Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), a California member of the Ways and Means Committee, seeks a motivated and experienced Legislative Director to oversee the legislative, policy and constituent correspondence operations of his Washington, DC office. Significant previous legislative, policy and staff management experience on Capitol Hill is required.
The Legislative Director is primarily responsible for directing the Member’s legislative priorities. This position also supervises the Member’s Ways and Means Committee and Oversight and Reform Committee work. This senior staff position reports to the Chief of Staff and works closely with the Communications Director and the District Director as part of the Office’s management team. The ideal applicant will have a demonstrated ability to supervise, manage and mentor staff, think strategically, and have experience in formulating and advancing legislation and policy initiatives – both large and small. Successful applicants will have knowledge of House legislative processes and procedures, excellent organization and communication skills, and thrive on collaboration with a talented team.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum starting salary for this position is $80,000.
The Office offers excellent benefits, including employer paid health, dental and vision insurance for employees and their family, Student Loan Repayment Benefits, and employer contributions to retirement savings plan. Paid time off includes, per year: 15 vacation days (increasing to 21 days for individuals with over 3 years of federal employment and 27 for individuals with over 15 years of federal employment), 12 sick days, 5 bereavement days and 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave. The office is closed for 14 holidays.
The Office is currently operating on a hybrid model, with all Washington D.C. staff working in the office on the weeks the House is in session and working remotely during the district work periods.
The Offices believes that we must do all we can to protect the safety, health, and well-being of employees, guests, our communities, and others with whom we interact. All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 , absent an applicable legal exemption. After an offer has been extended, individuals in need of an exemption from this policy due to medical reasons, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, may request an exemption from this policy. You will be asked for additional information to facilitate the office’s consideration of your request.
EQUITABLE/INCLUSIONARY HIRING PRACTICES
The office is firmly committed to ensuring that all employees, interns, detailees, and fellows work in an environment free from discrimination, harassment, or intimidation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender stereotyping, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, military status, genetic information, or any basis prohibited by the Congressional Accountability Act or House Rules.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples in a PDF format to Gomez.Jobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Last Name _ Legislative Director” by Monday, May 2, 2022.