Monday, September 30, 2013
US House Jobs Vacancy List -- September 30th, 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 September 30, 2013 MEM-299-13 Congressman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) seeks a press secretary to handle all Washington and district-based communications. In addition to strategic planning, the press secretary would be responsible for developing and maintaining contacts with district, trade and national press. Day-to-day responsibilities would include press releases and statements, pitch calls, social media, website maintenance, and other tasks as needed. The ideal applicant would have strong writing skills, a familiarity with AP Style, a background in legislative processes and issues, the ability to work quickly under pressure, and close Texas ties. Previous congressional or press experience preferred. Please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples by Oct. 10 to TX11.Press@mail.house.gov. MEM-297-13 Missouri Democrat seeks a hard-working, highly organized, energetic, detail-oriented and experienced Chief of Staff with at least four years of combined hill and/or management experience. Ideal candidate must be skilled at managing a multiplicity of challenging tasks on a daily basis. Substantive knowledge of House ethics rules, House procedures and employment law a plus, but not a prerequisite. Portfolio should also include some working knowledge of the legislative process. Potential candidates should be able to write well under pressure and have some understanding of social media. Individuals interested in this position should be team players, have a sense of humor and the ability to work flexible hours. Candidates should also possess strong academic credentials, excellent oral communication skills, and the ability to make sound judgment calls in conjunction with the Member’s vision. All candidates should have some understanding of office budgets, constituent casework, Intranet Quorum (IQ), and the financial services industry. Please send cover letter and resume to MOResumeInbox@Mail.House.Gov. Sorry, no phone calls or walk-ins will be accepted. MEM-296-13 Southern conservative Republican seeks a Staff Assistant to handle a wide range of office responsibilities and constituent services in the Washington office. Primary responsibilities for this position include 1) reviewing and sorting incoming constituent mail, 2) drafting personal notes and letters of commendation to constituents, 3) tracking constituent interest on various legislative issues, 4) answering the main telephone line for the office, 5) arranging tours of the Capitol, 6) processing flag requests, and 7) preparing the office for daily activities. Other responsibilities may be assigned. Competitive candidates will be confident and well-spoken, have excellent oral and written communication skills, possess an acute attention to detail, demonstrate an assertive and organized approach to problem solving, and exhibit ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment. Though duties are largely administrative in nature, the Staff Assistant should have a personal interest in current events and Congressional activities, and should be fully engaged in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the office. Additionally, because the Member places a special emphasis on constituent services, candidates must be able to maintain a courteous and respectful demeanor at all times and possess a true desire to help constituents. The daily work hours for this position are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Completion of a four-year college education is required. Prior work experience is preferred. Southern ties are a plus. Interested individuals should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com. MEM-295-13 Texas Democrat seeks Staff Assistant to manage daily office operations, including administrative and legislative correspondent duties. This includes front office duties such as greeting visitors, answering phones, logging constituent requests for general information, tours, and flag requests. Applicants must have excellent writing skills, ability to research legislation/issues, and assist staff in a proactive, energetic, and friendly manner. Must be willing to work on a flexible schedule with long hours, works well with others and under pressure. Additionally, proficiency in IQ constituent correspondence program and congressional experience is preferred. Bilingual is a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP INS MEM-292-13 Southwestern Democrat is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle a variety of issues, including immigration, judiciary, labor, Federal employees; agriculture, financial services, and taxes. Understanding of immigration policies and practices, as well as a relationship with ICE is desirable. Candidate should also possess a knowledge of and experience with the appropriations process. Congressional experience is important. Please send cover letter and resume to Richard Patrick at Richard.Patrick@mail.house.gov MEM-282-13 Senior Legislative Assistant: Texas Democrat seeks a hard-working, highly organized, energetic, detail-oriented and experienced legislative staffer with at least 3 years of Hill experience. Must be able to manage and complete multiple challenging tasks on a regular basis. Substantive experience in financial services, and a working knowledge of Dodd-Frank Act and housing issues encouraged. Portfolio will include additional legislative areas as well. Potential candidates should have excellent writing and verbal skills coupled with some knowledge of social media. The ideal candidate will have experience working under pressure, working as a team player, a sense of humor and the ability to work flexible hours. Experience with iConstituent is a plus, but required. Please send cover letter and resume to TXResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins please.