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Archive for May 9th, 2012

Press Intern – Virginia House Republican

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has an unpaid Press Internship position available for the 2012 summer session in his Washington, DC office. Duties will include writing, compiling morning clips, updating press lists, monitoring news coverage, social media and web site updates, answering incoming calls, and other general office tasks as assigned. Candidates should be professional, possess strong writing skills, and have a working understanding of the news cycle. Interns are an important part of the office and are given significant opportunities to learn and grow in a proactive, detail-oriented office. Please email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to by Friday, May 25.  No phone calls please.

Press Assistant – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks a qualified individual to serve as a Press Assistant.  This person would be responsible for compiling press clips and the Senator’s media mentions on a daily basis, maintaining and compiling press lists, drafting releases, collateral, and other press related documents, scheduling radio and other events with media, taking photos at press conferences, answering and properly routing press calls in office and other duties as assigned. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills, work well as part of a team, and be comfortable working in a deadline driven environment. Hill or campaign experience is preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to with 221747 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Assistant Director – House Security Office

Office of the Sergeant at Arms

Position Available:  Assistant Director, House Security Office

Vacancy Announcement Number:  HSAA-12-005-01

Office/Location:  U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Closing Date:  May 18, 2012

Salary Level/Range:  $90’s

Proposed Starting Date:  Immediate

Job Summary:

Incumbent will assist in the administration of the House of Representatives classified information security programs. Duties include educating Members and staff on the protocols and procedures of handling and storing classified information. Incumbent will serve as a liaison with the Intelligence Community and the Hill. Incumbent will assist the Director on the day-to-day management of the division and oversee all division activities and operations in the absence of the Director.


Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience in the intelligence community or industrial security field. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the House of Representatives; strong leadership skills, excellent organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work under pressure; ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in handling daily operations of the office in the absence of the Director. Must be able to lift 10 lb. bags of paper material for burn runs; must be tactful and courteous in dealing with Members, Congressional staff, and the general public; available to work long hours and at night when necessary. Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret and SCI security clearance.
Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter – referencing job title and vacancy announcement number – by e-mail to ATTN: Bill McFarland. Position is open until filled.

Office Manager – Northeastern Senate Democrat

Northeastern Democratic Senator seeks an experienced Office Manager to handle administrative operations in the Washington, D.C. office.  Responsibilities include the preparation of the annual budget; oversight and implementation of the office budget; tracking staff leave and travel records; processing vouchers for office expenses, maintaining office equipment, furniture and supplies; serving as the office emergency coordinator and other special projects.  Candidate will coordinate operations with the state offices and work closely with members of the Senior Staff to facilitate successful office operations.  Senate or House experience preferred.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Office is an equal opportunity employer.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to with 221746 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Press Secretary – House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) (leadership office)

Interns/Fellows – House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) (leadership office)

Rep. Xavier Becerra is looking for summer interns/fellows for his leadership office.  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting in 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. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be either college seniors/graduate students receiving academic credit or congressional internship/fellowship program participants. The intern/fellow should be prepared to start working in late May or early June. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Eric Delaney at