Progressive California Democrat and member of the House Ways and Means Committee seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle an active legislative portfolio of economic policy issues including tax, trade, transportation, housing and financial services. Responsibilities include: preparing and staffing the Member in committee hearings and markups, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, researching and advising the Member on policy issues and vote recommendations, and representing the Member in meetings and events.
The successful candidate will be an independent worker and a self-starter, possess the capacity to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment, and have strong communication and writing skills. Candidate must be able to synthesize complex technical information under tight deadlines and be able to work well with a variety of competing interest groups. Preferred candidates will have Hill experience and a background in tax and economic policy issues. Must possess a positive attitude, a good sense of humor and thrive in a team environment. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-bys please!