Idaho State Legislature

House of Representatives

Session Job Opportunities

The Idaho Legislature employs approximately 70 to 80 people during legislative sessions to fill various support positions. These full-time seasonal positions typically begin early January and end around the first of April.

Capitol dome at night

The Idaho House of Representatives is now accepting applications for the 2021 Legislative Session. These temporary full-time positions will run from January 11 through late March 2021, with training sessions beginning in December 2020.

Description: The successful applicant must be outgoing and able to interact with staff and the public in a pleasant and professional manner. The positions require proficiency with Microsoft Word as well as excellent grammar and spelling skills. They also require the ability to work under pressure, be well organized and detail oriented, and handle correspondence, telephone and e-mails. Dependability is critical. Typing speed of 60+ wpm and proficiency with Microsoft Outlook are preferred. For committee secretary and pool positions, minute-taking experience is helpful. Orientation and full training are provided.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Minimum of high school diploma and three years’ experience in an office setting required; executive/administrative assistant background a plus. Resume must include references.

COMPENSATION: Wages are approximately $15.00 to $16.00 per hour.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

    • Committee Secretary – assigned to a specific House Committee/Chairman and responsible for minutes, reports and agendas, processing legislation, scheduling, correspondence, organizing and filing.

    • Pool Secretary – secretarial support for several Representatives, providing assistance in scheduling, correspondence, and organizing. May also assist with committee minutes and special projects.

    • Journal Clerk – creates daily record of floor proceedings for House journal; maintains files of supporting documents; proofreads journals; creates daily calendars; assists with special programs.

    • Majority Staff Assistant – secretarial support to the House Majority Office.

    • Minority Staff Assistant – secretarial support to Democrat House members; duties may include research, bill tracking, scheduling, and constituent services.

    • Doorkeeper – Acts as gatekeeper and first point of contact for visitors to the House.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send a letter of interest, accompanied by a complete resume, a list of three references, and a completed Attaché Application Form, which can be found here.

CLOSING DATE: All application materials must be received no later than Friday, October 30, 2020.

e-mail: hspksec@house.idaho.gov
Fax: (208) 334-2491

Mail: Office of the Speaker
Idaho House of Representatives
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0038

Equal Opportunity Employer