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Staff Assistant – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Senior Democratic Member of Congress seeks an energetic, organized, creative, self-starter to join the District Office of her very active and visible constituent services staff.

The staff assistant is responsible for coordinating mail and casework distribution; answering the phones; and preparing letters of greetings, condolences and congratulations on behalf of the Member. Responsibilities may also include casework assignments if the District Director finds that the staff assistant can take on such work while paying the required attention to his/her already assigned tasks. The staff assistant also serves as intern coordinator by recruiting, training, scheduling and assigning duties.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, significant experience interacting with the public, excellent writing and communication skills and a working knowledge of the District of Columbia. Candidate must be a resident of the District of Columbia or willing to move immediately to D.C., if hired.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and references to dc00.nortonresume@mail.house.gov. This position is open until filled. Salary: based on skill and experience level.

Scheduler – Senate Republican

Conservative Republican Senator seeks a detail-oriented person with strong organizational skills and the ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must have Hill or campaign experience and have the ability to work long unpredictable hours. Previous scheduling experience preferred. Please email a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223918 as the job referral number in the subject line.

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

Congresswoman Gabbard is seeking a dynamic, passionate Military Legislative Assistant or Senior National Security/Foreign Policy Advisor to support her work on the House Armed Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee. This position’s portfolio will include Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and Intelligence. Responsibilities include preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings, managing the day-to-day development of Member requests for the National Defense Authorization Act, working closely with the Member on legislative strategy, researching and advising the Member on bills and other issues, and representing the Member in meetings and events.

We are seeking someone to join our fun, team-oriented, hard-working office. The successful candidate will possess a can-do attitude and will be solutions oriented. He or she will also be an independent worker, a self-starter and will possess the capacity to produce high quality work on short deadlines. He or she will also have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors in a dynamic work environment. Veteran applications are encouraged. Ideal candidates should have House Armed Services Committee experience, Hill experience, or both. Hawaii ties and an active security clearance is a plus.

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

Staff Assistant – Senior Midwestern House Republican

Senior Midwestern Republican seeks a highly motivated individual with exceptional writing, organizational skills and multitasking ability to serve as a Staff Assistant in their Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing front office operations, managing tour and flag requests, processing and sorting incoming mail, and coordinating intern schedules and activities. Midwest ties are also preferred, but not required. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and references, to: midwestsa@gmail.com. No calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent (telecom/infrastructure) – New England Senate Democrat

New England Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to work on telecommunications and infrastructure issues.  Strong writing and communications skills, attention to detail, and willingness to work hard as part of a team in a fast-paced environment are requirements.  Ideal candidate would have experience with these issue areas or previous Hill experience.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223927 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent – Ohio House Republican

A fast-paced Republican office is seeking qualified candidates for a Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent position based in Washington, D.C. The position is responsible for answering phones, scheduling tours, processing flag requests, and assisting with overall constituent services for the office. In addition, the position works with the Legislative Director and the LA/LC to review and respond to constituent correspondence in a variety of assigned issue areas. Other duties include managing the office’s internship program, performing some office administrative tasks, assisting with general IT support, and conducting research and other legislative and/or communications-related tasks as needed. Candidates should be politically conservative, have excellent communication and writing skills, be committed to good customer service, work well under pressure and with time-sensitive deadlines, and be able to manage a heavy work load in a fast-paced office environment. Ohio ties are not required, but are strongly preferred. Qualified individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Staffassistant2017@mail.house.gov.

Constituent Services Representative (North Texas Regional Office – Dallas) – 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 $31,000. 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.

Counsel – House Oversight & Government Reform Committee (minority)

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is the principal investigative body for the U.S. House of Representatives, and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings seeks to fill a Counsel position on the Democratic staff. The ideal candidate will be a junior attorney (fewer than five years of experience) with a background or strong interest in investigations. Responsibilities include depositions, transcribed interviews, briefings, and congressional hearings. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Please send a resume and cover letter to oversightjobs@mail.house.gov, with “Counsel” in the subject line.

Staff Assistant – Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

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

Legislative Director – Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC)

Democratic Member of Congress from North Carolina seeks a Legislative Director for D.C. Office. This individual is responsible for drafting legislation and amendments, tracking legislation, developing legislative initiatives, writing speeches and floor statements, staffing the Member in Committee, and representing the Member in meetings with constituents and interested parties. Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, be a strong team player, and have at least two years of legislative experience on Capitol Hill. Ties to North Carolina are a plus. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples along with three references to nchousejobs@gmail.com. No drop-ins or phone calls. The office is an equal opportunity employer.

Junior Legislative Assistant (judiciary/homeland security) – Northeastern Senate Democrat

Northeast Democratic Senator seeks a Junior Legislative Assistant to work on judiciary and homeland security 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 and be a self-starter. J.D. and prior Hill experience preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: meeting with constituent and stakeholder groups; preparing legislation; analyzing legislative and regulatory developments and recommending appropriate responses; and drafting judiciary and homeland security-related correspondence, memoranda, floor statements and other remarks. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223938 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Director – Congressman Dan Donovan (R-NY)

The office of Rep. Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. seeks a Legislative Director (LD) with strong organizational and communication skills, leadership capabilities, legislative experience and attention to detail. The LD will report to the Chief of Staff and Member, manage all aspects of the legislative team, including direct management of staff in the DC office.

The LD is responsible for working with the legislative and communications team, Chief, and Member to develop and implement policy strategies that are in line with the Member’s goals. Experience with committee work, floor procedures, and the legislative process are required. Legislative responsibilities will most likely include: the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Energy, Natural Resources, Appropriations, Financial Services, Agricultures, Animal Welfare.

A successful candidate will be able to keep up in a fast-paced office, have excellent written and oral skills, strong editing and proofreading abilities. Candidates must be able to develop a keen understanding of the unique priorities and views of the district and find ways to advance the Member’s objectives. This is a senior level position and demands dedication, flexibility, and the ability to think creatively.

Please send a resume and three references to ny11resumes@mail.house.gov. Incomplete emails will not be responded to and phone calls and drop-ins are not encouraged.

Inspector General – U.S. House of Representatives

Office of the Inspector General

Position Available: Inspector General

Vacancy Announcement Number: IG-001-17

Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: November 1, 2017

Salary Level/Range: $172,500

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Incumbent serves as the Inspector General, U.S. House of Representatives. The Inspector General provides audit, investigative, and advisory services within the House, including the audit of the annual financial statements of the House. In collaboration with the deputy inspectors general provides executive management to the Office of Inspector General.

Primary Duties:

Directs the mission and functions of the Office of Inspector General whose purpose, pursuant to clause 6 of rule II of the House of Representatives, is to only:

1) Provide audit, investigative, and advisory services to the House and joint entities in a manner consistent with government-wide standards.

2) Inform the House officers or other officials who are subject of an audit of the results of that audit and suggest appropriate curative actions.

3) Notify the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader, the Minority Leader, and the chair and ranking member of the Committee on House Administration of any financial irregularities discovered in the course of carrying out his or her responsibilities under clause 6 of rule II of the House of Representatives.

4) Submit to the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader, the Minority Leader, and the chair and ranking member of the Committee on Appropriations and Committee on House Administration a report of each audit conducted under clause 6 of rule II of the House of Representatives.

5) Report to the Committee on Ethics information involving possible violations by a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House of any rule of the House or of any law applicable to the performance of official duties or the discharge of official responsibilities that may require referral to the appropriate Federal or State authorities under clause 3(a)(3) of rule XI.

Supervisory Controls:

The Inspector General is subject to the policy direction and oversight of the Committee on House Administration. The Inspector General is appointed for each Congress by the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader, and the Minority Leader, acting jointly.

Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge and experience in identifying, formulating, and recommending policies, plans, and programs for audit, investigative, and advisory services.

Extensive knowledge of and technical experience with/in financial auditing, financial management activities, and internal controls.

Extensive experience with/in evaluating and recommending business process improvements based on risk.

Ability to recognize and successfully communicate sensitive issues.

Experience with internal strategic planning, project management, budget formulation, procurement, and training.

An undergraduate degree is required; a graduate degree in accounting or management, and/or certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is desirable.

Must be able to secure and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Must be nonpartisan.

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates please submit your resume through email to IGVacancy@mail.house.gov.

Disclaimer:

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age.

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check (or other applicable security clearance) and a pre-employment drug-test (pre-identified position only).

Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C.; 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees to file Financial Disclosure Statements; for information please visit http://clerk.house.gov/public_disc/index.aspx.

Staff Assistant – Senior Midwestern House Republican

Senior Midwestern Republican seeks a highly motivated individual with exceptional writing, organizational skills and multitasking ability to serve as a Staff Assistant in their Washington, DC office.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing front office operations, managing tour and flag requests, processing and sorting incoming mail, and coordinating intern schedules and activities.

Qualifications:

Midwest ties are preferred, but not required.

Applicant Instructions:

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and references, to: midwestsa@gmail.com.  No calls or drop-ins please.

Creative Director – Senate Democratic Caucus

The Creative Director will lead and manage a team of ten designers, editors, videographers, photographers and strategists and oversee the design and development of all creative work – including digital, audio, print, and video content — for the Senate Democratic Caucus. Working with the Digital and Communications teams for all 48 Democratic Senators, this relationship-focused applicant will have strategic direction, communication and analytic skills, and remain current on digital techniques and trends. This manager and mentor will run a busy broadcast studio, help stream events across the Senate campus, produce videos and graphics, and set new standards for Democratic messaging.  Strong preference will be given to applicants with significant management experience, command of Premier, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite, and those with broadcast studio experience. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, portfolio, and Twitter handle to digitaldems.senate@gmail.com.

Press Secretary – Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

The Office of Senator Chris Coons is seeking a Washington, DC based Press Secretary to join the communications team.  The role is writing intensive – this person will write speeches, op-eds, statements, and briefing memos for the Senator on a daily basis.  Additionally, this person will interact with reporters and TV and radio producers, develop medium and long-term communications plans, and work closely with the Senator’s policy team.  Ideal candidates should have 4-5 years of experience in communications roles on the Hill and/or campaigns. Salary range is $55,000-$60,000. Resumes (with references and two writing samples) should be sent to delpresssecretary@gmail.com.

Community Outreach & Organizing Director (District Office) – Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

New York Democrat seeks a Community Outreach and Organizing Director for their district office. Responsibilities include building strategic relationships with community leaders and constituent groups, executing various outreach activities, and recruiting volunteers for events and outreach programs in the district. Duties also include coordinating initiatives designed to promote the office and services to the community, managing an outreach and organizing plan for the team, and any other assigned duties. Candidates should possess excellent organization, leadership, teamwork, and management skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills. The Community Outreach and Organizing Director will report to the Chief of Staff and District Director. Ties to Brooklyn, a proven management record, and a minimum of three years of related experience are required.

This is a permanent, full-time position. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, and resume to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov. Please place Community Outreach and Organizing Director in the subject line.

NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Counsel/Legislative Assistant – New England Senate Democrat on Environment & Public Works Committee

Democratic Senator on Environment and Public Works Committee seeks a counsel or legislative assistant to work on environmental oversight, toxics, and climate change. Strong research, analysis, and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, collegial environment. The successful candidate will have relevant policy experience and extensive relationships in the environmental community.  New England ties preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to demenvirostaffer@gmail.com.

Legislative Correspondent (commerce/transportation/judiciary) – Midwestern Senate Republican

Midwest Republican Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent to respond to constituent mail and assist the Legislative Assistant responsible for the commerce, transportation, and judiciary legislative portfolio. Qualified candidates will possess excellent writing and research skills and the ability to meet deadlines, while paying close attention to detail, in a fast-paced environment. Midwest ties, Capitol Hill experience, and knowledge in these issue areas are strongly preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to senategoplc@gmail.com.

Press Assistant – Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)

Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) is seeking a Press Assistant to work in his Washington office. Qualified candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to work effectively alongside the Communications Director, and have expertise in digital communication (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, graphic design, etc.).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Developing social media content
Drafting press releases, newsletters, and media advisories
Taking photos/filming events
Compiling daily press and news clips
Transcribing interviews
Assisting with media monitoring and building press lists
Conducting research for the Communications Director and legislative staffers
Answering phones and writing constituent correspondence

QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong oral and written communication skills.
Experience with social media, content development, and graphic design.
Thoroughness and careful attention to detail.
Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.
Knowledge of legislative process.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to MD06.Jobs@mail.house.gov. This office is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent – Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA)

The Office of Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) seeks a Legislative Correspondent for his Washington, D.C. office. The Legislative Correspondent serves as a primary liaison for written communications between the Member of Congress and the constituency on a daily basis, drafting email and letter messages to provide a prompt response on behalf of the Member to constituents’ concerns, questions, and comments.

The Legislative Correspondent works to ensure the relationship between the Member’s office and active constituents remains positive by: providing ample information in response to questions, fielding messages in a timely manner, and ensuring constituents receive consistent, accurate information about legislative happenings and the Member’s agenda.

Please email GA09LC@gmail.com and include a résumé and short writing sample. No drop-ins.

Staff Assistant – Northeastern Senate Democrat

Northeastern Democratic Senator seeks a Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: answering phone calls, greeting visitors, giving tours, coordinating constituent coffee, organizing flag requests and supporting senior staff members. Candidates should be personable, well-organized and work well in a fast-paced, team environment. New England ties preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223946 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant – Louisiana House Republican

A conservative Republican House member of the Louisiana delegation is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse issues portfolio including energy, environment, natural resources, transportation, agriculture, various FEMA issues, and related appropriations. This role would also be tasked with associated responsibilities corresponding to member’s a committee assignment on Natural Resources Committee. Duties include, but are not limited to: developing and managing original legislation; preparing the Congressman for committee hearings; monitoring relevant floor, committee, and regulatory actions; engagement with U.S. agencies; assisting the communications team on appropriate messaging; constituent correspondence; interaction with constituents and organizations both in DC and in the district; and advising the Congressman and senior staff as needed. Must have strong organizational and project management skills, and at least three years of relevant experience or two years of Hill experience. Must be willing to keep a stocked snack drawer for feeding the staff assistant.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: congressionaljobs.la@gmail.com. The office is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTE: In subject line please use the following format “Applicant Name: Legislative Assistant Pos”

Scheduler – Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez seeks a highly-organized and detailed-oriented scheduler for her Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking invitations, speaking engagements, and scheduling requests for the member, in addition to booking travel reservations, coordinating with district office, and daily driving (must own a vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.)

Ideal candidates will understand the House floor schedule, remain flexible and calm under pressure, have excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and must be able to navigate competing demands while anticipating the member’s needs. There will be no opportunity for legislative work in this position – it is administrative only. Hill experience, New York City or Puerto Rico ties are welcome.

Please email resume and cover letter to one_vacancy@yahoo.com. No phone calls/drop-ins.

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