Wednesday, June 20, 2012

US House Vacancy Listing -- June 18th, 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: Job Line: 202-226-4504 MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of June 18, 2012 MEM-043-12 Counsel for Democratic Staff of Congressional Committee - Congressional committee seeks experienced counsel to advise on parliamentary procedures, draft legislation, monitor legislative proceedings, and prepare relevant Committee documents and memos. Requires law degree, strong written and oral communication skills, flexible hours, and the ability to work effectively under tight deadline. Experience with the legislative process preferred. Email resume, two brief writing samples, and cover letter with subject line “counsel position” to -- no phone calls or walk-ins. MEM-042-12 Northern California Democrat is now accepting applications for a full-time Fellowship position to run through the end of the year. This position entails covering a wide range of issues and special projects that are important to the Congresswoman, some of which fall outside her Committee’s jurisdiction. In particular, the following issues represent the Congresswoman’s highest priorities in this portfolio including campaign finance, housing and foreclosure, and Iraq and religious freedom. Flexibility, writing skills and generalized “quick study” skills will be more important than issue-area expertise. A sense of humor will also be important. Applicants must be either college graduates or graduate students. Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to MEM-041-12 Southern Republican Congressman on the Appropriations Committee is seeking applicants for a Legislative Assistant position. Applicants should have previous Hill experience, a firm understanding of the legislative process, excellent writing skills, and strong attention to detail. The position will manage a broad portfolio of issues. Duties will include writing constituent correspondence, preparing for hearings and mark-ups, policy analysis, and meeting with stakeholders. While it is not required, experience in health care is a plus. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to MEM-040-12 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO SENATOR – Senior Western Democrat seeks proactive, resourceful, detail oriented person to fill an Executive Assistant position. EA is responsible for keeping staff updated on the Senator's whereabouts throughout the day and passing on (and tracking progress of) requests from the Senator to staff. EA will maintain the Senator's personal correspondence, call log, and frequently rearrange the daily schedule as last minute changes occur. Applicants must be able to work well in fast-paced environment, exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality, and have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Previous Hill experience and scheduling or executive assistant experience is preferred. Please send cover letter and resumes to MEM-038-12 Texas 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. Texas ties, prior Hill experience, and knowledge of IQ strongly preferred. Qualified candidates should email a resume and writing sample to MEM-037-12 Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) is looking for a new Executive Assistant whose primary responsibility will be handling his Washington schedule. Hill internship or other relevant experience is useful. Organizational ability and communications skills are essential. The job requires constant interaction with the Congressman and the public so people skills are important. Wisconsin connection is highly desirable. Please email resume and cover letter to or fax to 202-225 2356. MEM-035-12 Congressman Steve King is seeking applications for the position of Agriculture Legislative Assistant in his Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates will be committed, pro-life conservatives with strong writing skills, a firm understanding of agriculture issues and policy, and substantive experience working in agriculture. The Agriculture Legislative Assistant will be responsible for assisting the congressman with all Agriculture Committee work, managing a larger portfolio of issues that will likely include energy and trade, writing constituent correspondence falling within these issues areas, and working with a significant number of outside groups on a regular basis. Iowa ties are a plus. Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in working for Congressman King to with “Agriculture Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. 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 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 for more details and the application procedure. INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of June 18, 2012 MEM-044-12 The Washington, DC office of Congressman Tim Bishop is currently seeking full time Interns. Interested applicants should possess strong written and verbal communication skills; enthusiasm and energy; and a keen interest in politics, history and government. Please send inquiries to MEM-036-12 Conservative Republican from Michigan seeks unpaid Interns to fill positions for Summer 2012. Will need applicants to fill slots for June through August. 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. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Katie Toskey at 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 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 MEM-027-12 Indiana Congressman AndrĂ© 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: 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 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: United States Senate Senate Placement Office 116 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-9167 TTY: (202) 224-4215 To UNSUBSCRIBE from the House Employment Bulletin please visit: 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.

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