Controller - Special Assistant/Staff

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

contact information

Heidi Allyce

job description

The Special Assistant is a high-profile entry-level (Part-Time, Temporary) role that will support the Controller’s Executive team, acting as staff/driver for the Controller, fulfilling staffing needs associated with the Controller’s schedule - in addition, acting as a utility player assisting the Executive and Scheduling staff with clerical and other duties as needed.
Essential Duties

  • Staff and drive the Controller to meetings, special events and speaking engagements as needed;
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with staff of elected officials;
  • Some research, data collection, letters and internal communications such as briefings;
  • Manage and assist various projects, priorities, deadlines and deliverables;
  • Act as liaison between the Controller and Executive staff while in the field.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment, working for an elected official preferred;
  • Flexible with regard to schedule;
  • Strong ability to navigate streets of Los Angeles with the assistance of navigational apps (Google Maps, Waze, etc);
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt to evolving situations;
  • Creative self-starter with a desire to serve the public interest;
  • Strong time management and oral/written communications skills;
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment and office software such as Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; and
  • Valid CA driver license & clean driving record required.
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How to apply

Send resume & cover letter with subject ‘Special Asst/Staff/Driver’ to