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Department: Board of Aldermen


  • Minimum: $55,000.00

Medical benefits and parking.

Position Specifications

Nature of Work

The Legislative Assistant will work directly with a specific Alderperson on their legislative and ward programmatic agenda. This may include research, writing reports, helping to solve community issues, interfacing with businesses and constitutes and other related matters. The Alderperson the Legislative Assistant is assigned to will determine the exact duties and responsibilities related to this job.


(The exact duties will vary depending on the Alderperson)

  • Work with Alderperson to formulate and advance legislative priorities.
  • Help research, draft, and move Alderperson’s legislation forward.
  • Provide input on legislative strategy.
  • Track and analyze proposed board bills and resolutions; brief Alderperson on same.
  • Prepare for and help formulate positions for committee hearings and full Board meetings.
  • Represent the Alderperson at meetings with constituents and stakeholder groups.
  • Assist with planning and/or attendance neighborhood association meetings, community events, and town hall meetings.
  • Work with Executive Secretary to maintain Alderperson’s calendar and other Board of Alderpersons staff as required.
  • Partner with Neighborhood Improvement Specialists, various city departments, and Board of Aldermen staff to address constituent concerns and issues. 
  • This position is full time, but will require irregular hours and the ability to meet tight deadlines, especially during the legislative session, including some evening and weekend work.
  • This role will vary dependent on the Alderperson whom the position reports to and may include varying responsibilities including, but not limited to the items listed above in addition to other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

General knowledge of the legislative process, writing and some public speaking skills. Experience in organizing meetings, scheduling, community engagement, analysis of legislation and working with a diverse group of people and communities. Able to work independently and meet deadlines.   



  • Prior experience working for an executive, leader of an organization, or elected official.
  • Strong research, analytical, and project management skills, and the ability to break down complex issues.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred with emphasis in public administration, political science, social work, legal studies, or other relevant field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated capability to come up with  innovative solutions to difficult challenges.
  • Ability to thrive working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to public service, appreciation for lively discussion, and willingness to work hard to accomplish meaningful goals.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and tasks, and accomplish objectives with minimal supervision or oversight.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and build relationships with diverse community members and/or organizations.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and keep confidences on sensitive issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
  • A general knowledge of the Board of Aldermen’s legislative process and Missouri Sunshine Law is preferred.



Relevant education or a combination of relevant education, training and experience. 

Scoring Components and Their Weights

O.C. BOA-LAW4(2)

August 24, 2023

Last Date For Filing Application Is September 23, 2023

A limited number of candidates may be called for the oral interview based on an evaluation of their experience and education as listed on the employment application. Please fully describe your work experience and educational achievements.

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