Agriculture Legislative Assistant

Agriculture Legislative Assistant

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) seeks a Legislative Assistant who will be responsible for his office’s agricultural and environmental policies and lead his work on the House Agriculture Committee. Additional work and focus will be on natural resources, energy, emergency and disaster response, Army Corps of Engineers projects, science, and other issues as assigned. Potential applicants should have experience with the formulation of the Farm Bill and know that this is not an entry-level position.

Potential applicants should have experience in formulating legislation and planning the pathway for the legislation to become law. Other duties will include drafting talking points, memos, and vote recommendations for committee and floor proceedings, preparation for hearings, representing the Member before stakeholders, federal agencies and constituents, travel to the district, and constant and consistent outreach and involvement with its constituents.

Qualified candidates should have a strong background in legislative affairs and an understanding of what it takes and a will to work across the aisle to advance bipartisan initiatives. Potential applicants must have excellent written, verbal, research, analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.

Candidates must be able to perform under pressure and possess a strong work ethic, a commitment to public service, and an understanding of what it takes to be a part of a successful team effort.

A knowledge of and connections to the agricultural and environmental sectors, especially California and its central coast, is preferred, but not required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples of one page or less and three references with “LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT” in the subject line to

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.