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Florida Legislative Employment Information

The Florida Legislature
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Job Title

Administrative Assistant / Journal Writer/Editor

General Summary

The Office of the Clerk is accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant/Journal Writer/Editor.

The Journal Writer/Editor is one of a four member team of writers responsible for drafting, verifying,  compiling and producing the Journals of the House of Representatives during legislative sessions.  Under direct supervision, they maintain records and produce electronic documentation of Chamber floor actions during session, including final electronic and printed publications of the Journal.  The writers/editors also create, update, and edit/verify other House documents and publications. 

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of work experience.  A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for the required experience.  Administrative or staff experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


Excellent employee benefits


Employment Description

Effective oral and written communication.

Ability to work long hours.

Create and update documents and publications using various PC applications.

Read, edit, and verify printed and electronic documents and publications using copyediting marks to note corrections either in writing or electronically.

Monitor and record Chamber floor actions electronically and/or with handwritten notations.

Prepare Journal copy according to prescribed format using handwritten notations and previously stored electronic data.

Transcribe prayers offered in daily sessions, designated floor remarks, and caucus/conference meetings using various applications, documenting the accuracy of all direct quotations, and verifying all titles and proper names included in transcribed material.

Conduct research of legislative actions, make proper notations on the House Calendar, and produce copies for use by the Speaker's Office and Clerk's Office staff.

Perform legislative research and provide information in response to requests by House members and the general public.

Operate digital recording equipment, input electronic log notations, and produces copies of audio recordings on cassette or CD, upon request.

Maintain and file work papers in own workspace as well as in permanent office files in a manner consistent with general office procedures.

Perform general office duties including answering area telephone lines, directing calls and inquiries to the proper staff member, using duplicating equipment, loading paper and toner in printers/duplicating machines, and performing other office maintenance tasks.

Submission of Application

Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume and completed Florida Legislative Employment Application to:

Lawanda Williams
Office of House Administration
Florida House of Representatives
1201 Capitol
402 S Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Or email

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.