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Fall Administrative Interns – Senate Committee

Busy Senate Committee front office is seeking part-time and full-time unpaid interns for the fall. This is a bi-partisan administrative internship and does not involve legislative duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: committee hearing and markup preparation and attending hearings, assisting bi-partisan staff with daily administrative tasks in reception, drafting letters and other projects, as assigned. This is a great learning opportunity to gain Senate experience.   Internships are open to undergraduate and recent college graduates. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222915 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Staff Assistant/Deputy Systems Administrator – Senate Committee

Senate Committee is presently seeking a Staff Assistant/Deputy Systems Administrator to serve as a non-designated staff member who supports the Majority and Minority offices. Responsibilities will involve assisting with hearing set-up and coordination; assisting the Systems Administrator with IT/LAN support and troubleshooting PC, Blackberry, printers, and related office equipment; working with Senate support divisions to ensure Committee needs are met as well as providing front office coverage by answering phones and greeting visitors. Qualified candidates will possess attention to detail, be dependable, professional, organized with a demonstrated ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222892 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Fall Interns – Senate Committee

Busy Senate Committee front office is seeking full-time unpaid interns for the fall. This is a bi-partisan administrative internship and does not involve legislative duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: committee hearing preparation and attending hearings, assisting bi-partisan staff with daily administrative tasks in reception, drafting letters and other projects, as assigned. This is a great learning opportunity to gain Senate experience. Internships are open to undergraduate and recent college graduates.  Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222894 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Fall Interns – Senate Committee

Busy Senate Committee bi-partisan office is seeking full-time unpaid interns for the fall semester. Responsibilities include: assisting committee legislative counsel with committee reports, preparation for markups and general administrative support. Intern will also assist with committee hearing preparation, attending hearings, assisting bi-partisan staff with daily administrative tasks in reception, drafting letters and other projects, as assigned. This is a great learning opportunity to gain Senate experience. Internships are open to undergraduate and recent college graduates. Start date is August 24, 2014 until the end of December 2015. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222876 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Summer Interns – Senate Committee

Busy Senate Committee front office is seeking full-time or part-time unpaid interns for the summer. This is a bi-partisan administrative internship and does not involve legislative duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: committee hearing preparation and attending hearings, assisting bi-partisan staff with daily administrative tasks in reception, drafting letters and other projects, as assigned. This is a great learning opportunity to gain Senate experience.   Internships are open to undergraduates and recent college graduates.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222804 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Senior Counsel – Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment

Job Title: Senior Counsel for Employment
Department:Legislative Branch
Agency:Legislative Branch – Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number: 4152015
SALARY RANGE:    $118,915.00 to $169,459.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, April 20, 2015 to Wednesday, May 20, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:  AD-0901-15
POSITION INFORMATION:  Open – Full-Time Employment
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15
DUTY LOCATIONS:  1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
WHO MAY APPLY:  All those who meet minimum qualifications can apply. See announcement located here: http://www.senate.gov/employment.
This vacancy announcement is open until filled.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    Yes
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

NATURE OF WORK

This is supervisory, professional work in the Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. Serves as defense attorney in labor and employment law matters to offices of United States Senators, the Vice President, Committees, Senate Officers, and other Senate employing offices. Work requires litigating cases as first chair in trial and appellate courts, the Supreme Court, and at administrative hearings; advising clients of their legal obligations; giving employment law seminars; and doing legal research and writing. Work requires high-level thinking in the application of law to facts. Work is bound by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Senate rules, and Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling unusual assignments.
KEY REQUIREMENTS

DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under supervision of the Chief Counsel and the Deputy Chief Counsel, takes first-chair responsibility in defending offices of Senators, the Office of the Vice President, Senate Committees, and other Senate employing offices throughout the country in employment law cases from the inception of the case through Supreme Court review.

Researches complex legal issues and writes accurate, persuasive legal memoranda and briefs.

Provides legal advice to Senators, the Office of the Vice President, Chiefs of Staff, Administrative Directors, Senate Officers, and other Senate managers regarding employment law issues.

Maintains current, accurate knowledge of all employment law cases and statutes, identifying how new cases and laws modify existing law applicable to the Senate.

Develops, prepares and conducts seminars regarding employment-related legal issues; prepares and presents oral and written reference materials and audio-visual materials for seminar participants.

Supervises work of second-chair counsel, litigation secretary and paralegal.

Prepares legal newsletters, memoranda, policies and forms to keep clients informed of and in compliance with existing laws.
Maintains current knowledge of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment Office’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan; participates in periodic exercises and drills.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Work requires Juris Doctorate degree, and a minimum of eight years experience defending employment claims and advising employers regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws. Work requires the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of federal employment laws, labor laws, constitutional law, and rules of court.

Demonstrated ability to research and analyze complex legal issues.

Demonstrated ability to write coherent, accurate and persuasive legal briefs and motions for trial and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Knowledge of modern legal practices and research resources, including LEXIS and/or WESTLAW.

Ability to operate a computer and utilize applicable software packages.

Ability to provide accurate legal advice and to exercise independent judgment in defending clients at trial and appellate court levels.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Senators, staff of the Office of the Vice President, Chiefs of Staff, Administrative Directors, and Senate Officers.

Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining and implementing the client’s best defense strategy in lawsuits.

Ability to professionally handle confidential/sensitive matters and materials.

Ability to concentrate for long periods of time and to pay careful attention to detail.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on a one-on-one basis, to large groups, and before courts.

Ability to assign, direct, and review work of subordinate staff.

Ability to work extended and unscheduled hours as dictated by caseload.

Qualifications-See posting on website.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once selected, you will receive a phone call from Human Resources to set up a panel interview.
BENEFITS:

You can review our benefits at: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/mgsjobs/index.htm/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=287&jnum=14661
Health Insurance, Life Insurance, TSP, Parking or Metro Subsidy and Student Loan Repayment. Optional benefits: FSA, Federal Long-Term Care Insurance, Dental and Vision.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Online Application site: The online application can be found in the Employment section of Senate.gov – http://www.senate.gov/employment. All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment and attach a cover letter and current resume to the link listed above. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

Veterans’ Preference:
Hiring for this position will be governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (“VEOA”), as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. Pursuant to the VEOA, qualified applicants who are not current employees of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate and who are disabled or who have served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in certain military designated campaigns (“veterans”) may be eligible to receive a preference over non-veterans in hiring decisions. Family members of veterans may also be eligible to receive a veterans’ preference if the veteran cannot claim his or her veterans’ preference. To be eligible for a veterans’ preference, applicants must meet all of the requirements set forth in the VEOA and applicable regulations. Those eligibility requirements are summarized in the Application for Veterans’ Preference, which may be obtained by accessing the on-line application and completing the checklist. If claiming a veterans’ preference, an applicant must indicate that he/she is preference eligible on the application or resume and must submit a completed copy of the Application for Veterans’ Preference along with the supporting documentation specified on that form. If the Office of the Secretary of the Senate does not receive the Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation by the closing date, the applicant’s claim for a veterans’ preference may be denied. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Office’s Veterans’ Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to vets@sec.senate.gov. Individuals who are entitled to a veterans’ preference are invited to self-identify voluntarily. This information is intended solely for use in connection with the Office of the Secretary of the Senate’s obligations and efforts to provide veterans’ preference to preference-eligible applicants in accordance with the VEOA. An applicant’s status as a disabled veteran and any information regarding an applicant’s disability, including the applicant’s medical condition and history, will be kept confidential and will be collected, maintained and used in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as made applicable by section 102(a)(3) of the CAA, 2 U.S.C. §1302(a)(3). An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for a veterans’ preference.

HOW TO APPLY:
Online Application site: The online application can be found in the Employment section of Senate.gov – http://www.senate.gov/employment. All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment and attach a cover letter and current resume to the link listed above. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Online Application site: The online application can be found in the Employment section of Senate.gov – http://www.senate.gov/employment. All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment and attach a cover letter and current resume to the link listed above. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Donna Weed
Phone: 202-224-3625
Fax: 202-228-3603
Email: resumes@sec.senate.gov
Agency Information:
U.S. Senate
Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: 202-228-3603
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
If selected, you will receive a phone call to set up your interview.

Control Number: 401659400

Staff Assistant – House Ethics Committee

Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant. Duties include: answering telephones; assisting with the tracking and processing of committee correspondence; providing administrative support in setting up committee meetings; and entering data and navigating databases with accuracy. This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all Members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills and a professional telephone manner; good computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; ability to use good judgment in responding to inquiries and requests; and flexibility in assisting with daily tasks and projects.

Applicant Instructions:

Please email cover letter and resume with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov.

Senior Executive Communications Clerk – Legislative Resource Center, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Senior Executive Communications Clerk
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-002-15
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: April 17, 2015
Salary Level/Range: Up to $91,239.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Job Summary:

Responsible for providing legal research and organizing, interpreting and processing the status of various executive communications and regulations received by the U. S. House of Representatives. Will organize and create appropriate official notifications and listings (including electronic formats) of such executive communications.
Qualifications:

Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant manner. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the fulfillment of responsibilities performed within the Executive Communications section. Ability to demonstrate superior organizational and administrative skills. Must be detail oriented and possess the ability to accurately research and deliver information within a limited time frame. Must possess a high degree of communication and applicable personal computer skills. Works directly with various Congressional offices and the Government Printing Office. Thorough proven knowledge of the House legislative process is required. A law degree is preferred, and 3 to 5 years of professional experience required. Must be proficient in statutory law research and have a working knowledge of various law research databases. A National Security Clearance is required for this position. This position is identified as a Test Designated Position and is subject to random drug testing.
Applicant Instructions:

No telephone inquiries please. To apply, interested individuals may fax or email a cover letter and resume with the subject heading “Executive Communications Clerk” to:

Ms. Karen Granger
Office of the Clerk
Legislative Resource Center
135 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Fax: (202) 226-5204
Karen.Granger@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 Attorney – Office of the Senate Legislative Counsel

Job Title: Staff Attorney
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Legislative Branch – Agency Wide
Hiring Organization: Office of the Senate Legislative Counsel
Job Announcement Number: SLC-ATT-10-10-14
SALARY RANGE:
$75,000.00 to $75,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
AD-0905-12
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time – Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
15
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Staff Attorneys prepare legislation for consideration by the United States Senate. Their work engages them in all areas of Federal law. Their clients include Senators, Senate committees and offices, and staff members of Senators and Senate committees and offices. This position is nonpartisan and nonpolitical and is filled on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, writing ability, and a personal interview. A Staff Attorney works with 3 to 6 other attorneys under the supervision of a more senior attorney who in turn reports to the Legislative Counsel. The position of Staff Attorney is full-time and at times requires substantial overtime.
TRAVEL REQUIRED

Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

See “Qualifications Required”.

DUTIES:

Responsibilities of the Staff Attorney include the following:

(1) Drafting bills, resolutions, conference reports, and amendments for Senators and committees and offices 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 Senate staff and coworkers to analyze proposed policy and its implications and produce professional quality draft legislation.
(5) Using legal research databases and editing draft legislation using the Office drafting software.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

The Office is seeking applicants with the following qualities:
(1) Enrollment in, or graduation from, a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
(2) A record of academic excellence, evidenced by ranking in the upper third of the applicant’s law school class.
(3) An ability to write clearly and concisely.
(4) No substantial participation with any political party or cause.
(5) A belief that public service can be interesting and challenging.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

See below.

EDUCATION:

A Staff Attorney must be a graduate of an accredited law school and a member in good standing of the bar of a State or become a member within 1 year after joining the Office.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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

You can review our benefits at: https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/viewVacancyStatement?referenceCode=FVWGN&statement=BENEFITS
You will earn annual vacation leave and health leave.

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program.

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program.

Tuition reimbursion for a portion of your Federally insured student loan and public transit subsidies may be available.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

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 may be emailed or mailed to the Office.

Emailed applications must be submitted to recruiting@slc.senate.gov by the closing date. All required documents must be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) form. Applications submitted in any other format will not be reviewed.

Mailed applications must be postmarked by the closing date and should be addressed to:
U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel
Attn: Recruitment Committee
SD-668
Washington, DC 20510-7275

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Recruiting Chair
Phone: 2022246461
Email: recruiting@slc.senate.gov
Agency Information:
United States Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel
SD-668
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20510-7275
US
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 to the Recruitment Committee for further consideration and possible interview.

**Only applicants chosen to be interviewed will be notified of the outcome.**

Deputy Chief Clerk – Senate Committee

Senate Committee is seeking a Deputy Chief Clerk to assist the Chief Clerk.  Duties include, but are not limited to, managing the legislative, administrative, financial, and logistical requirements of the Committee for 45 professional support staff.  The Deputy Chief Clerk is also responsible for maintaining the hearing and conference rooms meeting schedule and coordinating setup requests, orientating new staff regarding administrative policies and procedures of the Committee, and facilitating the internship program for the majority and minority staff.  The ideal candidate must have a highly professional approach to the office’s function, strong communication and writing skills, and have the ability to function without close supervision or instruction.  Candidate must also be extremely detail oriented. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222381 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Research Assistant – Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

Office of the Clerk
Position Available: Research Assistant
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-005-14
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: June 4, 2014
Salary Level/Range: Up to $47,581.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Assists the office’s oral history program, including but not limited to administering, researching, conducting, and processing interviews. Provides specialized historical reference and research assistance to Members, congressional staff, and the general public. Assists in the compilation and writing of historical information relative to the history of the U.S. House of Representatives, including biographical and bibliographic materials. Examines, assesses, and interprets evidence of past events and prepares material for possible inclusion in the official House historical files.

Qualifications:

Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner. The ability to edit and proofread documents, along with strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills is essential. Familiarity with HTML/SGML, ProQuest, and Lexis/Nexis coupled with experience utilizing Web sites and LIST/SERVS is required. At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in either history, political science, public history, or related experience. Ability to exercise discretion in fulfillment of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment, and flexibility to work as a member of a team performing shared duties. Must be competent in operation of IBM-PC compatibles, multi-task oriented and able to lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Applicant Instructions:

No telephone calls. Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a three to five page writing sample to: Historian-Resumes@mail.house.gov. Applications also may be faxed or mailed to:

Ms. Erin Hromada
The Office of the Clerk
Office of the Historian Staff
B-53 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Fax: (202) 226-4635

Media Relations Coordinator – Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery

The Press Photographers’ Gallery of the U. S. Senate seeks a Media Relations Coordinator to assist in facilitating media coverage of Congress.  This person will help plan and coordinate media events; will attend committee hearings and press events to monitor media coverage; assist with issuing press credentials by reviewing credential applications and maintaining database; and attend to administrative aspects of the office.  The coordinator serves as a liaison between Senate staff, Capitol police and the members of the gallery.  Candidate must be familiar with journalism & Congressional procedure and possess strong diplomatic and communications skills. Strong computer, web publishing, and database skills preferred. Position requires a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of media or legislative experience.  Salary $66,585 – $99,876.  All applicants must submit a U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Application for Employment (http://www.senate.gov/employment/saa/positions.htm#2) with a cover letter and current resume to resumes@saa.senate.gov or fax (202) 228-2965. APPLICATION DEADLINE 5/16/14.

Assistant Executive Clerk – Office of the Senate Executive Clerk, U.S. Senate Office of the Secretary

http://www.senate.gov/employment/resources/pdf/Assistant_Executive_Clerk_%28CL%29_2014.pdf

Staff Assistant – House Ethics Committee

Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant. Duties include: answering telephones; assisting with the committee investigations production process; assisting with the tracking and processing of committee correspondence; providing administrative support in setting up committee meetings; and entering data and navigating databases with accuracy. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills and a professional telephone manner; good computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; ability to use good judgment in responding to inquiries and requests; and flexibility in assisting with daily tasks and projects.

Applicant Instructions:

Please email cover letter and resume with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Legislative Staff Assistant – Senate Commerce Committee

Bi-partisan Legislative Counsel is seeking a motivated, well-organized individual for the position of Staff Assistant.  Primary responsibilities include: assist in preparation of committee reports, bills, resolutions, and amendments; perform secretarial support functions, including as receptionist, maintenance of office files, and document production, delivery, and retrieval; and maintain office law library.  To qualify, the individual must respect and be able to maintain confidentiality, work well under pressure, have great attention to detail, and generally understand the legislative process.  Applicant should email cover letter and resume to JOBS@commerce.senate.gov with subject line “Legislative Staff Assistant Referral”.

Special Assistant for Financial Disclosure – Senate Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee seeks a Special Assistant for Financial Disclosure. Individual performs the administrative duties associated with the Committee’s financial disclosure program and ensures that the administrative process runs according to schedule. The Special Assistant advances the process by moving and tracking program components; identifying program dependencies and managing critical administrative paths; and identifying defects within the program and making recommendations for change. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task independently as well as contribute on teams, a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or finance and project management experience. Please email a cover letter and resume to mailbox_office@ethics.senate.gov with 222147 as the job referral number in the subject line. The Select Committee Ethics is fill Equal Opportunity Employer.

Transcriber – Office of Official Reporters, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Transcriber
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-006-13
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: October 18, 2013
Salary Level/Range: Up to $70,178.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Provide final scoping, editing, and proofreading of congressional committee hearing transcripts and various congressional proceedings while coordinating with the Official Reporters and Transcriber Team on the accuracy of all official documents compiled by the office. Responsible for the transcribing of stenotype notes by use of computer-aided transcription software on site in our Washington, D.C. offices. Produce, in a timely fashion, transcripts to be released to congressional staff and the general public, while maintaining the highest degree of confidentiality of secret and top secret documents.

Qualifications:

Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and professional manner. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Must have extensive knowledge and experience in CaseCATalyst software as well as scoping and proofreading experience in a court reporting setting. Extensive familiarity with proper grammar, spelling, and transcript production. A national security clearance is required. This position is identified as a Testing Designated Position and is subject to random drug testing. Must have knowledge of the legislative process and the ability to work in an on-site team-oriented work environment. Must be competent in the operation of personal computers in a Windows Vista environment and be detail oriented.

Applicant Instructions:

No telephone inquiries please. To apply, interested individuals may fax or email a cover letter and resume with subject heading “Transcriber” to:

Mr. Joe Strickland
Office of the Clerk
Office of Official Reporters
Fax: (202) 225-3308
resumes-oor@mail.house.gov

Staff Assistant – House Science, Space & Technology Committee

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology seeks energetic and welcoming Staff Assistant for the full committee. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting guests, assisting with hearing preparation, completing projects for Senior Staff, and managing room reservations and correspondence. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Prior Capitol Hill experience a plus. Qualified applicants should send resume, cover letter and a list of references to ashley.smith@mail.house.gov. No calls or drop-ins, please.

Assistant Journal Clerk (open to Senate employees only) – Office of the Journal Clerk, U.S. Senate Office of the Secretary

Assistant Journal Clerk (open to Senate employees only) – Office of the Journal Clerk, U.S. Senate Office of the Secretary

http://www.senate.gov/employment/resources/pdf/Vacancy_Assistant_Journal_Clerk-2013.docx.pdf

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, and working with Senate support divisions to ensure office needs are met. The Staff Assistant also orders supplies, maintains inventory, tracks office subscriptions, and assists with hearing set-up and coordination of hearing documents. Candidates must be personable, organized, and detail-oriented. Position requires a demonstrated ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature, and the capacity to maintain composure while working under pressure. Must be a team player and able to multi-task. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222015 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Communications Chief – Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Communications Chief, Office of the Clerk
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-003-13
Office/Location:  U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date:   April 8, 2013
Salary Level/Range:  Up to $128,384.00
Proposed Starting Date:   Immediate
Job Summary:

Responsible for leading a team of communications staff in support of the operations of the Office of the Clerk, with an emphasis on creating and disseminating organizational communications and creative services for the Office, the House community, and the general public. Provides leadership in communications, research and analytical skills, and provides recommendations on best practices on the communications requirements of the office, its customers and its stakeholders. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Responsible for broadly understanding—and advocating for—the needs of customers and stakeholders of the Clerk; responsible for specifically understanding the communications needs of customers and stakeholders in conceptualizing and producing printed materials, graphic design, web content, social media, videos, presentations, other interactives and consulting on digital strategy, user experience, branding, analytics, usability, repurposing content, and marketing communications. Manages employee development, organization information sharing and the communications requirements of the organization.

Qualifications:

The ability to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and professional manner. A detailed knowledge of, and experience in, organizational strategic communication is required, including a strong understanding of internal and external communications. Experience in managing a creative team focused on content, design, and multimedia is a must. A strong knowledge of the legislative process, coupled with proven organizational management skills. Experience with all aspects of project management. The ability to foster collaboration across organizational boundaries and the ability to initiate and maintain positive working relations with stakeholders and service partners is required. A Bachelors Degree in Communications or a related field and an equivalent combination of training and experience is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested individuals should submit their cover letter and resume to:

Mr. Henry Brown
Office of the Clerk
H-154, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
Email: resumes-iohr@mail.house.gov

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.

Disclaimer:

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

Professional Staff Members (2) – Congressional-Executive Commission on China

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov. The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues pertaining to the freedom of religion and criminal justice portfolios. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China’s compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public. Main duties: Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area; Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission’s Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases; Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database; Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables; Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations on official business.  Qualifications: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen; Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required as well as strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong. Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered. Application Procedure: Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Director – Congressional-Executive Commission on China

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.  The Commission is seeking a communications director to be responsible for developing and implementing a communications and outreach strategy to increase the accessibility, visibility, and relevance of the Commission’s work to key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.  Main duties: Develop and implement a communications and outreach strategy for the Commission’s key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public; Develop and implement a strategy for increasing accessibility to Commission work products, including newsletters, political prisoner records, special reports, and the Annual Report; Increase media coverage and raise awareness on the Hill and to the general public regarding the Commission’s work; Maintain the Commission’s new Web site and social media sites (Twitter, Facebook); Draft, edit, and distribute Commission statements, press releases, newsletters, new media content, and event announcements; Develop, plan, and provide logistical support for Commission events, including hearings, roundtables, and briefings; Monitor, track, and assess the effectiveness of the Commission’s outreach efforts.  Qualifications: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates will have a B.A. with relevant work experience. Some background in layout and design (including for Web sites and publications) is desirable, as well as ability to speak and read Chinese is preferable, and strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.  Application Procedure: Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Deputy Executive Director – Office of Compliance, U.S. House of Representatives

Job Title: Deputy Executive Director to the House of Representatives
Department:Legislative Branch
Agency: Office of Compliance
Job Announcement Number: PH-CF-12-794323
SALARY RANGE:
$127,641.00 to $165,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 to Wednesday, March 27, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: ES-0905-00
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time – Excepted Service Term
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United States
WHO MAY APPLY:
All groups of qualified individuals
JOB SUMMARY:

Come join us in the Congressional Office of Compliance!

Please note that this is a 5 year appointment, with an available renewal one time, for a total appointment possibility of 10 years

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Any candidates with 10+ years of combined experience both practicing labor and employment law and public relations experience

The Office of Compliance seeks a Deputy Executive Director to the House of Representatives who will be responsible for overseeing outreach and education programs as well as training and working in conjunction with the Executive Director in developing relationships with Congressional staff.  Prior experience working in a legislative office is highly valued.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You must have a J.D. from an accredited law school.

DUTIES:

As Deputy Executive Director, this attorney will:

• Prepare annual reports for Congress with evaluations and analysis about the types of claims being made by employees under anti-discrimination laws, barriers to access for people with disabilities and OSHA conditions in the Legislative Branch;
• Lead nationwide outreach efforts and training programs to inform employees about their workplace rights and how to prosecute claims for workplace rights violations;
• Educate and assist members of Congress and employing offices in understanding their workplace obligations under federal employment, labor, accessibility and OSHA laws;
• Create educational materials regarding compliance with federal employment laws;
• Advise and report monthly to the Board of Directors on strategic initiatives,  and Congressional affairs;
• Participate in Board deliberations on appeals from hearing officer decisions;
• As necessary, serve as neutral mediator to resolve workplace rights cases between employing offices and employees;
• Assist the Board of  Directors in their efforts to advocate for the passage of federal laws to advance workplace rights in the Legislative Branch;
• Advise oversight committees and House leadership regarding diversity best practices; and
• Manage all press relations and events.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

10+ years of combined experience both practicing labor and employment law and public relations experience

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your resume and writing sample(s). Your resume and writing sample(s) will be evaluated to determine your possession of the requisite education and any required career related experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the qualifications in the job announcement.

BENEFITS:

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer.  Life Insurance coverage is also provided.  New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).  If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program.  You will earn annual vacation leave and sick leave.  You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty.  Tele-work/telecommuting and alternative work schedule options may be made available after you have come on board.  If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.  Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.  You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send an updated resume and a writing sample from public relations experiences to Jennifer Rappaport, Esq. at jrappaport@g-s.com

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please provide an updated resume and a writing sample from public relations experiences

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Jennifer Rappaport
Phone: (202)429-5630×108
Email: OCWEB@COMPLIANCE.GOV
Agency Information:
Office of Compliance US Congress
110 Second Street SE
Washington, DC 20540

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If your qualifications align with the Office of Compliance’s need, you will receive a call and/or an email from Jennifer Rappaport, Esq.

Design & Multimedia Producer – Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Design and Multimedia Producer
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-002-13
Office/Location:    U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date:    February 22, 2013
Salary Level/Range:    Up to $47,110.00
Proposed Starting Date:    Immediate

Job Summary:

Successful candidate will have a strong foundation to provide print and digital graphic design support, as well as photo editing and audiovisual production. Will support Design and Multimedia staff by contributing to and developing print-design-oriented deliverables such as reports, books, brochures, manuals, posters, invitations, and flyers. Duties will extend to the design of Web graphics as well as presentations, interactive PDFs, videos, and other interactives. Will perform design updates on Office of the Clerk’s digital products, including the Web and social media, and ensure the accuracy and currency of digital content.

This position requires the ability to work in a small workstation in an office environment without an expectation of privacy, where noise levels are usually moderate. Candidates must have a willingness to accept overtime on short notice. Interested parties must work well under pressure and work professionally, cooperatively, and courteously.

This position is located onsite.

Qualifications:

• At least 2 to 5 years of relevant professional experience as a print/digital designer in the communications or government sectors, with a bachelor’s degree in Design, Communications, or a related field required;
• Strong understanding of print and digital design practices and principles, as well as photography and videography; assists with the selection of style, colors, artwork, photography, animation, type, and other visual elements best suited for print, Web, and multimedia designs and graphic illustrations;
• Ensures all design work is performed in adherence to industry-best practices for branding, editorial content, usability, and accessibility;
• Responsible for professional-level presentation materials, such as boards, signage, and event posters;
• Must demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communications;
• Required technical skills: intermediate use of Adobe design, video editing, and illustration software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, Fireworks, Flash, InDesign, and Acrobat; intermediate knowledge of MS Office; and proficiency with PC and Mac platforms;
• Understanding of file formats and best practices for print and Web design materials;
• Knowledge of Associated Press or Chicago Manual of Style guidelines is recommended;
• Ability to juggle multiple projects under strict deadlines;
• A working knowledge of the congressional legislative process is a plus.
Applicant Instructions:

No telephone inquiries please. Interested individuals may fax, mail, or email a cover letter, resume, and web links to work samples to:

Ms. Michelle Haynes
Office of the Clerk
Office of Communications
B-28 Cannon Building
Washington, DC, 20515

Fax number: 202-225-4137
Email address: resumes-comm@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.

Policy Analyst – United States-China Economic & Security Review Commission

Job Title: Policy Analyst, Military, Cyber, Security, Foreign Affairs, Energy Issues
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Job Announcement Number: 002-2013-PAMS
SALARY RANGE: $42,000.00 to $96,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Monday, February 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: AD-0301-07/12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Term
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 12
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United States
WHO MAY APPLY: All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

The Commission is responsible for assessing the national security implications of the U.S. – China bilateral economic and trade relationship. The incumbents key duties and responsibilities are outlined in the ‘major duties’ section of this announcement.

The Commission’s mission is to monitor, investigate, and make recommendations to Congress about matters of concern in the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China in the following areas:  1) weapons proliferation practices, 2) economics, 3) energy, 4) capital markets, 5) regional economic and security relationships, 6) U.S.-China bilateral programs, 7) China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance, and 8) freedom of expression – the implications of restrictions on speech and access to information in the People’s Republic of China.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:

Responding to direction from and coordinating with senior staff—

1. On an ongoing basis, monitors, investigates, and assesses developments regarding China’s: military, cyber, security, foreign affairs, and energy policies; and other issues as assigned/required.

2. Conducts extensive and detailed analysis of issues in the purview or affecting the responsibilities of the USCC in the areas noted in paragraph 1, and prepares reports, position papers, and recommendations on these issues for Commissioners and senior staff.

3. Drafts, edits, and finalizes the assigned portions of the Commission’s Annual Report to Congress.

4. Works with designated hearing co-chairs, senior staff, and team members to plan and organize USCC hearings.

5. Establish and maintain liaison with officials in federal agencies who have responsibilities in the purview of the USCC’s mandate, or affecting the USCC’s areas of responsibility; particularly military, security, foreign affairs, or energy related.

6. Performs other duties as assigned by senior staff, the Executive Director, and Commissioners.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Administratively Determined & Performance Based

KEY REQUIREMENTS

1) Experience Proven and demonstrable experience and ability to present information clearly and concisely – written and oral. – Strong writing and editing skills are absolutely required.

2) Strong analytical and research skills, including demonstrable ability to accurately and thoroughly analyze data and make informed, critical judgments about issues.

3) Knowledge or expertise in China’s: military, cyber, security, foreign affairs, and energy policies/issues; global and regional activities and relationships; and how these affect U.S. interests.

4) Ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese at a business level, to include ability to effectively utilize sources of electronic and print information regarding China and Taiwan.

5) Experience and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

6) U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI -level. – When applying, include: (1) date of citizenship if naturalized; and (2) if you have or have ever had a Federal security clearance identify the level and dates held.

U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI -level. – When applying, include: (1) date of citizenship if naturalized; and (2) if you have or have ever had a Federal security clearance identify the level and dates held.

Desirable Qualifications:  [Not required, but may be considered in the selection process.]:

a. Experience living and/or working in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.  Also desirable:  Experience living and/or working elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific Region.

b. in a Congressional or Executive Branch office, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China and/or Taiwan, or the Asia-Pacific Region.

c. Graduate degree in a relevant field, such as International Relations, Foreign Policy/Affairs, Security Studies, Information Security, Asian Studies, Asian History, etc.; or graduate-level course work related to these areas.

d. Relevant experience in, or working with, the United States military.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Evaluated Against ‘Key Requirement’ and ‘Desirable Qualification’ Factors

BENEFITS:

As federal government employees, Commission employees are eligible to participate in federal employee benefits programs, to include: health insurance (multiple carriers & multiple options); life insurance (FEGLI-multiple options); retirement (FERS or CSRS if applicable); and the Thrift Savings Program (TSP-multiple options), the federal government’s tax-deferred savings program.  Employees accrue and may use annual and sick leave in accord with Commission policies and procedures.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The US-China Economic & Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age.

The USCC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Qualified, applicable male applicants will be required to certify they have met the U.S. governments ‘Selective Service System’ requirements. – If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. – If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start.  Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php

HOW TO APPLY:

You must submit application documents (cover letter, resume, current writing sample) separately in PDF format via email to Opportunities@uscc.gov .   Your application package must include:

1) Cover letter, to include:
I. Position Title
II. Vacancy Number
III. Brief Statement Outlining Your Interest in the USCC and this Position
IV. Concise, Point-By-Point Responses to ALL KEY Qualifications/Requirements (1 through 6) and Desirable Qualifications (a through d) listed above
V. Your Salary Requirements and/or Salary History
VI. How you heard about his position

2) Professional Resume
(Chronological work history [starting with the most recent position held], education [including degrees and dates attained], applicable publications, etc.)

3) Current Writing Sample
(Preferably an essay on foreign policy, politics, security, or history of China or East Asia– writing and editing must be your own work)

NOTE: All the information requested above must be received by midnight EST on the closing date or your application will not be considered.

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at:
http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

See ‘How to Apply’ section of this announcement.

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

US China Commission
Phone: (202)624-1407
Email: OPPORTUNITIES@USCC.GOV
Agency Information:
US China Economic and Security Review Commission
444 N Capital Street NW
Suite 602
Washington, DC 20001

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After submitting your application package for this position you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application materials.  Applications will be reviewed as received on a rolling basis or after the closing date.  You will be contacted via email if we wish to schedule an interview or require additional information.

Finalist will be required to complete a research and writing examination.

The selectee for the position will be required to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI level.

Applicants not selected for further consideration will be notified via email when the position is filled.

Sr. Policy Analyst – United States-China Economic & Security Review Commission

Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst, Military, Cyber, Security, Foreign Affairs & Energy Issues
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Job Announcement Number: 001-2013-PAMS
SALARY RANGE: $75,000.00 to $124,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Monday, February 18, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: AD-0301-12/15
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Term
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United States
WHO MAY APPLY: All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

The Commission is responsible for assessing the national security implications of the U.S. – China bilateral economic and trade relationship. The incumbents key duties and responsibilities are outlined in the ‘major duties’ section of this announcement.

The Commission’s mission is to monitor, investigate, and make recommendations to Congress about matters of concern in the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China in the following areas:  1) weapons proliferation practices, 2) economics, 3) energy, 4) capital markets, 5) regional economic and security relationships, 6) U.S.-China bilateral programs, 7) China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance, and 8) freedom of expression – the implications of restrictions on speech and access to information in the People’s Republic of China.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:

1. Responsible for managing and leading all aspects and responsibilities of the USCC Military and Security team, to include supervising personnel and ensuring all related hearing and annual report requirements are met.  On an ongoing basis, monitors, investigates, and assesses developments regarding China’s: military, cyber, security, foreign affairs, and energy policies/issues.  May also monitor, investigate and assess related areas such as Chinese diplomatic efforts, commercial and strategic resource acquisition, and other timely or relevant issues/topics.

2. Conduct and/or oversee extensive and detailed analysis of issues in the purview or affecting the responsibilities of the USCC in the areas noted in paragraph 1 (above), and prepares and/or oversees the preparation of reports, position papers, and recommendations on these issues for Commissioners and other senior staff.

3. Draft and/or oversee the preparation of drafts for assigned portions of the Commission’s Annual Report to Congress.  Responsible for editing and finalizing the Military & Security teams sections of the Annual Report.

4. Work with designated hearing co-chairs, senior staff, and team members to plan and organize USCC hearings.

5. Establish and maintain liaison with officials in federal agencies who have responsibilities in the purview of the USCC’s mandate, or affecting the USCC’s areas of responsibility; particularly military, security, foreign affairs, or energy related.

6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Commissioners.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Administratively Determined & Performance Based

KEY REQUIREMENTS

1)      Proven and demonstrable experience and ability to present information clearly and concisely – written and oral. – Strong writing and editing skills are absolutely required.

2)      Strong analytical and research skills, including demonstrable ability to accurately and thoroughly analyze data and make informed, critical judgments on a variety of issues.

3)      Knowledge and expertise in China’s global and regional activities and relationships as they relate to its military, cyber, security, foreign affairs, and energy, issues, policies, and capabilities.

4)      Ability to lead, motivate and manage a small, dynamic professional team.  Proven experience working effectively as a member of a team.

5)      U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI -level. – When applying, include: (1) date of citizenship if naturalized; and (2) if you have or have ever had a Federal security clearance identify the level and dates held.

U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI -level. – When applying, include: (1) date of citizenship if naturalized; and (2) if you have or have ever had a Federal security clearance identify the level and dates held.

Desirable Qualifications:  [Not required, but may be considered in the selection process.]:

a.       Experience in a Congressional or Executive Branch office/environment, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China and/or Taiwan, or the Asia-Pacific Region.

b.      Graduate degree in a relevant field, such as Information Security, International Relations, Foreign Policy/Affairs, Security Studies, Asian Studies, Asian History, etc.; or graduate-level course work related to these areas.

c.       Published works and experience making presentations and/or giving speeches with an emphasis on military, cyber, security, foreign affairs, and energy or other related topics relevant to China, Taiwan, or the Asia-Pacific Region.

d.      Relevant experience in, or working with, the United States military.

e.       Experience living, working, or studying in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.

f.       Ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese, to include ability to effectively utilize Chinese and Taiwanese electronic and print information sources.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Evaluated Against ‘Key Requirement’ and ‘Desirable Qualification’ Factors

BENEFITS:

As federal government employees, Commission employees are eligible to participate in federal employee benefits programs, to include: health insurance (multiple carriers & multiple options); life insurance (FEGLI-multiple options); retirement (FERS or CSRS if applicable); and the Thrift Savings Program (TSP-multiple options), the federal government’s tax-deferred savings program.  Employees accrue and may use annual and sick leave in accord with Commission policies and procedures.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The US-China Economic & Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age.

The USCC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Qualified, applicable male applicants will be required to certify they have met the U.S. governments ‘Selective Service System’ requirements. – If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. – If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start.  Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php 

HOW TO APPLY:

You must submit application documents (cover letter, resume, current writing sample) separately in PDF format via email to Opportunities@uscc.gov.   Your application package must include:

1) Cover letter, to include:
I. Position Title
II. Vacancy Number
III. Brief Statement Outlining Your Interest in the USCC and this Position
IV. Concise, Point-By-Point Responses to ALL KEY Qualifications/Requirements (1 through 5) and Desirable Qualifications (a through f) listed above
V. Your Salary Requirements and/or Salary History
VI. How you heard about his position

2) Professional Resume
(Chronological work history [starting with the most recent position held], education [including degrees and dates attained], applicable publications, etc.)

3) Current Writing Sample
(Preferably an essay on foreign policy, politics, security, or history of China or East Asia– writing and editing must be your own work)

NOTE: All the information requested above must be received by midnight EST on the closing date or your application will not be considered.

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at:
http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php  

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

See ‘How to Apply’ section of this announcement.

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

US China Commission
Phone: (202)624-1407
Email: OPPORTUNITIES@USCC.GOV
Agency Information:
US China Economic and Security Review Commission
444 N Capital Street NW
Suite 602
Washington, DC 20001

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After submitting your application package for this position you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application materials.  Applications will be reviewed as received on a rolling basis or after the closing date.  You will be contacted via email if we wish to schedule an interview or require additional information.

Finalist will be required to complete a research and writing examination.

The selectee for the position will be required to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI level.

Applicants not selected for further consideration will be notified via email when the position is filled.

Executive Director – Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

The 6 co-chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Rep. Jared Polis, Rep. David Cicilline, Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Rep. Mark Takano, and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney) are seeking an Executive Director for the Equality Caucus. Successful candidate will have significant Hill experience or experience with the LGBT community. He or she will possess strong organizational, writing and communication skills, an ability to meet tight deadlines, and be detail-oriented. The Executive Director will be responsible for staffing the Equality Caucus, analyzing legislation to determine its impact on the LGBT community, organizing Co-chair and Member meetings of the caucus, organizing staff and member briefings to educate Congress on issues of importance to the LGBT community, and serving as a liaison for other Hill offices and the LGBT community. The Executive Director will also help determine the overall messaging of the Caucus.

The ideal candidate will be a good self-starter and teacher; demonstrate an interest in process and detail; and fit naturally in a collaborative and collegial office. Please send a cover letter, resume and references to Brian.Branton@mail.house.gov.

Résumé Drop-off Information – Newly Elected House Members

Resume Drop-Off Information

· The Pitney Bowles House office located in B240 Longworth will be accepting mail Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm for all newly elected Members starting Nov. 13. Mail will be sent out each day at 1pm and 4pm. Pitney Bowles will forward mail until January 31 or otherwise notified by each Member office.

· Resumes and cover letters will be delivered at no charge until Dec. 1. After Dec. 1, it will cost $0.13 per resume for each intended recipient. Payments via check payable to: U.S. Treasury.

· All resumes should have a cover letter/note stapled to it and addressed to the specific newly elected Member (please note, no envelopes) as the following:

Member-Elect John Doe
US House of Representatives
B240 Longworth House Office
Washington, DC 20515

Committee 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; serving as liaison with the Senate Archivist; 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, Senate Rules, 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.”

Special Assistant for Financial Disclosure – Senate Ethics Committee

The Senate Ethics Committee seeks a Special Assistant for Financial Disclosure.  Individual performs the administrative tasks associated with the Committee’s financial disclosure program and ensures that the administrative process runs according to schedule.  Advances the process by moving and tracking program components; identifies program dependencies and manages critical administrative paths; and identifies defects within the program and makes recommendations for change.  Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task independently, as well as a degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field and/or experience in project management. Please email a cover letter and resume to mailbox_office@ethics.senate.gov with 221863 as the job referral number in the subject line.  The Select Committee on Ethics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Congressional Liaison & Director of Communications – U.S.-China Economic Security & Review Commission

Do you know the U.S. Congress, its processes, structure and operations? Do you have experience working in a U.S. Senate and/or House of Representatives office, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China and Taiwan, as well as the Asia-Pacific Region? Are you familiar with the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese culture, and the major issues impacting the U.S.-China relationship, particularly from the perspective of the U.S. Congress.? Do you have the experience and ability to present information clearly and concisely; strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to accurately and thoroughly analyze data and make informed, critical judgments on a variety of issues; and the ability to work with senior level officials as part of a dynamic professional team? The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has an immediate opening for a Congressional Liaison & Director of Communications. The Commission is an independent agency established by Congress to advise it on policy toward China. The bi-partisan Commission holds hearings, conducts research, briefs members of Congress and their staffs and produces a 300-page annual report with policy recommendations. The job is intellectually demanding and requires individual initiative, and the ability to effectively serve as the primary point for communication between the U.S.-China Commission and Members of Congress, their staff and/or applicable committees, as well as monitor and report on current events. Strong writing and communications skills are absolutely essential. If interested, checkout the USCC website at http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php for more details and the application procedure.

Staff Attorney – U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel

Job Title: Staff Attorney
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Senate
Hiring Organization: Office of the Legislative Counsel
Job Announcement Number: SLC-ATT-05-25-12
SALARY RANGE: $72,000.00 to $72,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, September 10, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:  AD-0905-12/13
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15

Staff Attorneys prepare legislation for consideration by the United States Senate. Their work engages them in all areas of Federal law. Their clients include Senators, Senate committees and offices, and staff members of Senators and Senate committees and offices. A Staff Attorney works with 3 to 6 other attorneys under the supervision of a more senior attorney who in turn reports to the Legislative Counsel. The position of Staff Attorney is full-time and at times requires substantial overtime.

DUTIES:

Responsibilities of the Staff Attorney include the following:

– Drafting bills, resolutions, amendments, and conference reports for Senators and committees and offices of the Senate.
– Analyzing proposed legislation for legal sufficiency and constitutionality.
– Working closely with Senate staff and coworkers to analyze proposed policy and its implications and to produce professional quality legislation.
– Using legal research databases and editing draft legislation using the Office drafting software on a networked personal computer system.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

The Office is seeking applicants with the following qualities:

(1) Enrollment in, or graduation from, a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
(2) A record of academic excellence, evidenced by ranking in the upper third of the applicant’s law school class.
(3) An ability to write clearly and concisely.
(4) No substantial participation with any political party or cause.
(5) A belief that public service can be interesting and challenging.

EDUCATION:

A Staff Attorney must be a graduate of an accredited law school and a member in good standing of the bar of a State or become a member within 1 year after joining the Office.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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

BENEFITS:

You will earn annual vacation leave and sick leave.

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program.

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program.

Tuition reimbursement and public transit subsidies may be available.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned. 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:

Please mail your completed application so that it is postmarked by closing date. If hand-delivered, be sure your application is received by the closing date.

Mail your completed application to:

U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel
Attn: Recruitment Committee
SD-668
Washington, DC 20510

***Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.**

Please submit the following documents to apply for this position:

– A current resume that includes all experience, education, training, outside activities, and other information relative to the position.
– An official transcript of your law school grades.
– Actual class standing from law school (or estimated class standing, if your law school does not rank students).
– 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Senate Recruitment Committee
Phone: 202-224-6461
Email: recruiting@slc.senate.gov
Agency Information:
U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel
SD-668
Washington, Dist of Columbia 20510

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. The most highly qualified canddiates will be referred to the Recruitment Committee for further consideration and possible interview.

***Only applicants chosen to be interviewed will be notified of the outcome.***

Fall Intern – Office of the Secretary of the Senate

The Office of the Secretary of the Senate seeks qualified college student or recent graduate for Fall internship.  Responsibilities include data entry and data management, responding to public inquiries, and other general administrative duties.  Successful candidate will have a strong interest in public service, be an enthusiastic self-starter with a keen eye for detail, and be available to work full-time from September through December.  Ideal candidate will be a quick study and a strong team player with well-developed communication skills.  Please email cover letter, resume and references to resumes@sec.senate.gov with “Internship” in the subject line.

Congressional Floor Guide (Summer temp)

Immediate Contract Position — June to August 30, 2012
Great spot – Guide, Congressional Gallery
$14.43 per hour
Plus $3.59 for Health and Welfare Benefits
Plus Paid Gov’t Holidays
Plus Paid Accrued Vacation

Congressional office on Capitol Hill seeks an individual to work as part of a team controlling access to the Congressional Gallery and Floor. Will be trained to guide/escort visitors tour groups from entrance doors to Floor/Gallery during sessions. Assists operations of checking belongings that are prohibited in the Galleries, i.e. food, etc. Control access to the Floor by Staff conducting staff-led tours. Seeking upbeat, professional, polite and patient friendly candidates.

Essentially we are seeking customner service oriented individuals who are comfortable climbing stairs, standing and walking, conversing with visitors and tour groups. An interest in Congressional Affairs, Capitol Hill Government Agencies/Politics helpful. Any prior customer services experience interacting with people in a museum helpful.

Please email resumes asap to lindaw@woodsidetemps.com.

College grads with interest in learning more about Congressional hearings and who enjoys people, has excellent communications skills, and has some knowledge of Congress welcome also.

Staff Assistant/Back-Up Systems Administrator – Senate Committee

Senate Committee seeks Staff Assistant/Back-Up Systems Administrator for non-designated position to provide technical and administrative support to both the Majority and the Minority offices.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, staff PC setup (creating new user’s accounts, managing settings, updating software), equipment inventory, email list maintenance, and Blackberry programming and support.  The Staff Assistant also answers phones, greets visitors, manages metro subsidy benefits, assists with hearing setup, and coordinates hearing documents.  Position requires a demonstrated ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature, and the capacity to maintain composure while working under pressure.  Qualified candidates must have technical-support experience, be a team player, and able to multi-task.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 221757 as the job referral number in the subject line.

IT Administrator – Senate Chief Counsel for Employment Office

United States Senate legal office of seven attorneys who defend Senate offices in employment law cases has outstanding legal IT opportunity. This is a non-partisan, lead position. Individual will be expected to work independently. Primary responsibility for maintaining, updating, and administering the office’s networked computer systems, managing the office’s e-discovery system and litigation database, troubleshooting and solving software problems, and effectively recommending system modifications and software upgrades. Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks and data. Advise attorneys on legal and technical issues relating to information technology and electronic discovery; supervise and provide guidance to paralegals with respect to electronic litigation requirements; train and assist attorneys and staff in the use of all software; draft training material to assist users. Assist attorneys with creation and implementation of plans for the retention, collection, culling and production of electronically stored information in lawsuits. Prepare for and attend court with attorneys; testify in court and at administrative hearings on behalf of Senate offices on issues of data collection, storage, retrieval and production. Design and be able to implement procedures to allow secure access to office’s electronic databases in the event of emergency relocation. Work is bound by federal statutes, court rules, Senate rules and standard office procedures and protocol. Requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling unusual assignments, absolute adherence to confidentiality and attorney-client privilege requirements, and ability to work occasionally outside of standard office hours, including early mornings, late nights, and weekends, when needed. Minimum of five years of analogous experience, preferably in a major law firm. Experience working with document management systems, Summation, and Microsoft Exchange server is preferred. Excellent benefits include federal employee healthcare program, paid parking or transportation subsidy, matching retirement savings plan, federal holidays, and paid time off. Salary range: $62,398 – $96,717. E mail cover letter and resume to resumes@sec.senate.gov or send by facsimile to 202-228-3603. No telephone inquiries. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Legislative Staff Assistant – Senate Commerce Committee (bi-partisan)

Bi-partisan Legislative Counsel is seeking a motivated, well-organized individual for the position of Staff Assistant.  Primary responsibilities include: assist in preparation of committee reports, bills, resolutions, and amendments; perform secretarial support functions, including as receptionist, maintenance of office files, and document production, delivery, and retrieval; and maintain office law library.  To qualify, the individual must respect and be able to maintain confidentiality, work well under pressure, have great attention to detail, and generally understand the legislative process.  Applicants should email cover letter and resume to JOBS@commerce.senate.gov with subject line “Legislative Staff Assistant Referral”.

Senior Policy Analyst (military & security issues) – U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission

Position Available: Senior Policy Analyst – Military & Security Issues

Office/Location: U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission, Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Level/Range: $75,000-$124,000

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Do you have expertise in China’s global and regional activities and relationships, its political, military, security, diplomatic, and commercial systems, and other related topics? Know how Congress works? Are you interested in China’s: military; security; diplomatic; commercial; strategic resource acquisition activities; domestic energy consumption; and other issues? Do you have the experience and ability to present information clearly and concisely; strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to accurately and thoroughly analyze data and make informed, critical judgments on a variety of issues; and the ability to lead, motivate and manage a small, dynamic professional team? The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has an immediate opening for a Senior Analyst dealing with military and security issues. The Commission, now in its tenth year, is an independent agency established by Congress to advise it on policy toward China. The bi-partisan Commission holds hearings, conducts research, briefs members of Congress and their staffs and produces a 300-page annual report with policy recommendations. The job is intellectually demanding and requires individual initiative and an ability to monitor and report on current events. Strong writing and communications skills are absolutely essential. If interested, checkout the USCC website at http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php for more details and the application procedure.

Staff Assistant – Senate Committee

Senate Committee seeks Staff Assistant for non-designated position to provide administrative support to both the Majority and the Minority offices.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, distributing mail, and working with Senate support divisions to ensure office needs are met.  The Staff Assistant also orders supplies, maintains inventory, tracks office subscriptions, and assists with hearing setup and coordination of hearing documents. Candidates must be personable, organized, and detail-oriented.  Position requires a demonstrated ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature, and the capacity to maintain composure while working under pressure.  Must be a team player and able to multi-task.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 221733 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Appointments Desk Assistant – Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Appointments Desk Assistant

Vacancy Announcement Number: HSAA-12-002-01

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

Closing Date: May 4, 2012

Salary Level/Range: $41,062

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Job Summary:

Incumbent will assist authorized visitors on official business to U.S. Capitol. Duties include checking credentials and verifying appointments, coordinating visitor access, issuing visitor badges, and providing general information to visitors to include directions within Capitol complex as well as surrounding areas. Incumbent will enforce House policies and procedures relating to official visitor access.
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. One to three years customer service/reception experience. Applicant must possess excellent verbal communications skills, strong organizational skills; ability to listen carefully and respond to Members of Congress, staff, visitors, and the general public in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with other employees; ability to follow specific rules, regulations, procedures and protocols; ability to work well under pressure and exercise sound judgment in a variety of situations. Hill experience preferred. Knowledge of Capitol grounds beneficial. Applicant must be able to successfully complete a criminal history records check.
Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter referencing job vacancy announcement number and resume by fax to 202-225-3233 or e-mail at saamail@mail.house.gov. Position is open until filled.

General Counsel – Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC)

https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=EPMLH

Professional Staff Member – Congressional-Executive Commission on China

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.

The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues, including worker rights, criminal justice, freedom of residence and movement, access to justice, Xinjiang, ethnic minority rights, freedom of religion, civil society, North Korean Refugees in China, and property in China. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China’s compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.

Main duties:

• Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.

• Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission’s Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.

• Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.

• Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.

• Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China or other foreign locations on official business.

Qualifications:

• Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.

• Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.

• The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.

• Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.

• Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:

• Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-3804. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by 11:59 PM, EST. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

• The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Third Assistant – Periodical Press Gallery, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available:  Third Assistant

Vacancy Announcement Number:  MG-001-12

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

Closing Date:  March 26, 2012

Salary Level/Range:  Starting at $61,607

Proposed Starting Date:  Immediate

Job Summary:

This position provides administrative support for facilitating media coverage of the House by the periodical press. Work includes providing administrative assistance to the director and other Gallery staff. Work also includes delivering a variety of services to members of Congress and their staff. Work is performed under the supervision of the Gallery Director and Deputy Director, respectively.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

• Assists in coordinating logistics for media events such as Congressional hearings, press conferences, meetings, briefings, State of the Union addresses, joint sessions, quadrennial political conventions and inaugurals and other special events.

• Assists with issuing press credentials and administers work space for Congressional correspondents.

• Assists with reviewing membership applications; processes membership dues and maintains membership data files.

• Disseminates information to periodical correspondents, Members, and staff.

• Answers phones and serves as receptionist for the Gallery.

• Responds to inquires concerning legislative and public affairs and House policies and procedures.

• Assists with updating Gallery website.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field.

• One to three years of news media experience or Capitol Hill experience.

• Knowledge of congressional procedure and process

• Ability to handle competing interests, personalities and various responsibilities simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Willingness to work the long and irregular hours of the House, including evenings and weekends when required.

• Competent in operation of computers and various programs.

• Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

• Must be able to endure long periods of standing. Requires frequent and fast-paced walking throughout the Capitol Complex and campus.

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates please submit your resume HERE (reference announcement# MG-001-12). If you are unable to submit your resume online, please fax a cover letter and resume (reference announcement# MG-001-12) to 202-226-7514.

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should contact a CAO Human Resources Representative at CAOHumanResources@mail.house.gov for further information.

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 app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees, to file Financial Disclosure Statements, for information please visit http://clerkhouse.house.gov/forms/findisc.html.

Chief Clerk – Senate Committee (bi-partisan position)

Senate Committee is seeking a Chief Clerk to provide administrative, financial, and budgetary support to the Committee. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing the Committee and subcommittee budgets, accounts, expenditures, payroll actions, personnel files and financial data; manage administrative preparations and operations for Committee hearings, business meetings and mark-ups; serve as Committee’s Ethics Certification Officer; and maintain Committee’s legislative and nomination files. The position is non-designated, and therefore supports the Majority and Minority staffs. It requires discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive Committee matters. Ideal candidate should have previous Senate experience, ideally in a clerk or office management position, with a background in budget preparation/maintenance and financial management; should be well organized with attention to detail. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 221692 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legal Administrator – Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment (SCCE)

United States Senate legal office of seven attorneys who defend Senate offices in employment law cases is seeking a Legal Administrator to manage administrative staff and office operational functions.  Individual manages and oversees SCCE administrative staff; develops, administers, and communicates SCCE office policies; evaluates performance of support staff; prepares documentation and provides orientation to all SCCE new hires; oversees all SCCE office operational functions; develops and implements processes to maximize efficiency of work flow; maintains and oversees office budgets and accounting records; tracks all invoices and travel expenses for payment and verifies authority to pay invoices; assists attorneys with preparation and review of service contracts; serves as office emergency coordinator; serves as the back-up systems administrator for the SCCE office; and ensures efficient operation of all office IT resources through overseeing office network systems and peripheral equipment. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal or Business Administration or a related field with five to eight years’ office experience.  Knowledge of federal court systems and procedures and of legal profession, technology, trends and innovations; ability to troubleshoot computer software and hardware problems; ability to work occasionally outside of standard office hours, including early mornings, late nights, and weekends, when needed.  Excellent benefits include federal employee healthcare program, paid parking or transportation subsidy, matching retirement savings plan, federal holidays, and paid time off.  Salary range: $67,895 – $105,236. E mail cover letter and resume to resumes@sec.senate.gov or send by facsimile to 202-228-3603.  No telephone inquiries.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

IT Administrator – Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment (SCCE)

United States Senate legal office of seven attorneys who defend Senate offices in employment law cases has outstanding legal IT opportunity.  This is a non-partisan, lead position.  Individual will be expected to work independently.  Primary responsibility for maintaining, updating, and administering the office’s networked computer systems, managing the office’s e-discovery system and litigation database, troubleshooting and solving software problems, and effectively recommending system modifications and software upgrades.  Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks and data. Advise attorneys on legal and technical issues relating to information technology and electronic discovery; supervise and provide guidance to paralegals with respect to electronic litigation requirements; train and assist attorneys and staff in the use of all software; draft training material to assist users.  Assist attorneys with creation and implementation of plans for the retention, collection, culling and production of electronically stored information in lawsuits.  Prepare for and attend court with attorneys; testify in court and at administrative hearings on behalf of Senate offices on issues of data collection, storage, retrieval and production.  Design and be able to implement procedures to allow secure access to office’s electronic databases in the event of emergency relocation.  Work is bound by federal statutes, court rules, Senate rules and standard office procedures and protocol.  Requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling unusual assignments, absolute adherence to confidentiality and attorney-client privilege requirements, and ability to work occasionally outside of standard office hours, including early mornings, late nights, and weekends, when needed. Minimum of five years of analogous experience, preferably in a major law firm.  Experience working with document management systems, Summation, and Microsoft Exchange server is preferred. Excellent benefits include federal employee healthcare program, paid parking or transportation subsidy, matching retirement savings plan, federal holidays, and paid time off.  Salary range:  $62,398 – $96,717.  E mail cover letter and resume to resumes@sec.senate.gov or send by facsimile to 202-228-3603.  No telephone inquiries.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chamber Assistants (2) (House Gallery) – U.S. House of Representatives

Federal Agency has an immediate need for 2 Chamber Assistants to provide support and work as part of a team controlling access to the Agency. Incumbent will assist operations of a prohibited item check point. Will serve as an escort to visitors going to and from the Gallery. Must develop a working knowledge of all Capitol Hill rules that affect access to the Floor and Decorum on the Floor. Will ensure that emergencies and security violations are readily discovered, handled, and reported to the appropriate authority. Position will assist and support the United States Capitol Police with emergency protocols.

MAJOR DUTIES
(may include a variety of these duties, but are not limited to the following)

1. Controls access to House Gallery.
2. Controls access to the House Floor by Staff conducting staff-led tours.
3. Assists operations of checking belongings that are prohibited in the Galleries.
4. Serves as an escort to visitors going to and from the House Gallery.
5. Assists with the emergency lockdown and evacuation of the House Chamber.
6. Supports House Recovery Operations structure.
7. Performs other duties as assign

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Work Experience & Education
Must have hill knowledge/experience amd must be able to pass a criminal history records check.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Incumbent must be tactful and courteous in dealing with Members, staff, and general public; ability to work all posts, long hours and evening hours when needed; must be physically able to stand for long periods of time and walk up and down stairs; ability to use two-way radio.

Work Schedule
8:30am — 5:00pm Monday through Friday; additional evening hours / weekends as needed.

Please forward your MS Word.doc resume to k2srh-2844211027@job.craigslist.org for immediate consideration. Candidates without prior government or Hill experience will NOT be considered.  $14-15/hour.

Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Inspector General – Architect of the Capitol

Job Title: Attorney-Advisor (General)

Department: Legislative Branch

Sub Agency: Office of the Inspector General

Job Announcement Number: OIG-2012-063
SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:  Friday, February 24, 2012 to Friday, March 09, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0905-14
POSITION INFORMATION:  Full Time – Permanent – No time limit
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  14
DUTY LOCATIONS:  1 vacancy(s) in the following locations:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:  Public
JOB SUMMARY:

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=TFSYB.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

See Other Information.

DUTIES:

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of Inspector General (OIG). The incumbent is responsible for providing legal advice and guidance and for conducting criminal investigative case work. Specifically, work includes addressing criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, audits, evaluations, operations reviews, legislation, regulations, Agency and OIG policies and procedures and complaints as well as Congressional and public inquiries. The incumbent will interact with high-level Agency officials on policies, programs or functions including Federal, state or local authorities and other prosecuting and law enforcement authorities.

The incumbent reviews work products of OIG staff engaged in audits, evaluations and investigations to ensure accurate presentation of facts; legal sufficiency of documents and reports; and legal soundness of findings, advice and recommendations. Also serves as an advisor to the Inspector General providing advice and input on policy, personnel and ethics matters affecting the OIG staff.

The incumbent presents investigative findings to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution and civil enforcement. Conducts investigations that require an expert level of planning and coordination for very complex investigations in terms of structure and coordination requirements. Analyzes, plans, and evaluates programs that impact multiple organizations, that are of significant interest to the public, and/or affect large numbers of people.

Serves as Criminal Investigator performing a variety of investigative assignments including surveillance, documentation, case development and presentation.

Prepares investigative reports, with responsibility for presenting necessary aspects of investigation in sufficient detail and accuracy to aid in supporting possible prosecution and/or administrative action.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Ability to plan, organize, participate in and /or conduct investigations that require knowledge of U.S. criminal laws; Federal rules of procedure; rules of evidence; precedent court decisions; laws and decisions relating to search, seizure, and arrest; and investigative principles and techniques.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to perform legal research.

Served as an attorney for an Office of Inspector General in the Federal, State or Local Government.

Provided advice as an attorney in the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction). In addition, applicant must have four years of post J.D./LL.B. experience, three years of which were in the specialty area of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

See Other Information for further requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.
BENEFITS:

See Other Information.
OTHER INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Inspector General

THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

To apply, go to www.aoc.gov or http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).

ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR JOB APPLICATION.

FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS CLOSE AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

Applications submitted by any form of mail delivery will not be accepted.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of the Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This Office prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation; training and development opportunities, etc.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or must be authorized to work in the United States.

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans’ preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans’ preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable.

Selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This position requires the incumbent to be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction).

HOW TO APPLY:

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Administrative Counsel to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), U.S. House of Representatives

Job Summary:

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 600 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.

The Administrative Counsel to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides legal advice and analysis to the CAO, the CAO business units and, in specific instances within the CAO’s “operational and financial responsibility for functions as assigned by the Committee on House Administration,” to the Committee on House Administration. Specifically, the Administrative Counsel reviews and advises on transactions, leases, contracts, laws and regulations within the CAO’s jurisdiction. The Administrative Counsel must provide timely, thorough and well-reasoned assistance in developing and articulating administrative policy and procedural changes for the Office of the CAO, and in support of the House of Representatives. The position has senior management and supervisory responsibilities.

The position reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives, and indirectly to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.

Primary Responsibilities & Duties:

1) Supervise, oversee and manage Associate Administrative Counsels; write and/or review legal opinions, processes and contracts as required. Demonstrate sound judgment, knowledge of legislative and business procedures and practices. Review draft policies, contracts and procedures to assure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

2) Maintain productive working relationships with House Counsel, House Employment Counsel, Counsel(s) to Committee on House Administration and Counsels to other House Officers, avoiding unnecessary overlap and conflicting advice.

3) Duties do not include employment law matters except when specifically requested by the CAO.

4) Provide legal advice and counsel to the Chief Administrative Officer, CAO senior management and other CAO staff as requested. Draft and/or review correspondence, policies and other communications as requested to assure compliance with outstanding legal requirements. Conduct legal research and analysis to stay current with legislative and policy changes as they affect CAO operations.

5) Keep the CAO and Deputy CAO fully informed of pending issues and projects, especially sensitive or unusual matters arising from Committee, CAO or Member staff requests.

6) Prepare or assist in the preparation of background briefings, opinion briefs and memos.

7) Understand and appropriately apply procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies.

8) Understand linkage between administrative competencies and CAO mission. Keep current on issues, practices, and procedures in all relevant specialized or technical areas, e.g. procurement law and regulation, contract law, Members Congressional Handbook, vehicle and commercial office leases.

9) Exercise good judgment in structuring and organizing work and setting priorities. Balance the interests of stakeholders and readily readjust priorities to respond to customer demands.

10) Act decisively to promote customer service and/or the quality of programs and services. Identify opportunities to develop and introduce new services within or outside of the CAO.

11) Performs other official duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Undergraduate and legal degrees from an accredited college or university. Evidence of admission and current standing in at least one State bar.

Ten years legal experience and five years senior level executive/leadership legal experience, familiarity with federal legislative and administrative processes, business law and contracts. Three to five years of supervisory experience, of legal staff, required.

Proven experience in providing quick, thorough and cheerful service to internal and external customers. Proven ability to track multiple projects, appropriately delegate and hold subordinates fully accountable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Thorough knowledge of the U.S. House of Representatives’ environment; extensive administrative, contractual and transactional legal experience. Experience with information technology legal and contract issues preferred, but not required.

Ability to anticipate business and customer needs and proactively identify issues needing attention.

Foster collaboration and creativity, and recognize role is to provide advice, not undertake operational decisions or actions.

Strategic thinker who can identify the synergies between services and customers, and capitalize on these through effective legal analysis and advice.

Ability to meet the minimum physical requirements (lifting, bending, crouching, standing, etc) of the job. Availability to work additional hours as required.

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates please submit your resume HERE (reference announcement# IO-001-12). If you are unable to submit your resume online, please fax a cover letter and resume (reference announcement# IO-001-12) to 202-226-7514.

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should contact a CAO Human Resources representative at CAOHumanResources@mail.house.gov for further information.

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 app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees, to file Financial Disclosure Statements, for information please visit http://clerkhouse.house.gov/forms/findisc.html.

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