Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) seeks a hard-working Legislative Assistant to join his DC policy team. This is not an entry-level position and 1-2 years of experience as a Legislative Assistant in the House or Legislative Correspondent in the Senate is required. The ideal applicant will have experience in formulating and advancing legislation and a demonstrated ability to brief a Member of Congress on complex policy issues both orally and in writing. Successful applicants will work quickly under pressure, have good working knowledge of House legislative processes and procedures, excellent organization and communication skills, and work well with others. This position reports to the Legislative Director and works closely with the rest of the Congressman’s legislative and communications teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handles a portfolio of legislative issues, which may be tailored to the candidate’s expertise but will likely include: veterans, transportation & infrastructure, economic development, technology & innovation, tax/financial services, and Small Business Committee.

  • Tracks legislation and other developments in assigned issue areas.

  • Takes constituent and advocacy group meetings.

  • Builds relationships with district and national stakeholders and advocacy organizations.

  • Reviews legislation and makes recommendations for cosponsorships and letters for the Congressman to sign.

  • Builds support for the Member’s legislation and develops/implements ideas for new legislation to advance the Congressman’s strategic priorities, with guidance from the Legislative Director.

  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in the formulation and recommendation of policy positions for the Member.

  • Reviews draft press releases and social media in assigned issue areas for technical accuracy.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of or ties to New Jersey a plus

 TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample, and 2-3 references to NJ03Resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line, “Legislative Assistant: [Your Full Name]” Please no unsolicited drop-ins, phone calls, or emails to the office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 13, 2022 at 6pm EST

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.  People of all identity groups are encouraged to apply.