Monday, October 28, 2013
US House Vacancy Listings -- October 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: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 _____________________________________________________________________________________ MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of October 28, 2013 MEM-321-13 Nevada Democrat seeks a District Director to oversee all District Office operations. This position develops and implements policy objectives, strategies and operating plans for the Congressman's district office and directs all activities and staff of the district office. Primary responsibilities include: 1) Managing and directly supervising district staff by planning, assigning, directing work and executing responsibilities in accordance with office policy; 2) Meeting with elected officials and representatives of local groups on behalf of the Congressman; 3) Representing the Congressman and/or assigning appropriate staff in the district office(s) as needed; 4) Interviewing, selecting and training employees in the district and ensuring that district office staff comply with office policies, practices, and procedures; 5) Maintaining close communication with the Washington, D.C. office and report directly to the Chief of Staff; 6) Traveling throughout the district at a regular interval to keep abreast of local concerns 7) Managing constituent services operation to include casework involving federal agencies and recording constituent opinions and concerns; 8) Maintaining a good working relationship with the Congressman, staff, and constituents; 9) Working well under pressure and handles stress and long hours. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science or related field, including strong academic credentials is required. An advanced degree is desirable. Alternatively, five-ten years of related experience or training in management and/or legislation or equivalent similar experience. Additional skills and knowledge include: 1) Thorough knowledge of Nevada and of the District’s specific demographics, community groups, political structures, and key issues; 2) A track record of successful staff management ; 3) Experience with constituent services in local, state, or federal government; 4) Commitment to see projects and action plans through to completion with attention to details of follow-up plans; 5) A commitment to a service-oriented, proactive approach to creating a standard of excellence in the Member’s office; 6) Excellent oral and written communication skills; 7) Knowledge of office computer applications. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, professional references, and writing sample to NV04Jobs@mail.house.gov. The application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2013. MEM-318-13 Democrat seeks an experienced Communications Director who will be responsible for planning and executing a proactive and aggressive media strategy with a heavy emphasis on innovation and social media. Candidates should have political communications experience and possess excellent writing skills, a sense of humor, be creative, energetic, politically astute and able to work well in a high pressure, fast-paced environment. Candidates fluent in Spanish will be strongly considered. Applicants should have a strong history of drafting all forms of communications materials, preferably in both English and Spanish. Responsibilities include serving as spokesperson, drafting press releases and advisories, op-eds, speeches, and talking points. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com. MEM-307-13 Staff Assistant — Hawai’i Democrat seeks a staffer to handle a wide range of office responsibilities and constituent services in the Washington office. Primary responsibilities for this position include 1) greeting visitors, 2) coordinating tours for visiting guests, 3) processing flag requests, 4) reviewing, sorting, and responding to incoming constituent mail, 5) managing the internship program, and 6) drive Member and other staff to and from events. 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 and 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, respectful demeanor and Aloha spirit at all times and possess a true desire to help constituents. The daily work hours for this position are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No minimum of experience is required, but completion of a four year college education program, Congressional internship experience, Hawai’i ties, and possession of a car are preferred. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to HI02jobs@gmail.com. Please put “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. MEM-306-13 The House Committee on Ethics requires the services of an attorney with knowledge of government ethics law to serve as the Committee’s Staff Director and Chief Counsel. The Committee’s Staff Director / Chief Counsel is a nonpartisan, professional position. The Staff Director / Chief Counsel will manage a nonpartisan, professional staff of approximately 25 and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Committee, including oversight of the advice and education and investigative divisions. In addition, the Staff Director/Chief Counsel will serve as the principal legal advisor to the Committee and report to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee. The ideal candidate for this position possesses a law degree, admission to a state bar and previous management experience. Demonstrable analytical, organizational, writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills are expected. Candidates with Capitol Hill experience are preferred. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid security clearance. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and list of references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-305-13 Press Secretary/DC Scheduler: Texas Democrat seeks detail-oriented individual with advanced writing skills to manage and coordinate all communications activities, including media contacts. Responsibilities to include writing press releases and op-eds, responding to press inquiries, newsletter production, and maintaining Member website and social media accounts. Ability to quickly grasp issues and take proactive approach to media relations required. This position also includes managing the Member’s DC schedule. Texas ties and Spanish proficiency a plus. Previous Hill press experience preferred. To apply, please email resume with cover letter to email@example.com MEM-304-13 Senate Committee seeks an organized and detail oriented individual to serve as Chief Clerk. This position is nonpartisan and supports both the Majority and Minority Members and Staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing the Committee budget; processing vouchers for payment of Committee expenses; in-processing of new employees; handling all payroll transactions; coordinating all Committee travel; procuring office supplies, furniture and equipment; managing all administrative preparations and operations of Committee hearings/mark-ups/ meetings; maintaining personnel files, historical records, and financial data; developing and implementing administrative and emergency preparedness procedures; managing office moves and overseeing various general administrative functions of the Committee. The Chief Clerk will supervise the administrative staff in the office. Management and congressional experience are preferred. Position requires discretion and confidentiality. Security clearance is required. Ideal applicant will possess strong verbal and written skills, have the ability to multi-task. Applicants should send a resume to Intel_Applicants@ssci.senate.gov. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.