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Legislative Assistant (transportation/vets/health/homeland security) – Congressman Al Green (D-TX)

The Office of Congressman Al Green (D-TX) seeks a Legislative Assistant to manage a diverse portfolio of issue areas including transportation, veterans affairs, healthcare and homeland security. Candidates should have strong communication, research, and writing skills. We are looking for a proactive, detail-oriented staffer with a collaborative working style. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of references to TXResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. Prior legislative experience on Capitol Hill and Houston ties are preferred. This is not an entry-level position.

Legislative Assistant (econ) – Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)

The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is seeking a bright, creative, and self-motivated legislative assistant focused on economics to join our Washington, DC-based policy team.

The legislative assistant will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties. He or she will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues, including budget and appropriations, commerce, defense, housing, social welfare, and taxation.

The successful applicant will be a libertarian or classical liberal in the tradition of F.A. Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, and Frédéric Bastiat. He or she must demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, the Rule of Law, and the Constitution.

The person also must be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America. An individual who prefers staid and steady work or who avoids challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere.

Applicants must have a BA or equivalent. A degree in economics or at least two years of relevant policy experience is preferred, although Hill experience is not required.

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

This job opportunity was first posted late last year, but no interviews were conducted. Previous applicants still interested in this opportunity should resubmit their materials, as previous submissions will not be considered.

Legislative Assistant (econ) – Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI)

The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is seeking a bright, creative, and self-motivated legislative assistant focused on economics to join our Washington, DC-based policy team.

The legislative assistant will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties. He or she will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues, including budget and appropriations, commerce, defense, housing, social welfare, and taxation.

The successful applicant will be a libertarian or classical liberal in the tradition of F.A. Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, and Frédéric Bastiat. He or she must demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, the Rule of Law, and the Constitution.

The person also must be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America. An individual who prefers staid and steady work or who avoids challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere.

Applicants must have a BA or equivalent. A degree in economics or at least two years of relevant policy experience is preferred, although Hill experience is not required.

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

This job opportunity was first posted late last year, but no interviews were conducted. Previous applicants still interested in this opportunity should resubmit their materials, as previous submissions will not be considered.

Legislative Correspondent – Senate Democrat

Democratic Member seeks addition to active legislative team. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with relevant Hill or policy experience, to handle legislative correspondence covering various domestic issues, which could include transportation and immigration issues, and agricultural and disaster assistance, among others. Responsibilities will include researching and drafting responses to constituent inquiries, professionally representing the Senator in meetings, tracking legislation, and supporting legislative assistants with preparation for meetings, briefings, and hearings. Ideal candidate will possess superb writing and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, familiarity with the legislative process, and demonstrated interest and work experience in public policy. Candidate should be ready to work in a challenging, rewarding, and fast-paced environment. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Please email a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223721 as the job referral number in the subject line. Candidates should be prepared to take a writing and grammar assessment.

Sr. Trade Policy Analyst – New England Senate Democrat

Progressive New England Senator seeks Senior Trade Policy Analyst for Committee Staff. Ideal candidate should have 3-5 years’ experience working on tax policy. Must have a strong understanding of progressive international trade ideas, and the link between international trade and social and economic justice. An understanding of the federal budget process and strong writing skills are also a must. Candidate must come prepared with innovative policy ideas, and be ready to jump into the fast-paced environment of Capitol Hill. Please submit resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples to trade.policy.senate@gmail.com.

Press Secretary/Communications Director – New York House Republican

A New York Republican member of the US House of Representatives seeks to fill a communications-focused role in their DC office. Candidates must have strong writing skills, a background in press/media, and Hill experience. This is not an entry-level position.

Responsibilities will include social media management, drafting of press releases, working with local/national reporters, giving on-the-record statements, etc.

Title (either Press Secretary or Communications Director) and salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to nygop.comms@gmail.com.

Legislative Director – Florida House Republican

Senior Conservative Republican House Member seeks a seasoned Legislative Director with strong organizational and communication skills, leadership capability and legislative experience. The Legislative Director will report to the Chief of Staff, manage the legislative team, help supervise the constituent mail program and work alongside the Communications Director. The LD will be responsible for an issue portfolio with a primary focus on overseeing the member’s work on the House Financial Services Committee. The LD position requires someone who pays attention to detail, is passionate about public service, is proactive, has excellent writing ability, and can work well in a friendly, team environment. Previous hill experience is required. This is not an entry level position. We are looking for candidates with strong legislative experience. The position is located in the Washington, DC office. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample with the subject line “legislative director” to FL.ConservativeRep@gmail.com.

Communications Staffer – House Republican on Energy & Commerce Committee

Republican Energy and Commerce House member seeks experienced candidates for a communications opening. The successful candidate must be a strong writer, be proactive in communicating the Member’s agenda, and be able to operate in a fast-moving environment.

Primary responsibilities include serving as the point of contact for state and national press, writing press releases, speeches, and op-eds, and managing social media and the official website. Qualified candidates must have at least 3 years of relevant communications experience on Capitol Hill, political campaigns, or in the private sector.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and references to gopcommsstaffer@gmail.com. No calls or walk-ins please.

Military Legislative Assistant – Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA)

Rep. Paul Cook seeks a Military Legislative Assistant to serve as primary staffer for House Armed Services Committee duties.

Required: Prior military service. Strong writing skills. Occasional travel.

Strongly preferred: Knowledge of NDAA (including submission process). Knowledge of issue areas covered by Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee. Hill experience. Active TS clearance.

Candidate must able to communicate complex military material into plain English. Candidate must be able to organize and prioritize multiple projects, including but not limited to defense and defense appropriations requests. Office will assign secondary legislative issues as necessary (e.g. Homeland Security, Judiciary, etc.).

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to john.sobel@mail.house.gov, with “Rep. Cook MLA” in the subject line.

Press Assistant – Southern House Republican

Southern Republican Congressman is seeking a Press Assistant to join a fast-paced communications team. The ideal candidate will be a very strong writer and have experience with graphic design and video production. Responsibilities include extensive writing and social media duties, such as: drafting social media posts, op-eds, and talking points; designing graphics; monitoring social media for trending topics; maintaining and updating press lists; and compiling daily press clips. This position requires an ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and perform under pressure – all with a keen attention to detail. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to congress.house.south@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent (tax/econ/fin. svcs.) – Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Senator Casey, a Member of the Senate Finance Committee, seeks a Legislative Correspondent to handle correspondence for a host of issues including, but not limited to, tax, economic and financial services issues.  This individual will be responsible for drafting all constituent correspondence in their assigned issue areas and providing direct policy support as needed to the Legislative Assistant.  The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, superior researching skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.  Hill experience preferred, but not required.  Preference will be given to candidates with an economic or financial services background and/or Pennsylvania ties.  Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and two short writing samples, with the subject “Finance LC,” to open_positions@casey.senate.gov. Absolutely no phone calls or walk-ins please.  This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Press Secretary/Communications Director – House Republican

House Republican seeking active Press Secretary/Communications Director to manage a proactive television, digital media and traditional media operation. This position will include interview preparation, nationally televised media spots, press releases, all social media platforms for the office, website content and e-newsletter material. Please send your resume and cover letter to presshouserepublican@gmail.com.

Speechwriter – Senior Senate Democrat

Senior Democratic Senator seeks experienced Speechwriter. Responsibilities will include writing speeches (including conducting in-depth research), talking points, floor statements, and video scripts. The Speechwriter will also be responsible for drafting op-eds and handouts as needed. The Speechwriter will report to the Communications Director and work closely with the Senator, legislative staff, and state staff. This position requires outstanding research skills, creativity, writing skills, and the ability to thrive in a teamwork-oriented environment. Must be able to work on deadlines and handle multiple projects at once. Please e-mail a cover letter, 500+ word writing sample, and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223675 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Deputy Chief Clerk/Calendar Clerk – House Committee on Homeland Security

The House Committee on Homeland Security, is looking for a non-partisan, Deputy Chief Clerk/Calendar Clerk to assist with Committee operations. Among other duties, the person filling this role will assist the Chief Clerk in the performance of the following:

• Managing Committee hearings and markups;
• Plan and manage Committee field hearings;
• Maintain Committee legislative calendar; and
• Prepare Committee archive and historical records.

The ideal candidate for this position is detail oriented, a self-starter and works well independently as well as with others. Previous experience in a Capitol Hill office required, Committee preferred. Please send resumes and statement of interest to: Resumes.CHS@mail.house.gov.

Systems Administrator/IT Director – Senior Senate Republican

Senior Republican Senator seeks experienced systems administrator to coordinate and oversee all D.C. and state office computer systems, servers and office equipment. Responsibilities include: reliable troubleshooting; updating IT policies and procedures; managing an IT budget; asset management; researching and recommending computer hardware and software upgrades.  Experience working with iConstituent CMS system is preferred, but not required. Strong communication skills essential. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223683 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant (housing/transportation) – Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Senator Brian Schatz seeks a legislative assistant to handle housing and transportation issues.  The senator is especially engaged on affordable housing, aviation, homelessness, maritime, and transit policy given Hawaii’s needs and his membership on the Appropriations Committee (including its THUD subcommittee), Banking Committee (including its housing and mass transit subcommittee), and Commerce Committee (including its aviation, maritime, surface transportation, and technology subcommittees).  Responsibilities include preparing for related hearings and legislative markups while advocating for priorities identified by the senator.  The senator works closely with staff, and the selected applicant will have strong communication and presentation skills.  Qualified applicants will have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; exercise sound political judgment; operate well under pressure; and work well as part of a team.  Experience with coalition building and policy messaging is valuable.  A graduate degree, Hill or related policy experience, and Hawaii ties are preferred.  All applications must be submitted through http://www.schatz.senate.gov/services/jobs.

Legislative Correspondent – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

The Office of Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL-24) seeks a legislative correspondent for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing an active mail program, ensuring quick response times, researching legislative issues, and performing other duties as assigned.

Applicants should possess strong academic credentials, excellent research, writing, organizational, and communication skills, have knowledge of the legislative process, and be proficient in word processing. This is not an entry level position. Capitol Hill experience and Florida ties are preferred, but not required.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and three references to FL24Applications@gmail.com, with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line. No drop-ins or phone calls, please.

Press Secretary – Southern House Republican

Southern Republican seeks qualified candidates for a Washington based Press Secretary. Responsibilities include: writing all press releases, drafting statements, working with both national and district reporters, acting as an official spokesperson, and maintaining the Member’s official website and social media pages. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, proactive, and can thrive in a fast paced environment. Prior Hill communications experience is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email your resume to tnjobvacancy@gmail.com to apply.

Legislative Correspondent – Delaware Senate Democrat

Moderate Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated Legislative Correspondent for robust economic policy portfolio.  Duties include writing constituent correspondence, researching, supporting Economic Policy Advisor, drafting memos for the Senator, meeting with groups and constituents, and staffing the Senator.  Qualified candidates will have strong analytical, writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Experience in economic policy, manufacturing, or in the private sector is strongly recommended.  Delaware ties are a plus. Starting annual salary is $35,000. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223701 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Communications Director – New York House Republican

Nationally recognized New York Republican Member seeking to fill Communications Director position. Candidates must currently be in a press/media related position, have effective constituent communications experience, and strong speech writing skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing all press inquiries, booking placements on national cable shows, designing a social media program, and developing and implementing an overall media strategy. Serious inquiries only. Please submit Cover Letter, Resume, and Speech and News Release writing samples to nyrepublicanjobopening@gmail.com.

Investigative Counsel – Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee (minority)

The Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Democratic staff) seeks junior or mid-level counsel to assist with oversight and investigations.  Applicants who are not attorneys but who have at least three years of experience conducting investigations are also encouraged to apply.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and short writing sample.  The writing sample should include a hyperlink to a current news item from any source (newspapers, blogs, or other websites) and two paragraphs detailing why the Committee should investigate the issue presented and the steps the applicant would take to begin an investigation. Applicants must submit the writing sample to be considered.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.  Please email resume and writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223692 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant (San Antonio District Office) – Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks motivated, hard-working staffer for his fast-paced San Antonio federal office. Responsibilities include handling district scheduling requests, administrative duties, intern supervision, and community and constituent work. Ideal candidates must be highly-organized, detail orientated, work well under pressure, be able to manage multiple tasks, possess excellent writing skills for handling correspondence, and have strong interpersonal skills. Spanish speaking and strong local ties a plus. Email resume, three references, and brief writing sample to DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. Entitle your email: San Antonio District Office Position. No calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent (defense) – Senate Democrat on Armed Services Committee

Democratic Member of Senate Armed Services Committee seeks addition to active defense team.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with relevant Hill or policy experience, to handle legislative correspondence mainly for defense and veterans affairs issues. Responsibilities will include researching and drafting responses to constituent inquiries from a military-heavy state and professionally representing the Senator in meetings, tracking legislation, and supporting the Defense team with preparation for meetings, briefings, and hearings. Ideal candidate will possess strong writing and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, understanding of the legislative process to include developing legislative priorities and tracking their progress.  Candidate must demonstrate interest and work experience in defense issues.  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Military experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223680 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Professional Staff Member/Counsel – House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations

House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations is seeking a professional staffer or counsel to work on public health and Food and Drug Administration issues for the Committee’s Democratic staff. Experience with congressional oversight, investigations, or issues within the Committee’s jurisdiction, a plus. Responsibilities include staffing Congressional hearings, conducting research and investigations, writing and editing, and conducting document review and analysis. Successful candidate will be detail oriented, possessing strong communication and writing skills. Two to five years of professional experience and J.D. preferred but not required, as experience within the areas of the Committee’s public health jurisdiction may be equally relevant. Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and at least two professional references to ecdjobs@mail.house.gov.

Scheduler -Southern House Republican

Conservative Southern member of Congress is seeking a scheduler. Candidate must be organized and have initiative. Excellent communication and writing skills required. Southern ties and prior GOP Hill/political experience preferred. Email resume, cover letter and writing sample of no more than 2 pages to househilljob@outlook.com.

Deputy Scheduler/Assistant to the Chief of Staff – New England Senate Democrat

New England Democratic Senator seeks a Deputy Scheduler/Assistant to the Chief of Staff. Key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to,: providing administrative support to the Senator’s Director of Scheduling and Operations; planning and maintaining the Chief of Staff’s calendar, meetings, calls and travel; maintaining the utmost confidentiality and discretion at all times; and performing a wide variety of administrative duties as required by daily operations of the office. A successful candidate will be a self-starter, detail-oriented, with a shown a history of sound professional judgment and problem solving capabilities. Must have ability to multitask and balance workload in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have strong teamwork skills and the ability to work with various personalities and styles. Superior oral and written communication skills are required and direct ties to New England are greatly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223672 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Senior Counsel – Northeastern Senate Democrat

Northeastern Democratic Senator is seeking a Senior Counsel. The Senior Counsel will serve as the primary advisor on judiciary, law enforcement, civil rights, immigration, and criminal justice reform 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. Senate experience is preferred.  J.D. required. 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 223670 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Front Office Manager – Southern House Member

Southern Congressman seeking Front Office Manager. Ideal candidate will have previous experience as staff assistant and grasp core functions of congressional office management, including: supervising interns, managing incoming mail/telephone calls, coordinating and managing constituent requests for tours/flags/etc, managing office supplies/orders, ensuring a pleasant experience for all guests and visitors. Please email cover letter and resume to congress.house.south@gmail.com.

Staff Assistant – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

The Office of Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL-24) seeks an enthusiastic, highly-organized, and personable staff assistant for her Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include driving the member, managing front-desk operations, answering telephones, greeting visitors, coordinating tours, processing flag requests, answering constituent requests for general information, sorting mail, managing the intern program, ordering office supplies, compiling press clips and taking photos, when necessary, and other tasks as assigned.

Applicants must own a car and possess excellent written and interpersonal communications skills, a sense of humor, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment. Capitol Hill or comparable experience is preferred, but not required.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to FL24Applications@gmail.com, with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. No drop-ins or phone calls, please.

Press Secretary – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal seeks aggressive press secretary with 3-5 years of communications experience. Ideal applicant is a quick and clean writer, detail-oriented, able to juggle numerous tasks successfully, and best under tight deadlines. Press Secretary will be responsible for writing press releases, advisories, quotes, and occasional op-eds. He or she will also help coordinate interviews with reporters, set up press events and press conferences, develop relationships with the media, and staff the Senator at events in the Capitol. Connecticut ties are a plus. Office is an equal opportunity employer.  Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Mary_Szarkowicz@blumenthal.senate.gov.

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