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California Senate

Job Description

Starting Salary: $107,242

The Golden State’s upper legislative chamber will be filling 20 of its 40 total positions.

Working conditions will depend on the partisan breakdown of all new hires. With the current composition of the Senate—26 Democrats, 13 Republicans and 1 vacancy—Democrats are one position short of holding a supermajority. A supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate would allow Democrats, if united, to raise taxes, override vetoes, place constitutional amendments on the ballot, and give them the option to ignore their Republican colleagues.

Job duties include:

  • Spend months drafting, discussing, and haggling over bills that will affect the lives of all Californians
  • Retain the option of waiting until the very last week of session before passing or dumping most of said bills in a flurry
  • Spend months drafting, discussing, and haggling over resolutions that will affect the lives of virtually no Californians
  • Help craft a multi-billion-dollar budget for the state
  • Strive to represent the interests of 1 million constituents, most of them strangers

We especially seek applicants from the following regions of California, as the current position-holders are not re-applying for the job: Amador City/Oakdale (District 8), Merced/Modesto (District 12), Bakersfield/Visalia (District 16), West Covina/Azusa (District 22), Los Angeles (District 24) or San Diego/Escondido (District 38).

Applicants from all other districts will be considered alongside those of the current job holders, who will be applying again. In the last hiring round, 100 percent of reapplying incumbents were re-hired. So good luck to the newcomers.

Perks: $183, tax free, per day for every day in session—and higher salary for leadership positions

Hiring Update

The H.R. department has provided additional analysis for the following competitive positions that will shape the Legislature’s partisan balance of power: Senate districts 12, 14, 29 and 34.

We’ve also provided analysis for these positions that present unusual circumstances for voters: Senate districts 18, 22 and 32.

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