Senior Legisalative Aide I (grade 18)
Montgomery County Government 89 reviews - Rockville, MD

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This position is open only to:

(1) Current Montgomery County Government employees;

(2) Montgomery County employees who were affected by reduction-in-force and currently have RIF priority rights;

(3) Active Montgomery County local fire and rescue department volunteers with at least 50 points under the length of service award program; or
(4) Active Montgomery County Customized Employment Public Interns, QUEST Interns, Project SEARCH Interns or former Montgomery County Customized Employment Public Interns, QUEST Interns, or Project SEARCH Interns within 24 months of completion of internship.

This is a term position scheduled to expire on December 1, 2014. Continued employment is contingent on renewal of the term.

There is one current vacancy available working as a professional aide to support a Councilmember's office. The selected candidates will perform a variety of administrative and legislative duties relating to office administration and constituent services. Duties include: conducting research and preparing reports; receiving, investigating and resolving complaints and inquiries from constituents; attending and representing the Councilmember at meetings; maintaining the Councilmember's appointments calendar; and performing related administrative duties as required. This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to . Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .

Minimum Qualifications

Experience : One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in legislative/policy research or communications and/or professional level experience in a subject area relevant to local government administration.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.

1) Experience in conducting issues research, expressing ideas, conclusions and recommendations effectively, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

2) Experience in setting priorities and organizing work assignments within deadlines.

3) Experience working effectively with constituents, community groups, and elected and appointed officials.

4) Experience in providing an advanced level of office and administrative support.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 10 or fewer minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and Hiring Managers will be required to interview a minimum of five candidates. For "seniority" jobs (as shown in Article 8), resumes will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.

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