Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

SUMMARY:

The office is looking for a principled, mission-driven, and energetic candidate with a domestic policy background. The Legislative Assistant will assist in the development of strategic policy goals and support the Member’s work on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The Legislative Assistant will advise the Member on assigned legislative areas including transportation, infrastructure, education, labor, and appropriations. 

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Responsible for:

  1. Long-term and short-term legislative planning for the Member and for ensuring progress on the Member's domestic legislative goals within the Legislative Assistant’s portfolio

  2. Staffing the Member for all House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure activities including full committee and subcommittee hearings and markups

  3. Writing and developing a range of high-quality written materials, including policy reports and policy memos

  4. Tracking policy proposals and implementation in assigned issue areas

  5. Facilitating policy engagements and preparing the Member for high-quality policy discussions 

  6. Representing the Member externally by attending policy briefings and meetings

  7. Recommending strategies and tactics on bills and positions

  8. Recommending co-sponsorships of legislation to the Member

  9. Providing the Member with support in building and maintaining positive relationships with other Members, and with constituents and external stakeholders

  10. Carrying out additional duties as required. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

A bachelor’s degree is required and advanced degrees are preferred. A minimum of 2 years of experience on Capitol Hill in domestic policy and/or other legislative experience is required. Depending on professional experience, the candidate may be eligible to start as Senior Legislative Assistant.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  1. Ability to think creatively, operate entrepreneurially, and build and motivate strong and effective coalitions of partners on and off the Hill

  2. Temperament to communicate, collaborate, and lead professionally in stressful situations with a wide range of constituents and colleagues

  3. Energetic motivation to rethink status quo domestic policy, including charting a new path for federal transportation priorities.

TO APPLY:

Please provide a resume and cover letter to ma06.resumes@mail.house.gov, with the subject line “Legislative Assistant” by Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:59pm.