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Legislative Aide

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Description:  Support activities in the office of a State Legislator including taking constituent phone calls; registering their opinions/concerns, provide constituents with information; scheduling for the Legislator; conducting policy research; attending legislative committee meetings; briefing and advising the Legislator on policy issues; researching and preparing press releases; creating and managing databases; meeting with constituents, school groups, lobbyists and others.

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Practice Legislative Aide Interview

  1. Tell us about yourself?
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  2. Tell me about your weaknesses and how you deal with them.

  3. This job is very fast paced and requires dealing with many constituents, lobbyists, and information contacts.  

Follow-up:  How many calls and contacts do you think the office handles on an average day?  How many contacts could you handle in a single day?

  1. Explain your ability and experience keeping a busy schedule.

  2. Explain your experience and ability to keep organized records.

  3. How would a supervisor and peers establish effective communication with you?

  4. What is your passion in life as it relates to work or school?

  5. Why are you interested in working for our district?

  6. What motivates you?

  7. What are your qualities to work independently and give us an example of your ability to work independently?

  8. On a continuum of left to right with ultra liberal at the left end of the line at zero and ultra conservative at the rights end of the line at 10, where do you find yourself?

Follow-up:  Are there any political issues that make you uncomfortable?  Why?

  1. What do you think about (enter any valid current issue in the state or for the office)

  2. What is your required salary range?

  3. Is there anything that you want to add or hoped we would ask or that you would like to emphasize?
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