Monday, April 23, 2012
US House Jobs List -- April 23rd, 2012
House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service B-235 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-226-5836 Vacancy Bulletins are available for pick-up in the Longworth HOB – B-235 or B-227 (CAO First Call Customer Service Center) or in the CAO Human Resources Office – Ford HOB 102. To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the Vacancy Listserv visit: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of April 23, 2012 MEM-023-12 PRESS SECRETARY OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA L. FUDGE (OH-11) The Press Secretary manages and coordinates press and media activities, including media contacts, for the Congresswoman and the office, in cooperation with the Communications Director located in the District Office. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Acts as the formal spokesperson and media liaison for the Congresswoman; Develops and implements media, communications, and public relations strategies for the Congresswoman; Remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Congresswoman may be questioned; Evaluates current events and media reports in the district, the state of Ohio and the nation for their impact on the Congresswoman; Provides ideas and advice on the effect the Congresswoman's actions and legislative activities have in the media; Manages all website and new media to ensure accurate, timely availability of information; Oversees the creation and distribution of the Congresswoman’s newsletters and questionnaires; Meets attendance requirements as established by the office; Maintains a good working relationship with the Congresswoman, staff, media, and constituents; Works well under pressure and tight deadlines, and handles stress well; Accepts performance-based constructive criticism and direction; Provides timely reports of activities; and Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or a closely-related field preferred, but not required, including strong academic credentials; and at least two years of congressional experience. Alternatively, a minimum of two years of related experience or training is required. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; Strong communication skills; Understanding of and ability to manage print, broadcast, and online media; Strong new media knowledge of how to manage and maximize the Congresswoman’s new media presence; Thorough knowledge of the legislative process, procedures and organization of the Congress and the Ohio Legislature; Knowledge of legislative issues for press purposes, especially those within the Congresswoman’s legislative priorities; Ability to work cooperatively with the Legislative Team to maximize the Congresswoman’s media presence and effectiveness with the press; Knowledge of current issues and events in which the Congresswoman is involved; Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Congresswoman's position on policy issues; Strong professional contacts with national press outlets and media personalities and willingness to continuously expand contacts for the benefit of the Congresswoman; Ability to proactively anticipate the press needs of the Congresswoman; Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner; Applicants should submit their resume and two writing samples to the attention of the Chief of Staff Veleter Mazyck. Materials should be sent to Oh11resumes@mail.house.gov. MEM-022-12 Legislative Assistant. Republican House member seeks an experienced legislative assistant to handle Education and Workforce Committee work, along with healthcare, foreign affairs, immigration and other issues. Strong writing skills, creativity, and minimum two years legislative experience required. Relevant committee experience, an advanced degree, or Illinois ties a plus. Email resume and writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-017-12 Midwestern Democrat seeks Legislative Aide for his Washington, D.C. office. Duties include, but are not limited to, handling a variety of legislative issues, writing constituent correspondence and assisting the Communication Director with press work. The ideal candidate will have an interest in both legislative and press work, the ability to produce high quality writing in a timely fashion, excellent multi-tasking skills, and experience working on Capitol Hill. Iowa ties are a plus, but not required. Please send your cover letter, resume, two writing samples and three references to MidWesternDemocratAide@mail.house.gov with Legislative Aide in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins. MEM-016-12 Republican Member of the House Armed Services Committee seeks a skilled Military Legislative Assistant to cover a portfolio of legislative issues that includes defense and veterans’ affairs. Primary responsibilities will include managing HASC-related activities, briefing the Member and senior staff, building and maintaining relationships with the veteran community, reviewing responses to constituent mail, and managing defense-related initiatives on behalf of the Member. Competitive candidates will have at least two to three years of prior experience as a Legislative Assistant or in a similar position. Additionally, prior military service is highly valued. Candidate must be detail-oriented, professional, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable. Effective written communication skills are required. The position will include regular travel to military installations in the Member’s congressional district. Portfolio of issues is likely to also contain some non-defense domestic issues. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. MEM-014-12 Senior Democrat seeks an experienced, well organized Executive Assistant/Scheduler for the Washington, DC Congressional Office. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: managing the Member’s DC schedule; taking care of all logistics associated with the Member's travel to and from DC and out of state; ensuring compliance with all financial and travel disclosure rules; maintaining the Member’s contact list, records and files. The ideal candidate should have a professional demeanor, possess strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and demonstrate the ability to multi-task under pressure. In addition to having strong verbal and written communication skills, a minimum of two years prior scheduling experience is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-013-12 Congressman John W. Olver (MA-01), who is retiring at the end of this year, seeks Staff Assistant to handle front desk duties, including answering phones, greeting constituents, supervising interns and managing the office’s flag and tour services. The position also includes a some letter-writing and a few starter legislative issues. Salary: $30,500. Job includes assistance to find next position on the Hill or elsewhere as office winds down. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com to the attention of the Chief of Staff. No phone calls or walk ins. MEM-006-12 The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov. The Commission is seeking Professional Staff Members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues, including worker rights, criminal justice, freedom of residence and movement, access to justice, Xinjiang, ethnic minority rights, freedom of religion, civil society, North Korean Refugees in China, and property in China. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public. Main duties: • Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area. • Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases. • Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database. • Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables. • Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China or other foreign locations on official business. Qualifications: • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen. • Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required. • The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong. • Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered. • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team. Application Procedure: • Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via FAX at 202-226-3804. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by 11:59 PM, EST. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. • The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer. MEM-001-12 Senior Democratic Congressman on a prominent Committee seeks an experienced, energetic and creative Press Secretary to work in a fast-paced press operation. The ideal candidate should be entrepreneurial and aggressive in generating ideas that yield media coverage, promoting the Member’s agenda through traditional and social media, and raising the Member’s national profile. The Press Secretary will be responsible for all facets of daily press operation including; media strategy development and implementation; serving as primary spokesperson for national and local media; coordinating press conferences; pitching story ideas, legislative action and events; and drafting statements, releases, speeches, opinion editorials and responses to articles. This is not an entry-level position. The candidate must have previous Capitol Hill experience, extensive media contacts and background working with both print and electronic media. The Press Secretary must also seek innovative ways to increase the Member’s visibility, including expanding the use of the Member’s website and other on-line resources and developing/maintaining effective relationships with national and local media. Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to work in a high pressure, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple tasks are required. On-the-record experience preferred. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words “Press Secretary” in the subject line to email@example.com. Please cut and paste your cover letter into the body of the email. Please do not send the cover letter as an attachment. INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of April 23, 2012 MEM-020-12 Congressman Mike Honda’s office seeks a progressive, full-time, unpaid press and social (multi)media Intern in his Washington DC office for summer 2012. This is a unique opportunity for a passionate, creative and self-motivated person to join the team of one of Congress’s most prolific, progressive, and influential voices. The intern will serve as a critical member of the team helping brainstorm ideas, concepts, and projects. The work will involve exposure to national, state, and local media, particularly advocating for civil rights and covering technological developments. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring and drafting outreach statements for the Congressman’s cutting edge social media outlets; conceptualizing, executing, and editing viral videos for the web; working on drafts of press releases and op-eds; conducting research; compiling press clips; brainstorming and creating Web 2.0 content; and assisting the Communications Director and the Online Communications Director with the daily operations of a heavily active progressive Member’s office. As a member of the Budget and Appropriations committees, author of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s federal budget, and Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Rep. Honda’s press operations are one of the most proactive and robust in Congress. Applicants must work well under pressure, be technically proficient Web 2.0 programming languages; have a strong working knowledge of creative software suites such as Adobe Premiere, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and/or other related software, have excellent written and oral communications skills, and strive to create a compelling narrative that will resonate with the public. Previous experience in politics or press are not required, candidates should have an understanding of the federal government, progressive politics, experience using social media, and a communications/writing background. While this internship is dedicated to communications, the intern will be expected to assist with front office duties such as answering phones, sorting mail, greeting visitors, and other administrative tasks. Candidates with CA-15 or California ties are preferred. If interested, please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample via email to Madeline.firstname.lastname@example.org MEM-019-12 House Democrat Seeks Tech Policy Fellow. A member of the House Judiciary and Armed Services Committees seeks a Technology Policy Fellow to assist legislative staff with initiatives pertaining to digital privacy and cybersecurity. A law degree or an advanced degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred, but not required. An undergraduate degree in a relevant field is required. Candidates should have an in-depth understanding of digital privacy and/or cybersecurity issues and a basic understanding of the legislative process in the U.S. Congress. Candidate should be expected to provide general support, research, and writing support to the legislative staff across all issue areas. This position is unpaid and minimum time commitment may be required. Specific duties will include: - Assist legislative staff with research and development of legislation related to digital privacy and cybersecurity. - Monitor breaking developments and longer-term trends in the press and social media regarding issues at the "electronic frontier." - Work closely with advocacy groups in Washington and across the country to develop policy proposals. - Engage executive branch agencies to conduct oversight of the Federal government's technology, surveillance, and cybersecurity policies. Please submit cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and grades to email@example.com. MEM-018-12 A moderate California Democrat is now accepting applications for internship positions available for Spring/Summer 2012. Specifically, the start date would be April 30th through at least June 8th. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include: attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, giving Capitol tours, doing legislative research, and various other tasks. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to multi-task, and have an interest in the legislative and governmental process. Interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience, as well as have access to many unique networking opportunities. California ties are preferred, but not required. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-015-12 Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-39) is currently accepting applications from current college students and recent graduates for unpaid Press Internship in Washington, DC, to begin in May for the summer term. Intern will be responsible for compiling press clips; helping answer reporter inquiries; organizing media events and press conferences; assisting with press releases and memos; conducting research; and assisting Communications Director with day-to-day operations in active press office. Successful applicants work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communications skills, have a good sense of humor, and are eager to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates need a basic understanding of government, knowledge of California, and interest in communications. If interested, please email cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com. MEM-012-12 Immediate Internship Opportunity – A Republican Congressman from California is currently looking for unpaid to begin immediately and continue through May 30, 2012. Daily duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, distributing mail, conducting Capitol tours for constituents, attending hearings and briefings, and assisting legislative staff with various projects. Ideal candidates should possess excellent oral and written skills and be comfortable in a fast-paced working environment. California ties are preferred, but not necessary. If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-008-12 Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) is seeking highly-motivated, self-starting, and detail-orientated individuals for its spring Internship program. Main responsibilities include researching legislative issues; drafting floor statements, constituent correspondence letters, and press releases; answering phones; organizing the mail; covering Congressional hearings and briefings; providing general office support; and handling special projects as assigned. The internship is unpaid. Work may qualify for academic credit, depending on the requisites of the college or university. Positions are currently available. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Laure Fabrega at email@example.com. MEM-007-12 Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) seeks a highly motivated, full-time Intern for spring 2012 who can start immediately. Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties. Administrative tasks include assisting the staff assistant with answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, entering data, and drafting correspondence. Legislative support includes performing research, drafting public statements, prepping materials for hearings, attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and other congressional offices, and a host of various special projects. Candidates should be professional and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Ties to California’s 9th Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Transportation and all related travel expenses associated with the interview and hiring process must be paid by the applicant. Moving and related relocation expenses are not available. Continued employment with Officers and the Inspector General of the House of Representatives is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will.