Archive for 2016
U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner seeks a well-organized Scheduling Assistant with sound judgment and strong interpersonal skills. Applicants must be able to prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks in a high pressure environment. The ideal candidate is dependable, able to think on their feet and be a problem solver, and takes initiative with minimal supervision. Duties include: organizing and vetting incoming meeting requests and invitations; maintaining scheduling files; providing administrative support to the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director; and assisting with other duties as assigned. Capitol Hill internship or work experience and Virginia ties are preferred, but not required. Salary is $35,000. Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Scheduling Assistant”. Please save cover letter and resume in a single file (pdf preferred) and name the file “Last name, First name.” This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. This job posting closes on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:00am EST. Applications received after that time will not be considered.
Job Summary: The position is for a Case Worker in the District Congressional Office. Primary responsibilities are to facilitate and coordinate communication of a wide range of requests received from constituents and providing a liaison between the Congressman’s office and the various local and Federal Government organizations in the district. The District contains a large Army installation and a significant veteran population. District Case Workers help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates. The Member currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Veterans Affairs Committee and the Case Worker would be responsible for keeping the Congressman 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,federal, state, and local agencies as necessary and as a representative of the Congressman Beto O’Rourke 16th District of Texas. The Case Worker must possess the ability 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 the Congressman’s District 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 Field Representative, the individual will represent the Congressman at meetings and functions hosted by local agencies and groups to gather information on items of interest to our constituents, provide updates on the activities of the Congressman on topics of importance to the group, and report on recommendations and or concerns raised at the various meetings for review by Congressman O’Rourke. 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. Strong communication and organizational skills. Recent experience with and understanding of the Federal Government structure, procedures, and policies. Service-oriented, positive attitude, and strong teamwork ability.”
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Contact: For information concerning the CAO’s collection of personal information, please see http://cao.house.gov/privacy. 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 email@example.com. Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congressman Beto O’Rourke.
The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create fellowships that will provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within the House of Representatives in Washington, DC and in district offices nationwide. Those selected for the program will be employed by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer but will be given the opportunity to work in Member, committee and leadership offices and, if a fit is found, transition into full-time employment. However, full time employment is not guaranteed at the conclusion of the two year fellowship.
Incoming Rep. Nanette Barragan seeks a highly organized and detail-oriented person to serve as the Congresswoman’s scheduler. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking both district and D.C. requests, invitations and speaking engagements; coordinating member travel; and managing the schedule such that it is effective and efficient. Responsibilities may also include some administrative tasks including processing and managing expenses and reimbursements.
Ideal candidates will possess the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Candidates will also be resourceful and team-oriented and have a sense of humor and positive attitude. 1-2 years prior scheduling experience is preferred. Owning a vehicle is a plus.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to CA44jobs@gmail.com.
Indiana Republican member seeks Legislative Assistant to handle the defense, foreign affairs, energy/environment, education, judiciary, and immigration portfolio. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the E&C Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee responsibilities. Position requires preparing the Member for committee hearings/briefings/mark-ups and floor activities, developing and managing legislative initiatives, constituent services and correspondence, and representing the Member in meetings. Candidates must have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects at the same time and possess strong written and oral communications skills. The ideal candidate would have approximately two to three years prior Hill experience. Send resume and with “Legislative Assistant Position” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Joe Donnelly is seeking an experienced Systems Administrator to oversee and provide technology support for both DC and the state offices. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, updating, maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software for the DC and state offices; oversight of the office budget allocated to the purchase of IT-related items; developing and maintaining an archiving process for electronic data; ensuring system security and staff compliance with Senate Cyber Security requirements; serving as the POC for Senate support agencies on information technology issues. Position works closely with the Administrative Director to support office operations as well as to make recommendations for the purchase of IT, office, and communications equipment. Familiarity with Senate IT procedures and policies is preferred. Experience with Internet Quorum is desired. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communications skills as well as being self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented. Please submit a one page resume and cover letter to email@example.com, indicating job title in subject line.
Pennsylvania Member seeks a highly energetic, motivated, and organized Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable with managing multiple tasks and work well under pressure. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering and screening telephone calls; organizing and managing the front office; greeting constituents and visitors, preparing and coordinating requests for flags and tours; monitoring deliveries, tracking and managing office supplies and materials; assisting with mail processing; collecting and disseminating daily press clips. The ideal candidate will have experience interacting with the public and have excellent writing and communication skills. This is a full-time permanent position, PA ties are preferred. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the bipartisan, bicameral U.S. Helsinki Commission are supported by a small professional staff with in-depth regional and policy expertise. For all positions, relevant experience and degree(s) will be valued over Capitol Hill or political work. Currently, the Commission is seeking an Office Manager. The ideal candidate would have administrative experience that will prepare him or her to manage all administrative functions of a small government agency, including coordinating hearings, briefings, events, and publications; managing official travel; managing budgetary, financial, and personnel matters; directing and supervising interns, other administrative personnel, and “front office” functions; acting as the agency’s liaison to the Government Accountability Office; and maintaining the agency’s records and files. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service; strong writing, speaking and analytical skills; and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume by December 31 to CSCEOfficeManager@yahoo.com.
Democrat seeks senior legislative assistant to handle economic, financial services, tax and other issues. Significant congressional or public policy experience required. To apply, please email resume and writing samples to email@example.com.
New York Member seeks a highly energetic, motivated, and organized Staff and Press Assistant for the Washington, DC office. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable with managing multiple tasks and work well under pressure.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering and screening telephone calls; organizing and managing the front office; greeting constituents and visitors, preparing and coordinating requests for flags and tours; monitoring deliveries, tracking and managing office supplies and materials; assisting with mail processing; collecting and disseminating daily press clips; assisting communications director with projects, research and assignments. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Experience with communications or graphic design is desired but not required.
The ideal candidate will have experience interacting with the public and have excellent writing and communication skills.
This is a full-time permanent position. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, and resume to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov. Please be sure to put STAFF/PRESS ASSISTANT in the subject line.
PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS
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Northeastern Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Assistant. The Legislative Assistant will serve as the primary advisor on all financial services, tax policy, trade, and small business issues, working under the direction of the Legislative Director. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, briefing the Senator, and meeting with constituents, agencies, and stakeholders. The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and is able to prioritize and perform duties in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience is strongly preferred. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Interested applicants should send both cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223477 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Southwestern Congressman is seeking 3 month paid fellows with a business, financial or hard science background/degree. The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in business (business administration, accounting, international business, etc.), a hard science, computer science, or engineering. The start date would begin the first week of January, 2017. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, able to work independently as well as in a team, available to work full time, have an attention to detail as well as good writing skills. The fellow will work with staffers to research and aid in the development of legislation. The fellow will be conducting research through a variety of sources, drafting memos, attending relevant hearings, and analyzing data and tables from various sources as well as reading and understanding previous legislation. This three month fellowship will pay a monthly stipend. The aim of this fellowship is to give promising applicants real life legislative experience, taking creative ideas through the entire legislative process, as well as a chance to network on Capitol Hill. If interested – please send your cover letter, one 3-5 page writing sample and resume to email@example.com.
Southern Republican seeks qualified candidates for a Scheduler. Responsibilities include maintaining the Member’s schedule in Washington and the District, evaluating all meeting requests/ invitations, coordinating travel arrangements, and overseeing office finances and payroll. The ideal candidate for this position is detail oriented, proactive, possesses strong communication skills, and can thrive in a fast paced environment. Prior scheduling experience and access to a car is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Progressive Northeastern House Democrat seeks a combination Staff and Press Assistant for active congressional office. Staff Assistant role involves typical front desk duties, including greeting constituents, managing front office interns, processing flag and tour requests, and other administrative tasks. Press Assistant role will be under the direction of the Communications Director. The job also includes some legislative projects. Send resume and cover letter only to email@example.com. No phone call inquiries will be accepted.
Senator Casey seeks a Legislative Correspondent to handle correspondence for issues including healthcare, aging education, immigration, LGBT issues, science and technology, and arts/humanities. This individual will be responsible for drafting all constituent correspondence in their assigned issue areas and providing direct policy support as needed to the Legislative Assistant. The ideal candidate must have superb oral and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to translate complex policy issues into easily understandable language. Successful applicants will be extremely organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Relevant experience and background in related pertinent policy areas and Pennsylvania ties a plus. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and two *short* writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Legislative Correspondent” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Absolutely no calls or drop-bys please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
Professional Staff Member/Counsel – House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations (minority)
The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations is seeking a professional staffer or counsel to begin in January 2017. Experience with congressional oversight, investigations, or issues within the Committee’s jurisdiction a plus (health, energy and environment, telecommunications, and consumer protection). J.D. preferred but not required, as other experience within the areas of the Committee’s jurisdiction may be equally as relevant. Security clearance also a plus. Responsibilities include staffing Congressional hearings, investigations, conducting research, writing and editing, and document review. Successful candidates will be dependable, detail oriented, and possess strong communication and writing skills. Salary commensurate with skills and level of experience. Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and 2 professional references to email@example.com.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) seeks a highly organized and detail-oriented person to serve as the Congressman’s scheduler. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking both district and D.C. requests, invitations and speaking engagements; coordinating member travel; and managing the schedule such that it is effective and efficient. Responsibilities also include some administrative tasks including, processing and managing expenses and reimbursements.
Ideal candidates will possess the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Candidates will also be resourceful and team-oriented and have a sense of humor and positive attitude. A minimum 1-2 years of prior scheduling experience is preferred.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to CO02scheduler@gmail.com.
Northern Virginia Democrat seeks Constituent Services Representative in district office to assist constituents in resolving issues with federal agencies and programs. This position acts as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies on behalf of the Congressman and his constituents. Duties also include greeting visitors, answering phones, logging incoming mail, accompanying outreach staff to local community events, assisting with organization and preparation of the Congressman’s district-wide events, and other duties as assigned. Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills, be detail-oriented, have the ability to work under pressure, and be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed. Associates degree or higher level degree preferred. Spanish or Korean language skills a plus. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Moderate Democrat seeks a Scheduler and Office Manager for fast paced Washington DC office. This person will be responsible for the Member’s Washington DC and California short and long term scheduling, personal correspondence, and front office management. Office Manager responsibilities include managing the Members Representational Allowance and Payroll in collaboration with the Chief of Staff, administering office benefits programs, office equipment procurement, and systems administrative support. This is not an entry level position. Candidate must possess previous experience in scheduling, familiar with general office operations, strong phone skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be organized and detail oriented, have excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work in a fast paced office environment. Mastery of Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential. Previous Hill experience and Californian ties are preferred. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and three references to SchedulerCA05@gmail.com. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please.
Congressman-elect Mast (R-FL) is looking for a Legislative Correspondent to help create a constituent mail system from scratch. This LC will play a big role in establishing a new Congressman’s policy stance on a wide array of issues. The daily routine will be heavy on research, an exhaustive amount of writing, and utilizing your creative mind to be a little more efficient today than you were yesterday. Writing ability and Florida ties will be the most important factors in filling this position. Interested applicants should send a resume to TeamMastFL18@gmail.com. Please include a one-page writing sample that efficiently explains any topic for which you are passionate. A great writing sample will summarize the whole page in the first line and leave a layman reader with a solid understanding of the topic by the end. The top candidates from this round will be asked to write a sample constituent letter of our choosing under a deadline at a later date, so don’t worry about picking your favorite constituent letter at this point.
The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03) is seeking a bright, creative, and self-motivated economist or student of economics to join our Washington, DC-based policy team as a legislative assistant.
The legislative assistant will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties. He or she will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues, including budget and appropriations, commerce, defense, housing, social welfare, and taxation.
The successful applicant will be a libertarian or classical liberal in the tradition of F.A. Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, and Frédéric Bastiat. He or she must demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, the Rule of Law, and the Constitution. The person also must be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America. An individual who prefers staid and steady work or who avoids challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere.
Applicants must have a BA or equivalent. A graduate degree in economics or at least two years of relevant policy experience is preferred, although Hill experience is not required.
To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com. Please include “legislative assistant applicant” in the subject line. No walk-in applicants or phone interviews.
Republican Senator is seeking a Legislative Director to manage a 12+ person legislative staff. Responsibilities include managing, developing and implementing legislative strategy, mentoring staff, and reviewing legislative work-products for substance and style. The successful candidate will be organized, decisive, and able to delegate appropriately; possess strong writing and grammar, communication, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills in a fast-paced office environment. Minimum of three-five years Hill (preferably Senate) experience required. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Assistant (vets/defense/homeland security/health/tax/budget) – Midwestern House Republican
House Republican seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Veterans Affairs Committee assignment, defense, homeland security, and healthcare or tax and budget issues portfolio. Candidates should possess exceptional writing skills and a minimum of two years of experience on Capitol Hill, preferably as a LA or LC. Responsibilities include drafting and analyzing legislation, preparing briefing memorandum for member, constituent services and correspondence, and other tasks as assigned. Send resume and writing sample with “Legislative Assistant Position” in the subject line to email@example.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is seeking a creative Press Assistant with strong video, graphic design and writing skills. The Press Assistant will work closely with the communications and legislative teams to craft and execute a robust and creative social media strategy centered around video and graphic design content. He or she will also manage the senator’s website, draft press releases and organize press events. The ideal candidate is skilled in the pre-production, planning, logistics, shooting, and editing of video for social media and has strong graphic design skills. Applicants must have the ability to work under pressure and execute both long-term and rapid response campaigns. Please send resume and any samples/reels to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republican House Member seeking experienced Communications Director. Ideal candidate will have previous experience as a Communications Director or Press Secretary, superior writing skills, on-the-record experience, and proficiency with social media platforms and photoshop/graphics editing software. New hire must be a team player with an ability to oversee overall office communications plan, providing guidance to staff on messaging and constituent response and implementing an earned media strategy in district. Please submit resume to MidwesternHouseJobsBank@gmail.com with “Communications Director” in the subject line.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi seeks passionate, positive, and professional Staff Assistant for her Congressional Office in the Cannon Building in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include serving as the welcoming face of the office; answering a high volume of phone calls in a pleasant and efficient manner; coordinating tour requests for visiting San Franciscans; and general office support. Ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter with keen attention to detail; thrives in fast paced, high pressure environments; and possesses excellent & succinct communication skills. A strong work ethic, patience, and the ability to work long hours are a must. Experience on Capitol Hill and knowledge of Members of the Democratic Caucus is a plus. Strong ties to Northern California , especially San Francisco, are preferred but not required. Office is an is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly values the diversity of its employees. To apply, send cover letter and one-page resume to resumeCA12@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (Democratic staff) seeks immediately available law student or recent graduate to assist with investigations, research, hearings, and administrative tasks. This position is unpaid, although some benefits may be available based upon need. Interested applicants should submit a short writing sample. The writing sample should include a hyperlink to a current news item from any source (newspapers, blogs or other websites) and two paragraphs detailing why the Subcommittee should investigate the issue presented and the steps the applicant would take to begin an investigation. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to submit resumes. Please email the writing sample and first available start date to email@example.com with 223466 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Senator Casey seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle agriculture, environment, and natural resources issues. Individual will be responsible for: staffing the Senator’s relevant work on the Senate’s Agriculture and Nutrition Committee; monitoring pending legislation in assigned issue areas; drafting amendments and bills; meeting with constituents and overall stakeholder engagement; and preparing briefing materials for the Senator. Hill experience required; Pennsylvania ties a plus. This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills, as well as the abilities to operate effectively under pressure while juggling multiple tasks and work well as part of a team. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and two *short* writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Ag LA.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Absolutely no calls or drop-bys please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
Congressman Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. (NY-11) seeks a part-time Constituent Services Liaison for his Brooklyn District Office. Essential job functions include: advocate to federal, state, and city agencies on behalf of constituents; manage constituent casework; speak and meet with constituents regularly; attend and participate in community meetings and events, including evenings. Ideal applicants will have strong oral and written communications skills, the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment, and possess a temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner. A background in constituent services is a plus.
The position is part-time and requires a commitment of 21 hours per week including days, evenings, and weekends.
Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume and three references to Ny11Resumes@mail.house.gov with “Constituent Services Liaison” in the subject line.
Senator Casey seeks a Regional Manager for his Harrisburg office to oversee all regional outreach under the direction of the State Director and the Deputy State Director. This individual will: act as the Senator’s liaison to all government, community and constituent groups and civic leaders in their assigned geographic area; monitor developments, opinions and concerns in the region and update the Senator accordingly; attend civic meetings, community gatherings, and other events, representing the Senator in his absence; as well as other duties assigned. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communications skills, a demonstrated capability to generate new ideas, and the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment. Qualified applicants will have several years of experience in government and/or community outreach, solid ties to Harrisburg and/or south central Pennsylvania, and a strong knowledge of state government, local issues, geography and demographics. Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to email@example.com with the subject line “Regional Manager.” Absolutely no phone calls or drop-bys, please. 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.
The Office of the House Democratic Whip is seeking a Press Assistant/Researcher to join an aggressive communications team. Candidates for this position must possess particularly strong research and writing skills and a high level of attention to detail. Must be a team player with working knowledge of the press and political know-how. Must have prior press experience; Hill or campaign experience and familiarity with social media and website management a plus. Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule, including long hours. Willingness to take initiative, generate creative ideas, and ability to work under deadline pressure a must. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Senator McCaskill is seeking a Staff Assistant to join a busy front office environment in her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include answering and routing constituent calls, greeting and assisting constituents in the office, responding to constituent concerns and requests, obtaining U.S. flags for constituents, and event planning. A successful candidate will be highly motivated, able to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks, detail-oriented, and able to maintain a high level or professionalism and discretion at all times. The candidate should have strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with constituents and staff members. Missouri ties strongly preferred but not required. Resume and cover letter should be emailed to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Western Democratic office seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual to serve as Legislative Assistant to handle labor and economic policy. Strong knowledge of and interest in labor issues is essential and will serve as the core of the portfolio, which may also include economic policy issues such as: small business, banking/financial services, non-health care insurance, Social Security and retirement, appropriations, corporate/business tax issues. The Legislative Assistant will serve as the primary advisor on labor and assigned economic policy issues and must be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to, briefing the Senator, drafting legislation, amendments, memos, and letters as well as working with federal agencies, constituents, and other stakeholders. A successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communications skills, analytical rigor, and an ability to work under deadline. Substantial professional and/or Hill experience in a legislative/policy role are required. A graduate degree is not required, but preferred. Please e-mail a resume and 2-3 brief writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223467 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Republican Senator on a national security committee is seeking a Legislative Aide to handle constituent correspondence and provide legislative support on defense and foreign policy issues. The position will require significant research and writing, and a person who can effectively function both independently and as a member of a team. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and possess a background in defense and foreign affairs and strong attention to detail. Capitol Hill experience as a Legislative Correspondent preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Small Business seeks a professional staff member to handle a broad portfolio of matters including those related to regulatory reform, health care, rural/agriculture, energy, and technology. Exposure to small business policy and SBA programs a plus. Ideal candidate will be a strong writer, very organized, and have solid interpersonal skills. Primary responsibilities include hearing preparation (witness selection, memo, statements, questions), legislative development (generating ideas, drafting legislation, and advancing legislation), and outreach and engagement to key stakeholders and interest groups. This is NOT an entry level position. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Please email resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Democratic Committee on Energy and Natural Resources seeks a Research Analyst to support the broad portfolio of the Committee’s Professional Staff. The Research Analyst must be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Responsibilities include briefing the Committee’s Professional Staff, drafting memos and letters as well as working with federal agencies and stakeholders. A successful candidate will be a strong writer with proven analytical abilities and an ability to work under deadlines. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com with 223471 as the job referral number in the subject line.
A northeastern Republican seeks a Legislative Counsel to manage a committee portfolio. Reporting to the Legislative Director, the Counsel will work to advance the Member’s committee priorities and monitor legislative developments. Ideal applicants will have the ability to handle a diverse portfolio, particularly criminal justice and transportation. A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required. Responsibilities include: devising and drafting legislation, working with committee staff on the Member’s priorities and proposals, and preparing the Member for hearings and mark-ups. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Legislative Counsel” in the subject line.
Incoming House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) seeks an experienced and highly motivated Communications Director with five or more years of experience. The Communications Director will serve as an on-the-record spokesperson and will be responsible for: day-to-day media relations; drafting press releases, talking points, op-eds, speeches, and other materials; preparing the Member for interviews and speaking engagements; coordinating with policy and legislative staff to executive press strategies; and other relevant duties.
Candidates should have excellent writing and media relations skills, an understanding of the legislative process and issues, and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment. Prior Hill, government/political communications, or journalism experience preferred. Position will report to the Director for Strategic Communications and will start in early January.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Courtney Gidner at email@example.com. Please note that the office will not accept any phone calls, emails, or walk-ins with respect to this announcement.
Ranking Democratic Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology seeks to fill a Staff Assistant opening on the Full Committee staff. Duties include acting as the clerk for each hearing, communicating with Member offices, managing the front office, answering phones, hiring and managing interns, maintaining correspondence system and Committee records, assisting staff with research, and executing other administrative duties as needed. Applicants should possess strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to work under tight deadlines, and be able to multi-task effectively. An interest in science policy is required and Hill experience is a plus. Please send a resume and cover letter to SciResumes@mail.house.gov. This position will close on January 15, 2017.
Democratic Congressional leadership office seeks a strong Press Assistant candidate for a busy press operation. Duties include compiling morning press clips, supervision of interns, transcription of interviews and statements, press list management among other duties. Ability to quickly digest and summarize complex information and multi-task several projects is required. Strong written and verbal communications skills as demonstrated through previous work are required. Prior Hill and communications experience and/or social media and Spanish language skills are a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Please send resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls.
Republican member seeks press secretary with strong speaking & writing skills for a busy press office with significant national and local media presence. Looking for politically savvy candidates who can handle high volumes of press inquiries and have demonstrated an ability to – translate policy to speak on & off the record; write press releases, newsletters, talking points, opinion columns; and work independently juggling multiple assignments and media booking. Experience of 2 -3 years on the Hill and/or campaigns required to be fully prepared to take on day-to-day tasks of active press operations. Please send cover letter and resume to GOPComms@gmail.com.
House Democrat and member of the House Appropriations Committee seeks highly motivated and experienced legislative assistant for the Washington, DC office. The legislative assistant would be responsible for a portfolio of legislative/policy issue areas, with an emphasis on the environment, energy, agriculture, telecommunications, natural disasters/emergency management, science/space, trade, and labor; working with senior staff on new legislative proposals; drafting of memos and talking points for the Member; drafting of speeches and remarks on legislative portfolio topics; drafting, review, and management of related letters; coordination with communications and district staff on press events; stakeholder meetings and proactive outreach; liaising with relevant committees; and developing and justifying co-sponsorship and vote recommendations. The incumbent would work with the full legislative team and report directly to the Legislative Director.
A graduate degree in environmental studies or two to three years of environmental policy experience is required. A successful candidate will also have excellent writing skills; proven analytical abilities; the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a rigorous environment; and strong interpersonal skills. Hill experience and Florida ties a plus. Equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with experience.
Please send resume and writing sample to DCResumes@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-bys please.
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 invitations and scheduling requests, travel and logistical details, acting as a liaison to constituent groups, handling the member’s correspondence, and various additional administrative duties. This individual must be a good writer, 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 other scheduling experience is strongly preferred. A good sense of humor is a must.
To apply, please email cover letter and résumé to email@example.com. Please include Scheduler in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please!
Pro-life conservative congressman is seeking a full-time, paid intern to start in January 2017. Ideal candidates are strong conservatives with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Previous House-side Hill experience is strongly preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include answering phones and greeting visitors, sorting mail, facilitating Capitol tours, attending meetings/hearings, and assisting legislative staff. Interested candidates should email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Internship Application.”
The Democratic staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is seeking unpaid, press interns for the 2017 Spring and Fall semesters. Primary responsibilities include answering the press line, compiling daily news clips, drafting social media content, conducting research, and assisting with administrative tasks as needed. Press interns will be an integral part of our robust press team and will have the opportunity to provide input on key strategic messaging sessions. A background in journalism, public relations or general communications is preferred. Minorities and women are also encouraged to apply. All interested candidates should send a resume and two references to OversightPress@mail.house.gov.
To ensure that we receive the widest range of applicants until filled, we ask that you please keep this job vacancy open until we advise that it’s been filled.
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific seeks candidates for a Spring 2017 internship position. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with a demonstrated interest in U.S. policy towards the Asia-Pacific will be considered. The Subcommittee offers full and part time internships.
The Subcommittee intern is expected to be motivated and entrepreneurial, a strong writer and communicator, detail oriented, and able to produce high quality work products under time constraints. The intern will assist with daily subcommittee operations such as research, database maintenance, fact checking, content editing, and proofreading. The intern will also assist with the preparation and execution of subcommittee hearings, which will include conducting research and analysis, organizing documents for staff and members, and assisting staff in the hearing room.
Proactive interns will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Asia policy and professional life on Capitol Hill by participation in hearings, briefings, and meetings, as well as other opportunities. Interns are expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and reliability. All internships are uncompensated, but staff are happy to support interns seeking class credit for their work.
Information about the subcommittee’s membership and recent activities can be found at http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/subcommittees/asia-and-pacific.
Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in the subcommittee’s work, qualifications for the position, and hours of availability to email@example.com. Application materials must be received by 11:59pm, Sunday, December 18, 2016, and will be considered on a rolling basis.
Midwestern Democratic Member of Congress seeks qualified and experienced executive assistant/scheduler with strong communication and organizational skills for the Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will have at least three (5) years of experience as an executive assistant and/or scheduler/office manager, be detail oriented, have a strong work ethic, and be able to thrive in a fast paced work environment. Responsibilities include managing the Member’s daily schedule, arranging travel, coordinating all Member level meetings and event requests, as well as other duties as assigned. Access to a car is required as the position will involve driving the Member. Midwestern ties are a plus. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
For consideration, email a cover letter and resume to MI.Opening@gmail.com.
Please write “Executive Assistant/Scheduler Position” in the subject line. Please No calls or drop-ins.
Republican Congressman seeks experienced Legislative Director with current Hill experience. Applicants must be self driven and motivated with a record of achievement. Current management experience is preferred. Please send your resume, an original cover letter, a sample of your work, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progressive Senator in leadership seeks creative graphic designer to join progressive fight for 2017 and beyond. Two years’ work experience in design field or relevant university coursework a must. Applicants will join a team of communicators who can execute all aspects of digital production. Command of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, the latest version of Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite essential. Ability to take direction and execute both long term and rapid response graphics and online campaigns. Previous political, advocacy or congressional experience preferred. Please send resume and samples/reels to email@example.com.
Senior Democrat is seeking a highly energetic, motivated and organized individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills who can manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure. The legislative associate is responsible for responding to constituent mail, including any research necessary to write an adequate response to the mail; monitoring House floor procedures; assisting the legislative director with drafting legislation; meeting with constituents and interested individuals/organizations; preparing congressional record entries; assisting the communications director with updating the website and Facebook and Twitter pages; and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented problem solver and a motivated self-starter who can think outside the box. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and communication skills. Candidate must be a resident of, or be willing to become, a resident of the District of Columbia.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to (202) 225-1129(fax) or DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov.
The House Ways and Means Democratic office is seeking an intern for Winter/Spring (January 2017 through April 2017). This internship is unpaid. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate interested learning about the role of the Committee and the various aspects of its jurisdiction. Prefer someone available full time, but willing to negotiate for the right candidate.
• Assist front office staff with answering phones and projects; assist Ways and Means Committee Counsels in various research projects;
• Assist in preparation for Committee hearings and markups;
• Assist press staff on an as needed basis;
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Intern Coordinator
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• high level of confidentiality;
• ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
• good organizational skills; and
• responsible, dependable and punctual.
If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Carrie.Breidenbach@mail.house.gov and provide a brief introduction including your dates of availability.