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Archive for February, 2017

Communications Director – Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA)

Progressive Democrat is seeking an experienced Communications Director to be responsible for planning and executing a proactive and aggressive media and community outreach strategy. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of political communications experience and   have excellent writing skills, be creative, energetic, politically astute and able to work well in a fast-paced collaborative environment.

Applicants need prior on-the-record experience, a strong history of drafting all forms of communications materials—especially op-eds—and an ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically.

Candidates should have a track-record of successfully pitching both national and local media entities as well as existing relationships with DC reporters and producers. Responsibilities include serving as spokesperson, drafting press releases and advisories, op-eds, and talking points. Applicant should also have extensive social media background as well as experience in graphic design and image manipulation. California ties and knowledge of CA media and political landscape a plus and management experience is preferred. This is not an entry-level position.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples, including a press release to Rep.Karen.Bass@mail.house.gov.

Communications Intern (paid) – Committee Ranking Democrat

Active Ranking Democrat of Committee seeks a paid communications intern to assist with personal office and Committee press operations. Primary responsibilities will include: compiling and distributing daily news clips; writing press releases; preparing letters to community and stakeholder groups; drafting website and social media content; and proof reading other materials. Attention to detail, strong writing skills, solid political instincts and sense of humor necessary for success. Position will last six months and pay a monthly stipend of $2,000. Potential for permanent hiring depending on performance. Please send a resume and one short writing sample to press.cjo@gmail.com.

Constituent Services Representative (North Texas regional office) – Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s North Texas Regional Office, located in Dallas, is now accepting resumes for a full-time Constituent Services Representative to start immediately.  A background in government or public service is preferred.  Senator Cornyn’s Constituent Services staff works with the Senator to assist Texans having difficulties with various federal agencies.  For more information on constituent services, visit the “Help with Federal Agencies” section of Senator Cornyn’s website at http://cornyn.senate.gov/. This entry level position offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and valuable insight into Senate procedure in an office that handles a wide range of issues. The Constituent Services Representative primarily assists with duties that are essential to the Senator’s service to his constituents.  Duties include answering constituent telephone calls, sorting constituent mail, ordering office supplies, drafting letters, and assisting the Senator’s Constituent Services casework staff. Full-time paid position: Starting salary $32,000. Qualifications: four-year college degree, must have graduated by start date, strong written and oral communication skills, proficient in Microsoft Office applications, ability to be self-motivated and flexible while handling multiple tasks, ability to complete tasks quickly and effectively with minimal supervision, able to maintain a positive attitude and possess exceptional interpersonal skills in a deadline-driven work environment. Applicants should submit by email a résumé (with GPA), unofficial college transcript, and a cover letter explaining why they are interested in working for Senator John Cornyn to dallas_office@cornyn.senate.gov.  Must be able attend an interview in Dallas.

Press Secretary – House Republican

Republican Congressman seeks press secretary with strong speaking & writing skills for a busy press office with significant national and local media presence.  Looking for politically savvy candidates who can handle high volumes of press inquiries and have demonstrated an ability to – translate policy to speak on & off the record; write press releases, newsletters, talking points, opinion columns; and work independently juggling multiple assignments and media booking.  Experience of 2 -3 years on the Hill and/or campaigns required to be fully prepared to take on day-to-day tasks of active press operations. Please send resume and cover letter to GOPComms@gmail.com.

Communications Director – Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee (minority)

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (Democratic staff) seeks a communications director to manage and coordinate all media contacts and activities for the Committee.  Responsibilities include drafting reports, white papers, and fact sheets on issues related to small business and developing innovative social media content for the Committee. Please e-mail a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223557 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Communications Director – Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA)

A Pennsylvania Republican Member of Congress is seeking an experienced Communications Director to manage and coordinate all media activities for the office. The ideal candidate should possess strong writing and editing skills; a thorough understanding of print, broadcast, and online media; and knowledge of the legislative process. Essential job functions include drafting press releases and floor statements; developing and implementing public relations strategies for the Member in DC and in the district; and remaining updated on current national and world affairs. This is a fast-paced position, requiring long hours and frequent travel to the district. Pennsylvania ties are a plus. This is not an entry-level position. Please send a resume and short writing sample to pa11jobopening@gmail.com.

Deputy Director of Constituent Services (Dallas regional office) – Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s North Texas Regional Office, located in Dallas, Texas, is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy Director of Constituent Services to begin immediately. The Senator’s Dallas office assists constituents from throughout the state with their individual difficulties with federal agencies. For more information regarding constituent services, which is often referred to as casework, visit the “Help with Federal Agencies” section of Senator Cornyn’s website at http://cornyn.senate.gov. The Deputy Director of Constituent Services reports to and supports the Director of Constituent Services and would assist the Director with oversight and management of all casework. This is a full-time paid position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Qualifications: minimum of a four-year college degree, minimum of 3-5 years of public service experience (at the federal/state level on the staff of an elected official or federal/state agency preferred.) strong written and oral communication skills, knowledge of the federal legislative process, must be detail oriented and possess critical thinking skills, ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of responsibilities, knowledge of general office practices, procedures and computer applications, ability to be self-motivated and flexible while handling multiple tasks quickly with minimal supervision, ability to maintain a positive attitude and possess exceptional interpersonal skills in a deadline-driven work environment, temperament to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy. Responsibilities: assists the Director in reviewing and correcting Caseworkers’ correspondence to ensure prompt and accurate responses, assists the Director in screening and interviewing potential Caseworkers, assists the Director in training new Caseworkers, supports the Director as a liaison for the Senator with federal agencies and constituents by making agency inquiries and meeting with constituents, and will act as the director in her absence. Applicants should submit by email a resume, references, and a cover letter explaining why they are interested in the position to dallas_office@cornyn.senate.gov.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent – New York House Democrat

A Senior New York Democrat seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, motivated, positive and exceptionally organized Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent for their Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include managing front office operations, greeting visitors, processing tour and flag requests, overseeing intern program, drafting constituent correspondence and a wide variety of other tasks as assigned.

Applicant must have a great sense of humor, a positive attitude, strong writing and analytical skills, the ability to learn quickly, a team mentality, a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with a good driving record. This is an entry-level position. Current Hill interns, recent college graduates, Women, minorities, those who identify as LGBT and those with ties to New York are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, TWO writing samples and 4 professional references.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, TWO writing samples and 4 professional references.

In the subject line please put your name and “Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent Application”. NO phone calls or drop-bys, please.

Send applications to newyorkdemjob@gmail.com.

District Director (Charlotte office) – Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC)

Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) is seeking applicants for District Director. The District Director will oversee management and operation of the District office, serve as a key liaison to local organizations and elected officials, and develop and implement long-term strategic outreach and constituent services plans. Qualified candidates will demonstrate significant management experience, strong oral and written communications skills, self-motivation and familiarity to local and state organizations. In addition, qualified candidates must have prior experience in coalition building, a thorough understanding of the federal legislative process, and in-depth knowledge of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The position requires the ability to multi-task, work well under pressure, and the flexibility to work long hours, including nights and weekends as needed. Ties to North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District are preferred and the position is based in Charlotte, NC.

To apply for the District Director position, please send cover letter and resume to nchousejobs@gmail.com with “District Director” in the subject line. Salary commensurate with experience. This is NOT an entry-level position. No phone calls, drop-ins or faxes.

The office is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Staff Member – Senate Small Business & Entrepreneur Committee (minority)

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (Democratic staff) seeks a professional staff member to handle small business issues related to federal regulations, disaster assistance, appropriations, and the budget. Applicants should have an advanced understanding of federal rulemaking, Small Business Administration programs and policies, and the Federal budget process. Excellent oral and written communications skills, a demonstrated capability to generate new ideas, and the ability to formulate and analyze legislation are required. Please e-mail a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223558 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Morning Business Coordinator – Official Reporters of Debates

This is professional clerical work assisting the Official Reporters of Debates. Work includes gathering all W matter materials (consisting of executive and legislative messages, bills, resolutions, reports, amendments, notices, etc.) printed in the Morning Business section of the Congressional Record, compiling other materials for inclusion in the Congressional Record, recording daily floor activity as a reference for Official Reporters.  Work is bound by Senate rules and regulations, the Senate Ethics Manual, the U.S. Senate Handbook, and Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling assignments. The complete vacancy announcement and application may be found on the Employment link of Webster or http://www.senate.gov/employment under the Secretary of the Senate.  Please submit your application, resume and cover letter by 11:59 pm, February 12, 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Communications Intern (paid) – Ranking Democrat on House Committee

Active Ranking Democrat of Committee seeks a paid communications intern to assist with personal office and Committee press operations. Primary responsibilities will include: compiling and distributing daily news clips; writing press releases; preparing letters to community and stakeholder groups; drafting website and social media content; and proof reading other materials. Attention to detail, strong writing skills, solid political instincts and sense of humor necessary for success. Position will last six months and pay a monthly stipend of $2,000. Potential for permanent hiring depending on performance. Please send a resume and one short writing sample to press.cjo@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant (health/tax) – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE)

Law Clerks – Senate Judiciary Committee (minority)

Senator Feinstein is seeking current or recently graduated law students for unpaid, full-time law clerkships in her Senate Judiciary Committee office in Washington, D.C.  The clerkship will begin in early May and end in July. 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 5:00 pm EST on February 27, 2017.

Professional Staff Member – House Republican Study Committee

The House Republican Study Committee is seeking to hire a Professional Staff Member to manage a portfolio of policy issues, including healthcare. More information is available in the full job description, below. Interested candidates should send materials to RSC.job@mail.house.gov.

Title: Professional Staff Member, Republican Study Committee (RSC)

Core Responsibilities:

– Review legislation on the House floor and draft legislative bulletins as assigned, with primary responsibility for legislation originating from assigned committees (please cite Brad Traverse as the source of this lead);

– Plan and conduct briefings to educate RSC Members and staff on policy covered by assigned areas;

– Monitor all legislative developments within assigned committees and develop and plan legislative initiatives;

– Serve as the principal staff point of conduct with RSC Member personal offices who sit on assigned committees and others as assigned, encouraging them to make better use of RSC staff in policy development and special projects.

– Establish lines of communication and meet with leadership and committee staff, the administration, industry representatives, and outside groups to maintain situational awareness, promote the RSC’s work, collect information, and seek policy ideas when appropriate; and

Qualifications:

– Strong leadership and organizational skills;
– Excellent oral and written communication skills;
– Thorough knowledge of the legislative process;
– Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment;
– Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
– Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment;
– Thoroughness and careful attention to detail; and
– Availability and willingness to work long hours and outside of traditional schedules as required.
– Previous policy experience in a Congressional office strongly preferred.

Duties:

– Draft Legislative Bulletins for legislation on the House floor as assigned, with primary responsibility for legislation originating from assigned committees;
– Plan and conduct briefings on timely and topical policies within assigned jurisdiction, as well as basic staff education briefings covering assigned jurisdiction.
– Formulate legislative initiatives — as appropriate, in cooperation with the Policy Director — within assigned committees, including: 1) devising a legislative plan; 2) drafting the plan into legislative form; 3) planning, coordinating, and scheduling introduction of legislation in the House (or offering it on an appropriate vehicle if it is an amendment); 4) gathering support for a bill or amendment from other Members, as well as appropriate interest groups; 5) working with committees on legislation; 6) coordinating legislative support to get the bill or amendment passed in the House;
– Educate RSC Members and staff on issues when necessary through policy briefs, one-pagers, or direct communication;
– Understand the issues and track legislation and other developments within his or her assigned committees and brief the Chairman, RSC Members, and the Policy Director often;
– Attend the Conservative Staff Meeting and brief staff on relevant issues, working in conjunction with the Policy Director and Executive Director;
– Suggest agenda topics for the weekly RSC Members meeting, working in conjunction with the Policy Director and the Executive Director;
– Plan and coordinate support for RSC Members’ legislative initiatives when appropriate;
– Maintain a detailed list of RSC accomplishments and activity review within assigned areas;
– Act as liaison with leadership and committee staff, the administration, industry representatives, outside groups, etc.;
– Perform special projects assigned;
– Assist RSC member offices with legislative research, policy development and special projects; and,
– Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send materials to RSC.job@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant – Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Office of Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, motivated, and highly organized Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include managing front office operations, greeting visitors, processing tour and flag requests, overseeing intern program, drafting constituent correspondence, providing assistance to Office Manager and legislative team, and a wide variety of other tasks. Applicant must have a great sense of humor, strong writing skills, the ability to learn quickly, and a solid team mentality. Finally, a valid driver’s license with daily access to a vehicle and good driving record are preferred. This is an entry level position. Women, minorities and those with ties to New York’s Capital Region are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to ny20resumes@mail.house.gov with “Team Tonko” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-bys, please.

Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant – Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI)

The Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) seeks a creative and detail-oriented self-starter to serve as Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant in the Washington, DC office.

Primary responsibilities are to receive, sort, draft, and process responses to constituent correspondence. The Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant is also responsible for drafting proactive mass mailings, including 499s and e-newsletters. The Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant will also assist the Communications Director with management of social media, drafting op-eds and press releases, and will be responsible for graphic design.

This position requires excellent writing, research, and communications skills in a fast-paced and team environment. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter who demonstrates a high degree of creativity and motivation and is willing to take on additional tasks as assigned.

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples in a single document (MS Word or PDF) to wi04resume@mail.house.gov. Subject line should be Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant.

Legislative Staffer (transportation & infrastructure) – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT)

Senior Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Democrat seeks an experienced legislative staffer who will be responsible for staffing the member before the committee, among other legislative issues. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to preparing materials for committee hearings and mark ups, developing and advancing legislation, writing and editing correspondence, and drafting statements for the Member. This is not an entry level position.

Candidates must be a self-starter, hardworking, highly dependable, and organized, as well as possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work quickly under pressure. The ideal candidate would have Connecticut ties, at least 2 years of legislative experience, experience working in or with the transportation or infrastructure sectors, and a strong understanding of transportation policy.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and three references to CT05DCResume@gmail.com with the Subject Line: Transportation Legislative Assistant Vacancy. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent (health/labor/pensions) – Senator Jodi Ernst (R-IA)

The Office of Senator Joni Ernst is seeking a Legislative Correspondent to work on health, labor, and pension issues. The main responsibilities include drafting substantive responses to constituent correspondence and assisting with research, meeting memos, and legislative memos. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail, and a self-starter attitude. Iowa ties are preferred. The office is an equal opportunity employer and salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes_ernst@ernst.senate.gov with “Legislative Correspondent Position” in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant – House Republican

Conservative Congressman seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of issues. Candidates should have 2+ years of Hill or policy experience. Applicants must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and a thorough understanding of legislative policy. Duties will include tracking legislation, developing and evaluating policy, meeting with constituents and other interest groups, and coordinating with staff regarding messaging and events. Qualified candidates must be proactive and hard working with exceptional writing and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Send resume, cover letter, references, and a short writing sample to conservativemoc@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant – Congressman Scott Taylor (R-VA)

Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-2) is seeking a detail-oriented and creative team player to serve as Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant in the Washington, DC office.

Primary responsibilities for the LC/PA are to assist with sorting, drafting, and processing constituent correspondence and assisting the Communications Director with social media and video production. The position requires excellent writing, research, and communications skills in a fast-paced environment and the willingness to take on any other tasks assigned.

Virginia ties are preferred and all applications must be sent to VA02GOP@gmail.com for consideration.

Press Intern (Spring) – Senate Finance Committee (minority)

Democratic Finance Committee staff seeks an unpaid intern to assist the press team immediately. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate communications office functions and ideal for motivated, self-starting and quick-learning individuals. Responsibilities include monitoring media coverage, compiling daily press clips, drafting press releases and other materials, assisting with social media and Committee hearings, and providing research and other support to the press team. A background in communications or journalism is preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Democratic_Internships@finance.senate.gov, while indicating “Finance Spring Press Internship” in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

Scheduler – New England House Democrat

New England Democrat seeks Scheduler for Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include managing the Member’s schedule in DC and district, processing and tracking invitations and scheduling requests, handling all travel logistics, and providing additional administrative support to Member and chief of staff as needed. Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be organized and detail-oriented, maintain a positive attitude, and be comfortable working in a team environment.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to hill.jobs@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Staff Director – House Veterans Affairs’ Committee (minority)

The House Veterans Affairs’ Committee Minority staff seeks a Staff Director with a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in a professional office setting and solid expertise in veterans’ policy. The ideal candidate would have proven experience in establishing and managing relationships with the veterans service organization community, Members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and other Members of Congress, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs. An excellent collaborative leader and inspired self-starter, the ideal candidate will have a proficient and relevant understanding of the dynamics of both the Republican and Democratic Caucuses, as well as the Executive Branch. Veteran status is a plus. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Minority staff is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Walz.Resumes@mail.house.gov.

Law Clerk – Senate Subcommittee (majority)

A Senate Subcommittee is looking for law students to work closely with the Subcommittee’s Majority Staff on investigative and legislative issues, cover Congressional hearings and briefings, and assist in office administration beginning immediately. This clerkship requires the ability to operate in fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, excellent research skills, and willingness to perform clerical and telephone duties. Full-time applicants preferred, but part-time applicants welcome. To apply, please e-mail a resume, the time commitment you are able to make, and an unofficial transcript to SenateJobOpenings@gmail.com.

Policy Advisor (health/budget) – Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Committee

The Democratic Policy and Communications Committee seeks a Policy Advisor for its health care and budget portfolio. Candidates should have at least three years of work experience (this may include graduate school) and be able to write quickly. Prior Senate experience and a familiarity with health care, budget, labor, and education policy issues preferred. The salary range is $50-60k per year. Please send a resume and 1-2 page writing sample to dpccresumes@gmail.com.

Press Secretary – Senate Republican

Press secretary needed for busy Republican Senator. Duties include drafting press releases on committee actions, compiling daily clips, organizing press calls, filming and editing video and handling social media. Applicants must work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment.Ideal candidate will have previous work experience on Capitol Hill. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing samples (separate PDF files, please) to senaterepublicanpress@gmail.com. Also, please put “Press Secretary applicant” in the subject line and include your current or most recent place of employment in the text of the email.

Legislative Assistant (ag/energy/environment) – Senate Democrat

Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle issues related to agriculture, energy policy and the environment. Responsibilities include developing policy ideas around agriculture, energy and rural issues, drafting legislation and representing the Senator before constituents and national groups. Individuals should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced team environment. Substantial understanding of agriculture and energy policy and prior Senate or House experience are preferred. Previous experience working on a Farm Bill preferred.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223548 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant – Midwestern House Democrat

Midwestern Democratic Member of Congress seeks organized, team-oriented Staff Assistant to manage the front office of their Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include answering the phone and greeting visitors, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing interns, assisting in processing and drafting constituent mail, and other duties as assigned. Additionally, access to a car is required as the position will involve driving the Member. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong attention to detail, and be able to multitask in a fast paced environment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to MidwestJobPosting@mail.house.gov. No calls or drop-ins please.

Press Assistant/Speechwriter – Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA)

House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) is seeking a Press Assistant/Speechwriter to join an aggressive communications team in Washington DC. Responsibilities include drafting talking points, press releases and advisories; managing social media accounts; coordinating press events, and other tasks as assigned. Candidates for this position must have Spanish fluency and possess strong bilingual writing and speaking skills. Prior press experience; Hill or campaign experience and familiarity with social media and digital-based content is strongly preferred. Interested candidates must submit resume, cover letter, up to 3 writing samples in English and Spanish, and 2 examples of social media or digital media work products to CADemOfficeJob@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant – Senate Republican

Republican Chairman is seeking a Staff Assistant to share responsibility for operation of Committee front office and reception area.  Primary duties include: answering phones, greeting visitors, responding to constituent requests, answering mail, and some research work.  Ideal candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills and a positive, team-oriented attitude. Prior military experience and interest in veterans’ issues strongly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223551 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Press Secretary/Scheduler – Congressman Gene Green (D-TX)

Texas Democrat seeks detail-oriented individual with advanced writing skills to manage and coordinate all communications activities, including media contacts. Responsibilities to include writing press releases and op-eds, responding to press inquiries, newsletter production, and maintaining Member website and social media accounts. Ability to quickly grasp issues and take proactive approach to media relations required. This position also includes managing the Member’s DC schedule. Texas ties and Spanish proficiency a plus. Previous Hill press experience preferred. To apply, please email resume with cover letter to txjobopening@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Assistant (public lands/ag/water) – Western Senate Democrat

Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Assistant.  The Legislative Assistant will be responsible primarily for public lands, water, and agriculture policy issues, working under the direction of the Legislative Director.  Responsibilities include analyzing and drafting legislation, briefing the Senator, tracking developments in these issue areas in the state, 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, as part of a team.  Hill and/or agency experience and Western ties strongly preferred. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Interested applicants should e-mail both cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223549 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant/Driver – Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA)

House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) seeks a motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented Staff Assistant/Driver for the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include front office duties, conducting Capitol tours, greeting office visitors, and driving the Member within Washington DC. Qualified applicants must be personable, dependable, and able to juggle multiple tasks with competing priorities. California ties and Spanish language proficiency preferred. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to CADemOfficeJob@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant (homeland security/energy) – Senate Republican

Republican Senator seeks Legislative Assistant candidate with experience managing homeland security and energy issues. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223547 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant (tax/fin svcs/housing) – Florida House Democrat

Florida Democrat seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as Legislative Assistant. Primary responsibilities will include managing a portfolio that will include taxes, financial services, housing, along with other domestic policy issues. The LA will also assist the Legislative Director with staffing the Member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidates will have at least 1-2 years of legislative Capitol Hill experience, a background in economic policy, and possess excellent written and oral communications skills. Attention to detail and intellectual curiosity are paramount. Salary is commensurate with experience. Florida ties are a plus. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to: FLJobOpening@mail.house.gov.

Systems Administrator – Western Senate Democrat

A Western Democrat seeks a part-time Systems Administrator. The position will be based in the Senator’s Washington, D.C. office, but must assist both DC and state staff with their IT needs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating and managing user accounts, maintaining the office email system, setting up hardware (including desktops, smartphones, printers, teleconference equipment, etc.), installing and updating software, and helping troubleshoot any and all technological issues that may arise. Patience, persistence, and great problem-solving skills are a must. Familiarity with the Windows and Android operating systems are a plus.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223537 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Director of Scheduling/Special Assistant – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Senior Florida Democrat seeks an energetic, highly-organized, detail-oriented and politically-minded Director of Scheduling and Special Assistant. Responsibilities include preparing and managing the Member’s weekly schedule, ensuring the Member remains on schedule throughout the day and attending to the Member’s daily administrative needs. Providing strategic guidance for short and long term scheduling and planning of the Member’s activities, working with the Member and senior staff on special projects and assignments. This position will work closely with the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director to ensure efficient and seamless office planning and operations.

Qualified applicants should have high energy, a very positive attitude, strong organizational skills, orientation to detail, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, savvy political instincts, poise and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and the ability to multi-task. Mastery of Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential. Previous Congressional Scheduling, Executive Assistant and operational experience is required. This is NOT an entry level position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three work references, to FL23resume@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” in the subject line. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.

Regional Representative (Philadelphia office) – Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Senator Casey seeks a Regional Representative for his Philadelphia office to conduct regional outreach to the Commonwealth’s largest city and surrounding counties under the direction of the SEPA Regional Director.  This individual will: act as the Senator’s liaison to all government, community and constituent groups and civic leaders in their assigned geographic area; monitor developments, opinions and concerns in the region and update the Senator accordingly; attend civic meetings, community gatherings, and other events, representing the Senator in his absence; as well as other duties assigned.  The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communications skills, a demonstrated capability to generate new ideas, and the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.  Qualified applicants will have several years of experience in government, community outreach and/or issue advocacy, solid ties to Philadelphia and/or the collar counties, and a strong knowledge of state government, local issues, geography and demographics. This is not an entry-level position.  Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to open_positions@casey.senate.gov with the subject line “Regional Rep: Philly.”  Absolutely no phone calls or drop-bys, please.  This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.

Press Secretary – Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

Senior Senate Democrat member of leadership and ranking member of a top Committee seeks a press secretary to join a fast-paced communications team. This position will be primarily focused on Committee-side work and will be responsible for a significant amount of press outreach and engagement as well as writing talking points, press releases, speeches, memos, blog posts, and other communications materials. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working with press, including on-the-record experience, story pitching, and rapid response. Applicants should be very strong writers with the ability to produce content on tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects. They should have experience coming up with story ideas and finding creative ways to drive press. Applicants should be detail-oriented and highly motivated workers who are willing and able to make and take suggestions, take ownership of whole projects and see them through to completion, and contribute to the projects of others on the team. This position is a part of a large, active, and collaborative communications team, so a strong team player who enjoys working with others is a must. This is not an entry level position. Please send cover letter, resume, and three writing samples, including two long form pieces of writing, to westerndemcomms@gmail.com.

Legislative Assistant – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Seeking Legislative Assistant for fast-paced Member’s office. Portfolio includes foreign affairs, veterans’ affairs, defense, homeland security, international trade and Helsinki Commission. Responsible for floor statements including and beyond portfolio. Candidates must have foreign affairs/legislative experience. Strong written, verbal and analytical skills required. Additionally, candidates should have extraordinary organizational and time management skills, and be a consummate team player. A positive attitude, a sense of humor and excellent people skills are non-negotiable. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and a writing sample to TN09jobs@mail.house.gov. No walk-ins or phone calls.

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