Friday, September 21, 2012
Republican Study Committee Jobs List -- September 21st, 2012
Legislative Correspondent – Conservative House Member Office is seeking a qualified, capable, and conservative individual to fill an open Legislative Correspondent position. Applicants must possess exceptional research, writing, and interpersonal skills, and must be able to manage an above average number of incoming mail pieces. Familiarity with the legislative process is essential. Some general administrative tasks and duties will be required. Applicants must also be able to balance the mail operation while lending some support to legislative staff and communications team. Qualified candidates may be asked to engage in a short writing skills test to demonstrate abilities. Western ties preferred but not required. Interested persons should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Internships – Representative Kevin Yoder (KS-03) is currently seeking full/part-time interns. Kansas ties are a plus but not required. Interns will be responsible for receiving visitors, answering phones, writing letters, giving tours of the US Capitol, and assisting staff with various projects. Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Fall 2012 Internship” in the subject line. Internships – A Republican Congressman from Florida is seeking a full or part time unpaid Interns for the Fall. The position begins as soon as possible and continues through the end of December. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will be responsible for answering phones, sorting and distributing mail, running errands, and aiding the Staff as necessary. Interns will often act as a direct liaison between the Member and constituents, so a professional and friendly attitude is a must. Additional duties may be assigned according to an intern’s performance. Must be highly motivated and detail oriented; possess a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills and effective communication skills; and able to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. Florida ties are preferred, but not required. Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Internship – The office of Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) has an immediate opening for an internship in his Washington, D.C. office. Interested candidates must be professional, reliable, self motivated, flexible, and able to exercise good judgment. Responsibilities include answering phones, drafting letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings and hearings as needed, giving tours of the Capitol to visiting Second District constituents and some administrative duties. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Fall Internship” in the subject line. Staff Assistant – Southwest Republican Senator seeks a full-time Receptionist for district office. Primary responsibilities include answering phones, greeting and directing visitors to the appropriate staff, handling correspondence, and other duties as assigned. Knowledge of administrative procedures and Microsoft Office required. Previous experience in government or politics is preferred, but candidates should at least have a general understanding of governmental process. Ideal candidates will be dependable, detail-orientated, able to multi-task, and work well under pressure. Bilingual a plus. Resumes received from the Senate Placement Office will receive every consideration, so please do not feel the need to contact Member’s office directly. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. Press Secretary – Midwestern Republican Senator seeks Press Secretary with on-the-record experience, knowledge of social media and emerging mediums; media production including video editing (preferably with Final Cut) is a must. Candidates should have excellent writing and editing skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Senate or other Hill/campaign experience preferred, knowledge of agriculture issues a plus. Duties will include writing, editing and distributing press releases, op-eds and newsletters, maintaining website, assisting with tele-town halls and performing other general communications duties. Must demonstrate ability to communicate through proactive and creative initiatives targeted to a wide variety of audiences and must have experience in reacting to breaking news. Cover letter and resume should be sent to Sen.GOP.Press@gmail.com. Press Secretary – Western Republican Senator seeks energetic and experienced communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. Applicants should be an excellent writer and editor with proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include: drafting press releases, op-eds and talking points; managing official website and other new media pages; and maintaining relationships with national and local press. This is not an entry-level position. Hill experience preferred. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills, ability to meet deadlines and work well as part of a team. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line. Professional Staff – Senate Subcommittee looking for conservative Republican staff with knowledge of federal personnel programs, especially pay and retirement. Experience at Office of Personnel Management ideal. This individual should have the ability to compare and identify gaps in compensation and workforce policies between the private sector and the federal workforce, and develop legislative initiatives to create equity. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “federal workforce” in the subject line. Professional Staff – Senate Subcommittee looking for Republican staff with strong understanding of federal budgets. Experience on House or Senate Budget Committee, or technical experience at Congressional Budget Office or Office of Management and Budget preferred. Ability to review agency budgets and conduct independent analyses of programmatic costs and trends. Desire and ability to look at duplication across and within government programs, identify inefficiencies, and make recommendations to reduce the size, scope, and cost of the Federal Government. This will be a senior position for the right candidate. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Budget Staff” in subject line. Professional Staff – The Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is seeking a Professional Staff Member to handle a Governmental Affairs portfolio, which includes postal policy and federal financial management. Applicants must have impeccable writing skills, at least 2 years of non-intern, relevant (to postal or federal financial management, and the specific responsibilities listed below) work experience. Hill experience, law degree preferred. Responsibilities include oversight of agencies, outreach to constituent and advocacy groups, drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, following appropriations, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Republicans only. Please email a cover letter, resume, and several 1-2 page writing samples (of different types) to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. New Media Coordinator – The Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee seeks a Graphic Designer and New Media Coordinator with strong IT skills for a full-time position. The coordinator will be responsible for developing and producing charts and graphs for Budget Committee staff as well as improving new media outreach. Tasks include collecting, organizing, and processing data; designing, creating, and producing electronic and hard copy graphs, tables, and charts; using desktop publishing techniques to improve Committee documents; supporting communications experts in outreach efforts using new media such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other digital communications channels. Thorough knowledge of spreadsheets, graphics, and video editing software necessary. Knowledge of federal budget concepts and/or the state of Alabama a plus. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.