Job Announcements Board

Digital Manager

Democratic Leadership office seeks an innovative, diligent and solutions-oriented individual to create, manage and track the success of digital and social media campaigns and messaging, maintain a weekly posting schedule for all social media platforms and assist the Digital Director as-needed. The Digital Manager is responsible for crafting social media content along with managing digital projects with a focus on opportunities for growth and expansion. The Digital Manager will also assist and serve as a thought partner on implementation of social media, design, cross-departmental projects as-needed and other critical Caucus projects. The Digital Manager will supervise Digital Assistant and department interns including reviewing and editing content, providing feedback and serving as a cross-team editor on digital and written content. The Digital Manager will report directly to the Digital Director. Candidates must be proactive project managers, excellent writers, meticulous proofreaders and have at least two years of experience managing digital campaigns and/or social media programs in a fast-paced environment. Candidates with strong proficiency in photography, audio/video editing, Adobe Creative Suite products (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator) are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency with social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat is required. This office is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, please send PDFs of resume, cover letter, social media writing sample and digital portfolio / website links and three professional references to DemCaucus.Jobs@mail.house.gov with name and “2020 Digital Manager Application” in the subject line. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), a Member of the Ways and Means Committee, seeks an organized and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent with excellent writing skills. Responsibilities include responding to constituent correspondence, managing the office internship program, advising Rep. DelBene on a few legislative issues, meeting with stakeholders and constituents. Qualified candidates should be self-motivated, hard-working, have some relevant experience, and work well in a collaborative environment. Advancement opportunities and professional development are available in this position.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two writing samples to Washington.Resumes@mail.house.gov. If you have salary requirements, please include them in your application.  The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please mention any Pacific Northwest ties in your cover letter.  No calls or drop-ins, please. This position is based in Rep. DelBene's Washington, DC office. 

Legislative Correspondent

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) seeks a motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent with exceptional written and oral communication skills to join her team. 

 

Candidates must be able to work both collaboratively and individually, and be able to produce high quality work in a fast-passed environment. Responsibilities include: managing and organizing incoming communications from constituents, drafting substantive written responses in a timely manner, engaging with constituents directly to provide more specific responses when appropriate, and working with both the legislative and communications teams to manage a robust, proactive constituent outreach operation. 

 

Professional development and advancement opportunities are a priority for Congresswoman Slotkin, so the position also presents opportunities to participate in legislative work, as capacity allows. These responsibilities would include drafting and analyzing legislation, tracking floor proceedings and giving vote recommendations, conducting research and having an in-depth understanding of the issues, and meeting with key stakeholders. 

 

This office has a fast-paced, collegial environment and places an emphasis on ensuring that staff have a direct line of communication with the Congresswoman. Responsiveness and engagement with constituents are a top priority for this office, so applicants should be prepared to manage an expansive mail program. Previous Capitol Hill experience and knowledge of Internet Quorum are preferred. 

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women, people of color, veterans, and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples of less than 1,000 words each to jobs.mi08@mail.house.gov by 5PM on Friday, June 19th, with “Legislative Correspondent – LAST NAME” in the subject line of the email.

Scheduler

Progressive member of House Democratic Leadership seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful individual to serve as a scheduler in the DC office. The applicant must be able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. 

 

The scheduler will manage all aspects of the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in DC, coordinate the Member’s travel, serve as a staff liaison with the Member, and assist with administrative office functions as assigned. The ideal candidate will have a positive and professional demeanor, exercise discretion and excellent judgment, and be able to anticipate problems and offer solutions. Flexible and long hours are required as is a good driving record and car.    

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. We strongly value the diversity of our employees. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, one short writing sample, and your salary requirements to:  lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” in the subject line. 

Scheduler

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici seeks a highly-organized and detailed-oriented scheduler for her Washington, D.C. office. Due to ongoing telework, this position will also include some traditional staff assistant responsibilities, including logging and batching of constituent mail in IQ, and managing the office’s voicemail account. Main responsibilities will include organizing and tracking invitations, speaking engagements, and scheduling requests for the Member and staff, booking travel reservations, reserving briefing rooms, drafting correspondence for member, and coordinating with district office. Additionally, the scheduler will work closely with the chief of staff to ensure smooth overall DC office/staff operations. Ideal candidates will remain flexible and calm under pressure, have excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and must be able to navigate competing demands while anticipating the Member’s needs. There will be no opportunity for legislative work in this position – it is administrative only. Although daily driving responsibilities are not needed right now, this position will include driving the member in DC once it’s safe to do so and a valid driver’s license is required. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Oregon ties are a plus. Salary range: $38 - $40K/annually.

 

Please email resume and cover letter to Rachael.Bornstein@mail.house.gov.

Field Representative

Orange County Democrat seeks a Field Representative. The ideal candidate is proactive, highly- organized, detail-oriented, friendly, and has strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and a second language. Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, or Korean.

The Field Representative will serve as the Congresswoman’s in-district liaison for a broad portfolio of issue areas and constituency groups. Responsibilities and expectations include, but are not limited to:

Write, develop, and execute a strategic plan to build connections between community members and the Congresswoman

Establish and maintain in-district stakeholder relationships
Be knowledgeable on issue areas regarding the district and the Congresswoman’s priorities Plan and execute in-district events, including preparing written briefs and memos
Conduct outreach to constituents to inform and promote office services
Write constituent correspondence relating to issue areas
Regularly communicate with DC counterparts on issues, events, and communications

The Field Representative will be required to work some evenings and portions of weekends to accommodate community events and constituent needs. Reliable car transportation is needed to travel within the district; mileage is reimbursed.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to dd45lb@gmail.com with “Field Representative” in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Legislative Director

The Office of Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33) is seeking candidates for the Legislative Director position in our office.  The LD manages the legislative team to advance the Member’s broad legislative agenda, including significant work on the Energy and Commerce Committee.  The LD works closely with the Chief of Staff, Communications team and District Director to ensure the legislative strategy is integrated tightly into all aspects of the overall office operation.  The LD also works closely with the Member’s coalitions, including the New Dems and the CBC, to advance the Member’s priorities.  A successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills, knowledge of House operations and procedures, an understanding of the appropriations process, and a recognition of the 24/7 nature of the LD position.  Salary commensurate with experience.  The Office is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and at least one writing sample to txdemjob@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) seeks an experienced, creative and highly motivated Communications Director to lead media and outreach efforts based in his Washington, D.C. office (teleworking for now).

 

An ideal candidate will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Congressman and staff as part of his senior leadership team;
  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines;
  • Have experience overseeing or executing a digital/social media program;
  • Think strategically and creatively;
  • Have a strong record of advocating for progressive values;
  • Be willing to work irregular hours including some nights and weekends;
  • Have relationships with local and national reporters, editors, producers, bookers and social media influencers; and
  • Have sound judgement, a positive attitude and sense of humor.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for the Congressman;
  • Developing and executing a communications strategy in collaboration with the legislative, outreach, district and operations teams;
  • Proactively engaging in media outreach, including pitching local, state and national press, and fielding press inquiries;
  • Managing the development of press releases, speeches and op-eds;
  • Developing and seeking out content for the digital/social media program;
  • Preparing and staffing the Congressman for press events and media interviews; and
  • Working collaboratively with DC and district staff to ensure a strong local media presence.

 

This is a senior level position, and a minimum of three years of communications experience as a press secretary or communications director is required. Hill experience preferred. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Oregon ties are a plus.

 

Qualified candidates should include in their application: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (including one set of talking points) and three references.  Send to Resume.Blumenauer@mail.house.gov.

Digital Director/Press Secretary

Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and member of the House Appropriations Committee, is seeking a highly motivated, detail-orientated, and energetic individual with experience in digital media strategy and video editing for a Digital Director/Press Secretary position.

 

Daily tasks include managing member’s social media platforms and website; graphic design; video filming and editing; daily press clips; drafting releases, newsletters and advisories; and organizing press events. The ideal candidate will be creative, have a strong proficiency in crafting social media content and be a detail-oriented team player able to handle multiple tasks at once.

 

Excellent writing and strong organizational skills are essential, along with the ability to be a self-starter while working in a fast-paced environment.  Capitol Hill experience is a plus, but not required. A sense of humor is greatly appreciated, and the position reports to the Communications Director.

 

This is not an entry-level position.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and an example of previous digital media or graphic design projects to WI02JobOpening@gmail.com with “Digital Director/Press Secretary” in the subject line.  Job opening closes COB on June 25th.  No phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins please.



This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.

Appropriations Legislative Assistant

The office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle a range of policy issues and assist with the Congresswoman’s work on the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittees. Responsibilities include drafting and analyzing legislation, conducting research, drafting policy memos, meeting and engaging with constituents and stakeholders, and staffing Appropriations Committee hearings.

 

Ideal candidates will be strong writers, have an understanding of the appropriations process as well as House procedures, have experience with the legislative drafting process, and an interest in working on Transportation, Housing, and/or Education policy. Additionally, they will have experience managing multiple projects and enjoy working in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.

 

This is not an entry-level position. Previous Hill experience is strongly preferred though not required. Massachusetts ties are a plus but not required. Diverse candidates, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples to hilljobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Appropriations Legislative Assistant.” No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Press & Staff Assistant

SUMMARY:

Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida seeks an entry-level press and staff assistant to assist her office in its operational and communications functions. The position greets visitors; answers the telephone and constituent requests for general information, tours, and other inquiries; and, assists with various administrative and legislative duties. This position also helps coordinate and execute communications activities.

The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree; a strong understanding of or demonstrated passion for the legislative process; have a strong understanding of social media and have some graphic design and video editing skills; and be able to thrive in a demanding, fast-paced office. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.  Florida ties and familiarity are a plus. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter (with salary requirements), resume, at least three writing samples, and at least three digital design samples in a PDF format to FLWaysandMeans@gmail.com with the subject line “Press & Staff Assistant” by Friday, June 26, 2020. If the candidate has experience creating/editing videos, please include those as an attachment as well.  No calls or drop-ins please. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

o   Answers and screens telephone calls for the Member and other staff members and takes messages when appropriate;

o   Greets and screens visitors;

o   Facilitating tour and flag requests and providing staff-led tours of the U.S. Capitol;

o   Assists persons who have appointments with the Member or the staff and works closely with the Member's Scheduler to ensure that the Member’s appointments are on time and that the Scheduler is aware of the visitor's arrival;

o   Ensures that requests for assistance are directed to the appropriate staff member in a timely manner;

o   Helps implement media, communications, and public relations strategies;

o   Compiles media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Congresswoman;

o   Designs graphics for social media and helps create and publish content, including videos; 

o   Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;

o   Works well under pressure and handles stress;

o   Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends as needed according to the Congressional schedule; and,

o   Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Completion of a four-year college education is preferred for this position. 
  • No minimum of experience is required; this is an entry-level position.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

o   Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;

o   Strong communication skills;

o   Entry-level understanding of print, broadcast, and online media;

o   Entry-level digital design skills and strong understanding of social media; 

o   Entry-level video editing/production skills; 

o   Knowledge of current issues;

o   Ability to perform essential job functions above;

o   Professional telephone manner; and,

o   Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

o   Due to COVID-19 work is mainly from home.

o   When work conditions return to normal, the work is mainly performed in an office environment.  Noise levels are usually moderate. You will be expected to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy.

Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard seeks a legislative assistant to join her appropriations team and handle a diverse portfolio with an emphasis on education and labor.

 

Responsibilities:  developing legislative initiatives; preparation for appropriations hearings; drafting statements; tracking legislation; and representing the office in meetings in addition to the typical legislative duties.  

 

Requirements:  Prior Capitol Hill experience; excellent organizational, writing, and communications skills; a solid understanding of the legislative process; detail orientation; ability to multi-task and work under pressure; ability to meet attendance requirements including a varied and often unpredictable work schedule; ethics in all organizational activities; and a positive attitude. Spanish fluency preferred. Los Angeles or CA ties are a plus. People of color are encouraged to apply.    

 

Interested applicants should submit via email the following four (4) documents:  cover letter, resume and two (2) brief writing samples.  The writing samples should each be in narrative style and can be excerptsof a longer document.  Samples should not be notes, bullets or part of a legal brief and should be no longer than two (2) pages in length.  

 

Care should be taken to include each of the requested items as a separate attachment in the same email to: SoCalDCstaffOpening@mail.house.gov   

 

Deadline: COB Monday, June 22, 2020.   We request NO calls, additional emails or third party lobbying campaigns

Legislative Assistant

Transportation Legislative Assistant Opening:  New Jersey Democrat is seeking a legislative assistant to handle the Member’s work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Responsibilities include: preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings and markups, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, researching and advising the Member on bills and other issues, representing the Member in meetings, drafting constituent correspondence and press materials.  Remainder of portfolio is flexible and could include labor, defense, housing, and finance, among other options.  Knowledge of transportation policy and Hill experience preferred. 


The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, two reference contacts, and two brief writing samples to NJ08Jobs@mail.house.gov

 

Digital Manager

Representative Jason Crow (CO-06) seeks a Digital Manager to develop and implement digital strategy, including social media, email, website, and franked communications.  This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team of public-service professionals and serve the country during a critical time. 

 

The position reports to the Communications Director. Candidates should submit a resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and digital portfolio with at least one photo and graphic each with the subject line “Digital Manager_LASTNAME” to: resumes.co06@gmail.com by June 21, 2020. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and sending online communications including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Producing creative content, including graphics, videos, photos, and livestreams
  • Building digital infrastructure for virtual events, using a variety of online platforms including, Zoom, Webex, Facebook Live, Team, and others, especially while many in person events are on hold due to COVID-19
  • Creating online content and advertising for events and forums, including on Facebook and Google, to support the Congressman’s work
  • Monitoring online trends, new tools, and digital opportunities for the office
  • Assist with rapid response communications
  • Managing U.S. House Franking approval process and rules for digital and print content
  • Creating and tracking email audiences
  • Monitor media and manage clips for the office
  • Managing website maintenance and development
  • Supporting the Communications Director on other projects
  • Other assignments as they arise

 

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm about Congressman Crow’s work, connecting with constituents online, and all things digital
  • Prior work on digital media for an elected leader or comparable experience
  • Strong writing, interpersonal and organizational skills are a must
  • Ability to self motivate, problem-solve and think creatively 
  • Colorado ties are a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or comparable graphic and video editing software, HTML, and/or a CRM system preferred. 

 

THIS OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. 

House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff Fall Internship Program

The House Judiciary Committee Democratic staff are looking for interns for the fall semester. The House Committee on the Judiciary’s staff internship program offers undergraduate students, law students, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to experience the operation of a congressional committee firsthand and learn about the important role that our Committee plays in the legislative process. The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over a wide range of legislative and oversight issues, including oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, constitutional law, federal criminal law, voting rights, immigration and naturalization, intellectual property law, and antitrust law.

 

Intern assignments will vary depending on the work of the Judiciary Committee each semester. Examples of potential responsibilities include:

·         Researching policy issues under the committee’s jurisdiction

·         Conducting legal research

·         Attending briefings and hearings on the Hill

·         Drafting memos

·         Supporting committee counsels

·         Supporting committee clerks and professional staff members

·         Providing administrative support, including answering calls, delivering correspondence, and setting up the hearing room.

The Committee strives to ensure that our internship class reflects the diversity of the country’s population; candidates from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin. The deadline to apply for the fall semester is June 15, 2020. To learn more and apply, click here.

COVID-19 update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Committee is currently planning on having a remote internship for the Fall of 2020. However, public health developments could necessitate the return of an in-person internship in Washington, D.C. Therefore, we ask that all applicants be available to intern in Washington, D.C. if it is safe to do so.

Legislative Assistant and Professional Staff Member

Chairman Gerald E. Connolly seeks an exceptional, self-motivated candidate to staff Mr. Connolly on all Committee on Oversight and Reform activities. The position is shared between the personal office and the Subcommittee on Government Operations.

 

The position offers the opportunity to help lead an effective and fast-paced Subcommittee with a broad jurisdiction and significant legislative authority.  The Subcommittee has a wide reach and seeks to improve government across the entire enterprise of its operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • designing and preparing congressional hearings;
  • working with multiple stakeholders to design legislative solutions to address complex national policy concerns;
  • writing statements and speeches;
  • conducting legal and factual research;
  • drafting memoranda;
  • ensuring Government Operations priorities are reflected in appropriations and defense authorization bills;
  • engaging the Chairman’s constituents and ensuring their needs and priorities are reflected in Committee oversight and legislation;
  • and leading oversight initiatives.  

The Chairman is particularly interested in candidates with a deep knowledge of and an interest in engaging:

  • Federal information technology modernization and improvement;
  • Safe agency adaptation of new technologies and IT security practices, including cloud computing;
  • Issues of federalism and engaging state, local, and tribal governments;
  • Ensuring the federal workforce, including civil servants and contractors, have the resources they need to serve the nation;
  • Ways to prevent the Trump Administration from damaging a merit-based civil service and our federal oversight infrastructure of federal inspectors general.

 

The individual who fills this role will have the opportunity to influence federal IT policy across the government and to help the Chairman find new ways to use oversight to encourage agencies to improve their technology postures and ensure the acquisition of technologies that can improve every operation of our federal government.

 

The right candidate will serve as a critical leader of a close-knit team and will have the opportunity to work both with the full Committee and with Chairman Connolly’s personal office staff. This person will keep Chairman Connolly fully informed of and staff all Oversight and Reform Committee events and activities and be an integral member of the personal office and subcommittee staff.

 

Qualifications:  Applicants should have (i) an interest in public service and (ii) expertise in some of the areas described above (iii) the ability to work closely with a team and remain entrepreneurial.  They also must have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.  Applicants should be willing to be in the office full time and be able to attend work duties on some evenings and weekends. 

 

The Office is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Applications:  Interested applicants should apply to this position by emailing a cover letter and resume to Government.Operations@mail.house.gov with “Oversight” in the subject line.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Staff Assistant

Representative Spanberger seeks a Staff Assistant for her Washington, D.C. office. Qualified applicants should be motivated self-starters, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, have exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent “people skills,” most importantly displaying compassion in all interactions, and a strong commitment to providing outstanding constituent service. The ideal candidate should: be able to think on their feet, be a problem-solver, show keen attention to detail and an ability to multi-task, demonstrate excellent oral and written skills, maintain a positive demeanor, and demonstrate resilience in a busy environment. 

 

Primary responsibilities include: managing the front office, including answering, appropriately logging, and directing telephone calls; greeting visitors; monitoring office deliveries; distributing hard and electronic mail; and other administrative duties. The Staff Assistant will also serve as the office tour coordinator and will be responsible for managing constituent requests for Capitol and White House tours, as well as constituent requests for flags flown over the Capitol. 

 

Representative Spanberger’s office is an equal opportunity employer. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or uniformed service. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a 1-page writing sample to spanberger.inquiries@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 1.

Rep. Lofgren seeks Legislative Counsel for technology-focused portfolio (J.D. required)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren is seeking a legislative counsel for the Member’s personal office to staff a portfolio with significant focus on technology, intellectual property, cybersecurity, privacy, surveillance, civil liberties and other Internet and innovation policy matters. The portfolio also has responsibility for other Judiciary Committee work including antitrust and bankruptcy plus other non-Committee issue areas. A law degree is required for consideration. This position requires clear, concise legal and legislative writing skills.

THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. The ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill experience, or experience working directly for a principle active in technology law or policy, and California / Silicon Valley ties. The interview process will also assess whether a candidate has the political acumen to work effectively with the wide variety of stakeholders within the portfolio.

Interested applicants should email (only) Lofgren.Resume@mail.house.gov with a resume and cover letter.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent

Congresswoman Norma J. Torres is seeking a Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent for her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include serving as the welcoming face of the office, answering phone calls, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing interns, writing constituent mail, managing incoming and outgoing correspondence through Fireside, and general office support. In addition, this position will serve as the driver for the Member. Therefore, a clean driving record and access to a vehicle are required.  As the driver, the ideal candidate would be flexible to work outside of business hours as needed. We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic self-starter with keen attention to detail, good common-sense, possesses strong communication skills, and is willing to work long hours.  Prior Capitol Hill experience and California ties are a plus but not required.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references.  Female, minority, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY22) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent to join his Washington, DC office.

 

The Legislative Correspondent will be responsible for managing an active constituent correspondence program. Including, monitoring and sorting all incoming correspondence, drafting timely and quality letter responses, and working with the legislative and communications staff to maintain a proactive constituent outreach operation.

 

Additional responsibilities include assisting legislative staff with writing and research projects, miscellaneous administrative duties, and sometimes driving the Member.

 

Successful candidates will possess excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. They will be results-oriented, while multitasking effectively in a fast-paced environment. Previous Capitol Hill experience and knowledge of Intranet Quorum strongly preferred. New York ties and access to a vehicle a plus but not required.

 

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and two brief writing samples to NY22jobs@gmail.com

 

House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs – Professional Staff Member

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

Title: Professional Staff Member (PSM), Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA)

 

Summary: The DAMA Subcommittee (Majority Staff) seeks a PSM to assist with researching, analyzing and managing legislative and oversight issues related to veterans’ disability and burial benefits.  

 

Qualified candidates will have strong research, writing, and communications skills with a demonstrated ability to constructively work on a team, generate ideas, and develop legislative and oversight projects independently. Strong research and writing skills are necessary. Ideally, candidates will have experience in a congressional office or within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

            

Exceptional candidates will have a strong familiarity with any of the following:

  • VA disability programs, including initial claims and appeals;
  • Drafting and/or legal application of statute or regulation.
  • Administrative rulemaking process, including notice and comment;
  • Compensation & Pension Service, including legacy appeals and appeals modernization; 
  • Veteran burial and memorial benefits;
  • Congressional Committee process;
  • CBO scoring.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Veterans are also strongly encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience, $60-70k. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a writing sample of no more than three pages to hvactransition@gmail.com  with “DAMA Professional Staff Member” in the subject line. 

Press Assistant

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented press assistant for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include working with the Communications Director to implement a communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative staff to effectively communicate the Member’s priorities, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national reporters, local reporters in CA-43, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, assisting with social media content and website management, planning and pitching press events in DC and Los Angeles, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Hill press experience is preferred but not required. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and enjoy working on a team. Please send cover letter, resume, three references and two writing samples as one attachment to Twaun.Samuel@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director

Active, hard-working Democratic member of Illinois congressional delegation seeks Communications Director for a fast-paced office. 

 

Responsibilities include planning and implementing communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative and district staff to effectively communicate the Member’s message, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national, Chicago, and local reporters, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, overseeing paid constituent outreach (franking) budget, managing website, producing videos and social media content, and planning and promoting press events in DC and the district. 

 

Ideal applicants will have previous communications and/or Capitol Hill experience, strong writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and be team players with a good sense of humor. Women, veterans and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Spanish fluency is a plus.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as one attachment to ILCongressional.Jobs@mail.house.gov

District Director - Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36)

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is seeking applicants for a District Director based in Palm Desert, CA near Palm Springs.  The District Director will oversee management and operation of two District offices, serve as a key liaison to local organizations and elected officials, and develop and implement long-term strategic plans.  Qualified candidates will demonstrate significant management experience, strong oral and written communications skills, strategic planning abilities, self-motivation, and outreach experience to local and state organizations.  In addition, qualified candidates must have prior experience in coalition building, a thorough understanding of the federal legislative process, and in-depth knowledge of Southern CA.  The position requires the ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and the flexibility to work long hours, including nights and weekends.  Ties to California’s 36th Congressional District are preferred. 

 

To apply for the District Director position, please send cover letter and resume to CARuizJobs@mail.house.gov with “District Director” in the subject line.  Salary commensurate with experience.  This is NOT an entry-level position.  No phone calls, drop-ins or faxes. 

Rep. Pressley- Legislative Assistant Opening [COR Committee Assignment]

THE ROLE:

The Legislative Assistant manages a diverse portfolio of key issues for the office including Criminal Legal System Reform, Health Care, and supporting the member on her assignment to the Committee on Oversight and Reform. This role reports directly to the Legislative Director.

YOU:

Have experience working in public policy and advocacy and have demonstrated experience advancing legislation, monitoring the House floor and conducting research. You are committed to the progressive values of the office and enjoy working in a fast-paced setting and engaging members of the community, advocates and activists in our legislative work. You believe in shared power and cooperative governing. You have a set of professional and lived experiences that equip you well to serve the Massachusetts 7th and you believe that every person has a contribution to make to our legislative agenda.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Draft legislation, conduct research, draft talking points, speeches, memos and Congressional oversight letters in partnership with the Legislative Director;
  • Staff the Congresswoman on hearings, floor activity and events;
  • Work closely with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to effectively communicate and advance key legislative priorities and accomplishments;
  • Manage relationships with a large number of local, state and national advocates;
  • Maintains a good working relationship with the Congresswoman, staff, advocates, and constituents;
  • Works well under pressure, can manage multiple projects and in a team setting;
  • Accepts performance-based criticism and direction;
  • Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Our office prioritizes building a diverse team committed to advocating for the residents of the Massachusetts 7th. 2-5 years of policy, organizing, or advocacy experience recommended. As a practice as an office we do not require any pre-requisite degrees. Please expand on how your unique set of experiences suits you to excel in this role in your cover letter. This is not an entry level position.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Strong policy analysis skills;
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, procedures and organization of the House;
  • Demonstrated experiencing advancing legislation and proposing solutions through policy;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in the representation of the Congresswoman's position on policy issues;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with colleagues, community members, and advocates;

 WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is mainly performed in an office environment.  Noise levels are usually moderate; and
  • Ability to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy.

 COMPENSATION:

 The starting salary for the position is $60k, commensurate with experience, along with a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, federal student loan payments (terms apply) and 12 weeks of paid FMLA.


HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to ma7jobposting@gmail.com with the subject line “Legislative Assistant”

Outreach Director (West Chicago / Woodstock, IL)

The Office of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, creative, and self-motivated professional to serve as Outreach Director in her West Chicago and Woodstock offices. The ideal candidate will be a skilled listener, strong writer and communicator, self-motivated and assertive, detail-oriented and organized, responsive and accessible, and a creative problem solver.

 

The Outreach Director serves as the chief strategist and implementer of proactive, policy-focused public engagement with constituents and stakeholders in the 14th Congressional District of Illinois, including:

  • Serving as the primary office contact for the agriculture community, small businesses, and other stakeholders;
  • Managing the Representative’s Advisory Councils;
  • Spearheading a grants outreach program to bring federal resources to the District;
  • Planning and staffing public events like informational workshops, roundtables, community forums, and site visits designed to highlight the priorities of residents of the District.

 

The role requires excellent writing skills for liaising with stakeholders and drafting briefing memos and letters; proactive communication skills that strengthen teamwork; attention to detail and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple deadline-driven projects.

 

The salary for this position is $60,000. Previous outreach experience and Illinois ties are strongly preferred, but not required. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women, people of color, and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and references with “Outreach Director” in the subject line to Illinois14.DistrictJobs@gmail.com by Monday, May 11, 2020. 

Press Secretary

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Democrats seek a motivated and detail-oriented Press Secretary for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include working with the Communications Director to implement a communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative staff to effectively communicate the Committee’s priorities, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national and trade reporters, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, assisting with social media content and website management, planning and pitching press events in DC, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Hill press experience is preferred but not required. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and enjoy working on a team. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as one attachment to T&IDem.Jobs@mail.house.gov by COB on May 15, 2020.

Legislative Policy Fellow

SUMMARY: Representative Susie Lee seeks a Legislative Policy Fellow to aid the Congresswoman’s service as a Member of the House Education and Labor Committee as well as the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Responsibilities include assisting the legislative team in preparing the Congresswoman for Committee hearings; developing and planning legislative initiatives; monitoring legislative developments in-portfolio within committees and on the House floor; planning and organizing Caucus briefings and other events; and other assigned tasks. Please send a resume, cover letter and  a 1-2 page writing sample to nv03resumes@gmail.com with “Legislative Policy Fellow” in the subject line. No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A demonstrated understanding of domestic policy areas (focus on education/health/veterans issues a plus)
  • Knowledge of the bill and amendment introduction process is a plus;
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, self-motivation, and organizational skills are a must;
  • Western ties are a plus.

 

Ideally, the fellow would be part of the team full-time and have a graduate degree and/or some professional experience.  Highly talented graduate students, who are currently studying public health, public policy, public administration, law, medicine or another relevant field, and can commit to no less than 30 hours/week, will be considered.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director of Constituent Services

Southern California Democrat seeks a Director of Constituent Services. Job responsibilities include: acting as the representative for the Member; answering casework correspondence; meeting with constituents; serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies; screening and referring cases, when appropriate, to other district offices; preparing reports for the District Director on pending cases; assessing casework for problems requiring legislative action; and making recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff.
The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, friendly, has strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and a second language. Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, or Korean. Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are also required. This position will have a significant focus on casework and facilitating communications between constituents and federal agencies. A successful candidate for this position will be empathetic, has the ability to actively listen, problem-solve, and be comfortable documenting casework progression in a database. Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of case work experience for a Member of Congress. Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in social work. Southern California ties are a plus.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to dd45lb@gmail.com with “Director of Constituent Services” in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Communications Director

Active, hard-working Member of House Leadership seeks an outstanding Communications Director for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include planning and implementing communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative and district staff to effectively communicate the Member’s message, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national and local reporters, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, managing website, producing videos and social media content, planning and pitching press events in DC and the district, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Ideal applicants will have Hill press experience, strong writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and a good sense of humor. Connecticut ties are a plus. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as one attachment to CTCommsJob@gmail.com.

Congressman Andy Levin seeks Communications Director

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) seeks an experienced, creative and highly motivated Communications Director to lead media and outreach efforts based in his Washington, D.C. office.

 

An ideal candidate will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Congressman and staff as part of his senior leadership team;
  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines;
  • Have experience overseeing or executing a digital/social media program;
  • Think strategically and creatively;
  • Have a strong record of advocating for progressive values;
  • Be willing to work irregular hours including some nights and weekends;
  • Have relationships with local and national reporters, editors, producers, bookers and social media influencers; and
  • Have sound judgement, a positive attitude and sense of humor.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for the Congressman;
  • Developing and executing a communications strategy in collaboration with the legislative, outreach, district and operations teams;
  • Proactively engaging in media outreach, including pitching local, state and national press, and fielding press inquiries;
  • Managing the development of press releases, speeches and op-eds;
  • Developing and seeking out content for the digital/social media program;
  • Supervising a Deputy Communications Director and a Digital Media intern;
  • Preparing and staffing the Congressman for press events and media interviews; and
  • Working collaboratively with DC and district staff to ensure a strong local media presence.

 

This is a senior level position, and a minimum of three years of communications experience as a press secretary or communications director is required. Hill experience preferred. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Michigan and/or district ties are a plus.

 

Qualified candidates should include in their application: cover letter, resume, three writing samples (including one set of talking points) and three references. 

 

Please send applications to MI09.Jobs@mail.house.gov with “Communications Director” in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins please.

Press Secretary / Digital Director

The Committee on House Administration seeks a Press Secretary/Digital Director. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and detail-orientated, with experience in digital media strategy, graphic design, web design, and video editing. This is not an entry-level position.

Daily tasks include managing the Committee’s social media platforms and websites; graphic design; video editing; web design; daily press clips; drafting statements, releases, op-Eds and advisories; and planning and organizing official committee activities. The ideal candidate will be creative, have a strong proficiency in crafting social media content and be a detail-oriented team player. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential.  Capitol Hill experience is preferred, but not required.

The Committee is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and an example of a previous digital media or graphic design project to Resume.CHADEM@mail.house.gov and include “Press Secretary/Digital Director” in the subject line. 

Scheduler in Rep Kuster's Office

Congresswoman Annie Kuster seeks a positive, highly-organized and motivated Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. Office.


Scheduler will be responsible for managing the Member’s Washington and District calendars, organizing and evaluating all meeting requests, coordinating the Member’s travel arrangements and maintaining the short-term and long-term schedules. Qualified candidates will have strong written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude and an ability to respond quickly and effectively to changes in the Member’s schedule.

 

This is not an entry-level position; at least one year of Capitol Hill experience is required, and New England ties are a plus. Candidates should email a one-page cover letter and one-page resume with the subject line “Scheduler” to Hill.Jobs@mail.house.gov. Application Deadline is Monday, May 4, 2020 COB.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

 

Congressman Donald Norcross Seeks Scheduler

Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-1) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Scheduler in a team-oriented office. Ideal candidates will have scheduling experience with a Congressional office, political campaign, or a similarly fast-paced organization. Essential strengths include attention to detail, ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment, sound judgement, strong communication skills and superb organization. Responsibilities include maintaining Member’s daily and long term schedule both in Washington and New Jersey, working with a variety of stakeholders to balance the Member’s time between commitments, evaluating incoming meeting requests and invitations, ensuring that briefing materials are provided for each event and meeting, coordinating all travel arrangements, assisting with office management responsibilities, and performing other duties as required. New Jersey ties are preferred. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a resume, writing sample, and references in a single PDF document to cd1jobs@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” as the subject line.

Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

The Office of Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) seeks a Legislative Assistant to manage an active domestic portfolio of issues related to: appropriations; transportation and infrastructure; budget; housing; labor; oversight and government reform; and financial services.  Responsibilities include crafting policy positions, legislation, and amendments; drafting talking points; working with relevant committee and Member office staff; and building relationships with constituent groups and advocacy organizations. This role will also be expected to contribute to COVID-19 related projects.

Applicants should have previous Capitol Hill experience.  Strong applicants will also have experience authoring legislation and/or amendments and be familiar with committee and floor procedures.  Applicants must be team-oriented self-starters with demonstrated writing, verbal, and organizational skills, as well as sharp political instincts

This is not an entry-level position; previous legislative experience in relevant issues is required.

The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  New Jersey ties are a plus.    

Qualified candidates should submit their applications (resume, cover letter, references, and a one-page writing sample) to resumes.nj11@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line by April 15, 2020.  No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please. Please note that the application process will be conducted remotely, in accordance with current social distancing guidelines.

Press Intern

The Office of Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) seeks a creative and highly motivated press intern to assist a fast-paced communications team in the Summer 2020 semester.

 

Primary responsibilities will include: compiling press clippings, creating and updating press lists, drafting social media content, and other writing projects. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Previous internship experience and Illinois ties are a plus. This is a paid position. Please send a resume, a cover letter, two short writing samples, and availability to Jade.Means@mail.house.gov. Please apply by April 10th

Press Secretary/Communications Director

The Office of Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence seeks a Press Secretary/Communications Director for her Washington, D.C. office. Core responsibilities include: responding to media inquiries; drafting press releases and talking points; preparing op-eds and statements for Michigan and national media; organizing press events in Michigan and Washington, D.C.; coordinating and staffing the Congresswoman for interviews and press events; and overseeing digital and social media.

 

This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates will have strong writing skills, prior press/media and graphic design experience, familiarity with the political press environment, and the ability to work well individually, as well as in a collaborative environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ties to Michigan, or the Midwest, are a plus.

 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and media portfolio to mi14district@gmail.com by March 29, 2020. Drop-ins and phone calls are not accepted.

MI-13 Congressional Internship – Fall 2020

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) is accepting applications for Fall internships in her Washington, DC Office and Detroit Neighborhood Service Center. This internship allows college students and recent graduates an opportunity to gain direct knowledge of how a congressional office functions and see the inner workings that are required to best serve the constituents of the Michigan 13th Congressional District. Many congressional interns have used their experience to further their interests and careers in public service, government and more. The Office of Congresswoman Tlaib is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

Duties:

Washington, DC
In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students and recent college graduates. All internships are paid, and interns gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. In Washington, DC interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

District
In the Neighborhood Service Center, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework or work on District-based projects of importance. District internships are also paid. Hours will vary based on district events and meetings.

Qualifications:
Candidates for the internship program must:
• Be an undergraduate, graduate or recently graduated student
• Be able to work between 20-40 hours a week
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Have an interest in the metro Detroit Region
• Have an interest in communications, policy, public or community service

While not required, residents of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply (Detroit, Ecorse, Garden City, Highland Park, Inkster, Melvindale, Redford, River Rouge, Romulus, Wayne, Westland, Dearborn Heights).

Schedule:
While an intern is expected to complete a full semester, we are very flexible in scheduling around academic affairs and commitments. Fall internships should begin in August and end in December.

Compensation:
$15.00 per hour

To Apply: Email a Resume and Cover Letter attached as a pdf file to Rashida.Internships@mail.house.gov. Title the subject line of the email, “first name, last name, DC or District Office, Fall 2020, Intern Application” Application Deadline is May 26, 2020.

Office of Susie Lee Seeking Fellow

SUMMARY: Representative Susie Lee seeks a Legislative Policy Fellow to aid the Congresswoman’s service as a Member of the House Education and Labor Committee as well as the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Responsibilities include assisting the legislative team in preparing the Congresswoman for Committee hearings; developing and planning legislative initiatives; monitoring legislative developments in-portfolio within committees and on the House floor; planning and organizing Caucus briefings and other events; and other assigned tasks. Please send a resume, cover letter and  a 1-2 page writing sample to nv03resumes@gmail.com with “Legislative Policy Fellow” in the subject line by April 15, 2020. No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A demonstrated understanding of domestic policy areas (focus on education/health/veterans issues a plus)
  • Knowledge of the bill and amendment introduction process is a plus;
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, self-motivation, and organizational skills are a must;
  • Western ties are a plus.

 

Ideally, the fellow would be part of the team full-time and have a graduate degree and/or some professional experience.  Highly talented graduate students, who are currently studying public health, public policy, public administration, law, medicine or another relevant field, and can commit to no less than 30 hours/week, will be considered.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

MLA Opening

Congresswoman Speier seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle military issues, foreign policy, and intelligence, including the Member’s chairwomanship of the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel subcommittee. The candidate should have a strong interest in creating change in the military through research, oversight, and legislation. This is not an entry-level job—knowledge of national security issues and previous Hill experience are required. Familiarity with military personnel issues and the National Defense Authorization Act process strongly preferred.

 

Candidates should possess exceptional communications and writing skills, familiarity with the legislative process, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines. We are seeking a self-starter who can both support ongoing projects and propose new directions.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining an inclusive, diverse, and respectful work environment.  Interested candidates should email (no calls please) a cover letter and resume to CA14Jobs@mail.house.gov no later than Tuesday, March 24th. 

Rep. Norma Torres seeks Staff Assistant with Spanish Fluency

Congresswoman Norma J. Torres is seeking a Staff Assistant for her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include serving as the welcoming face of the office, answering phone calls, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing interns, and general office support. Fluency in Spanish is required.  In addition, the Staff Assistant will serve as one of the drivers for the Member.  Therefore, a clean driving record and access to a vehicle are also required.  The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter with keen attention to detail, good common-sense, possesses strong communication skills, and is willing to work long hours.  Prior Capitol Hill experience and California ties are a plus but not required.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, and two references.  Female, minority, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Rep. Jimmy Gomez Seeks Scheduler

The Office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) seeks a Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing and maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term calendar in D.C., working with a variety of stakeholders to balance the Member’s time between commitments, ensure the Member is provided with briefing materials for each event and meeting, assisting with office management responsibilities, and performing other duties as required. Capitol Hill and/or executive assistant experience is preferred. The ideal candidate would be detail-oriented, able to juggle multiple tasks at once, have excellent interpersonal skills, be a problem solver, understand the logistics of travel among various time zones and be able to handle last minute changes to the Member’s schedule.

 

This position can involve long hours while the Member is in Washington, D.C. This position will report directly to the Chief of Staff and will require availability by phone and email on weekends and evenings.

 

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, references in a single PDF file to Gomez.Jobs@mail.house.gov, with the subject line “Scheduler – Last Name.”

Staff Assistant

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) seeks an enthusiastic, professional and well-organized Staff Assistant to serve in his Washington, DC, office.  Responsibilities include managing the front office, greeting visitors, answering phone calls, processing flag and tour requests, supervising interns, driving the Congressman as needed, assisting with the constituent correspondence operation; and providing support to the Congressman and staff.  Successful candidates will possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills; an ability to thrive in a face-paced environment; and a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record. Internship or other Hill experience is preferred.  Rhode Island ties are a plus.  Sense of humor is a must! 

 

Please email your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to RI02Hiring@mail.house.gov.  This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. No calls or drop-ins, please.

Communications Director

Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA), a Member of the House Armed Services and Education and Labor Committees, seeks a proactive Communications Director to be based in her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include responding to media inquiries; writing press releases, speeches, and interview preparation materials; pitching stories to Massachusetts and national media to advance the Congresswoman’s message; overseeing the office’s social media strategy and accounts, as well as an aggressive constituent email program; managing a DC-based Digital Press Assistant; and organizing press events in DC and Massachusetts. Qualified candidates possess strong writing skills, on-the-record experience, are self-motivated, have prior experience in political communications, and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines. This is not an entry-level position.  Periodic travel to Massachusetts is expected.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Massachusetts or New England ties and familiarity with national, regional and local media outlets are positives. No calls or drop-ins, please.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, and at least two writing samples to ma03hiring@gmail.com

Rep. Takano seeks Staff Assistant/Press Assistant

Congressman Mark Takano is seeking an organized, detail-oriented individual to serve in the position of Staff Assistant/Press Assistant in a fast-paced and highly collaborative Capitol Hill office. As staff assistant, this person will provide administrative support to the staff, recruit and manage the office interns, greet visitors, answer phones, respond to constituent requests for services including tours, and staff the Congressman at events, some of which will be during the evening. As press assistant, they will help maintain the office’s digital media presence, draft content, design graphics and edit video. An ideal candidate will have experience with graphic design software and video editing. Capitol Hill experience and/or California ties are preferred, but not required. 

The Office of Congressman Mark Takano is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The salary range for the position is $35,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a resume to 
Job.ResumesCA41@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant

Congresswoman Norma J. Torres is seeking a Staff Assistant for her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include serving as the welcoming face of the office, answering phone calls, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing interns, and general office support. Fluency in Spanish is required.  In addition, the Staff Assistant will serve as one of the drivers for the Member.  Therefore, a clean driving record and access to a vehicle are also required.  The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter with keen attention to detail, good common-sense, possesses strong communication skills, and is willing to work long hours.  Prior Capitol Hill experience and California ties are a plus but not required.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, and two references.  Female, minority, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent

Congressman Bill Foster seeks a full-time Staff Assistant/Legislative correspondent in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing the front office; managing the intern program including recruiting, hiring, and onboarding; sorting mail; answering phones; processing flag requests; compiling daily news clips; booking and coordinating constituent tours of DC; drafting responses to constituent mail and other administrative tasks. Position may include assisting the legislative staff with administrative work.


Ideal candidates will have relevant experience, be well organized and comfortable working collaboratively with a fast paced team. A sense of humor and Illinois ties are a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of the district that we serve. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and one short writing sample to IL11.Jobs@mail.house.gov. Please include SA/LC in the email subject line. No walk-ins or phone calls.

Legislative Director

Progressive Member of House Democratic Leadership and the Appropriations Committee seeks an experienced Legislative Director (LD). The LD manages and mentors the legislative team to advance the Member’s broad legislative agenda, including significant work in the areas of foreign policy and national security, global health, poverty, and reproductive rights and justice.  The LD works closely with the Chief of Staff, Communications team, and District Director to ensure the legislative strategy is reflected in all aspects of the overall office operations.  This is not an entry level position. Required skills include: outstanding communications skills, ability to work in a dynamic team environment, knowledge of House operations and procedures, an understanding of the budget and appropriations process, and foreign policy and national security policy experience. The successful candidate will have at least five years of legislative experience, including management experience. Salary commensurate with experience. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or expression, or sexual orientation. We strongly value the diversity of our staff. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Director” in the subject line.

District Director


Southern California Democrat seeks District Director to oversee all operations of the district offices, including the development and implementation of policy objectives, strategies and operating plans, as well as direct all activities and staff of the district offices. This position is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and managing district staff and ensures that district staff complies with office policies, practices, and procedures; represents the Member and/or assigns appropriate staff to do so at events or functions through the district as needed.


 


Responsibilities include strategizing, developing, and implementing district communications and outreach plan for constituents, including casework management. This individual also serves as the primary liaison between the Congresswoman and constituents and special interest groups in the district; and, acts as an advisor for the Congresswoman on local concerns, district issues and politics, and other developments throughout the region.


 


Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of management experience, a strong ability to provide necessary organization, leadership and motivation to manage a Congressional office; excellent oral and written communication skills; and thorough knowledge of the legislative process. The ideal candidate is energetic, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, politically astute, and willing to work long hours (including evenings and weekends) in a fast-paced and demanding setting. Spanish fluency and Southern California ties are a plus.


 


Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and appropriate writing samples to CA26Resumes@gmail.com with just “District Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, faxes, or walk-ins, please. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Legislative Director

The Office of Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) is seeking candidates for the Legislative Director position in our office. The LD is responsible for managing and supervising the legislative team; developing and executing the legislative plan; ensuring legislative goals and projects are completed and deadlines are met; working closely with the Legislative Correspondent on the mail program; and working closely with other department heads to advance the office’s goals. The successful candidate will be a capable supervisor and mentor, extremely organized, an excellent writer and editor, a proactive self-starter, dependable and someone who is able to fit in with our close-knit team. The position requires non-traditional work hours and close communication when the House or Committee is in session.

The LD will also staff the Congressman on the Appropriations Committee, handle a legislative portfolio including immigration, Homeland Security, transportation, housing and other issues as assigned and serve as the liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).

The ideal candidate will have ties to California’s Inland Empire, Spanish language skills, and at least five years of Congressional experience, with bonus points for direct Appropriations Committee experience. The salary range for the position is $80,000 to $95,000 a year, depending on experience. Our office offers student loan repayment, transit benefits and compensation time in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.

Our office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. People of color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Please submit your application using this form. If you have any questions please call our office at (202) 225-3201.