Archive for March, 2012
Congressman John Garamendi (CA-10) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office as soon as possible. Candidates should be collegial, professional, quick learners, and phenomenal team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are imperative.
We are firmly committed to giving as much back to our interns as they give to us. Duties include assisting staff with legislative and administrative projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings and meetings, answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the US Capitol, assisting with scheduling, sorting and distributing mail, and managing tour and flag requests.
Senior California Republican seeks enthusiastic, personable, well-organized staff assistant to answer phones, distribute incoming mail, handle constituent tour and flag requests. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. California background required. Please fax a cover letter and resume to 202-226-5717. No phone calls, please.
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.
The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues, including worker rights, criminal justice, freedom of residence and movement, access to justice, Xinjiang, ethnic minority rights, freedom of religion, civil society, North Korean Refugees in China, and property in China. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China’s compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.
• Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
• Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission’s Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
• Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
• Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
• Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China or other foreign locations on official business.
• Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
• Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
• The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
• Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.
• The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Available: Third Assistant
Vacancy Announcement Number: MG-001-12
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: March 26, 2012
Salary Level/Range: Starting at $61,607
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
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 and Deputy Director, respectively.
• Assists in coordinating 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.
• Assists with issuing press credentials and administers work space for Congressional correspondents.
• Assists with reviewing membership applications; processes membership dues and maintains membership data files.
• Disseminates information to periodical correspondents, Members, and staff.
• Answers phones and serves as receptionist for the Gallery.
• Responds to inquires concerning legislative and public affairs and House policies and procedures.
• Assists with updating Gallery website.
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field.
• One to three years of news media experience or Capitol Hill experience.
• 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.
• Competent in operation of computers and various programs.
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
• Must be able to endure long periods of standing. Requires frequent and fast-paced walking throughout the Capitol Complex and campus.
Qualified candidates please submit your resume HERE (reference announcement# MG-001-12). If you are unable to submit your resume online, please fax a cover letter and resume (reference announcement# MG-001-12) 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.
Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check (or other applicable security clearance) and a pre-employment drug-test (pre-identified position only).
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.