Job Announcements Board

Communications Director

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) seeks a highly motivated, indefatigable, and detail-oriented Communications Director for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include working with the Member to implement a communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative and district staff to effectively communicate the Member’s priorities, handling some media inquiries, maintaining relationships with local reporters in CA-43, writing talking points and press releases, assisting with social media content and website management, planning and pitching press events in Los Angeles and Washington DC, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Prior communications and press experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and enjoy working on a team. Ideal candidate will also have video editing and digital communications experience and experience executing communications plans across different social media platforms. Please send cover letter, resume, three references and two writing samples as one attachment to CA43.Resume@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant (Glen Allen, VA)

Representative Spanberger seeks a Staff Assistant for her district office in Glen Allen, VA. Qualified applicants should be motivated self-starters, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, have exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent “people skills,” most importantly displaying compassion in all interactions, and a strong commitment to providing outstanding constituent service. The ideal candidate should: be able to think on their feet, be a problem-solver, show keen attention to detail and an ability to multi-task, demonstrate excellent oral and written skills, maintain a positive demeanor, and demonstrate resilience in a busy environment.

 

Primary responsibilities include: managing the front office, including answering, appropriately logging, and directing telephone calls; greeting visitors; monitoring office deliveries; distributing hard and electronic mail; and other administrative duties. The Staff Assistant will also assist district staff with constituent casework; constituent outreach; event scheduling, planning, and execution; among other constituent service duties.

 

Representative Spanberger’s office is an equal opportunity employer. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or uniformed service. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a 1-page writing sample to spanberger.inquiries@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 4

Staff Assistant

New Jersey Democrat is seeking a motivated and organized Staff Assistant with excellent oral and written communication skills for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing front desk operations, answering telephones, greeting visitors, coordinating tours for visiting guests, processing flag requests, reviewing, sorting, and responding to incoming constituent correspondence, addressing constituent matters, and assisting the Member and legislative staff as needed.  Additional duties include management of the website and social media activities, including official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.  Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus.

 

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to: NJ08jobs@mail.house.gov

 

This 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.

Committee Digital Director

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Democrats seek a Digital Director for a fast-paced office. The Digital Director plays a key role on the Communications team and is responsible for creating the visual elements to accompany and promote the Committee’s priorities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Planning for and actively managing the T&I Dems’ social media platforms
  • Crafting social media guidance and helping develop messaging for Members of the Committee
  • Managing the Committee website and ensuring it showcases timely, impactful content
  • Developing branding and other graphic design materials for major pieces of legislation and general messaging purposes
  • Video filming and editing, photography
  • Preparing video scripts and talking points for Members of the Committee
  • Working with the House Recording Studio and Media Center to schedule and manage livestreams for Committee events
  • Collaborating with Member offices and outside groups on Committee initiatives
  • Creating posters and visual aids for floor speeches and press conferences

 

The ideal candidate will possess strong video editing, graphic design, and social media skills; experience with OBS; the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure; be responsive outside normal working hours; use good judgment; and enjoy working on a team. Hill experience is a plus but not required. The Committee is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter, resume, and social content/graphic design samples as one attachment to T&IDem.Jobs@mail.house.gov by July 24, 2020 COB.

District Office Field Representative/Caseworker

North Bay Democratic Member of Congress seeks a motivated, organized, and affable person to serve as a field representative/caseworker in the Representative’s main district office. This position acts as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies for the Congressman and constituents and answers casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents.

 

Candidates must be comfortable working with the public, have excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving abilities, and have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  Work experience is preferred and strong academic credentials are required.

 

E-mail a resume and cover letter to CA02.Requests@mail.house.gov with the subject line “CA02 Field Representative/Caseworker.”

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

o   Acts as the representative for the Congressman within his or her area of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;

o   Informs the Congressman and the District Director of all happenings in his or her assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents;

o   Handles casework assignments;

o   Acts as a liaison to local, state and federal officials and other persons or groups to form effective relationships for the Congressman;

o   Assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Scheduler;

o   Monitors scheduled district meetings for the Congressman with constituents;

o   Works well under pressure and handles stress;

o   Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and

o   Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):

o   Full-time experience preferred; strong academic credentials required; extensive community relationships desired.

o   Bilingual: English/ Spanish is preferred but not required

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

o   Strong oral and written communication skills;

o   Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments;

o   Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Congressman is involved;

o   Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;

o   Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;

o   Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

o   Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities;

o   Knowledge of office policies, practices, procedures, and computer applications.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

o   Work is mainly performed in an office environment, but the Field Representative will often need to attend and participate in meetings and public functions out of the office including evenings and weekend events. Noise levels are usually moderate; and

o   Ability to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy.

o   Work is currently remote due to COVID-19

 

E-mail a resume and cover letter to CA02.Requests@mail.house.gov with the subject line “CA02 Field Representative/Caseworker.”

 

House Judiciary Committee seeks a Staff Assistant

The Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee seeks a Staff Assistant.  Candidates should have excellent organizational skills and strong research, writing, and communication skills. Responsibilities include overseeing Committee hearing and markup logistics -- which often include being physically present, serving as assistant clerk during markups, providing administrative and research support to Chief of Staff and Staff Director/Chief Counsel, coordinating Staff Director/Chief Counsel’s calendar and the Committee calendar, co-managing the intern program, and managing Committee administrative needs.  The Committee strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the country’s population; candidates from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin.
 
Please send a resume and cover letter to JDEM.job@mail.house.gov and include “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.

Legislative Correspondent

Congressman Andy Levin seeks a Legislative Correspondent to serve in the Washington, D.C. office.

 

Responsibilities will include managing an very active constituent correspondence program, drafting and distributing a constituent newsletter and other proactive outreach, assisting legislative staff with writing and research projects, and other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will be a team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is committed to bold, progressive policy change. Impeccable attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently under deadlines are essential. Previous Hill experience, including familiarity with the IQ constituent response management system, is strongly preferred. Women, people of color, LGBTQ persons, and members of other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to MI09.Jobs@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant

Rep. Angie Craig’s Washington DC office is seeking a Staff Assistant. Ideal candidate is highly-organized, passionate and has some Hill experience. Responsibilities include running the front office, managing the DC internship program and other special projects as assigned. The position requires an incredible attention to detail and is fast-paced. The position will report to the Chief of Staff. The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Midwestern and Minnesota ties are a plus. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to RepCraigResumeBank@gmail.com by Wednesday, July 22nd.   

Legislative/Communications Correspondent

Rep. Angie Craig’s Washington DC office is seeking a Legislative/Communications Correspondent. Ideal candidate is highly-organized, a self-starter, collaborative and has familiarity with the Franking process. This position will be responsible for running franked and digital outreach programs as well as managing a legislative portfolio. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills are a must as well as proficiency in graphic design, digital segmenting, and other skills necessary to communicate to a targeted audience. The position will report to the Legislative Director and Communications Director. The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Midwestern and Minnesota ties are a plus. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to RepCraigResumeBank@gmail.com by Wednesday, July 22nd.   

Legislative Assistant Job Posting

Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) seeks a Legislative Assistant for her Washington, DC team. This individual will be responsible for:

  • Policy analysis and research on a range of complex topics
  • Writing for a variety of audiences, including the Representative and her constituents
  • Identifying opportunities for policy action
  • Representing the office in meetings with constituents, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders
  • Effectively communicating the Representative’s views and negotiating with stakeholders

 

The ideal candidate must have superb verbal and written communication skills, a demonstrated ability to evaluate complex policy issues, a working knowledge of the legislative process, and good humor on tough days. Successful applicants will be extremely organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Capitol Hill experience and/or Pennsylvania ties a plus.

 

The portfolio for this role will be determined based on the strengths of the successful applicant. Please note that the portfolio will NOT include the Representative’s Foreign Affairs or Armed Services Committee work. Please indicate in your cover letter which policy areas you would want to work on, if you were the successful candidate.

 

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and a one-page writing sample to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com with the subject “Legislative Assistant: [LAST NAME]” by July 31, 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 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. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate effectively in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes. Requests for accommodation should be directed to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com

Paid Legislative Fellow Opening

Representative Andy Kim (NJ-03) seeks a Paid Legislative Fellow to join his Washington, DC team. This individual will work closely with the Legislative Director and be responsible for assisting the Member’s work on the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Duties will include researching complex topics related to COVID-19, conducting policy analysis, and regularly engaging stakeholders and academics. The ideal candidate will have superb verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to evaluate complex policy issues. Successful applicants will have a sense of humor and be a team player. New Jersey ties and prior experience working on public health or emergency management issues are a plus.
 

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to nj03resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject “Legislative Fellow: [LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]” by July 24, 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please.

 

The Office of Congressman Andy Kim 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. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scheduler

Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful individual to serve as a Scheduler in the DC office. The applicant must be able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment and possess strong interpersonal skills. 

The Scheduler will manage all aspects of the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in DC, coordinate the Member’s travel, serve as a staff liaison with the Member, and assist with administrative office functions as assigned.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Adding approved events to the calendar to create balanced and prioritized days

·        Managing the Congresswoman’s calendar with relevant details and information

·        Coordinating with staff to ensure memos, talking points, and relevant documents are provided for events and meetings

·        Booking all travel arrangements for the Congresswoman

·        Creating and sending daily tick tocks to give the collective team Congresswoman’s next day schedule

·        Compiling all documents into the nightly Book

·        Tracking documents that need to be reviewed and approved by the Congresswoman

·        Managing incoming scheduling requests, collecting relevant info, and staff input and then presenting to the Congresswoman for final decision

·        Collecting and processing the Congresswoman’s expense reimbursements

·        Making sure any office or equipment issues are resolved for the Congresswoman

 

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. We strongly value the diversity of our employees. To apply, send a cover letter and resume; to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” in the subject line.

Staff Assistant

Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful individual to serve as Staff Assistant in the DC office. The applicant must be able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment and have strong interpersonal skills. This position part of the legislative team.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answer incoming phone calls to log opinions, to connect staffers to outside stakeholders, and to direct callers to appropriate resources
  • Enter incoming constituent messages from mail and voicemail into the database (IQ)
  • Organize incoming digital messages in IQ into batches
  • Draft form letters responding to constituent concerns
  • Manage incoming student letters for the Congresswoman to reply to with personalized responses
  • Respond to constituent messages through phone calls, emails, or handwritten notes as needed
  • Assist legislative team with researching data and information
  • Draft co-sponsor requests, meeting memos, talking points, and remarks for the Congresswoman as needed by legislative team.
  • Manage the office’s flag request program
  • Coordinate with the district office to distribute books to schools through the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program

 

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. We strongly value the diversity of our employees. To apply, send a cover letter and resume; to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. 

Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant: Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) seeks a Legislative Assistant for her Washington, DC team. This individual will be responsible for:

  • Policy analysis and research on a range of complex topics
  • Writing for a variety of audiences, including the Representative and her constituents
  • Identifying opportunities for policy action
  • Representing the office in meetings with constituents, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders
  • Effectively communicating the Representative’s views and negotiating with stakeholders


The ideal candidate must have superb verbal and written communication skills, a demonstrated ability to evaluate complex policy issues, a working knowledge of the legislative process, and good humor on tough days. Successful applicants will be extremely organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Capitol Hill experience and/or Pennsylvania ties a plus.

The portfolio for this role will be determined based on the strengths of the successful applicant. Please note that the portfolio will NOT include the Representative’s Foreign Affairs or Armed Services Committee work. Please indicate in your cover letter which policy areas you would want to work on, if you were the successful candidate.

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and a one-page writing sample to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com with the subject “Legislative Assistant: [LAST NAME]” by July 31, 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 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. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate effectively in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes. Requests for accommodation should be directed to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com

DIGITAL INTERN

The Democratic staff of the House Committee on the Judiciary is seeking a digital intern for a summer position. This digital internship program includes the production of high-quality graphics, videos, and demonstratives, as well as rapid response work, post production editing, and livestreaming hybrid/virtual hearings and events. Candidates must possess STRONG technical skills, advanced creativity, and a high level of attention to detail. Experience in Webex, OBS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, After Effects, LightRoom, InDesign, and Audition a plus. Experience in HTML,CSS, hard-skills technology and big-data analytics a serious plus. Must be a team player and have a strong work ethic. Willingness to take initiative, generate creative ideas, and the ability to work under deadline pressure a must.

 

The House Committee on the Judiciary’s Democratic staff internship program will be providing stipends to summer interns, with additional funds provided to interns with additional demonstrated financial need. The Committee strives to ensure that our internship class reflects the diversity of the country’s population; candidates from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin.

 

Email portfolio and resume to JudPress.Intern@mail.house.gov with DIGITAL INTERN in the subject line. Digital portfolio, including design and technical work, must be included to be considered for the position.

 

COVID-19 update: Currently, some of our summer internship program will be conducted remotely.  However, we ask that all applicants be available to intern in Washington, D.C., as some tasks will be done on site.

Communications Lead

Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA-07) seeks an experienced, creative and highly motivated communications lead to direct media and outreach efforts.


Working with the Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and committee staff, the communications lead will  manage the Congresswoman’s internal and external communications. An ideal applicant will demonstrate strong instincts, institutional knowledge, writing skills and experience pitching. An ideal applicant will have prior political communications experience.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the process of press clips
  • Managing the development of press releases, speeches and op-eds;
  • Organizing and staffing press events
  • Drafting creative, effective social media copy that impacts constituents 
  • Amplifying strategic communications online with an eye toward reporters, insiders and elites
  • Proactively engaging in media outreach, including pitching local, state and national press, and fielding press inquiries

 

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. We strongly value the diversity of our employees. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: jed.ober@mail.house.gov with the subject “Communications Lead.”

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent

Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) seeks a Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent for his personal office, to assume the responsibilities of managing the front office, greeting visitors and managing the mail program. Daily tasks include answering telephones, conducting and organizing tours, processing flag requests and performing other administrative tasks as required. Management of the mail program will include answering constituent correspondence, conducting any research necessary to formulate an adequate response, developing and maintaining a collection of prepared text for use in responding to constituent mail, drafting and updating form letters to respond to a large number of letters on the same issue, as well as providing assistance and training to interns as needed.  Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to oversee a small legislative portfolio.  Applicants should be highly-motivated, detail-oriented professionals with strong organizational and time-management skills, as well as having a positive attitude, and take pride in their work. Applicants with ties to the 3rd Congressional District of Virginia are strongly encouraged to apply. Hill Experience and proficiency in Intranet Quorum (IQ) preferred. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to jobs.va03@mail.house.gov.  Absolutely no phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins, please. The Office of Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

Press Assistant

Democratic Leadership office seeks an energetic, highly motivated individual to serve as a Press Assistant in a fast-paced environment. The job primarily involves distributing daily press clips, managing the press internship program, drafting preparation materials for media hits and serving as a logistical point of contact for press conferences. The Press Assistant will report directly to the Deputy Press Secretary. Candidates must be proactive project supervisors, excellent writers, diligent organizers and have great attention to detail. Candidates with proficiency in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

This office is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, please send PDFs of your resume, cover letter, one writing sample and three professional references to DemCaucus.Jobs@mail.house.gov with your name and “2020 Press Assistant Application” in the subject line. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-ins please.

Digital Director

The House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) seeks a Digital Director to help design and execute a proactive digital messaging strategy for the DPCC and assist with the digital reach of House Democratic offices. Strong video editing skills required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: creating graphics and custom videos on a regular basis; managing relationships with digital media outlets and identifying new audiences for House Democrats to reach online; managing all digital platforms of the DPCC; drafting sample digital content to be used by other Democratic offices; maintaining and updating websites; tracking analytics; and offering new, proactive ideas for growing the DPCC’s digital presence and supporting House Democrats.

Successful candidates will be creative, proactive, team players, who are able to successfully manage multiple tasks at once. They will have previous experience and passion for creating video and graphic content and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator), Final Cut Pro or other comparable tools. HTML/CSS knowledge a plus.

They will have a strong understanding of the digital media landscape and the latest digital trends and the ability to identify opportunities to reach new audiences online. Existing relationships with digital media outlets, podcasts, YouTube shows and influencers is a plus.

The position will report to the executive director of the DPCC and work collaboratively with Chair and Co-Chair staff and other leadership staff. Non-traditional work hours are expected. 

This is not an entry-level position.

We are equal opportunity employers; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

 

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, an original video, and an original graphic they are proud of to DPCC@mail.house.gov with “Digital Director” in the subject line.

Staff Assistant

Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) seeks a hard-working, detail-oriented, enthusiastic Staff Assistant to join his Washington, D.C. office.  Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with excellent customer service skills who work well in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include:
  • Running the day-to-day operations of the front office, including answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, processing tour and flag requests, ordering supplies, entering data into Fireside, and other general administrative support
  • Managing the office intern program, including interviewing, training, and supervising interns
  • Serving as office systems administrator which acts as a liaison to technical support and service contractors to resolve office IT issues  
  • Supporting the scheduler and legislative staff on special projects as needed


Central Coast or California ties, prior congressional internship experience, and Spanish-language skills are a huge plus.  Please submit a resume, cover letter, references, and two brief writing samples as a single PDF to CA24.jobs@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant: [Your Name]” in the subject line. The office is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins. Deadline to apply is Wed, July 15 by COB.

Legislative Staffer

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) is seeking an experienced legislative staffer to manage a portfolio that includes her energy and environment work on the Energy & Commerce Committee and as co-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC); flood control; California water issues; immigration; and more. Preferred applicants will have Capitol Hill legislative experience; the motivation to proactively advance policy priorities; a strong knowledge of portfolio issues; excellent writing and communication skills; and the ability to work under tight deadlines.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advancing the Congresswoman’s agenda on the Energy & Commerce Committee; developing and analyzing legislation; drafting remarks and talking points; monitoring legislative activity and providing vote recommendations on assigned issues; advising and representing the Congresswoman; maintaining relationships with constituent groups and other stakeholders. This is not an entry level position. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to ca06jobs@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant

The Office of Congressman Don Beyer seeks a Staff Assistant for his Washington DC office. The ideal candidate is highly-organized, passionate, friendly, and has some Hill experience. Responsibilities include running the front office, managing the DC internship program, and other special projects as assigned. The position requires an incredible attention to detail and is fast-paced. The position will report to the Chief of Staff. The office is an equal opportunity employer. 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. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Northern Virginia ties are a plus. Due to COVID-19 work is mainly from home until work conditions return to normal. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to BeyerStaff@gmail.com by Friday, July 17, 2020.  No phone calls, faxes, or emails.

Systems Manager /Digital Director

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX-D), a senior Member of the Ways and Means Committee, is seeking a highly motivated, detail-orientated, and energetic individual to act as Systems Manager /Digital Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Managing Member’s official website, mail program, coordinating office technology and equipment, implementing digital media strategy, including video editing and graphic design, copy-editing communications across platforms, and maintaining and expanding the office’s digital infrastructure for virtual events, hearings, and interviews. This is not an entry-level position. Spanish ability a plus. Candidates with strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite products are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, examples of prior digital work and three references to DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. Use the email title of: Doggett Syst Mg/Dig Dir. No phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins please.

Staff Assistant

The Office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark seeks a Staff Assistant for the Washington DC office. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, this position is telework-only until we can safely reopen the office. 

 

The ideal candidate has excellent oral and written communication skills, patience in challenging situations, and a demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently. Responsibilities include running the front office, managing the DC internship program, assisting with constituent correspondence, and other special projects as assigned. Proficiency in Intranet Quorum (IQ) preferred. 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. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to hilljobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Staff Assistant” by Friday, July 17, 2020.

Staff and Press Assistant

Congressmember Karen Bass seeks a Staff and Press Assistant to manage her front office. Administrative tasks include hiring and mentoring interns, processing constituent requests and coordinating responses, answering phone calls, managing an exhaustive constituent tours program after the pandemic ends, and providing other vital support to the Member and staff. Communications tasks include video production, graphic design, website management, and the drafting of social media content, press statements, constituent outreach materials, and newsletters.

Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects and prioritize the needs of the front office while overseeing short-term tasks and long-term projects of interns. Candidates must be professional and friendly, demonstrate and ability to quickly address and solve problems, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and experience with Adobe Premier or a similar video production software, as well as a keen attention to details.

Please send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples less than 500 words; and a digital portfolio of edited videos, designed graphics, and/or applicable social media samples to Ckb37jobs@gmail.com as soon as possible, but no later than July 17, 2020.

Absolutely no messages sent anywhere other than to the email address above, phone calls, or drop-ins will be entertained.

Digital Manager

Democratic Leadership office seeks an innovative, diligent and solutions-oriented individual to create, manage and track the success of digital and social media campaigns and messaging, maintain a weekly posting schedule for all social media platforms and assist the Digital Director as-needed. The Digital Manager is responsible for crafting social media content along with managing digital projects with a focus on opportunities for growth and expansion. The Digital Manager will also assist and serve as a thought partner on implementation of social media, design, cross-departmental projects as-needed and other critical Caucus projects. The Digital Manager will supervise Digital Assistant and department interns including reviewing and editing content, providing feedback and serving as a cross-team editor on digital and written content. The Digital Manager will report directly to the Digital Director. Candidates must be proactive project managers, excellent writers, meticulous proofreaders and have at least two years of experience managing digital campaigns and/or social media programs in a fast-paced environment. Candidates with strong proficiency in photography, audio/video editing, Adobe Creative Suite products (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator) are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency with social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is required. This office is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, please send PDFs of resume, cover letter, social media writing sample and digital portfolio / website links and three professional references to DemCaucus.Jobs@mail.house.gov with name and “2020 Digital Manager Application” in the subject line. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), a Member of the Ways and Means Committee, seeks an organized and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent with excellent writing skills. Responsibilities include responding to constituent correspondence, managing the office internship program, advising Rep. DelBene on a few legislative issues, meeting with stakeholders and constituents. Qualified candidates should be self-motivated, hard-working, have some relevant experience, and work well in a collaborative environment. Advancement opportunities and professional development are available in this position.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two writing samples to Washington.Resumes@mail.house.gov. If you have salary requirements, please include them in your application.  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.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please mention any Pacific Northwest ties in your cover letter.  No calls or drop-ins, please. This position is based in Rep. DelBene's Washington, DC office. 

Legislative Correspondent

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) seeks a motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent with exceptional written and oral communication skills to join her team. 

 

Candidates must be able to work both collaboratively and individually, and be able to produce high quality work in a fast-passed environment. Responsibilities include: managing and organizing incoming communications from constituents, drafting substantive written responses in a timely manner, engaging with constituents directly to provide more specific responses when appropriate, and working with both the legislative and communications teams to manage a robust, proactive constituent outreach operation. 

 

Professional development and advancement opportunities are a priority for Congresswoman Slotkin, so the position also presents opportunities to participate in legislative work, as capacity allows. These responsibilities would include drafting and analyzing legislation, tracking floor proceedings and giving vote recommendations, conducting research and having an in-depth understanding of the issues, and meeting with key stakeholders. 

 

This office has a fast-paced, collegial environment and places an emphasis on ensuring that staff have a direct line of communication with the Congresswoman. Responsiveness and engagement with constituents are a top priority for this office, so applicants should be prepared to manage an expansive mail program. Previous Capitol Hill experience and knowledge of Internet Quorum are preferred. 

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women, people of color, veterans, and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples of less than 1,000 words each to jobs.mi08@mail.house.gov by 5PM on Friday, June 19th, with “Legislative Correspondent – LAST NAME” in the subject line of the email.

Scheduler

Progressive member of House Democratic Leadership seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful individual to serve as a scheduler in the DC office. The applicant must be able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. 

 

The scheduler will manage all aspects of the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in DC, coordinate the Member’s travel, serve as a staff liaison with the Member, and assist with administrative office functions as assigned. The ideal candidate will have a positive and professional demeanor, exercise discretion and excellent judgment, and be able to anticipate problems and offer solutions. Flexible and long hours are required as is a good driving record and car.    

 

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. We strongly value the diversity of our employees. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, one short writing sample, and your salary requirements to:  lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” in the subject line. 

Scheduler

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici seeks a highly-organized and detailed-oriented scheduler for her Washington, D.C. office. Due to ongoing telework, this position will also include some traditional staff assistant responsibilities, including logging and batching of constituent mail in IQ, and managing the office’s voicemail account. Main responsibilities will include organizing and tracking invitations, speaking engagements, and scheduling requests for the Member and staff, booking travel reservations, reserving briefing rooms, drafting correspondence for member, and coordinating with district office. Additionally, the scheduler will work closely with the chief of staff to ensure smooth overall DC office/staff operations. Ideal candidates will remain flexible and calm under pressure, have excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and must be able to navigate competing demands while anticipating the Member’s needs. There will be no opportunity for legislative work in this position – it is administrative only. Although daily driving responsibilities are not needed right now, this position will include driving the member in DC once it’s safe to do so and a valid driver’s license is required. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Oregon ties are a plus. Salary range: $38 - $40K/annually.

 

Please email resume and cover letter to Rachael.Bornstein@mail.house.gov.

Field Representative

Orange County Democrat seeks a Field Representative. The ideal candidate is proactive, highly- organized, detail-oriented, friendly, and has strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and a second language. Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, or Korean.

The Field Representative will serve as the Congresswoman’s in-district liaison for a broad portfolio of issue areas and constituency groups. Responsibilities and expectations include, but are not limited to:

Write, develop, and execute a strategic plan to build connections between community members and the Congresswoman

Establish and maintain in-district stakeholder relationships
Be knowledgeable on issue areas regarding the district and the Congresswoman’s priorities Plan and execute in-district events, including preparing written briefs and memos
Conduct outreach to constituents to inform and promote office services
Write constituent correspondence relating to issue areas
Regularly communicate with DC counterparts on issues, events, and communications

The Field Representative will be required to work some evenings and portions of weekends to accommodate community events and constituent needs. Reliable car transportation is needed to travel within the district; mileage is reimbursed.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to dd45lb@gmail.com with “Field Representative” in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Legislative Director

The Office of Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33) is seeking candidates for the Legislative Director position in our office.  The LD manages the legislative team to advance the Member’s broad legislative agenda, including significant work on the Energy and Commerce Committee.  The LD works closely with the Chief of Staff, Communications team and District Director to ensure the legislative strategy is integrated tightly into all aspects of the overall office operation.  The LD also works closely with the Member’s coalitions, including the New Dems and the CBC, to advance the Member’s priorities.  A successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills, knowledge of House operations and procedures, an understanding of the appropriations process, and a recognition of the 24/7 nature of the LD position.  Salary commensurate with experience.  The Office is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and at least one writing sample to txdemjob@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) seeks an experienced, creative and highly motivated Communications Director to lead media and outreach efforts based in his Washington, D.C. office (teleworking for now).

 

An ideal candidate will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Congressman and staff as part of his senior leadership team;
  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines;
  • Have experience overseeing or executing a digital/social media program;
  • Think strategically and creatively;
  • Have a strong record of advocating for progressive values;
  • Be willing to work irregular hours including some nights and weekends;
  • Have relationships with local and national reporters, editors, producers, bookers and social media influencers; and
  • Have sound judgement, a positive attitude and sense of humor.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for the Congressman;
  • Developing and executing a communications strategy in collaboration with the legislative, outreach, district and operations teams;
  • Proactively engaging in media outreach, including pitching local, state and national press, and fielding press inquiries;
  • Managing the development of press releases, speeches and op-eds;
  • Developing and seeking out content for the digital/social media program;
  • Preparing and staffing the Congressman for press events and media interviews; and
  • Working collaboratively with DC and district staff to ensure a strong local media presence.

 

This is a senior level position, and a minimum of three years of communications experience as a press secretary or communications director is required. Hill experience preferred. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Oregon ties are a plus.

 

Qualified candidates should include in their application: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (including one set of talking points) and three references.  Send to Resume.Blumenauer@mail.house.gov.

Digital Director/Press Secretary

Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and member of the House Appropriations Committee, is seeking a highly motivated, detail-orientated, and energetic individual with experience in digital media strategy and video editing for a Digital Director/Press Secretary position.

 

Daily tasks include managing member’s social media platforms and website; graphic design; video filming and editing; daily press clips; drafting releases, newsletters and advisories; and organizing press events. The ideal candidate will be creative, have a strong proficiency in crafting social media content and be a detail-oriented team player able to handle multiple tasks at once.

 

Excellent writing and strong organizational skills are essential, along with the ability to be a self-starter while working in a fast-paced environment.  Capitol Hill experience is a plus, but not required. A sense of humor is greatly appreciated, and the position reports to the Communications Director.

 

This is not an entry-level position.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and an example of previous digital media or graphic design projects to WI02JobOpening@gmail.com with “Digital Director/Press Secretary” in the subject line.  Job opening closes COB on June 25th.  No phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins please.



This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.

Appropriations Legislative Assistant

The office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle a range of policy issues and assist with the Congresswoman’s work on the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittees. Responsibilities include drafting and analyzing legislation, conducting research, drafting policy memos, meeting and engaging with constituents and stakeholders, and staffing Appropriations Committee hearings.

 

Ideal candidates will be strong writers, have an understanding of the appropriations process as well as House procedures, have experience with the legislative drafting process, and an interest in working on Transportation, Housing, and/or Education policy. Additionally, they will have experience managing multiple projects and enjoy working in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.

 

This is not an entry-level position. Previous Hill experience is strongly preferred though not required. Massachusetts ties are a plus but not required. 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.

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples to hilljobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Appropriations Legislative Assistant.” No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Press & Staff Assistant

SUMMARY:

Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida seeks an entry-level press and staff assistant to assist her office in its operational and communications functions. The position greets visitors; answers the telephone and constituent requests for general information, tours, and other inquiries; and, assists with various administrative and legislative duties. This position also helps coordinate and execute communications activities.

The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree; a strong understanding of or demonstrated passion for the legislative process; have a strong understanding of social media and have some graphic design and video editing skills; and be able to thrive in a demanding, fast-paced office. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.  Florida ties and familiarity are a plus. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter (with salary requirements), resume, at least three writing samples, and at least three digital design samples in a PDF format to FLWaysandMeans@gmail.com with the subject line “Press & Staff Assistant” by Friday, June 26, 2020. If the candidate has experience creating/editing videos, please include those as an attachment as well.  No calls or drop-ins please. 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.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

o   Answers and screens telephone calls for the Member and other staff members and takes messages when appropriate;

o   Greets and screens visitors;

o   Facilitating tour and flag requests and providing staff-led tours of the U.S. Capitol;

o   Assists persons who have appointments with the Member or the staff and works closely with the Member's Scheduler to ensure that the Member’s appointments are on time and that the Scheduler is aware of the visitor's arrival;

o   Ensures that requests for assistance are directed to the appropriate staff member in a timely manner;

o   Helps implement media, communications, and public relations strategies;

o   Compiles media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Congresswoman;

o   Designs graphics for social media and helps create and publish content, including videos; 

o   Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;

o   Works well under pressure and handles stress;

o   Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends as needed according to the Congressional schedule; and,

o   Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Completion of a four-year college education is preferred for this position. 
  • No minimum of experience is required; this is an entry-level position.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

o   Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;

o   Strong communication skills;

o   Entry-level understanding of print, broadcast, and online media;

o   Entry-level digital design skills and strong understanding of social media; 

o   Entry-level video editing/production skills; 

o   Knowledge of current issues;

o   Ability to perform essential job functions above;

o   Professional telephone manner; and,

o   Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

o   Due to COVID-19 work is mainly from home.

o   When work conditions return to normal, the work is mainly performed in an office environment.  Noise levels are usually moderate. You will be expected to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy.

Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard seeks a legislative assistant to join her appropriations team and handle a diverse portfolio with an emphasis on education and labor.

 

Responsibilities:  developing legislative initiatives; preparation for appropriations hearings; drafting statements; tracking legislation; and representing the office in meetings in addition to the typical legislative duties.  

 

Requirements:  Prior Capitol Hill experience; excellent organizational, writing, and communications skills; a solid understanding of the legislative process; detail orientation; ability to multi-task and work under pressure; ability to meet attendance requirements including a varied and often unpredictable work schedule; ethics in all organizational activities; and a positive attitude. Spanish fluency preferred. Los Angeles or CA ties are a plus. People of color are encouraged to apply.    

 

Interested applicants should submit via email the following four (4) documents:  cover letter, resume and two (2) brief writing samples.  The writing samples should each be in narrative style and can be excerptsof a longer document.  Samples should not be notes, bullets or part of a legal brief and should be no longer than two (2) pages in length.  

 

Care should be taken to include each of the requested items as a separate attachment in the same email to: SoCalDCstaffOpening@mail.house.gov   

 

Deadline: COB Monday, June 22, 2020.   We request NO calls, additional emails or third party lobbying campaigns

Legislative Assistant

Transportation Legislative Assistant Opening:  New Jersey Democrat is seeking a legislative assistant to handle the Member’s work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Responsibilities include: preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings and markups, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, researching and advising the Member on bills and other issues, representing the Member in meetings, drafting constituent correspondence and press materials.  Remainder of portfolio is flexible and could include labor, defense, housing, and finance, among other options.  Knowledge of transportation policy and Hill experience preferred. 


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. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, two reference contacts, and two brief writing samples to NJ08Jobs@mail.house.gov

 

Digital Manager

Representative Jason Crow (CO-06) seeks a Digital Manager to develop and implement digital strategy, including social media, email, website, and franked communications.  This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team of public-service professionals and serve the country during a critical time. 

 

The position reports to the Communications Director. Candidates should submit a resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and digital portfolio with at least one photo and graphic each with the subject line “Digital Manager_LASTNAME” to: resumes.co06@gmail.com by June 21, 2020. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and sending online communications including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Producing creative content, including graphics, videos, photos, and livestreams
  • Building digital infrastructure for virtual events, using a variety of online platforms including, Zoom, Webex, Facebook Live, Team, and others, especially while many in person events are on hold due to COVID-19
  • Creating online content and advertising for events and forums, including on Facebook and Google, to support the Congressman’s work
  • Monitoring online trends, new tools, and digital opportunities for the office
  • Assist with rapid response communications
  • Managing U.S. House Franking approval process and rules for digital and print content
  • Creating and tracking email audiences
  • Monitor media and manage clips for the office
  • Managing website maintenance and development
  • Supporting the Communications Director on other projects
  • Other assignments as they arise

 

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm about Congressman Crow’s work, connecting with constituents online, and all things digital
  • Prior work on digital media for an elected leader or comparable experience
  • Strong writing, interpersonal and organizational skills are a must
  • Ability to self motivate, problem-solve and think creatively 
  • Colorado ties are a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or comparable graphic and video editing software, HTML, and/or a CRM system preferred. 

 

THIS OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Women and minorities 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. 

House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff Fall Internship Program

The House Judiciary Committee Democratic staff are looking for interns for the fall semester. The House Committee on the Judiciary’s staff internship program offers undergraduate students, law students, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to experience the operation of a congressional committee firsthand and learn about the important role that our Committee plays in the legislative process. The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over a wide range of legislative and oversight issues, including oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, constitutional law, federal criminal law, voting rights, immigration and naturalization, intellectual property law, and antitrust law.

 

Intern assignments will vary depending on the work of the Judiciary Committee each semester. Examples of potential responsibilities include:

·         Researching policy issues under the committee’s jurisdiction

·         Conducting legal research

·         Attending briefings and hearings on the Hill

·         Drafting memos

·         Supporting committee counsels

·         Supporting committee clerks and professional staff members

·         Providing administrative support, including answering calls, delivering correspondence, and setting up the hearing room.

The Committee strives to ensure that our internship class reflects the diversity of the country’s population; candidates from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin. The deadline to apply for the fall semester is June 15, 2020. To learn more and apply, click here.

COVID-19 update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Committee is currently planning on having a remote internship for the Fall of 2020. However, public health developments could necessitate the return of an in-person internship in Washington, D.C. Therefore, we ask that all applicants be available to intern in Washington, D.C. if it is safe to do so.

Legislative Assistant and Professional Staff Member

Chairman Gerald E. Connolly seeks an exceptional, self-motivated candidate to staff Mr. Connolly on all Committee on Oversight and Reform activities. The position is shared between the personal office and the Subcommittee on Government Operations.

 

The position offers the opportunity to help lead an effective and fast-paced Subcommittee with a broad jurisdiction and significant legislative authority.  The Subcommittee has a wide reach and seeks to improve government across the entire enterprise of its operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • designing and preparing congressional hearings;
  • working with multiple stakeholders to design legislative solutions to address complex national policy concerns;
  • writing statements and speeches;
  • conducting legal and factual research;
  • drafting memoranda;
  • ensuring Government Operations priorities are reflected in appropriations and defense authorization bills;
  • engaging the Chairman’s constituents and ensuring their needs and priorities are reflected in Committee oversight and legislation;
  • and leading oversight initiatives.  

The Chairman is particularly interested in candidates with a deep knowledge of and an interest in engaging:

  • Federal information technology modernization and improvement;
  • Safe agency adaptation of new technologies and IT security practices, including cloud computing;
  • Issues of federalism and engaging state, local, and tribal governments;
  • Ensuring the federal workforce, including civil servants and contractors, have the resources they need to serve the nation;
  • Ways to prevent the Trump Administration from damaging a merit-based civil service and our federal oversight infrastructure of federal inspectors general.

 

The individual who fills this role will have the opportunity to influence federal IT policy across the government and to help the Chairman find new ways to use oversight to encourage agencies to improve their technology postures and ensure the acquisition of technologies that can improve every operation of our federal government.

 

The right candidate will serve as a critical leader of a close-knit team and will have the opportunity to work both with the full Committee and with Chairman Connolly’s personal office staff. This person will keep Chairman Connolly fully informed of and staff all Oversight and Reform Committee events and activities and be an integral member of the personal office and subcommittee staff.

 

Qualifications:  Applicants should have (i) an interest in public service and (ii) expertise in some of the areas described above (iii) the ability to work closely with a team and remain entrepreneurial.  They also must have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.  Applicants should be willing to be in the office full time and be able to attend work duties on some evenings and weekends. 

 

The Office is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Applications:  Interested applicants should apply to this position by emailing a cover letter and resume to Government.Operations@mail.house.gov with “Oversight” in the subject line.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Staff Assistant

Representative Spanberger seeks a Staff Assistant for her Washington, D.C. office. Qualified applicants should be motivated self-starters, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, have exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent “people skills,” most importantly displaying compassion in all interactions, and a strong commitment to providing outstanding constituent service. The ideal candidate should: be able to think on their feet, be a problem-solver, show keen attention to detail and an ability to multi-task, demonstrate excellent oral and written skills, maintain a positive demeanor, and demonstrate resilience in a busy environment. 

 

Primary responsibilities include: managing the front office, including answering, appropriately logging, and directing telephone calls; greeting visitors; monitoring office deliveries; distributing hard and electronic mail; and other administrative duties. The Staff Assistant will also serve as the office tour coordinator and will be responsible for managing constituent requests for Capitol and White House tours, as well as constituent requests for flags flown over the Capitol. 

 

Representative Spanberger’s office is an equal opportunity employer. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or uniformed service. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a 1-page writing sample to spanberger.inquiries@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 1.

Rep. Lofgren seeks Legislative Counsel for technology-focused portfolio (J.D. required)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren is seeking a legislative counsel for the Member’s personal office to staff a portfolio with significant focus on technology, intellectual property, cybersecurity, privacy, surveillance, civil liberties and other Internet and innovation policy matters. The portfolio also has responsibility for other Judiciary Committee work including antitrust and bankruptcy plus other non-Committee issue areas. A law degree is required for consideration. This position requires clear, concise legal and legislative writing skills.

THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. The ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill experience, or experience working directly for a principle active in technology law or policy, and California / Silicon Valley ties. The interview process will also assess whether a candidate has the political acumen to work effectively with the wide variety of stakeholders within the portfolio.

Interested applicants should email (only) Lofgren.Resume@mail.house.gov with a resume and cover letter.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent

Congresswoman Norma J. Torres is seeking a Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent for her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include serving as the welcoming face of the office, answering phone calls, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing interns, writing constituent mail, managing incoming and outgoing correspondence through Fireside, and general office support. In addition, this position will serve as the driver for the Member. Therefore, a clean driving record and access to a vehicle are required.  As the driver, the ideal candidate would be flexible to work outside of business hours as needed. We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic self-starter with keen attention to detail, good common-sense, possesses strong communication skills, and is willing to work long hours.  Prior Capitol Hill experience and California ties are a plus but not required.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references.  Female, minority, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY22) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent to join his Washington, DC office.

 

The Legislative Correspondent will be responsible for managing an active constituent correspondence program. Including, monitoring and sorting all incoming correspondence, drafting timely and quality letter responses, and working with the legislative and communications staff to maintain a proactive constituent outreach operation.

 

Additional responsibilities include assisting legislative staff with writing and research projects, miscellaneous administrative duties, and sometimes driving the Member.

 

Successful candidates will possess excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. They will be results-oriented, while multitasking effectively in a fast-paced environment. Previous Capitol Hill experience and knowledge of Intranet Quorum strongly preferred. New York ties and access to a vehicle a plus but not required.

 

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and two brief writing samples to NY22jobs@gmail.com

 

House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs – Professional Staff Member

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

Title: Professional Staff Member (PSM), Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA)

 

Summary: The DAMA Subcommittee (Majority Staff) seeks a PSM to assist with researching, analyzing and managing legislative and oversight issues related to veterans’ disability and burial benefits.  

 

Qualified candidates will have strong research, writing, and communications skills with a demonstrated ability to constructively work on a team, generate ideas, and develop legislative and oversight projects independently. Strong research and writing skills are necessary. Ideally, candidates will have experience in a congressional office or within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

            

Exceptional candidates will have a strong familiarity with any of the following:

  • VA disability programs, including initial claims and appeals;
  • Drafting and/or legal application of statute or regulation.
  • Administrative rulemaking process, including notice and comment;
  • Compensation & Pension Service, including legacy appeals and appeals modernization; 
  • Veteran burial and memorial benefits;
  • Congressional Committee process;
  • CBO scoring.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Veterans are also strongly encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience, $60-70k. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a writing sample of no more than three pages to hvactransition@gmail.com  with “DAMA Professional Staff Member” in the subject line. 

Press Assistant

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented press assistant for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include working with the Communications Director to implement a communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative staff to effectively communicate the Member’s priorities, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national reporters, local reporters in CA-43, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, assisting with social media content and website management, planning and pitching press events in DC and Los Angeles, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Hill press experience is preferred but not required. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and enjoy working on a team. Please send cover letter, resume, three references and two writing samples as one attachment to Twaun.Samuel@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director

Active, hard-working Democratic member of Illinois congressional delegation seeks Communications Director for a fast-paced office. 

 

Responsibilities include planning and implementing communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative and district staff to effectively communicate the Member’s message, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national, Chicago, and local reporters, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, overseeing paid constituent outreach (franking) budget, managing website, producing videos and social media content, and planning and promoting press events in DC and the district. 

 

Ideal applicants will have previous communications and/or Capitol Hill experience, strong writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and be team players with a good sense of humor. Women, veterans and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Spanish fluency is a plus.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as one attachment to ILCongressional.Jobs@mail.house.gov

District Director - Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36)

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is seeking applicants for a District Director based in Palm Desert, CA near Palm Springs.  The District Director will oversee management and operation of two District offices, serve as a key liaison to local organizations and elected officials, and develop and implement long-term strategic plans.  Qualified candidates will demonstrate significant management experience, strong oral and written communications skills, strategic planning abilities, self-motivation, and outreach experience to local and state organizations.  In addition, qualified candidates must have prior experience in coalition building, a thorough understanding of the federal legislative process, and in-depth knowledge of Southern CA.  The position requires the ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and the flexibility to work long hours, including nights and weekends.  Ties to California’s 36th Congressional District are preferred. 

 

To apply for the District Director position, please send cover letter and resume to CARuizJobs@mail.house.gov with “District Director” in the subject line.  Salary commensurate with experience.  This is NOT an entry-level position.  No phone calls, drop-ins or faxes. 

Rep. Pressley- Legislative Assistant Opening [COR Committee Assignment]

THE ROLE:

The Legislative Assistant manages a diverse portfolio of key issues for the office including Criminal Legal System Reform, Health Care, and supporting the member on her assignment to the Committee on Oversight and Reform. This role reports directly to the Legislative Director.

YOU:

Have experience working in public policy and advocacy and have demonstrated experience advancing legislation, monitoring the House floor and conducting research. You are committed to the progressive values of the office and enjoy working in a fast-paced setting and engaging members of the community, advocates and activists in our legislative work. You believe in shared power and cooperative governing. You have a set of professional and lived experiences that equip you well to serve the Massachusetts 7th and you believe that every person has a contribution to make to our legislative agenda.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Draft legislation, conduct research, draft talking points, speeches, memos and Congressional oversight letters in partnership with the Legislative Director;
  • Staff the Congresswoman on hearings, floor activity and events;
  • Work closely with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to effectively communicate and advance key legislative priorities and accomplishments;
  • Manage relationships with a large number of local, state and national advocates;
  • Maintains a good working relationship with the Congresswoman, staff, advocates, and constituents;
  • Works well under pressure, can manage multiple projects and in a team setting;
  • Accepts performance-based criticism and direction;
  • Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Our office prioritizes building a diverse team committed to advocating for the residents of the Massachusetts 7th. 2-5 years of policy, organizing, or advocacy experience recommended. As a practice as an office we do not require any pre-requisite degrees. Please expand on how your unique set of experiences suits you to excel in this role in your cover letter. This is not an entry level position.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Strong policy analysis skills;
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, procedures and organization of the House;
  • Demonstrated experiencing advancing legislation and proposing solutions through policy;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in the representation of the Congresswoman's position on policy issues;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with colleagues, community members, and advocates;

 WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is mainly performed in an office environment.  Noise levels are usually moderate; and
  • Ability to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy.

 COMPENSATION:

 The starting salary for the position is $60k, commensurate with experience, along with a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, federal student loan payments (terms apply) and 12 weeks of paid FMLA.


HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to ma7jobposting@gmail.com with the subject line “Legislative Assistant”