Staff Assistant

Staff Assistant

STAFF ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI IL-08

SUMMARY:

The Office of U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi seeks a full-time Staff Assistant in his Schaumburg, Illinois district office. The Staff Assistant will provide administrative support to the operations of the district office. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, organized, and possess strong oral and written communication skills. The Office of U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is an equal opportunity employer.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

o   Draft constituent correspondence

o   Drive the Congressman to and from events

o   Staff the Congressman at events

o   Compile briefing book

o   Greet visitors

o   Answer the telephone

o   Respond to constituent requests for general information, tours, and other inquiries.

o   Monitor delivery and pickup of materials

o   Maintain the front office

o   Assist with various administrative and legislative duties

o   Assist with casework and other duties as assigned

EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):

Bachelor’s Degree.  Alternatively, two years of related experience or training in politics or government.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

o   Strong oral and written communication skills;

o   Ability to use and troubleshoot photocopiers and other office equipment;

o   Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

o   Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;

o   Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;

o   Ability to multitask;

o   Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

o   Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities;

o   Passion for public service;

o   Work well under pressure and handle stress;

o   Work a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to District Director at Sabey.Abraham@mail.house.gov

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:

Ideal candidate would speak Spanish