NJ07 Caseworker

NJ07 Caseworker

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.