Military Legislative Assistant

Military Legislative Assistant

Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) seeks a Military Legislative Assistant to support his work on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and manage an active and diverse policy portfolio that includes Armed Services, Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Tax, Trade, and Veterans issues.   Responsibilities for this position include: managing appropriations requests; staffing committee hearings and markups; developing and advancing legislative priorities; drafting cosponsor and vote recommendations; writing policy memos and talking points; and working directly with stakeholders and constituents.   This is not an entry-level position and prior Hill experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be entrepreneurial and adept at multitasking, enjoy working as part of a collaborative team in an active and fast-paced office, and have a great sense of humor. The ideal candidate will have experience working on Defense, Tax and/or Trade issues and a clear understanding of the appropriations process.   Diverse candidates, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. This 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. Washington state ties are a plus but not required.   To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples to kilmer.resumes@mail.house.gov [kilmer.resumes@mail.house.gov] with your last name and “Military Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.
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