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Staff Counsel – Senate Select Committee on Ethics

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics seeks a non-partisan attorney for the position of staff counsel.  The staff counsel’s responsibilities include providing advice and training to the Senate community regarding ethics rules and laws, reviewing a high volume of financial disclosure reports, and working on investigative matters.  This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all members of the Senate community equally without regard to their political affiliation and to refrain from activity that could impair the Committee’s reputation for non-partisanship. Applicants must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills and analytical abilities as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate matters that arise before the Committee.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:  government ethics, ethics counseling, finance, accounting, securities law, investigations, and criminal law. All applicants must have a JD, be licensed and in good active standing to practice law in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, and have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.  The Committee is an equal employment opportunity employer. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (no longer than 15 pages) to mailbox_office@ethics.senate.gov.

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.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Sr. Executive Communications Clerk – U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Senior Executive Communications Clerk
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-009-15
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: July 31, 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

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.

Investigative Counsel – House Ethics Committee

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

Please email resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov.  Please include the phrase “Investigative Counsel” in the subject line.

Security Office Administrator – Office of Senate Security

Office of Senate Security seeks a Security Office Administrator.  This is administrative work coordinating classified Senate meetings and office accounts of the Office of Senate Security.  The work includes scheduling, organizing and controlling access to meetings which may include Senators, Cabinet Secretaries, and other high ranking officials. Additional duties include office management responsibilities and other administrative work.  Work is bound by the Senate Security Manual, DIA, CIA, and DoD Directives, Senate Rules, and Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling unusual assignments.  Work requires a High School Diploma or GED with one to three years of experience handling classified information; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience with or knowledge of the internal operations of the U.S. Senate is desirable, but not required.  Experience working in classified environment is desirable, but not required.  Ability to obtain TOP SECRET security clearance.  Ability to meet DCID 6/14 eligibility requirements.  Please visit www.senate.gov/employment to see the complete vacancy announcement, apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.  This vacancy is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

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

Job Title:  Deputy Executive Director for the House of Representatives
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Office of Compliance

Job Announcement Number:    1413034
SALARY RANGE:  $127,000.00 to $165,600.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Wednesday, June 24, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:  AD-0905-00
POSITION INFORMATION:  Full Time – Excepted Service Term
DUTY LOCATIONS:   1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC
WHO MAY APPLY:  United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Secret
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    Yes
JOB SUMMARY:

This is an appointment with a 5 year term, renewable for an additional term, for a total appointment possibility of 10 years.  Appointment is made by the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance, subject to the approval of the Board.

The Office of Compliance (OOC) seeks a dynamic employment attorney with excellent communications skills for appointment as Deputy Executive Director for the House of Representatives. The Deputy Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing communications on behalf of OOC and training and education programs for legislative employees and employers on the labor and employment laws covered by the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA).  The Deputy Executive Director for the House will also be responsible for assisting the Executive Director in building relationships with Congressional Members and staff and providing outreach to the covered community about the OOC and the CAA.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship
Resume and Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
Qualifications

DUTIES:

As Deputy Executive Director, this attorney will:

· Develop and conduct training programs for Employing Offices and Legislative Branch employees on workplace rights and obligations under the Congressional Accountable Act (CAA), including in-person and web-based training;
· Develop and implement plans for building relationships with members of Congress, oversight committees, congressional staff, and affinity groups on the role and importance of the Office of Compliance (OOC) and the CAA;
· 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;
· Lead nationwide outreach efforts to inform covered employees about their workplace rights and how the OOC enforces these rights, including web-based and social media initiatives;
· Prepare annual reports for Congress with analysis of employee claims under anti-discrimination laws, barriers to access for people with disabilities and OSHA inspections in the Legislative Branch;
· Prepare biennial reports based on recommendations by the Board of Directors for statutory improvements in the CAA;
· Advise and report to the Board Directors on strategic initiatives, and Congressional affairs;
· As appropriate, 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;
· Recommend to the Board regulations for various statutes that fall under the CAA;
· Participate as a member of the Executive Team to assist the Executive Director in implementing policy, overseeing operations and engaging in the administration of the office;
· Advise oversight committees and House and Senate Leadership regarding diversity and employment best practices for the workplace;
· Maintain and develop the OOC’s web and media based services;
· Manage all press relations and events; and
· Supervise staff assigned to the education and outreach program.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

· A minimum of ten years of experience in a combination of employment law, congressional and regulatory experience, and media.
· Excellent communications skills.

Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be evaluated based upon a review of a resume and writing sample(s).  Resumes and writing samples will be evaluated to determine the requisite education and any required career related experience, and how well backgrounds and experience relate to the qualifications in the job announcement.

BENEFITS:

The successful candidate 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.  If you use public transportation, part of your transportation cost may be subsidized.  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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement.  Please be advised that due to security measures on Capitol Hill, mail may be delayed.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send an updated resume and writing sample to Annie Leftwood:

By email:

annie.leftwood@compliance.gov

or by mail to:

Attn:  Annie Leftwood
Office of Compliance
US Congress
110 Second Street, SE
RM LA 200
Washington, DC  20540.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please submit a:

· Resume
· Writing sample

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Annie Leftwood
Phone: (202)724-9272
Email: ANNIE.LEFTWOOD@COMPLIANCE.GOV
Agency Information:
Office of Compliance
110 Second Street, SE
Washington, DC 20540

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Upon review of the resumes and writing samples, the Office will determine which candidates will be asked to interview.  Candidates will be notified and will be scheduled for interviews.

Control Number: 404757300

Senior Counsel – Senate Senior Counsel for Employment

Senate Chief Counsel for Employment seeks a Senior Counsel (Attorney) who will serve 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.  This is a non-partisan position.  Please visit www.senate.gov/employment to see the complete vacancy announcement, apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.  This vacancy is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

Staff Assistant – Senate Select Committee on Ethics

The Select Committee on Ethics seeks a nonpartisan Staff Assistant to work in its front office. Qualified applicants must possess exceptional customer service skills. The ideal candidate meets the customer service requirement and is an organized, detail oriented, enthusiastic collaborator with excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include answering phones and routing calls, greeting visitors, responding to constituent mail, and other administrative duties as assigned as well as providing support to the Committee’s professional staff. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to mailbox_office@ethics.senate.gov.

Counsel – Senate Select Committee on Ethics

The Select Committee on Ethics seeks a non-partisan attorney for the position of staff counsel.  The staff counsel’s responsibilities will include reviewing and providing guidance to Senate Members and staff on a high volume of financial disclosure reports, as well as providing advice and training regarding Ethics rules and laws.  This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve the entire Senate community equally and refrain from political or partisan activity.  Applicants must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills and analytical abilities as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate matters that arise before the Committee.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:  government ethics, ethics counseling, finance, accounting, securities law, and criminal law.  Send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (no longer than 15 pages) to mailbox_office@ethics.senate.gov.

Staff Assistant – Senate Commerce Committee

Nonpartisan legislative counsel is seeking a motivated, well-organized individual for a nonpartisan staff assistant position. Primary responsibilities include: assist legislative counsel 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”.

Director of Investigations – House Ethics Committee

The Committee on Ethics seeks an experienced attorney to serve as the Director of Investigations for the Committee. The Director will manage the Committee’s nonpartisan staff of attorneys and other professionals who are responsible for conducting investigations and adjudicatory and disciplinary proceedings regarding Members and staff of the U.S. House of Representatives. This is a nonpartisan position which requires the ability to serve all Members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience with complex investigations, outstanding analytical and written and oral communication skills, and the sound judgment necessary to evaluate the sensitive matters that arise before the Committee. Experience in one or more of the following areas is also desirable: government ethics, criminal law, civil litigation, administrative investigations and adjudications, depositions, and familiarity with Congress and its unique institutional prerogatives. Previous management experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. Please include the phrase “Director of Investigations” in the subject line.

Paralegal – Office of General Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives

OGC is a non-partisan office that provides legal advice and representation, without regard to political affiliation, to the House of Representatives as an institution, as well as to Members, committees, officers, and employees of the House on matters related to their official responsibilities. OGC litigates at both the trial and appellate levels in various courts around the country. It also provides day-to-day legal advice on a broad array of legal issues including, but not limited to, constitutional law, the interpretation and application of federal statutes, the construction and application of House rules, contracts, torts, immigration, and intellectual property. For more information about OGC, please see http://www.ogc.house.gov.

Position Description

OGC’s Paralegal will be responsible for formatting, cite checking and proof reading legal pleadings; ensuring that all legal pleadings comply with applicable court rules; filing legal pleadings in federal and state courts; otherwise assisting OGC lawyers as needed, including assisting in preparing them for court appearances; conducting factual research; drafting correspondence; maintaining, managing, and archiving office files; assisting with the management of OGC’s electronic database; assisting with general office management; and performing other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Normal hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., although additional hours will be required from time to time.

Qualifications:

The Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) of the United States House of Representatives is accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. Minimum Requirements: (1) excellent academic credentials; (2) at least five years’ experience as a litigation paralegal or in a similar position; (3) excellent organizational skills; (4) excellent research skills; (5) excellent computer skills (including familiarity with Westlaw, Word/WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat, PACER and ECF, document review platforms, and database management applications); (6) strong writing skills; (7) a non-partisan temperament; and (8) the ability to work well with colleagues in a fast-paced environment.
Applicant Instructions:

Email resume and cover letter to OGC.Employment@mail.house.gov. Your cover letter should indicate the date you are available to start work.

Assistant Counsel – Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives

Job Title:Assistant Counsel
Department:Legislative Branch
Agency:House of Representatives
Job Announcement Number:1233005
SALARY RANGE: $65,000.00 to $80,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, October 10, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: AD-0905-00
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent
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:

The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is a small nonpartisan office in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Office has two main functions: (1) to maintain the United States Code and (2) to draft legislation to enact individual titles of the Code as positive law. This position is geared toward the first function.

This is a long-term career position with the Office, not a stepping stone to another position within Congress or the Federal Government

TRAVEL REQUIRED

Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Attorney must be licensed in a U.S. jurisdiction, OR J.D. degree with an intention to become licensed within one year

DUTIES:

Maintaining the Code involves a number of tasks, including:

· reading new laws to determine which provisions should appear in the Code and where,
· updating the Code to reflect new law and amendments to existing law,
· writing concise editorial notes to explain amendments, effective dates, transfers of functions, and a variety of other legislative concepts, and
· preparing statutory citations and tables.

In addition to the basic tasks required to integrate new laws into the Code, other duties may be required, such as reviewing drafts of bills to enact titles as positive law, doing research and editorial work to improve the organization of existing provisions in the Code, and assisting in the continuing modernization of the Office and ever-expanding online presence of the Code.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Meticulous attention to detail

Dedication to accuracy

Ability to analyze and summarize complex legal issues

Ability to identify issues affecting Federal statutes and explain them clearly and concisely

Familiarity with Federal statutory law and professional experience in editing or publishing are highly desirable.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Qualified applicants will be evaluated based on the ability to meet the requirements stated above. Significant weight will be given to the applicant’s cover letter.

BENEFITS:
A variety of insurance plans to choose from: options for medical, vision, dental, life, and long-term care; Federal Employee Retirement System participation; Thrift Savings Plan participation with a Federal matching program; Student Loan Repayment program; and public transit subsidy, among others.

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to uscodeapplicant@mail.house.gov.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
US HOR Law Revision Counsel
Phone: (202)555-5555
Email: USCODEAPPLICANT@MAIL.HOUSE.GOV
Agency Information:
Ofc Law Revision Counsel of US House of Rep
US House of Rep
Washington, DC 20515
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
The most qualified applications will be referred to the Law Revision Counsel for further consideration. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview. A writing sample will be requested from those being considered for an interview.

Associate Counsel – Office of House Employment Counsel

Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-008-14
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: September 30, 2014
Salary Level/Range: Up to $129,668.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Job Summary:

The U.S. House of Representatives, Office of House Employment Counsel, has an immediate opening for an experienced Associate Counsel. This position provides legal counsel in a non-partisan fashion to employing offices of the House of Representatives on employment and labor law matters, under the general supervision of the Counsel. The successful applicant must have extensive knowledge of federal employment laws, a minimum of five years of litigation experience, and the ability to work in a team-oriented work environment.

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 a law degree and be licensed to practice in any state, and have extensive knowledge of federal employment laws. Must be detail oriented.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested individuals should fax or email a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Lisa Jolly
Office of House Employment Counsel
O’Neill Federal Office Building
Room Number 4300
Washington, D.C. 20515
Fax: (202) 225-7033
Lisa.Jolly@mail.house.gov

No telephone calls please.

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. This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. EOE.

Public Information Specialist – U.S. House Office of the Clerk, Legislative Resource Center

Position Available: Public Information Specialist
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-007-14
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: September 30, 2014
Salary Level/Range: Up to $54,427.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Candidate will assist in the production, circulation and dissemination of public documents and information, assist Congressional staff with various research and reference services, and be responsible for quickly ascertaining, interpreting and communicating the status of legislation in response to inquiries made by congressional staff and the public. Incumbent must perform data entry and master legislative information database systems. Candidate must possess the ability to utilize computerized and non-computerized resources for the maintenance, research, and retrieval of public disclosure information. Candidate must perform duties in a small work station in an office environment without an expectation of privacy where noise levels are moderate.
Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

Candidate must possess the temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and professional manner and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the fulfillment of responsibilities. Exceptional communications skills are required for high volume telephone and computer usage. Candidate must possess superior organizational and administrative skills along with the ability to quickly research, retrieve and provide accurate information within a limited time frame. Thorough knowledge of legislative research tools, information resources, House procedures, and the legislative process is required. A college degree is preferred. Candidate must be competent in the operation of IBM-PC compatibles and be detailed and task oriented.

Applicant Instructions:

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

Ms. Karen Granger
Office of the Clerk
Legislative Resource Center
B-106 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 Assistant – House Ethics Committee

The Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant on the Committee’s non-partisan professional staff.

Duties include: Answering telephones; assisting with the Committee investigation’s 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. Members of the non-partisan staff must refrain from engaging in partisan political activities and are subject to strict rules of confidentiality about the Committee’s work.

Applicant Instructions: Please email cover letter and resume to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. Please include the phrase “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Financial Disclosure Counsel – House Ethics Committee

The Committee on Ethics seeks an attorney for the position of counsel in the Financial Disclosure office. The Committee’s financial disclosure counsel are responsible for reviewing and providing guidance on a high volume of financial disclosure issues, education, and training to Members of Congress and their staff through frequent telephone calls, in-person meetings, and written work product.  This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all Members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity.  Candidates must possess outstanding analytical and written and oral communication skills, as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate the sensitive matters that arise before the Committee.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:  government ethics, ethics counseling, corporate finance, securities law, and criminal law. Salary commensurate with experience.  Please email resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. Please include the phrase “FD Counsel” in the subject line.

Investigative Counsel – House Ethics Committee

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

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. This office is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222293 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Legal Assistant – Office of Senate Legal Counsel

The Office of Senate Legal Counsel — a non-partisan, independent, statutorily created office that represents the Senate, Members, Officers and staff of the Senate in litigation, and provides advice on a variety of constitutional and other legal issues — seeks a legal assistant. Duties include: conducting legal, legislative, and historical research; cite checking briefs and memoranda; maintaining, updating, and organizing paper and electronic reference files; assisting with administrative tasks, including answering telephone calls. Must be proficient in both WordPerfect and Word in a predominately WordPerfect office. Willingness and aptitude to assist with computer systems administrator function a plus. Competitive salary available. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222282 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Digital Editor – Compilation of Precedents Office, U.S. House of Representatives

The Compilation of Precedents Office is looking for a DIGITAL EDITOR to join the office. The Digital Editor will assist the Legal Editors and the IT Director on a variety of projects relating to the publication of the precedents of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Office is nonpartisan and is affiliated with the House Parliamentarian’s Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

· Maintaining, updating, and editing the Office’s SQL database for content and accuracy for publishable materials.  Researching and composing reports from database to assist with Office’s needs.  Utilizing technological knowledge to expand and enhance the database’s capabilities while maintaining accuracy and precision.
· Working closely with the IT Director on developing other research methods and composition techniques based on current capabilities and in accordance with Government Printing Office’s technology/standards.
· Assisting the Legal Editors in preparation for publications of various products.  This will include citation checking, basic copy editing, and style checking consistent with internal, GPO, and legal standards.
· Acting as a liaison between the Office and the GPO in production and distribution of products.  The Digital Editor will potentially oversee work of GPO detailees and interns working on various projects for office.
· Creating new research reports from a variety of sources (including internal database, various government and legal databases, and working with various House staff) as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

· Bachelor’s degree required.
· Excellent computer database management essential. Knowledge of SQL, XML, Microsoft Office, and publication software preferred.
· Excellent editing skills and commitment to detail essential. Legal or citation checking helpful.
· Commitment to nonpartisan atmosphere essential. Knowledge of Hill or legislative processes helpful, but not essential.
· Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative matter essential. Ability to be a self-starter also essential.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

Please send cover letter, resume sample, and either a writing sample or digital portfolio to Andrew Neal, Compilation of Precedents Editor, by email only to Andrew.Neal@mail.house.gov by March 1, 2014.  Hire date April 1, 2014.

Senior Content Developer – Office of Communications, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

Office of the Clerk
Position Available: Senior Content Developer
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-001-14
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: January 27, 2014
Salary Level/Range: Up to $70,178.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

The Office of Communications seeks a digital content developer with proven experience in visual communications and digital messaging. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in creation, organization, layout, and optimization of content for Web, social media, and other electronic products, including copy, metadata, visual elements, and other digital assets. Candidate will write and edit content, and use design principles and user interface standards to produce images and graphics for digital use.

Candidate will contribute to the overall communications strategy for the Office of the Clerk and specialize in developing original digital content, repurposing print material for digital use, performing content updates using a content management system, and ensure currency and accuracy of existing digital assets. Will advise on and implement editorial guidelines for digital content based on industry-standard best practices, and document processes regulating content development and maintenance.

Candidate will have the ability to gather and analyze user, technical, organizational, and communications requirements to create and execute successful information architecture and content development strategies. Will have a strong understanding of best practices used to scale Web content for mobile, social media, and other digital use.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the congressional legislative process and history of the U.S. House of Representatives.

This position requires the ability to work at 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 in a small cross-functional team of content developers and editors, graphic designers, and multimedia developers.

Qualifications:

• At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, with a bachelor’s degree in digital or visual communications, or a related field required;
• Extensive experience as a writer and editor for digital publications in the communications or government sector; excellent skills in writing and editing communications for internal and external audiences (such as Web and email communications, and social media messaging); editing for search engine optimization, style, substance, organization, grammar, balance, tone, and other considerations; and providing content direction;
• Knowledge of visual communications; design, color, and typography principals; and development of images and graphics for digital use;
• Strong understanding of information architecture, and cross-platform compatibility and scalability of content and visual elements for Web, mobile, social media, and other digital mediums;
• Proficiency with PC and Mac platforms; content management systems, HTML/CSS, MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media tools;
• Strong skills in oral communications and project management are required;
• Must be detail-oriented and be able to drive projects to completion;
• Ability to innovate, prioritize and multi-task.

Applicant Instructions:

No telephone inquiries please. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, a resume, and work samples via email to:

Attention: Ms. Michelle Haynes
Subject Line: Senior Content Developer
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.

Database Analyst – Secretary of the Senate

Secretary of the Senate seeks a Database Analyst to oversee computer networks, manage hardware and software, and support database administration.  Major responsibilities include maintaining hardware, software and system functionality; troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to computer and database networks, desktop units, Kodak high volume scanner and other office equipment.  Additional responsibilities include staff training on computer applications, as well as collaboration and coordination with outside agencies.  Required skills include:  experience managing and troubleshooting (network, hardware, and software), as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows operating systems, and server software.  Experience managing and/or developing custom applications a plus, as is experience with business rules management systems.  Experience with .NET development and SQL Server databases desired.  Applicants should be dependable and flexible, well-organized, able to balance multiple tasks, maintain composure under pressure, and comfortable providing direct customer service.  Qualified candidates must have three to five years applicable experience (Senate experience a plus), and have strong oral and written communication skills.  Full position description and application instructions available at http://www.senate.gov/employment.

Executive Assistant – Office of the Sergeant at Arms Emergency Management Division

Office of the Sergeant at Arms
Position Available: Executive Assistant
Vacancy Announcement Number: HSAA-13.008.02
Office/Location: Ford House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: December 4, 2013
Salary Level/Range: $60,000 – $70,000
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Assist with a broad range of projects and tasks in the House Sergeant at Arms Emergency Management Division. Division activities are related to training, seminar preparation, logistics, emergency drill and exercise activities, Office Emergency Coordinator program support, event monitoring, recovery and contingency program activities, plan and procedure development, Memoranda of Understanding/Agreement maintenance, Continuity of Operations, other contingency document development and emergency operations support. Individual(s) may be required to support weekend and evening assignments. Specific duties will include project and office management support; office logistics; correspondence; maintenance of division calendar and activity scheduling; filing and reception. Additional responsibilities related to emergency planning, preparedness, and operations of the U.S. House of Representatives may be assigned based on experience and abilities.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University or College required. Excellent speaking, writing and organizational skills required. Applicants must have at least 3 years of related work experience. Successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Federal Government Top Secret security clearance. House of Representatives work experience is beneficial. Applicant must reside within 1 hour commuting distance to support potential response operations.

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements – referencing job title and vacancy announcement number – by e-mail to saamail@mail.house.gov. Position is open until filled.

Disclaimer:

Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should email saa.veoa@mail.house.gov for further information.

Chief Clerk – Senate Committee

Senate Committee seeks an organized and detail oriented individual to serve as Chief Clerk. This position is Non-Designated and supports both the Majority and Minority staff.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing the Committee budget, processing vouchers for payment of Committee expenses, handling all payroll transactions, managing all administrative preparations and operations of committee hearings/mark-ups/meetings, assisting with distribution of materials for Nominations, maintaining personnel files, developing and enforcing administrative and emergency preparedness procedures, managing office moves, and overseeing various general administrative functions for the Committee.  The Chief Clerk will supervise 5 non-designated staff; therefore, proven management experience is preferred.  Position requires discretion and confidentiality. Ideal applicant will possess strong verbal and written skills, have the ability to multi-task, and work well in a team setting.  Long hours may be necessary at times.  Hill experience – preferably for a committee — is strongly encouraged.  College degree required.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222175 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Chief Clerk – Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Senate Committee seeks an organized and detail oriented individual to serve as Chief Clerk. This position is nonpartisan and supports both Majority and Minority Members and Staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing the Committee budget; processing vouchers for payment of Committee expenses; in-processing of new employees; handling all payroll transactions; coordinating all Committee travel; procuring office supplies, furniture and equipment; managing all administrative preparations and operations of Committee hearings/mark-ups/meetings; maintaining personnel files, historical records, and financial data; developing and implementing administrative and emergency preparedness procedure; managing office moves and overseeing various general administrative functions of the Committee. The Chief Clerk will supervise the administrative staff of in the office. Management and congressional experience preferred. Position requires discretion and confidentiality. Security clearance required. Ideal applicant will possess strong verbal and written skills, and have the ability to multi-task. Applicants should send a resume to Intel_Applicants@ssci.senate.gov.

Staff Director/Chief Counsel – House Ethics Committee

The House Committee on Ethics requires the services of an attorney with knowledge of government ethics law to serve as the Committee’s Staff Director and Chief Counsel. The Committee’s Staff Director / Chief Counsel is a nonpartisan, professional position. The Staff Director / Chief Counsel will manage a nonpartisan, professional staff of approximately 25 and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Committee, including oversight of the advice and education and investigative divisions. In addition, the Staff Director/Chief Counsel will serve as the principal legal advisor to the Committee and report to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee. The ideal candidate for this position possesses a law degree, admission to a state bar and previous management experience. Demonstrable analytical, organizational, writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills are expected. Candidates with Capitol Hill experience are preferred. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid security clearance. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and list of references by email to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. About the Committee: The U.S. House Committee on Ethics is the only standing committee of the House whose membership is evenly divided between each political party. The Committee includes five members of each party. Also, unlike other committees, the day-to-day work of the Committee on Ethics is conducted by a staff that is nonpartisan by rule. Under House rules, the Committee has the jurisdiction to administer travel, gift, financial disclosure, outside income, and other regulations; advise members and staff; issue advisory opinions and investigate potential ethics violations.

Editorial Clerk – Senate Committee

Senate Committee seeking an organized and detail-oriented candidate to fill this non-designated position.  Responsibilities include editing, typesetting, proofreading and processing bills, reports, hearing transcripts, and other publications, managing detailees from the Government Printing Office (GPO), providing support for majority and minority staff, and liaising with relevant Senate and administration offices, including the GPO.  Ideally, applicant will have familiarity with GPO typesetting, Lexa, and Textpad software, and experience with Senate procedure. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 222107 as the job referral number in the subject line.

Superintendent – U.S. House Press Gallery

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Position Available: Superintendent, House Press Gallery
Vacancy Announcement Number: MG-001-13
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: July 23, 2013
Salary Level/Range: Commensurate with experience
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Job Summary:

Directs all operations of the House Press Gallery and provides fully developed staff recommendations for changes to facilities, personnel, equipment and budgeting. Oversee the approval of applications for membership and enforces rules and standards of conduct for newspaper reporters covering Congress. Works with the Standing Committee and liaisons with the Speaker’s Office and appropriate committees for overseeing the physical condition of the press gallery. Ensures inquiries from reporters and congressional staff regarding current information and historical perspective on House floor and committee activities are addressed adequately. Oversees the process of maintaining an up to the minute log on the daily House proceedings, along with files of current and historical legislative activity. Ensures that press releases and committee notices are posted in the gallery or on its web site, with a copy of each member’s release distributed to the major news wires. Facilitate reporters’ coverage of committee and subcommittee meetings by working with committee staff. Ensure ample work space for reporters covering committee meetings, provide copies of hearing testimony and write and distribute the daily schedule of House committee meetings to major news outlets. Helps enforce rules of coverage in gallery and other House facilities. Familiarize Members, staff and Congressional committees with daily gallery operations and services and the workings of the Congressional Press Corps. Help credential reporters and assign space at national political conventions.

Qualifications:

Advanced degree in journalism or a related field or equivalent congressional or journalistic experience. Fifteen years of experience in journalism or managing a similar operation. Comprehensive knowledge of congressional procedures and processes, as well as a thorough understanding of how journalists work. Thorough knowledge of interaction between journalists and the Congress. Politically astute and able to reconcile and balance contending interests and personalities. Budgeting and computer skills. The ideal candidate would also have a strategic vision for the future of the congressional press corps and the House Print Press Gallery.

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates please submit your resume HERE (reference announcement# MG-001-13). If you are unable to submit your resume online, please fax a cover letter and resume (reference announcement# MG-001-13) to 202-226-7514. You may also mail resumes to the Office of Human Resources, Room 102 Ford House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-6610.
Disclaimer:

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

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://clerk.house.gov/public_disc/financial.aspx.

Content and Multimedia Producer – Office of Communications, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House

Office of the Clerk
Position Available: Content and Multimedia Producer
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-005-13
Office/Location: Office of Communications
Closing Date:    July 23, 2013
Salary Level/Range:    Up to $47,110.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Job Summary:

Seeking a skilled content and multimedia producer with experience writing for a variety of platforms, including print, Web, multimedia, and social media. Successful candidate will have a strong foundation providing several communications services: research, interviewing, writing, copy editing, and detailed proofreading. Will support a small, cross-functional, and highly collaborative creative team by developing and repurposing content for reports, books, brochures, manuals, speeches, process documents, websites, social media, and audiovisual and multimedia presentations, and other digital products.

This position is located at 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.

Qualifications:

• At least 2 to 5 years of relevant professional experience as a writer and editor in communications or government sectors, with a bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field required;

• Must possess a strong background in conducting independent research, writing for internal and external audiences, and developing content for print and digital platforms;

• Familiarity with copy editing and knowledge of Associated Press or Chicago Manual of Style guidelines is required;

• Must have a strong interest in the legislative process and the history of the U.S. Congress;

• Advanced knowledge of MS Office and proficiency with PC and Mac platforms are required;

• Understanding of print design concepts, page layout, typography, image preparation, and document production is desired;

• Understanding of digital design concepts, user interface, image optimization, and video production is desired;

• Experience with print layout, photo editing, and video editing software is a plus (e.g. Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere);

• Must be detail-oriented, have strong time-management skills, and be able to complete assignments under strict deadlines;

• Must have the ability to work independently, innovate, prioritize, and multi-task.
Applicant Instructions:

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, a resume, and writing samples via email to:

Attention: Ms. Michelle Haynes
Subject line: Content and Multimedia Producer
Email address: resumes-comm@mail.house.gov

No telephone calls please.

Disclaimer:

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

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

Staff Assistant – House Ethics Committee

The Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant on the Committee’s non-partisan professional staff.

Duties include:  answering telephones; assisting with the Committee investigations document management; 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. Members of the non-partisan staff must refrain from engaging in partisan political activities directly affecting any congressional or presidential election, and are subject to strict rules of confidentiality about the Committee’s work.

Applicant Instructions: Please email cover letter and resume to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Staff Attorney – Congressional Office of Compliance

Job Title: Staff Attorney
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Office of Compliance
Job Announcement Number: 00C-GC-13-02
SALARY RANGE: $75,000.00 to $90,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to Friday, June 28, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: AD-0905-00
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: Washington DC, DC United States
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
JOB SUMMARY:

The Congressional Office of Compliance is an independent agency within the Legislative Branch of the federal government, which implements and enforces provisions of thirteen labor and employment statutes as applied to employees in the Legislative Branch.

The General Counsel of the Office of Compliance has express statutory authority to enforce the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. §§ 654 et seq.; the public access provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131 et seq.; and the unfair labor practice provisions of the Federal Service Labor Management Relations Act §§ 7101 et seq.

The staff attorney will investigate and prosecute potential violations of labor, occupational safety and health and /or Americans with Disabilities Act provisions as applied to the Legislative Branch via the Congressional Accountability Act.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. Citizen.
Possession of or eligibility for a security clearance.

DUTIES:

Duties include:
• Investigating and prosecuting complaints alleging violations of labor relations, occupational safety and health and /or Americans with Disabilities Act provisions as applied to employees in the legislative branch.
• Working with technical experts to assess regulatory compliance, researching legal and policy issues, preparing pleadings, legal memoranda and investigation reports.
• Developing and implementing case strategies.
• Negotiating with employing offices and employees, monitoring corrective action plans and initiating enforcement as needed.
• Evaluating current statutory and regulatory framework, recommending possible adjustments and developing and implementing strategies to obtain needed changes.
• Drafting regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

• 3-4 years’ experience in labor, occupational safety and health and/or Americans with Disabilities Act matters.

• Legislative Branch and litigation experience a plus.
• Ability to write clearly and effectively.
• Ability to communicate and advocate orally.
Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Demonstrated top performance in law school (such as serving on the law review, class ranking in the upper 10%, or other similar recognition) may qualify an individual who does not meet the experience requirement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

• Knowledge of labor, occupational safety and health and/or Americans with Disabilities Act or similar fields.
• Legislative Branch and litigation experience a plus.
• Ability to write clearly and effectively.
• Ability to communicate and advocate orally.
• Must be eligible for security clearance.

BENEFITS:

The selected person will be able to participate in:
• Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer.
• Life Insurance coverage
• Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).  If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program.
• Thrift Savings Plan
• Flexible Spending Accounts
Annual and sick leave will be earned based on time in service. Telework/telecommuting and alternative work schedule options may be made available after hire.  If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.

HOW TO APPLY:

Email all required documents to Kathy Schluter, Administrative Assistant, kathy.schluter@compliance.gov.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Cover letter
Resume showing that applicant meets all qualifications
Bar membership information
Law school transcript if performance in law school is to be considered in lieu of experience
Writing sample prepared by applicant that was not subject to supervisory or other review or modification.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Marie Joseph
Phone: (202)724-9250
Email: MARIE.JOSEPH@COMPLIANCE.GOV
Agency Information: Office of Compliance US Congress
110 Second Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Proctor – U.S. Senate Page Program

U.S. Senate Page Program seeks a Proctor for page residence which houses high school students from across the nation.  Duties include supervising students, enforcing rules, and planning activities.  Bachelor’s degree and current enrollment in a graduate degree granting program required.  Experience working with adolescents or in a residence hall preferred.  Compensation includes competitive salary and federal benefits.  This is a full-time, live-in position.  Applicants must have schedules which permit evening, overnight, and weekend assignments.  To apply send cover letter, resume and Employment Application to resumes@saa.senate.gov. To be considered for this position an Employment Application MUST be submitted. The SAA Employment Application can be found at http://www.senate.gov/employment/saa/pdf/Employment_Application.pdf. *HIRING FOR THIS POSITION IS GOVERNED BY THE VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNTIES ACT* DEADLINE 05.24.13*

Investigative Counsel – Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), U.S. House of Representatives

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent, non-partisan investigative entity established by the United States House of Representatives, seeks an attorney with 1-3 years experience to serve as Investigative Counsel. The Investigative Counsel reports to the Staff Director and Chief Counsel and will be responsible for conducting sensitive inquiries into allegations of possible violations of ethical standards of conduct by current Members, Officers and Staff of the House of Representatives and advising the Staff Director and Chief Counsel on legal and policy matters.

Core Responsibilities:

Review information received by OCE, discern possible violations, and identify facts requiring further investigation
Plan, organize and conduct investigations regarding allegations and advise the Staff Director and Chief Counsel regarding appropriate evaluation of cases
Advise the Staff Director and Chief Counsel on legal issues in matters under investigation and on broader legal and policy issues involved in the operations of OCE

Qualifications:

Investigative experience in high-profile and sensitive matters; experience with investigations involving public officials is desirable but not required
Strong legal judgment
Demonstrated ability to conduct and direct complex legal research and present the results in a clear, precise and persuasive manner
Thoroughness and careful attention to detail
Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to:

Proficiency in word processing, development and use of electronic databases, and other computer skills including knowledge of current information technology tools related to investigations (e.g., Concordance and Casemap)

Duties:

Identifying information to substantiate or disprove allegations and assess the likely sources of that information
Collecting and reviewing documents, electronic media and physical evidence
Interviewing witnesses and subjects
Preparing memoranda of interviews and reports of investigations
Performing other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Ability to pass Security Background Investigation to obtain Top Secret clearance
Graduation from an ABA accredited law school and active bar membership
Considerable professional knowledge of criminal and administrative investigative techniques

Applicant Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume (electronic submissions preferred) to:

Omar S. Ashmawy
Staff Director and Chief Counsel
Office of Congressional Ethics
United States House of Representatives
P.O. Box 895
Washington, DC 20515-0895
OCE@mail.house.gov

Staff Assistant – Office of the Legislative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives

A nonpartisan legislative support office seeks a self-starter for a strictly non-policy legislative research/clerical position. The primary duties include preparing report documents for committees of the House and updating a variety of federal statutes as they become amended.

Candidate must be able to work independently while also in a team-oriented manner. The position requires good communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work well under tight deadlines, computer literacy, and the ability to multi-task. While not a requirement, experience using legislative research tools such as the Law Revision Counsel’s United States Code and a familiarity with Legislative Information System (LIS or Thomas) are a plus. Applicants must be flexible and willing to take on additional tasks/projects as they present themselves and must be willing to work additional overtime hours if necessary. College degree preferred.  Interested applicants should fax a resume, cover letter, and references to (202) 225-3437 or email to legcoun@mail.house.gov. No phone calls, please.

Counsel – Office of Advice & Education, House Ethics Committee

The House Committee on Ethics seeks an attorney for the position of counsel in the Office of Advice and Education. The Committee’s Office of Advice and Education is responsible for providing a high volume of ethics advice, education, and training to Members of Congress and their staff through frequent telephone calls, in-person meetings, and written work product.  This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity.  Candidates must possess outstanding analytical and written and oral communication skills, as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate the sensitive matters that arise before the Committee.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:  government ethics, ethics counseling, criminal law, securities law, civil litigation, administrative investigations, and adjudications.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please fax resume, cover letter, and brief  writing sample to 202-225-7392 or email to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov.

Deputy Executive Director to the Senate – Office of Compliance, United States Congress

Job Title: Deputy Executive Director for the Senate
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Office of Compliance
Job Announcement Number: CF-13-PH-859295
SALARY RANGE:
$127,641.00 to $165,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, March 15, 2013 to Saturday, June 01, 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!

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: A labor and employment attorney with a minimum of ten years of combined labor and employment and litigation experience.
The Congressional Office of Compliance seeks a Deputy Executive Director to the Senate who will be responsible for providing to the Board of Directors, as well as the Office, counsel and guidance in the area of labor and employment discrimination, managing the agency’s dispute resolution program, and supporting the initiatives of the Executive Director.  Prior experience building relationships and consensus with members of Congress and congressional staff is highly valued.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

Prepare informational and analytical decisional memoranda and oral briefings for the Board, and prepare draft decisions for the Board’s consideration;
Lead the agency’s nation-wide dispute resolution program and provide supervision to staff who assist in the processing of claims;
Conduct counseling as necessary, to effectuate early resolution of claims of discrimination;
Advise the Executive Director on various legal, regulatory, and legislative issues;
Support the Board of Directors in connection with its meetings, programs and other adjudicatory proceedings;
Advise the Board of Directors on pending legislation that would strengthen the protections of Congressional employees;
Draft regulations and procedural rule amendments;
Assist the Board of Directors in its efforts to promote the passage of federal laws to advance workplace rights in the Legislative Branch;
Support the Executive Director in outreach efforts to strengthen Congressional relations; and
Supervise staff of the dispute resolution program, which may include attorneys as well as paralegals.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A labor and employment attorney with a minimum of ten years of combined labor and employment and litigation 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 appellate and/or ADR training experiences to Jennifer Rappaport, Esq. at jrappaport@g-s.com.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please provide an updated resume and a writing sample from appellate and/or ADR training 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.

Control Number: 339793500

Gift Shop Clerk – Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Executive Officer for Visitor Services, Gift Shops Division

Job Title: Gift Shop Clerk
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Architect of the Capitol
Job Announcement Number: CVC-2013-052
SALARY RANGE:
$34,075.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, February 15, 2013 to Monday, March 04, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:  GS-2091-05
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time – Temporary
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 05
DUTY LOCATIONS:
2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
WHO MAY APPLY: Public
JOB SUMMARY:

CORE VALUES

The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitment to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

We take great PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

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=SVYZB.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

See Other Information.

DUTIES:

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Performs checkout, sales clerk, customer assistance, or other clerical duties involved in the retail sale of merchandise or stock items.

Answers queries and disseminates information to the public on the transactions processed or mission oriented business of an agency program, including services, benefits, privileges, or obligations.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to deal effectively with customers.

Ability to provide customer service.

Knowledge of cashiering and associated procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifying experience for the GS-5 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level or four years of education above the high school level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-5 level may be met by completion of a bachelor’s degree or four years of education above high school.

COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements.

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:

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Executive Officer for Visitor Services, Gift Shops Division.

This position requires duty on Saturdays and holidays due to the operational requirements of the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC).

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 AVUE 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 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 441 2nd & D Streets, Southwest, Washington D.C., Room 178 for technical assistance in entering your application on the computer. You may call 202-226-7000 for directions.

ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

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This vacancy announcement will be used to fill temporary positions in the Capitol Visitor Center to work during the peak tourist season in the early Spring and Summer. These temporary positions are not expected to last the full term. As such, the temporary appointments will be terminated at the end of the peak season. This position may require the incumbent to work evenings or weekends, when necessary.

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The mission of the Architect of the Capitol is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America’s Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 460 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

This is an Excepted Service position in the Architect of the Capitol, a Legislative Branch agency of the Federal government. The position does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status.

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.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-VERIFY” electronic system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-VERIFY system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment.

This is a temporary, time-limited appointment. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition.

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 veteransâ preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veteransâ 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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=SVYZB.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

See Other Information.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Mary Davis
Phone: 2022260756
Fax: 0000000000
Email: mdavis@aoc.gov
Agency Information:
Architect of the Capitol
441 2nd & D Street, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20515 US

Chief Clerk – Senate Committee

Senate Committee seeks an organized and detail oriented individual to serve as Chief Clerk. This Non-Partisan position supports both the Majority and Minority staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing the Committee budget, processing vouchers for payment of Committee expenses, handling all payroll transactions, maintaining personnel files, preparing and coordinating committee hearings, editing hearing transcripts, developing and enforcing administrative and emergency preparedness procedures, and overseeing various general administrative functions for the Committee. Position requires confidentiality and discretion. Ideal applicant will be an independent self-starter, possess strong verbal and written skills, have the ability to multi-task, and work well in a fast paced environment. Long hours may be necessary at times. Hill experience is strongly encouraged. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov.

Executive Assistant – Senate Chaplain

The Senate Chaplain seeks a full time Executive Assistant for his non-partisan, non-political office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, being responsible for the Chaplain’s schedule, attend and help prepare at Chaplain related events. Candidates for this position should be detail oriented, well organized, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment. Please email a cover letter and resume to Lisa_Schultz@chaplain.senate.gov indicating “Executive Assistant” in the subject line.

Deputy Clerk – Senate Finance Committee

The Senate Committee on Finance is looking for a Deputy Clerk to serve on the non-designated staff.  Strong Human Resources experience together with an accounting background preferred.  Knowledge of hearing, markup and official meeting logistics, rules and procedures a plus.  Ability to conduct roll call votes at Committee markups will be required.  Maintain legislative, financial and personnel records.  Administrative management responsibilities consist of : processing incoming and outgoing staff, process committee vouchers, training, ethics, I-9 verification, ID, parking, security, alerts, student loan requests, maintain personnel database, manage overtime., metro subsidies and other duties as assigned.   The ideal candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced office.  Hill experience is preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with 221843 as the job referral number in the subject line.

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

Position Available: Transcriber

Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-007-12

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

Closing Date: August 31, 2012

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 IBM-PC compatibles 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 the heading “Transcriber” to:

Mr. Joe Strickland
Office of the Clerk
Office of Official Reporters
Fax: (202) 225-3308
Resumes-OOR@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.

Chamber Support Services Staff – Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Chamber Support Services Staff

Vacancy Announcement Number: HSAA-12-003-01

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

Closing Date: August 10, 2012

Salary Level/Range: $40’s

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Chamber Support Services staff facilitate visitor access to the House Chamber. Duties include checking and storing items prior to House Gallery access; escorting visitors to and from the House Gallery; and maintaining decorum on the House Floor when the House is out of session. Chamber Support Services staff assist with emergency protocols and ensure that security violations are discovered, handled, and reported to the appropriate authority.

Hours:

8:30 AM until 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Must be able to work an occasional split shift when the House is in session: 3:30 PM until 12:00 midnight.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience; must be tactful and courteous in dealing with a wide variety of people; excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; able to use good judgment while independently solving problems; able to work well under pressure. Must be able to work long hours and evenings when needed. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and walk up and down stairs while escorting visitors.
Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter referencing job title and vacancy announcement number by fax to 202-225-0890 or e-mail at saamail@mail.house.gov. Position is open until filled.
Disclaimer:

Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. This position has been determined to be NON-EXEMPT from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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

Auditor – Senate Rules Committee

The Committee on Rules and Administration seeks an Auditor for a non-designated position.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to auditing and sanctioning vouchers in accordance with laws and regulations, processing waivers of regulations, and assisting with the management of the GSA SmartPay Charge Card Program.  Additionally, this person will provide support to Majority, Minority, and non-designated staff upon request.  Ideal candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified candidates will have an accounting, finance, or business related Bachelor’s degree with proficiency in auditing principles and an attention to detail.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@rules.senate.gov with Auditor in the subject line by Wednesday, August 1, 2012. No phone calls.  Because of the high volume of applicants, not all inquiries can be acknowledged.

Staff Assistant – Office of the Legislative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives

Chief Clerk – Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia seeks Subcommittee Chief Clerk.  The Clerk will assist in the preparation and administration of hearings, business meetings, and oversight investigations; manage office expenditures and supplies; handle and track office correspondence, filing, and archiving; update Subcommittee website; assist with scheduling; serve as Subcommittee’s Ethics Certification Officer and Office Emergency Coordinator; oversee interns; and greet visitors and answer the telephones.  Individual must possess first-rate administrative and organization skills; be well organized, proactive, and detail-oriented; and have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment while working well with others in a team setting.  Position is a non-designated (non-partisan) position, supporting both the Majority and Minority staffs.  Salary will be in the mid-$30s, and there is no guarantee that the position will continue in the next Congress starting January 2013.  Please submit cover letter and resume to ogmclerk@gmail.com.  Short writing samples welcome.

Assistant Director – House Security Office

Office of the Sergeant at Arms

Position Available:  Assistant Director, House Security Office

Vacancy Announcement Number:  HSAA-12-005-01

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

Closing Date:  May 18, 2012

Salary Level/Range:  $90’s

Proposed Starting Date:  Immediate

Job Summary:

Incumbent will assist in the administration of the House of Representatives classified information security programs. Duties include educating Members and staff on the protocols and procedures of handling and storing classified information. Incumbent will serve as a liaison with the Intelligence Community and the Hill. Incumbent will assist the Director on the day-to-day management of the division and oversee all division activities and operations in the absence of the Director.

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience in the intelligence community or industrial security field. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the House of Representatives; strong leadership skills, excellent organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work under pressure; ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in handling daily operations of the office in the absence of the Director. Must be able to lift 10 lb. bags of paper material for burn runs; must be tactful and courteous in dealing with Members, Congressional staff, and the general public; available to work long hours and at night when necessary. Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret and SCI security clearance.
Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter – referencing job title and vacancy announcement number – by e-mail to saamail@mail.house.gov ATTN: Bill McFarland. Position is open until filled.

Associate Counsel – Office of House Employment Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives

Position Available: Associate Counsel

Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-008-11

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

Closing Date: December 2, 2011

Salary Level/Range: Up to $128,384.00

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Provides legal counsel in a non-partisan fashion to employing offices of the House of Representatives on employment and labor matters, under the general supervision of the Counsel. Conducts legal research, drafts legal documents and pleadings, and conducts training on employment law issues. Develops litigation strategies and settlement opportunities. Independently develops trial and post-trial plans and litigates cases before the Office of Compliance and the U.S. District Courts.

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 a law degree and be licensed to practice in any state, and have extensive knowledge of federal employment laws. A minimum of five years of litigation experience and the ability to work in a team-oriented work environment is required. Must be detail oriented.
Applicant Instructions:

Interested individuals should fax or email a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Lisa Jolly
Office of House Employment Counsel
1036 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Fax: (202) 225-7033
Lisa.Jolly@mail.house.gov
 
No telephone calls please.

Media Logistics Coordinator – House Radio/TV Gallery

Position Available: Media Logistics Coordinator

Vacancy Announcement Number: MG-001-11

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

Closing Date: September 28, 2011

Salary Level/Range: $47,110 – $71,394*

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Incumbent serves as Media Logistics Coordinator in the House Radio/TV Gallery and is responsible for delivering a variety of services to accredited broadcast personnel and the Congressional community. These services include providing legislative information and assisting in the coordination of media events.

Primary Responsibilities/Duties:

Maintains contact with committee staff regarding schedule of upcoming hearings and press conferences
Assists with arrangements for hearing coverage and provides onsite support
Assists with arrangements for special events coverage and provides onsite support
Disseminates House floor and event information and updates to accredited media and Congressional community
Provides research support for daily office operations
Maintains Electronic Bulletin Board and Wall Board systems
Handles incoming calls, answering routine inquiries and/or taking messages as appropriate
Monitors studios and all related office space
Provides onsite support and assists in scheduling of Gallery studios and other media sites
Assists Director periodically with planning and implementation of quadrennial national political conventions
Performs other official duties as assigned

*The incumbents pay grade and compensation level are determined based on applicable professional experience, job knowledge, past performance, proven leadership and management skills, assigned level of responsibility, and size and scope of the area in comparison to local market rates of pay for equivalent criteria within the applicable discipline.

The position does not have day-to-day supervisory/managerial responsibilities

Requirements:

Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience**
Minimum BA degree in a discipline related to the position
Detail oriented and self-motivated with effective oral and written communication skills
Extensive knowledge of legislative process
Knowledge of broadcast industry
Ability to efficiently multi-task and function effectively in a fast paced environment under deadlines
Working knowledge of and experience using various automated office systems and software programs
An ability to work the long and irregular hours the House is in session – including evening and weekend hours when required

**Two to three years of news gathering or Capitol Hill experience preferred

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates please submit your resume here (reference announcement# MG-001-11). If you are unable to submit your resume online, please fax a cover letter and resume (reference announcement# MG-001-11) 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.

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.

Litigation Paralegal – Senate Chief Counsel for Employment Office

Job description and requirements can be found here.

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