Monday, July 25, 2011 25th, 2011--includes US Senate Listings

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Deputy Scheduler - Democratic Senator seeking proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented person with strong writing skills to fill Deputy Scheduler position. The DS works closely with the Executive Assistant/Scheduler as well as legislative, press and state staff members. DS will assist in maintaining the Senator’s daily and long-range schedules, including organizing invitations for the Senator, seeking staff recommendations on meeting requests and invitations for the Senator, and following up with timely RSVPs or regrets. DS is responsible for scheduling all constituent meetings in Washington for legislative staff members and overseeing room reservations for events and meetings. DS also assists in collecting, organizing, and delivering Senator’s daily briefing materials, as well as coordinating the Senator’s travel. DS prepares, edits, and tracks Senator’s outgoing written correspondence and assists with Senator’s phone calls as needed. Ideal candidate will have minimum of 1 year experience in an administrative or other similar role, preferably on Capitol Hill. Candidate must also have excellent organizational skills, discretion, and the ability to think and react quickly to challenging situations. Flexible work hours required when Senate is in session. Ability to occasionally drive Senator to local events in DC a requirement. Please email resumes


Senate Committee seeks experienced Systems Administrator to oversee computer operations for Majority and Minority offices. Responsibilities include administration and maintenance of LAN and physical networks; determining system requirements to meet the IT needs of the office; troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the network, desktop devices, and other office equipment; providing blackberry and ipad support; setting up new user accounts; ensuring Committee systems integrity through continual monitoring of critical updates and virus definitions; researching new technologies; and maintaining office equipment inventory. Experience with Windows, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Symantec Antivirus required; knowledge of ADMA Enterprise and Photoshop helpful. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, maintain composure under pressure, and be able to prioritize and balance multiple projects. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Democratic Veteran Affairs Committee member is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle committee work and other policy issues. Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills and be able to think analytically and innovatively on policy matters. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to public service and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Experience with veterans and/or military issues preferred but not required. Hill experience a plus.Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is seeking a non-partisan Staff Editor. Specific responsibilities may include: overseeing the compiling and printing of all hearing transcripts, making sure that all items (prepared statements, graphics, submissions for the record) are in the proper electronic format ready for our Government Printing Office (GPO) detailee to merge them into the official hearing transcript. The candidate will also be responsible for all final edits before sending to GPO to print; supervise the work of one GPO detailee, do legislative research for hearing compilation and assist other staff as well as constituents. Hill experience is preferred, but not required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to with the subject line “Staff Editor Job Referral”.


Democratic Senator, prominent in health care issues, seeks health LA for proactive office. Extensive experience, preferably with Finance Committee, and familiarity with new health reform law essential. This is not an entry level position. Successful candidate must be able to juggle multiple tasks, generate ideas, and possess strong writing skills. Equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senator Schumer’s DC office is seeking diligent, enthusiastic and organized undergraduate students for unpaid legislative internships during the upcoming fall semester. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process, while developing an understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on various issues. Interns available to start mid-August with full-time availability and New York ties are strongly preferred. Interested candidates please send resume, a cover letter indicating your weekly availability, a reference list and a 3 to 5 page writing sample and application available at to the number listed.


Democratic Senator seeks motivated and energetic individual for Legislative Assistant position handling taxes, budget, judiciary, telecommunications, and other issues. Qualified candidates will have deep knowledge of these issues as well as strong writing and analytical skills. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to public service and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senate Democrat seeks experienced New Media Press Secretary to develop and manage social media and online communications strategies. The New Media press secretary is responsible for increasing the Senator's digital presence while expanding a network of online supporters through the creative use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, the Senator's official website, targeted email campaigns and blogger outreach. The ideal candidate for the position will offer several years of communications experience -- campaign, government or private sector -- that focuses on social media and online grassroots organizing. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate proven success in working in highly integrated environments that include communications, policy and political staff. Some traditional press secretary responsibilities round out the portfolio. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Majority Oversight & Investigations Office is seeking two full-time, unpaid Law Clerks for fall 2011. The position offers law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. Law Clerks will assist Committee staff in conducting document review, policy and legal research, drafting memoranda, contributing to reports and preparing for hearings. Qualifications: Applicants must be current law students or recent graduates who demonstrate outstanding research abilities, work well in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience in government is not required, but candidates should have a general understanding of the legislative process. Applicants should be available full-time throughout the fall. Interested applicants should apply for this position by emailing a cover letter, resume and writing sample to by Friday, July 29. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.


Senate Select Committee on Ethics seeks staff counsel with significant investigative or trial experience. Candidates must possess superior analytic and oral/written communication skills and should have at least five years of experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to 202-224-7416 or email


Maryland Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary for busy media office. Duties will include, but are not limited to, writing press releases and other media deliverables, staffing events, pitching and developing relationships with members of the press and generally supporting the Senator’s press operations. Previous Hill OR outside communications experience a must. Degree in communications or journalism and Maryland ties preferred. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two brief writing samples to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Moderate Democratic Senator is seeking a Press Assistant with sound political judgment, ability to multitask, and strong writing background. The Press Assistant is critical to successful execution of daily press operations and will be responsible for: tracking media coverage and trends; managing the official website and social media accounts; researching and maintaining press contact lists; helping to develop multimedia content; assisting press team with drafting/editing press releases, website content and other press materials. Ideal candidate is a dependable team-player who possesses a strong work-ethic, initiative and high attention to detail. Please send cover letter, resume, two one-page writing samples and references to with “PRESS ASSISTANT” in the subject line.


Democratic Senator seeks a Systems Administrator to oversee computer systems in DC and State offices. Responsibilities include determining hardware, software and system requirements to meet the IT needs of the office, maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the network, desktop devices, and other office equipment, and providing blackberry support. Knowledge of Intranet Quorum and Enterprise is recommended. Candidates should be well-organized, dependable and flexible, and able to balance multiple-tasks as well as maintain composure under pressure. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong aptitude for training staff on computer applications and have strong oral and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senator Carper is seeking a Professional Staff Member to cover cyber security and homeland security issues on his active Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee staff. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of and background in the cyber security and homeland security issues before the committee, be self-motivated, and possess excellent writing skills. Responsibilities would include developing and advancing legislation and staffing Senator Carper at hearings. Hill experience is preferred.Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Democratic Senator seeks a personable, dependable and professional Staff Assistant for a very busy front office in Washington, DC. Duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, greeting visitors, arranging tours and distributing faxes. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, be fluent in Spanish, and be able to work in a team environment. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Democratic Senator is looking for a Communications Director to manage national and in-state communications operations. The position is based in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. The ability to manage staff and integrate press operations with policy and political staff in a fast-moving work environment is imperative. This is a senior position. Applicants must have strong references who will attest to prior success as a communications director in legislative and governmental offices. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior Member of the Senate seeks experienced counsel or professional staffer to develop and implement Senator’s domestic policy agenda including judiciary, labor, education and consumer issues. Responsibilities include developing, drafting and promoting legislation and other initiatives. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the field as well as law or other advanced degree. Congressional experience a strong plus. Excellent opportunities for professional growth. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to


Northwest Democratic Senator seeks a Deputy Press Secretary for an active press office. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, with a thirst for legislative details and an aptitude for putting them into English. In other words, if you would take offense at being called a “policy wonk” this isn’t the job for you. Day-to-day responsibilities will include responding to media requests, drafting press releases, op-eds, talking points and content for the website; but the successful candidate will also be able to recognize press opportunities and will work with the Press Secretary and Communications Director to best capitalize on them. While this will be an opportunity to develop and grow as a media professional, this is not an entry-level position. A minimum of 3 years experience in government, media and/or communications is required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, writing samples and a cover letter detailing their interest in the position to: (All inquiries regarding this position should be submitted via email.) This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression


Moderate Democratic office is looking for a Legislative Assistant to cover banking, financial services, housing and trade issues. Ideal candidates should have related Hill or private sector experience. Applicants should be highly-motivated, independent, and possess good analytical and writing skills. Please send resume to


Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking attorneys with banking or housing law experience. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and at least 3 years of private practice or regulatory experience. No Capitol Hill experience required. Please email resume to:


Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, dynamic communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a strong track record of building relationships with print and broadcast media, experience in implementing new media strategies, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include working with reporters, editors and producers; drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds; and developing new media content. On-record experience required and Hill experience preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington, D.C. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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


Senior Democrat, prominent in health care issues, seeks highly skilled health policy player for active personal office. Successful candidate must be able to generate ideas – large and small – and possess strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous Hill experience preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please email resume to:


Moderate Democratic Senator seeks communications professional to serve as Deputy Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build upon innovative new media strategies. Duties include supervision of the daily news clips; hands-on role in maintaining the Senator’s new media presence; developing website content; and drafting and editing news releases, talking points and op-eds. Experience working with web development, social networking tools, video production and mass e-mail communication is required. Duties also include planning and staffing the Senator for Washington and in-state media events, as well as regular in-state travel. This is not an entry-level position: at least two years of professional communications experience is required, and on-the-record or Hill experience is preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to



POSITION: Two (2) Field Organizer(s), Michigan Democratic Party

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Political Organizing Director, undertakes organizing activity on behalf of the Party, including but not limited to building and maintaining relationships with elected Democratic officials, state and local Party organizations, constituency groups and allied organizations; planning and executing organizing efforts; training of Party members and activists; candidate recruitment and training; voter registration, education, and issues conferences. During the six months prior to November in a General Election year, duties may be changed to include working on campaigns.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment to the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party is a prerequisite. Experience in political organizing preferred. Must be organized, responsible and able to work independently under pressure in a challenging political environment. Must be willing and able to travel extensively throughout Michigan. Computer literacy required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $20,000 - $35,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Medical, dental and optical insurance and a 401 (k) pension plan. Reimbursement available for certain work-related expenses.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: Send a letter expressing interest and a resume setting forth all relevant qualifications and experience in .doc or .pdf format to Kevin Hrit, Political Organizing Director, via email at Please include your first and last name on all documents (eg. Kevin Hrit MDP Letter of Interest). All resumes must be received no later than 5pm on Friday July 15, 2011.

The Michigan Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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