Ontario NDP Caucus

Government of Ontario

Ontario NDP Caucus - Legislative Assistant

Published on November 4, 2021

Job: Legislative Assistant

Status: Full-time, Temporary (4 weeks)

Department/ Location: Queen’s Park, Office of MPP Jennifer French (Oshawa )


Objective
To assist the MPP with their political and legislative duties. 

Responsible to the Member for:

Public Relations

  • Contacting Constituents and general public, by telephone, writing, and in
  • Dealing with enquiries and solving problems ("case work") which come directly to Queen 's Park, or which have to be referred from the constituency office for follow up.
  • Contacting senior government personnel, professional people, officials from outside organizations, local government, the media, etc.

Administration

  • Administering Member's office at Queen's Park and correspondence emanating from that office

Advisory/Research Duties

  • Keeping track of legislation and proceedings of legislature
  • Keeping informed of NDP policy and the Caucus' position of topics of current interest, and concern.
  • Performing specialized research
  • Making enquiries and collecting information in connection with Member's legislative responsibilities and particular community interest and problems.
  • Deputizing as required for Member at appeal hearings (WSIB, EI, etc.), at meetings which he or she is unable to attend (take notes or participate).

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge appropriate to the position of the NDP and/or Canadian Labour movement and of the Ontario Government and public affairs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Equity and Diversity frameworks and considerations and as it applies to the duties of the position
  • Ability to proficiently speak French.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with the public.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to do general research.
  • The person filling this position will normally be expected to have following basic office skills: typing shorthand or dictation, filing.
  • Experience in the Labour movement or NDP organization and election
  • campaigns would be an asset.

The NDP Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

Please apply in this link : https://ndp.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=154

Thank you for your application. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.