Legislative Assistant | Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44)
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) seeks a Legislative Assistant in her Washington, DC office. The Legislative Assistant will support the Member’s work on the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee and cover a portfolio that includes health care, reproductive rights, family services|child welfare, and other issues.
Responsibilities will include drafting legislation, policy letters, memos, and talking points, preparing for and staffing committee hearings, making vote recommendations, meeting and maintaining relationships with constituents and advocacy groups, working closely with the communications team and district staff, advancing a number of the Member’s legislative priorities, and other tasks as required. The position requires strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities at one time, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
This is NOT an entry-level position. Candidates should have at least 2-3 years of Capitol Hill or relevant policy experience, be highly motivated, detail-oriented professionals with strong organizational and time-management skills, as well as positive attitudes, and pride in work. In addition, candidates should have a strong understanding of the legislative process, coalition building, and have the ability to maintain strategic relationships with constituent organizations, and should be comfortable managing multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
Los Angeles Metro Area|Southern California ties and Spanish language skills are a plus.
Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, two references, and two writing samples with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to CA44Resumes@mail.house.gov.
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.