Sunday, June 2, 2013

US House Vacancy List -- May 28th, 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: Job Line: 202-226-4504 _____________________________________________________________________________________ MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of May 28, 2013 MEM-216-13 Communications Director - 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 must 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-215-13 Legislative Correspondent: California Democrat seeks legislative correspondent to handle constituent mail system. Responsibilities include managing and evaluating constituent mail, drafting responses, developing ideas for and executing constituent outreach, and providing administrative support to the legislative staff as needed. Candidates should also be prepared to staff the Member of Congress at events and work late hours. Applicant must be a self-starter, a team player, detail-oriented, and possess strong writing and communication skills. Spanish speakers preferred. Please send résumé, cover letter, and brief writing sample to No calls or drop-ins please. MEM-214-13 Congressman Steven Horsford seeks Community Liaison/Caseworker for District Office in North Las Vegas. Applicants must be motivated to serve the 4th Congressional District of Nevada and possess a strong work ethic. The Community Liaison/Caseworker monitors and updates the Congressman and District Director on district and local issues. This position acts as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies for the Congressman and constituents and answers casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents. Recent experience with and understanding of U.S. Military and Department of Veteran’s Affairs structure, the procedures, and policies is required. Application Instructions: Review the job description to determine if qualifications are met. Electronically submit cover letter, resume, professional references, and writing sample to Application deadline is June 14, 2013. 1. Cover letter specifically addressing interest in the position and description of skills. 2. Current resume. 3. Three professional references with names and telephone and email contact information. 4. Short writing sample (minimum of 200 words). Job Description o Acts as the representative for the Congressman within his or her area of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies; o Informs the Congressman and the District Director of all developments in his or her assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents; o Handles casework assignments; o Acts as a liaison to local, state and federal officials and other persons or groups to form effective relationships for the Congressman; o Assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff/Administrative Assistant; o Monitors scheduled district meetings for the Congressman with constituents; o Logs in all incoming and outgoing mail and incoming telephone calls relating to casework; o Continually screens active cases and acts as liaison with constituents to ensure that their cases are handled in a responsive manner; o Maintains a good working relationship with the Congressman, staff, and constituents; o Works well under deadlines and works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends o Bachelor’s degree required. o Strong oral and written communication skills and professional telephone manner; o Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments; and o Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner. 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 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 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 of 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 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 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. 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

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