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Archive for September, 2016

Scheduler – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Midwestern Democratic Senator is seeking a Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include: evaluating requests for meetings with the Senator and recommending meeting; managing the Senator’s daily, weekly and monthly schedules; briefing the Senator on all scheduling activities of the Washington, D. C. office; making reservations for the Senator’s air travel, ground transportation and lodging. Excellent organizational skills, an attention to detail and strong written and oral communication skills are mandatory. Multitasking and balancing demands in a high pressure environment. Hill experience preferred, but not required. Please e-mail resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223371 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Executive Assistant – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senior Senator seeking proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented person with strong writing and organizational skills to fill Executive Assistant position. The EA works closely with the Scheduler as well as legislative, press, Committee and State staff members. EA will assist the Scheduler and State Scheduler in long-range planning but is primarily responsible for executing the daily schedule. EA is responsible for communicating with staff on the Senator’s whereabouts, rearranging the schedule to accommodate last-minute changes and requests, collecting briefing memos and booking transportation for the Senator. EA also is responsible for maintaining the Senator’s correspondence, tracking the Senator’s phone log and assisting the Senator with other requests throughout the day. Ideal candidate will have minimum of one-year experience in an administrative or other similar role, preferably on Capitol Hill. Candidate must also be able to exercise discretion and have the ability to think and react quickly to challenging situations. Flexible work hours required when Senate is in session. Please send cover letter and resume to: execasstsenate16@gmail.com.

District Communications Manager – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

SUMMARY:  The Communications Manager supports TV, radio, print and social media activities headquartered in the district office. Working directly with the senior communications director in Washington and the District Office, Director this position is responsible for the development and implementation of integrated strategies to achieve the Congressman’s media and communications goals. A second part of the position is to participate in relevant events in the district in partnership with other district office staff as a representative of the Congressman.

Media plans will include timely engagement with journalists, generation of story ideas and execution of media strategies for media within the district.  Key deliverables include cultivating and maintaining meaningful relationships with members of the state and local media, developing a “news bureau” in which regular and consistent news angles and execution of media outreach occurs on a daily/weekly basis.  The role includes administering new media communications, including the office website, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube activities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

– Acts as the key contact and media liaison for the Congressman for all media in the district;
– Develops and implements media, communications, and public relations strategies for the Congressman;
– Writes press releases related to office activities on diverse subjects;
– Collaborates with the Washington DC office to identify ideas, construct language and capture photos of Congressional activities and to update the official website and post regularly on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube accounts;
– Works with District Director to assist in executing state level daily communication plan;
– Remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues relevant to the Congressman;
– Evaluates current events and media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Congressman and relevance to constituents;
– Provides ideas and advice on how best to present the Congressman’s actions and legislative activities to the media;
– Oversees the creation and distribution of the Congressman’s newsletters and questionnaires, issue targeted mailings and collaborate in creating an annual report for the office;
– Represent the Congressman at events in the city of Lincoln, including active engagement with constituents as defined by the District Director;
– Willing to learn and grow including ability to accept performance-based feedback;
– Works well under pressure and handles stress;
– Willing to work flexible hours as needed including occasional night or weekend;
– Performs other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

– Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
– Excellent communication skills;
– Ability to produce quality written documents under time constraints;
– Understanding of print, broadcast, and online media;
– Willingness to learn or existing knowledge of the legislative process, procedures and organization of the House;
– Curiosity to follow national, state and local current issues and commitment to focus on events in which the Congressman is involved;
– Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Congressman’s position on policy issues and in events in the district or one-on-one with constituents;
– Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; including strong interpersonal skills;
– Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;
– Proficiency in “new media” platforms (Facebook, twitter, blogs etc);
– Knowledge of office computer applications.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

– Bachelor’s degree required the ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, history, literature or a closely related field or media and communications with a focus on story development and production.  Strong academic credentials as plus.
– Three year commitment to the office is expected.

Please send cover letters and resumes to reyn.archer@mail.house.gov.

Paid Intern – House Republican

Pro-life conservative congressman is seeking a full-time, paid intern to start in early October 2016. Ideal candidates are strong conservatives with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Previous House-side Hill experience is strongly preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include answering phones and greeting visitors, sorting mail, facilitating Capitol tours, attending meetings/hearings, and assisting legislative staff. Interested candidates should email their resume to gop160812internship@gmail.com with the subject line “Internship Application”. 

Spring Intern – House Foreign Affairs Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee (majority)

The Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee on the Republican side of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is seeking an intern for the Spring 2017 semester to handle administrative and some policy duties in the office. Duties will include answering phones, handling logistics for hearings, conducting research, and drafting statements.

Qualified candidates will have a foreign policy background, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and be well-organized, responsible, and detail-oriented.

All interested applicants should e-mail their cover letter, resume, and a 2-5 page writing sample to tnthfac@gmail.com by October 7th, 2016. Cover letters should include the applicant’s anticipated availability for the duration of the internship; writing samples may be excerpts of larger works. No walk-ins or phone calls please. No late applications will be accepted.

Subcommittee Counsel – Senate Democrat on Judiciary Committee

Democratic Senator seeks a Counsel to serve on his Judiciary subcommittee staff.  Strong legal research, analysis, and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, collegial environment.  Portfolio will include immigration, national security and other issues.  Please email resume to subcommitteecounsel@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

Press Secretary – Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX)

Senior Texas GOP Member looking to hire a Press Secretary to manage and coordinate all communications activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

at least 2 years of congressional communications experience;
strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
strong oral communication skills;
understanding of print and broadcast media;
social media proficiency and ability to maintain websites;
relationships with Capitol Hill press;
thorough knowledge of legislative process;
ability to coordinate and collaborate with Energy and Commerce committee communications staff;
knowledge of current issues and events in which the Member is involved;
ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s positions on policy issues;
availability to work long hours;
ability to work well under pressure; and
ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and understanding of Texas politics;
Relationships with Texas press;
Experience and ability with digital design (i.e.: graphics for Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

DUTIES:

acts as spokesperson and media liaison for the Member;
develops and implements media and communications strategy for the Member;
helps prepare/brief and staffs the Member at media interviews;
remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Member may be questioned;
provides ideas and advice on the effect in the media of the Member’s actions and legislative activities;
performs other duties as assigned.

To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and two brief writing samples to Ryan.Thompson@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

Senior Senator from Rhode Island is presently seeking a Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Primary duties include answering phones and greeting visitors in the reception office, handling a variety of constituent requests for tours and flag purchases, and other administrative duties. Qualified applicants must be personable, dependable, and able to handle multiple tasks in a busy office setting. Ties to Rhode Island are preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223369 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Correspondent – Midwestern House Republican

Conservative Midwestern Congressman seeks a Legislative Correspondent with an exceptional work ethic and strong writing skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting correspondence, monitoring floor activity, and coordinating the intern program. Strong research and writing skills are required for this position as the Congressman places a high priority on accurate and timely correspondence. Preliminary knowledge of IQ is preferred. Please email a cover letter, resume, list of references, and an original one page essay explaining what you believe is the most American job. Email the requested materials to: mwconservative@gmail.com.

Press Assistant – New York House Republican

New York Republican Member of Congress seeks a driven, creative individual with exceptional writing skills to serve as a Press Assistant. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: working with the Communications Director on press releases, notices, and other external communications as assigned, helping to manage the Member’s social media accounts, assisting as a media liaison, and writing and editing briefing materials for the Member.  Hill experience and New York ties are preferred, but not required.  The applicant must be willing to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment, and able to produce thorough, quality work on a short timeframe. Please email a resume and cover letter to nygopjoblisting@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Midwestern House Republican

House Republican seeks a Staff Assistant for a fast-paced, high-performing office. Daily duties include greeting visitors; answering the telephone and constituent requests for general information, tours, and other inquiries; monitoring the delivery and pickup of materials; maintaining the front office; and assisting with various other tasks. The ideal candidate will be organized and self-motivated with the ability to interact well with others.  Midwestern ties preferred. Submit resume and cover letter to MidwesternGOP@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

Temporary-Full Time, with the possibility to convert to Permanent Full-Time
Salary $30,000 per year
Position for 3 months
September 12 – December 16, 2016
Hours: Weekdays 8:30am to 6:00pm. Times subject to change.

The Staff Assistant will need to take initiative and anticipate the needs of the entire office. Responsibilities include managing the front office, processing flag and tour requests, answering phones, and providing event support for regularly scheduled and special events. Additionally, the Staff Assistant will assist the Legislative Correspondent with incoming mail, faxes, and IQ database maintenance, including entering daily mail and batching for legislative assistants. The Staff Assistant will also assume several duties under the supervision of the Member’s Executive Assistant and will aid in printing and mailing thank you notes, updating contacts into IQ, drafting invitation regrets and acceptances. The Staff Assistant will train and manage the interns as well. A friendly, can-do attitude is a must, and Nebraska ties are preferred, but not required.

Candidate Requirements:

College graduate, IQ proficiency, customer service background.

Benefits Include:

Metro and health care.

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

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 223362 as the job referral number in the subject.

Press Assistant/Deputy Press Secretary – Senior Midwestern Senate Democrat

Senior Midwest Senate Democrat seeks Press Assistant/Deputy Press Secretary. Duties include compiling daily clips and briefing materials, fielding press calls, drafting press releases and advisories, assisting with events and assisting with research and writing projects. Applicants must be detail-oriented, highly motivated team players who are able to work in a fast-paced, setting and eager to learn. Digital and social media experience and/or interest in learning a plus. Previous internship or work experience in a Capitol Hill office or on a political campaign strongly preferred. Title dependent on experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and one draft press release to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223361 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Sr. Legislative Assistant/Legislative Assistant (fin. svcs) – California House Democrat on Financial Services Committee

Senior California Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant, or Senior Legislative Assistant depending on qualifications, to handle work on the Financial Services Committee and other issues. Candidates should have substantial experience with financial services issues and substantial Congressional experience. The successful applicant will possess strong writing and oral communication skills, work well with others, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and understand the legislative process. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to HouseFinancialServicesLA@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Staff Assistant – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Midwest Democratic Senator is seeking to fill the position of Staff Assistant in the Washington, DC office. Primary responsibilities include answering phones, greeting office visitors, monitoring office deliveries and pickups, distributing mail, scheduling tours, managing interns, and various other administrative duties. Qualified applicants must be outgoing and dependable with excellent organizational and communication skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to SenateDemocratJobs2016@gmail.com.

Communications Director – House Ways & Means Subcommittee (minority)

Committee seeks experienced and hardworking communications professional to develop and manage overall communications strategy in support of the legislative agenda of the Ranking Member and the Democratic Members of the Committee.  Responsibilities include: devising a communications strategy and media plan on pressing issues before the Committee; conducting outreach to reporters; coordinating press events; and drafting speeches and other statements.  Excellent writing skills, sound political judgment, good work ethic, and the ability to express ideas clearly, quickly and concisely are essential to the role.  Knowledge of tax, trade and health care issues a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to wamdsub@mail.house.gov.

Staff Attorney – Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel

Staff Attorney
Legislative Branch – Agency Wide
2 vacancies in the following location: Washington DC

Work Schedule is Full Time – Permanent

Opened Monday 8/29/2016

Closes Friday 9/23/2016

Salary Range
$77,490.00 to $77,490.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
AD-0905-12/12
Promotion Potential
15
Supervisory Status
No

Who May Apply
United States Citizens
Control Number
448818100
Job Announcement Number
SLC-ATT-09-23-16

Job Description
Job Summary

About the Agency

The responsibilities of an SOLC Staff Attorney include: 1. Drafting and editing bills, resolutions, conference reports, and amendments for committees, Members, and staff of the Senate. 2. Analyzing proposed legislation for legal sufficiency and constitutionality. 3. Researching the law and its development in relation to a proposal being analyzed or drafted. 4. Working closely with SOLC attorneys and Senate staff to analyze proposed policy and its implications and produce professional quality legislation.

A Staff Attorney receives a starting salary that is approximately equivalent to a GS-12 for the Washington, D.C. area ($77,490 as of 7/15/2016), with competitive increases in salary similar to those provided under the Attorney Generals Honors Program. The SOLC is committed to furthering the professional development of its employees throughout their careers with the Office and to providing a positive work-life balance. To the extent funding and the needs of the Senate allow, the SOLC currently offers its employees the following:

1. Participation in the Senate Federal student loan tuition repayment benefit program. SOLC employment qualifies for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program offered by the Department of Education. 2. Options for telework and flextime (subject to current Office policies) and parking or public transit subsidies. 3. An annual allotment of paid leave (including annual leave, health leave, and Federal holidays) and a paid gender-neutral family and medical leave program. 4. Retirement and insurance programs, including Federal Employees Retirement System coverage, matching funds for contributions under the Thrift Savings Plan, and group life and long-term care insurance coverage. 5. Additional benefits for employees and their families, including coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, access to dental and vision plans, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, an onsite fitness facility for employees offering group exercise classes (subject to membership fees), and priority access for admission to the Senate Employees Child Care Center.

Duties

The Office of the Legislative Counsel of the United States Senate (SOLC) is responsible for drafting and editing nearly all legislation considered by the Senate. The SOLC is a nonpartisan and nonpolitical office of the Senate, comprised of approximately 35 attorneys who serve all Members, committees, and staff of the Senate. A Staff Attorney in the Office works as part of a team of 5 to 7 other attorneys who specialize in various areas of Federal law, with assistance and mentoring provided by a more senior attorney. The position of Staff Attorney is full-time, with substantial evening and weekend overtime occasionally required to serve the needs of the Senate.

The responsibilities of an SOLC Staff Attorney include: 1. Drafting and editing bills, resolutions, conference reports, and amendments for committees, Members, and staff of the Senate. 2. Analyzing proposed legislation for legal sufficiency and constitutionality. 3. Researching the law and its development in relation to a proposal being analyzed or drafted. 4. Working closely with SOLC attorneys and Senate staff to analyze proposed policy and its implications and produce professional quality legislation.

Travel Required

Not Required

Relocation Authorized

No

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

See “Qualifications Required”.

Qualifications

A Staff Attorney applicant must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
1. A record of academic excellence, evidenced by ranking in the top one-third of a law school class. 2. An ability to write clearly and concisely. 3. No substantial participation with any political party or cause. 4. A commitment to public service.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

See “Qualifications Required”.
EDUCATION:

A Staff Attorney must be enrolled in, or a graduate of, an accredited law school. Before joining the Office, an applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school. Not later than 1 year after joining the Office, a Staff Attorney must be a member in good standing of a State bar.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, an applicant must-
1. be a United States citizen;
2. be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
3. be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
4. owe allegiance to the United States.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable
Additional Information
What To Expect Next
Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred for further consideration and possible interview.

BENEFITS

Review our benefits
See “Job Summary”.

Other Information
You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted by e-mail to recruiting@slc.senate.gov by the closing date. All required documents must be included and in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) form. Applications submitted in any other format will not be reviewed.

The Office of the Legislative Counsel is an equal opportunity employer. The Office reserves the right to conduct a background check before final selection, including a reference check, Internet name searches, and a criminal background check.

How You Will Be Evaluated

The position is nonpartisan and nonpolitical and is filled on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, writing ability, and a personal interview.

Required Documents
Please submit the following documents to apply for this position:

– A cover letter. – A current resume that includes all experience, education, training, outside activities, and other information relative to the position. – An official or unofficial transcript of your law school grades. – A legal writing sample of 10 pages or less that is written solely by yourself and not published under the name of any other person.

Your cover letter or resume should clearly provide your law school class rank or estimated class standing, or any information regarding class standing that your law school provides. If your law school does not provide any information on class standing, please state that in your cover letter. If your application does not provide any information on this topic, we will presume that you are not in the top third of your law school class.

Legislative Branch
Legislative Branch – Agency Wide
Contact
Recruitment Chairperson
Phone: 2022246461
Email: recruiting@slc.senate.gov
Address
Legislative Branch – Agency Wide
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington
Dist of Columbia US

Legislative Correspondent – Northeastern Senate Democrat

Northeastern Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent for the foreign policy, military, and defense portfolios. Primary responsibilities include responding to constituent mail, keeping abreast of legislative developments, and providing assistance to legislative assistants, including meeting with constituent groups. The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and is able to prioritize and perform duties in a fast-paced environment.  Hill experience is strongly preferred. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Interested applicants should send both cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223358 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Scheduler/Executive Assistant – Midwestern Senate Republican

Midwest Republican Senator seeks highly-organized and motivated individual to serve as the Senator’s DC Scheduler and Executive Assistant. This individual will maintain the Senator’s daily and long-term schedules as well as act as a liaison for the Senator with both staff and constituents. Primary responsibilities will include: receiving, evaluating and organizing all incoming meeting and event requests; greeting the Senator’s meeting attendees throughout the day; communicating key information regarding the Senator’s and the Senate’s schedule to staff; ensuring proper advance work is done for Senator’s travel, appearances and meetings; working with the Senator’s in-state Scheduler; network with Senate peers; and other duties as assigned by the Senator and the Chief of Staff. The ideal candidate will be energetic, resourceful, discreet and able to effectively multitask in a fast- paced environment. Qualified applicants will have at least 3-5 years of Scheduling and/or Executive Assistant experience, preferably on Capitol Hill. IQ experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223364 as the job referral number in the subject.

Senior Legislative Assistant/Legislative Assistant – California House Democrat on Financial Services Committee

Senior California Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant, or Senior Legislative Assistant depending on qualifications, to handle work on the Financial Services Committee and other issues. Candidates should have substantial experience with financial services issues and substantial Congressional experience. The successful applicant will possess strong writing and oral communication skills, work well with others, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and understand the legislative process. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to HouseFinancialServicesLA@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Proctor – Senate Page Program

Senate Page Program seeks a Proctor for page residence which houses high school students from across the nation. Duties include supervising students, enforcing rules, and planning activities. Bachelor’s degree required; current enrollment in a graduate degree granting program preferred. Experience working with adolescents or in a residence hall preferred. Compensation includes competitive salary and federal benefits. This is a full-time, live-in position. Applicants must have flexible schedules which permit evening, overnight, and weekend assignments. To apply, send cover letter, resume and Employment Application to resumes@saa.senate.gov. To be considered for this position an Employment Application MUST be submitted. The SAA Employment Application can be found at http://www.senate.gov/employment/saa/pdf/Employment_Application.pdf HIRING FOR THIS POSITION IS GOVERNED BY THE VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT. DEADLINE 09.30.2016.

Staff Assistant – Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (minority)

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee minority staff seeks a highly-motivated, organized Staff Assistant. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, opening mail, assisting legislative staff with hearing preparations and other duties as needed or assigned. This position requires applicants to be personable, dependable, be able to multitask, as well as possess an ability to work well under pressure in a busy environment. Qualified candidates should have an interest and familiarity with veterans issues and be able to work well in a team setting. Veterans with prior Hill experience preferred though not necessary. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223360 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Correspondent – Midwestern House Republican

Conservative Midwestern Congressman seeks a Legislative Correspondent with an exceptional work ethic and strong writing skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting correspondence, monitoring floor activity, and coordinating the intern program. Strong research and writing skills are required for this position as the Congressman places a high priority on accurate and timely correspondence. Preliminary knowledge of IQ is preferred. Please email a cover letter, resume, list of references, and an original one page essay explaining what you believe is the most American job. Email your submission to mwconservative@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant – Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA)

The Office of Congressman Ted W. Lieu (CA-33) seeks an organized, passionate, team-oriented Staff Assistant and Driver for Washington DC office. Responsibilities include: managing the front office, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing DC internship program, driving the Congressman to and from events during regular office hours and afterhours, assisting with press operations, and providing additional office support as needed. While this is an entry-level position, candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, sharp attention to detail, good time management skills, an ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, and a sense of humor.

Access to a four door car in good condition is required. The candidate and vehicle must be properly registered, insured, and have a clean driving record. Candidate is expected to be on call and available whenever the member is in Washington. California ties are preferred, but not required.

Please send applications to: Lieu.Staff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins please. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Constituent Service Representative (District Office) – Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA)

The District Office of Congresswoman Katherine M. Clark is currently accepting applicants for the position of Constituent Service Representative (CSR). The CSR monitors and updates the Member and District Director on district and local issues as well as serves as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies for the member and constituents.

This position is responsible for a wide range of outreach, relationship management, event coordination, and correspondence. We’re looking for someone who has great judgment, keen political skills, is quick on their feet and ready to seize opportunities (or create them). The ideal candidate is fast but highly detail oriented, and is a strong written and oral communicator.

Essential Job Functions Required:

• Acts as the representative for the Congresswoman within his or her area of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;
• Informs the Congresswoman and the District Director of all happenings in his or her assigned geographic & issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents;
• Acts as a liaison to local, state and federal officials and other persons or groups to form effective relationships for the Member;
• Manages at least 1 casework assignment area & assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and/or Chief of Staff;
• Monitors scheduled district meetings for the Member with constituents;
• Screens and refers cases, when appropriate, to other district offices;
• Prepares periodic reports for the District Director on pending cases and district activities in his or her assigned geographic & 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;
• Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a full time position.

Education, Skills, & Knowledge Required:

• 3-5 years relevant experience required; experience with the military & veteran’s issues or SSDI preferred.
• Exceptional written & oral communication, organizational and project management skills with an overall execution orientation; track record of effectively managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects;
• Thorough knowledge of legislative process and of House organization and procedures;
• Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments;
• Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Congresswoman is involved;
• Strong political instincts, and a proactive entrepreneurial mindset;
• Grace under pressure; ability to delegate, communicate, and act decisively as well as adapt well to changing priorities;
• Availability & ability to work long, irregular hours including evenings and weekends;
• A professional style that includes flexibility, evenness, and sense of humor.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, & 2 writing samples to: Jobs.MA05@mail.house.gov.

Paid Interns – Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-MS)

The Office of Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-04) is seeking candidates for its Washington D.C. Fall internship program. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending briefings, and providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have excellent writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Interns receive a small stipend to assist with living expenses. Mississippi ties are preferred but not required. Please send a resume and cover letter to colleen.kennedy@mail.house.gov.

Judiciary Fellow – Senator Al Franken (D-MN)

Senator Al Franken seeks a recent law school graduate for a one-year fellowship. The fellow will assist the Senator’s counsels and staff on all legislative and policy matters within 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. Responsibilities include assisting counsels in preparing the Senator for meetings, briefings, Judiciary Committee hearings, and Senate floor activity; developing and planning legislative initiatives in these policy areas; and representing the Senator in meetings and at events. Qualified candidates will have a proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, fast-paced, high-pressure environment with overlapping short-term and long-term deadlines; unfailing attention to detail; exceptional writing and analytic skills; and strong inter-personal, management, negotiation, and organizational skills. The position is unpaid; however, the office will support applicants’ efforts to obtain outside funding. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and short writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov.

Scheduler/Executive Assistant – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA)

Southern California Democrat seeks a scheduler/executive assistant with strong organizational and communications skills for Washington, D.C. Office. Ideal candidates will be highly organized and detail-oriented, have a strong work ethics and the ability to work flexible hours.

Responsibilities include managing and maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term D.C. and District schedule(s); coordinating travel arrangements and lodging (when necessary) which includes booking flight reservations to and from the District. Evaluate, organize and review all incoming meetings, speech and event requests of the Member of Congress with the Chief of Staff and District Director. In addition, the scheduler/executive assistant will be responsible for coordinating the Member’s personal correspondence. This position require someone with the ability to multi-task, maintain a sense of humor and comfortable with working in a fast paced environment – Capitol Hill. This is not an entry level position. Previous Capitol Hill scheduling and/or executive assistant experience, and a current driver’s license and car are preferred. California ties are a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email cover letter, resume and two short writing samples to my attention, Cookab Hashemi, chief of staff at Cookab.Hashemi@mail.house.gov.

No faxes, phone calls or drop bys. Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016.

Press Intern (Fall) – Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

Senator Manchin seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent post-graduate to start an immediate Press Internship this fall to assist an aggressive and fast-paced press office. Tasks include compiling daily press and broadcast clips, organizing, maintaining and updating media lists, drafting press releases, assisting with social media, conducting brief research projects as well as additional tasks to assist the press team. Preference will be given to candidates with West Virginia ties and those who can commit to a full-time internship. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume with references and one writing sample to internship@manchin.senate.gov. *Please reference the Mountain State Press Internship in the subject line.*

Staff Assistant – Iowa House Democrat

Iowa Democrat seeks an organized, team-oriented Staff Assistant to manage the front office, coordinate tour and flag requests, assist with constituent correspondence, and provide office support as needed. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Previous hill experience is preferred. Iowa ties are strongly preferred, but not required. Please, absolutely NO calls or walk-ins. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to democrat.midwestern@mail.house.gov with subject line “Staff Assistant App” no later than COB Friday, September 9th. Please, absolutely NO calls or walk-ins.

Law Clerks (Spring 2017) – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Senator Feinstein is seeking candidates for unpaid, full-time or part-time law clerkships in her Senate Judiciary Committee office in Washington, D.C. The clerkship will begin in early January and end in May. Judiciary staff advises the Senator in areas related to national security, terrorism, criminal and civil law, immigration, civil rights, privacy, and intellectual property, as well as judicial nominations. Law clerks assist staff with legislative and oversight responsibilities and engage in a range of activities, including, but not limited to, attending hearings, conducting legal research, and drafting briefing memoranda for the Senator. Some general office support is also required. Ideal candidates are current students or recent alumni interested in government and public interest law, learning about the legislative process, have excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong written and oral communication skills and a good sense of humor are musts. Please e-mail resume, cover letter including availability, unofficial transcript, a short writing sample, and a list of at least three references for consideration to jud.law.clerk@gmail.com. All application materials must be submitted by 5:00pm EST on October 7, 2016.

Communications Director – Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA)

California Democrat (Rep. Jerry McNerney, CA-9) seeks experienced communications director to develop and execute aggressive, proactive long-term media and outreach strategy.

Responsibilities include serving as chief spokesperson, successfully pitching stories and press events to both national and local media outlets, responding to media inquiries, effectively messaging policy and other priorities, maintaining an active web presence and social media profile, and writing press releases, op-eds, speeches, talking points, and franked mail.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong editing and proofreading abilities, and working collaboratively with an active legislative team and District staff in a fast-paced environment are required.

Successful candidate must have the desire and ability to develop relationships with California and national reporters. Requires outreach to print, TV, and radio outlets.

The Communications Director is also responsible for maintaining relationships with different vendors for the purpose of constituent outreach and communications services.

Candidate must be comfortable working closely with the Member and staff.

Ideal candidate would be politically astute and have a good sense of humor and positive attitude. Desired qualities include the ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically.

This position requires non-traditional hours and occasional travel to the District.

No calls or drop ins, please.

California ties, Hill experience, and Spanish literacy are a plus. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: McNerneyResumes@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

The Office of Senator McCaskill is seeking a Staff Assistant to join a busy front office environment in her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include answering and routing constituent calls, greeting and assisting constituents in the office, responding to constituent concerns and requests, handling tour requests, and assisting in event planning. A successful candidate will be highly motivated, able to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks, detail-oriented, and able to maintain a high level or professionalism and discretion at all times. The candidate should have strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with constituents and staff members. Missouri ties strongly preferred but not required. Resume and cover letter should be emailed to employment@mccaskill.senate.gov. No phone calls please.

Legislative Assistant (health) – Senate Republican

Senior Republican Senator seeks a legislative assistant to work on Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, and other health and social service related issues. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet tight deadlines in a rigorous environment. The successful candidate will have significant, relevant policy experience and be a self-starter. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting oversight of relevant programs; preparing for hearings; analyzing legislative and regulatory developments and recommending appropriate responses; and meeting with constituent and stakeholder groups. Prior hill experience as an LA or Professional Staff Member required. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223352 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Correspondent (housing/education/labor/health) – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Midwest Democratic Senator seeks a highly motivated, detail oriented and resourceful Legislative Correspondent to handle the housing, education, healthcare and labor policy portfolio in a fun, fast-paced office. Primary duties include processing incoming mail and drafting outgoing constituent mail. Other duties include conducting research, providing assistance to senior legislative staff, drafting memos for the Senator, and meeting with stakeholders. Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills are necessary. Previous Hill experience, proficiency in IQ, and a public policy background are 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 and resume to SenateLegJobs@gmail.com.

Legislative Director – Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

Progressive Senior Appropriator seeks a Legislative Director to lead staff in a team-oriented office and serve as liaison to DHS appropriations subcommittee.

Responsibilities: supervise day to day activity of legislative staff; contribute to office communications plan; proactively promote the office legislative agenda; manage a personal legislative issue portfolio which may include homeland security, transportation and telecommunication among others; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of the legislative process and House procedures; previous supervisory experience; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; flexibility with priorities and ever changing deadlines; detail orientation; and ability to meet attendance requirements including a varied and often unpredictable work schedule. Previous supervisory experience and Spanish proficiency strongly preferred.

Pluses include knowledge of immigration/DHS issues and ties to California. People of color, women and LGBT persons strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary commensurate with experience. No calls or drop-ins.

Interested applicants should submit via email the following documents: cover letter, resume and one writing sample. Care should be taken to include each document as a separate attachment in the same email to: SoCalDCstaffOpening@mail.house.gov.

Press Intern – Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

The office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) seeks a part-time, unpaid press intern. Candidates must be located in Washington, D.C. but could potentially work remotely part-time. Duties include assisting with social media, drafting press releases and blog posts, maintaining press lists, transcribing speeches, and helping the press office with the day-to-day operations. Applicants must be detail-orientated, a team player, and have strong writing and verbal communication skills. Previous press experience is preferred but not required, and applicants must possess a willingness to learn and an interest in communications. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to laura_markstein@coons.senate.gov.

Communications Director – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX)

The Office of Congressman Michael McCaul is seeking a candidate to fill a DC-based Communications Director position. At least 2-4 years of congressional communications experience is required. A candidate must also exhibit strong writing, editing, proofreading and oral communication skills. Additionally, a candidate should have a strong understanding of print, broadcast and social media; relationships with Capitol Hill press; and thorough knowledge of the legislative process. Experience with digital design and relationships with Texas press are preferred. To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and two brief writing samples to Resumes.TX10@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Director – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

Democratic Member of both the Judiciary and Education & Labor Committees seeks a Legislative Director to spearhead all aspects of a wide -ranging and proactive legislative agenda. The LD will also serve as lead counsel on ethical and legal matters for the office. Candidates must have a law degree and Hill experience is strongly preferred. Additionally, candidates should have a substantive record of advancing strategic plans and managing small teams. Position demands impeccable work ethic, sound judgement and the ability to execute under strenuous time constraints. The LD will join a closely knit staff, a sense of humor is a must. Experience in IP law is a bonus. To apply, send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. Please note “ LD Position” in subject line.

The Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly values the diversity of its employees.

Staff Assistant – Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Senator Tom Udall seeks dependable, highly motivated, energetic, and professional individual for entry-level staff assistant position. Primary responsibilities include answering phones, greeting guests, mail sorting, processing tour and flag requests, and other general administrative duties and special projects as assigned. Ideal candidates will have some previous office experience, be proactive, comfortable in fast-paced environments, able to multi-task, highly organized, and possess excellent communication skills. New Mexico ties required. Spanish speaking skills a plus. Please email cover letter and resume to resumes@tomudall.senate.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Our office is an equal opportunity employer.

Legislative Assistant (Ways & Means issues) – Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to work on Ways and Means Committee issues. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Hill experience and law degree with tax experience preferred. Send resume, brief writing sample, and three references to DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. No drop-ins please.

Speechwriter – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Midwestern Senate Democrat seeking experienced speechwriter. He or she will craft speeches and other similar materials for the senator. Experience and knowledge of the Senate are strongly desired. The ideal candidate will be skilled at translating complex policy into relatable terms, be detail-oriented and possess a creative mind. The speechwriter works closely with the communications, policy and state staffs. Please send cover letter and resume to: senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223347 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Military Legislative Assistant – Senate Republican on Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

Republican member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee seeks MLA to handle defense and homeland security portfolios. Prior hill experience as an LA or professional staff member and an understanding of the federal budget process are required. A successful candidate will be an excellent writer, a team player, and have a proven record of delivering results under deadlines. Please submit (1) cover letter and resume, (2) writing sample, and (3) references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223348 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Paid Intern (Fall) – House Republican

Pro-life conservative congressman is seeking a full-time, paid intern for Fall 2016. Ideal candidates are strong conservatives with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Previous House-side Hill experience is strongly preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include answering phones and greeting visitors, sorting mail, facilitating Capitol tours, attending meetings/hearings, and assisting legislative staff. Interested candidates should email their resume to gop160812internship@gmail.com with the subject line “Fall Internship Application”.

Staff Assistant/Caseworker (San Antonio, TX District Office) – Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX)

The Office of Congressman Joaquin Castro is announcing the following available position in his San Antonio District Office: Staff Assistant/Caseworker. This entry-level position will provide coverage for the front desk and include responsibilities such as: Answer and screen telephone calls and visitors; Respond to constituent requests for flags, tours and other information; Maintain office supplies and equipment; Handle casework assignments, serving as a liaison with constituents, federal, district, and local agencies; Act as the representative for the Congressman within his or her area of responsibility; Staff Congressman at community events and meetings, as needed; Assist to train interns to handle office matters; Perform other duties as assigned. A successful candidate will have the following skills and knowledge: Ability to multi-task; Maintain a good working relationship with the Congressman, staff, and constituents; Accept performance-based criticism and direction; Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner; Work a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends; Strong verbal and written communication skills, with Spanish skills preferred; Thoroughness and careful attention to detail; Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities; Ability to use in-house data system, Intranet Quorum (IQ); Ability to use and troubleshoot photocopier, facsimile machine, telephone, and other office equipment; Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments; 4-year degree preferred.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume and email to District Director, Toni Serna, at toni.serna@mail.house.gov. Closing date is September 9, 2016.

Paid Intern (Fall) – Member of House Republican Leadership

A conservative member of House Republican leadership is currently accepting applications for an open paid internship position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching legislative issues, conducting Capitol tours, attending briefings & hearings, and assisting the Member and staff with data management. In addition the applicant should expect to work on special projects related to the Member’s leadership responsibilities. The ideal candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to complete assignments quickly and accurately in a fast-paced office environment. The ideal candidate will also be a self-starter, organized, and able to multi-task efficiently. Full time availability and a commitment to serve now until mid- to late December are required. Any interested candidate should email his or her resume and cover letter to conservative.internship@gmail.com.

Communications Director – California House Democrat

Senior Democratic House member from CA seeks proactive, experienced communications director to develop and implement strategic media plan in a fast-paced and results-driven environment. Must have proven track-record, and ability to manage website and social media tools. Outstanding writing skills and strong pitching skills are required. Southern California ties are preferred but not necessary. This is not an entry level position. Qualified candidates should submit resume, cover letter to commstafferCA2016@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant – House Administration Committee (majority)

The Republican Office of the Committee on House Administration seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual to fill a paid Temporary Staff Assistant position. Working closely with Committee staff, the Temporary Staff Assistant 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. Responsibilities include assisting with answering phones, aiding in the execution of daily events and meetings, filing and scanning committee documents, helping prepare for New Member Orientation, and assisting staff with various projects. The ideal candidate would have excellent communications skills, be detail oriented, have working knowledge of graphics/video programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud, and work well as part of a team. Interested applicants should apply to CHAJobs@mail.house.gov no later than September 14, 2016.

Legislative Assistant – Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC)

Member of Congress from North Carolina seeks a Legislative Assistant for the D.C. Office. The legislative portfolio includes Education, Transportation, Science, Space, & Technology, Telecommunications, and Women’s Rights. This individual is responsible for drafting legislation and amendments, tracking legislation, developing legislative initiatives, writing speeches and floor statements, staffing the Member in Committee, and representing the Member in meetings with constituents and interested parties. Applicants should have experience in education policy, excellent written and verbal communication skills, work well under pressure in a fast- paced environment, a strong team player, and have at least two years of legislative experience on Capitol Hill. Ties to North Carolina are a plus. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples along with three references to nchousejobs@gmail.com. Please be sure to put LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT in the subject line.

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