Job Opening - Rep. Grace F. Napolitano Staff Asst/LC Position

Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano is looking to hire and fill a Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent position in her Washington, DC office. 

Staff Assistant Duties 

Some of the duties the SA/LC will perform are below:

  • Maintain strong working relationship with the Member, staff and constituents.
  • As intern coordinator, train and supervise interns; coordinate with staff to ensure interns receive adequate legislative and administrative assignments.
  • Log constituent mail, update constituent call sheets; working with legislative staff, draft constituent mail responses. 
  • Respond to constituent requests for flags and tours.
  • Retrieve voicemail from constituents on daily basis and administer new office greetings when office is closed during holidays.  
  • Answer and screen telephone calls for the Member and other staff members; train and supervise interns on phone etiquette. 
  • Greet and screen visitors; maintain professional temperament when communicating with different personalities. 
  • Manage recycling functions for the office and serves as office safety coordinator.
  • Order office supplies and business cards. 
  • Sign for deliveries and forwards all materials delivered to the office to appropriate staff members in a timely manner.
  • Accept performance based comments and direction from supervisors. 
  • Meet attendance requirements as established by the office. 
  • Work a flexible schedule including potential long hours, nights and weekends. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required

The SA/LC should possess the following skills:

  • Ability to perform all job functions described above.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with different personalities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot office equipment and computers. 
  • Projects professionalism over the phone and in person.
  • Minimum typing of 55 words per minute.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize duties.
  • Assist in letter writing and Member’s personal correspondence.
  • Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions.
  • Ability to express thoughts and in clear and concise manner.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to Daniel Chao at Daniel.Chao@mail.house.gov by COB February 14th; no calls or office drop-ins please.