Archive for November, 2016
Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) is seeking a full time, paid intern to start in early January. Intern responsibilities include assisting staff with office support services, logging and drafting constituent correspondence, researching legislation, attending hearings/meetings on an as-needed basis, and leading tours of the United States Capitol building. California ties a plus, but not mandatory. Applicants should be enthusiastic, hard-working, and computer-literate. Send a resume and cover letter to Kathryn Hopper at Kathryn.Hopper@mail.house.gov.
Arizona Republican seeks proactive and detail-oriented scheduler for office to maintain a robust DC and district schedule. The ideal candidate is organized, personable, and a problem-solver. Responsibilities include:
– Coordinating all details and logistics of Member events;
– Booking and monitoring Member travel;
– Assisting with financial disclosure forms;
– Office management and basic technical support to the Member and staff; and
– Being well-versed in House ethics compliance and the CHA Members’ Congressional Handbook.
Please send your resume to AZ.HouseRepublican@gmail.com.
Senator Sherrod Brown is seeking an experienced Systems Administrator/Mail Manager. As Systems Administrator, this person will provide technology support for large DC and state offices for all equipment, will learn and administer the office’s CSS, and will help to manage office equipment budget, amongst other tasks. As Mail Manager, this person will also play a large role in the office’s response to correspondence through our CSS. This includes but is not limited to supervising all aspects of mail-processing, reviewing and editing outgoing correspondence, preparing reports on mail volume and other aspects of the mail process. The ideal candidate will have a talent and interest in computer and other technology systems, be a strong writer and editor, will be organized, detail oriented, have strong interpersonal/natural leadership skills, and be self-motivated. We are an equal opportunity employer. Prior Hill experience strongly preferred. No phone calls please. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to email@example.com with 223435 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Select Committee on Ethics seeks a Staff Assistant to provide administrative support to the Committee. The Staff Assistant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: answering phones and routing calls, managing the reception desk, greeting visitors, filing, responding to constituent mail, providing support to the Committee’s professional staff, and various other administrative duties as assigned. This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all members of the Committee and 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 be highly organized and detail oriented, possess exceptional customer service and communication skills, and have the sound judgment necessary to handle matters that arise before the Committee. All applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman-elect Jason Lewis (R-MN) is seeking qualified candidates for Legislative, Communications, and Administrative positions. Successful candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills, be self-starters and be able to work in a team environment. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in one attachment to MN02.RepLewis@gmail.com. Additionally, please note in the subject line of your email which type of position you are interested in.
Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Small Business seeks a professional staff member to handle procurement policy, with an emphasis on small business contracting issues. Subject matter experience in federal set-aside programs, federal agency buying practices, and federal acquisition policy is strongly preferred. The candidate must possess superior writing and analytic abilities, including strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience with hearing preparation and legislative development is a plus. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Progressive Midwest Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual for open Legislative Correspondent position. The main responsibility in this position is responding to constituent mail in a timely and correct manner and drafting form and individual letters. Other responsibilities may include assisting Legislative Assistants with legislative work on an ad hoc basis, representing Senator at events and in constituent meetings, and other duties as assigned. Qualified candidates should be strong writers, well-organized, resourceful, and be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223443 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) is seeking a Legislative Director to manage a talented legislative shop. Responsibilities include managing a 12+ person legislative staff, developing and implementing legislative strategy, mentoring staff, and reviewing legislative work-products for substance and style. The successful candidate will be organized, decisive, and able to delegate appropriately. The ideal candidate will be a proactive leader, a clear communicator with strong writing and grammar skills, have exceptional attention to detail, and able to work in a fast-paced office environment. Interested candidates should note that their personal legislative portfolio will be very limited. Senate experience is required. Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to SenateGOPLD@gmail.com with the candidates name in the subject line by COB Monday, December 5.
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.
House Republican Member-elect seeks a communications director for fast-paced Washington, DC office. Competitive candidates will have press relations experience and excellent communication and social media skills. Prior Hill experience a plus. Please send resume to email@example.com.
House Republican seeks a Communications Director with at least two years of communications experience, one in a House or Senate Member or Committee Office. S/he will be responsible for planning and executing a proactive and aggressive media and communications outreach strategy including planning frequent press events in the district, pitching stories nationally and in the district media market(s) and writing a variety of communications collateral (press releases, talking points op-eds, newsletters, etc). Successful candidate will be responsible for implementing a strategic social media outreach plan, including production of high quality graphics with Adobe Creative Suite. Ideal candidates will have excellent writing skills, creativity and political savvy as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and have prior on-the-record experience and the ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically. Please send cover letter, resume, writing and digital content portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midwestern Democratic Member of Congress seeks qualified scheduler with strong communication and organizational skills for the Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented, have a strong work ethic, and be able to thrive in a fast paced work environment. Responsibilities include managing the Member’s daily schedule, arranging travel, coordinating all Member level meetings and event requests, as well as other duties as assigned. Access to a car is required as the position will involve driving the Member. Midwestern ties are a plus. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. For consideration, email a cover letter and resume to MidwestJobPosting@mail.house.gov. Please write “Scheduler Position” in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins.
Republican House Member seeks a hard-working, proactive, and detail-oriented Executive Assistant in Washington, D.C. office to develop and oversee Member and Office daily and long-term schedule as well as Office logistics. Duties include performing the scheduling operations of an active Member: managing and evaluating meeting requests from start to finish, effectively adapting to variables in the schedule as well as fluctuating priorities, transporting Member to/from meetings and events, coordinating travel arrangements, and ensuring Member is prepared for meetings and events. As the Office’s primary point of contact, this position will require a polite and professional demeanor and a keen ability to communicate with all staff to identify schedule priorities. A tight schedule is critical to achieving Member’s professional goals, and a successful candidate is someone who has great judgment and strong political instincts. As a critical member of the Office team, this person must maintain a positive working relationship with staff of all levels. Additional responsibilities include handling the Member’s personal correspondence, maintaining office records, and other projects as assigned by the Member and/or Chief of Staff. This position reports to both Member and Chief of Staff, and the Executive Assistant must be able to accept direction or constructive criticism from both. This is not an entry level position and previous scheduling experience in a fast-paced office is preferred. Proficiency in Outlook and Intranet Quorum (IQ) and a track record of organizational and project management skills required. Must have access to a car and ability to work long, irregular hours when the House is in session. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit resume, writing sample, cover letter, and salary range to ExecAsstHouse@gmail.com.
Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle a variety of domestic issues, including health care, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, housing and education. This position is responsible for drafting memos on comprehensive policy issues, drafting legislation and amendments, writing speeches and statements, understanding and staying connected to the District and representing the Member in meetings with constituents and interested parties. Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Capitol Hill experience is required. Washington state ties are a plus. Please email cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to email@example.com. No calls or drop-ins.
SUMMARY: The scheduler manages the Congressman’s most important asset – his time. Working directly with the Congressman, Chief of Staff, and District Director, the Scheduler is one of the most essential members of the team. S/he maintains the Congressman’s official schedule and travel plans; ensures that complex schedules and difficult decisions about priorities are executed perfectly; and acts as a liaison for the Congressman with the staff, public and other Members of Congress. Applicants should be eager, dynamic, intelligent, and exceptionally organized. Top-notch interpersonal skills and work ethic are required as well. Additional responsibilities can be added commensurate with interest and experience.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
* Supervises the Congressman’s entire schedule and two additional schedulers in Massachusetts. Holds responsibility for everything on the calendar;
* Prepares the daily schedule and associated itineraries for the Congressman in Washington, D.C.;
* Prepares projected schedules for the Congressman, helping align key priorities in the months ahead;
* Briefs the Congressman on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. office;
* Schedules all staff meetings and briefings involving the Congressman;
* Coordinates scheduling of press, interviews, radio and television time with the Communications Director and Press Assistant;
* Makes reservations for the Congressman’s rail and air travel, and coordinates lodging and ground transportation;
* Submits vouchers for travel and expense reimbursement to the staff member responsible for submitting office bills for payment;
* Ensures that the Congressman is provided with briefing materials for each event by coordinating with event participants and the appropriate staff member;
* Acts as a liaison for constituents and other individuals when they visit the Congressman;
* Acts as a liaison between the Congressman and other Members, committee staff, White House, and government offices and agencies to arrange for the Congressman’s attendance at meetings or to coordinate travel plans;
* Maintains a good working relationship with the Congressman, staff, constituents, and other Congressional offices;
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Excellent organization and leadership skills
* Great communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* Willingness to learn and accept feedback
* Bachelor’s degree required
To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republican House Office (Member serves on “A” level committee) searching for an experienced Communications Director. Beyond acting as spokesperson for the office, this position is responsible for overseeing all office communications efforts including traditional media, earned media, social/digital media, and constituent communications. Candidate must be a self-starter able to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines to aggressively advance office messaging in the district, DC, and nationally. This is a 24/7 position in an upwardly mobile office. While the ideal candidate will have communications experience on the Hill or in campaigns or a combination thereof, will also consider those with private communications/public relations experience. Please send cover letter and resume to RepCommsPosition@gmail.com with “Communications Director” in the subject line. Looking to move quickly.
Connecticut Democrat seeks qualified candidates for DC Scheduler in team-oriented office. Responsibilities include maintaining member’s daily and long term schedule in Washington, evaluating meeting requests and invitations, coordinating travel arrangements, managing member’s personal correspondence, and ensuring timely preparation for the member for meetings and events. The ideal candidate for this position is detail oriented and proactive, possess strong communication skills, and can thrive in a fast paced and team oriented office. Prior scheduling experience is preferred, as are Connecticut ties and access to a car. Please submit a resume and cover letter to CT02JOB@mail.house.gov. No calls or drop-ins.
The Office of Congressman Ted W. Lieu seeks an organized, passionate, team-oriented Legislative Assistant to handle a portfolio focused on (but not limited to) technology policy. Ideal candidates will have relevant policy experience, excellent writing skills, ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
Responsibilities include: developing legislative initiatives and monitoring legislative developments in Committee and on House floor; drafting and editing correspondence; meeting with constituents and advocacy groups; and drafting talking points, speeches and press releases. This is not an entry-level position. Previous background in technology and cybersecurity policy is strongly preferred. Candidates must have excellent 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. Salary commensurate with experience.
Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lieu.Staff@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins please. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
House Republican Member-elect seeks an executive assistant for a Washington, DC office. Competitive candidates will have excellent organizational and communications skills and the ability to operate in a fast-paced team environment with multiple competing priorities. This position will manage the Member’s schedule and play a significant role in the efficient functioning of the office. Please send resume to email@example.com.
The Office of Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) seeks an experienced and hardworking communications director to develop and manage the overall communications strategy in support of a legislative agenda focusing on clean energy, mental health and water infrastructure development. Responsibilities include on-the-record and background statements, drafting press releases, talking points, speeches, event memos, quotes, managing social media portfolio, basic graphic design, preparing Member for interviews and speaking engagements, and additional tasks. Excellent writing skills, sound political judgment, and good work ethic are required. Previous hill experience and New York ties preferred. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. This office is an equal opportunity employer.
Sen. Charles Schumer’s Office seeks self-motivated and professional college students or recent college graduates for a part-time or full-time spring internship, from January to May 2017. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow-up memos, answering phones, processing mail and other administrative duties. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, have strong writing and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in public policy. This is an unpaid internship. New York ties a plus. Please send a resume, cover letter, a 2-3 page academic writing sample and a completed copy of our intern application, located here http://www.schumer.senate.gov/students/internships, to Washington_Internships@schumer.senate.gov.
Incoming freshman Democrat seeks legislative assistant with strong writing and organizational skills. Ideal candidate will have previous experience working on or with the Hill, be a team player, and have ties to the Southwest U.S. Submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Western Democratic Senator seeks a legislative assistant to handle energy and environment issues, including natural resources, water and public lands. The legislative assistant will serve as the primary advisor on all energy and environmental issues and must be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Responsibilities include briefing the senator, drafting legislation, memos, and letters as well as working with federal agencies, constituents, and stakeholders. A successful candidate will be a strong writer with proven analytical abilities and an ability to work under deadlines. A graduate degree or two-three years related policy experience are required. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Western.Senate.Dem@gmail.com.
Senior Appropriations Democrat seeks candidates for the position of Press Secretary for a fast-paced and highly engaged office. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills, the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects, and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s position on policy issues. S/he will be responsible for coordinating with the legislative team to develop, manage and organize all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website, implementing social media strategy, maintaining press database, writing e-newsletters & coordinating Tele-town halls. Duties will also include briefing the Member for interviews, writing and implementing PSAs, interacting with the press as the Member’s principal spokesperson and coordinating the Member’s overall press relations. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience, a depth of legislative and policy knowledge including that of the appropriations process, and Ohio connections of benefit. Candidates must be able to work extended hours, under time pressure, and in a strongly collaborative office, while maintaining a positive attitude and demeanor. No walk-ins or phone calls. Please submit resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary requirements to Midwestern.Resume@mail.house.gov.
Democratic Senator seeks a Communications Director. The ideal candidate will be a communications veteran with at least seven years in public relations. Experience on Capitol Hill is strongly preferred. This position develops and oversees all communications for the Senate office; acts as a liaison with state and national media; participates in development of legislative agenda; writes op-ed pieces, press releases, and direct mail pieces; tapes, edits, and coordinates television satellite feeds and assists in planning State press events. The Communications Director will work closely with the Senator, Chief of Staff, legislative, and outreach staff. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223429 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Senator Manchin seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent post-graduate to assist an aggressive and fast-paced press office. This internship would run from January through May 2017. 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 fulltime internship. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume with references and one writing sample to email@example.com. *Please reference the Mountain State Press Internship in the subject line.*
Progressive, Freshman House Member seeks Legislative Assistant and Legislative Correspondent.
1.) LC Candidates should have knowledge of the letter writing process and have at least 6 months of congressional experience.
2.) LA will ideally have one year of legislative experience working for a democratic Member of Congress or relevant advocacy group/organization.
3.) Southeastern ties a plus.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2016.
Senior House Democrat seeks highly motivated and experienced Communications Director to handle press inquiries, speech-writing, social media, and message development and strategy for both Washington and the District. The Communications Director will be working with our team to coordinate and execute the Member’s overall communication efforts. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, on-the-record press experience, strong political instincts, and new media experience. Candidates must thrive in a fast-moving, aggressive communications environment; be team-oriented, nimble, creative and strategic; and have a positive, can-do attitude. This position provides an opportunity to work for a highly engaged, energetic Member of Congress who has a successful record of improving the lives of women, children, seniors and fighting for the middle-class. Equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with experience. Hill experience and Spanish literacy is a positive. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please send resume and to: FL23Resume@mail.house.gov. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D-Mo.) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for a full-time unpaid press internship for Winter-Spring 2016. Applicants must be available to work from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday, and ideally able to start in early January. Duties include tracking press clips and monitoring traffic on social media networks, assisting with morning press clips, updating and maintaining press contact lists, writing short press releases, assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation, and other research duties as needed. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, and/or journalism. Missouri ties are a plus. Please send your resume and cover letter to Jonas_Edwards-Jenks@mccaskill.senate.gov as soon as possible, but no later than close of business on Friday, December 2.
Republican Member of Congress seeks experienced Communications Director to run aggressive press operation in fast-paced Washington office. Individual should have previous Hill or political experience working with press and managing contours of media landscape. Individual will be expected to develop and implement long-term communications strategy. S/he will be responsible for coordinating with the policy team to develop, manage and organize all communications efforts, including writing press releases, op-eds, talking points and newsletters. Candidates must be able to work extended hours with weekend availability to proactively respond to pertinent news and events. Please submit resume, cover letter, two writing samples and salary requirements to email@example.com.
The Office of Senator James Lankford is currently seeking unpaid interns to help in the Washington, DC office for the Spring 2017 semester. Interns will be responsible for assisting with general front office duties including, but not limited to: answering phones, performing administrative tasks, assisting with database management, contributing to the office correspondence process, conducting tours of the US Capitol, and assisting with legislative research. Applicants should be detail-oriented with excellent communication skills and a friendly demeanor. Oklahoma ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senate Committee Minority staff is seeking a Senior Counsel to assist with an active oversight and investigations portfolio. Responsibilities will include handling all stages of congressional investigations, including drafting requests for information, reviewing responsive material, selecting witnesses for hearings, and writing reports, statements, questions, and talking points. Candidate should be self-motivated, work well under pressure, and have excellent written communications skills. Candidate should also be prepared to help craft a pro-active oversight agenda for the 115th Congress. Interested applicants should send a resume to email@example.com.
California Democrat seeks experienced, hardworking team player with outstanding writing skills and sound political judgment to serve as Communications Director in his Washington DC office.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing speeches; responding to press inquiries; drafting press releases; managing and updating official website and social media accounts; creating and distributing e-newsletters and franked mailings; planning press conferences and in-district events; and developing and implementing media, communications, and public relations strategies. This is not an entry-level position.
Candidates must be flexible, highly dependable, and organized as well as possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to quickly produce press materials.
The ideal candidate would have California ties, at least 2 years of on-the-record professional communications experience (campaign or Hill), significant speech writing experience, working knowledge of issues facing California, and a strategic understanding of gun violence prevention issues and policies within the jurisdiction of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and three references to CA05CommunicationsDirector@gmail.com with the Subject Line: Communications Director Vacancy. No phone calls, faxes or drop-in, please.
Democratic Senator is seeking an Administrative Director. Person will report to the Chief of Staff and be responsible for the management of the administrative operations in the D.C. and state offices. Responsibilities include the preparation of the annual budget; oversight and implementation of the office budget; management of all office accounts, including payroll accounts; expenditure reports; staff education and training; ensuring that office policies and procedures are followed; as well as management of the front office, mail operations and Systems Administrator. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are needed. Senate or House experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223428 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Rep. Frank Pallone is seeking a legislative assistant for his personal office. Primary responsibilities will include direct responsibility for a portfolio of legislative/policy issue areas with an emphasis on health care, education, women and children’s issues, consumer protection, and financial issues; working with senior staff on new legislative proposals; drafting of memos and talking points for the Member; drafting, review, and management of related letters; coordination with communications and district staff on press events; stakeholder meetings and proactive outreach.
Ideal candidates will have relevant policy and/or legislative experience, excellent writing skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Hill experience and New Jersey ties a plus.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and references in a single PDF document to NJ06Resume@mail.house.gov and include “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. No drop-ins or phone calls please. Resumes will be accepted until November 25, 2016.
The office of Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) is currently seeking interns for his Washington, D.C., office for the spring 2017 semester. Duties include tracking legislation, researching bills, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and providing legislative support. The ideal candidates are energetic, resourceful and able to effectively multitask in a fast- paced environment. Interested candidates should submit their resumes to email@example.com. Information about the internship program, along with the application, can be found online at www.rounds.senate.gov/internships.
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is the primary investigative committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member, is seeking an Investigative Counsel to join the Democratic staff to participate in all matters under the Committee’s jurisdiction, including investigations, hearings, depositions, transcribed interviews, and briefings. The ideal candidate will be an attorney with 2-5 years of investigative or litigation experience. Candidates must have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Investigative Counsel” in the subject line.
NYC Member of Congress seeks Community Coordinator for the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Individual will develop strategies to increase outreach to LES and represent the office at public meetings. Ideal candidate should have strong knowledge of LES community. Excellent verbal/written communication skills a plus. E-mail resume to: email@example.com.
Multi-term Southern Republican House Member seeks Communications Director with previous Capitol Hill experience.
– to manage and coordinate all communications activities, including media contacts, for the Member and the office
– at least 2 years of congressional experience and one year of experience as a Communications Director or Press Secretary
– strong academic credentials
– strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
– strong oral communication skills
– understanding of print and broadcast media with a current working list of Washington and national media contacts
– thorough knowledge of legislative process
– 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
– ability to work cooperatively and courteously with office staff, constituents, and media.
– acts as the formal spokesperson and media liaison for the Member
– develops and implements media and communications strategy for the Member
– remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Member may be questioned
– evaluates current events and media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Member
– provides ideas and advice on the effect in the media of the Member’s actions and legislative activities
– writes speeches for the Member
– supervises Press Assistant and online/social media presence
Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to USHouseStaffJob@gmail.com.
Democratic Senator is seeking a Deputy Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include coordinating the Senator’s daily activities, monitoring the Senator’s schedule, managing meeting requests, briefing the Senator on his daily activities, and assisting the Scheduler and Executive Assistant in the course of their duties. Excellent organization and multitasking skills are required. Candidates should possess strong communication skills, a strong sense of discretion, and a keen attention to detail. Experience working on the Hill is preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223430 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Small Business seeks a professional staff member to handle matters including but not limited to agency oversight, procurement, financial services, health, and/or technology. Previous legislative experience is not necessary but preferred. The candidate must possess superior writing and analytic abilities, including strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Primary responsibilities include hearing preparation and legislative development. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Democratic Senator seeks a Speechwriter with strong research and writing skills. Duties include writing speeches, talking points, video scripts, and other remarks. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to research and interpret data relevant to a number of state and legislative issues, follow current events related to those issues, and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines. This is not an entry level position. Background in economics preferred. Please email cover letter, resume, and 3 diverse writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223427 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The office of Senator John Boozman is accepting applications for spring 2017 internships in his Washington, D.C. office. Prospective interns should be responsible, focused, self-motivated, and organized. Duties will include answering phones, giving U.S. Capitol tours, front office administration, processing mail, attending hearings and briefings, as well as assisting staff with research, communications, and/or constituent services projects as needed. This is an excellent opportunity for college students who are interested in the political process and are seeking practical, hands-on experience in a Capitol Hill office. Start and end dates are negotiable. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit is available for qualifying students. Candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and must either be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Arkansas ties preferred but not required. Those interested should submit applications online at: http://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internships. Deadline to apply is December 2, 2016.
Northeastern Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Assistant for the health policy portfolio. The Legislative Assistant will serve as the primary advisor on all health issues, and may also assist with education issues, working under the direction of the Legislative Director. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, briefing the Senator, and meeting with constituents, agencies, and stakeholders. The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and is able to prioritize and perform duties in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience is strongly preferred. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Interested applicants should send both cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 223433 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs seeks part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate, or law students to work with Committee staff and the Minority Staff’s oversight unit during Spring 2017. These unpaid internships offer current students a unique opportunity to observe and work closely with Committee staff on a wide variety of projects. Interns will assist with legal and fact research, drafting, meeting/hearing preparation, and administrative tasks. Please email a cover letter addressing your qualifications and the time commitment you can make (i.e. number of days/hours per week if part-time), as well as your resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Thank you for your interest in learning about the process for joining the President Elect’s transition effort. Please find below the information regarding the application process and instructions.
President Elect Trump has promised to change Washington, DC and that will start with identifying and recruiting the finest men and women from across the country to serve in his Administration. Any individual who wishes to serve the Administration should utilize this online application in order to participate.
The President Elect will make appointments for a variety of positions throughout the federal government; some will require Senate confirmation, while others will not. Appointments that require Senate confirmation include the Cabinet, subcabinet, members of regulatory commissions, ambassadorships, judgeships, as well as members of numerous advisory boards.
VARIABLES TO CONSIDER
Service in the Trump-Pence Administration will be service to our Nation and thus a high honor, which demands both sacrifice and dedication. There are many factors to consider:
The time commitment is significant and the pace is fast
Appointments and jobs of the Trump-Pence Administration are demanding, and the application process is rigorous
President Elect Trump appreciates your interest and willingness to serve.
For most applicants under serious consideration:
A full FBI background check in which an applicants history of employment, personal, travel, medical, financial, legal, military and education background will likely take.
Consideration is taken for possible conflicts of interest. Financial holdings and sources of income must be disclosed.Any conflicts must be remedied by divestiture, the creation of special trusts, and other actions.
Many appointees’ dealings with the Federal government both during and for a period of time after their service will be significantly restricted to prevent possible conflicts of interest.
APPLYING TO WORK IN THE ADMINISTRATION
All those wishing to apply for positions in the Trump-Pence Transition, Executive Office of the President, or a Federal Department, Agency or Commission should follow the instructions below:
Complete the online application and submit it electronically.You will be notified electronically once your information has been received.A record of your application will be maintained while the President is in office, and you will be considered for the position(s) or subject area(s) which you have expressed interest in whenever openings occur.
You will be asked fill out a Personal Data Statement if you are considered for a specific position. You will be asked about possible conflicts of interest deriving from your sources of income; all aspects of your personal and professional life, including organization which you belong or once belonged; speeches you may have given and books, articles and editorials you may have written; legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings to which you may have been a party; in short, anything that might embarrass the President or you if he should choose you for a position in his administration.
If you are considered for a nomination by the President Elect, you will be asked to complete FBI and financial disclosure forms for review and consideration. The types of forms you may be required to fill out are as follows: for National Security Positions (SF86) and for higher-level positions, the financial disclosure form, (SF278).Most appointees are required to file financial disclosure statements annually during their term of service.
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One should assume that all of the information provided during this process is ultimately subject to public disclosure, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
Republican Senator seeks press assistant to join communications team. This is an entry-level position requiring excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail. Primary job responsibilities include: morning clips, social media generation, website management, drafting e-mail newsletters, and media monitoring. Adobe video editing and graphic design experience required. Ideal candidates will have experience in communications, social media, and a congressional office. Midwest ties are a plus. Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com to apply.
Senator Edward J. Markey seeks a legislative assistant to work on Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, and other healthcare finance 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 relevant policy experience in healthcare finance and be a self-starter. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: meeting with constituent and stakeholder groups, oversight of relevant programs and federal agencies; analyzing legislative and regulatory developments and recommending appropriate responses. Significant ties to Massachusetts desired. Prior hill experience preferred. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223426 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Senate Agriculture Committee Majority staff is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, and well-organized Staff Assistant to perform general research and office duties for the Committee. Typical responsibilities include: reception duties in the front office, assisting with the production of responses to constituent letters, assisting with preparations for and follow-up on Committee hearings and markup sessions, attending meetings and hearings and providing updates to staff, preparing briefing books and other materials for use by Committee Members and staff during hearing and business meetings, and maintaining a working knowledge of issues before the Committee. An ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has strong written and communication skills, possesses a professional demeanor and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Other duties assigned as necessary. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to email@example.com with 223423 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Congresswoman Speier is seeking a legislative assistant to handle a legislative portfolio including but not limited to: housing, transportation, defense, tax, judiciary, labor, immigration financial services and LGBTQ issues; working with senior staff on new legislative proposals; drafting of memos and talking points for the Member; drafting, review, and management of related letters; stakeholder meetings and proactive outreach.
Ideal candidates will have relevant policy and/or legislative experience, excellent writing skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Hill experience and California ties a plus.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and references in a single PDF document to CA14jobs@mail.house.gov. No drop-ins or phone calls please. Resumes will be accepted until November 26, 2016.