Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

U.S. Representative Jimmy Panetta seeks a Legislative Assistant to lead the Member’s work on health care, immigration, housing, transportation, social security, social justice, criminal justice, equality, and government and postal reform issues. The position manages priority legislation and requires working closely with diverse coalitions of stakeholders and advocates located in the district on California’s central coast.

Applicants should have experience in formulating legislation and planning the pathway for the legislation to become law. Other duties include drafting talking points, memos, and recommendations on legislation and floor proceedings, representing the Member before stakeholders, federal agencies and constituents, travel to the district, and frequent outreach and involvement with constituents.

This is not an entry-level position. Qualified applicants have at least two years of experience in a congressional office or in a position primarily involved in legislative and policy affairs. The position also requires strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to manage multiple assignments and deadlines simultaneously, and a will to work across the aisle to advance bipartisan initiatives.

Successful applicants must have superior written, verbal, research, analytical and problem-solving skills. 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.

Interested applicants 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 ca20.jobs@mail.house.gov

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.