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State of Massachusetts Researcher - Joint Committee on Elder Affairs in Boston, Massachusetts

Agency Overview:   The Massachusetts House of Representatives (“House”) iscomprisedof 160 independently elected Members, eachrepresentinga district of approximately 43,000 people.      Position Overview:   The Researcher performsresearch related to matters that come before the Committee. They interact with legislators, administrative officials, and stakeholders to support Committee legislative priorities.They are responsiblefor research, communication, generaladministrationandother duties as assigned.     Reports to:  Reports to the Chair of the Committee and at the discretion of the Chair, to the Staff Directoror Research Director.     Essential Duties & Responsibilities The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skillsrequired. Nothing in this job description restricts the Chair’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time for any reason. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:  * Under the direction of the Committee Chair, Staff Directorand/orResearch Directorprovidesinformation for public hearings and executive sessions, writesmemorandaand preparesresearchmaterial asrequired; * Prepares drafts oflegislative documents and outgoing communication such as amendments, press releases,hearing notices, letters of testimony,legislation,bills,and talkingpoints; * Assistsin coordinating hearingsand informationalbriefings; * Maintains records and compiles background materials andinformation;  * Tracksbills through the legislativeprocess; * Preparesbriefing materialsand billsummaries; * Respondsto inquiries from legislators, staff, agency representatives, constituency groups and/or thegeneral publicregardingbill language and/or billstatus; * Assistswith organizing committee hearings, providing support throughout the hearing process such as recording votes, filing amendments, posting hearing notices, reserving hearing rooms, and obtaining necessarysupplies;  * Performsvarious administrative tasks necessary for carrying out legislativefunctions; * Providescoaching and guidance toLegislative Aides andinternsasneeded; * Utilizes research databases;   * Utilizes Microsoft OfficeSuite;   * Able tooperatein a fast-paced professional office environment; handle oroperatestandard office equipment, and occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.   Required Skills/Attributes:   * Ability to interactand work with different communities and personalities in a professional and helpfulmanner;   * Ability to multi-task effectively, work independently and meet deadlines on shortnotice;   * Experience presenting complex data,analysesand information in easily understoodformats;  * Excellent research, analytical and interpersonalskills;   * Excellent writing and communicationskills;   * Ability to communicate with members and colleagues effectively and provide and receive feedbackprofessionally;   * Able to use standard office equipment andtechnology; * Ability to follow-up and complete tasks.       Education/Experience Qualifications:   * Bachelor’s degreerequiredin relevantfield;    * Prior legislative or related work experience for elected or appointed officials, advocacy groups or non-profit organizations is preferred.      Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:   This is a full-time, minimum of 37.5 hour per week position. Days of work are typically Monday through Friday. Hours vary and may include evening and weekend work to support the Committee’s legislative or constituent activities.   The House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity/expression, disability, military obligations, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal or state law. Benefits: As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, staff have access to a wide variety of health plans including coverage of health, vision, and dental benefits. Furthermore, retirement benefits are available, depending upon one’s length of employment. To Apply: Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to Julianna Fernandez at julianna.fernandez@mahouse.gov * * Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but priority will be given to those who submit them within the first 14 days. Salary: Mid to High $50k's. * Job: Administrative Services *Organization: House of Representatives *Title: *Researcher - Joint Committee on Elder Affairs Location: Massachusetts-Boston - State House Requisition ID: 240000Y7

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