• Serve Your Community
  • Shape Public Policy
  • Advise Legislative Leaders
  • Craft Legislation
  • Advocate for Causes
  • Ensure Government Accountability
  • Use and Create Innovative Technology Platforms
 

After watching this video, can you picture yourself working here and making a difference in people's lives? Learn more about career path choices and search for legislative jobs now! Legislative staff members around the country and the National Conference of State Legislatures are teaming up to invite you to learn more about the opportunities and rewards of working for state legislatures.

No matter what your job entails, if you are a legislative staffer, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is your professional organization. NCSL is your resource on legislative issues, your one-stop shop for professional development and your connection to legislative staffers around the country.

Workers are needed to keep the wheels of government turning. They do policy research, draft bills, write legal opinions, evaluate programs and assess how legislation will affect the state's budget. They have other roles, too, including helping constituents, handling public relations, providing building security and information technology support.

Career Paths:

Everyone in these legislative staff agencies plays a role in helping legislators go through the step-by-step process that it takes to transform a policy idea into a successful piece of legislation. Watch videos of staffers in several states describing their jobs and the satisfaction they take in a public service career.

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  • Videos in which staff members describe their jobs and explain why they chose the legislature as a career.
  • Links to legislative staff organizations and networks..

Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries

ASLCS is dedicated to providing an effective forum for solving professional problems common to legislative clerical officers and their staffs. Legislative clerks and secretaries and their staff members work in a unique environment for which little formal training is available.

Communications (LINCS)

Legislative Information and Communication Staff Section

Communications staffers fill many different roles, from writers to photographers to civic education to social media developers. The common goal is to help the public—from schoolchildren to seniors—understand the legislative process, the role their elected officials play, and how they can play a part themselves.

National Legislative Program Evaluation Society

National Legislative Program Evaluation Society

Evaluators review state programs to provide the legislature recommendations for making government as efficient, effective and timely as possible.

Fiscal (NALFO)

National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices

The legislative branch wields the power of the purse. Fiscal staffers play an important role in analyzing the costs and benefits of a wide array of programs and policies. Members rely on you when they vote on issues in the budget. The greatest challenge is making complex issues understandable.

Leadership (LSS)

Leadership Staff Section

The Leadership Staff Section includes legislative staff who work for legislative leaders and party caucuses in a variety of roles.

Legal (RELACS)

Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff

The Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff (RELACS) professional association is dedicated to fostering professional development and communication through NCSL among legislative employees who provide a multitude of services to state legislatures, including research, editing, legal services, committee staffing, bill drafting, code revision, administrative rules review and compilation, policy analysis, and constituent services. As a legislative staffer working in one of these areas, you are automatically a member of the association.

Lebrarians (LRL)

Legislative Research Librarians Staff Section

The Legislative Research Librarians Staff Section includes librarians and information specialists in legislative agencies. The members help lawmakers and staff with legislative research, information retrieval and other work involving legislative information, operations and procedures.

Research (RELACS)

Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff

The Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff (RELACS) professional association is dedicated to fostering professional development and communication through NCSL among legislative employees who provide a multitude of services to state legislatures, including research, editing, legal services, committee staffing, bill drafting, code revision, administrative rules review and compilation, policy analysis, and constituent services. As a legislative staffer working in one ofthese areas, you are automatically a member of the association.

Security (NLSSA)

National Legislative Services and Security Association

Our members provide service and security to ensure efficient and effective operation for legislators, staff and the general public. As legislative staff, we maintain order in capitols and legislative buildings, serve committees, conduct tours, maintain buildings and grounds, manage pages and interns, and provide accounting, administration and medical services.

Technology (NALIT)

National Association of Legislative Information Technology

Information technology helps the development of public policy by providing infrastructure, software and services that make communication possible. The management and technical support of legislative systems involves the work of executives, managers, systems analysts, project managers, network engineers and administrators, software applications programmers and help desk support staff.

Legislative Jobs:

On the right you'll find:

State Legislature Employment Offices provided by NCSL.
The listings remain until NCSL receives a request to remove them, or the URL is no longer active.

State Legislatures Listings.
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NCSL Jobs Clearinghouse and other popular job research websites.

If you have questions about a job posting provided by NCSL, please contact NCSL by email or phone 303-364-1450.

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District of Columbia

Position Openings - Office of the Chief Financial Officer-Washington, D.C

District of Columbia

Career Opportunities - National Indian Health Board-Washington, D.C.

California

Career Opportunities - Judicial Council of California 

Maryland

Position Openings - Baltimore County Auditor's Office-Maryland

Washington

Employment Opportunities - Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board-Washington State