Senior Legislative Assistant

Senior Legislative Assistant

The Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) is seeking a Senior Legislative Assistant.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), a member of the Budget Committee, Education and Labor Committee, and House Judiciary Committee, and Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to cover a broad portfolio that includes, but is not limited to, antitrust, environment, labor and overall issues relating to the economy. As Congresswoman Jayapal is the Vice Chair of the Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, antitrust will be a primary focus within this portfolio. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Driving current and new legislative initiatives including idea generation, legislative drafting and producing accompanying materials, such as speeches, policy memos, and fact sheets; 

  • Preparing and staffing the Congresswoman for relevant committee hearing and markups; drafting hearing remarks and questions; 

  • Representing the Congresswoman’s priorities with external stakeholders;

  • Building and maintaining relationships with external and internal stakeholders including advocacy organizations; academics; fellow Congressional and Committee offices; and

  • Carrying out additional duties as required.

Job Requirements: 

  • Passionate about public service and committed to progressive values;

  • Excellent writing and time management skills;

  • Ability to digest new content with a political and ideological lens that is appropriate for the office;  

  • Poised, no-drama, flexible, collaborative, team oriented; and

  • Eager to learn, grow, and thrive in a dynamic and high-paced environment.

The Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, new Americans, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. State and/or district ties are a plus. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred.

Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and references in PDF format to jobs.pramila@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant: [Applicant’s First and Last Name]” in the subject line. For priority consideration, please submit your application by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 1st. No calls or drop-ins please.