Monday, May 7, 2012
US House Vacancy List -- May 7th, 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 May 7, 2012 MEM-028-12 Legislative Assistant - Responsibilities include managing and handling issues that include but are not limited to Federal-District of Columbia issues, Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor policy. Other responsibilities include preparation of materials for hearings and amendments; assisting in the drafting of legislation, floor statements, statements for the congressional record, questions for witnesses; researching and analyzing issues; and answering constituent mail. This is a fast-paced office where the legislative assistant works with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to develop and implement the Member’s legislative strategy in his/her issue area. The ideal candidate will be a highly energetic, motivated and organized individual with strong interpersonal abilities who can manage multiple tasks, and work well under pressure. Required qualifications include a law degree; excellent writing, analytical and advocacy skills and the ability to work well under pressure are essential. Candidate must be a resident of the District of Columbia or be willing to move to DC. A letter of interest, resume and two brief writing samples should be submitted to: (202) 225-1129 (FAX) or DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov. MEM-026-12 U.S. - CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION SENIOR POLICY ANALYST, MILITARY & SECURITY ISSUES Do you have expertise in China’s global and regional activities and relationships, its political, military, security, diplomatic, and commercial systems, and other related topics? Know how Congress works? Are you interested in China’s: military; security; diplomatic; commercial; strategic resource acquisition activities; domestic energy consumption; and other issues? Do you have the experience and ability to present information clearly and concisely; strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to accurately and thoroughly analyze data and make informed, critical judgments on a variety of issues; and the ability to lead, motivate and manage a small, dynamic professional team? The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has an immediate opening for a Senior Analyst dealing with military and security issues. The Commission, now in its tenth year, is an independent agency established by Congress to advise it on policy toward China. The bi-partisan Commission holds hearings, conducts research, briefs members of Congress and their staffs and produces a 300-page annual report with policy recommendations. The job is intellectually demanding and requires individual initiative and an ability to monitor and report on current events. Strong writing and communications skills are absolutely essential. If interested, checkout the USCC website at http://www.uscc.gov/jobopportunities.php for more details and the application procedure. 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. INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of May 7, 2012 MEM-027-12 Indiana Congressman André Carson is seeking current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time Summer Semester Internship. 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, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, but interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. Those with ties to Indiana or the 7th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter detailing availability, two short writing samples and at least 2 references to: In07Internship@mail.house.gov. MEM-025-12 UNPAID INTERNSHIPS: Conservative Republican Congressman seeks interns; staggered start dates, positions available immediately. Start/stop dates are very flexible. Positions may involve constituent care and contact, press assignments, research/legislative assignments, giving tours of the Capitol, and assisting staff in a million incidental and unforeseeable ways. We try to match our needs to the Intern's interests and aptitudes. Appointees will gain valuable experience in House functions and learn first-hand how the hippest and most dynamic office on The Hill operates. Conservatives with solid pro-life beliefs and strong work ethic will be a good fit. Candidates please send a letter of interest with resume, references, and some type of writing sample to HillInternship11@Gmail.com. MEM-024-12 Pennsylvania Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz is seeking current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time Summer Health Policy Internship. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the health aide with day-to-day duties as well as other staff. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, but interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. Those with ties to Pennsylvania or the 13th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply, but all are welcome to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter detailing availability, two short writing samples to 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. 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