Tuesday, May 29, 2012
US House Vacancy Listing -- May 28th, 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 28, 2012 MEM-034-12 Southern Republican Member seeks Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent to greet visitors, answer the telephone and respond to constituent requests for general information, tours and the Member’s position on legislation. The position oversees the office’s mail system, including processing constituent mail, drafting responses to constituent requests for information, and writing targeted letters and electronic newsletters. In addition, the position oversees the office intern program, including the hiring, training and managing of semester-based interns, and has front office responsibilities. While in session, early mornings and/or late evenings are required. Must be tactful, professional, and detail-oriented. Must work well under pressure and short deadlines. Prior Hill experience and knowledge of IQ strongly preferred. Qualified candidates should email a resume and writing sample to GOPLegislativeCorrespondent@gmail.com MEM-031-12 Legislative Assistant: Texas Democrat seeks a hard-working, highly organized, energetic, detail-oriented and experienced legislative staffer. Must be able to manage and complete multiple challenging tasks on a regular basis. Potential candidates should have excellent writing and verbal skills coupled with some knowledge of social media. A bachelor’s degree with at least one year of legislative experience on the Hill is required. The ideal candidate will have experience working under pressure, working as a team player, a sense of humor and the ability to work flexible hours. Experience with iConstituent is a plus, but not required. Please send cover letter and resume to TXResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins please. MEM-030-12 Republican House member seeks hard-working individual responsible for managing Congressman’s schedule, coordinating travel, office management and limited legislative correspondent duties drafting letters regarding policy positions. Ability to multi-task is key. Ideal candidates will be well-organized, detail-oriented and have previous experience on the Hill. Familiarity with iConstituent software is preferred. Please send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of May 28, 2012 MEM-033-12 Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey [CA-06] is now accepting applications for full or part time Fall unpaid Interns in her Washington, D.C. office. This position provides exposure to the legislative process while developing a strong understanding of how a Congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities include answering phones, leading tours of the Capitol, opening and sorting mail and faxes, and the potential to assist legislative staff with research and correspondence. Ideally, we would like a three-month commitment, beginning in August or September and ending in November-December. Applicants should be energetic, committed and have excellent communication skills. California ties are a plus! Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-032-12 The Republican Majority staff of the Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives is now accepting applications for unpaid, and possible paid, Internships. The Committee is currently seeking to fill positions for the Summer. Responsibilities include: assisting Committee staff, supporting hearings, answering phones, greeting visitors, and research. Interns will be assigned special projects as needed. The ideal candidate will be motivated, mature, detail oriented and possess the ability to multi-task. This is an excellent opportunity for a college student or recent graduate looking to gain experience working on Capitol Hill. It is preferred that interns are able to work full time, from approximately 9:00am-5:30pm. Candidates should attach their resume and paste the cover letter into the body of an email, and send it to email@example.com. MEM-029-12 The office of Congressman Buck McKeon (CA 25), Chairman, of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns to fill positions for Summer/Fall 2012. Will need applicants to fill slots for August through December. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars that interest you. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Applicants must be able to make a minimum commitment of four days a week. California ties a plus, but not required. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Mimma Faudale at firstname.lastname@example.org 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-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. Congressional Employment Resources United States House of Representatives House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service Longworth House Office Building Suite B-235 Washington, DC 20515 (202) 226-5836 Email: ResumeService@mail.house.gov http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ United States Senate Senate Placement Office 116 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-9167 TTY: (202) 224-4215 www.senate.gov/employment To UNSUBSCRIBE from the House Employment Bulletin please visit: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/hvaps_unsubscribe.php To apply for positions with House organizations, please follow the instructions in individual vacancy announcements. The U.S. House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age. 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.