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Archive for April, 2015

Staff Aide – Northern Virginia Member of Congress (unknown party)

Northern Virginia Member seeks an energetic staff aide to serve many roles in the D.C. office and the nearby district. The staff aide will carry out the traditional functions of managing flag and tour requests, will also assist the scheduler, and will accompany the Member to many events in the district and serve an executive assistant role as well.

Candidates should have some political knowledge or background, a gracious presence and ability to serve as the front face of the office and to help represent the Congressman publicly, good organizational skills and a good sense of humor.  They should also be game to work long hours. Good writing skills a plus.

Please send resume and a cover letter which includes a paragraph describing a first-person political event or experience to vastaffaide@gmail.com.

Communications Director – Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA)

Active California Member of Congress seeks an experienced and proactive Communications Director to manage a busy press office. The Communications Director will be responsible for all aspects of local and national press outreach, including: drafting press releases, speeches, talking points, and op-eds; and overseeing social media and website content.

Candidates must have excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail, sound political judgement, ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a strong sense of humor.

This is not an-entry level position. Applicants must have previous Hill experience and established media contacts.  Fluency in Spanish and ties to California are a plus.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to CA38Jobs@gmail.com by May 4th. No calls or drop-bys.

Legislative Fellow (energy/environment) – House Democrat

Very, very active House Democrat seeks an energy and environment legislative fellow. The fellow would work directly with the legislative director focusing on a range of energy and environment projects the office hopes to pursue. Projects are likely to include: climate adaptation, fracking regulation, energy efficiency, public land concerns, coal leasing, oil and gas loopholes, energy finance, and renewables. The office has had numerous fellows in the past who have had great experiences and we treat fellows as full members of the leg team. Fellows will brief the Congressman, staff him, write speeches, do vote recommendations, work on committee responsibilities, and draft legislation. The office would ask for at least a 6 month commitment (ideally more) from the fellow though unfortunately we are not in a position to offer any monetary compensation. We also want someone who is a strong writer, has some policy experience, and is easy going and enjoys working in tight corridors. We can offer a very rewarding and educational experience that goes well beyond most fellowships and a great chance to gain a foothold on Capitol Hill.  To apply please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references in a single pdf to congressdemresume@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent (defense/foreign policy/vets) – Northeastern Senate Democrat

Progressive Northeastern Democrat seeks Legislative Correspondent for defense, foreign policy, and veterans’ issues.  The Legislative Correspondent will draft letters, prepare memos, and staff meetings regarding these and several other policy areas.  Strong writing skills are essential, and candidates with New England ties are preferred.  Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and one-to-two-page writing sample to demlcjob@gmail.com.

Press Aide/Press Secretary – California House Democrat

West Coast Democrat seeks an innovative and self-directed Press Aide/Press Secretary to work in his Washington, DC office.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:
• Coordinating and managing all district and national communications operations.
• Developing and executing a proactive press strategy.
• Drafting written materials including press releases, op-eds, and talking points.
• Planning and coordinating press conferences and other media events.
• Pitching and booking interviews with local and national media outlets.
• Overseeing all social media platforms and website content.
• Building and maintaining excellent relationships with members of the district and national media and acting as a spokesperson for the Member.

Qualifications and Skills for the position:
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
• Excellent writing skills with a strong attention to detail.
• The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
• Applicants should have superior organizational abilities.
• A successful candidate will be discreet, goal oriented, and driven.
• Applicants should have prior relevant press experience and demonstrated social media expertise.
• A sense of humor and the ability to work well as an individual and as a member of a team.
• Spanish fluency is required.
• An ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications or journalism and/or relevant professional experience.

If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, references, and salary history to CAJobs@mail.house.gov with “Press Aide/Press Secretary” in the subject line. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is not an entry level position. The deadline to apply is May 4, 2015.

Senior Legislative Assistant – Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth seeks an experienced Senior Legislative Assistant. Responsibilities will include managing the Congresswoman’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee portfolio, including her role as Ranking Member of the Transportation Subcommittee; managing her work on transportation, manufacturing, small business, tax/budget, appropriations, labor, and trade issues; serving as the Member’s liaison to the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and the Friends of Thailand Caucus; coordinating vote recommendations and reports from the legislative team; and helping oversee the member’s legislative agenda. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resourceful, a strong team player, and will have substantial Hill experience as a legislative staffer. Strong oral and written communications skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and good judgment are essential. Veterans, minorities, women, and those with Illinois ties are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to kalina.bakalov@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Senate Select Committee on Ethics

The Select Committee on Ethics seeks a nonpartisan Staff Assistant to work in its front office. Qualified applicants must possess exceptional customer service skills. The ideal candidate meets the customer service requirement and is an organized, detail oriented, enthusiastic collaborator with excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include answering phones and routing calls, greeting visitors, responding to constituent mail, and other administrative duties as assigned as well as providing support to the Committee’s professional staff. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to mailbox_office@ethics.senate.gov.

Field Representative (District office) – Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)

A Maryland Democrat is seeking a high energy, highly-organized, and detail oriented Field Representative for his District Office.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serve as the official representative for the Member in the local community.
• Act as liaison with federal, district, and local government agencies, political officials, and other community organizations to form effective relationships for the Member.
• Monitor and update the Member and District Directors on district and local issues of importance.
• Staff and provide logistical support for scheduled district meetings and events for the Member.
• Assess local and casework related issues for problems requiring possible legislative action; make recommendations to the District Directors and Chief of Staff.
• Answer casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents.
• Provide casework assistance to constituents in a timely and efficient manner; proactively follow up on all open cases until a resolution is reached.
• Train and supervise a staff of Interns to handle routine Office matters, such as incoming correspondence, visitors, telephone calls, and other issues that may arise.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Thoroughness and careful attention to detail.
• Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities.
• Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities.
• Availability to work long hours, including nights and weekends, if needed.
• Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Thorough knowledge of legislative process.
• Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Member is involved.
• A working knowledge of the VA and military issues are preferred, but not required.
• Maryland ties are a plus.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to MD06Jobs@mail.house.gov. No phone calls are walk-ins please.

Pension Counsel/Advisor – Senate HELP Committee (minority)

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Minority (Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray, D-WA) seeks a Pension Counsel/Advisor.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing legislative and policy proposals; agency oversight; drafting policy memoranda; attending constituent and stakeholder meetings; and preparing for Congressional hearings and floor debate. Applicants should have experience with pensions and ERISA.  They also must work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and have a desire to learn.  Applicants with a law degree are strongly preferred. Interested applicants should apply to this position by emailing a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to pensioncounsel2015@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.  Please no calls or drop-in visits, thank you.

Legislative Assistant – Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)

House Democrat seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle a policy portfolio including agriculture, transportation & infrastructure, energy, environment, and other issues.  Candidates should possess in-depth knowledge of the legislative process, have excellent writing skills, work well under pressure, have a sense of humor, and thrive in a team-oriented environment.  Responsibilities include developing proactive legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and statements, and representing the Member in meetings.  Previous legislative experience is required.  Northeast ties are a plus.  To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and two brief writing samples to NEDemocratResumes@gmail.com.

Summer Interns – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

The office of Congressman Bruce Westerman is seeking full-time interns for summer 2015. Qualified candidates will be hardworking, motivated self-starters, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills. Daily duties as an intern will include, but are not limited to, providing general constituent services in the form of answering phone calls and sorting mail, leading Capitol tours, conducting research for staff members, drafting constituent correspondence, and attending hearings. Arkansas ties are a plus but not a requirement. This internship is unpaid. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Victoria.Bell@mail.house.gov.

Junior Staff Assistant (2 positions) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

Temporary – Possibility to convert to Permanent Full-time
Salary $30,000 per year
Position for 4 months – May 1, 2015 – August 31, 2015
Hours: Weekdays 8:30am to 6:00pm.
Times subject to change.
Reports to Executive Assistant, Legislative Correspondent and Staff Assistant.
Nebraska Ties a Plus

Staff Assistant Duties:  Constituent flag requests sorting, submitting and mailing, constituent phone calls answering and IQ updating, sorting constituent tour requests and giving constituent tours.  Event support for standing and scheduled events.  Standing events include a Wednesday commitment that begins at 7:30am.  Legislative Correspondent Duties:  Incoming mail support, incoming fax support, mail distribution to staff, IQ database maintenance including entering daily mail and batching for legislative assistants.  Executive Assistant Duties:  Thank you note printing and mailing, contact updates into IQ, invitation declines and acceptances.

Candidate Requirements:  College graduate or 2015 candidate, IQ proficiency, customer service background, database proficiency.

Professional Development:  Exposure to legislative, communications and front office mechanics of a Congressional Office.  Opportunities for special projects within those focus areas are available as you prove your ability and dependability.  Weekly meetings with the Chief of Staff.  Access to Capitol Hill hearings and briefings.  Benefits Include:  Metro and health care.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references. Please address all correspondence to Christine Capobianco via email christine.capobianco@mail.house.gov.

Press Secretary – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)

Blue Dog West Coast Democrat seeks aggressive and proactive press secretary based in Washington DC  to implement comprehensive media strategy. Responsibilities include drafting and writing all press releases, op-eds, media advisories and weekly  newsletters; fielding media requests; pitching local and national media; overseeing and implementing social media and website; and seeking proactive ways to advance Member’s message.  Hill experience is not a requirement; Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.  Please send resume and cover letter to CA46jobs@mail.house.gov by May 1st. No calls or drop ins please.

Correspondence Manager – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks correspondence manger to oversee mail operation.  Responsibilities include processing all incoming and outgoing mail (including faxes), data entry and database management of correspondence system, editing and reviewing outgoing correspondence, working with vendor to troubleshoot database problems, preparing weekly reports for the Senator and staff, maintaining an organized archive of constituent mail, and working with the legislative correspondents, legislative assistants and Legislative Director in helping to expedite appropriate timely responses.  Candidates should possess excellent writing, communication and research skills, be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment, be able to manage other staff toward deadlines, work with a positive attitude in a team setting, and be organized and dependable. Experience with IQ preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222736 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Senior Democrat is seeking a highly energetic, motivated and organized lawyer with strong interpersonal, legal and writing skills. The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure and after a year, may be considered a legislative counsel. The Legislative Assistant works with the Chief Counsel/Legislative Director and with the Chief of Staff to develop and implement the Member’s legislative strategy in his/her issue areas; prepares materials for hearings; drafts legislation, amendments, and congressional record statements; and conducts research.  Responsibilities include managing and handling issues that include but are not limited to Federal-District of Columbia issues, Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor policy. The ability to write well under tight deadlines is essential.

Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively while meeting deadlines. A successful candidate will be a results-oriented, problem solving lawyer and motivated self-starter who can think outside the box. Prior Hill, law firm or similar experience is preferred but not always required. Candidate must possess a law degree and be, or be willing to become, a resident of the District of Columbia. Salary based on skill and experience level.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to (202 225-1129 (fax) or DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov.   NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

Interns – Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH)

The Washington, D.C. office of Representative Frank Guinta (NH-01) is currently seeking applicants that can start as soon as possible. Internships are available to qualified college students seeking college credit or recent college graduates. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants as well as an understanding of our federal legislative process. New Hampshire or New England ties are preferred, but they are not required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing tours of the Capitol, answering phones, helping staff process constituents’ mail and inquiries. Other responsibilities may include assisting staff with legislative research, writing meeting briefings, and attending committee hearings. Candidates should possess an interest in the legislative process, strong communication skills, along with a motivation and organization. If you are interested in being considered for an internship, please send your resume, cover letter, and any relevant writing samples to Alex.Hula@mail.house.gov, no drop-ins please.

Archivist – Maryland Senate Democrat

Senior Senator seeks a full-time, experienced Archivist. Primary duties will be organizing and preparing the Senator’s official records for transfer to an educational institution. Responsibilities will include overseeing office records management, policies, and procedures, maintenance of reference library, and the documentation and preservation of papers, photos, and other historical items. Position requires the ability to work autonomously and experience creating and maintaining databases. Experience working with digital and electronic records required. The ideal candidate will have an academic or library sciences background, previous experience with Congressional records and archival practices, excellent communication skills, and be highly organized. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to job.senate@gmail.com with “Archivist” as the subject.

Scheduler/Office Manager – Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL)

Chicago House Democrat seeks a highly organized, energetic, detail-oriented Scheduler/Office Manager with serious work ethic and strong interpersonal skills. Duties include developing, coordinating and managing the Member’s daily schedule in Washington, DC, and coordinating all travel and logistical details, while working closely with the district scheduler. Other responsibilities include processing vouchers in accordance with the House Administration Committee guidelines, maintenance of office records, and working with the Member and Chief of Staff to ensure smooth daily office operations.

Candidates should have excellent written and communication skills, work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and be a strong team player. Multi-tasking, patience, flexibility, and sense of humor are musts. Chicago ties are a plus and previous scheduling experience is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a one page writing sample to ILCongressJobs@gmail.com. No calls or drop-bys, please.

Policy Advisor – Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Senior Democratic Member seeks Policy Advisor to serve in personal office and on Committee staff.  Position will develop and implement legislative initiatives, conduct oversight and investigations, write floor speeches and committee statements, and handle meetings with constituents and interest groups on behalf of Member.  Portfolio will cover housing/foreclosure, financial services, banking, economic development, consumer protection, and other issues and special projects as necessary.  Extensive background in housing and financial policy issues, exceptional writing ability, and an advanced degree (JD, MPA etc.) required; Hill experience strongly preferred.  Email cover letter and resume to job_09@live.com. Please paste cover letter in the body of the email — do not send it as an attachment.

Staff Writer – Western Senator (unknown party)

Western Senator seeks dependable, organized, detail-and team-oriented staff writer to be based in Washington,D.C. Strong writing, digital communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills required. Duties include: Drafting formal and informal written communications, including speeches, op-eds, statements, scripts, and talking points; producing compelling content for a variety of platforms to strategically communicate the Senator’s priorities to targeted audiences; and supporting a busy, fast-paced communications team. Requires 2-3 years of applicable work experience; and a Bachelor’s degree or higher or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter and two writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222734 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Senior Legislative Assistant – Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) seeks an experienced legislative staffer who will be responsible for a portfolio that includes intellectual property, trade, education/STEM, labor and housing issues. Responsibilities include but are not limited to advancing legislation, drafting and editing correspondence, managing issue-specific caucuses, meeting with constituents, and drafting statements for the Member.

The ideal candidate will excel in a fast-paced work environment, be a team player, possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work quickly under pressure. Candidates should have a minimum of three years legislative experience, and a documented understanding of the issue portfolio.

Applicants with ties to the 18th Congressional District and/or the Bay Area are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter, resume, and at least two references to ca18legislativeassistant@gmail.com. Previous Capitol Hill legislative experience is required. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins, please.

Staff Assistant (Honolulu office) – Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) seeks a Staff Assistant for his Honolulu, HI office.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required.  Hawaii ties strongly preferred.  Primary duties include:  researching, drafting, and editing messages and letters; answering phones and greeting visitors to the office; and additional administrative functions.  Strong candidates will have a working knowledge of current events and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to HawaiiStaffAssistant@gmail.com with the subject line “Staff Assistant Application: Your Name.”

​​Scheduler – Northeast House Republican

Northeast Republican seeks scheduler with strong organizational skills and who is detail-oriented and anticipatory. Primary duties include processing all scheduling requests both district and in Washington, managing the Member’s day-to-day activities, and ensuring the Member’s time is used efficiently. The scheduler will work closely with the Member on ensuring all logistics are covered in advance of all travel. Candidates must also be available to assist the Member on occasion after regular business hours. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, please email NortheastHillJob@gmail.com with your resume.

Legislative Assistant (transportation) – Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) seeks an experienced legislative staffer who will be responsible for a portfolio centered on transportation, but including several other issues areas. Congressman Lowenthal represents the Port of Long Beach and much of the transportation portfolio will be focused on issues related to the efficient movement of freight.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to advancing legislation, drafting and editing constituent correspondence, building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, meeting with constituents, and drafting statements for the Member.

The ideal candidate will excel in a fast-paced work environment, be a team player, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work quickly under pressure. Previous congressional experience is required and candidates should have a strong and demonstrable interest and background in transportation policy.

Applicants with ties to the 47th Congressional District and/or Southern California are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to SoCalTransportationLA@gmail.com.  Absolutely no calls or drop-bys, please.

Press Intern – Senate Finance Committee (minority)

Democratic Finance Committee staff seeks an unpaid intern to assist the press team. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate communications office functions and ideal for motivated, self-starting and quick-learning individuals. Responsibilities include monitoring media coverage, compiling daily press clips, drafting press releases and other materials, assisting with social media and committee hearings, and providing research and other support to the press team. A background in communications or journalism is preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov, while indicating “Finance Press Internship” and 222729 as the job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Director – Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI)

Wisconsin Democrat seeks a hard-working, energetic Communications Director. Wisconsin ties preferred. Responsibilities include local and national press outreach, on-the-record communications, planning press events, managing social media, and drafting talking points and press releases. Must be a strong writer and provide efficient production. Please highlight any Wisconsin connections in the email. Interested applicants should email a resume to Kind.Jobs@mail.house.gov.

Communications Intern – Western House Republican

The office of a western Republican House member is looking for an experienced unpaid communications intern to assist with day-to-day operations and special projects in the Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be soon-to-be or recent college graduates with a preferred major in PR, journalism, English, or communications. Interested applicants must be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week.  Qualified candidates will have a previous internship in communications, journalism, a political office or on the Hill, excellent writing skills, and a positive attitude and sense of humor. Photoshop experience is a plus. Intern responsibilities will include monitoring news on relevant policy areas and compile media reports, drafting social media posts and graphics on legislation, issue positions, and news items. Interns will also help brainstorm creative ways to concisely convey complex policy initiatives, draft press material, proof and edit documents from Senior Staff, and assist the Communications Director with special projects.  Interested candidates should send their resume and two brief writing samples to WesternStateIntern@gmail.com. Writing samples may include: press release, advisory, professional Facebook post & corresponding tweet, school newspaper article, etc.

Counsel/Professional Staff Member – House Financial Services Committee (minority)

The Committee on Financial Services (Minority) seeks an experienced policy professional to serve as Counsel/Professional Staff on insurance and other issues under the Committee’s jurisdiction. The successful candidate will possess 3-5 years of experience working on financial services issues at an agency, law firm, legislative body, or non-profit organization; strong analytical and writing skills; and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  Candidates with Hill experience are preferred.

No phone calls or drop-ins please. Applications submitted after April 24, 2015 will not be considered. An equal opportunity employer, the Committee encourages minorities and women to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and three writing samples to fscdemresumes@mail.house.gov.

Interns – Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)

The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is seeking full-time interns for her Washington D.C. office for summer/fall of 2015. Ideal candidate would be professional, dependable and possess a strong writing skills and work ethic. Responsibilities include phone assistance, constituent correspondence, Capitol tours and other legislative projects. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing interns to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Candidates must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Please send resume and cover letter to internship.in02@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant – Arizona House Republican

Arizona Republican seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle non-military issues, which could include health care, budget, taxes, trade, social issues, immigration, financial services, and appropriations. Necessary qualifications include 2+ years of legislative Hill experience, a proven record of generating, advancing, and completing legislative initiatives, strong writing and communication skills and a thorough knowledge of House processes. The candidate must also have a sense of urgency, exceptional writing skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a high paced atmosphere. Interested applicants should email their resumes to azgopjob@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

Digital Director – Congressman David Joyce (R-OH)

Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) is seeking a Digital Director to develop, implement, and manage an aggressive digital strategy to effectively communicate with constituents and grow current digital assets. He/she will create content, analyze social media metrics and make data-driven decisions to grow our online following and, using iConstituent CRM, our constituent subscriber list. The ideal candidate will have experience with Adobe Creative Suite, video editing skills, HTML and CSS knowledge, experience managing lists and advertising for various online channels.  To apply send resume to Kevin.Benacci@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Correspondent – Midwestern House Democrat

Midwestern Democrat seeks Legislative Correspondent with strong research, writing, organizational and communications skills. Qualified candidates will have experience working in the House, a strong understanding of the legislative process and have worked with IQ. This position will be responsible for researching and drafting responses to constituents, building and maintaining constituent group mailing lists, and managing some legislative issues.  Resumes and cover letters should be submitted by c.o.b. May 1 to job.app@mail.house.gov.

Interns – Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

Congressman Bilirakis (FL-12) is looking for unpaid interns for his Washington, D.C. office, beginning immediately.  Duties include but are not limited to: providing general constituent services including sorting mail, assisting constituents in their visits to Washington, D.C. and giving tours of the Capitol; conducting research for staff members on various issues; attending briefings for staff members; working with the legislative team in drafting constituent correspondence; answering phone calls; any other duties that may be assigned.  Candidates must be motivated self-starters, with an interest in the legislative process. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to catherine.burke@mail.house.gov.

Scheduler – Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA)

CA Progressive Democrat seeks scheduler for fast paced Washington, D.C. office.  This individual will be responsible for the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in D.C. and work in close coordination with the district scheduler.  Specific responsibilities will include managing invites and scheduling requests, travel and logistical details, acting as a liaison to constituent groups, handling the member’s personal correspondence, and various additional administrative duties.

This individual must be a good writer, discrete, politically savvy, able to multi-task, meticulously organized, and able to quickly solve problems in a fast-paced work environment.  Candidate should be comfortable dealing with a wide variety of people.  Previous Capitol Hill scheduling or scheduling experience is strongly preferred.  A good sense of humor is a must.

To apply, please email cover letter and résumé to ca27jobs@gmail.com. Please include Scheduler in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please!

Summer Interns – Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI)

Congresswoman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) seeks legislative interns for Summer 2015. Interns will work in a fast-paced congressional office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, managing constituent phone calls, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, assist with constituent correspondence, and attend legislative briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events.

Requirements: Interns must have a good attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and possess a strong attention to detail. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to perform a variety of tasks and administrative functions. Michigan ties are preferred, but not required. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to MI10Intern@gmail.com.

Summer Intern – Western House Republican

The office of a western Republican House member is looking for an unpaid intern for Summer 2015. Candidates should be hardworking, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills. Western ties are a plus but not a requirement. Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, providing general constituent services in the form of answering phone calls and sorting mail, leading Capitol tours, conducting research for staff members, drafting constituent correspondence, and attending hearings. Interested candidates should send their resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample to WesternStateIntern@gmail.com by May 15, 2015.

Writer – House Democrat

Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives seeks a prolific writer. The writer will be responsible for writing in the Member’s unique voice for a weekly newsletter, op-eds, speeches, floor statements, press releases and more.

The successful candidate may have decades of writing experience or s/he may be a gifted recent graduate who can adeptly turn a phrase. An ability to digest complicated policies and turn them into short and concise articles or statements is a necessity. The qualified applicant will have the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines. Basic
knowledge and understanding of web site technology for producing and sending newsletter is a must.

Please submit a resume and several types of writing samples to job.app@mail.house.gov by close of business May 1st.

Interns – Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL)

Illinois Republican is looking for current college students for a Congressional internship. These internships are available starting now on either a full-time or part-time basis. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, prompt, responsible, and ready to work in a fast paced environment. Strong oral and communication skills are a must. Daily duties will include assisting staff, answering phones, organizing mail, giving tours of the Capitol Building, and attending hearings and briefings for legislative staff. Interns will gain valuable Capitol Hill experience and further their understanding of the legislative process. Illinois ties are preferred but not necessary. All interested applicants should e-mail their resume and/or cover letter to midwestinternship@gmail.com.

Senior Counsel – Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment

Job Title: Senior Counsel for Employment
Department:Legislative Branch
Agency:Legislative Branch – Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number: 4152015
SALARY RANGE:    $118,915.00 to $169,459.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, April 20, 2015 to Wednesday, May 20, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:  AD-0901-15
POSITION INFORMATION:  Open – Full-Time Employment
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15
DUTY LOCATIONS:  1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
WHO MAY APPLY:  All those who meet minimum qualifications can apply. See announcement located here: http://www.senate.gov/employment.
This vacancy announcement is open until filled.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    Yes
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

NATURE OF WORK

This is supervisory, professional work in the Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. Serves as defense attorney in labor and employment law matters to offices of United States Senators, the Vice President, Committees, Senate Officers, and other Senate employing offices. Work requires litigating cases as first chair in trial and appellate courts, the Supreme Court, and at administrative hearings; advising clients of their legal obligations; giving employment law seminars; and doing legal research and writing. Work requires high-level thinking in the application of law to facts. Work is bound by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Senate rules, and Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling unusual assignments.
KEY REQUIREMENTS

DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under supervision of the Chief Counsel and the Deputy Chief Counsel, takes first-chair responsibility in defending offices of Senators, the Office of the Vice President, Senate Committees, and other Senate employing offices throughout the country in employment law cases from the inception of the case through Supreme Court review.

Researches complex legal issues and writes accurate, persuasive legal memoranda and briefs.

Provides legal advice to Senators, the Office of the Vice President, Chiefs of Staff, Administrative Directors, Senate Officers, and other Senate managers regarding employment law issues.

Maintains current, accurate knowledge of all employment law cases and statutes, identifying how new cases and laws modify existing law applicable to the Senate.

Develops, prepares and conducts seminars regarding employment-related legal issues; prepares and presents oral and written reference materials and audio-visual materials for seminar participants.

Supervises work of second-chair counsel, litigation secretary and paralegal.

Prepares legal newsletters, memoranda, policies and forms to keep clients informed of and in compliance with existing laws.
Maintains current knowledge of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment Office’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan; participates in periodic exercises and drills.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Work requires Juris Doctorate degree, and a minimum of eight years experience defending employment claims and advising employers regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws. Work requires the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of federal employment laws, labor laws, constitutional law, and rules of court.

Demonstrated ability to research and analyze complex legal issues.

Demonstrated ability to write coherent, accurate and persuasive legal briefs and motions for trial and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Knowledge of modern legal practices and research resources, including LEXIS and/or WESTLAW.

Ability to operate a computer and utilize applicable software packages.

Ability to provide accurate legal advice and to exercise independent judgment in defending clients at trial and appellate court levels.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Senators, staff of the Office of the Vice President, Chiefs of Staff, Administrative Directors, and Senate Officers.

Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining and implementing the client’s best defense strategy in lawsuits.

Ability to professionally handle confidential/sensitive matters and materials.

Ability to concentrate for long periods of time and to pay careful attention to detail.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on a one-on-one basis, to large groups, and before courts.

Ability to assign, direct, and review work of subordinate staff.

Ability to work extended and unscheduled hours as dictated by caseload.

Qualifications-See posting on website.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once selected, you will receive a phone call from Human Resources to set up a panel interview.
BENEFITS:

You can review our benefits at: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/mgsjobs/index.htm/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=287&jnum=14661
Health Insurance, Life Insurance, TSP, Parking or Metro Subsidy and Student Loan Repayment. Optional benefits: FSA, Federal Long-Term Care Insurance, Dental and Vision.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Online Application site: The online application can be found in the Employment section of Senate.gov – http://www.senate.gov/employment. All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment and attach a cover letter and current resume to the link listed above. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

Veterans’ Preference:
Hiring for this position will be governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (“VEOA”), as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. Pursuant to the VEOA, qualified applicants who are not current employees of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate and who are disabled or who have served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in certain military designated campaigns (“veterans”) may be eligible to receive a preference over non-veterans in hiring decisions. Family members of veterans may also be eligible to receive a veterans’ preference if the veteran cannot claim his or her veterans’ preference. To be eligible for a veterans’ preference, applicants must meet all of the requirements set forth in the VEOA and applicable regulations. Those eligibility requirements are summarized in the Application for Veterans’ Preference, which may be obtained by accessing the on-line application and completing the checklist. If claiming a veterans’ preference, an applicant must indicate that he/she is preference eligible on the application or resume and must submit a completed copy of the Application for Veterans’ Preference along with the supporting documentation specified on that form. If the Office of the Secretary of the Senate does not receive the Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation by the closing date, the applicant’s claim for a veterans’ preference may be denied. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Office’s Veterans’ Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to vets@sec.senate.gov. Individuals who are entitled to a veterans’ preference are invited to self-identify voluntarily. This information is intended solely for use in connection with the Office of the Secretary of the Senate’s obligations and efforts to provide veterans’ preference to preference-eligible applicants in accordance with the VEOA. An applicant’s status as a disabled veteran and any information regarding an applicant’s disability, including the applicant’s medical condition and history, will be kept confidential and will be collected, maintained and used in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as made applicable by section 102(a)(3) of the CAA, 2 U.S.C. §1302(a)(3). An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for a veterans’ preference.

HOW TO APPLY:
Online Application site: The online application can be found in the Employment section of Senate.gov – http://www.senate.gov/employment. All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment and attach a cover letter and current resume to the link listed above. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Online Application site: The online application can be found in the Employment section of Senate.gov – http://www.senate.gov/employment. All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment and attach a cover letter and current resume to the link listed above. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Donna Weed
Phone: 202-224-3625
Fax: 202-228-3603
Email: resumes@sec.senate.gov
Agency Information:
U.S. Senate
Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: 202-228-3603
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
If selected, you will receive a phone call to set up your interview.

Control Number: 401659400

Communications Intern – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN)

The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is seeking a full-time communications intern for her Washington D.C. office. Ideal candidate must possess strong writing skills, be detail-oriented and professional. Intern will work directly with the communications director and members of the media. Responsibilities would include writing releases, monitoring social media and developing media strategies.  Position is unpaid and serves to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing intern to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Potential applicants must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Candidates with photography and graphic design experience strongly encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to internship.in02@gmail.com.

Executive Assistant/Scheduler – Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI)

WI Republican has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant/Scheduler. Responsibilities include handling all scheduling requests, travel arrangements and daily operations for the Member. Applicants must enjoy work in a fast paced and energetic environment, have excellent organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate would be able to multi-task and think on their feet, self-motivated, and anticipate the Member’s needs. Please send resumes to Jackie.Reilly@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Correspondent (health/education) – Delaware Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated Legislative Correspondent to handle health care and education portfolio in a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented working environment. Primary duties include conducting research and drafting responses to constituents’ letters. Other duties include providing assistance to LA, drafting memos for the Senator, and meeting with constituents and/or interest groups. Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills are essential. Qualified candidates will have a proven ability to meet short and long-term deadlines. Previous Hill experience and health care background are a plus. Delaware ties are strongly preferred. Please submit cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222730 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Caseworker (Flagstaff District Office – vets only) – Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)

Job Summary:  The position is for a caseworker in the Flagstaff District Congressional Office.  Primary responsibilities are to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from military and veteran constituents and providing liaison between the Congresswoman’s office and the various veteran’s organizations in the district.   District military / veteran case workers help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates.  The individual holding this position is also responsible for keeping the Congresswoman current on issues of concern and systemic problems that may require his involvement to correct the situation

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent for this position will serve as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies as necessary as a representative of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. The caseworker will be required to communicate clearly with constituents about what can and cannot be done on their behalf by the district office.  The case worker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Congresswoman Kirkpatrick’s case work system as outlined in the Office Handbook and the House of Representatives’ Ethics Manual.  When performing in the capacity of Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Field Representative, the individual will represent the Congresswoman at meetings and functions hosted by local VSOs to gather information on items of interest to our constituents, provide updates on the activities of the Congresswoman on topics of importance to the VSOs, and report on recommendations and or concerns raised at the various meetings for review by Congresswoman Kirkpatrick and staff  Additionally, the employee will be responsible to perform other duties as assigned by the Congresswoman, Chief of Staff, District Director and other staff members.

Requirements:  This program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  High school degree required, some college courses preferred but not required.  Professional education through the U.S. military is highly encouraged.  Excellent communication and organizational skills.  Recent experience with and understanding of the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs structure, procedures, and policies.  Service-oriented, positive attitude, and strong teamwork ability.”

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Contact:  Interested veterans should visit www.cao.house.gov for more information.   Please submit a resume, a copy of the last DD214 issued (page 4) and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.  Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congresswoman Kirkpatrick.

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Paid Intern – Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

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Economist – Joint Economic Committee (JEC) (minority)

The Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) seeks to hire an economist to fill an interim position through September 30, 2015. Responsibilities include: monitoring and interpreting key economic indicators; analyzing the impact of monetary and fiscal policies; aggregating and evaluating economic data; proposing new research topics on issues relevant to policy debates in Congress; writing or editing short reports on a range of economic issues and preparing briefing documents for hearings and other events. This position requires either a Ph.D., completed coursework for a Ph.D., or a master’s degree in economics. A successful candidate will have a broad but substantive understanding of economics and economic policy, as well as practical experience in quantitative analysis using STATA. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a background in the following areas: industrial organization, energy and health. Very strong writing skills are essential – a successful applicant must be able to convey economic concepts to non-economists. Familiarity with Haver database systems is a plus. Candidates with significant knowledge of the American political system will have a strong advantage. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@jec.senate.gov with the word “Economist” in the subject line by COB Friday, April 24th. Applicants who are called for an interview will be asked to submit two short writing samples and a list of references. Salary is $90K+, commensurate with experience. The Joint Economic Committee is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Veterans Case Worker & Community Outreach Liaison (Houston District office) – Congressman Al Green (D-TX)

Job Summary:  The position is for a caseworker/community liaison in the District Congressional Office. Primary responsibilities are to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from military and veteran constituents and providing liaison between the Congressman’s office and the various veteran’s organizations in the district.   District military/veteran case workers help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates.  The individual holding this position is also responsible for keeping the Congressman/woman current on issues of concern and systemic problems that may require his involvement to correct the situation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent for this position will serve as a liaison between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies as necessary as a representative of Congressman Al Green’s district office.  The case worker will be required to communicate clearly with constituents about what can and cannot be done on their behalf by the district office.  The caseworker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Congressman Green’s office regarding casework and employee obligations, as outlined in the Office Handbook and the House of Representatives’ Ethics Manual.  When performing in the capacity of a community outreach liaison, the individual will represent the Congressman at meetings and functions to gather information on items of interest to our constituents, provide updates on the activities of the Congressman on topics of importance, and report on recommendations and/or concerns raised at the various meetings for review by Congressman Green.  Additionally, the employee will be responsible to perform other duties as assigned by the Congressman, Chief of Staff, District Director and other staff members.

Requirements:  This program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  High school degree required, some college courses preferred but not required.  Professional education through the U.S. military is highly encouraged.  Excellent communication and organizational skills.  Recent experience with and understanding of the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs structure, procedures, and policies.  Service-oriented, positive attitude, and strong teamwork ability.”

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Contact:  Interested veterans should visit www.cao.house.gov for more information.   Please submit a resume, a copy of the last DD214 issued (page 4) and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.  Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congressman Al Green.

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Staff Assistant – Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Senator Casey is looking for a personable, organized, supremely professional individual to serve as a Staff Assistant in his front office.  This person will be responsible for: helping to manage a high volume switchboard; greeting visitors and maintaining the front office; managing all of the office’s flag requests; and other administrative duties and projects as assigned.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.  Strong Pennsylvania ties required.  Candidates must be able to start full-time in the Washington DC office immediately.  Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, resume and three professional references to open _positions@casey.senate.gov with the subject line “YOUR NAME: Staff Assistant.”  We will be accepting applications for this position through COB Monday, April 20, 2015.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  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.

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