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Health Policy Advisor; Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, a Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, co-chair of the Committee’s Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force (RUT), and Member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and New Democrat Coalition (NDC), seeks a proactive Legislative Assistant and Health Policy Advisor who will be primarily responsible for managing the member’s health care portfolio. In addition to health, portfolio includes Veterans Affairs, Education, and Labor HHS Appropriations, among other issues. Success in this position will depend on the staffer’s ability to create, negotiate, and execute sound policies that benefit the 7th Congressional District of Alabama and build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and congressional and agency staff. Responsibilities include staffing and preparing the Congresswoman for committee briefings, hearings, and markups, collaborating with committee staff on RUT agenda, working with CBC and NDC staff, developing and executing legislative agenda on issues in portfolio, drafting and negotiating legislative text, writing memos, talking points, and remarks for portfolio-related events, and meeting and engaging with constituents and stakeholder groups. 

This is not an entry-level position. Hill experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize requests based on the needs of the district and will possess a strong understanding of the legislative process, health care policy, and coalition building. The position requires the ability to generate new ideas, advance the Congresswoman’s legislative priorities, and maintain an understanding of the unique and challenging needs of the district that he or she can articulate to all outside stakeholders. Candidates must be proactive and able to work extended hours in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and demanding environment, while maintaining a positive attitude and valuing constituent casework/outreach and collaboration with district staff. Strong writing skills are necessary for success in this position.

The office is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. Email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples, all saved in PDF format, to AL07.Resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line “LA/Health Policy Advisor.”


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Health Policy Advisor; Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, a Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, co-chair of the Committee’s Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force (RUT), and Member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and New Democrat Coalition (NDC), seeks a proactive Legislative Assistant and Health Policy Advisor who will be primarily responsible for managing the member’s health care portfolio. In addition to health, portfolio includes Veterans Affairs, Education, and Labor HHS Appropriations, among other issues. Success in this position will depend on the staffer’s ability to create, negotiate, and execute sound policies that benefit the 7th Congressional District of Alabama and build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and congressional and agency staff. Responsibilities include staffing and preparing the Congresswoman for committee briefings, hearings, and markups, collaborating with committee staff on RUT agenda, working with CBC and NDC staff, developing and executing legislative agenda on issues in portfolio, drafting and negotiating legislative text, writing memos, talking points, and remarks for portfolio-related events, and meeting and engaging with constituents and stakeholder groups.  This is not an entry-level position. Hill experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize requests based on the needs of the district and will possess a strong understanding of the legislative process, health care policy, and coalition building. The position requires the ability to generate new ideas, advance the Congresswoman’s legislative priorities, and maintain an understanding of the unique and challenging needs of the district that he or she can articulate to all outside stakeholders. Candidates must be proactive and able to work extended hours in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and demanding environment, while maintaining a positive attitude and valuing constituent casework/outreach and collaboration with district staff. Strong writing skills are necessary for success in this position. The office is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. Email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples, all saved in PDF format, to AL07.Resumes@mail.house.gov [AL07.Resumes@mail.house.gov] with the subject line “LA/Health Policy Advisor.”
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Executive Director

The House Pro-Choice Caucus (“Caucus”) seeks a qualified and highly talented individual to serve as the Executive Director for the Caucus. 

 Qualified candidates must have significant policy and communications experience, particularly regarding reproductive health. The Executive Director shall oversee operations of the Caucus including, but not limited to:  
  • Formal and informal briefings for the general public and Caucus members relating to areas of interest to the Caucus;
  • The preparation and distribution of legislative priorities, talking points, briefing memos, digital newsletters, weekly update emails, sample press releases, and other materials and information to Caucus members; 
  • Supervision of any interns, fellows, or other staff that might be retained by the Caucus; 
  • Maintaining relationships with external partners on behalf of the Caucus; 
  • Managing the Caucus website, crafting content for social media channels, developing graphics and videos, covering hearings and press events, and identifying new ways to engage followers;
  • Coordinating rapid response communications; and
  • Convening staff-level leadership and external partner meetings.

The ideal candidate must have a strong policy background, substantial coalition building experience (3-4 years) with multiple stakeholder groups Capitol Hill, and prior political communication experience to put forward unified messaging and strategy. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate 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 position. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples through this online portal. For any questions, please email PCCResumes@mail.house.gov with “PCC Executive Director” in the subject line. This Caucus is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. We strongly value the diversity of our employees and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Legislative Assistant

Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) seeks an experienced, proactive, and motivated Legislative Assistant to join his DC team. Legislative portfolio will be focused on health care, education, housing, financial services, telecommunications, seniors, and women’s issues – among others to be determined by the Legislative Director. This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates should possess a strong understanding of the legislative process, health care and education policy, coalition building, and strategic relationship management. The position requires the ability to advance the Congressman’s legislative priorities in creative ways and keen attention to the district.   Candidates must be extremely team-oriented, self-starters, able to set and meet deadlines, value collaboration with the district office, and share a passion for constituent services. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills are essential. Responsibilities include generating new ideas, developing legislation, conducting research, drafting policy memos, and cultivating relationships with organizations, constituents, and other stakeholders.   California ties are strongly preferred. Prior Hill experience is required. Familiarity with Fireside is a plus. The office is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.   Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references, as a single PDF, to CA24.Jobs@mail.house.gov [CA24.Jobs@mail.house.gov] using “Legislative Assistant” and their name in the subject line by COB on November 23, 2020.
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Communications Director

Moderate Ways and Means Democrat seeks experienced Communications Director applicants for position in a fast-paced and highly engaged D.C. office. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills, the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects, and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s position on policy issues. S/he will be responsible for coordinating with the legislative team to develop, manage and organize all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website, implementing a social media strategy, maintaining a press database, writing e-newsletters & hard mail. Duties will also include briefing the Member for interviews, writing floor speeches for the Member, managing junior and district press staff, interacting with the press as the Member’s principal spokesperson, and coordinating the Member’s overall press relations. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience and a depth of legislative and policy knowledge as well as strong proofreading skills and a knowledge of grammar usage. Candidates must be able to work extended hours, under time pressure, and in a strongly collaborative office, while maintaining a positive attitude and demeanor. Please submit resume, cover letter, two writing samples. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to AL07.Resumes@mail.house.gov [AL07.Resumes@mail.house.gov] with the subject line Communications Director.
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Intern

The office of Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44) is currently accepting applications for full and part-time interns for the Spring 2021 internship session. All internships will be conducted remotely. Interns for the Washington, D.C office can expect to conduct legislative research, attend virtual hearings, assist with projects as needed, and learn the day-to-day operations of a legislative congressional office. Interns assigned to the District office in San Pedro, CA can expect to assist with constituent services, conduct research, and assist on special projects relevant to the district.   Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and dates and hours of availability to CA44.internships@mail.house.gov [CA44.internships@mail.house.gov].   Email subject line should specify which office (D.C, or District|San Pedro), and season (Fall, Spring, or Summer) the applicant is applying for. Washington, D.C. applicants should address materials to Nicole Sciabarra and District|San Pedro applicants should address materials to Francisco Lopez. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my Intern Coordinators at CA44.internships@mail.house.gov [CA44.internships@mail.house.gov].   The application deadline is November 30, 2020 by 6:00 PM PST. Approximate start date for Spring 2021 interns is January 11, 2021.
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Press Secretary; Digital Director

PRESS SECRETARY/DIGITAL DIRECTOR OFFICE of CONGRESSWOMAN STEPHANIE MURPHY SUMMARY: Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida seeks an experienced Press Secretary/Digital Director to join her communications team as part of a demanding, fast-paced office. The Press Secretary/Digital Director will manage social, email, web, and creative strategy, and assist the Communications Director in developing and implementing a media, communications, and public relations plan. This is not an entry-level position. Applicants should be organized and creative, have at least one year or one campaign cycle of digital experience, possess strong writing abilities, and exhibit a record of working across multiple digital platforms. Ideal candidates will have experience shooting and producing professional-quality photo and video, as well as proficiency with Premiere, Lightroom, Photoshop, or other Adobe suite programs. An understanding of HTML and CSS, and experience using a Fireside or another constituent management system is preferred. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Strong writing skills are required. No calls or drop-ins, please. Candidates should submit a cover letter (with salary requirements), resume, at least two writing samples, all three in a PDF format, and at least three digital design samples as links or attachments to DigitalFL07@gmail.com with the subject line “Press Secretary ” by Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. No calls or drop-ins please. 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. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: * Manages social media platforms and develops a creative digital strategy; * Helps implement media, communications, and public relations strategies; * Designs graphics for social media and helps create and publish content, including videos; * Provides information on and generates ideas for press, mass mailings, and newsletters; * Compiles media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Congresswoman; * Maintains a good working relationship with the Congresswoman, staff and constituents; * Has the ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; * Works well under pressure and handles stress; * Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends as needed according to the Congressional schedule; and * Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: * This is not an entry-level position. * Completion of a four-year college education is preferred for this position. Ideal candidates will have at least one year or one campaign cycle of digital experience. * Experience producing professional-quality photos, videos, and graphics is required. * Proficiency with Premiere, Lightroom, Photoshop, or other Adobe suite programs is preferred. * An understanding of HTML and CSS, and experience using a Fireside or another constituent management system is preferred.   SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: * Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; * Strong communication skills; * A strong understanding of print, broadcast, and online media; * Strong digital design skills and understanding of social media; * Extensive video editing experience and production skills; * Knowledge of current issues; * Ability to perform essential job functions above; and * Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.   WORKING CONDITIONS: * Due to COVID-19 work is mainly from home until the pandemic subsides. * When work conditions return to normal, the work is mainly performed in an office environment. Noise levels are usually moderate. You will be expected to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy.
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Legislative Intern

All 2021 Spring internships in our Washington, DC office will be fully virtual as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The deadline for spring applications is Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This is a paid position: accepted applicants will receive a pro-rated stipend.   The Office of Rep. Josh Harder is currently seeking interns for the months January-May. Our hands-on internship program offers highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to gain real-world experience in government and politics. Over the course of their service, interns will gain a deeper knowledge of the federal government and strengthen their communications, writing, problem-solving, and time-management skills. We do our best to accommodate requirements for college credit. Responsibilities will vary but may include: * Communicating with constituents through mail, email, and over the phone * Conducting research to be used for floor speeches, memos, committee hearings, and other legislative business * Monitoring press coverage, current events, and House business  * Attending briefings and hearings * Administrative tasks as assigned All individuals are encouraged to apply. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  How to Apply:  To apply for an internship with the Office of Congressman Josh Harder, send your resume, cover letter and a 1-2 page writing sample as a PDF to Archibald.Fraser@mail.house.gov [Archibald.Fraser@mail.house.gov]. Please format the subject line of your email “DC Internship - First Name Last Name - Spring/Summer/Fall.”
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Staff Assistant

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-7) seeks a positive, well-organized, and detail-oriented staff assistant for the Washington, DC office.    Strong candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail, be a team player with a positive attitude, be able to anticipate problems and offer solutions, communicate clearly in a fast-paced environment with good humor, and work effectively with different teams in both the DC and Houston offices. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, maintaining the front office, assisting with various administrative and legislative duties, responding to constituent requests, organizing tours and flag orders, and performing other duties as required.  The position involves long hours and availability on evenings.   Texas ties are encouraged but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Must have a valid driver’s license.   Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume, and references to TX07.hiring@mail.house.gov [TX07.hiring@mail.house.gov] with the subject line “DC Staff Assistant.” No phone calls or walk-ins please.   The 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.
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Legislative Assistant

Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09) is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle a policy portfolio, including, but not limited to Healthcare, Judiciary, Technology and Telecommunications. Candidates must possess in-depth knowledge of the legislative process and have previous hill experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, and work well in a fast paced environment.  Responsibilities include developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, writing constituent correspondence and representing the office in meetings. This is not an entry-level legislative position. Washington state ties are a plus. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to wa09.jobs@mail.house.gov [wa09.jobs@mail.house.gov] by Wednesday, November 18th at 5 pm.  Please no phone calls. The 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.
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Legislative Assistant

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) seeks experienced legislative staffer who will be primarily responsible for immigration policy as well as the Congressman’s Ways and Means Committee work on healthcare, and social security.  Success in this position will hinge on applicant’s ability to craft, negotiate, and monitor sound immigration policies that benefit the Central Coast of California.  Other policy issues may include transportation, housing, labor, LGBTQ, voting rights, government oversight, and the postal service.  Responsibilities of this position include crafting and analyzing legislation, conducting research, drafting policy memos, meeting with constituents, and staffing Member on relevant work on House Committee on Ways and Means.  Applicants should have: strong organizational and time management skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; solid knowledge of immigration and healthcare policy; prior Hill policy experience; an ability to work well in a team-oriented environment; and an ability to set and meet deadlines.  Salary commensurate with experience.  No phone calls please.  This is not an entry level position and will require three years of prior policy experience.  Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to CA20Jobs@mail.house.gov [CA20Jobs@mail.house.gov] with the subject line “Legislative Assistant Application.”  Candidates with California ties are strongly encouraged to apply.  The office is an equal opportunity employer.
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Legislative Correspondent

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-7) seeks a positive, well-organized, and detail-oriented legislative correspondent for the Washington, DC office.    Strong candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail, be a team player with a positive attitude, be able to anticipate problems and offer solutions, communicate clearly in a fast-paced environment with good humor, and work effectively with different teams in both the DC and Houston offices. Responsibilities include managing the constituent correspondence program, drafting and distributing constituent letters and newsletters, assisting legislative staff with writing and research projects, and performing other duties as required.    Previous Hill experience, including familiarity with Fireside, preferred. Texas ties are encouraged but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience.   Interested candidates should email their resume, writing sample, and references to TX07.hiring@mail.house.gov [TX07.hiring@mail.house.gov] with the subject line “Legislative Correspondent.” No phone calls or walk-ins please.   The 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
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Press/Digital Assistant

U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Press/Digital Assistant to join an active, bilingual press operation for her Washington, DC office.  Responsibilities include drafting press releases; crafting social media posts; writing speeches; designing graphics; monitoring social media; updating the website; and compiling daily press clips. This position requires an ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and perform under pressure. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and communication skills, familiarity with graphic design and video editing software, and demonstrated social media platform management in a professional setting. One to two years of experience in a press or digital media role preferred. Fluency in Spanish is a big plus.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  Diverse candidates, veterans, women and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov [CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov] with “Press/Digital Assistant” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and three social content/graphic design samples. 
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Legislative Director

Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) seeks candidates for the position of Legislative Director to manage and advise the Member on all legislative policy, positions, and strategy. This is not an entry-level position and previous legislative, Capitol Hill experience (4+ years) is required. Strong candidates will have a thorough understanding of the legislative process, experience managing a team, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates will have ties to Illinois or Chicago and have Spanish-language proficiency, though not required. This senior staff position reports to the Chief of Staff and the Congressman and works closely with the Communications Director and District Director.   RESPONSIBILITIES * Executes long-term and short-term strategic planning for the Member’s legislative agenda * Manages and coaches the legislative staff in order to maintain compliance with high office standards, policies, and protocols * Handles a portfolio of legislative issues, including the Congressman’s Transportation & Infrastructure Committee assignment * Monitors legislative activity on the House Floor and the Member’s committees * Develops coalition-based, strategic approaches to advancing the Member’s agenda, including inside-outside tactical planning * Assists constituents, advocacy organizations, and the District Staff to provide relevant federal updates and guidance on federal matters * Assigns, monitors, and evaluates legislative staff work-products * Supervises, edits, and approves the work of the Legislative Correspondent * Takes constituent and advocacy group meetings as necessary * Coordinates the preparation of legislative memos, policy-related interview prep, and cosponsorships * Maintains meticulous records of votes, policy positions, legislative initiatives, and cosponsorships * Accepts performance-based constructive criticism and guidance * Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends; and * Performs other duties as assigned   SKILLS AND ABILITIES * Ability to think strategically to advance legislative agenda and priorities of the Member * Thorough knowledge of House Rules, procedures and the legislative process * High-level ability to communicate orally and in writing * Excellent writing and editing skills for various mediums including floor speeches, interview talking points, Op Eds, etc. * Understanding of and ability to harness the efficacy of coalition-based politics and issue-advocacy * Ability to self-motivate, think creatively, and problem solve * Works well under pressure, stress, tight deadlines and long hours * Strong multi-tasking capacity * Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others   PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: * 4+ years of Capitol Hill / Legislative experience and some management experience * Spanish Language (written and oral proficiency) a plus * Knowledge of or ties to Illinois or Chicago a plus * Experience in Transportation & Infrastructure policy   TO APPLY: email a cover letter, detailed resume and the name, address, and phone number of three references to Resumes.IL-04@mail.house.gov [Resumes.IL-04@mail.house.gov] Your cover letter should answer the following questions: 1. Describe how your experience prepares you for the “responsibilities” specified in the job announcement. 2. Give examples of your work experience that demonstrates your command of some of the “skills and abilities” listed in the job announcement. 3. Describe how your work experience meets the “preferred experience” listed in the job announcement. APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 16, 2020 by 6:00PM EST THIS OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Women and minorities are strongly 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, or parental status.
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Legislative Assistant

Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) seeks a highly motivated Legislative Assistant for his Washington, D.C. office. The issue portfolio for the position is flexible depending on the candidate, but a desire to help advance the Congressman’s climate priorities across various committees, including Transportation and Infrastructure, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, while managing other priorities, would be ideal. Specific experience working on climate, environment or energy related policy is also a plus.   Excellent writing, verbal and organizational skills are essential along with the ability to be a policy entrepreneur while working in a fast-paced environment.  Job responsibilities will include meeting with constituents, conducting research, drafting legislation, writing policy memos and talking points, working with outside stakeholders, and preparing hearing materials.  A sense of humor is greatly appreciated.   This is not an entry-level position. Previous Hill or other relevant experience is required.  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. In addition, we are committed to, and benefit from, a diverse staff and candidates of all backgrounds. Application materials must be received by November 27, 2020. Interested parties should e-mail a resume, cover letter and short writing sample to ny20resumes@mail.house.gov [ny20resumes@mail.house.gov] with the subject line Clean Future.
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Senior Legislative Assistant; Counsel

Senior Democrat Appropriator seeks a self-driven Senior Legislative Assistant (or Counsel) to handle the economic portfolio including Financial Services; Budget; Tax; Trade; Transportation and Telecommunications.  THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY-LEVEL POSITION – previous Hill experience required.  Law degree or graduate degree preferred.  Knowledge of House legislative process as well as the appropriations process is required. Interested parties should email a resume, cover letter and three references to GA02.Resume@mail.house.gov [GA02.Resume@mail.house.gov].
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Legislative Director

The Office of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) is seeking candidates for the Legislative Director position in our office.  The LD is a senior staff position requiring extensive knowledge of policy and legislative procedure. The LD manages the legislative team to advance the Member’s legislative agenda, including overseeing the Member’s committee responsibilities on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Oversight and Reform Committee where the Member is the chairman of the Economic and Consumer Policy subcommittee.   In addition to managing the Member’s legislative team and policy initiatives, the LD works closely with the Chief of Staff, communications team and district office to ensure the legislative strategy is integrated cohesively into all aspects of the overall operations of the office.  The LD will also be responsible for miscellaneous administrative and other tasks assigned by the Member. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, and a successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills, detailed knowledge of House operations and procedures, and a recognition of the 24/7 nature of the LD position.   Salary commensurate with experience.  The Office is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample to il08careers@gmail.com [il08jobs@gmail.com].  
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Legislative Assistant

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is seeking a Legislative Assistant to assist the professional staff of the Subcommittee on Aviation. Must have attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and be a self-motivated, team player who will jump in to assist with a variety of administrative and policy tasks. The position will include administrative work such as answering phones; compiling and managing data, statistics, and other information; and assembling materials for committee hearings and markups. The position will also involve substantive policy work as time allows, such as engagement with stakeholders and drafting memos and other written products. Experience on Capitol Hill is preferred, and salary is commensurate with experience. The Committee is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter and short writing sample to: T&IDem.Jobs@mail.house.gov [T&IDem.Jobs@mail.house.gov] with the subject line Legislative Assistant Position. The deadline to apply is November 18, 2020.
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Staff Assistant

Texas Democrat seeks a Staff Assistant/Driver to assist the Washington D.C. Office. The office maintains a state of telework, however this position will need to report to the D.C. office when the House Floor is in session. Primary duties will include driving the Member to and from events during regular office hours, after hours, and occasional weekends, ensuring the member’s schedule is executed according to plan, handling tour and flag requests, helping manage the internship program, managing the incoming calls and voicemails to both offices phone systems, coordinating member correspondence, and assisting the Washington D.C. office with legislative work.  Qualified candidates must have an impeccable driving record and a vehicle.   At such time as the COVID-19 pandemic allows, this individual will fulfil the role of the Staff Assistant in the Washington D.C. office. Those responsibilities will include staffing and managing the front office, answering the phone, greeting visitors, and providing additional office support as needed.    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to TX29SG.Resumes@mail.house.gov [TX29SG.Resumes@mail.house.gov]. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.  
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Staff Assistant

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) seeks an enthusiastic, professional and well-organized Staff Assistant to serve in his Washington, DC, office.  Responsibilities will vary based on the office’s telework status.  After the office transitions from full telework back to in-person operations, the Staff Assistant will be responsible for managing the front office, greeting visitors, answering phone calls, processing flag and tour requests, supervising interns, driving the Congressman as needed, assisting with the constituent correspondence operation, and providing support to the Congressman and staff.  Successful candidates will be flexible and possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills; an ability to thrive in a face-paced environment; and a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record. Internship or other Hill experience is preferred.  Rhode Island ties are a plus.  Sense of humor is a requirement!    Please email your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to RI02Hiring@mail.house.gov [RI02Hiring@mail.house.gov].  This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. No calls or drop-ins, please.
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Military Legislative Assistant

Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) seeks a Military Legislative Assistant to support his work on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and manage an active and diverse policy portfolio that includes Armed Services, Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Tax, Trade, and Veterans issues.   Responsibilities for this position include: managing appropriations requests; staffing committee hearings and markups; developing and advancing legislative priorities; drafting cosponsor and vote recommendations; writing policy memos and talking points; and working directly with stakeholders and constituents.   This is not an entry-level position and prior Hill experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be entrepreneurial and adept at multitasking, enjoy working as part of a collaborative team in an active and fast-paced office, and have a great sense of humor. The ideal candidate will have experience working on Defense, Tax and/or Trade issues and a clear understanding of the appropriations process.   Diverse candidates, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. This 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. Washington state ties are a plus but not required.   To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples to kilmer.resumes@mail.house.gov [kilmer.resumes@mail.house.gov] with your last name and “Military Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.
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Intern

U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter’s Office is seeking highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates for her DC office internship program for the months of January-April. Intern responsibilities will include both policy and administrative support. Interns may sort and draft constituent correspondence, compile media clips, answer phones, research legislation, assist legislative staff, or perform other responsibilities based on the office’s needs and student’s interests. Interns are expected to work from 9 am to 6 pm. Currently this is a remote internship opportunity, but it may transition to an in-person internship. A monthly stipend will be provided.  To apply for an internship, please: Email a cover letter, resume, and two references to CAFreshman.Internship@mail.house.gov with "Winter Internship" in the subject line. Qualified candidates should be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, and possess strong writing skills. Representative Porter’s office is an equal opportunity employer and minorities, women, and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through December 4, 2020. 
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Legislative Director

Frontline Democratic Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA-07) is seeking hardworking candidates for the Legislative Director position in her office. The LD manages the legislative team to advance the Member’s legislative agenda and advises the Member on legislative activities. An ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to mentor staff, think strategically and solid knowledge of House legislative processes.   The LD works closely with the Chief of Staff, communications team, the Legislative Correspondent and district office to ensure that the legislative strategy is aligned seamlessly through all functions of the office. The LD will also be responsible for administrative and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Staff and the Member. The position requires excellent oral, written and strong interpersonal skills. This is not an entry-level position. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Jed.Ober@mail.house.gov [Jed.Ober@mail.house.gov]  
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Communications Director

Congresswoman Susan Wild, PA-07, is seeking an experienced and proactive Communications Director to lead media and outreach efforts in her Washington, DC office. The Communications Director will oversee the planning and implementation of overall media strategy and manage the day-to-day communications operation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to working with local and national reporters, proactively engaging in media outreach, writing press releases, speeches and op-eds, and managing other DC-based communications staff. The Communications Director will work collaboratively with legislative and district staff and closely with the Member and must possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting. Qualified candidates may send their resume and cover letter to Rebekah.kirkwood@mail.house.gov [Rebekah.kirkwood@mail.house.gov]      
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Legislative Intern

Senior Democratic member from California seeks interns for the Spring 2021 semester in a fast-paced Congressional Office where they will gain valuable exposure to and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. 

Applicants should be positive, motivated, organized and reliable individuals willing to assist with the legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Duties include compiling press clips, attending briefings and hearings, performing legislative research and various other tasks to assist staff. Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and possess a strong attention to detail.

Due to remote internship limitations, interns must be based in Northern California or the DC Metro area. Please indicate on your email where you will be based during the course of the internship.

Please send resume, cover letter, three references and a one page writing sample to DCIntern.Thompson@mail.house.gov with “Spring 2021 Internship” in the subject line. District/state ties are a plus. We will hire until spaces are filled. No phone calls please.


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Speechwriter

New England Member of Congress and Member of the Leadership seeks experienced, hardworking team player with outstanding writing skills and sound political judgment to serve as Speechwriter in her Washington, DC, office.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, production of all speeches, talking points, op-eds, and other written materials.  This is not an entry level position.  Candidates must be flexible, highly dependable, and organized, as well as possess a working knowledge of issues facing Congress, strong oral and written communication skills, a proven ability to write quickly and crisply, and a talent for creatively researching and succinctly describing complex issues.  The ideal candidate would have significant speech writing experience and a collaborative approach to writing.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and three references to ctcommsjob@gmail.com with the Subject Line: Speechwriter Vacancy by Friday, November 13, 2020.  No phone calls, faxes, or drop-in, please.


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Legislative Director

LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR
PROGRESIVE MIDWEST DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL MEMBER
A progressive midwest democratic congressional member is seeking an experienced
manager to serve as Legislative Director. The Legislative Director is responsible for
managing the legislative team, advancing the Member’s progressive legislative and
committee agendas, monitoring legislative developments, and proactively seeking
opportunities for the office to demonstrate national leadership on key policy issues.
The Legislative Director must understand the members vision that legislative work is
directly responsive to the needs of her constituents, and must embrace opportunities to
bring district perspectives and voices into legislative work in both the district and
Washington.
Additional responsibilities include staffing the Member at issue-related events,
committee-related duties, and miscellaneous administrative and legislative tasks at the
request of the Congresswoman or Chief of Staff.
This is a senior staff position and candidates are expected to be team players that are
highly organized, detail-oriented, excellent writers, able to manage multiple competing
tasks, and knowledgeable of procedure in the House of Representatives. The Legislative
Director works with leadership core staff, including the Chief of Staff, District Director,
Communications Director, Senior Policy Counsel, and Office Manager, to develop and
execute the objectives of the Office’s strategic plan. Ideal candidate must be a
team-oriented leader who will work with senior leadership to make important and
critical decisions for the member to advance the goals of the office. The Legislative
Director will also need to work to know the dynamics and needs of the district and will
work extensively with district staff, including caseworkers. Women, people of color,
LGBTQIA+ persons and members of other marginalized communities are encouraged to
apply. Phone calls and drop-ins will not be accepted.
To apply, please write LD in the email subject line and send a cover letter/ resume to
Progressivemember.jobs@mail.house.gov .

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Legislative Director

Senior House Democrat seeks driven and hard-working Legislative Director to coordinate and oversee the Member’s legislative agenda, along with advising the Member on legislative activities and leading legislative staff. This is not an entry-level position. An ideal candidate will have at least three years of legislative experience on the Hill. Successful applicants must have a demonstrated ability to manage and mentor staff, think strategically, and have experience in formulating strategic plans for advancing legislation. Expert knowledge of House legislative processes and procedures, excellent organization and communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines is required. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Interested parties should email a resume, cover letter and three references to  HouseDemLegDirector@gmail.com.   


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District Office Staff Assistant

The District office of Congressman Stephen Lynch (MA-08) seeks a highly motivated, organized, personable, dependable and professional District Office Staff Assistant.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the front office, supervising interns, constituent recognition outreach (e.g., certificates and proclamations, drafting constituent letters and flag presentations), attending constituent office hours, staffing the Congressman and representing the office at community and constituent events. The ideal candidate should have a proficiency in Microsoft Office, is self-motivated, adept at multi-tasking, have a strong desire to help people, and have excellent interpersonal and writing skills. Evening and weekend hours are often required.

 

The office of Congressman Lynch is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  This is a full-time position with federal benefits and federal student loan repayment.  To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to  MASA@mail.house.gov
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Legislative Assistant

Senior House Democrat seeks a Legislative Assistant to cover a portfolio that includes transportation, manufacturing, trade, small business, labor, and other issues. Previous Hill experience a plus. Attention to detail, ability to work independently and stay organized in a fast-paced environment, and a sense of humor are required.

 

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to NewEnglandDemLA@gmail.com. Women and candidates of color are strongly 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, or parental status.


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Press Secretary/Communications Director

The Office of Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) seeks a Press Secretary/Communications Director for her Washington, D.C. office.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to media inquiries; writing press releases and talking points; preparing stories and op-eds for Michigan and national media; organizing press events in Michigan and Washington, D.C.; and coordinating and staffing the Congresswoman for interviews and press events, among other things. This is not an entry-level position.

Qualified candidates must have very strong writing skills, prior press experience, the ability to work well in a collaborative environment, and be a self-starter. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and media portfolio to mi14district@gmail.com by Monday, November 9, 2020.


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Communications Director

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, MI-12, is seeking an experienced and proactive Communications Director to lead media and outreach efforts in her Washington, DC office. The Communications Director will oversee the planning and implementation of overall media strategy and manage the day-to-day communications operation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to working with local and national reporters, proactively engaging in media outreach, writing press releases, speeches and op-eds, and managing DC-based Digital Manager/Press Assistant. The Communications Director will work collaboratively with legislative and district staff and closely with the Member and must possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting. Qualified candidates may send their resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Dingell.Jobs@mail.house.gov.


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Staff Assistant

U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai’i - 01) is seeking a Staff Assistant for his Washington, D.C. office.

 

Responsibilities will run the range of assisting the legislative, constituent services and administrative functions of the office, to include: monitoring and processing constituent mail and other communications, managing constituent tours, and coordinating DC and district office issues. As needed and depending on capability, the position also encompasses legislative correspondent and casework assistance. 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 “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls, faxes or drop-ins.


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District Staffer

The Office of Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA-03) seeks a District Office Staffer to assist constituents with federal, state, and local agencies and perform outreach throughout the 3rd congressional district of Virginia. The position will be based in the Congressman’s Newport News, VA district office.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Represent the Congressman within their areas of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, state, and local agencies;
  • Prepares periodic reports for the District Director and Chief of Staff on pending cases and district activities in their assigned issue areas;
  • Continually review active cases and act as a liaison with constituents to ensure that their cases are handled in a responsive manner;
  • Maintains up-to-date files on all cases and categories for information of importance to the office;
  • Assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the Legislative Director;
  • Staffing the Congressman and representing the office at events in the district;
  • Some evening and weekend work expected;
  • Serve as support staff for townhall meetings & roundtable discussions; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Professional telephone manners;
  • Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
  • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and proper judgment, and understand when to seek additional input and guidance from colleagues and/or superiors;
  • Knowledge of office policies, practices, and procedures;
  • Proficiency in word processing;
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions; and
  • Knowledge of issues and events in the district in which the Member is involved.

 

Representative Scott’s office is an equal opportunity employer. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or uniformed service. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a 1-page writing sample to jobs.va03@mail.house.gov.  Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2020.
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Constituent Services Representative

The Office of Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) seeks a Constituent Services Representative for his Northern Virginia office. Responsibilities include assisting constituents with addressing and resolving issues with federal agencies, answering phone calls, representing the office at regional fairs and festivals and helping with organizing public events. Applicants should be organized and able to work well under  pressure. Some evenings and weekends are required. Ties to Northern Virginia are a plus. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to VA11Resumes@gmail.com with “Constituent Services Representative” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.


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Communications Director

Seeking Communications Directors for incoming Freshman Democratic Members to develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan; pitch media and field press inquiries; develop relationships with reporters; draft press releases, speeches, talking points, and op-eds; organizing daily news clips; and serving as Member's primary spokesperson.  Individual must have excellent writing and organizational skills, ability to work well under pressure, attention to detail, and ability to collaborate with legislative and district staff to maximize visibility and press opportunities.  Successful candidates will be motivated, creative, detail-oriented, able to meet tight deadlines and have analytic ability, sound political judgment and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants must have prior experience; this is not an entry level position.  The Majority Leader's Office is collecting resumes for Communications Directors for incoming Freshmen Democratic Members.  Please submit materials, here.

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SCHEDULER

Seeking Schedulers for incoming Freshman Democratic Members to manage Member's daily and long-term schedule in D.C. and the district, including organizing and tracking invitations and scheduling requests for the Member, coordinating travel arrangements, keeping Member on schedule throughout day, organizing the Member’s daily briefing materials, and coordinating with legislative and communications staff on materials needed for meetings/events, and various administrative duties. Individuals must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask.  Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, organized, have excellent verbal communication and writing skills, work well under pressure, be able to solve problems and make quick decisions, and be willing to work long hours.  Applicants should have prior scheduling or Capitol Hill experience.   This is not an entry-level position. The Majority Leader's Office is collecting resumes for Schedulers for incoming Freshmen Democratic Members. Please submit materials, here.

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Digital Assistant

Seeking proactive, hard-working, and tech-savvy individuals to serve as Digital Assistants for incoming Freshman Democratic Members. Ideal candidates will have experience running a comprehensive digital media program. Candidates should be organized, creative, and motivated with high attention to detail. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing social media accounts and website, including conceptualizing and creating high quality videos and graphics; managing online outreach and advertising campaigns, tracking press and social media analytics; creating e-newsletters and franked mailings; primary photographer and videographer in Washington office. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus. The Majority Leader's Office is collecting resumes for Digital Assistants for incoming Freshmen Democratic Members.

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Senior Legislative Assistant

Senior progressive appropriator and member of House leadership seeks a senior legislative assistant to cover a broad portfolio of issues including criminal justice reform, civil and voting rights, transportation, housing, small/minority businesses, and technology. Responsibilities include handling appropriations requests and staffing full committee markups, developing and advancing a proactive legislative agenda on  racial equity and housing policy, drafting, analyzing legislation, writing policy memos and talking points, working with outside stakeholders, and meeting with constituents. 

 

Ideal candidates will be politically savvy, outstanding writers, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and enjoy working with a variety of stakeholders to advance a robust policy agenda. 

 

Previous Hill experience is required.  The 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. We strongly value the diversity of our employees. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Senior Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.
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Legislative Assistant Opening

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), an ardent environmentalist and leading advocate for sustainable agriculture, is seeking a Legislative Assistant to spearhead his effort to address the climate emergency and promote agricultural practices that protect the environment, provide healthy food, and focus resources on small and mid-size farms. This staff member will also handle animal welfare, energy, flood insurance, public lands, and tribal issues.

Excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills are essential, along with the ability to be a self-starter, while working in a fast-paced environment. Job responsibilities will include drafting legislation and amendments; writing talking points, legislative memos, and issue specific reports; and identifying and engaging with key constituent groups and stakeholders.

This office is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of the district that we serve. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. District/state ties are a plus.

Qualified candidates should send their applications (resume, cover letter, and a one-page writing sample) to resume.blumenauer@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant Opening” in the subject line. No calls please.


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Staff Assistant

Rep. Sharice Davids’ Office is seeking to hire a new DC based Staff Assistant. The Staff Assistant is responsible for a number of administrative duties, including: maintaining the front office (when we are able to work in the office and have visitors again), assisting the Operations Director with coordinating office operations, and helping the communications and legislative staff with various tasks. This position also oversees Rep. Davids’ internship program in DC and drives and helps staff the Member at events (car required). The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, well organized, and accustomed to a fast paced work environment.

 

Rep. Davids’ Office is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree required. Hill experience and Kansas ties preferred.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to JobsKS03@gmail.com and include “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


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Press Secretary

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) seeks a Press Secretary to handle all press and communications for her office. Duties include long-term planning; working with local and national reporters; producers; and bookers; conducting proactive media outreach; managing online communications; and drafting press releases, op-eds, and speeches. The position requires a close partnership with legislative and district staff, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure.

 

Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience working in a press/communications role. This is not an entry level position. The position requires excellent organizational skills, understanding of message development, sound judgment, a positive attitude and the ability to work well in a team environment. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Please email a cover letter, resume, three references, and two writing samples to ca18resumes@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 21st.


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Staff Assistant

Rep. Sharice Davids’ Office is seeking to hire a new DC based Staff Assistant. The Staff Assistant is responsible for a number of administrative duties, including: maintaining the front office (when we are able to work in the office and have visitors again), assisting the Operations Director with coordinating office operations, and helping the communications and legislative staff with various tasks. This position also oversees Rep. Davids’ internship program in DC and drives and helps staff the Member at events (car required). The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, well organized, and accustomed to a fast paced work environment.

 

Rep. Davids’ Office is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree required. Hill experience and Kansas ties preferred.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to JobsKS03@gmail.com and include “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

 


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Communications Director

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) seeks a highly motivated, experienced, and detailed-oriented Communications Director for a fast-paced office.  

 

Responsibilities include working with the Member and Chief of Staff on developing and implementing a communications strategy to advance the Member’s agenda; managing and working closely with the Press Secretary; coordinating with legislative and district staff to effectively communicate the Member’s priorities; drafting speeches, talking points, op-eds, and press releases; developing content for and managing implementation of digital media strategy; experience working across multiple digital and social media platforms; pitching media and fielding press inquiries; maintaining relationships with local press in VA-10; website management; overseeing daily clips; and staffing Member for press events.  

 

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and enjoy working on an energetic team. They will also have video editing and digital communications experience, and experience executing communications plans. 

 

This is not an entry level position. A minimum of three years of prior communications experience is required. Hill experience and Spanish language proficiency preferred. Virginia ties a plus.  

 

Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples (at least one set of talking points) to va10resumes@gmail.com.
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Staff Director

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

TITLE: Staff Director – Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (Majority)

SUMMARY: The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs seeks a Staff Director for the Technology Modernization Subcommittee. The Staff Director will be responsible for directing and managing the activities of the Subcommittee, which includes oversight, policy development, and legislative efforts related to all enterprise information technology (IT) activities of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with a particular focus on the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program. 

 

The Subcommittee Staff Director develops and executes an oversight plan in consultation with Committee leadership, advises the Committee and Subcommittee chairs on IT issues and related matters, plans oversight hearings, develops relevant legislation, and supports the Committee’s oversight and legislative activities.   The Technology Modernization Subcommittee Majority Staff Director reports to the HVAC Majority Staff Director.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

• Carry out robust congressional oversight of VA enterprise IT programs and related policy initiatives.

• Advise the Committee Chair, Subcommittee Chair, and HVAC Majority Staff Director on VA IT and related matters, and assist in the development and implementation of strategic and policy goals.

• Assist and advise the Committee Chair, Subcommittee Chair, and HVAC Majority Staff Director on legislative initiatives and activities of the Committee, including the drafting of legislation.

• Develop and execute an oversight plan, including proposed hearings, oversight letters, site visits, etc., in consultation with Committee leadership.

• Supervise Subcommittee staff and manage all aspects of Subcommittee activities and work product.

• Prepare and manage all aspects of Subcommittee oversight hearings.

• Maintain professional relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate oversight activities.

• Monitor legislative needs and developments within congressional committees and on the House floor within the IT-related issue areas of responsibility.

• Draft hearing statements and floor speeches for the Committee Chair and Subcommittee Chair.

• Coordinate IT oversight and investigative initiatives with other HVAC subcommittees and relevant House Committees.

• Serve as primary contact on IT policy and oversight matters for counterparts in the Senate and other House committees/subcommittees, VA, CBO.

• Review and evaluate laws, programs, legislative proposals and necessity for further action within the area of responsibility.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• College degree required

• Background in congressional oversight strongly preferred

• Background in government IT contracting

• Some knowledge of IT project management

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others

• Knowledge of the legislative process

• Thoroughness and careful attention to detail

• Availability to work non-traditional hours on occasion

 

DUTIES         

• Formulate oversight and investigative initiatives for VA IT issue areas which includes:

o provide substantial input on the creation of an oversight plan;

o direct and oversee investigations within subcommittee jurisdiction;

o execute Subcommittee activities relevant to the oversight plan.

• Provide leadership responsibility for all Subcommittee activities including but not limited to the following:

o draft oversight letters;

o coordinate and attend briefings on relevant subject matter;

o identify and prepare witnesses;

o oversee the Subcommittee’s witness invitations;

o oversee the writing and preparation of memoranda, opening statements, and questions;

o assist in preparation of Chair’s briefing papers;

o ensure appropriate preparation for hearings;

o ensure proper follow-up after conclusions of hearings;

o coordinate with HVAC staff counterparts, communication staff, and chief counsel.

• Provide information on and generate ideas for press and other outreach efforts.

• Perform other duties as assigned by Majority Staff Director.

 

Candidates will be evaluated on experience, skills, character and fitness, and how well you meet the qualifications and requirements above. In an effort to build a diverse and more inclusive work environment, the committee strongly encourages veterans, minority, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply. Salary range $115-$125k, commensurate with experience.

 

All candidates are required to complete an online application on the committee job posting page https://veterans.house.gov/job-postings for consideration. There you can upload your resume, cover letter, and writing sample.


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Staff Assistant/Clerk

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

TITLE: Staff Assistant/Clerk – House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (Majority)

SUMMARY: The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs seeks a Staff Assistant/Clerk to support the committee with administrative tasks and assist the Chief Clerk. The Staff Assistant/Clerk will be responsible for administrative tasks in the office including managing the front office, mail processing, monitoring office deliveries, placing supply orders, answering phones, greeting visitors; and other assigned duties. The Staff Assistant/Clerk’s will also assist the Chief Clerk with preparation and execution of all full committee and subcommittee events, to include: assisting with invitations for committee events, archiving committee activity, and hearing/markup preparation.

 

Qualified candidates will be extremely organized, attentive to detail, hardworking, creative, and able to handle assigned tasks in a demanding, fast-paced office.  The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to constructively work on a team. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and congressional experience is a plus, but neither is required. One year of relevant volunteer or work experience may be substituted for each year of required education.

 

Candidates will be evaluated on experience, skills, character and fitness, and how well you meet the qualifications and requirements above. In an effort to build a diverse and more inclusive work environment, the committee strongly encourages veterans, minority, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply. Salary range $40-$55k, commensurate with experience.

 

All candidates are required to complete an online application on the committee job posting page https://veterans.house.gov/job-postings for consideration. There you can upload your resume, cover letter, and writing sample.


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Constituent Services Coordinator

Rep. Katie Porter seeks a highly motivated, resourceful, and organized individual with strong interpersonal skills to serve as the Constituent Services Coordinator in the District Office. The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work well in a fast-paced environment.

The Constituent Services Coordinator will work directly with constituents and federal agencies, create and implement strategic casework and outreach goals, and assist with other District Office functions as assigned.

Key Job Priorities 
Serve as the Congresswoman’s in-district liaison for a limited portfolio of issue areas, while working under the leadership of the Director of Constituent Services and Outreach 
● Act as the representative for the Congresswoman, which includes answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, and communicating with constituents both verbally and in writing 
● Follow casework procedures and meet casework expectations as set by the Director of Constituent Services and Outreach 
● Coordinate and handle a diverse portfolio of federal agency cases through intake, agency correspondence, constituent correspondence, and resolution
 ● Screen active cases and liaise with constituents to ensure their cases are handled in a responsive manner 
● Organize and monitor casework data to assist the Director of Constituent Services and Outreach with reporting on casework trends and issues 
● Assist the Director of Constituent Services and Outreach with establishing and promoting casework policies and procedures
● Provide constituents with referrals and references, and ensure that other offices respond to referred constituents in a timely manner
● Correspond with constituents seeking to register opinions or understand policy 
● Maintain up-to-date files on all cases and office resources 
● Plan and execute outreach events to serve constituents, create more casework, and interact with the community 
● Work with legislative team to increase knowledge on issue area assignments and to communicate in- district developments and notable meeting developments 
● Work with the Director of Constituent Services and Outreach to compile and publicize success stories and constituent testimonials 
● Perform administrative and organizational tasks related to casework or outreach as assigned by the Director of Constituent Services and Outreach 

The 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. We strongly value the diversity of our employees. To apply please email resumesCA45@mail.house.gov with the title of position as the email subject line and include your resume, cover letter, 2 professional references, and a writing sample. 

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Health Legislative Assistant

Progressive Midwest Democrat seeking legislative assistant to work in fast-paced office on health and women’s issues.  This is not an entry level job -- a knowledge of health care issues a must and previous Hill experience is preferred.  Candidates should possess strong communications and writing skills, familiarity with the legislative process, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.  We are seeking a highly-organized and productive self-starter and a team player.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. 

 

Interested candidates should email or fax (please no calls) a resume and writing sample to il9healthla@gmail.com


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Official Volunteer Opportunity - Contested Election Observers

The Committee on House Administration is seeking Congressional staff to volunteer to serve as official nonpartisan observers for the 2020 general election.

This is an opportunity to play an important role in assisting the Committee in executing its responsibilities under the Federal Contested Elections Act. The Committee will provide any staff that sign up to volunteer a short training and then, if need, volunteers may be sent to a Congressional District after the election as an observer. A law degree is helpful, but not required.

As volunteer observers, you will observe the election or post-election counting and certification process and report back to the Committee about any issues that might be relevant to resolve a potential election contest. Previous observer experience is not required.  Volunteers undergo online training provided by Committee staff and receive training manuals consisting of relevant laws, procedures, and other information. As voting processes change across the country due to the pandemic, this role will be more important than ever. Should any particular election ultimately give rise to a contest before the Committee, your on-site observations and contemporaneous fact-finding could be critical to the fair resolution of the contest. You can go here to sign up. If you have any questions, you can contact Committee on House Administration Elections Counsel Georgina Cannan at Georgina.Cannan@mail.house.gov.


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Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) is hiring a legislative assistant to cover a diverse portfolio that focuses on women’s issues to include the Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, the Democratic Women’s Caucus, and other issues as assigned. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are required. Candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment. This is not an entry-level position. Previous experience with the Hill and with the Appropriations process is strongly preferred. Women and candidates of color are strongly 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, or parental status. Please send a cover letter and resume to FLJobOpening@mail.house.gov.


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