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Job Title

District Legislative Assistant (District 17)

General Summary

The Office of State Senator Debbie Mayfield (District 17) is now accepting applications for a Legislative Assistant in the district office located in Brevard, Florida. They must have experience or training in the areas related to their job responsibilities.



Examples of Work Performed

  • Develop a marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics
  • Coordinate public relations activities
  • Use social media  to engage audiences across traditional and new media
  • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contact
  • Create content for press releases, byline articles, keynote presentations and guest column editorials
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a weekly basis
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Event planning experience
  • Preparing letters, summaries, talk-sheets or speeches, reports, and informational memoranda for the Senator.
  • Maintaining Senator’s calendar, scheduling appointments, meeting with constituents and interested persons.  
  • Attending state and local meetings and other events on behalf of the Senator, as well as working with groups to identify key issues for the district.
  • Formulates replies to correspondence in draft for final form depending on the complexity of the issue.
  • Performs other related duties as required
  • Applicants must be self-motivated, and should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Applicants should possess knowledge of Florida state government structure, functions and legislative processes.
  • The Legislative Assistant must travel within the district and willing to travel to Tallahassee during committee meetings and session when needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General office procedures and practices.
  • Computer and use of software such as but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher as well as Constant Contacts
  • Knowledge of the methods for organizing and presenting data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Use independent judgment in handling media inquiries and news releases.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Review work for accuracy and quality of content.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public and press
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Work and make decisions independently.
  • Compose correspondence.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Manage time well.
  • Work cooperatively as a team member and to contribute to the effective internal functioning of the operation.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of administrative experience.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.

Professional or non-professional administrative experience can substitute on a year for year basis for the required college education.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those with media experience.


Excellent employee benefits.


Submission of Application

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

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.