Session Legislative Assistant

Washington State House of Representatives
Office of Program Research

POSITION: The Washington State House of Representatives is seeking candidates for the TEMPORARY position of SESSION COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT. The persons selected to fill these positions will provide clerical and administrative support to the OPR research staff and the committees of the House of Representatives. Principal duties include: coordinate and record committee meetings; prepare official committee records; track the progress of bills; word processing; provide information to legislators, staff, lobbyists, media, and the general public; and respond to and screen phone calls.

The OPR is a nonpartisan staff providing support to all members and committees of the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate must be skilled in clerical and administrative procedures; have the ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality; be proficient with Microsoft Office 2010, including Word, Outlook, and Internet Explorer; and have a basic understanding of state government and the functions and organization of the Legislature.

DATES/HOURS: Full time, temporary, with some evening and weekend work approximately late December 2012 through the end of April 2013.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Screening and selection may occur prior to the application deadline. Please send a cover letter and resume by November 2, 2012 to  or the following address:

Staff Director
Office of Program Research
John L. O’Brien Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600

The Washington State House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or needing this job announcement in an alternative format, should call (360) 786-7101 or TDD: 1-800-833-6388.