Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor

Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor

Congresswoman Katie Porter seeks a Legislative Assistant/Policy Adviser to support her work on the Committee on Oversight and Reform and manage a portfolio which includes: health care, tax, child care, social security, family leave, and other issue areas as assigned by the office. The ideal candidate must have 2-4 years of Hill or comparable advocacy experience working on health care policy or issues relevant to the legislative portfolio, familiarity with congressional process and procedure, and a demonstrated ability to design and execute legislative projects. The ideal candidate will have the creativity, drive, and confidence to propose original and compelling oversight work, including drafting hearing questions, oversight letters, and staff reports that resonate with our ideologically diverse constituents. This is not an entry level position.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Producing oversight letters to agencies and private entities

  • Maintaining ongoing investigations and composing staff reports

  • Preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings and markups

  • Developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities

  • Representing the Member in meetings

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with congressional staff, advocacy groups and key stakeholders (both DC and CA based)

  • Drafting constituent correspondence and press materials  

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To apply, send a resume and a short writing sample to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Health Care Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with the final deadline being Thursday, October 7, 2021.