Introduction

The Maryland General Assembly (MGA) offers exciting and challenging opportunities to work directly with legislators. The legislative environment can be fast-paced and dynamic. Staff must be able to adapt to the changing needs and priorities of the General Assembly, while providing the highest quality of staff support. Additionally, the legislative work environment is unique; the General Assembly never closes for the 90 days that it is in session. Typically, staff can expect to work longer than the normal 8-hour workday and on weekends. Human Resources keeps an active list of resumes that are made available to legislators as vacancies arise.

Please note that all resumes submitted to the resume pool will be retained in our system for a period of 6 months. Should you wish to remain under consideration for future opportunities beyond this timeframe, we kindly ask that you resubmit your resume after the 6-month period has elapsed.

About MGA Careers

There are full and/or part-time regular and contractual administrative positions available in the MGA.  All final hiring decisions are made by the supervising legislator.

Possible Placements:

  • Standing committee of the Senate or House
  • With an individual legislator
  • In a district office
  • In a legislative support office

General Duties:

  • Perform general legislative and office duties with proficiency 
  • Computer proficiency:
    • Micorsoft Office
    • Navigation of the MGA Website
    • Virtual meeting platform administration
    • Data entry
    • Organization-specific Information Systems
  • Correspond with constituents and government agencies
  • Greet the public and assist with questions or concerns 
  • Preparing other types of legislative documents
  • Other duties as assigned*

*Duties may vary based on position placement, position title, and general preferences of the supervising legislator. 

Working Hours. As established by the Maryland Constitution, the annual session of the legislature is 90 consecutive days in length, beginning on the second Wednesday in January.

Hours of the workday vary depending on position and workload and will be determined by the supervising member.  Although hours may be extended based on session workload, the typical workday begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m., with one (1) half-hour for lunch.   Some staff may be required to work on weekends, especially during the latter part of the session.  Be sure to discuss work schedule at the time of your interview. During the legislative session, the General Assembly does not close for holidays or inclement weather.  

Parking. Parking is available at the Navy stadium with shuttle bus service into the State complex.  ID cards issued by the Legislature will enable you to use this FREE parking and shuttle service.

It is the policy of the Maryland General Assembly/Department of Legislative Services that all personnel practices will be administered on the basis of merit without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.