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Legislative Director – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Active Midwestern Democratic Senator seeking Legislative Director to be responsible for overseeing development and implementation of Senator’s legislative/policy program; managing overall legislative operation and staff; and related duties. Strong writing, management and analytical skills required. Experience as a Senate Legislative Director, or at least 6-8 years of Senate legislative experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223251 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Communications Director – Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)

The office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is seeking a bright, creative, and hard-working communications director to join our Washington, DC-based team. The communications director will be responsible for coordinating with the legislative team and member to develop and implement all communications activities for the office, including acting as the member’s spokesperson and drafting op-eds, speeches, press releases, and newsletters. The successful applicant will be an excellent writer and editor, clear thinker, and persuasive advocate for individual liberty, economic freedom, and the Constitution. He or she must demonstrate a breadth of policy knowledge, familiarity with the legislative process, and the ability to exercise sound, independent judgment. Individuals who prefer staid and steady work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere.

Applicants must be libertarian (classical liberal and constitutional conservative), have a BA or equivalent, and have at least two years of professional experience. Hill experience is not required.

To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples to mi03.apply@gmail.com. Please include “communications director applicant” in the subject line. No walk-in applicants or phone interviews.

Scheduler – Senior House Democrat

Senior House Democrat seeks experienced individual to handle all facets of the member’s Washington, D.C. schedule as well as staffing the reception area. Responsibilities include managing heavy volume of meeting, speaking and traveling requests, provide transportation (which can include late evenings), manage personal correspondence, greeting visitors and answering phones. Qualified applicants must be detail oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Spanish fluency a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to: one_vacancy@yahoo.com.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent – California House Republican

California Republican seeks qualified Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent for Washington, DC office. Duties include management of constituent correspondence program, flag requests, tour coordinating, and general administrative duties. Applicants must demonstrate excellent writing and research ability, be self-starters, energetic, and have strong organizational and time management skills. Please send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to CARepublicanjobs@gmail.com.

Communications Director – Republican Study Committee (RSC)

The Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest caucus in Congress comprised of more than 170 members, is looking for a Communications Director to lead its internal and external communications. The Communications Director is responsible for crafting the conservative caucus’ proactive messaging, responding to media inquiries, briefing the RSC chair and congressional staff and working closely with RSC policy staff to develop RSC legislative products.

Key Responsibilities

Craft RSC messaging around legislation products and policy priorities
Field press inquiries and identify key media opportunities
Build working relationships with national and conservative media
Work closely with policy staff to draft and edit legislative documents
Develop communications strategy for key RSC products
Write statements, press releases, fact sheets, talking points and op-eds
Run RSC social media accounts
Serve as communications point of contact for 170+ member offices

Professional Experience

3-4 years of experience in political communications
Experience working with conservative media outlets
Experience cultivating relationships with the national and mainstream media
Understanding of legislative process, floor proceedings and current political climate
Proven ability to work closely with top-level policy staff
Strong conservative values

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to RSCJobs2016@gmail.com.

Law Clerks – Senate Banking Committee (minority)

The Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs seeks Law Clerks to work part-time or full-time with its oversight unit beginning on or after August 1st and throughout Fall 2016. These unpaid clerkships offer current law students a unique opportunity to observe and work closely with Committee staff on a wide variety of oversight projects. The clerks will assist with legal and fact research, drafting, meeting/hearing preparation, and administrative tasks.  Please email a cover letter addressing your qualifications and the time commitment you can make (i.e. number of days/hours per week if part-time); your target start date; your resume; and your unofficial law school transcript to senatebankinglawclerk@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Staff Assistant – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)

California Democrat seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual with excellent oral and written communication skills for an open staff assistant position in the Washington, DC office. Individuals should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable with managing multiple tasks, and have a strong work ethic. Responsibilities include managing the front office, answering and screening telephone calls, greeting visitors, coordinating tour requests for visiting constituents, managing flag requests, supervising and coordinating the intern program, and assisting staff. Previous Capitol Hill experience is preferred, but not required. State and district ties are a plus. Access to a car is required. To apply, send cover letter and one-page resume to CA14jobs@mail.house.gov with Staff Assistant in subject line. Deadline to apply is Thursday, June 30.

Staff Assistant/Driver (Philadelphia, PA office) – Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Senator Casey is seeking a Staff Assistant/State Driver. Based out of the Philadelphia office, this individual will serve as the Senator’s in-state driver to official events, meetings, and other schedule commitments across Pennsylvania. In addition, this position will provide administrative support to the state team in a wide variety of tasks including answering phones, compiling local news clips, and drafting correspondence among others. A can-do attitude, attention to detail, discretion, ability to handle multiple projects, and strong oral and written communication abilities are required. Individuals must have impeccable driving skills, a spotless driving record and be available to work evenings and weekends. Strong Pennsylvania ties required. Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and references to open_positions@casey.senate.gov with the subject line “Staff Assistant/State Driver.” No phone calls or drop-bys, please. This office is proud to be 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.

Staff Assistant (Rochester, MI office) – Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)

The Office of U.S. Senator Gary Peters seeks an ambitious staff assistant for its Rochester, MI, office which covers the counties of Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair.  This position will help with front office duties including answering phones, greeting constituents and completing grant and commemorative letters. Additionally, this position will provide support to office outreach efforts which will include occasional  attendance at meetings and events within the region.  Candidates must have an upbeat attitude in addition to being organized and detail oriented.  Ideal candidates will have a college degree, demonstrated excellent writing skills, and enjoy working as part of a team.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to senatemichiganjobs@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent – House Democrat

Progressive Democrat seeks a candidate for the position of Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent. Duties include greeting visitors, processing flag and tour requests, and management of an active constituent correspondence program with short turnaround times. Candidates should have excellent writing and research skills, be self-starters, be energetic, and have strong organizational and time management skills. Please send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to ProgressiveHouseDemocrat@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant – Midwestern House Republican

Midwest Republican seeks a highly motivated individual with exceptional organizational skills and multitasking ability to serve as a Staff Assistant in their Washington, D.C. office. This position requires an individual to provide excellent constituent service. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  responding to constituent requests for flags, tours and other information, answering telephone calls and taking messages, coordinating intern schedules/activities, processing mail, maintaining the front office, and general office administrative duties. The successful candidate must be courteous and work well in a team environment. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to MidWestSAPos@gmail.com. No calls or walk-ins please.

Scheduler – Congressman Ami Berra (D-CA)

California Democrat is seeking an exceptionally organized and hard-working scheduler to develop and maintain Member’s DC and district schedule.

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment, exhibit good judgement, have a positive attitude, and work well in a team environment. Additional responsibilities include: planning domestic and international travel logistics, assisting with the Member’s personal correspondence, maintaining office records, and other projects as assigned by the Member and/or Chief of Staff.

This is not an entry level position and previous scheduling experience is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to ca07jobs@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent (education/judiciary/civil rights) – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Progressive Midwest Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent to work on education, judiciary and civil rights issues.  Qualified candidates will have strong writing, communication, and research skills and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced atmosphere.  Responsibilities include: writing letters to constituents, meeting with constituents and supporting the Legislative Assistant’s work on these issues.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to: midwestprogressivedemocrat@gmail.com by July 5, 2016.

Senior Legislative Assistant – Congressman John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA)

Congressman John Fleming, M.D. Is seeking an experienced Senior Legislative Assistant to handle a broad portfolio as a part of his Washington, D.C. staff. Minimum of 2 years experience in a previous legislative role. Defense experience desirable, strong conservative philosophy required. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to la04jobs@mail.house.gov with “Senior Legislative Assistant Position” in the subject line.

Appointment Desks Manager – Senate Sergeant at Arms

The Senate Sergeant at Arms is seeking an Appointment Desks Manager to direct the day-to-day operation of the Senate Appointment Desks. The incumbent manages and evaluates the work of Appointment Desk staff, developing work schedules, managing daily work flow, and ensuring the proper handling of all informational and security support work; clearing official visitors, escorting senior-level officials, and issuing visitor badges; supervising section staff by providing direction, setting priorities, assisting with problem resolution, reviewing and evaluating work, counseling staff and conducting performance reviews; providing training and guidance to the Senate community on protocol, proper usage and identification of official business visitor badges and the visitor clearance system; serves as internal security check-point for all visitors to office areas within the U.S. Capitol; verifies credentials and confirms appointments to ensure that only authorized people are admitted; resolves scheduling questions for guests arriving to see Senators and Senate staff; escorts visiting dignitaries and high-level government officials to appointments in various locations. Qualified candidates will possess an Associate’s degree and five to eight years of professional experience involving public contact and customer service, preferably in an environment where security is of the highest importance; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides: knowledge of the U.S. Capitol building and Senate community; U.S. Senate rules and protocol; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Senate staff, SAA employees, USCP and the public; ability to listen carefully and respond effectively to requests from Senators, dignitaries, and a wide variety of other visitors; ability to communicate effectively, and exercise sound judgment to act quickly in screening visitors and determining access. All applicants should submit a U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Application for Employment found at http://www.senate.gov/employment/saa/positions.htm#1  with a cover letter and current resume to resumes@saa.senate.gov by Friday July 8, 2016.

Press Secretary (NY-Based) – Congressman Dan Donovan (R-NY)

Congressman Donovan seeks a Press Secretary whose responsibilities will include: expanding office’s digital presence, including social media and e-mail messaging; assisting the Communications Director in preparing for press conferences and interviews; and drafting press releases and other communications material. Ideal applicant would have superb writing skills, web and digital media skills, and ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Applicant should have desire to grow and take on added responsibilities.  Send resume and writing sample to pat.ryan@mail.house.gov.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Staff Assistant/Correspondence Coordinator (Newark, NJ office) – New Jersey Senate Democrat

New Jersey Senator seeks a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Staff Assistant/Correspondence Coordinator for his Newark, NJ office.  Applicants must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, be knowledgeable of current events and issues, and have the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively in a fast-paced environment. Primary day-to-day responsibilities include: assisting the Constituent Services Director and Projects Director, drafting and editing official correspondence, answering telephone calls, greeting visitors, and performing general administrative duties.  New Jersey ties 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 senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223258 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Executive Assistant/Scheduler – Michigan House Democrat

Michigan Democrat is seeking an Executive Assistant/Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. office. This position is a member of senior staff and works closely with the Michigan scheduler and Chief of Staff to manage the Member’s operations on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment, exhibit good judgement, thrive in a team setting and have knowledge of professional protocol and etiquette. The ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple demands on the Member’s time is a must. Additional responsibilities include: managing all travel arrangements, providing IT support to Member in conjunction with House IT staff, assisting with the Member’s personal correspondence and maintenance of contact database, coordination of office events, and other projects as needed by the Member and/or Chief of Staff.

This is not an entry level position. Previous scheduling experience is preferred.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and at least three references to DC.Schedulerjob@mail.house.gov.

Regional Coordinator (Charleston, WV office) – Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is seeking candidate for the position of Regional Coordinator based out of his Charleston, WV office. This person will have strong West Virginia ties and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail and meeting strict deadlines. Duties will include, but are not limited to monitoring developments, opinions and concerns of community and constituent groups; briefing State Director and Deputy State Director on local issues; liaising with federal, state and local agencies; processing constituent casework requests; and representing the Senator at various meetings and events. Ideal candidates will possess strong writing and communication skills, a team player, be flexible in a demanding environment and exude a professional demeanor. The position requires computer proficiency (i.e. Word and Outlook) and the ability to uphold confidentiality. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223260 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Press Staffer – House Rules Committee (minority)

The press office of Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (NY-25) is looking for talented candidates with a passion for public policy messaging, strong writing and communications skills, and the ability to work collaboratively.

The ideal candidate:
• Has Capitol Hill and campaign experience
• Writes beautiful speeches with historical references
• Is an expert social media manager with attention to detail
• Enjoys making info graphics during lunch breaks
• Does not offend easily during the editing process
• Likes staying up late and waking up early
• Loves Rochester, NY and the Rules Committee

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to employ@mail.house.gov.

Scheduler – Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

Northeast Democrat seeks a detail-oriented and highly organized Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. Office. Responsibilities include maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term schedules, coordinating all travel arrangements, and maintaining the office contact database. The Scheduler is responsible for communicating with and directing staff on the materials needed for meetings/events and the execution of the daily office schedule. This is not an entry-level position. Applicants should be prepared to have flexible work hours and operate in a fast-paced, team oriented, and dynamic environment. Please send a resume, two references, and cover letter to cd1updates@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent – Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA)

Rep. Barletta is looking for a motivated Legislative Correspondent with strong writing skills and knowledge of the legislative process. Applicant should have one-year of relevant experience. Please send resume and cover letter to gopjoblisting@gmail.com.

Communications Director – Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

Seeking a Communications Director to develop and implement aggressive communications strategy with local and national media. Ideal applicant is a quick and clean writer, detail-oriented, able to juggle numerous tasks successfully and best under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include writing press releases, speeches, op-eds, talking points, franked mail pieces and newsletters; coordinating interviews with reporters, setting up press events and press conferences, developing relationships with the media; implementing district outreach activities (as it relates to press); responding to media inquiries and coordinating the office’s online and social media operations.

Please be sure to put COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR in the subject line. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS.

Qualifications:

Requires strong written and oral communication skills, creativity, and the ability to work well with legislative and district office staff. An ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of communications experience, a demonstrated understanding of federal politics and policy and a desire to work in a fast-paced and fluid environment. Bilingual a plus. Valid driver’s license desired. Availability for Evening and Weekend assignments is required.

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director – House Republican

Senior House Republican seeks a communications director to manage press duties. Responsibilities include: Drafting press releases, managing reporter requests, managing social media accounts, drafting bi-monthly e-newsletter, managing official website, drafting speeches and statements. Applicants should be strong writers with attention to detail. Interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities are a must. Send your resume to caphilljob24@gmail.com.

Scheduler – Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX)

Conservative East Texas Republican is looking for a scheduler to handle the Congressman’s scheduling for both DC and Texas. Candidates should be well-organized, detail oriented, and have an ability to multi-task and quickly adjust to a changing schedule. Position may also include duties related to assisting with office bill paying. Candidate should share a commitment to advancing conservative principles. Texas ties a plus.  Please send resumes to stuart.burns@mail.house.gov and applicants must include “Scheduler Position” in the subject line.

Constituent Services Representative (Napa District Office) – Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA)

Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05), a senior Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has an opening starting in July 2016 for an entry level Constituent Services Representative to work in his Congressional District Office in Napa, California.

Responsibilities include: answering casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents; acting as liaison with federal, district, and local agencies for the Member and constituents; representing the Member at events; and other duties important to serving the people of the congressional district.

Candidates must be a self-starter, hard-working, highly dependable, and organized as well as possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work quickly under pressure. Good judgment, strong customer service skills, a passion for public service and the ability to work long hours, including nights and weekends are required. Ties to Napa County and the ability to communicate in multiple languages, especially Spanish, are highly desirable. A bachelors degree is required. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three short writing samples to napajobopening@gmail.com. No phone calls, faxes or drop-in, please.

Fall Interns – Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN)

Congresswoman Diane Black (TN-06) seeks full-time and part-time interns to begin as soon as possible for the fall 2016 semester. Duties will include:

• Conducting legislative research and writing memos,
• Attending Congressional hearings and briefings on behalf of the staff,
• Welcoming guests,
• Handling constituent communications, and
• Giving tours of the Capitol.

College students, recent graduates, and those with an interest in tax, budget, and health care policy are encouraged to apply. Tennessee ties are a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing their interest and time commitment they are willing to make to meghan.oakes@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns (paid) – Senate Republican

Republican Senator seeks full- or part-time interns for the fall semester. Responsibilities include leading Capitol tours, processing constituent correspondence, tracking legislation, attending hearings/briefings, and conducting legislative research. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills. Previous Hill experience or Midwest ties are strongly preferred, but not required. This internship is paid, and applicants should be available September – December. Please send a resume and cover letter to senategopinterns@gmail.com with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.

Legislative Director – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Active Midwestern Democratic Senator seeking Legislative Director to be responsible for overseeing development and implementation of Senator’s legislative/policy program; managing overall legislative operation and staff; and related duties. Strong writing, management and analytical skills required. Experience as a Senate Legislative Director, or at least 6-8 years of Senate legislative experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223251 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant – Midwestern House Republican

Midwest Republican seeks a highly motivated individual with exceptional organizational skills and multitasking ability to serve as a Staff Assistant in their Washington, D.C. office. This position requires an individual to provide excellent constituent service. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  responding to constituent requests for flags, tours and other information, answering telephone calls and taking messages, coordinating intern schedules/activities, processing mail, maintaining the front office, and general office administrative duties. The successful candidate must be courteous and work well in a team environment. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to MidWestSAPos@gmail.com. No calls or walk-ins please.

Legislative Assistant – Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX)

The Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) is seeking qualified candidates for a Legislative Assistant position based in the Washington, D.C. office. Duties will include developing and implementing policy initiatives in line with office goals, tracking legislation and other policy developments to brief the Member, meeting with constituents and other stakeholders to advance the Congressman’s priorities, and coordinating with D.C. and district staff regarding legislation, messaging, and events. The ideal candidate should be proactive, possess exceptional writing and communication skills, and be a proven multi-tasker. Candidates should be able to think critically in a fast-paced environment, be able to handle a heavy work load, and be detail-oriented. One year of relevant legislative experience is required (no interns). Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Texas04Jobs@gmail.com. No walk-ins or phone calls.

Scheduler – Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA)

California Democrat is seeking an exceptionally organized and hard-working scheduler to develop and maintain Member’s DC and district schedule. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment, exhibit good judgement, have a positive attitude, and work well in a team environment.. Additional responsibilities include: planning domestic and international travel logistics, assisting with the Member’s personal correspondence, maintaining office records, and other projects as assigned by the Member and/or Chief of Staff. This is not an entry level position and previous scheduling experience is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified and interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to ca07jobs@gmail.com.

Press Secretary – Mid-Atlantic Senate Democrat

Mid-Atlantic Democratic Senator seeks a DC-based press secretary to join a busy, fast-paced communications team and serve as primary spokesperson for home state press. Duties include pitching stories and fielding press inquiries, drafting and editing written materials, preparing and staffing the Senator for interviews and planning and executing in-state media events. Candidate should have experience working in a Capitol Hill or campaign press role, as well as experience staffing a principal and speaking on the record. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter (should include examples of successful development and execution of a communications strategy or plan), writing sample (detailed press release or op-ed preferred) and at least two professional references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223250 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Press Assistant – Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

Northeast Democrat seeks a Press Assistant in Washington, DC office. Duties include drafting speeches, press releases, newsletters, and op-eds, and managing online communications. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, proficiency in all major social media platforms, familiarity with video editing and graphics programs, and the ability to work well under pressure. Applicants should be prepared to have flexible work hours and operate in a fast-paced team environment. Hill experience preferred. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to cd1updates@gmail.com.

Scheduler – Northeastern Senate Democrat

Northeast Democratic Senator is seeking a Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. office. The responsibilities for the position are as follows: evaluates requests for meetings with the Senator and either determines or effectively recommends who may meet with the Senator and length of meeting; manages the Senator’s daily, weekly and monthly schedules; briefs the Senator on all scheduling activities of the Washington, D. C. office; makes reservations for the Senator’s air travel, ground transportation and lodging; processes arrangements for travel reimbursement and prepares and provides the Senator with briefing materials prior to travel. Excellent organizational abilities, an attention to detail and strong written and oral communication skills are mandatory. Multitasking and balancing demands in a high pressure environment.  Quick thinking and good judgment are paramount.  Hill experience preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223249 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Fall Intern – Senate Homeland Security Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (majority)

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations majority staff seeks an undergraduate student or recent graduate for an unpaid internship for the Fall 2016 semester.  Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have strong written and oral communication skills.  Responsibilities include conducting research, preparing memoranda for professional staff, participating in preparation for hearings, and various administrative tasks including operation of the front desk and answering phone calls.  Full-time applicants preferred and part-time applicants welcome.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 1st. Ideal candidates can start right away or by August 26th.  Please submit a one page resume and cover letter to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223238 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant – Co-Chairman of Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Co-Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control seeks a Legislative Assistant to work on international and domestic narcotics issues. Areas of emphasis on the international side include Afghanistan, China, Colombia, and Mexico. Areas of domestic emphasis include synthetic, marijuana, and prescription drug and heroin abuse.  At least 2-3 years of experience working on related and international issues strongly preferred. Very strong writing skills are essential. Please send resume, cover letter and two relevant writing samples to drugcaucusjob@gmail.com.

Fall Press Intern – Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (minority)

U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Democratic staff is seeking applicants for a full-time or part-time unpaid press internship for Fall 2016. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, should be available to come into the office at least some mornings, and ideally can start the beginning of September. Duties include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, conducting research projects, writing short press releases and Tweets, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, or journalism. Washington ties or an interest in energy and natural resources are a plus. Please send your resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov by close of business on Thursday, June 30th, 2016. Please indicate 223196 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Interns – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

The Office of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has openings for full-time and part-time interns to support our administrative, legislative, and press teams. Responsibilities include: researching legislative issues, attending legislative briefings and hearings, answering phone calls, processing constituent mail, giving Capitol tours, assisting with communications and media materials.
Applicants should be enthusiastic, reliable, professional, hardworking, and have strong writing and communication skills. South Florida ties are preferred, but not required. Internships begin in late August/early September and run through the semester. These positions are unpaid. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample to RepDWSresumes@gmail.com by July 11. Location: Washington, DC.

Fall Interns – House Science, Space & Technology Committee (majority)

The Republican Office of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology seeks energetic and self-motivated undergraduate or graduate level students, as well as recent graduates, with an interest in government and public policy for Fall 2016 internship. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries and providing support to all Committee staff. Background in science a plus. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to bess.larson@mail.house.gov.

Digital Director/Press Assistant – Northwest Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks a Digital Director/Press Assistant to run an aggressive online outreach strategy through social media, web content, and email outreach. S/he will be required to assist the communications department with basic media-related tasks including overseeing the compilation of daily news clips and the drafting and editing of press releases, advisories, e-newsletters, and other forms of written communication as needed.  Successful candidates will have prior experience in social media, graphic design, and online organizing, and strong and creative ideas about where digital media is heading in 2016 and beyond. The Digital Director/Press Assistant will be a part of the communications team and will work collaboratively to develop social media, web and email content that complements the Senator’s traditional communications and broadcasts his platform to a wider online audience. Responsibilities will include developing an overall digital strategy, drafting content and posting to social media accounts, creating shareable infographics and video content, maintaining the Senator’s website and working with the web vendors to develop new features, drafting and overseeing proactive email communications to constituents, and using analytics to evaluate and evolve the office’s digital efforts. The ideal candidate will have keen political savvy and relationships with progressive groups in the online space. Experience on the Hill or in a political campaign or related setting is strongly preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to northwestpressjobs@gmail.com.

Executive Assistant/Scheduler – California House Democrat

California Democrat is seeking a highly organized, hard-working executive assistant/scheduler to develop and maintain Member’s official schedule both short and long term, and to organize domestic and international travel logistics. This position also works closely with the chief of staff on administrative duties.

A successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills and attention to detail, exhibit good judgement, efficiently problem solve, possess a positive attitude, work well in a team environment, and have a good sense of humor. Previous scheduling experience preferred. Office is an equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample cademocrat.scheduler@gmail.com.

Communications Director – Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

U.S. Member of Congress in New York seeking a Communications Director.

Seeking a Communications Director to develop and implement aggressive communications strategy with local and national media. Ideal applicant is a quick and clean writer, detail-oriented, able to juggle numerous tasks successfully and best under tight deadlines.

Responsibilities include writing press releases, speeches, op-eds, talking points, franked mail pieces and newsletters; coordinating interviews with reporters, setting up press events and press conferences, developing relationships with the media; implementing district outreach activities (as it relates to press); responding to media inquiries and coordinating the office’s online and social media operations. Requires strong written and oral communication skills, creativity, and the ability to work well with legislative and district office staff. An ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of communications experience, a demonstrated understanding of federal politics and policy and a desire to work in a fast-paced and fluid environment. Bilingual a plus. Valid driver’s license desired. Availability for Evening and Weekend assignments is required.

PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov. Please be sure to put COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR in the subject line.

Scheduler – Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-TN)

Southern Republican Congressman is seeking a Scheduler to serve in the Washington, DC office.

Ideal candidate will be high energy, organized, proven multi-tasker, detail-oriented, possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be a fast learner and problem solver. Individual must excel at balancing competing demands in a fast-paced environment maintaining close attention to detail and maintain a positive attitude.

Responsibilities include managing Members schedule including organizing and tracking invitations, meetings, committee schedule, speaking engagements, member travel scheduling requests and managing day to day schedule and logistics. Additional responsibilities include assisting the chief of staff with administrative functions. Tennessee ties are preferred.

Please email resumes to: Erin.Hass@mail.house.gov.

Military Legislative Assistant – Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA)

Southern Democratic Member seeking a Military Legislative Assistant (MLA). This is not a senior position. It is important that the MLA have experience with military or a strong military background, familiarity with the NDAA, overall budgeting, and the ability to track major acquisition and RDT&E programs. Additionally, prior legislative experience with the Defense Authorization and Appropriations Process is preferred. An ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines is necessary. Georgia ties are helpful. Candidates that can engage in creative policy-making are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to costochj@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant – Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA)

Progressive California Democrat seeks a Legislative Assistant (LA) to work on criminal justice reform, intellectual property, child welfare, and/or foreign affairs.  The individual must be a self-motivated team player who enjoys working in a friendly, small office setting. The LA’s responsibilities would include developing, maintaining, and advancing the Member’s legislative agenda, providing detailed updates and analysis on relevant issues, representing the Member in meetings with constituents and conducting targeted outreach to interested agencies, stakeholders, and advocates. In addition, the LA would monitor relevant committee activities as well as track, research, analyze, draft, and amend relevant legislation as well as draft statements, talking points, and other written materials.  Responsibilities may also include development and implementation of events such as; Ad Hoc Congressional Briefings, Staff Briefings, and some District-based activities. This position reports to the Legislative Director (LD) and will be required to staff the Member at various hearings, markups, and events. The ability to work well with others and outstanding interpersonal skills is a must. Interested applicants should have a keen interest or experience in one or more of the following issue areas: criminal justice reform, foreign affairs, child welfare reform.  Must have at least 2 years of Hill or policy experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment; Excellent organizational skills, ability to problem –solve, prioritize and delegate work when necessary. California ties a plus, but a sense of humor is a required. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Rep.Karen.Bass@mail.house.gov.

Judiciary Counsel – Senate Republican Leadership Office

Senate Republican leadership office is seeking a Judiciary Counsel to manage Judiciary, Homeland Security, Government Reform, and Senate Rules portfolio. The position is a senior member of the policy team. Familiarity with Senate rules is required. Minimum of five years professional experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to RepublicanPolicyJob@gmail.com.

Executive Assistant – Congressman David Price (D-NC)

Representative David Price (D-NC) seeks an experienced Executive Assistant to join his Washington, DC staff.  The Executive Assistant is equivalent to the office’s chief operating officer, assuming responsibility for a number of essential functions including but not limited to:  managing the Representative’s DC schedule and the daily flow of meetings and visitors to and from the office; managing the office’s payroll and benefits, accounting, and budgeting activities; managing the Representative’s inbox, outbox, correspondence, and archives; arranging travel for the Representative and for staff traveling on official business; managing office inventory and procurement; and managing employee onboarding and offboarding.

Poise under pressure, strong organizational and time management skills, a willingness to be assertive, and a high level of discretion are essential qualities for this job.  Previous experience as a scheduler or executive assistant in a congressional office is strongly preferred; North Carolina ties are a plus.  Representative Price is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  The target start date for this position is the week of July 11.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to nc04job@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Legislative Assistant (judiciary) – Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA)

Progressive California Democrat seeks a positive, energetic, resourceful, hard-working Legislative Assistant with 2-3 years of experience on Capitol Hill to handle active Judiciary Committee portfolio, including the Crime Subcommittee.  Background working on immigration policy and criminal justice policy a plus. Duties include: preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings and markups, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, researching and advising the Member on bills and other issues, and representing the Member in meetings and events. This is not an entry level position.  J.D. preferred.

The successful candidate will be an independent worker and a self-starter, possess the capacity to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment, and have strong communication and writing skills. Candidate must be able to synthesize complex technical information under tight deadlines and be able to work well with a variety of competing interest groups.  Must possess a positive attitude, a good sense of humor and thrive in a team environment.

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to ca27jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop bys please!

Veteran Affairs Caseworker/Field Representative (Las Vegas District Office) – Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV)

Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada seeks a Veteran Affairs Caseworker/Field Representative for her Las Vegas District Office. Successful candidates will have previous experience in social work, familiarity with federal agencies, excellent written and oral communication skills, be team-oriented, and comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Strong knowledge or connection with Nevada’s First Congressional District is a plus. Availability for evening and weekend assignments is required. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Mike.Naft@mail.house.gov. Please write “Caseworker” in the subject line of your email message.

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