HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
TITLE: Professional Staff Member for Women Veterans Policy – House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (Majority)
SUMMARY: The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs seeks a Professional Staff Member (PSM) to join its Health Subcommittee staff. The PSM will manage a portfolio focused on issues impacting women veterans to include matters related to military service, impacts to women veterans’ health, well-being, and access to care, benefits, and economic resources, as well as systemic and structural barriers which may inhibit access. The PSM will report directly to the staff director of the Subcommittee. Some travel will be required.
Working with Committee leadership to develop an overall policy and legislative strategy;
Conducting oversight and investigations within the portfolio;
Tracking legislative and policy developments within the portfolio;
Drafting written product, to include memoranda, correspondence, reports, and public statements;
Planning and executing hearings and other official events;
Conducting site visits;
Developing and drafting legislation;
Engaging and working with stakeholders to include the Administration, Veterans Service Organization (VSOs), and others; and,
Supporting the full Committee and Subcommittee Chairs in advancing the Committee’s priorities; and,
Potentially assisting with standing up and leading the operation of a task force focused on women veteran matters, with reporting responsibilities to the task force chair’s office and the full Committee Chairman;
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Highly qualified candidates will have significant experience with issues impacting women veterans, as well experience in government (at any level) or advocacy. Congressional experience is not required but is a plus. Qualified candidates will be extremely organized, have excellent oral and written communications skills, have a demonstrated ability to work on a team, and have a track record of successfully delivering excellent work in short timeframes.
Candidates will be evaluated on experience, skills, character, and fitness, and how well they meet the qualifications and requirements. In an effort to build a diverse and more inclusive work environment, the committee strongly encourages veterans, minority, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply. Starting salary is $90k, commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY: All candidates are required to complete an online application to be considered. Candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and diversity & inclusion statement.
The diversity & inclusion statement should be 250 words or less and: 1) Explain how your past personal and/or professional experiences have contributed to your growth in understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or 2) Explain how you plan to engage in diversity, equity and inclusion matters in this role. Applications will not be considered complete if there is no diversity & inclusion s
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