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Legislative Assistant (military/foreign policy/vets/intelligence) – Florida House Democrat

Florida Democratic Congressman seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle military, foreign policy, intelligence and veterans issues portfolio. Responsibilities include managing and completing all legislative work in these issue areas, preparing materials for meetings, briefings, and   hearings, drafting legislation, advising the Congressman on substantive information related to legislation and key issues within responsible policy areas, representing the Congressman at events and in constituent meetings, and working with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to strategically accomplish the Congressman’s goals. Qualified candidates should be experienced in the issue areas assigned, be well-organized and resourceful, have strong management skills, and be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Candidates with Hill experience strongly preferred; those with Florida ties and/or military service experience particularly encouraged to apply. Please send email and cover letter to flcongressjob@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant & Case Worker – Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH)

Job Summary:  The position is for a Staff Assistant and Case Worker to greet visitors, answer the telephone and answer constituent requests for general information and other inquiries.  This incumbent also monitors delivery and pickup of materials, maintains the front office, and assists with various administrative duties.  This incumbent acts as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies for the Member/constituents and answers casework correspondence/verbal communications with constituents.  This incumbent drafts various ceremonial and other commemorative documents for presentation in recognition of people, events or dates of note.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent answers and screens telephone calls for the Member and other staff members and takes  messages.  The incumbent greets and screens visitors; assists persons who have appointments with the Member  or the staff and works closely with the District Director to ensure that the Member’s appointments are on time.  The incumbent acts as the representative for the Member within his or her area of responsibility including  answering case work correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and  serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies.  The incumbent informs the Member and the  District Director of all happenings in his or her assigned issue areas and interactions with constituents.  The  incumbent handles case work assignments, acts as a liaison to local, state and federal officials and other persons  or groups to form effective relationships for the Member.  The incumbent assesses case work for problems  that require legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff/Administrative  Assistant.  The incumbent prepares periodic reports for the District Director on pending cases and district activities  in his or her assigned issue areas; continually screens active cases and acts as liaison with constituents to  ensure that their cases are handled in a responsive manner; maintains up-to-date files on all cases and categories  of information of importance to the office and screens/refers cases, when appropriate, to other district offices.  The incumbent writes with clarity and proper sentence structure/grammar/spelling and meets deadlines for writing  assignments.  The incumbent maintains literature regarding the district and House offices for distribution to visitors;  manages recycling functions for the office; signs for deliveries and forwards all materials delivered to the office to  appropriate staff members in a timely manner.    The incumbent maintains the office answering machine/voice  mail and logs in mail.  The incumbent ensures that requests for assistance are directed to the appropriate staff  member in a timely manner; documents visitor opinions, including full name, address, and all relevant information;  performs general typing and administrative assignments;  sends, receives, and distributes materials via the  facsimile machine; meets attendance requirements as established by the office; maintains a good working  relationship with the Member, staff, and constituents; accepts performance based criticism and direction; works well   under pressure and handles stress.  The incumbent works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and  weekends.  The incumbent performs other duties as assigned.

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

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Contact:  Interested veterans should visit www.cao.house.gov for more information.   Please submit a resume, a DD214 and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.  Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congressman Tiberi.

Law Clerks (Fall) – Senate Democrat on Judiciary Committee

Democratic senator on the Judiciary Committee is accepting applications for law clerks for the Fall 2016 semester (September – December).  Clerks will assist the counsels and staff with issues in the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee, including commercial privacy, government privacy and transparency, antitrust, judicial nominations, criminal justice, civil rights, LGBT rights, reproductive rights, immigration, and campaign finance.  Applications from 2Ls and 3Ls will be accepted.  This position is unpaid, but the office will support successful candidates’ efforts to obtain academic credit and/or outside funding.  To apply, please send a resume, short cover letter, transcript, references, and a short writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please include “Judiciary Committee Law Clerk App. Fall 2016” in the subject line of the email.

Veterans Outreach Representative – Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL)

Job Summary:  Primary responsibilities as a Veterans Outreach Representative include acting as a liaison between the Congressional Office and the veterans community, representing the office at public functions, and facilitating responses to a wide range of casework requests from military and veteran constituents.   Outreach coordinators often interact with administrative and government agencies on behalf of constituents and keep the Congressional Office informed on local issues relating to military and veterans affairs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The individual in this position will serve as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.  They will represent the Congressman and the office at public events related to veterans and military affairs across the 12th Congressional District.  The employee will be required to communicate clearly with constituents regarding case work issues or regarding the Congressman’s policy positions.  The case worker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case, as well as the procedures of the Congressman’s office, as outlined in the Office Handbook and the House of Representatives’ Ethics Manual.  The individual will represent the Congressman at meetings and functions hosted by local VSOs to gather information on items of interest to our constituents, provide updates on the activities of the Congressman on topics of importance to the VSOs, and report on recommendations and concerns raised at the various meetings for review by the office.   Additionally, the employee will be responsible to perform other duties as assigned by the Congressman, Chief of Staff, District Director and other staff members.

Requirements:  This program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  High school degree required, some college courses preferred but not required.  Professional education through the U.S. military is highly encouraged, with recent experience understanding the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs structure, procedures and policies.  Excellent communication and organizational skills and a comfort with accurately representing the Congressman and his viewpoints at public events are important.  A service-minded, team-oriented, and positive attitude is a must.”

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

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

Systems Administrator – Senate Small Business Committee

The Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship seeks a Systems Administrator. This individual will provide technological and administrative support to the entire committee staff. The Systems Administrator is part of the committee’s non-designated staff and will work collaboratively the Chief Clerk. This is NOT an entry-level position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing and maintaining office technology inventory, troubleshooting technology issues, overseeing and administering the committee’s technology budget, and other administrative duties. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented with a strong background in IT. Hill experience and familiarity with Senate IT procedures and policies is preferred. Salary and benefits are commensurate with a candidate’s level of experience. Please e-mail resume to clermon_acklin@sbc.senate.gov indicating “Systems Administrator” in the subject line.

Scheduler – Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse seeks experienced scheduler. The ideal candidate will: be highly-organized, have the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a team, be a proven multi-tasker, have careful attention to detail, possess strong verbal and written communications skills, be capable of excelling in a fast-paced environment, and be conscientious, personable, trustworthy, and resourceful. Responsibilities will include: organizing and tracking invitations, meetings, Committee schedules, speaking engagements, travel arrangements, scheduling requests for the Senator, and managing the day-to-day and long-term schedule. This is NOT an entry level position. Previous scheduling experience IS required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to GOPSenateScheduler@gmail.com.

Senior Legislative Assistant – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

Congresswoman Gabbard is seeking a dynamic, passionate Senior Legislative Assistant with experience working on the Hill to support her domestic policy agenda.

This position opening is for a Senior Legislative Assistant, who will work closely with the Legislative Director as a senior member of the legislative team. The staffer’s legislative work will focus on helping the Member build upon and expand her work on domestic policy issues. The portfolio includes financial services, jobs, healthcare, small business, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and education. Responsibilities include 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.

We are seeking someone to join our fun, team-oriented, hard-working office. The successful candidate will possess a can-do attitude and will be solutions oriented. He or she will also be an independent worker, a self-starter and will possess the capacity to produce high quality work on short deadlines. He or she will have strong writing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors in a dynamic work environment. Ideal candidates should have three to four years of Hill experience and time working on the issues in the portfolio. This is not an entry-level position. Hawaii ties are a plus. To submit your application, please email a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples with the subject line “senior legislative assistant” to hi02jobs@gmail.com. Please no calls or walk-ins.

Staff Assistant – Delaware Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks staff assistant for fast-paced DC front office. Primary responsibilities include answering phones, greeting office visitors, monitoring office deliveries and pickups, distributing mail, scheduling tours, processing flag request, and various other administrative duties. Additional responsibilities may include managing the Chief of Staff’s schedule and travel arrangements. Qualified applicants must be outgoing, energetic and dependable with excellent organizational and communication skills. DE ties are a must. The annual salary range for this position is $30,000- $33,000 and compensated with experience. The job posting closes on Monday, August 1 at 9am. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223294 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Veterans Case Worker (Disrict office) – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN)

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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  The case worker will serve as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies, as necessary, as a representative of Congressman Cohen, representing Tennessee’s 9th District.  The case worker will be required to communicate clearly and compassionately with constituents about what can and cannot be done on their behalf by the district office.  The caseworker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Congressman Cohen’s office regarding case work and employee obligations, as outlined in the Office Handbook and the House of Representatives’ Ethics Manual.  When performing in the capacity of Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Field Representative, the individual will represent the Congressman at meetings and functions hosted by local VSOs to gather information on items of interest to our constituents, provide updates on the activities of the Congressman on topics of importance to the VSOs, and report on recommendations and/or concerns raised at the various meetings for review by Congressman Cohen.  Additionally, the employee will be responsible for performing other duties as assigned by Congressman Cohen, the Chief of Staff, the District Director and other staff members.

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

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

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

Staff Counsel – Senate Select Committee on Ethics

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics seeks a non-partisan attorney for the position of staff counsel.  The staff counsel’s responsibilities include providing advice and training to the Senate community regarding ethics rules and laws, reviewing a high volume of financial disclosure reports, and working on investigative matters.  This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all members of the Senate community equally without regard to their political affiliation and to refrain from activity that could impair the Committee’s reputation for non-partisanship. Applicants must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills and analytical abilities as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate matters that arise before the Committee.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:  government ethics, ethics counseling, finance, accounting, securities law, investigations, and criminal law. All applicants must have a JD, be licensed and in good active standing to practice law in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, and have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.  The Committee is an equal employment opportunity employer. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (no longer than 15 pages) to mailbox_office@ethics.senate.gov.

Legislative Fellow – Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN)

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) seeks a Legislative Fellow for a fast-paced and busy Washington, DC congressional office. The fellow will work on numerous issues which may include financial services, labor, energy and environment, small business, Native American, arts and humanities, budget and appropriations and other areas of interest. Ideal candidates must have strong writing and verbal briefing skills, analytical skills and a proactive approach to current issues. The fellow should be punctual, responsible and trust-worthy. Candidates should have sharp attention to detail, good time management skills, a positive attitude and commitment to progressive policies. This is an unpaid fellowship although we will work with programs which provide stipends for fellows. The position begins in August/September and runs through December. Please send cover letter, resumé and writing sample by August 12, to MN05fellow@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Special Assistant – Senate HELP Committee (minority)

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Democratic office, is seeking a highly motivated Special Assistant to work with management and oversee the intern program.

Primary duties include: overseeing committee operations, managing deadlines, editing memos, and scheduling meetings; assisting with recruitment, hiring, training, and management of new staff, fellows, and interns; organizing and updating files, contact lists, and edits of hearing transcripts; maintaining frequent communication with other Senate offices, advocates, and stakeholders; and assisting the Staff Director and Deputy Staff Director as needed.

Candidates should have precise attention to detail, strong writing and editing abilities, superior interpersonal skills, and be very organized. A desire to excel at administrative tasks is required. Most importantly, the candidate must have an ability to prioritize tasks and follow through while working in a high pressure environment.

The HELP Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. If interested, please email special.assistant.hiring@gmail.com with a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Field Representative – Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ)

Job Summary:   Duties include Case Work for Veterans, Communications and Outreach.  Case work responsibilities include facilitating and coordinating  responses to a wide range of requests received from military and veteran constituents and providing liaison between the Congressman’s office and the various veteran’s organizations in the district.  District military / veteran case work will include helping constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates. The employee will be granted access to Internet Quorum for inputting veteran constituent information for the purpose of casework.  The individual holding this position is also responsible for keeping the Congressman current on issues of concern to veterans. This will entail researching issues and tracking legislation at the federal, state and local level.  The incumbent for the position must engage in communications with veteran constituents, both reactive and proactive. Responsibilities will include responding to letters, electronic communications and phone calls that are fielded by Congressman MacArthur’s district offices from veterans in the district. They will also be responsible for proactively seeking our networks of veterans and engaging with them and building relationships. This could include but is not limited to attending and joining VFW and American Legion groups or other similar veteran organizations.

It will be required that the incumbent work in conjunction with another field representative with the office. This will include presenting proclamations and certificates to veteran organizations, setting up mobile offices and attending events while representing Congressman MacArthur.  The employee will also be responsible for assisting in reviewing applications for service academies.

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

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

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

Case Worker & Veterans Outreach Representative (Sterling, VA office) – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA)

Job Summary:

The position is for a Case Worker in the Sterling District Congressional Office.  Primary responsibilities are to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from constituents. In addition, the incumbent will serve as a liaison between the Congresswoman’s office and the various veterans’ organizations in the district.   District case workers help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

This program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  High school degree required, some college courses preferred.  Professional education through the U.S. military is highly encouraged.  Excellent communication and organizational skills.  Recent experience with and understanding of the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs structure, procedures, and policies.  Service-oriented, positive attitude, and strong teamwork ability.”   Candidate must have a good driving record, current license and vehicle.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

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

Staff Assistant/Policy Aide – Senate Special Committee on Aging (minority)

The Minority Staff of the Senate Special Committee on Aging seeks a Staff Assistant/Policy Aide. This individual will provide administrative support to the office and handle special policy projects. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, drafting memos, and preparing hearing materials. 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 are preferred. This office is proud to actively seek diversity of all kinds and is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223286 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant – Northeastern Senate Democrat on Foreign Relations Committee

Northeast Democratic Senator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks legislative assistant to handle foreign policy issues in a highly active office. The legislative assistant will serve as the primary advisor on all foreign policy issues and must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, memos, talking points, letters and vote recommendations as well as working with federal agencies, constituents and stakeholders. At least 3-5 years of experience working on international affairs with a specific background in Middle-East and/or Western Hemisphere is strongly preferred. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Please e-mail a cover letter, writing sample and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223266 as the job referral number in the subject line.

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.

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

Regional Assistant (Syracuse office) – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Office of U.S. Senator Gillibrand seeks a dependable, patient, organized, and professional Regional Assistant in her Central New York office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to coordinating the internship program, working with constituents by phone and in person, managing office and correspondence operations, and assisting with Senator Gillibrand’s events across Central New York. Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Some evenings and weekends will be required. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer; people of color, women, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter, resume and references to: Jobs@gillibrand.senate.gov. Please include “CENTRAL NY REGIONAL ASSISTANT” in the subject line of your email. No calls, please.

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

The Office of U.S. Senator Gary Peters seeks an ambitious staff assistant for its Detroit office which covers the counties of Wayne, Washtenaw and Monroe.  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 the Michigan scheduler and outreach staff; candidates will need 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 – Western Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and well-organized Staff Assistant. Responsibilities will include reception duties in the front office, answering phones, greeting visitors and coordinating tour requests. An ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill and VOICE experience, is extremely detail-oriented, has strong written and communication skills, possesses a professional demeanor and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Other duties assigned as necessary. Western or non-contiguous state ties a strong plus. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223289 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Scheduler – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

The Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard seeks a Scheduler with strong organizational and communication skills.

Responsibilities will include maintaining the Member’s schedule for the Washington D.C. office, organizing, evaluating and tracking invitations and scheduling requests, and coordinating national travel arrangements. In addition, the scheduler will be responsible for, coordinating the Member’s personal correspondence, arranging and/or providing surface transportation for the Member in DC, communicating key information regarding the Member’s schedule to staff, and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Staff/Deputy Chief of Staff.

We are seeking applicants to join our fun, team-oriented, hard-working office. The ideal candidate will possess a can-do attitude and will be process and solution oriented. He or she will also be an independent worker, a self-starter and will possess the capacity to produce high quality work on short deadlines. He or she will also have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors in a dynamic work environment.

This is not an entry level position. The selected applicant with be expected to operate in a fast-paced office and requires dedication, close attention to detail and the ability to think outside the box. Non-traditional work hours, occasional travel are required. Veteran applications are welcome!

Please do not call or drop in to the office, qualified applicants may email a cover letter, resume and two writing samples with “Scheduler” in the email title to: hi02jobs@gmail.com. The application deadline is Tuesday July 19, 2016.

Legal Fellow (Fall) – Senate Committee (minority)

Senate Committee Minority staff seeks a legal fellow for the fall 2016 semester. The position offers law students and recent graduates the opportunity to assist with congressional oversight and investigations. Responsibilities include researching complex policy and legal matters, drafting letters and memorandum for counsels, and reviewing documents and other materials. Applicants should be highly motivated, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and have the ability to understand a wide variety of policy topics. Must have excellent written communication skills. The Committee will work with students who can receive academic credit for the experience. Qualified applicants should e-mail a resume and short writing sample by August 19, 2015. Please apply by e-mailing a resume and writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223282 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Digital Media Director – Northeastern Senate Democrat

Northeast Democrat seeks a Digital Media Director to manage a full range of online media as part of aggressive communications shop.  Responsibilities include crafting, executing and analyzing social media strategy, designing and updating website, broadcast-quality video production and editing, graphic design and assisting with planning and executing of press events.  In addition, this individual will be responsible for managing press interns, maintaining press lists and preparing event materials for both the Washington, DC and state offices.  This is not an entry-level position.  The ideal applicant will have 2 years of demonstrated experience working in communications and digital strategy or television news production.  Hill experience is not required, but energy, enthusiasm and a team-player is a must.  Experience with photo and video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, is highly preferred and experience in photography is 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, two writing samples and at least two samples of original digital product (hyperlinks ok) to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223287 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Speechwriter – Senior Senate Democrat

Senior Democratic Senator seeks Speechwriter. Responsibilities will include writing speeches (including conducting in-depth research), talking points, floor statements, and video scripts. The Speechwriter will also be responsible for drafting op-eds and handouts as needed. The Speechwriter will report to the Communications Director and work closely with the Senator, legislative staff, and state staff. This position requires outstanding research skills, creativity, writing skills, and the ability to thrive in a teamwork-oriented environment. Must be able to work on deadlines and handle multiple projects at once. Please e-mail a cover letter, 500+ word writing sample, and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223274 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Director – New York House Republican

Active Republican New York Congressman is seeking a Legislative Director to be responsible for overseeing development and implementation of Congressman’s legislative/policy program; managing overall legislative operation and staff; and related duties. Strong writing, management and analytical skills required. Experience as a House Legislative Director, or at least 6-8 years of legislative experience preferred.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to nycongressjob@gmail.com.

Assistant Press Secretary – Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland seeks an outstanding writer with strong media skills and sound judgment who can communicate effectively across various digital platforms. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, team-player capable of working under fast-changing deadlines. She/He must be creative and find appropriate ways to connect with state and national audiences through social media in an engaging and positive way that enables growth among target audiences. Campaign experience preferred. Personal connections to the Baltimore region a strong bonus. One to two years of relevant experience required. Based in Washington, daily responsibilities include managing online presence, drafting media releases/advisories, speeches, talking points, and other press materials, maintaining press contact lists, and assisting communications director and press secretary with media relations. Applicants must be able to work with legislative, field and casework staff to create/disseminate content on a wide range of issues. Individual will travel with the senator regularly to local and field events for press and logistical support, and he/she should be willing to monitor/distribute content outside of the traditional work day. Equal opportunity employer, with candidates of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.  Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, 2-3 writing samples and a draft of a tweet the senator would send on the first day of the 115th Congress to marylandpress@yahoo.com.  No phone calls.

Communications Director/Press Secretary – South Florida House Democrat

Florida Democrat seeks hardworking communications professional to help execute traditional press operation and social media strategy in the Washington, DC office.  Responsibilities include outreach to reporters; drafting talking points, press releases and advisories; managing social media accounts; coordinating press events; and administering the franked mail program, among other duties.  Excellent writing skills, sound political judgment, good work ethic, and the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely are essential to the role.  Title and salary are commensurate with experience.  Position will work with District press staff.  South Florida ties and a sense of humor are a plus. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to FLJobOpening@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Legislative Correspondent (defense/foreign affairs/intelligence/vets) – Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Senator Claire McCaskill is looking for a Legislative Correspondent to work on national security issues to include defense, foreign affairs, intelligence and veterans. Primary duties are to sort, research and respond to constituent mail.  LC will also assist Legislative Assistant responsible for these issues, including work associated with the Senator’s membership on the Armed Services Committee. LC may help prepare for hearings, attend briefings, and meet with constituent groups. Applicants should be resourceful, organized, and dependable. Strong writing skills are essential. Applicants with Missouri or Midwest roots and prior military service are encouraged to apply.  Qualifications: at least a Bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and proofreading skills, and computer literacy. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to employment@mccaskill.senate.gov. No phone calls please.

Legislative Assistant/Senior Legislative Assistant – Southern House Republican

Conservative Southern Member of Congress seeks a Legislative Assistant/Senior LA.  The LA will execute legislative initiatives, research and monitor diverse legislation, liaise with committee staff and monitor hearings, draft legislation and letters, build coalitions with Hill staff and outside stakeholders, and meet with constituents/industry groups.  Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree and must have at least 18 months experience as an LA on the Hill.  Analytical and critical thinking skills are essential as well as an ability to handle diverse issues and meetings. Qualified applicants should email southernconservativelajob@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant – Senior Midwestern Senate Democrat

Senior Midwest Democratic Senator seeks legislative assistant to handle labor, telecommunications, small business, Commerce/business, economic development, travel and tourism, and general government.  The legislative assistant will serve as the primary advisor on these issues and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  Responsibilities include drafting legislation, memos, talking points, letters and vote recommendations as well as working with federal agencies, constituents and stakeholders.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to SenMidwestDem@gmail.com.

Foreign Policy Staffer – Florida House Republican

Senior House Republican from Florida looking to fill an entry-level foreign policy staff position.  General responsibilities include: helping manage the Member’s foreign policy priorities specifically within the Western Hemisphere and the Middle East; managing the Member’s social media presence, translating press releases and media content, as well as managing and preparing for congressional hearings. Candidates must have the ability to work under pressure and respond quickly to simultaneous tight deadlines and media opportunities. Candidates must have a great work ethic, strong writing skills, and be well organized and possess the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.  The position requires working flexible hours that may include weekends and non-standard business hours.  The position requires strong communication skills and the ability to interact, debate, and communicate effectively in both English and in Spanish.  Florida ties preferred, but not required. Fluency in Spanish required.  Please apply to FloridaFAJob@gmail.com with a cover letter & resume.

Military Legislative Assistant – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

Congresswoman Gabbard is seeking a dynamic, passionate Military Legislative Assistant to support her work on the House Armed Services Committee.

The MLA will be the primary staffer for the Members’ work on House Armed Services Committee, working closely under the guidance of the Legislative Director. He or she will also manage the Congresswoman’s Asia-Pacific policy work on the Foreign Affairs Committee. This position’s portfolio focuses primarily on Asia-Pacific policy and defense-related issues, but also includes Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. Responsibilities include preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings, development of Member requests for the National Defense Authorization Act, working closely with the Legislative Director on NDAA strategy, researching and advising the Member on bills and other issues, and representing the Member in meetings and events.

We are seeking someone to join our fun, team-oriented, hard-working office. The successful candidate will possess a can-do attitude and will be solutions oriented. He or she will also be an independent worker, a self-starter and will possess the capacity to produce high quality work on short deadlines. He or she will have strong writing skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors in a dynamic work environment. Ideal candidates should have experience working on Asia-Pacific issues and/or defense-related issues in a policy context, Hill experience, or both. Hawaii ties and an active security clearance are a plus.

To submit your application, please email a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples with the subject line “legislative assistant” to hi02jobs@gmail.com. Please no calls or walk-ins.

Research Coordinator – Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner is seeking an extremely organized, detail-oriented, team player with excellent time management skills for a year-long research position.  The candidate would report to the legislative director, and work with members of the Senator’s legislative staff.  The ideal candidate is an excellent writer with at least 1-2 years of professional experience and a background in economics, finance, tax or accounting.  This is not an entry-level position.  Strong analytic skills, including ability to synthesize large volumes of academic papers, think tank reports, newspaper articles, and other studies are a must.  Send cover letter and resume to resumes@warner.senate.gov with the subject line “Research Coordinator”.  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 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:00am.  Applications received after that time will not be considered.

Communications Director – New England House Democrat

New England Democrat seeks communications director. Communications Director is responsible for managing all aspects of very active, fast-paced press operation. Duties include but are not limited to: crafting overall message strategy; planning and executing local and national press events; drafting and distributing press releases, advisories, and statements; engaging in outreach to and maintaining relationships with local and national media; managing social media pages; preparing speeches and written remarks; drafting internal communications documents for Member and staff. Candidates must demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills, keen attention to detail, strong organizational skills, ability to perform well under pressure, and comfort working in team environment. This is not an entry-level position. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to hill.jobs@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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Staff Assistant – Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Senior Democratic Member seeks motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual with excellent oral and written communication skills to serve as a staff assistant. Candidates 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. Capitol Hill experience preferred. Email cover letter and resume to job_09@live.com.

Press Secretary – Western Senate Republican

Western Republican Senator seeks a self-motivated, problem-solving, idea-generating communicator to serve as press secretary on a proactive communications team. Primary responsibility will be writing press releases, speeches, and additional copy. Candidate must be able to digest complex legislative concepts, craft a compelling message, and produce written content that can be easily understood by busy reporters. Candidate must also be proficient in AP style. Secondary responsibilities will include social media and website management, handling press requests, planning media events, managing press contact lists, and staffing the Senator at press events. Graphic design and/or video editing experience is also a plus. This is NOT an entry level position. Ideal candidate will have experience in both communications and public policy. Capitol Hill and/or campaign experience preferred but not necessary. To apply, please send an email to SenatePress16@gmail.com with your resume and a 400-700 word op-ed from the perspective of a fiscally conservative senator who opposes supplemental Zika funding that is not offset elsewhere in the budget.

Staff Assistant – Deleware Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks staff assistant for fast-paced DC front office. Primary responsibilities include answering phones, greeting office visitors, monitoring office deliveries and pickups, distributing mail, scheduling tours, processing flag request, and various other administrative duties. Additional responsibilities may include managing the Chief of Staff’s schedule and travel arrangements. Qualified applicants must be outgoing, energetic and dependable with excellent organizational and communication skills. DE ties are a must. The annual salary range for this position is $30,000- $33,000 and compensated with experience. The job posting closes on Monday, August 1 at 9am. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223294 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Correspondent – Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-TN)

Southern Republican seeking Legislative Correspondent for Washington, D.C. office. Primary responsibilities include managing constituent correspondence, conducting research, and providing support to the legislative staff when necessary. Applicants must be hardworking, detail oriented, and possess strong writing skills. Experience with the Intranet Quorum database and having ties to Tennessee are preferred but not required. This position also allows for the opportunity to experience the press side of a congressional office if interested. Qualified candidates should send their resume to TN08.HouseJobs@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Assistant – Florida House Democrat

Democratic Florida Congressmember 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 Congressmember’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 flcongressjob@gmail.com. No walk-ins or phone calls.

Speechwriter – Senate Democrat

Senior Democratic Senator seeks Speechwriter. Responsibilities will include writing speeches (including conducting in-depth research), talking points, floor statements, and video scripts. The Speechwriter will also be responsible for drafting op-eds and handouts as needed. The Speechwriter will report to the Communications Director and work closely with the Senator, legislative staff, and state staff. This position requires outstanding research skills, creativity, writing skills, and the ability to thrive in a teamwork-oriented environment. Must be able to work on deadlines and handle multiple projects at once. Please e-mail a cover letter, 500+ word writing sample, and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223274 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

Kansas 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, answering telephone calls, maintaining the front office, and general office administrative duties.  The successful candidate will also assist with the constituent mail process and maintain a limited role in the legislative process. Kansas ties strongly preferred, but not required  Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to ks02resume@mail.house.gov. Please include in your cover letter any connections to Kansas.

Digital Assistant – House Democratic Leadership Office

House Democratic leadership office seeking candidates for Digital Assistant position as part of an aggressive communications operation.  Responsibilities include assisting in the drafting of content for social media, website updates and maintenance, with a preference for experience in broadcast-quality video production and editing.

The ideal applicant will have experience working in communications, digital strategy or television news production.  Hill experience is not required, but energy, enthusiasm and being a team-player is a must.

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, two writing samples and at least two samples of original digital product, one of which must be video, (hyperlinks ok) to housedempressoffice@gmail.com.

Correspondence Manager – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented, team player with excellent time management skills and an interest in administrative work to oversee a high-volume mailroom in a paperless office.  This position is responsible for: the sorting and routing of all incoming constituent correspondence for response; facilitating the outgoing mail process by monitoring the office’s letter approval process and coordinating with Legislative Correspondents on substantive, timely responses; preparing weekly reports on mail volume, processing time, and other metrics; drafting congratulatory notes on behalf of the Senator; and other duties as assigned.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with 2-3 years of professional experience and a demonstrated ability to use technology to streamline processes.  This is NOT an entry-level position.  Self-described perfectionists are strongly encouraged to apply.   Hill experience and familiarity with Intertrac preferred.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223276 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Executive Assistant/Scheduler – House Republican

Conservative Republican Congressman seeks an Executive Assistant/Scheduler.  Applicant must be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic individual with exceptional organizational and multi-tasking abilities who is able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Required skills:

Responsibilities include: maintaining the Congressman’s official schedule and related records; making travel arrangements; handling the Member’s correspondence; responding to all DC scheduling requests and invitations; ensuring the Member is provided briefing materials for events by coordinating with participants and the appropriate legislative and/or district staff; and assisting with general office administration.

The scheduler must, at times, be flexible with his/her hours as the Congressman’s schedule demands.  Previous scheduling experiences is required; prior Hill experience is preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to: employment1776@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Active Democratic Senator from New England and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee seeks highly-motivated, organized Legislative Correspondent for fast-paced office. Primary responsibilities include managing Judiciary constituent correspondence, responding to constituent correspondence, and conducting research. This position requires excellent writing, research and communications skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure in a busy environment. Qualified candidates should be familiar with judiciary policy issues, able to work well in a team setting, will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, resourceful, and be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience and familiarity with correspondence systems preferred. Connecticut ties a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223271 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Health Fellow – Western Senate Democrat on HELP & Finance Committees

Western Democratic Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Finance Committee seeks a Health Fellow with strong writing, research and oral communication skills to advise and assist the Senator on issues related to healthcare, FDA/NIH policy, Medicare, and Medicaid issues. The fellow must be motivated, creative, self-disciplined and organized. In addition to a strong grasp of policy, the fellow should have a keen political sense and the ability to balance the competing interests of a demographically and ideologically diverse constituency. This is an unpaid position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223277 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant & Scheduler (2 positions) – Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA)

We are going through some changes in our front office and we’re looking for any talented interns that you may know who can fill out our front office. If you have someone in mind who might be a good Scheduler or a good Staff Assistant please have them email me directly.

Contact Scott Dziengelski at Scott.Dziengelski@mail.house.gov.

Press Assistant – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

Blue Dog Democrat seeks highly motivated individual for fast-paced and team environment for Washington, DC based press assistant position. This position will assist with executing press operation and social media strategy.  Responsibilities include but not limited to outreach to reporters; drafting talking points, press releases and advisories; managing social media accounts; coordinating press events; and administering the franked mail program, etc.  Strong writing skills, self-motivated, and the ability to express ideas clearly and desired.  Position will work in coordination with District press staff.  **Spanish writing and speaking skills required.  This position will interact regularly with Spanish speaking media outlets.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to TX.Job.Opening@gmail.com.

No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Communications & Outreach Coordinator (District office) – Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)

Communications:

· Work with Communications team to draft and disseminate press releases, media advisories, statements, and other communications material.
· Help plan local press events and assist Communications Director in pitching stories to the media as needed.
· Manage Facebook, Twitter, and other social media pages.
· Work with Communications Director and other staff to develop and implement office messaging strategy.

Issue Area Outreach:

· Develop and maintain relationships with leaders and stakeholders in assigned issue areas.
· Attend and hold meetings as necessary with issue area leaders and stakeholders; engage with the public on projects within these areas.
· Monitor ongoing projects and legislative actions connected to assigned issue areas.
· Develop and coordinate public events, business visits and private meetings in connection with assigned issue areas.

General:

· Answer phones and walk-in cases as necessary.
· Draft letters, memos and reports on meetings, events and projects.
· Attend occasional night or weekend events as necessary.

Qualifications:

· Strong writing skills
· Strict attention-to-detail
· Ability to “think on your toes” and work in a constantly shifting, fast-paced work environment
· Prior political or press experience strongly preferred.

If interested, please submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to NH02.Jobs@mail.house.gov.

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