By Guy Page
The number of paid staff for the Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives is about to double – from one employee, to two.
At present, the Speaker has a single paid employee, the ‘Chief of Staff.’ Although interns come and go, there are no other paid staff to be chief of. But that will change when the newly advertised position of “Aide to the Speaker of the House” is filled.
Posted December 6, the newly-created, full-time position has a minimum starting pay of $47,050, “with adjustments based on qualifications and experience.”
“This full-time, benefits-eligible, position is initially being solicited for a one-year period and is located in Montpelier, VT,” the ad reads. “The comprehensive State benefits package includes health insurance and retirement plans. Longer work hours are expected during the legislative session and as needed during other times of the year.”
The job requires a high school degree and 3-5 years work experience. An associate’s degree is preferred. Experience with communications in a professional environment, social media and strategic planning are a plus.
Categories: State Government