Sunday, November 25, 2012
US House Job Vacancies -- November 19th, 2012
House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service (HVAPS) B-235 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-226-5836 Vacancy Bulletins are available for pick-up in 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: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 _____________________________________________________________________________________ MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of November 19, 2012 MEM-126-12 Active Texas Democrat seeking Legislative Assistant in fast-paced, team-oriented office. Primary focus of the portfolio will be healthcare, with additional legislative responsibilities possible. Candidates with at least 1-2 years of Hill legislative experience preferred; however, individuals with experience in healthcare policy/and or industry encouraged to apply. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Resume, cover letter and writing sample should be sent to TXResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. No calls please. MEM-125-12 Active Midwest E & C Democrat seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Press Secretary to develop and implement an aggressive communications strategy with local/national media and to act as chief spokesperson for the Member. Responsibilities include writing press releases & advisories, speeches, op-eds, and newsletters; developing and implementing district outreach activities (as relates to press); responding to media inquiries; and, to continue a strong Social Media presence and website maintenance. Requires strong written and oral communication skills, creativity, and the ability to work well with others. An ideal candidate will have a depth of communications experience, knowledge of the Midwest and a desire to work in a fast-paced and fluid environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com. No phone calls or drop-ins accepted. MEM-117-12 Congressman Tim Griffin of Arkansas is seeking a Scheduler / Office Manager to serve in his Washington office. Ideal candidates have prior scheduling experience, excellent organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, and the poise needed to effectively manage the Member's schedule in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Primary responsibilities include: developing and managing the Member's schedule both in Washington and in Arkansas, coordinating his travel, and ensuring front office operations run smoothly. A willingness to work hours as needed by the office is important, as is a friendly, professional attitude. Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to AR02jobs@gmail.com with "Scheduler" in the subject line. This is not an entry level position and salary will be commensurate with experience. No calls or drop-ins. MEM-116-12 House Education and Workforce Committee Democrats seek Education Policy Advisor for a portfolio of education issues, with a focus on higher education. Duties will include developing and implementing legislative priorities, monitoring policy developments, preparing for hearings and mark-ups, meeting with constituent groups, and communicating policy positions to staff and the Ranking Member. Applicants should have at least 2 years of experience with the legislative process or education policy, strong writing and communication skills, and experience working well in a team environment. Candidate must be a self-starter and a creative thinker, and must demonstrate attention to detail. Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply for the position, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-115-12 House Education and Workforce Committee Democrats seek Education Policy Advisor for a portfolio of education issues, with a focus on K-12 education. Duties will include developing and implementing legislative priorities, monitoring policy developments, preparing for hearings and mark-ups, meeting with constituent groups, and communicating policy positions to staff and the Ranking Member. Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience with the legislative process (preferably in a Congressional office), education policy, or other education-related work; strong writing and communication skills; and experience working well in a team environment. Candidate must be a self-starter and a creative thinker, and must demonstrate attention to detail. Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply for the position, please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. MEM-111-12 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Senior Texan Democrat seeks Communications Director to develop and implement strategic media plan in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing proactive outreach to media, developing a coordinated press strategy, responding to all media inquiries, serving as Member’s spokesperson, writing media advisories, releases, speeches, op-eds, and building and maintaining relationships with reporters, editors, producers, and other media professionals. The position requires excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills, and the ability to work well under pressure. Compensation is commensurate with experience; this is not an entry-level position. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, references to jobshouse2012@gmai MEM-109-12 Senior Texas Democrat seeks an experienced Scheduler/Executive Assistant for a fast-paced, team-oriented Washington, DC office. Day-to-day responsibilities include managing and structuring the Member’s Washington, DC schedule; arranging the Member’s travel and logistical details of meetings; handling the Member’s personal correspondence; fulfilling various administrative duties; and working closely with the district scheduler and other staff members in the district and in DC to facilitate meetings. The successful candidate will be a discreet, politically savvy, self-motivated, and very organized with the ability to successfully interact with different personality types. This is NOT an entry level position. Previous Capitol Hill scheduling or scheduling experience is required. Spanish language skills and Texas ties preferred. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 202-225-5688. No phone calls or drop-ins please! MEM-108-12 CAPITOL HILL SCHEDULER: Progressive CA Democrat seeks organized, detail oriented, energetic, and savvy Scheduler. Duties include developing and managing the Member’s daily schedule and travel arrangements; managing Member’s files/related records; organizing Member’s daily briefing materials; and drafting Member’s personal correspondence. Also works closely with Chief of Staff in ensuring smooth overall office operations. Applicants must have superior organizational skills, strong people skills, poise, multi-tasking ability, patience, and humor. Previous scheduling and/or Capitol Hill experience is highly desirable; California ties a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and résumé to Ca32.email@example.com. No phone calls or drop bys. MEM-085-12 Progressive CA member seeks highly pro-active, experienced Communications Director to develop and implement strategic media plan in a fast-paced and results-driven environment. Must have proven track-record with national media, and ability to manage website and social media tools. Outstanding writing skills and strong pitching skills are required. Strategic understanding of key policy areas such as global peace and security, poverty and HIV/AIDS policy is desired. This is NOT an entry level position. Qualified candidates should submit resume, cover letter and one writing sample (press release or op-ed) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No calls or drop bys, please. MEM-080-12 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Progressive California Member seeks Communications Director based in Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to developing a proactive media and outreach strategy, writing press releases, speeches, and op-eds, and pitching stories. They should also have experience with new media. This is not an entry level position. Previous Hill experience is required. We are looking for someone to be proactive and to generate new ideas to get the Member’s message out. California ties and Spanish speaker a plus. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, references and a sample press release & speech to email@example.com with “Communications Director” in the subject. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Please paste the cover letter in the body of the email. Do not send the cover letter as an attachment. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “scheduler” in the subject line. 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 email@example.com.