Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

Moderate member seeks legislative assistant to manage work including:

  • A wide-ranging issue portfolio including appropriations, healthcare, transportation and infrastructure, government reform, judiciary and civil rights, and energy and the environment.

  • Drafting and editing legislation, amendments, resolutions, letters and memos.

  • Building relationships with relevant stakeholders

  • Working with the communications team to highlight the Congressman’s work

While this role does not cover any of the Member’s committees, it is highly important to the office given the Member’s focus on the recent bipartisan infrastructure bill, broadband access, return on investment to the District, climate and energy policy and other issue areas in the portfolio. This is not an entry level position. Previous public policy experience is required, and previous Hill experience is strongly preferred.

Applicants should send, as a single PDF file, a cover letter, resume and three references with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to nj5jobs@mail.house.gov. The PDF file should be titled “Legislative Assistant – LastName, FirstName” (e.g. “Legislative Assistant – Doe, Jane.pdf”).

Consistent with applicable law, the Office requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment.

Female, minority, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.