Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

The Office of Congresswoman Angie Craig seeks a Legislative Assistant (LA) in her Washington, DC, office. The Legislative Assistant will be responsible for handling a busy portfolio as a Committee LA on two Committees, including the House Agriculture Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee. Within the jurisdiction of these Committees, a strong understanding of the Farm Bill, biofuels and rural development in addition to prior experience or knowledge of trade, rural broadband and telecom policy is strongly preferred. 

 

This position is also expected to lead the Member’s work on government reform, so previous experience handling the Oversight, Judiciary and House Admin Committees is a plus.  

 

Essential responsibilities include: preparing and staffing the Member in committee hearings and markups, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, researching and advising the Member on policy issues and vote recommendations, drafting talking points and speeches, and representing the Member in meetings and events. 

 

The successful candidate will be an independent worker and a self-starter, possess the capacity to produce high-quality work and have strong communication and writing skills.   

 

Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as candidates with ties to Minnesota (and MN-2 in particular).  

 

To apply, send resume, cover letter and three professional references to RepCraigResumeBank@gmail.com. We strongly encourage all candidates to apply no later than 11:59 PM on March 30th, 2021.