Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director | Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44)
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44)- Member of the Energy and Commerce and Homeland Security Committees - seeks a Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director.
This is not an entry-level position and previous legislative, and Capitol Hill experience is required.
Candidates must have a thorough understanding of the legislative and committee process, floor procedure, strong management, oral and written communications skills, be energetic, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and willing to work extended hours including evenings and weekends as needed.
The Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director will be responsible for strategizing, developing, and implementing legislative plans; introducing legislation; providing cosponsor and cosign recommendations; managing a team of Legislative Assistants and a Legislative Correspondent; oversee the office’s constituent mail program; monitor the House Floor; provide vote recommendations; and work with the scheduling team to ensure that any changes are reflected in the Congresswoman’s schedule.
The Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director will have a legislative portfolio – currently consisting of handling the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, healthcare, judiciary and foreign relations but there is room for moving around the portfolios. The individual also leads the office’s Appropriations process, including working with the legislative team and district office to compile requests, circulate sign-on letters, and submit materials to the Subcommittees.
The Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director works closely with the District Director and Communication Director in helping with community outreach including providing backup information for events, speeches, and townhalls. The individual will also work closely with the Chief of Staff in overseeing scheduling, HR, and budget issues for the office – and other responsibilities as assigned.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate significant management experience (federal, state, or local government management experience are a plus), strategic planning abilities, self-motivation, and an ability to work collaboratively.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, two references, and two writing samples with “CA44 Deputy Chief|LD” 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.