Monday, July 23, 2012

US House Vacancy List -- July 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 (HVAPS Office) or Longworth HOB - 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 July 23, 2012 MEM-068-12 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 travel disclosure rules; maintaining the Member’s contact list, and respond to protocol mail. 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 MEM-067-12 The Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic staff seeks an organized, energetic Staff Assistant to help the communications team manage the website. Responsibilities include helping to update and maintain a user-friendly website on a day-to-day basis as well as implement special web-based projects. Candidates should have strong ability to organize and prioritize tasks and possess excellent writing skills. The ideal candidate will be creative and a self-starter, with sharp attention to details. Hill experience is not necessary, but a good sense of humor and ability to work under short deadlines is required. Experience with HTML, Drupal, or other content management systems is a plus. One to two years related experience preferred. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: MEM-061-12 Senior New York Democrat seeks an experienced communications professional to serve as Press Secretary in DC congressional office. The applicant must be a hardworking, self-starter who possesses excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Candidate must have experience with on-record communications, strong written and oral communications skills and be a team player. Responsibilities include managing incoming press calls and press interview requests along with drafting and editing press releases, statements, quotes and advisories. Knowledge of New York media market is preferred but not required. The position is not entry-level and requires three to five years of communications experience on the Hill. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to MEM-057-12 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT– Senior Democratic Member seeks Legislative Assistant. Position will develop and implement legislative initiatives, and monitor legislative developments within Committees and on the House floor; write floor speeches and committee statements; and handle meetings with constituents and interest groups on behalf of Member. Portfolio will include education, the federal workforce, the Post Office, criminal justice, related Appropriations bills, and special projects as assigned. Candidate must be a self-starter and a creative thinker, and must demonstrate attention to detail and exceptional writing ability, and have experience with the legislative process, preferably in a Congressional office. An advanced degree in a related field is also required (JD, MA, etc.). To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume with the words “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to Please paste the cover letter in the body of the email. Do not send the cover letter as an attachment. MEM-056-12 Defense/Military Legislative Assistant for Senior Senator - Senior Western Democrat is seeking strong candidates for very demanding legislative position. This legislative portfolio includes several issues of focus including military, defense, foreign policy, veterans, and homeland security issues. Other issues of responsibility include disaster-emergency services, budget negotiations, and some work with appropriations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, legislative and oversight responsibilities, preparing memorandums, talking points, developing and analyzing legislation, travel and constituent work and advising the Senator and senior staff. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required. Previous Hill experience and military service is strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resumes to MEM-052-12 SCHEDULER: CA Progressive Democrat seeks scheduler for fast paced Washington, D.C. office. This person will be responsible for the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in D.C. and work in close coordination with the district scheduler. Specific responsibilities will include managing invites and scheduling requests, travel and logistical details, acting as a liaison to constituent groups, handling the member’s personal correspondence, and various additional administrative duties.This person must be a good writer, discrete, politically savvy, able to multi-task, meticulously organized, and able to quickly solve problems in a fast-paced work environment. Candidate should be comfortable dealing with a wide variety of people. Previous Capitol Hill scheduling or scheduling experience is strongly preferred. A good sense of humor is a must. To apply, please email cover letter and résumé to Please include Scheduler in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-051-12 Senior Midwest Democrat seeks a Communications Director to manage press and communication operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to press inquiries; drafting press releases; supervising the Press Assistant; managing and updating official website and social media accounts; creating and distributing e-newsletters, franked mailings, and questionnaires; planning in-district events; and developing and implementing media, communications, and public relations strategies. Candidate must be highly dependable, flexible, able to travel on a regular basis, and able to form close working relationships with co-workers and individuals outside the office. The selected applicant will have superior organizational and management skills. Knowledge of the appropriations process and Indiana ties a plus. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to No calls, faxes, or drop-ins please. MEM-050-12 Active House Republican seeks experienced Scheduler. The main responsibility of the position is coordinating the Member’s Washington, D.C. and district schedules, but will also include other general office duties as required. Applicant must be able to successfully operate in a fast-paced environment, multi-task effectively, and adapt quickly. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are a must, along with a positive attitude. This is not an entry level position -- prior scheduling experience is strongly preferred. Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to with “scheduler” in the subject line. MEM-049-12 PRESS SECRETARY - Moderate Southern Democratic Senator seeks experienced Hill communications staffer with excellent writing and editing skills, new media proficiency, honed media relations skills, event management experience and strategic planning capacity. He/she will write speeches, press releases and advisories, talking points, briefing memos, newsletters, video scripts and Web content. Candidate must be able to operate in fast-paced environment, travel in-state w/ Senator, arrange interviews and prepare statements and re-acts on short notice. This communications staffer will arrange logistical details for press conferences and media events. He/she will stay current on state and legislative issues relevant to Senator and build strong relationships with press. He/she will report to the Communications Director and assist in developing and implementing communication strategy for the senator and the office’s legislative goals. Candidates must be able to write quickly and accurately, and have a proficiency in or desire to master varied media tools, including a broadcast-quality video camera. Prior Hill or campaign press experience desirable. Please submit resume and writing samples (leg. policy press release, interview briefing memo and longer form speech/remarks) to indicating job referral number in the subject line. Please note that the office will not accept any phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins with respect to this announcement. This office is an equal opportunity employer. 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 INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of July 23, 2012 MEM-072-12 The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) has openings for fall semester full or part-time unpaid Intern. As a fast-paced office for an active member of the Democratic leadership, we expect a lot from our interns and pride ourselves on an excellent internship program. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mailing, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing assistance to the legislative staff. Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. We can only consider applications from currently enrolled students (undergraduate or graduate). Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to with the subject line “Intern Application.” MEM-071-12 Florida Democrat is seeking a responsible, motivated, and outgoing candidate for an Internship opportunity in their Washington, DC office. Interns are expected to be full participants in the office with duties ranging from answering phones and administrative support to legislative research and drafting letters. Florida residents and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should forward their resume, cover letter, and any other pertinent materials to MEM-070-12 Fall Internship Opening: A Republican Congressman from California is currently looking for unpaid interns to begin in August. 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 MEM-069-12 The office of Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-05) is seeking full-time Interns for the Fall 2012 semester (mid-August - December) in Washington, D.C. Please note that this is an unpaid internship. The ideal candidate will be motivated, detail oriented and able to multi-task, possess excellent communication skills and interact well with constituents. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol and assisting with constituent correspondence. Arizona ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to with "Fall Internship Applicant" in the email subject line. For priority consideration, please submit your application materials by July 15th, 2012. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. MEM-066-12 The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering fall Internship opportunities starting in August 2012. While the position is unpaid, the office will work with universities to accommodate applicants wishing to earn academic credit. First-hand experience in her congressional office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and governmental affairs. It will also offer a unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure, as she is Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered. Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff and assisting with additional office duties. Interns are an integral part of the team and are given substantial opportunities to learn and grow in a fast-paced and active office. Internships in Congresswoman Slaughter’s office are also supplemented with staff-led career oriented luncheons to discuss strategies for finding employment after graduation. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn more about the executive agencies and some of Washington’s most fascinating attractions through office-organized tours. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references to Benjamin Schultz at Please do not hesitate to contact Benjamin at 202-225-3615 with any questions. MEM-065-12 The Office of Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) is seeking Interns for the 2012 Fall semester in his Washington, D.C. office. Duties include: providing general constituent services including answering phone calls, sorting mail, and recording opinions on legislative matters; conducting research for staff members on various issues; working with the legislative team in drafting constituent correspondence; any other duties that may be assigned. Florida ties are preferred, but not required. The internship weekly schedule is flexible but requires at least 15 hours a week. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume to Victoria Hunter at with “Fall Internship” as the subject. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided. MEM-064-12 A moderate California Democrat is now accepting applications for unpaid Internship positions available for Fall 2012. Preferably, the start date would be August 20th through at least December 14th. 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 In your cover letter, please specify your times and dates of availability. MEM-062-12 The House Democratic Caucus offers full-time Internships year-round, based on immediate openings. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated and have strong academic records, as well as an interest in public policy. Interns will perform a variety of duties that are essential to the Caucus. These range from administrative duties such as answering phones and data entry, to assisting the staff in a variety of functions, including performing research, attending briefings, and preparing the Caucus’ many events. Interns will also interact with Members of Congress regularly, and are expected to uphold the Caucus’ high standards of conduct. Candidates must be flexible and capable of working in an unpredictable, fast-paced environment. Eligibility: The House Democratic Caucus seeks full-time interns, only. All current undergraduates and recent graduates who are available for a full-time position are encouraged to apply. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Must be able to start immediately. MEM-060-12 The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is seeking two highly-motivated, full-time fall Interns (includes a stipend) to start July 30, 2012 and early September, respectively. Responsibilities include but are not limited to helping with administrative support (answering phones, checking the mail, greeting visitors, etc.) and assisting staff with hearing preparation, as needed. Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, a professional demeanor, and work well in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience preferred but not required. Please complete the application on the Committee’s website at and follow instructions to submit the application. MEM-059-12 Democratic CBC Member of Congress seeks a responsible, focused, and organized Intern. Positions are available starting in August, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Although internships are unpaid positions, interns are treated as full participants in the Congressional office. Duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, processing mail, researching issues, drafting correspondence, and attending hearings and briefings. Current students are especially encouraged to apply. If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Taylor Share at MEM-058-12 New York Democratic Congressman Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) seeks full time and part time unpaid Interns for the Fall 2012 semester. This is an ideal internship for candidates interested in learning about the legislative process, passionate about serving a diverse constituency, and committed to public service. Job duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, assisting staffers with general administrative duties, attending briefings, drafting letters to constituents, and conducting congressional research. Candidates should be outgoing and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. New York ties are strongly preferred, but not necessary. Please email a resume and cover letter to and please include your dates and times of availability. MEM-055-12 The Washington, D.C. Office of U.S. Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) is seeking diligent, enthusiastic and organized undergraduate students for unpaid legislative Internships during the 2012 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: constituent tours, organizing constituent mail, administrative duties, attending briefings, assisting with special projects, and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on various issues. Interns will start late August with full-time availability; Michigan ties are strongly preferred. If interested, please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples and letters of recommendation to Harry Gillen, Intern Coordinator, at (202) 225-9679 or email at For more information on Congressman Dave Camp and Michigan’s 4th Congressional District, please visit our website at MEM-048-12 Majority House Committee is seeking undergraduate and graduate unpaid Interns for the upcoming fall semester. Candidates must be energetic, hard-working, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Interns will have the responsibilities of providing legislative and general administrative support and other duties as assigned. Interns will be given opportunities to engage in substantive work, attend hearings and educational briefings, and will in all regards be treated as an integral member of the full-time staff. To apply please submit an application, resume, and one page essay which can be found at MEM-046-12 Natural Resources Chairman Congressman Doc Hastings is looking for full time, unpaid fall Interns for his personal office. Internships can start late July – early August and can last through the end of December. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will be responsible for assisting with general office duties, legislative staff with research and writing, and responding to constituent mail. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings, briefings, and other Congressional proceedings. Additional duties are available and will be assigned according to an intern’s interest and ability. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and will have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. Please email resume and cover letter to with “Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls please. MEM-044-12 The Washington, DC office of Congressman Tim Bishop is currently seeking full time Interns. Interested applicants should posses 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 in Washington, DC office for Summer and Fall 2012. Will need applicants to fill slots for August through September and September through December. This opportunity provides exposure to the legislative process while developing an understanding of how a congressional office operates. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to: constituent tours, organizing constituent mail, administrative duties, attending briefings, assisting with special projects, and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on various issues. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Michigan ties are a must. Please email 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-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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