Month: October 2021

District Legislative Aide opening

The Office of Rep. Josh Cutler is now accepting applications for the position of District Legislative Aide. Details on the positions are below. For questions or to submit an application please contact Staff Director Cole Angley at cole.angley@mahouse.gov.
District Legislative Aide – (6th Plymouth District) 
The Office of Representative Josh S. Cutler (6th Plymouth District) is now accepting applications for the position of District Legislative Aide. Here are details on the position and application process.

Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, October 15, 2021, at 5 pm.

How to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Mr. Cole Angley, Staff Director, via email at cole.angley@mahouse.gov. Please send any attachments as PDFs. A confirmation email will be sent. If you are selected for an initial interview (virtual) you will also be asked to share a writing sample.

Agency Overview: The Massachusetts House of Representatives (“House”) is comprised of 160 independently elected Members, each representing a district of approximately 43,000 people. The House meets year-round in either formal or informal sessions. The House is led by the Speaker of the House who is elected by the Members.

Primary Purpose/Essential Functions: The Legislative Aide assists the Member of the House who appointed the Legislative Aide in the discharge of that Member’s official duties by providing communication, legislative, and administrative support services deemed necessary by the Member.

Reports to: Staff Director. Office of Representative Josh Cutler, Chairman, Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

Responsibilities/Essential Functions: • Provide member with basic administrative support including, but not limited to, answering phones and taking messages, greeting visitors, scheduling, and other tasks as may be assigned; • Manage constituent inquiries and casework including creation/maintenance of database of constituent requests; • Serve as liaison with Member’s constituents; • Serve as liaison with federal, local and other state government offices as directed by the Member; • Research and draft responses to constituents, stakeholders and other interest groups on matters of interest; • Draft proposed legislation and amendments on matters of importance to the Member; • Monitor and track legislation for Member; • Prepare summaries of legislation and briefing materials on various topics for Member; • Attend meetings and forums on behalf of the Member as directed; • Supervise interns and coordinate with the House intern program; and  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced professional office environment; handle or operate standard office equipment, and occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.

Required Skills/Attributes: • Ability to interface and work with different communities and personalities in a professional and helpful manner; • Ability to multi-task effectively, work independently and meet deadlines on short notice; • Excellent research, analytical and interpersonal skills; • Excellent writing and communication skills; • Ability to communicate with members and colleagues effectively and provide and receive feedback professionally; • Strong organizational skills including, but not limited to, calendar and email management and ability to prioritize tasks as needed; • Ability to follow-up and complete tasks.  

Preferred Education and Work Experience: • Prior work experience in the legislature, government or public administration • Prior customer service experience • Familiarity with Representative’s district.  

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 Member’s legislative or constituent activities. Disclaimer: This description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the position described, and may be amended at any time in the sole discretion of the House.

Salary: The approved salary for Legislative Aide is $1,692.30 bi-weekly ($44,000 annualized).

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. Equal Opportunity Employer: Massachusetts House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Official Title: Admin Aide Legislative
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston – State House: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Oct 6, 2021, 9:21:56 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 44,000.00 – 44,000.00 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Katherine Palmer – 6177222814

Future of Work Commission in Plymouth

Our Future of Work Commission travels to #Plymouth on Tuesday for our next meeting. This meeting will feature special presentations from Bridgewater State University President Fred Clark, Former Mass. Senate President Therese Murray, and Beth Babcock, President and CEO of EMPath. We’ll also have a worker training panel discussion with Massasoit Community College Dean Carine Sauvignon on their innovative inmate reentry program, and hear from two pre-apprentice workers participating in the New England Laborers SkillsBuild program. I am proud to co-chair this Commission along with Sen. Eric Lesser. The meeting will be held at Plymouth Town Hall this Tuesday, October 12, starting at 11:00am. Watch livestream at http://pactv.org/stream.

Mass. House Recognizes Energy Efficiency Day

STATE HOUSE – A bipartisan coalition of Massachusettts lawmakers are commemorating national Energy Efficiency Day (#EEDay2021) on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 with the passage of a formal House resolution.

This resolution is part of a nationwide effort among business leaders, advocates and elected officials working to educate people about the benefits of reducing energy waste and saving money. 

Energy efficiency is an economic engine, amassing a U.S. workforce of nearly 2.4 million by the beginning of this year. Ranging from professional services to manufacturing, installation, and construction, these good jobs are local and cannot be outsourced. Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations, states and cities, businesses, utilities, universities, and individuals to highlight the benefits of energy efficiency and encourage action.

“This Energy Efficiency Resolution builds off of the work already done by the Legislature in advancing energy efficiency legislation, including our Energy SAVE Act which was signed into law earlier this year,” said Rep. Cutler (D-Pembroke), lead sponsor of the resolution.We know that the cleanest and greenest kind of energy is the energy we don’t use in the first place and energy efficiency day is the perfect time to highlight these efforts .”

Organizations and individuals are encouraged to promote Energy Efficiency Day through social media using #EEDAY2021 to encourage residents to save money and save energy.