Senior Legislative Assistant opening

Progressive Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee seeks a qualified and highly talented individual to serve as Senior Legislative Assistant with the primary responsibility of handling the Member’s environment portfolio and several other policy issues.

Qualified candidates must have a deep understanding of policy, rules and regulations associated with the Environmental Protection Agency. This includes a strong familiarity with issues related to environmental justice, climate change, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Air Act.  They will have experience drafting, advancing, and analyzing legislation; monitoring legislative developments; and representing a Member in meetings with constituents and stakeholders.  Ideal candidates will have a proven record of turning ideas into legislative successes; and an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in an unpredictable work environment.  Strong organizational and time management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a keen sense of humor are also mandatory. 

This is not an entry level legislative position. The preferred candidate must have a strong environmental policy background and substantial legislative experience (3-4 years) on Capitol Hill. Please e-mail a resume, a cover letter including salary requirements, and two writing samples to with “Senior Legislative Assistant Position” in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.