Chairman Ro Khanna seeks an exceptional, self-motivated candidate to staff Mr. Khanna on the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on the Environment.
The jurisdiction of the subcommittee includes: global climate change; environmental protection, public lands, endangered species, air and water quality; oceans; public health; conservation; international agreements; energy policy, research and development; and oversight and legislative jurisdiction over regulatory affairs and federal paperwork reduction. The Oversight and Reform Committee is the principal oversight committee in the House of Representatives.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
designing and preparing congressional hearings;
working with multiple stakeholders to design legislative solutions to address complex national policy concerns;
conducting legal and factual research;
writing memoranda, statements, questions and speeches;
ensuring subcommittee priorities are reflected in appropriations and authorization bills;
and leading oversight initiatives.
The Chairman is particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to and an interest in engaging:
Clean technology jobs of the future, regenerative agriculture, toxic substances, and other sustainable energy and environment issues;
Environmental justice and the disproportionate effects of pollution on vulnerable communities;
Experience working with environmental federal agencies;
Congressional procedure, investigations, and legislation; and
Progressive policy solutions to combat the climate crisis.
The right candidate will serve as a critical part of a close-knit team. This person will keep Chairman Khanna and the Staff Director fully informed of and staff all Environment Subcommittee events and activities and be an integral member of the subcommittee staff.
Qualifications: Applicants should have (i) an interest in public service and (ii) expertise in the areas described above (iii) the ability to work closely with a team and remain entrepreneurial. They also must have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Applicants will be working from home in the short-term. Once the team returns to work in the office, the candidate should be willing to be in the office full time and be able to attend work duties on some evenings and weekends.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Women, minorities, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates 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 submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as “Environment Subcommittee Professional Staff Member.”