As of January 2021, the House of Representatives had a staff complement of 248 permanent positions. The Senate employed 204 permanent staff members. In addition, the House and Senate employed temporary staff during the legislative session. The joint offices, including the Office of the Legislative Auditor, the Revisor of Statutes, the Legislative Reference Library, and the joint commissions, employed 158 full-time and 5 temporary employees.
There are partisan and non-partisan jobs available in both the House and the Senate. Each caucus in the House and Senate employs partisan staff to work for representatives and senators, meet constituent requests, provide media services, and administer committees. The following non-partisan offices exist in both houses: public information, television services, publications, indexes, journals, clerks, pages, research, legal counsel, and fiscal services.
Since legislative employees work for the state, the salaries for those positions are public information. You can obtain salary information from House Budget & Accounting (651-296-4281), Senate Fiscal Services (651-296-2339), or the Legislative Coordinating Commission Fiscal Service Office (651-296-1121).
Jobs are posted at the Capitol Complex and on the Legislature's website on the Employment Opportunities page. This Web page provides links to job opportunities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as postings for the joint offices of the Legislative Coordinating Commission, which includes the Legislative Reference Library and the Revisor of Statutes.
In addition, jobs are posted for the House in House Human Resources in Room 185 of the State Office Building. Senate jobs are posted outside Human Resources in Room 233 of the Capitol. In the House, call 651-297-8200 for more information and call Human Resources 651-296-9321 in the Senate. Information on jobs in the joint departments is available from the Legislative Coordinating Commission by calling 651-296-9002.
Employees working for a caucus in the House or Senate are considered partisan. There are many other staff who work in nonpartisan offices.