The staff director will manage a small team and be responsible for: developing an oversight and investigation plan; holding periodic oversight hearings; conducting investigations of governmental and non-governmental entities; drafting official letters, memoranda and investigative reports; publicizing activities and investigative findings; coordinating with the full committee.
Successful candidates will have a J.D. (preferred); experience with investigations and/or enforcement actions in environmental protection, energy policy, and sustainable development. Previous federal or state government experience is preferred. In addition, candidates must have supervisory experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, careful attention to detail, and availability to work non-traditional hours on occasion. Digital and mass media experience is a plus.
The jurisdiction of the subcommittee includes: global climate change; environmental protection, public lands, endangered species, air and water quality; oceans; public health; conservation; international agreements; energy policy, research and development; and oversight and legislative jurisdiction over regulatory affairs and federal paperwork reduction. The Oversight and Reform Committee is the principal oversight committee in the House of Representatives.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Women, minorities, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The 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.
Please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as “Environment Subcommittee Staff Director.”