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Archivist – Senate Commerce Committee

Senate Commerce Committee seeks a full-time, non-partisan Archivist to assist Majority and Minority staffs.  Responsibilities include overseeing management of Committee records, policies and procedures; preservation of paper and electronic records including social media records and Web source files and e-mail; serving as liaison with the Senate Archivist and the National Archives; and assisting staff to develop practices to facilitate good records management.  This individual must be a self-starter; will work independently to organize a large backlog of historical electronic and paper records covering complex commerce, science, and transportation policies; and ideally should have some previous experience, and familiarity with, U.S. Senate records management.  Knowledge of professional ethics and strong organizational skills is required.  In addition, experience with PC based processing programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access Database is required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to JOBS@commerce.senate.gov, with the subject line “Committee Archivist Referral.”

Staff Assistant – Senate Select Committee on Ethics

The Select Committee on Ethics seeks a Staff Assistant to provide administrative support to the Committee.  The Staff Assistant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  answering phones and routing calls, managing the reception desk, greeting visitors, filing, responding to constituent mail, providing support to the Committee’s professional staff, and various other administrative duties as assigned. This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all members of the Committee and Senate community equally without regard to their political affiliation and to refrain from activity that could impair the Committee’s reputation for non-partisanship. Applicants must be highly organized and detail oriented, possess exceptional customer service and communication skills, and have the sound judgment necessary to handle matters that arise before the Committee. All applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree.  The Committee is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to mailbox_office@ethics.senate.gov.

Assistant Bill Clerk – Office of Legislative Operations, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Assistant Bill Clerk
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-007-17
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: April 14, 2017
Salary Level/Range: Up to $74,726
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Responsible for the processing of bills, resolutions and amendments, lists of cosponsors, and other related legislative documents. Responsible for filing and proofing legislative materials on a daily basis. Conduct necessary follow-up and document responses to legislative queries, whether from internal or external partners. Data entry in the Bill Briefs application of the Legislative Information Management System (LIMS).

Qualifications:

Strong background and knowledge of House Rules and procedures. Thorough understanding of the legislative and parliamentary processes. Strong communication and organizational skills. Proficient in basic computer applications and ability to learn customized systems. Proofreading abilities, commitment to teamwork, and willingness to work extended hours regularly are a must.

Applicant Instructions:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Ms. Frances Chiappardi
Office of Legislative Operations
resumes-legops@mail.house.gov

Disclaimer:

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should email veoa-iohr@mail.house.gov for further information.

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. EOE.

Staff Assistant (Alaska ties preferred) – Senate Committee (bipartisan)

Senate Committee seeks Staff Assistant for non-designated position to provide administrative support to both the Majority and Minority offices. Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phones, greeting visitors, distributing mail, working with Senate support divisions to ensure office needs are met, assisting with hearing set-up, and coordination of hearing documents. Candidate must be personable, organized, detail-oriented, and a team player.  Position requires a demonstrated ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature, and the capacity to maintain composure while working under pressure. An ability to work with minimum supervision, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and operate in a fast-paced environment is also required.  Alaska connection and/or Senate experience preferable, but not essential. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and there is an opportunity for advancement.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223572 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant – Senate Committee

Senate Committee seeks Staff Assistant for non-designated position to provide administrative support to both the Majority and Minority offices. Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phones, greeting visitors, distributing mail, working with Senate support divisions to ensure office needs are met, assisting with hearing set-up, and coordination of hearing documents. Candidate must be personable, organized, detail-oriented, and a team player.  Position requires a demonstrated ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature, and the capacity to maintain composure while working under pressure. An ability to work with minimum supervision, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and operate in a fast-paced environment is also required.  Alaska connection and/or Senate experience preferable, but not essential. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and there is an opportunity for advancement.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 223572 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.

Office Manager – U.S. Helsinki Commission

Members of the bipartisan, bicameral U.S. Helsinki Commission are supported by a small professional staff with in-depth regional and policy expertise.  For all positions, relevant experience and degree(s) will be valued over Capitol Hill or political work. Currently, the Commission is seeking an Office Manager. The ideal candidate would have administrative experience that will prepare him or her to manage all administrative functions of a small government agency, including coordinating hearings, briefings, events, and publications; managing official travel; managing budgetary, financial, and personnel matters; directing and supervising interns, other administrative personnel, and “front office” functions; acting as the agency’s liaison to the Government Accountability Office; and maintaining the agency’s records and files. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service; strong writing, speaking and analytical skills; and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume by December 31 to CSCEOfficeManager@yahoo.com.

Spring Interns – House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia & the Pacific

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific seeks candidates for a Spring 2017 internship position. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with a demonstrated interest in U.S. policy towards the Asia-Pacific will be considered. The Subcommittee offers full and part time internships.

The Subcommittee intern is expected to be motivated and entrepreneurial, a strong writer and communicator, detail oriented, and able to produce high quality work products under time constraints. The intern will assist with daily subcommittee operations such as research, database maintenance, fact checking, content editing, and proofreading. The intern will also assist with the preparation and execution of subcommittee hearings, which will include conducting research and analysis, organizing documents for staff and members, and assisting staff in the hearing room.

Proactive interns will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Asia policy and professional life on Capitol Hill by participation in hearings, briefings, and meetings, as well as other opportunities. Interns are expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and reliability. All internships are uncompensated, but staff are happy to support interns seeking class credit for their work.

Information about the subcommittee’s membership and recent activities can be found at http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/subcommittees/asia-and-pacific.

Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in the subcommittee’s work, qualifications for the position, and hours of availability to hfac.asia.internship@gmail.com. Application materials must be received by 11:59pm, Sunday, December 18, 2016, and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Staff Attorney – Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel

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

Work Schedule is Full Time – Permanent

Opened Monday 8/29/2016

Closes Friday 9/23/2016

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

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

Job Description
Job Summary

About the Agency

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

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

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

Duties

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

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

Travel Required

Not Required

Relocation Authorized

No

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

See “Qualifications Required”.

Qualifications

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

See “Qualifications Required”.
EDUCATION:

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

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

Security Clearance

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

BENEFITS

Review our benefits
See “Job Summary”.

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

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

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

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

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

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

Systems Administrator – Senate Small Business Committee

The Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship seeks a Systems Administrator. This individual will provide technological and administrative support to the entire committee staff. The Systems Administrator is part of the committee’s non-designated staff and will work collaboratively the Chief Clerk. This is NOT an entry-level position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing and maintaining office technology inventory, troubleshooting technology issues, overseeing and administering the committee’s technology budget, and other administrative duties. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented with a strong background in IT. Hill experience and familiarity with Senate IT procedures and policies is preferred. Salary and benefits are commensurate with a candidate’s level of experience. Please e-mail resume to clermon_acklin@sbc.senate.gov indicating “Systems Administrator” in the subject line.

Legislative Assistant – Co-Chairman of Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Co-Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control seeks a Legislative Assistant to work on international and domestic narcotics issues. Areas of emphasis on the international side include Afghanistan, China, Colombia, and Mexico. Areas of domestic emphasis include synthetic, marijuana, and prescription drug and heroin abuse.  At least 2-3 years of experience working on related and international issues strongly preferred. Very strong writing skills are essential. Please send resume, cover letter and two relevant writing samples to drugcaucusjob@gmail.com.

Director of Administration – House Ethics Committee

The Committee on Ethics seeks an experienced office administrator to serve as the Director of Administration for the Committee. The Director of Administration will oversee the Committee’s administrative functions and will manage a nonpartisan administrative staff who are responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the Committee’s work. This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all Members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience with government administrative process, outstanding analytical and written and oral communication skills, and the sound judgment. Experience in one or more of the following areas is also desirable: accounting, office administration, and familiarity with Congress. Previous management experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and a list of references to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. Please include the phrase “Director of Administration” in the subject line.

Investigative Counsel – House Ethics Committee

The Committee on Ethics seeks an experienced attorney for an investigative counsel position. The Committee’s investigative counsels are responsible for conducting investigations and adjudicatory and disciplinary proceedings regarding Members and staff of the U.S. House of Representatives. This is a nonpartisan position which requires the ability to conduct impartial investigations and refrain from political or partisan activity. Candidates must possess outstanding analytical and written/oral communications skills, as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate the sensitive matters that arise before the Committee. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: government ethics, criminal law, civil litigation, administrative investigations and adjudications, depositions, and financial accounting. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. Please include the phrase “Investigative Counsel” in the subject line.

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