Job Announcements Board

Health Legislative Assistant

Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle the health care policy portfolio, among other issues. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of prior experience handling health policy issues.

The staff member will serve as the primary liaison for Ways and Means Health Subcommittee staff and work within and outside committee jurisdiction to execute the Congressman’s health agenda. Responsibilities include drafting, introducing and advancing legislation, staffing the Member in Committee hearings and markups, drafting memos, talking points, and speeches, working closely with Committee staff, engaging with stakeholders and constituents, and assisting in constituent correspondence. Requirements include a robust understanding of health policy and familiarity with the legislative process. Strong candidates will be detail-oriented, creative, strategic and possess excellent writing and communication skills. Illinois ties are a plus.

This office is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Salary and title commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to ILCongressional.jobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Health LA Job Opening.” No calls or drop ins please.

Legislative Intern

The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) seeks applicants for a legislative internship during the Fall of 2021.  Interns will learn about the inner workings of a congressional office, while gaining firsthand knowledge of the legislative process.  Responsibilities include answering and screening phone calls, managing the front office, assisting staff with legislative projects, attending briefings and hearings, drafting constituent correspondences and working on special projects as needed.  Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail and an interest in the legislative and governmental process.

This is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience.  Positions are available beginning immediately, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Full- and part-time candidates will be considered.  This is a hybrid internship with both in-person (reporting to the DC office) and remote workdays, on a rotating basis.  Opportunities for school credit are available, and a stipend will be provided to qualifying interns.  New York ties are preferred, but not required. 

Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample to newyork08resumes@gmail.com with “Fall 2021 Legislative Internship” in the subject line.  Applicants must include their proposed start/end dates and work week availability in the email application.  This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.  Please, no calls or walk-ins.

Press Secretary / Digital Director

The Office of Rep. Frederica S. Wilson seeks an experienced, creative, and tech-savvy press secretary/digital director to join our communications team. Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the member’s social media accounts, website, media lists, newsletters, mailers, advertisements, communications schedule, and other resources

  • Compiling daily press clips, leading communications briefings, monitoring analytic data  

  • Assisting in the development of materials intended for the media, such as press releases, talking points, emails, advisories, pitches, media kits, and reports

  • Creating graphics, editing photos, and videos

  • Planning and staffing virtual, DC- and district-based events such as press conferences, tele-townhalls, and roundtables

  • Building relationships with local and national reporters

  • Maximizing the member’s visibility through digital solutions

  • Pitching innovative strategies to expand the Congresswoman’s reach on social media and elsewhere

  • Photographing the Congresswoman at press conferences and other events

  • Managing press interns and fellows

The press secretary/digital director will work closely with the communications director to implement an ambitious communications strategy. Candidates should have strong writing and creative skills, strong editing and proofreading skills, work well under pressure, and the availability to work long hours when necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least one year or one federal campaign cycle of communications experience, including digital strategy, social media management, content creation, editing of graphics, photos, and videos using software including Adobe Creative Cloud. The candidate should have experience with Facebook business manager, Google Ads, and digital analytics. This is not an entry level position.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds and with Florida ties are encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish or Kreyòl  is a plus. Please submit your resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a digital sample to FL24.Resumes@mail.house.gov and include “Press Secretary/Digital Director” in the subject line. 

Staff Assistant

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s office has an opening for a new staff assistant. The job posting is listed below. Please feel free to send any qualified candidates my way!

The Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson seeks a Staff Assistant for her Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing the front office, answering phones, processing flag and tour requests, managing the D.C. internship program, and additional administrative duties as required. Previous Hill experience and Texas ties are preferred.

This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to TX30tours@mail.house.gov and include “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Legislative Director

Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) seeks a Legislative Director for her Washington, DC team. This individual is responsible for helping to shape and execute Chrissy’s legislative priorities, developing individuals and leading a team, and working with other members of a highly-collaborative, high-performing senior staff to help deliver for our constituents and our community (which is our #1 priority).  

The ideal candidate writes well, is good at solving problems, is a strong negotiator, is responsive to internal and external stakeholders, is good at building relationships within the Democratic caucus and across the aisle, can long-term plan even when the Hill is chaos, can manage the chaos that is working in the House, and has a sense of humor. Prior HASC, HFAC, and/or Approps experience desired. Competitive salary and benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, four weeks of paid vacation, one week of paid time off for community service, transit benefits, student loan repayment, teleworking options, and more.      

Interested applicants should e-mail 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter, and 3) two writing samples to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com with the subject “Legislative Director: LAST NAME” by Sunday, September 26, 2021. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate effectively in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes. Requests for accommodation should be directed to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com.

Constituent Representative

The Office of Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) seeks an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly organized Constituent Representative to be based out of its Albany, New York office.

Responsibilities include acting as a liaison to federal, district and local agencies on behalf of the Congressman and constituents, responding to constituent requests and answering casework assignments. Applicant must have a passion for public service, great organizational skills, strong writing skills, the ability to learn quickly, and a solid team mentality. Extra consideration will be given to those with NY-20 ties and a safe vehicle with a good driving record.

The Office of Congressman Paul D. Tonko is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, résumé, and a writing sample of no less than one (1) page and no more than five (5) pages to NY20jobs@mail.house.gov with “Constituent Representative Employment Opportunity with Team Tonko” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but all materials must be received by September 30, 2021. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Congressman Paul D. Tonko

19 Dove Street

Suite 302

Albany, New York  12210

Staff Assistant / Legislative Correspondent

The Office of Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson seeks an energetic, motivated, and organized individual to serve as a staff assistant/legislative correspondent. Responsibilities will include managing front desk operations, driving the member, managing constituent correspondence, coordinating tours, supervising interns, greeting visitors, processing flag requests, and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be a team player who excels in a fast-paced environment, possesses excellent communication and organizational skills, and can handle unforeseen events well. Applicants must have access to a car and a clean driving record. The office will reimburse driving expenses using GSA's mileage reimbursement rate. Previous Capitol Hill experience, Florida ties, and familiarity with Intranet Quorum are preferred, but not required. To apply, please submit a resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to FL24.Resumes@mail.house.gov and include “Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent” in the title. No calls, please.

Communications Director

Congressman Jimmy Gomez, a California member of the Ways and Means Committee, seeks an experienced Communications Director to lead a fast-paced and highly engaged press operation. Applicants must be creative, dynamic, proactive, and energetic. 

The Communications Director will serve as the spokesperson and primary communications advisor to the Member. They will be responsible for developing and executing an aggressive strategic communications plan, including social media, that encompasses local, national, and specialty media outlets.  Moreover, the Communications Director will oversee day-to-day press operations, including coordinating and managing the press team; responding to media inquiries; booking the Member for interviews; pitching news opportunities to media outlets; coordinating the Member’s social media accounts; and editing/drafting speeches, talking points, floor statements, press releases, op-eds, and e-newsletters.  They are also responsible for working with the Member, Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and District Director to develop and coordinate core messaging. The Communications Director is responsible for maintaining the Congressman’s voice across all communications materials, with an emphasis on clarity, relatability, authenticity, and connecting the Congressman’s values and advocacy to a diverse constituent base. 

This is NOT an entry level position. To be considered for the position, candidates must have previous press-related experience either on or off Capitol Hill. They must be highly organized, proficient in multi-tasking, have strong political acumen and instincts, and possess superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Experience with video editing and graphic design are a plus. Experience with national media contacts both print and digital, as well as with radio/TV bookers and producers is a plus. Additionally, the Communications Director must be willing to work extended hours and oftentimes under time constraints, while maintaining a positive demeanor and good sense of humor. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter including salary requirements, and two writing samples to Gomez.Jobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line “[Last Name]_Communications Director.” The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. The application deadline is Friday, September 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

Military Legislative Assistant

Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness John Garamendi (D-CA03) seeks an experienced Military Legislative Assistant for his Washington, DC office. This is not an entry-level position. Significant legislative experience is required, with direct experience with the Armed Services Committee, Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, or House Foreign Affairs Committee strongly preferred. The individual will work directly with the Congressman, Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, members of the Subcommittee staff, and the Committee to advance Congressman Garamendi’s priorities. The individual will also be responsible for a legislative portfolio including foreign affairs, homeland security, the Coast Guard, and the Congressman’s Bicameral Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group, Peace Corps Caucus, Air Force Caucus, and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Caucus. A sense of humor and commitment to teamwork is a must. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin. California ties a plus. To apply send a resume and cover letter no later than Friday September 17th to  CA03.Jobs@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Assistant / Senior Legislative Assistant

Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant or Senior Legislative Assistant to be the primary staff member handling her work on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. Additional responsibilities will include handling judiciary, elections, emergency management, education, energy, environment, labor, and public lands and natural resources issue portfolios.

Applicants should have previous experience on Capitol Hill, work well in a team-oriented environment, and possess strong verbal, writing, organizational, and time management skills. Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to matt.jackson@mail.house.gov no later than Friday, September 17, 2021. Diverse candidates, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. No drop ins or phone calls please. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Queens Constituent Liaison & Field Representative

Base salary: 52,000

The Role:  The office of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is hiring for a Queens Constituent Liaison & Field Representative.


Essential Job Functions:  As a member of our district team, the Queens Constituent Liaison & Field Representative:

 

  • manages and conducts constituent casework related to the federal government; and 

  • serves as a liaison with the community and local stakeholders 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Constituent Liaison Responsibilities 

  • Identify federal cases and reach out to the appropriate agencies on behalf of constituents

  • For non-federal cases, connect constituents to the appropriate local resources 

  • Learn and stay up-to-date with the most common constituent issue areas 

  • Build relationships with federal, state, and local agencies and staffers 

  • Elevate notable cases, case outcomes, and casework trends


Field Representative Duties

  • Attend monthly community board meetings and provide remarks on behalf of the office 

  • Work with the district office team to ensure the Congresswoman and office have an equitable presence across all areas of the district

  • Build relationships with local stakeholders 

  • Stay up-to-date on local issues 

  • Participate in supporting monthly town halls, either in person or via tele-conference


The Ideal Candidate:  

  • is collaborative, progressive, and eager to work in a fast-paced environment, in which they are challenged to lean into visionary and intersectional thinking, looking to transform our society and economy

 

  • has a set of lived and professional experiences that equip them to serve the residents of New York’s 14th congressional district and firmly believes that every person has a contribution to make

 

  • is able to work well and is calm under pressure; possesses strong oral and written communication skills; and is available to work longer hours, as needed, in collaboration with multiple departments

 

People from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as people with ties to NY-14.

 

In-district residency and Spanish language skills are highly preferred.

 

Location and Work Environment: The constituent liaison duties take place in our Queens office. While the field representative duties take place throughout the district. COVID 19 precautions and remote work is expected for the immediate time frame. 

 

Compensation: $52,000 along with a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, federal student loan payment (terms apply), and paid family leave.

 

How to Apply: If you are interested in being considered for this position, please fill out the application here: https://airtable.com/shrlswcoP4cdB0eLO.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

 

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact you if we decide to move forward with your application. Please no calls, direct emails, or walk-ins. 


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Staff Assistant

Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vermont) seeks an enthusiastic, professional and well-organized Staff Assistant to serve in his Washington, DC office.  The Staff Assistant will be responsible for helping with office operations, including greeting visitors, answering phone calls, processing flag and tour requests, supervising interns, assisting with the constituent correspondence program, and providing support to the legislative and press teams. Additionally, this position provides direct support with the office’s billing obligations.  Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, a team player, possess strong interpersonal and communications skills, and have an ability to work well in a face-paced environment with a positive attitude.

Familiarity with Vermont and previous professional experience are preferred, but not required. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a writing sample to welchjobopening@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is September 23, 2021.

Legislative Staffer

U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai’i - 01) is seeking a legislative staffer for his Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing a diverse and active portfolio of issues. Responsibilities will include staffing the Congressman, preparing appropriations requests, monitoring committee and floor activities, advancing legislative initiatives, drafting constituent correspondence, and representing the office in meetings. Direct report is to the Chief of Staff although the Congressman is routinely involved in all aspects of his office operations. Strong preference given to (1) prior Capitol Hill experience and (2) Hawai‘i background, and applicants are asked to detail these attributes. The position also requires initiative, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to multitask, work independently and effectively under pressure, make decisions and solve problems, orientation to detail, excellent verbal communication and writing skills, and long hours especially adjusting to changing time zones. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, three references and two short writing samples to HI01resumes@gmail.com with “DC Legislative Staffer” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls, faxes or drop-ins.

Legislative Assistant

Congressman Mike Levin (D-CA) is seeking a legislative assistant for a policy portfolio that includes energy, environment, and climate change issues. The position covers his work on the House Natural Resources Committee and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The portfolio will also include other policy issues as needed.

This individual will work with the legislative director and chief of staff to advance and execute the Congressman’s legislative agenda both on and off committee. Responsibilities will include staffing the Congressman at hearings and markups; developing and analyzing legislation and policy; drafting remarks, hearing questions, talking points, and memos; maintaining strong relationships with constituent and stakeholder groups; drafting letters to stakeholders, the Administration, and other Members; and staffing the Congressman in meetings and at other events.

Candidates should have experience working on environment policy issues, strong written and verbal communications skills, a knowledge of House legislative processes, and should work well on a team. District ties and prior legislative experience in a House or Senate office are a plus.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to ca49.applications@mail.house.gov. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Digital Director / Press Secretary

Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), member of both the House Appropriations and Education & Labor Committees, is seeking a highly motivated, detail-orientated, and energetic individual with experience in digital media strategy and video editing for a Digital Director/Press Secretary position.

Daily tasks include managing and creating content for member’s social media platforms and website; graphic design; video filming and editing; daily press clips; managing in-district media relations; drafting releases, newsletters and advisories; and organizing press events. The ideal candidate will be creative, have a strong proficiency in crafting digital content, experience coordinating with media, and be a detail-oriented team player able to handle multiple tasks at once.

Excellent writing and strong organizational skills are essential, along with the ability to be a self-starter while working in a fast-paced environment.  Capitol Hill experience is a plus, but not required. A sense of humor is greatly appreciated, and the position reports to the Communications Director.

This is not an entry-level position.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and an example of previous digital media or graphic design projects to WI02JobOpening@gmail.com with “Digital Director/Press Secretary” in the subject line.  Job opening closes COB on Friday, September 24th.  No phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins please.

This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.

Legislative Assistant / Grants Coordinator

Rep. Henry Cuellar seeks an experienced legislative staffer to manage extensive funding initiatives related to his work as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. The individual will work closely with local city officials to develop positions, policies, and objectives to promote and advocate for legislation, grant funding and technical support that will have a positive impact on the city and congressional district. Additional duties include a full legislative portfolio along with working to monitor and assist with any proposed federal rules or legislation which would affect the region.

Successful applicants must be self-starters, organized, demonstrate strong communication skills, have a keen attention to detail, and be willing to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment. Individuals proficient in Spanish and ties to South Texas are strongly preferred, but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to texas28resumes@gmail.com with “Legislative Assistant/Grants Coordinator” in the subject line.

Chief of Staff

Western, progressive Member seeking a Chief of Staff. Candidates should have excellent leadership and organizational skills; a thorough grasp of the legislative process and of House organization and procedure; excellent communication abilities; strong relationship building and problem-solving skills; as well as enjoying working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will have 10+ years of management/legislative experience in a federal office; be proactive; be service-oriented and focused on constituent service and team management.  This Office is an equal opportunity employer; women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. 

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter in a single PDF with “Chief of Staff” as the subject line to DemJobOpening@gmail.com.

APPROPRIATIONS ASSOCIATE/COUNSEL

APPROPRIATIONS ASSOCIATE/COUNSEL: Rep. Marcy Kaptur seeks a highly experienced and professional legislative staffer to handle a portfolio including energy/environment (both in the personal office and as a liaison to her appropriations subcommittee staff in her role as Chair), as well as transportation and infrastructure.  Candidates must be familiar with the energy and environment portfolio, the appropriations process, advancing legislation, analyzing and briefing on complex policy issues, and drafting a wide array of written materials (including materials for Committee and Floor activities).  Experience with Great Lakes issues, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Environmental Protection Agency is strongly encouraged. Strong written and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment are critical.  A minimum of five years of relevant and congressional experience is required.

This office is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.  Applicants should email a resume, cover letter, two writing sample, and references as individual files in PDF format to Steve.Katich@mail.house.gov with “Appropriations Associate” in the subject line.  No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please.

Caseworker/Constituent Services Representative

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks an additional Constituent Service representative in his San Antonio federal office to assist in responding to questions and problems that residents have with federal agencies, like the VA, IRS, and Social Security Administration.  Strong local ties, excellent written and oral communication skills and Spanish proficiency are a plus. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and three references to DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. Entitle your email: Constituent Services Application. No calls or walk-ins please.

 

District Director

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks a hardworking, creative individual with management experience to lead his San Antonio federal office and to coordinate with his Washington DC congressional office. This requires strong local ties and community outreach as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Spanish proficiency a plus. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and three references to DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. Entitle your email: District Director Application. No calls or walk-ins please.

Scheduler

Southern California Democrat is seeking an organized, detail-oriented individual to serve in the position of Scheduler/Executive Assistant in a fast-paced and highly collaborative Capitol Hill office. Primary responsibilities will include maintaining the Member of Congress’ official schedule, travel plans, and related

records. In addition, the scheduler/executive keeps the Member of Congress and staff informed of any changes in the schedule throughout the day via phone, text message and emails (immediately); prepares and sends detailed itineraries for the Member of Congress and staff, including important numbers,

locations and contact names; and briefs the Member of Congress on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district offices through weekly scheduling meetings; coordinates scheduling of media interviews, radio and television appearances with the Press Secretary in D.C and the Press Secretary in CA.

This is not an entry-level position. Candidates should have at least two years of experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, great attention to detail, strong time management skills, an ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, and a sense of humor.

Fluency in Spanish is a benefit but not required. California ties are preferred, but not required. Please send applications to: CARuizJobs@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler/Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Staff Assistant / Press Assistant

Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) seeks a Staff Assistant/Press Assistant to serve in her Washington, D.C. Office.

Press responsibilities include compiling press clips, drafting graphics and social media, video production, drafting press releases, and other communication assignments as directed. As staff assistant, this person will provide administrative support to the staff, recruit and manage the office interns, greet visitors, answer phones, respond to constituent requests for services including tours and flags.

Ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about digital media, detail-oriented, an excellent writer, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. Strong digital and social media skills are required.  Prior Hill or communications experience preferred. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ candidates to apply.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to ny06resume@mail.house.gov. Review of submissions will begin immediately, deadline is September 30 for submission.  

Press Assistant/Digital Director

Prominent West Coast Progressive seeks a self-motivated, organized and creative Press Assistant/Digital Director to work in the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities will include compiling press clips, drafting press materials, updating the website, staffing the member, and assisting in management of high-profile social media accounts. Candidates should have a passion for progressive politics and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. Experience with graphic design, video production, and photography is a plus. Hill experience preferred. We strongly value the diversity of our employees and BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and people from other underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.  To apply, send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “PA/DD” in the subject line.

Scheduler/ Executive Assistant

Southern California Democrat is seeking an organized, detail-oriented individual to serve in the position of Scheduler/Executive Assistant in a fast-paced and highly collaborative Capitol Hill office. Primary responsibilities will include maintaining the Member of Congress’ official schedule, travel plans, and related

records. In addition, the scheduler/executive keeps the Member of Congress and staff informed of any changes in the schedule throughout the day via phone, text message and emails (immediately); prepares and sends detailed itineraries for the Member of Congress and staff, including important numbers,

locations and contact names; and briefs the Member of Congress on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district offices through weekly scheduling meetings; coordinates scheduling of media interviews, radio and television appearances with the Press Secretary in D.C and the Press

Secretary in CA.

 

This is not an entry-level position. Candidates should have at least two years of experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, great attention to detail, strong time management skills, an ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, and a sense of humor.

Fluency in Spanish is a benefit but not required. California ties are preferred, but not required. Please send applications to: mailto:CARuizJobs@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler/Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Office of Rep. Raul Ruiz, MD (CA-36)

Scheduler/Executive Assistant – D.C. Office

(as of February 2016)

 

SCHEDULER/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT POSITION:

The Scheduler/Executive Assistant maintains the Member of Congress’ official schedule, travel plans, and related records.  This position acts as a liaison for the Member of Congress with the staff in the D.C. and District offices, constituents and the general public.  In addition, the scheduler/executive assistant maintains relationships with other Members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill.

 

The Scheduler/Executive Assistant works with their colleagues to maintain a constituent-centered team that purses excellence in public service in order to improve and inspire the lives of the people of the 36th Congressional District. 

 

Operates under the administrative direction of the Chief of Staff and general direction of the Member of Congress. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIRED:

 

  • Prepares the daily schedule for the Member of Congress and distributes copies to the staff members in the Washington, D.C. and district offices;

  • Runs Member of Congress through the schedule every evening and morning; 

  • Keeps the Member of Congress and staff informed of any changes in the schedule throughout the day via phone, text message and emails (immediately);

  • Prepares and sends detailed itineraries for the Member of Congress and staff, including important numbers, locations and contact names;

  • Briefs the Member of Congress on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district offices through weekly scheduling meetings;

  • Coordinates scheduling of media interviews, radio and television appearances with the Press Secretary in D.C and the Press Secretary in CA;

  • Greets constituents and other guests of the office upon their arrival;

  • Coordinates photo opportunities with constituents in conjunction with the Member and relevant staff; 

  • Ensures the Member of Congress’ office is set up appropriately before meetings and other events in the office;

  • Handles reservations for the Congressman's air travel, ground transportation, and lodging;

  • Reviews the Member of Congress’ mail, meeting requests and invitations in conjunction with the Chief of Staff and District Director;

  • Keeps a list of the Member of Congress’ digital and print subscriptions and ensure that the Member receives them in a timely manner;

  • Responds to all invitations and requests by email correspondence within 48 hours of receipt;

  • Maintains files of invitations that have been declined, accepted, or that are tentative/pending for the minimum of 3 months;

  • Ensures that the Member of Congress is provided with briefing materials for each event by coordinating with event participants and the appropriate legislative and/or district staff member;

  • Manages online drive online drive of memos, articles, briefing materials and ensuring staff are submitting materials in a timely fashion:

  • Monitors the Member of Congress’ incoming telephone calls, takes messages, and returns calls as requested;

  • Maintains the Member of Congress’ files, including notes, correspondence, and all information relating to travel;

  • Works with Chief of Staff and District Director to ensure Member of Congress’ time and calendar reflect his office’s priorities and his optimal performance and personal needs;

  • Maintains the Member of Congress’ in box and out box on the desk in the D.C. office.  Distributes all material to the appropriate staff member in the D.C. and District offices;

  • Acts as a liaison between the Member of Congress and other Members, congressional offices, committee staff, White House staff, and government offices and agencies to arrange for the Member's attendance at meetings or to coordinate travel plans;

 

 

ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED: 

 

  • Maintains a good working relationship with the Member of Congress, staff and constituents;

  • Ability to be flexible, adapt, and redirect quickly;

  • Accepts performance-based criticism and direction;

  • Meets attendance requirements as established by the office;

  • Works well under pressure and handles stress;

  • Ability to work long hours, nights, and weekends;

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by the Member of Congress and/or Chief of Staff.

 


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Press Secretary / Digital Director

The Committee on House Administration seeks a Press Secretary/Digital Director. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and detail-orientated, with experience in digital media strategy, graphic design, web design, and video editing. This is not an entry-level position.

Daily tasks include managing the Committee’s social media platforms and websites; graphic design; video editing; web design; daily press clips; drafting statements, releases, op-Eds and advisories; planning and organizing official committee activities; and responding to media inquiries as needed. The ideal candidate will be creative, have a strong proficiency in crafting digital content and be a detail-oriented team player. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential.  Capitol Hill experience is preferred, but not required.

The Committee is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and an example of a previous digital media or graphic design project to Resume.CHADEM@mail.house.gov and include “Press Secretary/Digital Director” in the subject line.

Deputy District Director/Caseworker

Deputy District Director/Caseworker

Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) seeks a motivated, organized, and affable person to serve as Deputy District Director in his Harlem District Office. This position acts as a liaison to federal, state, and city agencies for the Congressman and constituents and answers casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents. Candidates must be comfortable engaging the public, have excellent oral and written communication skills and keen problem-solving abilities. Prior government work experience and strong academic credentials are preferred. Prior community engagement is a plus. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Espaillat_Jobs@mail.house.gov with subject line “NY13 Deputy District Director/Casework”.

Essential Job Functions: As a member of our district team, the Harlem

Constituent Liaison & Field Representative:

● manages and conducts constituent casework related to the federal government; and

● serves as a liaison with the community and local stakeholders

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Constituent Liaison Responsibilities

● Identify federal cases and reach out to the appropriate agencies on behalf of constituents

● For non-federal cases, connect constituents to the appropriate local resources

● Learn and stay up-to-date with the most common constituent issue areas

● Build relationships with federal, state, and local agencies and staffers

● Elevate notable cases, case outcomes, and casework trends

Field Representative Duties

● Attend monthly community board meetings and provide remarks on behalf of the office

● Work with the district office team to ensure Congressman Espaillat and office have an equitable presence across all areas of the district

● Build relationships with local stakeholders

● Stay up-to-date on local issues

● Participate in supporting monthly town halls, either in-person, virtually, or via tele-conference

Duties also include, drafting correspondence, staffing meetings with the Congressman, writing responses to constituent letters relating to casework, drafting proclamations, letters of support, and condolences.  Function as the liaison for the NYC Health and Hospital campuses in the district and the U.S. Postal Service, as well as inform the Congressman of any healthcare matters.

The Ideal Candidate:

● is collaborative, progressive, and eager to work in a fast-paced environment, in which they are challenged to lean into visionary and intersectional thinking, looking to transform our society and economy

● has a set of lived and professional experiences that equip them to serve the residents of New York’s 13th congressional district and firmly believes that every person has a contribution to make

● is able to work well and is calm under pressure; possesses strong oral and written communication skills; and is available to work longer hours, as needed, in collaboration with multiple departments

People from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as people with ties to Harlem and NY-13. In-district residency and Spanish language skills are highly preferred. The qualified candidate will have a good sense of humor, strong writing skills, and an ability to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced environment.

Location and Work Environment: The constituent liaison duties take place in our Harlem office. While the field representative duties take place throughout the district.

Compensation: Competitive and includes health insurance, dental, federal student loan payment (terms apply), and paid family leave.

How to Apply:  Applications will be accepted on a roll-in basis. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact you if we decide to move forward with your application. Please no calls, direct emails, or walk-ins.

EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):

  • Prior full-time job experience in government or community relations is strongly preferred.

  • Bilingual abilities in English/Spanish are preferred but not required.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Our office has been modified to meet COVID-19 facility requirements and constituent meetings are held by appointment only.

Legal Fellow

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, is accepting applications for a full-time legal fellowship position in his Washington, D.C. office. Positions are available starting October 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, with an opportunity for an extension. This fellowship will provide a valuable, hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Fellows will work closely with an active legislative team and will be expected to produce high-level content under tight deadlines.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, conducting policy research, drafting legislation, memos and briefs, assisting staff with preparation for Committee hearings and attending hearings and briefings. Fellows should expect to work on a variety of issue areas including matters before the House Judiciary Committee. Qualified applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, the ability to perform under pressure, interest in the legislative process, a professional demeanor and a collegial attitude.

This is an excellent opportunity for recent law school graduates seeking substantive Capitol Hill experience. No undergraduate students will be considered. Tennessee ties are preferred, but not required.

A stipend will be provided to qualifying fellows. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample and references to Cohen.jobs@mail.house.gov with “Legal Fellowship” in the subject line. Please, no calls or walk-ins.

Digital Director

The office of Congresswoman Angie Craig is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and creative individual with experience in digital media strategy to serve as Digital Director in a fast-paced, frontline Capitol Hill office. This role requires the ability to manage rapid response requests and longer-term projects. This is not an entry-level position.

Daily tasks include but are not limited to: managing and creating content for the Congresswoman’s social media platforms, maintaining the office’s website, graphic design projects, and video filming/editing. The position requires excellent writing skills and an ability to work closely with legislative and district staff. Prior work in another Congressional or Senate office, Minnesota ties, and graphic design capabilities are all a plus.

Please note that the applicant would also be expected to assist with the day-to-day operations of an active press office – including but not limited to the drafting of e-newsletters, press releases and other written materials.

The Digital Director would report directly to the Communications Director. Pay is commensurate with experience. Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to repcraigresumebank@gmail.com. The application deadline for this position is 5:00 PM ET on Sunday, September 12th.

This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

District Staff Assistant

DISTRICT STAFF ASSISTANT: The Office of Representative Spanberger seeks a Staff Assistant in the Glen Allen, VA office. Responsibilities include managing the front office, answering phones, processing and logging constituent mail, greeting visitors, monitoring office deliveries, assisting with district event scheduling, responding to inquiries, assisting with constituent casework, and other duties as assigned.

Ideal candidates will be motivated self-starters with strong interpersonal, customer service, time-management, and organizational skills. Additionally, successful candidates will have a positive, solution-driven personality, demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and show keen attention to detail and an ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Please submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter (3 pages or less) to spanberger.inquiries@mail.house.gov with “District Staff Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 17. Representative Spanberger’s office is an equal opportunity employer. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or uniformed service.

Digital Fellows

The Office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is seeking motivated, digital-savvy fellows to join an aggressive communications team for fall semester positions. This digital fellowship program includes the production of high-quality web graphics and videos, as well as filming, taking photos, and livestreaming events with House Democrats. Candidates must possess strong technical skills, advanced creativity and artistic ability, and a high level of attention to detail. Experience in website management and social media strategy a plus. Must be a team player. Willingness to take initiative, generate creative ideas, and ability to work under deadline pressure a must.


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Scheduler

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) seeks an experienced and highly-organized Scheduler for his D.C. Office. This staffer will work directly with the Member, Chief of Staff and District Director to manage the Congressman’s daily and long-term schedule in D.C. and in the District.

Responsibilities include organizing and evaluating incoming invitations and scheduling requests; addressing all incoming requests promptly and regularly communicating with constituents; keeping the Member on schedule throughout the day; working with Committee, legislative and communications staff to ensure the Member is prepared for events/meetings; and coordinating travel arrangements. Candidates must be proactive, have strong attention to detail, and the ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment.

This is not an entry-level position. Previous scheduling, administrative or office management experience is required. Hill experience and/or Washington ties are preferred. This position may require availability by phone and email on weekends and evenings. Salary range is $55-60k depending on experience. Our office is an equal opportunity employer and women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 10th. To apply, please email wa09.jobs@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler – Last Name, First Name” as the subject line and the following information in one combined PDF, if possible:

•             Cover letter

•             Resume

•             Three references – please include name, title and organization, phone number, email

Legislative Assistant

The Office of Congressman Ted Lieu seeks an organized, passionate, team-oriented Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse legislative portfolio.  Ideal candidates will have policy experience, excellent writing skills, ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.

Responsibilities include: developing legislative initiatives and monitoring legislative developments in Committee and on House floor; drafting and editing correspondence; meeting with constituents and advocacy groups; and drafting talking points, speeches and press releases.  This is not an entry-level position. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, sharp attention to detail, good time management skills, an ability to work under pressure, and a strong sense of humor.

Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lieu.Staff@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.  No calls or drop-ins please.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant or Counsel to be the primary person handling her work on the Committee on Oversight and Reform. Additional responsibilities will include handling judiciary, civil rights, consumer protection, and government operations for the Congresswoman.  Applicants should have previous experience on Capitol Hill, work well in a team-oriented environment, and possess strong verbal, organizational and time management skills. Candidates with a law degree are preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. 

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to CA14Jobs@mail.house.gov no later than Friday, September 3. Diverse candidates, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Please, no drop-ins or phone calls. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) seeks a Legislative Assistant in her Washington, DC office. The Legislative Assistant will lead the Member’s work on the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee, covering a portfolio that includes commerce, justice, science, and other issue areas as assigned. Responsibilities include drafting and monitoring legislation, preparing materials for committee hearings and markups, representing the Member in meetings, working with constituent and stakeholder organizations, and performing other tasks as assigned.

Ideal candidates will have a strong understanding of the legislative process, excellent writing and verbal skills, and will have a demonstrated record of time management. Candidates with previous experience handling Appropriations or with Michigan ties are strongly encouraged to apply. This is not an entry-level position.

This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (no longer than 3 pages) to mi14district@gmail.com with Legislative Assistant in the subject line by Tuesday, September 7th.

House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff Spring Internship Program

The House Judiciary Committee Democratic staff are looking for interns for the spring semester. The House Committee on the Judiciary’s staff internship program offers undergraduate students, law students, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to experience the operation of a congressional committee firsthand and learn about the important role that our Committee plays in the legislative process. The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over a wide range of legislative and oversight issues, including oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, constitutional law, federal criminal law, voting rights, immigration and naturalization, intellectual property law, and antitrust law. Stipends will be available to spring interns.

Intern assignments will vary depending on the work of the Judiciary Committee each semester. Examples of potential responsibilities include:

  • Researching policy issues under the committee’s jurisdiction

  • Conducting legal research

  • Attending briefings and hearings on the Hill

  • Drafting memos

  • Supporting committee counsels

  • Supporting committee clerks and professional staff members

  • Providing administrative support, including answering calls, delivering correspondence, and setting up the hearing room.

The Committee strives to ensure that our internship class reflects the diversity of the country’s population; candidates from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin. The deadline to apply for the spring semester is October 1, 2021. This internship is based in Washington, DC. To learn more and apply, click here.

 


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Congressional Intern

SUMMARY: Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) is seeking a congressional intern to join a dynamic team intent on doing the most for everyone in St. Louis, starting with those who have the very least. The congressional Intern will have the opportunity to serve in a wide range of capacities. You will provide support for the overall day-to- day operations, including but not limited to, writing correspondence, handling mail, managing phone calls, working on special projects and assisting in planning events. You will also have the opportunity to support and learn firsthand knowledge about the day to day operations of a congressional office both legislatively and administratively. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to expand their professional abilities and profile as they will gain experience supporting the diverse facets of Capitol Hill.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ideal candidate will be compassionate and kind, have professional telephone etiquette, passion and love for people and a commitment to altruism; reliability, and proficiency in Office 365, Google Suite and Slack preferred. Applicants with excellent research and writing skills will excel in this position. Must be a team player, flexible and easily adaptable to change; must feel comfortable asking questions.

People who love St. Louis encouraged to apply! Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, unhoused people, formerly incarcerated individuals, and members of other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, criminal history or parental status.

LOCATION: Washington, DC

COMPENSATION: $15/hr (30 hours per week)

START DATE: September 13, 2021* END DATE: December 17, 2021

* *Dates subject to change/availability


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Legislative Assistant

Base salary: 52000

The Role: The position of Legislative Assistant in the office of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is currently open. We welcome you to apply.

Essential Job Function:  The Legislative Assistant will staff the Congresswoman on the Financial Services Committee and cover other policy areas as needed.

Legislative Assistant Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • preparing all policy memos, talking points, remarks, and question lines for all Financial Services Committee hearings and briefings;

  • scoping new legislative action and developing legislative strategies that advance economic justice, housing, climate finance, foreign policy and other policy areas as needed;

    • issues that fall under Financial Services Committee include: capital markets, insurance, banking, monetary policy;

  • mapping out areas for collaboration and collective legislative action with internal and external partners;

  • managing relationships with the committee;

  • advising the Congresswoman and the Legislative Director in developing and advancing committee activities and legislative strategies;

  • working closely with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to effectively communicate and advance key legislative priorities; 

  • in partnership with the Communications team, drafting remarks and talking points;

  • monitoring legislative activity (committee, floor, and Senate) and providing vote recommendations to the Legislative Director and Congresswoman on assigned issues; 

  • maintaining strong ties with constituent groups, grassroots organizers, frontline communities, academics, and other stakeholders; 

  • and accepting performance-based constructive criticism and guidance.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, 

  • scoping new legislative action that advances a job creation, justice, and decarbonization legislative agenda in a governing moment;

  • maintaining relationships with constituent groups and other stakeholders; 

  • writing remarks, talking points, and correspondences and letters to constituents; 

  • supporting the district and communications team;

  • and staffing the Congresswoman at meetings, hearings, and events. 

You: Are collaborative, progressive, and eager to work in a fast-paced environment, in which you are challenged to lean into visionary and intersectional thinking, looking to transform our society and economy. You should have a good understanding of the referenced policy areas and be a strategic thinker who is looking to achieve these goals in a governing moment. 

You have a set of lived and professional experiences that equip you well to serve the residents of New York’s 14th congressional district and firmly believe that every person has a contribution to make to our legislative agenda.

Additionally, you should be able to work well and calm under pressure; possess strong oral and written communication skills; and be available to work longer hours in collaboration with multiple departments. 

If you have previous legislative Hill or committee experience, and knowledge of legislative processes, we encourage you to apply. If you do possess these experiences and knowledge, please specify how you have rooted your work in advocacy and among the grassroots. 

People from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as people with ties to NY-14.

Location and Work Environment: The role is based in Washington, D.C. COVID 19 precautions and remote work expected for the immediate time frame. Work is mainly performed in a small office environment.

Compensation: $52,000. Our office also provides a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, federal student loan payment (terms apply), and paid family leave.

Deadline: If you are interested in being considered for this position, please fill out the application here: https://airtable.com/shrhq7NONG6oTuXAC by 6:00 PM on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact you if we decide to move forward with your application. Please no calls, direct emails, or walk-ins.  

We look forward to getting to know you better!

Counsel

The Office of Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) seeks a dedicated, licensed lawyer for her Washington, D.C. office. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting legislation and talking points; preparing the Congresswoman for hearings, including assembling materials; drafting statements, and memos; and providing guidance to members of the legislative team on matters of constitutional and immigration law, among other responsibilities. The counsel will be responsible for handling assignments in a range of issue areas, including voting rights and elections law, homeland security, oversight and government reform, cybersecurity, and telecom/tech issues as well as religious freedom, civil rights litigation, separation of powers, federalism, and other areas as assigned.

This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates must have strong writing and legal research skills, prior professional legal experience and possess sound political judgment, the ability to work in a collaborative environment as well as work on novel and complex matters under time constraints, and be a self-starter. Fluent in Spanish or other language is a major plus.

This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.


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Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04) seeks a Legislative Assistant in her Washington, DC office. The Legislative Assistant will lead the Member’s work on the Financial Services Committee, covering a portfolio that includes banking, housing, monetary policy, and other potential off-committee issue areas. Responsibilities include drafting and monitoring legislation, preparing materials for committee hearings and markups, taking meetings, and engaging with constituent and stakeholder organizations, advising the member on policy issues, and performing other tasks as required.

Requirements include a strong understanding of financial services policy, knowledge of the legislative process, excellent writing and verbal skills, and excellent time and organizational management. Applicants will be highly motivated self-starters who are comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. This is not an entry-level position.

This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter and resume to mdeanhiring@gmail.com with Legislative Assistant in the subject line by September 3rd, 2021.

CONSTITUENT SERVICES LIAISON (CASEWORKER)

Democratic Member of Congress is seeking a Constituent Services Liaison to serve at Member’s District Office in Schaumburg, Illinois. This is currently an in-person position.

SUMMARY:

 As a caseworker, you will act as a liaison between constituents and government agencies or other organizations. You respond to requests for assistance and resolve issues through investigation, intervention, facilitation, and creative problem-solving. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

o   Acts as the representative for the Congressman within his or her area of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies,

o   Handles casework assignment,

o   Acts as a liaison to local, state, and federal officials and other persons or groups to form effective relationships for the Congressman,

o   Assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the Deputy District Director and District Director,

o   Maintains up-to-date files on all cases and categories of information of importance to the office,

o   Prepares periodic reports for the Deputy District Director on pending cases and district activities in his or her assigned issue areas,

o   Continually screens active cases and acts as liaison with constituents to ensure that their cases are handled in a responsive manner,

o   Manages assigned outreach,

o   Performs staffing and advance duties for the Congressman,

o   Attends meetings with and on behalf of the Congressman,

o   Mentors interns, and

o   Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):

At least 1 year of experience; strong academic credentials.  Alternatively, 2 years of related experience or training in immigration, politics, or government.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

o   Strong oral and written communication skills.

o   Thorough knowledge of legislative process and of House of Representatives organization and procedures.

o   Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal agencies and departments.

o   Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner.

o   Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.

o   Ability to manage a large number of cases.

o   Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner.

o   Thoroughness and careful attention to detail.

o   Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities.

o   Passion for public service.

o   Works well under pressure and handles stress.

o   Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends.

o   Knowledge of or experience with immigration and nonimmigrant visa issues preferred.  

o   Foreign language skills preferred.

 

 

District Office Aide

The Office of Congressman Paul D. Tonko is seeking a District Office Aide based out of its Albany office. This is an at-will position that will be supervised by the Office’s District Operations Manager and the District Director.

The District Office Aide greets visitors, answers the telephone, supervises the district internship program, and responds to constituent requests for general information and other inquiries. This position maintains the front office and assists district office staff with various administrative duties while maintaining an external agenda that interacts frequently with constituents. The position will also support aspects of the Office’s outreach function. The ideal candidate has strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with at least one year of related work experience is preferred, preferably in a community facing and/or administrative/logistics position.

  • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Greets and assists visitors;

  • Answers and assists telephone calls for the Congressman and other staff members;

  • Documents caller and visitor opinions with all relevant contact/identifying information in office’s Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system;

  • Coordinates with the District Operations Manager to process commendation requests, including proclamations, letters and certificates, in a timely manner;

  • Ensures that requests for assistance are directed to the appropriate staff member in a timely manner;

  • Processes all physical mail sent to the Albany District Office, and, on occasion, to other District Offices;

  • Maintains the office voicemail, delivers messages, mail, deliveries and faxes to appropriate staff, and coordinates the Albany District Office mail program;

  • Assists persons who have appointments with the Congressman or other staff members and works closely with the District Operations Manager and the District Director to ensure that the Congressman’s appointments are on time;

  • Assists with ordering office supplies and maintains basic upkeep of office and equipment;

  • Manages office recycling program;

  • Manages the District office internship program, including hiring, training, day-today management and feedback;

  • Processes commendation requests, including proclamations, letters and certificates, in a timely manner;

  • Assists District Director, Grants Coordinator and Constituent Representatives in drafting and sending correspondence to constituents and federal agencies as needed;

  • Assists Grants Coordinator in publicizing federal grant opportunities;

  • Assists in various office outreach efforts, including sending invitations, making phone calls, maintaining lists of event attendees, and working with staff to develop and maintain current lists of core constituencies and other groups;

  • Assists with administrative tasks associated with the Congressional Art Competition, Congressional App Challenge and Academy Nominations Process;

  • Writes summaries of meetings taken by the Congressman and/or staff and delivers them to the appropriate staff in a timely fashion;

  • Attends events with and on behalf of the Congressman across the district, as necessary;

  • Accepts and applies performance-based, constructive criticism and direction;

  • Meets attendance requirements as established by the office;

  • Works well under pressure and handles stress;

  • Works a flexible schedule, including long hours, nights and weekends, as required;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Passion for public service;

  • Strong writing and proofreading skills;

  • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

  • Professional telephone manner;

  • Ability to use Microsoft Suite programs as well as troubleshooting ability of all-in-one photocopier, telephone and other office equipment;

  • Understanding of the legislative process as well as local, state and federal agencies and departments;

  • Ability to perform essential job functions above;

  • Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and professional manner;

  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; and

  • Knowledge of office policies, practices, and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Mainly in an office reception area with a low level of privacy. Remote work may be required based on guidance from the Attending Physician and guidance from local and state health officials.

  • Noise levels are usually moderate

  • Some time on evenings and weekends is expected outside the office attending events with the Congressman.

Legislative Correspondent

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), seeks an organized, team-oriented Legislative Correspondent to join her Washington, DC office. This position is responsible for managing a high-volume constituent mail program which will include monitoring incoming and outgoing mail; drafting responses and responding to constituents in a timely manner; conducting legislative research; and working with the legislative, communications, and district staff to support the office’s constituent outreach.  A safe vehicle and a good driving record are required for this position.

Applicants should be highly organized and have a working knowledge of legislative issues, impeccable writing skills, attention to detail, an ability to multi-task, knowledge of congressional process and procedure, and awareness of Charlotte, NC and Mecklenburg County. Ideal candidates also possess a strong work ethic, enthusiasm for public service, and a commitment to the Congresswoman's progressive values. The ability to work long hours when the House is in session is required.

Previous Hill experience and North Carolina ties are a plus. Candidates from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to john.christie@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Director

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) seeks a highly organized and dedicated Legislative Director to manage his legislative team and agenda, specifically his work on the House Judiciary Committee. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to ability to manage a team, developing legislative proposals and strategy; preparing memos, floor statements and remarks; generating non-legislative initiatives and in-district event ideas to advance the Congressman’s priorities; and representing him in meetings with constituents and outside groups. 

This is not an entry-level position and previous legislative, Capitol Hill experience (4+ years) and JD is required. Women, LGBTQ+, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as candidates with California ties. Please submit your resume, cover letter, two references, and one writing sample CAHouseJob@mail.house.gov and include “Legislative Director” in the subject line.

The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

Staff Assistant

STAFF ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI IL-08

SUMMARY:

The Office of U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi seeks a full-time Staff Assistant in his Schaumburg, Illinois district office. The Staff Assistant will provide administrative support to the operations of the district office. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, organized, and possess strong oral and written communication skills. The Office of U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is an equal opportunity employer.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

o   Draft constituent correspondence

o   Drive the Congressman to and from events

o   Staff the Congressman at events

o   Compile briefing book

o   Greet visitors

o   Answer the telephone

o   Respond to constituent requests for general information, tours, and other inquiries.

o   Monitor delivery and pickup of materials

o   Maintain the front office

o   Assist with various administrative and legislative duties

o   Assist with casework and other duties as assigned

EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):

Bachelor’s Degree.  Alternatively, two years of related experience or training in politics or government.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

o   Strong oral and written communication skills;

o   Ability to use and troubleshoot photocopiers and other office equipment;

o   Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

o   Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;

o   Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;

o   Ability to multitask;

o   Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

o   Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities;

o   Passion for public service;

o   Work well under pressure and handle stress;

o   Work a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to District Director at Sabey.Abraham@mail.house.gov

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:

Ideal candidate would speak Spanish

 

Press and New Media Assistant

The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) seeks a Press and New Media Assistant

Responsibilities include drafting social media posts, designing graphics, taking photos of events around DC, and assisting the Communications Team in the day-to-day operations of the office. 

Applicants should send a resume, a one-page cover letter, a 1-2 short writing samples, and 1-3 sample graphics to nj12resumes[at]gmail.com with “Press and New Media Assistant” in the Subject Line.  Additionally, if possible applicants should indicate their expected start.

Scheduler

Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) seeks an experienced and highly organized scheduler. The scheduler works directly with the Member, Chief of Staff  and Deputy Chief of Staff to manage the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in D.C. and in the district. Responsibilities include organizing and evaluating incoming invitations and scheduling requests; addressing all incoming requests promptly and regularly communicating with constituents and organizations; working with legislative and communications staff to ensure the Member is prepared for events and meetings; and coordinating travel arrangements. The scheduler is also responsible for various administrative responsibilities in the DC office. Candidates must be proactive, adaptable, have strong attention to detail, and the ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment.

This is not an entry-level position. Previous scheduling, administrative, or office management experience is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to CD1Jobs@mail.house.gov with "Scheduler" in the subject line by noon on Thursday, August 26.

Constituent Services Staff Assistant

Job Description – Constituent Services Staff Assistant

 

The Office of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) seeks a Constituent Services Staff Assistant in her Seattle, WA office. The Constituent Staff Assistant runs the front office of the Congresswoman’s District Office and supports the Congresswoman’s constituent services team. 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

·         Excellent organizational, proofreading and time management skills necessary to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment;

·         A professional and courteous manner, particularly in telephone and in-person conversations with constituents;

·         Strong writing skills and attention to detail;

·         Ability to work cooperatively and courteously under pressure.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Front Office

·         Greet and screen visitors, answer and screen telephone calls for the Congresswoman and District Office staff members, taking messages when appropriate;

·         Assist with processing of constituent mail and franked mail;

·         Respond to constituent requests for information;

·         Administrative and clerical duties involved with managing the front office;

·         Oversee the District Office internship program;

 

Casework

·         Handle casework for state inquiries, housing, and local referrals, and assist with federal casework as needed;

·         Monitor active cases to ensure they are handled in a responsive manner and maintain up-to-date files and notes on all cases;

·         Participate in select outreach efforts such as mobile office hours and the Congresswoman’s Town Halls (these occur throughout the district and in collaboration with other members of the team and select partners);

·         Perform other duties as assigned by casework team and District Director.

 

Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, new Americans, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. State and/or district ties are a plus. Bilingual candidates are preferred.

 

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to jobs.pramila@mail.house.gov by September 1st with “Constituent Services Staff Assistant” in the subject line. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. No calls or drop-ins please.

 

Press Secretary

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is seeking a detail-oriented, dynamic, highly motivated Press Secretary to help manage and coordinate in-state and/or national media activities in a busy press shop. This position manages the Press Assistant and reports to the Chief of Staff.  

This position will be responsible for the preparation of materials, including but not limited to, background memos, press advisories, press releases, statements, and remarks; coordinating the creation and posting of digital content with the Press Assistant; assisting with the planning, preparation, and staffing of news conferences and events; maintaining relationships with local and national news media outlets; and other duties related to press operations and other office responsibilities.  

Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule that accommodates the needs of the Representative's schedule. Prior communications experience is strongly preferred as is experience with pitching to national, state and local media outlets.  

Applicants must be organized and creative. They must also possess excellent time management and strong written and verbal communications skills, along with the ability to be a self-starter while working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects. Communications, Journalism, and English Majors are encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish, experience with Adobe programs, and Texas, particularly Central and South Texas, ties are not required but a plus.   

The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and any additional work products, such as previous releases or media plans, with “Press Secretary” as the subject line to southtexasfedjob@gmail.com.

Senior Policy Advisor / Appropriations Associate

Rep. Marcy Kaptur seeks an experienced legislative staffer to handle a portfolio including energy/environment (both in the personal office and as a liaison to her appropriations subcommittee staff in her role as Chair), as well as transportation, infrastructure, and judiciary.

Candidates must be familiar with the energy and environment portfolio, the appropriations process, advancing legislation, analyzing and briefing on complex policy issues, and drafting a wide array of written materials (including materials for Committee and Floor activities). Experience with Great Lakes issues strongly preferred but not required.

Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment are critical. At least five years of relevant experience is required, and Congressional experience is strongly preferred.

This office is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Applicants should email a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and references as individual files in PDF format to Steve.Katich@mail.house.gov with “Senior Policy Advisor” in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: developing legislative proposals and strategy; preparing memos, floor statements and remarks; generating non-legislative initiatives and in-district event ideas to advance the Congressman’s priorities and representing her at events and in meetings with constituents and outside groups.  Hill experience or equivalent issue experience strongly preferred.  Qualified candidates should have strong written and oral communications skills, sound political judgement, and solid interpersonal skills.  Additionally, candidates need to be able to work collaboratively in a team environment and be a self-starter with a track record of delivering results.  The ideal candidate will have significant interest in voting rights, closing the economic wealth gap, labor, modernizing Congress and racial justice issues. Highly qualified candidates will possess strategic thinking, planning, and execution skills. Moreover, the candidate should possess strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure, knowledge of the legislative process, and be available to work long hours.

Candidates from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as candidates with ties to Georgia (and GA-05 in particular). Please submit your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to GA05NWRB@mail.house.gov and include “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we will only contact you if we decide to move forward with your application.

Please no calls, direct emails, or walk-ins.

Application closes September 15, 2021.  

**ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL FINAL ROUND**