District Scheduler/Executive Assistant (San Francisco office) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT-2) seeks experienced and energetic Communications Director to handle press and communications operations. Candidates must possess pro-active energy and initiative to earn media coverage, impeccable writing and organizational skills, strong political judgment, the ability to work under tight deadlines, and a talent for converting complicated, technical policy issues into every day, understandable language. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing a strategic communications plan; drafting press releases, talking points, op-eds, and speeches; cultivating reporter relationships; serving as primary spokesperson for local and national media; identifying new press opportunities; shaping and planning media events, and managing congressional website, social media, and weekly electronic newsletter. A strong candidate will embrace the joy of earning local media as much as generating national coverage.
The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent, non-partisan investigative entity established by the United States House of Representatives, seeks an attorney with 1-3 years experience to serve as Investigative Counsel. The Investigative Counsel reports to the Staff Director and Chief Counsel and will be responsible for conducting sensitive inquiries into allegations of possible violations of ethical standards of conduct by current Members, Officers and Staff of the House of Representatives and advising the Staff Director and Chief Counsel on legal and policy matters.
Review information received by OCE, discern possible violations, and identify facts requiring further investigation
Plan, organize and conduct investigations regarding allegations and advise the Staff Director and Chief Counsel regarding appropriate evaluation of cases
Advise the Staff Director and Chief Counsel on legal issues in matters under investigation and on broader legal and policy issues involved in the operations of OCE
Investigative experience in high-profile and sensitive matters; experience with investigations involving public officials is desirable but not required
Strong legal judgment
Demonstrated ability to conduct and direct complex legal research and present the results in a clear, precise and persuasive manner
Thoroughness and careful attention to detail
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in word processing, development and use of electronic databases, and other computer skills including knowledge of current information technology tools related to investigations (e.g., Concordance and Casemap)
Identifying information to substantiate or disprove allegations and assess the likely sources of that information
Collecting and reviewing documents, electronic media and physical evidence
Interviewing witnesses and subjects
Preparing memoranda of interviews and reports of investigations
Performing other duties as assigned
Ability to pass Security Background Investigation to obtain Top Secret clearance
Graduation from an ABA accredited law school and active bar membership
Considerable professional knowledge of criminal and administrative investigative techniques
Please send cover letter and resume (electronic submissions preferred) to:
Omar S. Ashmawy
Staff Director and Chief Counsel
Office of Congressional Ethics
United States House of Representatives
P.O. Box 895
Washington, DC 20515-0895
Rep. Xavier Becerra is looking for summer interns for his Leadership office. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) supporting the Operations team in preparing Caucus events, answering phones, providing constituency outreach support to Democratic Members of Congress and their staff, conducting research, extracting and formatting large quantities of data, writing detailed memos, attending relevant briefings and meetings, and assisting with team projects. Applicants should be motivated, detail-oriented, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to problem solve and multi-task. Experience or interest in social media is a plus. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be either college/graduate students receiving academic credit or Congressional internship/fellowship program participants. The intern/fellow should be prepared to start working full-time.
Freshman Midwestern Democratic Member seeks an organized, detail oriented and energetic Scheduler/Executive Assistant for a fast-paced, team-oriented Washington, DC office.
Primary duties include structuring and managing the Member’s daily schedule; coordinating the Member’s travel and logistical details of meetings; handling the Member’s personal correspondence; fulfilling various administrative duties; and, working closely with other staff members in the district and in DC to facilitate meetings. Additionally, the Scheduler/Executive Assistant will work closely with the Chief of Staff to ensure smooth overall DC office operations.
Applicants must have superior organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills, be able to multi-task and thrive in a fast paced environment, and have poise, patience and a good sense of humor. The successful candidate will be a discreet, politically savvy, self-motivated, and very organized with the ability to successfully interact with different personality types. Additionally, the successful candidate must be strategic thinker who can navigate competing demands to maximize the Member’s time and come to anticipate the Member’s needs.
A nonpartisan legislative support office seeks a self-starter for a strictly non-policy legislative research/clerical position. The primary duties include preparing report documents for committees of the House and updating a variety of federal statutes as they become amended.