Legislative Assistant or Senior Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant or Senior Legislative Assistant

The Office of Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) is seeking candidates for a Legislative Assistant or Senior Legislative Assistant position in our office. The LA is responsible for taking meetings with constituents and stakeholders, preparing and staffing the Congressman in committee hearings and markups, developing and advancing legislation and amendments relevant to the Congressman’s priorities and the needs of the Inland Empire, providing detailed vote recommendations, and handling additional projects as assigned. The successful candidate will be extremely organized, an excellent writer, a proactive self-starter, a strategic thinker, and able to work collaboratively as part of a close-knit team.

The LA will also staff the Congressman on the Appropriations Committee, handling his assignment to the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee. The LA will have a domestic policy portfolio including transportation, housing, energy, environment, and other issues as assigned. The ideal candidate will have ties to California’s Inland Empire and at least two years of previous experience with a policy portfolio. A thorough understanding of housing policy or direct Appropriations Committee experience is strongly preferred. The salary range for the position is $50,000 – $60,000 per year, depending on experience. Our office offers student loan repayment, transit benefits and compensation time in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.

Our 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. People of color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application using this form. If you have any questions please call our office at (202) 225-3201.


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