Continually updated jobs listings for the DC area--mainly related to Capitol Hill.
Monday, January 10, 2011
US Senate Employment Bulletin -- January 10th, 2011
US Senate Vacancies Bulletin
Revised: January 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
Southern Democratic Senator seeks extremely organized and detail-oriented individual to serve as Scheduler. Responsibilities for this position include developing, organizing and maintaining the Senator’s daily and long-range schedule. Individual will work directly with Senator and senior staff to create the Senator’s schedule as well as keeping the Senator on time and on task, drafting correspondence, managing all aspects of the Senator’s travel and working with staff to ensure briefing materials are prepared for meetings and events. The ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, familiarity with computers, ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and be team-oriented is key. Long hours are often required in this position. Hill experience preferred. Salary range 50K – 70K. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SENIOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION STAFFER -
Senior Democratic office seeking senior health staffer to handle portfolio which includes Food and Drug issues, Affordable Care Act Implementation, Medicare and Medicaid. Experience with children’s issues also preferred. Responsibilities include developing policy, drafting legislation, staffing senior senator, managing staff, developing and preparing for hearings, draft memos, statements and speeches. Interested applicants must be team players, strong writers, work well under pressure, have the ability to multi-task and work well in a very fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Candidates with an advanced degree, minimum 10 years experience, and prior Capitol Hill experience are strongly preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Director. Responsibilities will include managing an active staff of Legislative Assistants and Legislative Correspondents, developing and implementing legislative strategy, mentoring staff, and reviewing legislative output for substance and style. Also responsible for small legislative portfolio. Previous experience as a Senate Legislative Director is strongly preferred. Senate legislative experience as a Senior LA, Senior Policy Advisor, Counsel or similar position is required. Strong writing, management and analytical skills are a must. Issue expertise in tax, budget, entitlements and energy is also a plus. Successful candidate will be an aggressive, politically savvy leader with an ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGAL CLERKSHIP -
Senator Schumer seeks law clerks for his Judiciary Committee staff for the summer of 2011. Current law students are welcome to apply for these unpaid positions. Law clerks typically conduct research and assist in drafting legislation related to topics under the Judiciary Committee’s jurisdiction, including but not limited to immigration policy, oversight of the Department of Justice and the administration of the courts (including nominations), antitrust and consumer protection, crime and the criminal justice system, and national security. Past law clerks have prepared for Supreme Court confirmation hearings, drafted questions for Committee and Subcommittee hearings, and researched a wide variety of policy issues to develop into legislation. Law clerks work closely with Senator Schumer’s Chief Counsel and other Judiciary Committee Counsels. Strong research and writing skills required. To apply, send a cover letter and résumé (as a .pdf) to Marco De León of the Senator’s staff at email@example.com.
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight (Democratic staff) seeks intern to help with ongoing investigation. Qualified candidates must possess knowledge of Excel, including familiarity with formulas and with the design and organization of large datasets. Prior experience with the contracting process is a plus. Applicant must be able to start immediately. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator in leadership from a Western state seeks highly motivated Press Assistant to work in the state office and assist aggressive DC-based press operation. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in press and possess exceptional writing skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Degree in journalism, political science, communications/PR is preferred, but not required. The candidate will be responsible for writing press releases, advancing press events, media tracking and other press related duties. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples with the words “Press Assistant Position” in the subject line to email@example.com
Moderate Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Scheduler based in his D.C. office. The Scheduler will help manage two other staffers, one based in D.C. and one based in the state office. Applicants should have prior experience scheduling in a fast-paced, dynamic office. Among other qualities, applicants must be able to: (1) juggle multiple tasks with a keen eye for detail, (2) possess exceptional organizational skills, (3) exercise mature judgment in scheduling the Senator's time, (4) be a consummate team player who can work to accommodate competing requests from colleagues and the Senator, (5) show grace under pressure, ideally with a sense of humor, (6) deal with constituents, VIPs, and others in a professional and friendly manner, and (7) successfully manage a scheduling team to meet goals/expectations. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
CONSTITUENT VISITOR ASSISTANT (PAID/PART TIME) -
Temporary position(s) available to assist Southern Republican Senate office leading tours of the United States Capitol in the spring. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, energetic, possess a positive attitude and have the capability to work with large groups in a high-paced environment. Previous experience leading tours of historic buildings is a plus but not required. Training will be provided. Qualified candidates must commit to working February 22, 2011 through May 16, 2011, including Spring break. Resumes and cover letters along with hours of availability will be received by email at email@example.com
SENIOR HEALTH POLICY ADVISOR -
The Majority Health Policy Office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is seeking a senior health policy advisor. The portfolio for this position focuses FDA issues, including the reauthorization of the user fee programs for drugs and medical devices; animal drug issues; antibiotic resistance; lab issues; personalized medicine; 340b; and implementation of the quality title and comparative effectiveness research provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Candidates with a strong knowledge of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include negotiating and drafting legislation, conducting oversight of the implementation of the health reform law, researching and developing policy, working with advocates, industry and constituents, preparing for hearings, drafting memos, speeches, and talking points. Interested applicants must be strong writers and independent self-starters who are able to multi-task and work well in a very fast-paced environment. Candidates with an advanced degree and prior Capitol Hill experience are strongly preferred. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.Our 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 sexual orientation.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks highly motivated individuals for full and part-time unpaid internship in her Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2011 semester. Students and recent college graduates from New York State are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. Applications must be emailed to Gillibrand_Internship@gillibrand.senate.gov. The application can be found on Senator Gillibrand's website at http://gillibrand.senate.gov/.
PRESS INTERNS -
Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC. Part-Time interns will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases and memos, conducting research and assisting the Communications Director with day-to-day operations of a very active press office. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of governmental process, knowledge of the Northeast, and interest in communications. If interested, please send Cover letter, Resume and References via email to SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com.