Monday, July 9, 2012

US House Vacancy List -- July 9th, 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 July 9, 2012 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-054-12 Director of Economic Development – The Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) seeks an Economic Development Director based in Wilson, North Carolina. The Director of Economic Development connects business, non-profit and governmental entities in North Carolina’s First Congressional District with necessary resources for growth and prosperity. The goal of the position is to promote economic development, job creation, and assist with district outreach efforts. The position reports to the District Director, under the direction of the Chief of Staff and the Congressman. Candidates must have strong ties to North Carolina’s economic development community, be committed to public service and have a willingness to work with a diverse population. Applicants must be willing to drive throughout a geographically expansive district, and be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights, and weekends as needed. Ties to North Carolina’s First Congressional District are strongly preferred. This is not an entry level position. Full job description and application process is attached, and also available at . APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2012 at 5:00PM APPLICATION PROCESS: 1. Applicants must submit: a) 1 page cover letter (including current or most recent salary) b) Resume (no more than 2 pages) c) Writing Sample (no more than 1 page) d) References (no more than 4 references) 2. All documents should be submitted in a single document (in MS Word or Pdf format) 3. Send document to no later than 5:00PM on July 16, 2012. 4. No calls or drop-bys please. 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-047-12 Community Outreach Coordinator/Caseworker: Senior Democratic Member of Congress seeks an energetic, organized, creative, self-starter to join the team of her very active and visible constituent services staff. Constituent Services staff assists the Member in responding to constituent issues and problems with federal agencies, staying on top of everyday events in the Member’s district, and keeping the community connected to the Member’s work. The Community Outreach Coordinator/Caseworker is primarily responsible for: casework as assigned, coordination of participation in community organized events, coordination of Member specific neighborhood events and developing a working relationship with community leaders. Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks while responding to constituent requests, mail, and concerns. The office prizes staff able to think outside the box and work independently while also being available to assist in co-worker projects where necessary or requested. Prior community or casework experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, significant experience interacting with the public, excellent writing and communication skills. Candidate must be a resident of the District of Columbia or willing to move immediately to DC if hired. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and references to: (202) 225-1129 (fax) or to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! This position is open until filled. Salary: based on skill and experience level. MEM-045-12 A House Democratic Committee seeks a dynamic, versatile, creative Online Communication Director to oversee the Committee website. As part of the communications team, this person will serve as the strategic online expert. Responsibilities include developing, updating, and maintaining a cutting edge, user friendly website, managing web-based projects, designing and creating web-ready graphics, and producing and editing videos. The position requires proficiency and experience in website development, demonstrated design skills, excellent writing, and broad knowledge of Democratic messaging. The ideal candidate is a creative and detail oriented self starter. Hill experience is not necessary but a good sense of humor and ability to work under short deadlines is required. Qualifications:  Expertise with HTML required.  Knowledge of CSS, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL preferred.  Experience with Drupal, Joomla! or other content management systems required.  Experience creating and editing graphics, videos, and other visual media for online use preferred.  Excellent writing and editing skills and a sharp attention to detail.  Thorough understanding and experience with new media.  Proficiency analyzing and tracking web metrics with Google Analytics.  Strong ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and work effectively in a team. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of two years related experience. How to Apply: Email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to No calls please. 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-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 INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of July 9, 2012 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 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 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: 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

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