Wednesday, May 22, 2013
US House Job Vacancy List -- May 20th, 2013
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 May 20, 2013 MEM-210-13 Northeast Democrat seeks Scheduler. Responsibilities include coordinating Member’s schedule both in DC and in District; arranging appointments, meetings and events for Member; tracking invitations, requests, and deadlines; handling travel arrangements for Member and staff. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, work well in a high-energy and fast-paced team environment, and be extremely organized and detailed-oriented. Ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a Congressional office. New England ties a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Office is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-209-13 Communications Director – Western Republican Congressman with national profile on immigration reform seeks an experienced, senior-level Communications Director to oversee all press and media outreach operations. The Communications Director should have experience with strategic communications planning, have extensive media relationships and will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive media communications strategy. The Communications Director will write all press releases, opinion pieces, talking points and other statements, as well as manage content for website and social media; and will also write the weekly newsletter. The ideal candidate will have press experience; excellent writing, editing and time management skills; and should be able to build relationships with the national and District media. Spanish language skills are a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. We will stop collecting resumes on May 20. MEM-208-13 Progressive Tennessee Member seeks experienced, media-savvy, proactive Communications Director to manage a fast-paced communications operation. Responsibilities include developing and implementing a coordinated and strategic communications plan; identifying emerging press opportunities, writing press releases and op-eds, pitching stories and responding to press inquiries, booking interviews on radio and television, scheduling and organizing press events, managing congressional website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, producing weekly e-newsletter, print mailings to constituents and managing relationships with reporters to secure local and national coverage of the member's work. Must work closely with DC and district staff to quickly grasp legislative and local issues and communicate them effectively. Responsible for writing talking points for Member for public appearances. Additionally, CD will oversee office mail operation and will provide mail activity reports for the Congressman and Chief of Staff. Excellent organizational and writing skills required. Good political judgment, sense of humor and ability to work under short deadlines is required. Must be comfortable with and show good judgment speaking on the record with press. Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years experience in media relations or in journalism. Hill experience and Tennessee ties are a plus, as are knowledge of Judiciary and Transportation issues. Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org MEM-207-13 Executive Assistant/Scheduler- Opening for the Executive Assistant to a NJ Republican. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Receiving, coordinating, and managing all scheduling requests and changes; Logging and submitting member and CoS mileage; Forecasting and managing the office MRA and accounting for related vouchers, bills, and payments; Organizing, editing, and processing Member’s personal correspondence; Various other office management responsibilities and special projects as assigned by the Member and CoS. Additionally, the EA/Scheduler will work closely with the CoS. Applicants must have superior organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate would be able to multi-task and think on their feet, self-motivated, discreet, and anticipate the Member’s needs. Please fax resume with references and cover letter to: CoS at 202-225-3318 or email email@example.com MEM- 206 -13 The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent, non-partisan investigative entity established by the United States House of Representatives, seeks an attorney with 1-3 years of experience to serve as Investigative Counsel. The Investigative Counsel reports to the Staff Director and Chief Counsel and will be responsible for conducting sensitive inquiries into allegations of possible violations of ethical standards of conduct by current Members, Officers and Staff of the House of Representatives and advising the Staff Director and Chief Counsel on legal and policy matters. Core Responsibilities: Review information received by OCE, discern possible violations, and identify facts requiring further investigation Plan, organize and conduct investigations regarding allegations and advise the Staff Director and Chief Counsel regarding appropriate evaluation of cases. Advise the Staff Director and Chief Counsel on legal issues in matters under investigation and on broader legal and policy issues involved in the operations of OCE Qualifications: Investigative experience in high-profile and sensitive matters; experience with investigations involving public officials is desirable but not required Strong legal judgment Demonstrated ability to conduct and direct complex legal research and present the results in a clear, precise and persuasive manner Thoroughness and careful attention to detail Strong oral and written communication skills Ability to: work independently or as part of an investigative team manage multiple tasks and projects work well under pressure and tight deadlines exercise discretion and independent judgment Proficiency in word processing, development and use of electronic databases, and other computer skills including knowledge of current information technology tools related to investigations (e.g., Concordance and Casemap) Duties: Identifying information to substantiate or disprove allegations and assess the likely sources of that information Collecting and reviewing documents, electronic media and physical evidence Interviewing witnesses and subjects preparing memoranda of interviews and reports of investigations performing other duties as assigned Requirements: Ability to pass Security Background Investigation to obtain Top Secret clearance Graduation from an ABA accredited law school and active bar membership. Considerable professional knowledge of criminal and administrative investigative techniques. Applicant Instructions: Please send cover letter and resume (electronic submissions preferred) to: Omar S. Ashmawy Staff Director and Chief Counsel Office of Congressional Ethics United States House of Representatives P.O. Box 895 Washington, DC 20515-0895 OCE@mail.house.gov MEM-205-13 Freshman Midwestern Democratic Member seeks an organized, detail oriented and energetic Scheduler/Executive Assistant for a fast-paced, team-oriented Washington, DC office. Primary duties include structuring and managing the Member’s daily schedule; coordinating the Member’s travel and logistical details of meetings; handling the Member’s personal correspondence; fulfilling various administrative duties; and, working closely with other staff members in the district and in DC to facilitate meetings. Additionally, the Scheduler/Executive Assistant will work closely with the Chief of Staff to ensure smooth overall DC office operations. Applicants must have superior organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills, be able to multi-task and thrive in a fast paced environment, and have poise, patience and a good sense of humor. The successful candidate will be a discreet, politically savvy, self-motivated, and very organized with the ability to successfully interact with different personality types. Additionally, the successful candidate must be strategic thinker who can navigate competing demands to maximize the Member’s time and come to anticipate the Member’s needs. Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Scheduler/Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Prior scheduling experience strongly preferred and Michigan ties a plus. This is not an entry level position and salary will be commensurate with experience.