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State of Massachusetts Legislative Aide - Office of State Representative Kip A. Diggs – 2nd Barnstable District in Boston, Massachusetts

Agency Overview: The Massachusetts House of Representatives (“House”) is comprised of 160 independently elected Members, each representing a district of approximately 43,000 people. Position Overview: The Legislative Aide assists House Member State Representative Kip A. Diggs by providing communication, legislative, and administrative support services. Reports to: State Representative Kip A. Diggs, or at the discretion of the Representative to the Staff Director. Essential Duties & Responsibilities The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Nothing in this job description restricts the Member’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time for any reason. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:  Provide Member with basic administrative support including, but not limited to, answering phones and taking messages, greeting visitors, scheduling and other tasks as may be assigned;  Manage constituent inquiries and casework including creation/maintenance of database of constituent requests;  Serve as liaison with Member’s constituents;  Serve as liaison with federal, local and other state government offices as directed by the Member;  Research and draft responses to constituents, stakeholders and other interest groups on matters of interest;  Draft proposed legislation and amendments on matters of importance to the Member;  Monitor and track legislation for Member;  Prepare summaries of legislation and briefing materials on various topics for Member;  Attend meetings and forums on behalf of the Member as directed;  Supervise interns and coordinate with the House intern program; and  Ability to operate in a fast-paced professional office environment; handle or operate standard office equipment, and occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Required Skills/Attributes:  Ability to interface and work with different communities and personalities in a professional and helpful manner;  Ability to multi-task effectively, work independently and meet deadlines on short notice;  Excellent research, analytical and interpersonal skills;  Excellent writing and communication skills;  Ability to communicate with members and colleagues effectively and provide and receive feedback professionally;  Strong organizational skills including, but not limited to, calendar and email management and the ability to prioritize tasks as needed;  Ability to follow up and complete tasks. Preferred Education and Work Experience:  Bachelor’s degree; or  Associate degree with more than 1 year of professional work experience; or  High School diploma with more than 2 years of professional work experience. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, minimum of 37.5 hour per week position. Days of work are typically Monday through Friday. Hours vary and may include evening and weekend work to support the Member’s legislative or constituent activities. This position will principally be based in the 2nd Barnstable District on Cape Cod but candidates must be able to travel occasionally to Boston. Compensation: The annual salary for a Legislative Aide with no prior employment history with the House of Representatives is $53,000. If a candidate has an employment history with the House or is a current employee (not including internships), the salary will be commensurate with experience. The House of Representatives is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity/expression, disability, military obligations, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal or state law. How to Apply: * *Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter to the MassCareers portal. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: House of Representatives *Title: *Legislative Aide - Office of State Representative Kip A. Diggs – 2nd Barnstable District Location: Massachusetts-Boston - State House Requisition ID: 240005HJ