The office of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz is seeking a Senior Legislative Assistant and Appropriations Associate to manage the Congresswoman’s Appropriations Committee work and handle legislative issues related to energy, environment, transportation, agriculture, space/science, and disaster response, as well as other related issues. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising the Member on all matters in the issue portfolio; developing appropriations priorities and working with the Appropriations Committee to secure the Member’s priorities in spending bills; developing policy proposals and legislation; drafting vote recommendations, talking points, hearing questions, and speeches for related floor and committee proceedings; staffing the Member in committee hearings and markups; and representing the Member during meetings with constituents, stakeholders, and agency officials. The ideal candidate must have previous work experience with the congressional appropriations process and the aforementioned legislative issue areas, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an eagerness to work for a senior appropriator in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Prior experience advising a Member of Congress and advancing policy proposals is required. Florida ties are a plus.
Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to FL23Resume@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Senior Legislative Assistant”.
Please save the cover letter and resume in a single file (PDF preferred) and name the file “Last name, First name.” This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
Application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 15, 2021.