Archive for October, 2010
Conservative Republican Member of Congress seeks an experienced Communications Director to manage all communications activities. Candidates must have 3 years of experience in press-related position, extraordinary writing skills, and some experience managing staff.
Must be energetic, creative, self-motivated, strategic, and quick-thinking. Duties include developing and expanding national and local outreach strategies, managing earned and social media, writing speeches, and growing media contacts. Must be willing to work long hours and under high-pressured deadlines.
The office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for an Executive Assistant/Scheduler position in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include scheduling DC meetings and events for the Congressman; arranging flights and other travel; processing executive correspondence; overseeing office internship program; and assisting with other executive assistant/office manager duties as assigned.
Candidates must be confident, meticulously organized, highly motivated, and possess excellent people skills. This is an extremely demanding position that requires someone used to working under pressure and managing multiple assignments simultaneously.
Nebraska ties and full-time Hill experience are a plus. Previous administrative experience and familiarity with the role is preferred.
Senior Democratic Member of Congress seeks an energetic, organized, creative, self-starter to join the team of her very active and visible constituent services office. Must be bi-lingual in Spanish and English with ability to speak and translate in Spanish.
Constituent Services staff assists the Member in responding to constituent issues and problems with federal agencies, staying on top of everyday events in the Member’s district, and keeping the local community connected to the Member’s work. The Community Outreach Coordinator/Caseworker is primarily responsible for casework as assigned, coordination of participation in local community organized events, coordination of Member specific neighborhood events and developing a working relationship with local community leaders throughout the Member’s district, with a strong emphasis on the Latino community.
Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks while responding to constituent requests and concerns. The office prizes staff able to think outside of the box and work independently while also being available to assist in co-worker projects where necessary or requested. Prior community or casework experience is important. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, significant experience interacting with local communities, excellent writing and communication skills. Candidate must be a resident of the District of Columbia or willing to move immediately to DC if hired.The closing date for this position is Friday, October 29, 2010. Salary: $38,000 to $42,000 depending on skill and experience. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and references to:
Aaron S. Ward, District Director
Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
529 14th Street NW STE 900
Washington, DC 20045-1928
Capitol Hill Jobs
Capitol Hill Jobs
The Office of Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is seeking a Military Legislative Assistant (MLA). It is important that the MLA have familiarity with the DOD POM Process, overall budgeting, and the ability to track major acquisition and RDT&E programs, particularly with respect to shipbuilding. Additionally, prior legislative experience with the Defense Authorization and Appropriations Process is preferred. An ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines is necessary. Significant travel to the district and other military installations is required. Virginia ties are helpful, and prior military service is preferred. Interested applicants should fax a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mary Springer at (202) 225-4382. No calls or emails please.
This position provides administrative support for facilitating media coverage of the House by the periodical press. Work includes providing administrative assistance to the director and other Gallery staff. Work also includes delivering a variety of services to members of Congress and their staff. Work is performed under the supervision of the Gallery Director.
• Coordinates logistics for media events such as Congressional hearings, press conferences, meetings, briefings, State of the Union addresses, joint sessions, quadrennial political conventions and inaugurals and other special events.
• Issues press credentials and administer work space for Congressional correspondents.
• Reviews membership applications; processes membership dues and maintains membership data files.
• Disseminates information to periodical correspondents, Members, and staff.
• Assists Director in mentoring third assistant and interns.
• Responds to inquires concerning legislative and public affairs and House policies and procedures.
• Manages Gallery website.
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field.
• Five to eight years of Capitol Hill news media experience.
• Proficient knowledge of congressional procedure and process.
• Ability to handle competing interests, personalities and various responsibilities simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Willingness to work the long and irregular hours of the House, including evenings and weekends when required.
• Proficient in operation of computers and various programs.
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
• Requires frequent and fast-paced walking throughout the Capitol Complex and campus. Must be able to endure long periods of standing.
Closing Date: 10/15/2010
Salary Level/Range: Starting at $79,509
Qualified candidates please submit your resume online at www.house.gov (see employment information, reference announcement# MG-001-10). If you are unable to submit your resume online, please fax a cover letter and resume to 202-226-7514.
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age.
Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S. C app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees, to file Financial Disclosure Statements, for information please visit http://clerkhouse.house.gov/forms/findisc.html.