Classified Indicator : Unclassified Bargaining Unit / Exempt : Exempt Schedule : Full-time Compensation : 50K -51.5K Unposting Date : Mar 31, 2024, 10:59:00 PM Primary Job Skill : Professional Technical Skills : Administrative support/services Professional Skills : Teamwork Agency Contact Name : Craig Fleck Agency Contact Information : (614) 466-4308

Legislative Aide (Democrat Caucus)

Job Duties

Summary of Position: Provides office support for a representative. Provides scheduling, mail and telephone handling and file maintenance services and handles constituent inquiries. May draft legislation. Tracks progress of legislation for representative.

Essential functions include:

1. Manages the daily operations of the district office at the Riffe Center

2. Answers and screens telephone calls to the district office at the Riffe Center

3. Staffs member for committee, session, and legislative meetings at the Riffe Center and the Statehouse

4. Prepares documents and copies materials for member and constituents for legislative meetings

5. Organizes and plans meetings and attends with member when needed

6. Greets visitors in the Riffe lobby on behalf of the member and escorts them to the members office

7. Opens, sorts and responds to district mail delivered to the House and coordinates outgoing mailings

8. Drafts various writing assignments on behalf of the representative (e.g., letters, speeches, press releases, general correspondence)

9. Organizes and maintains files, both electronic and paper, per the record retention schedule

10. Takes notes of meetings, prepares minutes and writes reports

11. Handles constituent information requests and constituent problems with state and local officials and employees and tracks them in the CMS database

12. Schedules member and makes travel arrangements

13. Processes commendations in coordination with LSC, retrieves them from the Clerk’s Office at the Statehouse and mails them through the House mailroom at the Riffe Center

14. Assists with legislative research, coordinates the drafting of bills with LSC and tracks legislation sponsored by or of interest to the member

15. Serves as a contact between his/her assigned member and caucus policy and communication staff

16. Assists with constituent outreach to the member’s district, including traveling to the member’s district

17. Completes other duties as assigned

The Ohio House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Interacts professionally with members, peers, constituents and the general public
  • Maintains a professional demeanor in any and all circumstances
  • Understands legislative process and terminology
  • Tactfully handles sensitive issues and maintain confidentially
  • Understands state government
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Multitasks and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Understands supervisory/management concepts and principles
  • Travels
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or two years of relevant legislative experience


We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of his/her salary towards his/her retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Downtown Parking

Childbirth/Adoption leave

Deferred Compensation

  • The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-12 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here