Monday, December 22, 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 _____________________________________________________________________________ INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of December 22, 2014 MEM-412-14 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Spring 2015. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos, assisting with front office duties, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. California residents or strong ties to San Diego are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Spring Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-411-14 The majority staff of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is looking for undergraduate and/or graduate interns for Spring 2015 under. Interns will have the responsibilities of providing legislative, general administrative support, answering phones, and other duties as assigned. Interns will be given opportunities to engage in substantive work, attend hearings and educational briefings, and will in all regards be treated as an integral member of the full-time staff. Spring Internships typically run from the beginning of January through the middle of May. Specific dates will be determined with each intern based on their individual schedules. Interns will be assigned to assist the full committee in the front office or with one of our subcommittees (Oversight, Energy, Environment, Research & Technology, and Space). Interns are preferred to work full time, however schedules are worked out on an individual basis. Previous Capitol Hill experience preferred but not required. This is a paid internship. Those interested in an internship opportunity for Spring 2015 are encouraged to submit a resume listing two references and a cover letter to HouseScienceOpenings@gmail.com. No telephone calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please. MEM-410-14 House Judiciary Committee press office seeks motivated, detail-oriented and highly energetic full-time (20+ hours a week) press intern. Duties include compiling daily news clips, issue tracking and research, drafting media releases and other communications materials, maintaining press contact lists, special event support, and conceptualizing social media content. A background in journalism or communications and special skills such as photography, video editing and graphic design a plus, but not required. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Michigan ties are a plus. Start and end dates are flexible. This internship is unpaid, but the office will accommodate applicants seeking to earn academic credit. Please submit a one page resume, a short writing sample, and a cover letter that includes date and hours of availability to HouseJudiciaryDems@gmail.com. MEM-408-14 Internships are currently available in Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s (CA-19) Washington, D.C. office for the 2014 Winter Semester. Congresswoman Lofgren represents California’s 19th Congressional District, which lies in the heart of California’s “Silicon Valley”. Interns have the chance to experience the fast-paced atmosphere of a busy Congressional office and gain invaluable work experience. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the legislative process. Interns’ responsibilities will vary—in addition to answering phones and running errands around the Capitol, interns will have the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings, research legislation for legislative staff, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Qualified applicants must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, a demonstrated work ethic, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. A successful candidate will be motivated, able to multitask, and have the ability to work well under pressure. Full-time and part-time internship positions are available beginning January 5, 2014. Part-time interns must work at least three full days a week. Internships are unpaid. California-19 and/or California ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should apply through http://lofgren.house.gov/. Please cite Brad Traverse as source of this lead. MEM-407-14 Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) is currently seeking a full-time intern to start the first week of January with a flexible end date. Ideal candidates have excellent writing and research skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness to complete tasks as assigned. Intern responsibilities include researching and writing Congressional correspondence, helping constituents find information and fielding constituent phone calls. This internship also provides the opportunity to work closely with staff members and assist in various projects. Washington ties are preferred, but are not required. If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and two references to: email@example.com. Please include “WA-02 Internship” in the subject line. MEM-405-14 Our Washington interns will be exposed to a wide range of activities on Capitol Hill. They will be asked to answer phones, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attends hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns will need to be able to communicate professionally, balance multiple tasks at once, and have a teachable attitude. As a result, interns will learn about the legislative process, the various functions of a Congressional office, and the way things work on Capitol Hill. It is an invaluable opportunity for both educational and professional development. MEM-404-14 Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office from January through April. Candidates should be collegial, professional, quick learners, and phenomenal team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are imperative. Duties include assisting staff with legislative, administrative, and press related projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings and meetings, answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the US Capitol, assisting with scheduling, sorting and distributing mail, and managing tour and flag requests. Full-time candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and dates of availability to Garamendi.Internships@mail.house.gov. MEM-403-14 The Office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) is seeking a full- or parttime intern for our Washington, D.C. office for the spring semester (January- May 2015). Qualified candidates are well organized, have good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. The intern will assist in the day-to-day operations of a DC Congressional office by supporting members of staff with constituent communication, legislative research, and administrative activities. Maine or New England ties are appreciated but not necessary. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing availability to our intern coordinator, Evan Johnston, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-402-14 Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) is currently seeking a full-time intern to start the first week of January with a flexible end date. Ideal candidates have excellent writing and research skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness to complete tasks as assigned. Intern responsibilities include researching and writing Congressional correspondence, helping constituents find information and fielding constituent phone calls. This internship also provides the opportunity to work closely with staff members and assist in various projects. Washington ties are highly-preferred, but are not required. If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and two references to: email@example.com. Please include “WA-02 Internship” in the subject line. MEM-399-14 The Office of Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) is currently seeking a full-time intern for our Washington, D.C. office for the spring session (January-May 2015). Qualified candidates are well organized, with good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. Duties include but are not limited to, answering phones, compiling briefing binders, performing legislative research, assisting in press work, and attending briefings. This opportunity offers a great opportunity to see the inner workings of a congressional office from a senior member. Applicants must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to represent the 29th district of Texas. Also, an intern with Texas ties and Spanish proficiency is preferred but not mandatory. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to our intern coordinator, Kendrick Vela, at Kendrick.Vela@mail.house.gov. MEM-398-14 The Washington, DC, office of a Senior Member of the Ways and Means Committee has unpaid Press internship openings to begin immediately. Press interns are expected to work long hours and commit between 3-5 days per week. Internship duties include, but are not limited to compiling and daily clips, drafting press releases and op-eds, proofreading and editing, maintaining press lists, updating Member's communications calendar, website and social media platforms. Intern may also assist with answering phones, incoming and outgoing mail, addressing constituent concerns, and assisting the Legislative/District office staff. Strong writing skills are needed and familiarity with new media and website development is a plus. Priority will be given to those with journalism or communications education/experience. The ideal candidate will be creative, motivated, mature, detail-orientated, and possess the ability to multi-task under high pressure. This is a great opportunity for college students and recent graduates. To apply for the position, please send your cover letter, resume and writing sample addressed to the Comm. Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Press Intern. MEM-396-14 Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11) seeks motivated, detail-oriented, personable and organized interns to join his Washington, DC office for the 2015 spring semester. Applicants should have strong conservative values, excellent communication skills, and a committed work ethic. Duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, processing mail, researching legislation, drafting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, and assisting front office staff. Applications are considered for this unpaid internship on a rolling basis; preference will be given to candidates who are available to intern full-time. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Ashley Howes at email@example.com. North Carolina ties are preferred, but not required MEM-394-14 A Conservative Republican from Florida is currently seeking un-paid interns for this Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, handling constituent phone calls, composing correspondence, conducting capitol tours, and attending congressional hearings and briefings. Candidates should be professional, organized, and eager to learn. Florida ties are preferred, but all applicants are encouraged to apply. Please email your cover letter, resume, and availability to FL11internship@gmail.com. MEM-392-14 Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) seeks full time hard working intern for immediate hire. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending various briefings, providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Send a resume and a cover letter to Stephen.Hostelley@mail.house.gov. Ohio candidates are strongly preferred. MEM-391-14 The Office of Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL-24) seeks full-time and part-time interns for the Spring 2015 semester. Opportunities will include: Working with staff to advance Congresswoman Wilson’s legislative priorities. Researching and drafting talking points, press releases, memos, letters, and social media posts. Supporting the press team by tracking and compiling press clips, organizing press conferences, and monitoring social media profiles. Attending hearings, meetings, and briefings. Interacting with constituents, interest groups, and renowned stakeholders. Providing administrative support such as answering phones, sorting mail, leading capitol tours, managing flag requests, and undertaking special projects. Candidates who reside in Florida’s 24th Congressional District or have ties to Florida are preferred. Candidates should have strong writing, communication, and people skills. Additionally, candidates should be available to serve from January through May/June. Please email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and dates of availability to Jean.Roseme@Mail.House.Gov by Friday, December 12, 2014. Include “Spring Congressional Internship” in the subject line. This is an unpaid internship. MEM-390-14 A Democratic California Congressman is seeking highly motivated interns to join his Washington, D.C. office for a part- or full-time, unpaid internship from December to March, with flexible start and end dates. Candidates should be organized, professional, quick learners, and team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are important. Main responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting staff with legislative and press-related projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings, and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol. Other responsibilities include: assisting with scheduling, answering phone calls, and processing mail. Candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Intern.Resume@mail.house.gov. MEM-388-14 Massachusetts Democratic office seeks an undergraduate or graduate level students as well as recent graduates for Winter/Spring 2015 internships. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, and assist with correspondence, as well as attend some Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events. All internships are unpaid, but if your college or university offers credit hours we are more than happy to complete any necessary evaluations. Massachusetts ties and previous internship experience preferred. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and available hours to NewEnglandResumes@mail.house.gov. MEM-387-14 The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology is seeking full-time interns starting in January 2015. Interns are asked to work with staff to help prepare for committee hearings and markups. Interns will work on substantive research projects and press matters. Additionally, interns are critical to the daily operation of the office including tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and filing official documents. Interested applicants should visit the Committee’s website at http://democrats.science.house.gov/contact-us. Please fill out the application provided and send in a resume and two professional references. MEM-386-14 The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard is seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to fill internship positions through April/May. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, conducting Capitol Tours, sorting incoming mail, attending briefings, conducting legislative research and performing other administrative tasks. Successful candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong attentiveness to detail, an ability to work in a fastpaced environment, an eagerness to learn about the political process and congressional affairs, as well as full week availability. Spanish-fluency and California ties are a plus. Please send a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample (no longer than one page), and dates of availability to Adam.Sachs@mail.house.gov with “Intern” in the subject line. MEM-385-14 The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) is seeking applications for internships starting in January 2015. As a fast-paced office for an active member of the Democratic leadership, we expect a lot from our interns and pride ourselves on an excellent internship program. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing assistance to the legislative staff. Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Intern Application.” MEM-384-14 The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) is seeking applications for internships starting in January 2015. As a fast-paced office for an active member of the Democratic leadership, we expect a lot from our interns and pride ourselves on an excellent internship program. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing assistance to the legislative staff. Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Intern Application.” MEM-383-14 Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for January through May 2015. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, and attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars of interest. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate (with a good understanding of MS Office). This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to Samuel Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-382-14 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a fulltime or part-time intern for the Spring of 2015. This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. To apply, please send a resume, three references, writing sample, and cover letter to email@example.com, with the subject ‘Norton Internship’. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-381-14 Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) is accepting applications for legislative internship positions available in his Washington D.C. office for the upcoming Spring term. This unpaid internship will provide an invaluable handson experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings on behalf of staff, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Interns will also be given the opportunity to draft memos, write letters, and become a team member in a fast-paced and collegial office. Qualified applicants will possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, acute attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. This is an excellent opportunity for college students seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Ties to New York’s Fifth Congressional District are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Jordan.Morris@mail.house.gov with “Your Last Name-Internship App” in the subject line. Please also include dates and times of availability. MEM-380-14 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a fulltime or part-time Press and Social Media intern for the Spring of 2015. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to compiling press clips, monitoring daily news, drafting talking points and press releases, updating social media and working closely with the communications director. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in public relations or journalism, possess strong written communications skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and professional manner. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided, but student can qualify for academic credit depending on the requirements of the college or university. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (in the form of a speech or press release) and dates of availability with "Norton Internship" in the subject line to Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-379-14 The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent full-time or part-time interns to start for winter session (December/January – early spring). This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fastpaced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent correspondence, producing daily press clips, and leading tours of the Capitol. This is a unique opportunity and prime for students or recent grads who are interested in learning about the legislative process or may eventually want to work for the federal government. To apply, please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to email@example.com, and expect a response within a week. Those with Washington state ties strongly encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! MEM-377-14 Nevada Republican seeks an intern for the Spring 2015 semester. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, and assist with correspondence, as well as attend Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events. Our office is looking for an intern with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be self-starters, take and listen to direction, and be willing to work both independently as well as part of a team environment. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to do assist with daily office tasks. Nevada ties preferred. Interns must be able to commit three full days a week (9:00am-6:00pm) at minimum. Students welcome to apply. Those interested please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-376-14 The office of Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) is currently seeking highly motivated and organized applicants for a full or part-time unpaid internship for the 2015 spring internship program. Starting dates run from early January with flexible end dates. Candidates should possess interest in the legislative process, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail. Responsibilities will mostly include, but are not limited to: answering phones, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending and summarizing hearings and/or briefings for legislative staff, and performing various administrative tasks. Ohio ties are preferred, but are not required. The months of the internship may vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with "2015 Spring Internship" in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins will be accepted. MEM-375-14 Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-2) seeks energetic, motivated, and detailoriented winter and spring interns for DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: staffing the front desk area and greeting all office visitors, leading constituents on capitol tours, processing mail, attending hearings and meetings, researching issue areas and writing legislative briefings and memos, and providing general administrative support for staff and the Member. New England ties preferred. All internships are unpaid. Please send cover letter and resume to NH02.Internship@mail.house.gov along with your dates of availability. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. MEM-374-14 The Office of Congressman Robert A. Brady (PA-01) seeks interns for Spring 2015 (Jan-May). Internship responsibilities will include: assisting with research, processing mail, data entry, reception duties, office errands, and other duties as assigned by the Intern Supervisor. Ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication abilities, a willingness to learn, basic knowledge of the political process, and a firm opinion on the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania ties preferred. Both full and part time will be considered. Please send a resume, cover letter (including availability), and writing sample to Liz Leibowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls or drop-ins. MEM-373-14 Progressive Maryland Democrat seeks qualified interns to join her District office for unpaid Constituent Services and Outreach internships during the Spring 2015 term (January – April/May). Constituent Service Internship - Constituent Service Interns will work in the District office to assist Constituent Service Representatives. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent files, gathering information from federal agencies, and answering constituent calls. S/he will monitor congressional inquiries through online databases. Outreach Internship - The Outreach Intern will work in the District office supporting the team with a variety of outreach projects and activities, including event planning, and advocacy communications. The Outreach Intern also conducts project research using the web and traditional sources such as booth set up at events. S/he helps develop several databases and lists of state, local/civic, and federal organizations and government agencies. S/he must monitor local and national media through print, online/blog and television news media. The Outreach Intern also responds to outreach-related initiatives and assists with general outreach efforts. Ideal candidates for both positions will be detailed oriented, well organized, and able to conduct research. Interns should also possess strong written and verbal communication skills in a professional setting. Undergraduates and recent graduates of any major with ties to Maryland are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter stating your availability, and a brief and relevant writing sample (maximum one page) by November 28th to email@example.com. MEM-372-14 Progressive Maryland Democrat seeks qualified interns to join her Washington, D.C. office for an unpaid legislative internship during the Spring 2015 term (January – April/May). Applicants should have a familiarity with the legislative process and have a desire to learn while being a part of a hardworking team. Ideal candidates will possess strong writing and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated interest in legislative issues, the ability to multi-task and conduct research, and an enthusiastic attitude. Interns will have the opportunity to assist staff with legislative and scheduling projects, attend briefings and hearings, draft memos, sort and distribute mail, and give Capitol tours. Candidates with Maryland ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter stating your availability, and a brief and relevant writing sample (maximum one page) by November 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-367-14 The Office of Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA) is seeking full-time interns to aid our administrative and legislative teams. Responsibilities include: researching legislative issues, attending legislative hearings, answering phone calls, processing constituent mail, giving Capitol tours, and assisting in any other special projects/tasks that may arise. Applicants should be self-motivated, reliable, hardworking, and have strong communication skills. Massachusetts ties preferred, but not required. Previous internship experience is a plus. Spring 2015 internships start early January and run through the end of the semester (usually the middle of May). Internships are unpaid. Academic credit is available. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a one-page writing sample to email@example.com. MEM-365-14 Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) has full-time and part-time, unpaid internships available for the spring session (January-May) in his Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, should have a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. Although internships are unpaid, our office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university. All interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2015 Spring Internship” in the subject line. MEM-349-14 The Office of Congressman Reid Ribble is seeking qualified candidates to intern full time in our Washington, D.C. office starting in January 2015. We are interested in candidates of all academic disciplines. Interns will assist the staff with a variety of tasks, including office administration, legislative research, constituent correspondence, and other duties as assigned. Administration will include daily tasks such as welcoming guests, being aware of the Congressman’s and staff’s schedules, answering phones, constituent tours, mail administration, and other duties. Legislative research and constituent correspondence will include being aware of current and pending legislation, researching legislation for constituent correspondence, attending briefings, and other duties. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational abilities, a good work ethic, an ability to work independently, and the drive to take the initiative in a fast-paced environment. If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send resume, writing samples, and references to email@example.com.
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 December 22, 2014 MEM-414-14 Director of Investigations (Washington, DC) -- The Committee on Ethics seeks an experienced attorney to serve as the Director of Investigations for the Committee. The Director will manage the Committee’s nonpartisan staff of attorneys and other professionals who are responsible for conducting investigations and adjudicatory and disciplinary proceedings regarding Members and staff of the U.S. House of Representatives. This is a nonpartisan position which requires the ability to serve all Members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience with complex investigations, outstanding analytical and written and oral communication skills, and the sound judgment necessary to evaluate the sensitive matters that arise before the Committee. Experience in one or more of the following areas is also desirable: government ethics, criminal law, civil litigation, administrative investigations and adjudications, depositions, and familiarity with Congress and its unique institutional prerogatives. Previous management experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the phrase “Director of Investigations” in the subject line. MEM-409-14 Congressman Xavier Becerra is seeking to immediately fill a full-time job opening for a Senior Field Deputy position in his district office. The Senior Field Deputy serves as the congressman’s liaison with the community, local organizations and government agencies; staff and/or represent the congressman at events; advise the congressman about local issues; help organize community based meetings and events; implement proactive constituent outreach program; prepare Member for speeches and Meetings; draft correspondence. Supervise field team and district activities. This position may require work hours beyond the normal 8-hour work day and may also include work on weekends and holidays. Qualifications • Strong written, communication, analytical, and organization skills; an ability to relate well with individuals of diverse backgrounds; impeccable customer service manners; and superior public speaking skills. • Prefer four years of experience working directly with the community at large. Supervisorial experience required. • Good computer skills, including proficiency and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and Power Point. • Bachelor’s degree preferred. • Candidate must have a thorough understanding of government agencies and structure (county, state and federal). • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively as a member of a team, be able to meet strict deadlines, balance multiple projects simultaneously and work under pressure. Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. • Candidate should demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment to excellence, upbeat demeanor and flexibility. • Candidate should expect weekend, some holidays, and after-hours assignments. • Salary will depend on the experience of the applicant. All interested individuals should email or fax a cover letter, resume (including salary history) to: Resume.California@mail.house.gov or fax (213) 481-1429. No phone calls please. MEM-406-14 Progressive Democratic Member of the Judiciary Committee seeks Legislative Assistant/Counsel, potentially to fill Legislative Director position, to staff Member on committee matters. Qualified applicants will also be considered for Legislative Director position. Legislative portfolio will include criminal justice and drug policy, civil rights and civil liberties, immigration, and intellectual property. Responsibilities include assisting with management of legislative staff, preparing materials for hearings, drafting legislation, meeting with stakeholders, writing talking points, coordinating with Communications Director and representing the Member at meetings and events. If selected as Legislative Director, will be responsible for directing legislative agenda, managing legislative staff, and editing constituent correspondence and all other written material. Applicants should have strong organizational, writing, and communication skills and be detail oriented. This is not an entry level position. A JD and substantial Hill experience, including thorough knowledge of House rules and legislative process are required. Should also have ability to work in a fast-paced environment while keeping a sense of humor. Management/supervision experience preferred. Tennessee ties are a plus. Please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to email@example.com. No phone calls or drop-ins. MEM-401-14 Hawaii Democratic member seeks a hardworking DC-based Press Secretary to join a busy and proactive team. Applicant must have previous speech writing experience; experience working with the media; thrive at multitasking and working long hours; have sound political judgment; and a social media background. Responsibilities include: speech writing, drafting news releases, talking points, and op-eds; preparing the member for television and print interviews; responding to press inquiries in a timely and appropriate manner; oversee compilation of daily news clips; monitoring the news/social media platforms throughout the day; maintaining and growing the office’s new media presence; and developing website content. Duties also include: staffing the member at public events; booking interviews and pitching stories; developing relationships with national and Hawai‘i reporters; managing and updating official website; and developing and implementing strategic communications plans. Must be a team player and have a good sense of humor. This is not an entry-level position. Professional communications and on-therecord experience is required. Capitol Hill experience and Hawai‘i ties are preferred. Candidates should have knowledge of the legislative process, as well as the ability to identify local and national press opportunities. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no phone calls or drop bys. MEM-400-14 Liberal Northeastern House full committee chairman seeks a Staff Assistant/Scheduler to manage the Members schedule, staff the front desk, greet constituents, and answer telephones and to arrange tours. Qualified applicants should have a very positive attitude, strong organizational skills, orientation to detail, should possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to multi-task. Responsibilities will include opening and sorting mail and faxes, assisting in data entry and management of the constituent mail system, drafting constituent correspondence and assisting the Member and staff with various projects. The Staff Assistant is also responsible for some office administration, including maintaining office supplies and supervising office interns. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to Pa.CongressionalResume@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins please. This position opens in early January, 2015. MEM-397-14 Senior, progressive California member seeks highly proactive, experienced communications professional to serve as district-based Communications Manager. Responsibilities include developing and implementing a strategic district – based communications plan, including substantial media and constituent outreach. Potential candidate must have proven track record with traditional and ethnic press, broadcast and digital media, and strong pitching skills. Outstanding writing skills are required for varying mediums including: remarks for events, press statements, social media, op-eds, and keynote speeches. Demonstrated ability to organize constituencies and stakeholders is also required. Ideal candidates will have political savvy, depth of communications experience, and desire to work long hours in a fast-paced and results- oriented environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples and salary requirements to email@example.com. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. OGC-001-14 The Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) of the United States House of Representatives is accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. OGC is a non-partisan office that provides legal advice and representation, without regard to political affiliation, to the House of Representatives as an institution, as well as to Members, committees, officers, and employees of the House on matters related to their official responsibilities. OGC litigates at both the trial and appellate levels in various courts around the country. It also provides dayto- day legal advice on a broad array of legal issues including, but not limited to, constitutional law, the interpretation and application of federal statutes, the construction and application of House rules, contracts, torts, immigration, and intellectual property. For more information about OGC, please see http://www.ogc.house.gov/. OGC’s Paralegal will be responsible for formatting, cite checking and proof reading legal pleadings; ensuring that all legal pleadings comply with applicable court rules; filing legal pleadings in federal and state courts; otherwise assisting OGC lawyers as needed, including assisting in preparing them for court appearances; conducting factual research; drafting correspondence; maintaining, managing, and archiving office files; assisting with the management of OGC’s electronic database; assisting with general office management; and performing other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Normal hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., although additional hours will be required from time to time. Minimum Requirements: (1) excellent academic credentials; (2) at least five years’ experience as a litigation paralegal or in a similar position; (3) excellent organizational skills; (4) excellent research skills; (5) excellent computer skills (including familiarity with Westlaw, Word/WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat, PACER and ECF, document review platforms, and database management applications); (6) strong writing skills; (7) a non-partisan temperament; and (8) the ability to work well with colleagues in a fast-paced environment. Email resume and cover letter to OGC.Employment@mail.house.gov. Your cover letter should indicate the date you are available to start work. MEM-395-14 Ohio Democratic Member seeks a hardworking Press Secretary to join a busy and proactive team. Applicant must have previous speech writing experience; thrive at multitasking and working long hours; and, have sound political judgment. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, speech writing, drafting news releases, talking points, and op-eds; responding to press inquiries in a timely and appropriate manner; early daily news clips; monitoring the news/ social media platforms throughout the day; and supervising the development of website and social media content. Duties also include: booking interviews and pitching stories; developing relationships with reporters; organizing events; and developing and implementing media, communications, and public relations strategies. The successful applicant must be a team player, and will work closely with the Chief of Staff, Communications Director, and D.C./ District team. This is not an entry-level position. Professional communications and on-therecord experience is required. Hill experience and familiarity with Ohio, especially Northeastern Ohio, is strongly preferred. Candidates should have knowledge of the legislative process, as well as the ability to identify local and national press opportunities. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and three original writing samples to District11Resumes@mail.house.gov with “PRESS SECRETARY” in the subject line. No walk-ins or phone calls MEM-393-14 Florida Democrat seeks a highly-organized, detail-oriented Deputy Scheduler/Office Manager for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking invitations, speaking engagements and scheduling requests for the Member; travel reservations; and coordinating with district office. Additionally, the Deputy Scheduler/Office Manager will work closely with the Chief of Staff to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Ideal candidates are nimble, can work under pressure, be a team player, and are able to navigate competing demands. Candidates must be on call and available to assist the Member after regular business hours. Applicants must also have excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, savvy political instincts, poise and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. This is not an entry-level position. Previous Capitol Hill operational and/or scheduling experience is required. Florida ties preferred. No phone calls, emails or drop-bys. Please submit resume to FL23Resume@mail.house.gov. MEM-389-14 Republican Committee seeks Executive Assistant for full committee Chief of Staff. Executive Assistant will work closely with Chief of Staff, assisting with projects, managing daily schedule, and various other tasks as needed. Ideal candidate will be incredibly well organized, be able to anticipate issues and needs, and have the initiative to identify problems and come up with solutions to address them. A positive attitude is essential. Capitol Hill experience is a plus but new graduates are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to GOPcommittee@gmail.com.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Congressman Rodney Davis is seeking to round out his legislative team with a legislative assistant to manage health care, energy, financial services and other policy areas. The preferred candidate is a team-oriented, self-starting, strong writer with at least two-years of hill experience and Illinois ties. Responsibilities include rapid response to constituent inquiries (mail and phone), monitoring the House floor, generating ideas for legislation, and other tasks. The ability to manage multiple projects with deadlines, communicate effectively with member, and work well with existing team are critical. To be considered, interested candidates should e-mail their cover letter, resume, and best writing sample related to their legislative work to Jen.Daulby@mail.house.gov with Legislative Assistant in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 30th.