District Field Representative

District Field Representative

 

TITLE: Field Representative

REPORTS TO: Deputy Chief of Staff

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

●      to monitor and update the Member and Deputy Chief of Staff on district and local issues;

●      to answer casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents; and

●      to act as liaison with federal, district, and local agencies for the Member and constituents.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

●      strong oral and written communication skills;

●      thorough knowledge of legislative process;

●      knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Member is involved;

●      proficiency in word processing;

●      strong telephone skills;

●      thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

●      skill in organizing and prioritizing work tasks and activities;

●      ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities;

●      availability to work long hours;

●      ability to work well under pressure;

●      ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; and

●      ability to telecommute on a rotating schedule efficiently.

 

DUTIES:

●      acts as the grassroots representative for the Member within his or her area of responsibility including answering casework

correspondence, verbal communications with constituents, and acting as liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;

●      informs the Member and the Deputy Chief of Staff of all happenings in his or her assigned issue areas by screening district

media sources and interacting with constituents;

●      handles all casework assignments;

●      acts as liaison and interfaces with city, county, district, and federal officials, the chamber of commerce and other persons

or groups to form effective relationships for the Member;

●      assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the Deputy Chief of Staff and

Casework Manager;

●      monitors scheduled district meetings for the Member with constituents;

●      screens and refers cases, when appropriate, to other district offices;

●      trains and supervises Interns, to handle Office matters such as logging incoming and outgoing correspondence, handling

visitors, telephone calls, and computer operations;

●      logs in all incoming and outgoing mail and incoming telephone calls relating to casework;

●      prepares monthly reports for the Deputy Chief of Staff on pending cases and district activities in his or her assigned issue

areas;

●      continually screens active cases and acts as liaison with constituents to ensure that their cases are handled in a

responsive manner;

●      maintains up-to-date files on all cases and categories of information of importance to the Office; and

●      performs other duties as assigned.


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