Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle environmental issues including natural resources, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, labor, tribal issues, science, and related appropriations.
The ideal candidate must have 2-4 years of Hill or comparable advocacy experience working on the above policy or issues relevant to the legislative portfolio, familiarity with congressional process and procedure, and a demonstrated ability to design and execute legislative projects. This is not an entry level position and reports directly to the Legislative Director.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage the Congresswoman’s work on the Natural Resources Committee, as well as an issue portfolio to include environment, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, labor, tribal issues, science, and related appropriations
Prepare and staff the Member for constituent meetings, committee hearings and markups, and relevant events, including writing briefing memos
Represent the Member in meetings with constituents and interest groups relevant to the policy portfolio
Build and maintain positive relationships with congressional staff, advocacy groups and key stakeholders
Monitor House floor and relevant committee activity to recommend votes and legislative action
Identify and pursue legislative opportunities for the Congresswoman, including sponsoring or co-sponsoring bills and drafting and co-signing letters
Draft constituent correspondence, oversight letters, op-eds, talking points, legislation, and other written material related to issue area portfolio.
Edit relevant work product produced by other staff and interns
Communicate with other departments and district staff to help amplify legislative work locally.
Other duties as assigned by the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff
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.
To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. The deadline for submission is 8/21/2022 at 11:59pm EDT.