Tuesday, February 11, 2014

US House Job Vacancies -- February 10th, 2014

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 February 10, 2014 MEM-127-14 Legislative Correspondent: Senior Midwest Democrat seeks a Legislative Correspondent to handle issue-specific constituent communications and legislative research. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting constituent correspondence, tracking legislation, meeting with constituents and interest groups, briefing the Congressman, and generally supporting the legislative and front office operations. Candidate must be highly dependable, flexible, and have superior organizational and writing skills. Knowledge of the legislative process and Indiana ties a plus. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to in01.resume@mail.house.gov. No calls, faxes, or drop-ins please. MEM-126-14 MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT: Freshman Democratic Member who is very active in military, veterans, and intelligence issues, seeks a legislative assistant to cover these areas and others that will be assigned. Duties include preparing and staffing the Member for meetings, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, contributing to floor speeches and other external communications, researching and advising the Member on bills and other issues, representing the Member in meetings, and drafting constituent correspondence. This is not an entry level position. Applicants must have military and/or defense related experience. The successful candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, be able to multi-task and thrive in a fast paced environment, and be a team player with a sense of humor. Legislative experience on the Hill and Hawaii ties a plus. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample (less than two pages) to hi02jobs@gmail.com with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line by COB on Wednesday, February 19. MEM-125-14 COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT— Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) is seeking a Communications Assistant in Washington, D.C., to assist with the Member’s external communications efforts. Responsibilities will include drafting media advisories and press releases; collating daily press clips and morning headlines; creating content for the Member’s social media accounts; developing graphic design and drafting constituent mail and managing the constituent mail program. The ideal candidate will be creative, have excellent written and oral communication skills, strongly proficient with digital and social media platforms, energetic and a detail-oriented team player able to multi-task and produce high-quality work on tight deadlines. Graphic and/or video editing skills are highly preferred. Michiganders are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two writing samples (no more than 1- page each) to michigan05jobs@gmail.com (subject line should read: Communications Assistant Application). No telephone calls, emails or walkins, please. MEM-123-14 Democratic Congressional committee seeks experienced tax attorney to advise on tax policy, brief Members and write Committee materials on budget implications of federal tax policies, and work with Congressional and outside experts on revenue options. Requires knowledge of corporate and individual tax policy, strong analytical and quantitative skills, strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines. Hill experience preferred. Email resume, two brief writing samples, and cover letter with subject line “revenue analyst” to revenue.analyst@mail.house.gov -- no phone calls or walk-ins. MEM-119-14 Transportation Legislative Assistant Opening: New Jersey Democrat is seeking a legislative assistant to handle the Member’s work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Responsibilities include: preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings and markups, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, researching and advising the Member on bills and other issues, representing the Member in meetings, and drafting constituent correspondence. Other issues to be handled include: labor, education, agriculture, and arts and humanities. The ideal candidate will have a transportation background and Hill experience. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and two brief writing samples to nj08jobs@gmail.com. Please no calls or drop-ins. MEM-108-14 Job Summary and Requirements: Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant. Duties include: answering telephones; assisting with the committee investigations production process; assisting with the tracking and processing of committee correspondence; providing administrative support in setting up committee meetings; and entering data and navigating databases with accuracy. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills and a professional telephone manner; good computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; ability to use good judgment in responding to inquiries and requests; and flexibility in assisting with daily tasks and projects. Applicant Instructions: Please email cover letter and resume with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. MEM-107-14 Labor Policy Counsel (Pensions): House Committee Democrats with jurisdiction over private sector employment issues seek highly motivated counsel or advisor to handle pension and retirement policy matters, including legislative and oversight work related to defined benefit pension plans, 401(k)’s, ERISA, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). While the core of the work will be focused on retirement issues, this position may cover additional areas within labor policy, to be determined. Candidates must have familiarity with ERISA and employment and labor law generally, with at least three years of experience working in these areas. Candidates must have excellent research and writing skills. Candidates must thrive in a fast-moving environment; be team-oriented, creative, and strategic; and have a positive, can-do attitude. Experience working on Capitol Hill is a plus. This position provides an opportunity to work for highly engaged, energetic Members of Congress and policy staff with a strong commitment to strengthening workers’ rights and working families’ retirement security .Equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to edlabor.press@mail.house.gov. MEM-106-14 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Southern conservative Democrat seeks a Communications Director to manage press operations in both the DC and District media markets. Responsibilities include pitching stories and responding to press inquiries; writing press releases, op-eds, and statements; coordinating in-district events; booking appearances on radio and television; ensuring an active online presence. Candidates must be proactive, team players, have excellent written and oral communications skills, substantial press experience, and the ability to work quickly and carefully under tight deadlines. Must work closely with DC and district staff to quickly grasp legislative and local issues and communicate them effectively. Knowledge of Energy and Commerce Committee issues, Southern ties, and campaign experience a plus. This position will be based in the DC office. Please email cover letter, resume, and at least 2 writing samples to GA12jobs@mail.house.gov. PAR-001-14 The Compilation of Precedents Office is looking for a DIGITAL EDITOR to join the office. The Digital Editor will assist the Legal Editors and the IT Director on a variety of projects relating to the publication of the precedents of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Office is nonpartisan and is affiliated with the House Parliamentarian’s Office. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  Maintaining, updating, and editing the Office’s SQL database for content and accuracy for publishable materials. Researching and composing reports from database to assist with Office’s needs. Utilizing technological knowledge to expand and enhance the database’s capabilities while maintaining accuracy and precision.  Working closely with the IT Director on developing other research methods and composition techniques based on current capabilities and in accordance with Government Printing Office’s technology/standards.  Assisting the Legal Editors in preparation for publications of various products. This will include citation checking, basic copy editing, and style checking consistent with internal, GPO, and legal standards.  Acting as a liaison between the Office and the GPO in production and distribution of products. The Digital Editor will potentially oversee work of GPO detailees and interns working on various projects for office.  Creating new research reports from a variety of sources (including internal database, various government and legal databases, and working with various House staff) as needed. REQUIREMENTS  Bachelor’s degree required.  Excellent computer database management essential. Knowledge of SQL, XML, Microsoft Office, and publication software preferred.  Excellent editing skills and commitment to detail essential. Legal or citation checking helpful.  Commitment to nonpartisan atmosphere essential. Knowledge of Hill or legislative processes helpful, but not essential.  Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative matter essential. Ability to be a self-starter also essential. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Please send cover letter, resume sample, and either a writing sample or digital portfolio to Andrew Neal, Compilation of Precedents Editor, by email only to Andrew.neal@mail.house.gov by March 1, 2014. Hire date April 1, 2014

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