Legislative Aide, Committee Clerk, Researcher

Oct 13 2021
Job Description



Thirty-Second Legislature

Seeking energetic, outgoing, and team-oriented individuals interested in participating in the legislative process. The following temporary positions are for the 2022 Legislative Session. Due to COVID-19 circumstances, length of employment, salary levels, and number of positions available is TBD.


The House of Representatives has a vaccination policy that requires all members, employees, and volunteers to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit weekly negative test results for COVID-19.  Those who choose to remain unvaccinated are expected to undergo tests administered by a medical professional at free testing sites or be responsible for any testing costs.



Support general office operations as directed. Assist with constituent concerns and meetings. Handle inquiries concerning the status of legislation. Process a variety of correspondence. Conduct light research as directed. Coordinate meetings and public hearings. Coordinate legislative activities and tours for student and constituent groups as needed. The ability to interact with government officials and the general public is required. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.



Digest legislation and review various documents. May draft resolutions and committee reports. Handle inquiries concerning the status of legislation. Coordinate meetings and public hearings. Assemble and prepare bills and testimony for hearings. The ability to interact with government officials and the general public is required. Perform other duties as directed. Long hours and flexibility required. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.



Perform review and analysis of state government budgets and funding requests submitted by state departments, agencies, and legislative committees. Prepare budget documents, committee reports, and related worksheets for review and approval by the Legislature. Perform other duties as directed. Requires strong analytical and critical thinking, writing, and communication skills. Must be able to work long hours, including weekends and holidays. The ability to interact with government officials and the general public is required. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.



Requires knowledge of standard office practices and communication skills. Ability to learn quickly and work independently. Detail oriented, problem-solving, and ability to think critically. Some extended hours may require very flexible availability. Must type at least 40 wpm. Strong Microsoft Word for Office 365 skills preferred.



Requires excellent communication and customer service skills with pleasant telephone etiquette. Should possess knowledge of standard office practices. Minimal typing and clerical services.



Seeking service-oriented individuals who are prompt, follow instructions, and work well with others. Responsibilities include security, crowd control, and public safety activities. May also include some lifting, moving furniture, delivering, cleaning, sorting mail, and other similar activities.


SUPPORT STAFF FOR REMOTE HEARINGS (Testimony Coordinators & Live Streamers):

Individuals with strong computer skills and extensive experience using Zoom are needed to support remote participation for public hearings and control live streaming to YouTube. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to multitask, learn new applications and procedures quickly, and communicate clearly and professionally with a wide variety of people, including elected officials, legislative staff, and the public. Prior experience with legislative hearings, IT support, and/or multi-camera video production is desirable, however we will provide training. Staff will be working in person at the State Capitol.



Requires a minimum of 1-year experience installing and maintaining computer hardware such as PCs, laptops, and laser printers. Must be able to troubleshoot and repair PCs and laptops, as well as install software. Must be proficient with Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365 (especially Word, Excel, and Outlook), with knowledge of video conferencing, streaming to social media, re-imaging computers, LAN and wireless networks, smart phones, and transmission media such as CAT 5 and 6. Ability to provide excellent customer service and be a team player desired.



Individuals with strong reading comprehension, analytical, research, and writing skills to draft legislative bills, resolutions, committee reports, research memos, or legal opinions. Requires the ability to work quickly and efficiently, interpret and digest statutory language, multitask and manage several projects at one time, maintain confidentiality, communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, and develop a working relationship with elected officials and their staff with an even temperament, all under the strict deadlines of the legislative session. As the legislative calendar and filing deadlines dictate, a willingness to work late on weekdays, weekends, and holidays and also assist in completing the workload of colleagues may be required. Strong typing skills, extensive experience with Microsoft Word, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and Westlaw are favorable. Some training to be provided, but familiarity with the state legislative process and procedures is helpful. Must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and be licensed and in good standing to practice in the State of Hawaii. Experience in criminal law, incarceration, rehabilitation, government regulation, consumer protection and Native Hawaiian issues are desirable.


Submit resume with cover letter indicating desired position(s) to:


[email protected]apitol.hawaii.gov


An Equal Opportunity Employer


For more information, visit: http://capitol.hawaii.gov/hjobs.aspx