Maryland General Assembly Careers


The Human Resources Office is responsible for staffing and overseeing personnel operations for Maryland General Assembly (MGA) administrative, leadership, and member offices. Members of the General Assembly may request assistance from the Human Resources Office in hiring staff, or they may hire staff directly. MGA employees perform administrative and support functions, working directly for an individual member or in a delegation office (group of members by district), standing committee, or leadership office. Positions include legislative clerk, legislative secretary, legislative assistant, and administrative assistant.


Functions performed by employees in these positions vary but may include answering and directing telephone calls, assisting callers and visitors by supplying legislative information, maintaining a member's calendar, data entry, maintaining a filing system, composing correspondence, and preparing other types of legislative documents. In addition, administrative assistants may supervise clerical staff, arrange legislative meetings and hearings, prepare legislation, attend hearings, and provide guidance to members on legislative issues.


Testing for Secretarial Positions for the Legislative Session occur in the fall.