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SUMMARY: Nevada’s new 4th Congressional District covers 7 counties and 51,266 square miles. The District’s residents represent the full extent of Nevada’s geographic and demographic diversity. We aim to build a staff committed to Congressman-elect Horsford’s vision of providing excellent constituent representation to this unique, new district.
The Chief of Staff will act as the Member’s chief policy advisor. This position develops and implements all policy objectives, strategies and operating plans for the Member’s offices and manages and directs all activities and staff of the Member’s Washington D.C. and district office(s), as well as coordinates the activities of the Member with Leadership and committee office(s).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
-Directly supervises the function and staff of the Washington, DC office and coordinates supervision of the district office staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performances; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems;
-Manages the day-to-day functioning of the Washington, D.C. office and coordination with the district director in the district office;
-Sets and oversees the administration of office goals, policies and procedures and has oversight responsibility for all personnel matters including hiring, salary, and disciplinary decisions;
-Manages long-term legislative plan of the Member;
-Approves strategies and tactics on legislative issues;
-Acts as the Member’s principal liaison and responds to office visits and telephone inquiries from constituents and various interest groups;
-Maintains a good working relationship with the Member, staff, and constituents;
-Speaks to local groups when the Member is unavailable;
-Oversees the office budget;
-Accepts performance-based criticism and direction;
-Works well under pressure and handles stress;
-Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and
-Performs other duties as assigned by the Member.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science or related field, including strong academic credentials is preferred. Alternatively, five years of related experience or training in management and/or legislation or equivalent experience.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
-Thorough knowledge of legislative process and of House organization and procedures;
-Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments;
-Thorough knowledge of the Members’ Congressional Handbook and House Rules;
-Thorough knowledge of the district’s demographics, key issues, and priorities;
-An understanding of the district and federal political process;
-Provides necessary organization, supervisory leadership, and motivation to manage a House office;
-Ability to maintain a good working relationship with the Congressman, staff and constituents;
-Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
-Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;
-Responsive to constituent requests and request made by others to the Members’ office;
-A commitment to a service-oriented, proactive approach to creating a standard of excellence in the Member’s office;
-Commitment to see projects and action plans through to completion with attention to details of follow-up plans;
-Excellent oral and written communication skills;
-Knowledge of the office policies, practices, and procedures;
-Knowledge of office computer applications.
Capitol Hill Jobs
Democratic legislative leader seeks experienced individual to serve as Chief of Staff. Primary responsibilities include management of leader’s office during legislative sessions, providing policy and campaign strategic advice, managing legislative and campaign staff, communications with local press, and serving a primary liaison to other Democratic Party bodies including the State Party, legislative caucuses and local committees.
Capitol Hill Jobs
Senior Democratic House Appropriator seeks professional Chief of Staff with good character, outstanding leadership qualities, extensive House or Senate senior staff experience and great ability. Must be likeable, possess excellent political instincts, a keen understanding of the media, be an effective manager, and have some familiarity with the appropriations process.
Chief of Staff – US Congress
Organization: US Congress
Date Posted: 1/27/2010
Listing Expires: 2/26/2010
Date Needed: 2/1/2010
Location: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Chief of Staff
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s
Experience Requirement: 5 – 10 Years
Description & Details
Job Title: Chief of Staff to Democratic Member of Congress
Organization: US Congress
Location: Washington, DC and New York, NY
The Chief of Staff is responsible for managing and directing all staff and activities in the Washington DC and District offices, including coordination with leadership and committee offices. This person is the chief policy advisor to the member, and is responsible for directing office operations, legislation, intergovernmental relations, constituent services, communications and any other responsibilities as assigned by the Member. Responsibilities also include:
§ Overseeing the administration of office goals, policies and procedures and oversight responsibility for all personnel matters including hiring, salary, and disciplinary decisions.
§ Managing long-term legislative plan of the Member.
§ Conducting staff meetings.
§ Approving strategies and tactics on legislative issues.
§ Having oversight and giving direction on the members schedule.
§ Acting as the Member’s principal liaison and responding to office visits and telephone inquiries from constituents and various interest groups.
§ Maintaining a good working relationship with the Member, staff, and constituents.
§ Speaking to local groups when the Member is unavailable.
§ Travel between Washington DC and the District office.
§ Overseeing the office budget.
§ A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science or related field.
§ Minimum five years Capitol Hill experience
§ Ability to manage all staff in both the DC and District offices, including interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performances; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.
§ Ability to work well under pressure and handle stress.
§ Ability to handle a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends.
§ Knowledge of the legislative process and of House organization and procedures.
§ Knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments.
§ Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a professional manner and maintain a good working relationship with the Member, staff and constituents.
§ Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
§ Ability to accept performance-based criticism and direction.
§ Experience and/or familiarity with a diverse constituent base.
§ Ability to effectively consult with and communicate with the Member.
How to Apply / Contact
Senior Democrat/subcommittee chair seeks Chief of Staff. The position serves as the Member’s chief policy advisor and manages D.C. personnel
and office finances. He/she supervises a D.C. staff of nine, interacts closely with the subcommittee staff and coordinates with a district office staff of seven.
Position requires excellent management skills, ability to delegate and the capacity to keep track of and follow-up on dozens of tasks. Ability to manage busy staff to ensure a smooth running office is critical. Prefer a candidate who has been a Chief of Staff or Legislative Director for a Member of Congress or a senior aide to a U.S. Senator. Candidate must be willing to work long hours and in pressure situations.