The Office of Congressman Tom Malinowski seeks a Caseworker based in Somerville, NJ to assist constituents with federal agencies. The position will predominantly support immigration casework and other issues as assigned.
This is a public-facing position, directly assisting constituents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. Applicants must possess the temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner. Conversational Spanish is strongly preferred.
Essential Job Functions:
Acts as the representative for the Congressman within their areas of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;
Prepares periodic reports for the District Director and Chief of Staff on pending cases and district activities in their assigned issue areas;
Continually screens active cases and acts as a liaison with constituents to ensure that their cases are handled in a responsive manner;
Maintains up-to-date files on all cases and categories of information of importance to the office;
Assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the Legislative Director.
Screens and refers cases, when appropriate, to other district offices;
Staffing the Congressman at events in the district and serving as support staff for events put on by the office.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments;
Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Congressman is involved;
Professional telephone manner;
Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities.
Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. 1-2 years of work experience preferred. The starting salary for this position is $40,000. Diverse candidates, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.
Note: The Office of Congressman Tom Malinowski is currently observing a 100% teleworking posture. Interested applicants should expect to work remotely until such time that public health conditions allow for the permanent reopening of our Somerville, NJ office.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to NJ07Resumes@gmail.com with the subject line “NJ07 Caseworker.” The office will be accepting applications until COB Friday, Aug. 21. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.