Thursday, April 30, 2015

US House Job Opportunities -- April 27th, 2015

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 April 27, 2015 MEM-119-15 Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth seeks an experienced Senior Legislative Assistant. Responsibilities will include managing the Congresswoman’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee portfolio, including her role as Ranking Member of the Transportation Subcommittee; managing her work on transportation, manufacturing, small business, tax/budget, appropriations, labor, and trade issues; serving as the Member’s liaison to the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and the Friends of Thailand Caucus; coordinating vote recommendations and reports from the legislative team; and helping oversee the member's legislative agenda. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resourceful, a strong team player, and will have substantial Hill experience as a legislative staffer. Strong oral and written communications skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and good judgment are essential. Veterans, minorities, women, and those with Illinois ties are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to MEM-117-15 West Coast Democrat seeks an innovative and self-directed Press Aide/Press Secretary to work in his Washington, DC office. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: • Coordinating and managing all district and national communications operations. • Developing and executing a proactive press strategy. • Drafting written materials including press releases, op-eds, and talking points. • Planning and coordinating press conferences and other media events. • Pitching and booking interviews with local and national media outlets. • Overseeing all social media platforms and website content. • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with members of the district and national media and acting as a spokesperson for the Member. Qualifications and Skills for the position: • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. • Excellent writing skills with a strong attention to detail. • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. • Applicants should have superior organizational abilities. • A successful candidate will be discreet, goal oriented, and driven. • Applicants should have prior relevant press experience and demonstrated social media expertise. • A sense of humor and the ability to work well as an individual and as a member of a team. • Spanish fluency is required. • An ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications or journalism and/or relevant professional experience. If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, references, and salary history to with “Press Aide/Press Secretary” in the subject line. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is not an entry level position. The deadline to apply is May 4, 2015. MEM-116-15 A Maryland Democrat is seeking a high energy, highly-organized, and detail oriented Field Representative for his District Office. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Serve as the official representative for the Member in the local community. • Act as liaison with federal, district, and local government agencies, political officials, and other community organizations to form effective relationships for the Member. • Monitor and update the Member and District Directors on district and local issues of importance. • Staff and provide logistical support for scheduled district meetings and events for the Member. • Assess local and casework related issues for problems requiring possible legislative action; make recommendations to the District Directors and Chief of Staff. • Answer casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents. • Provide casework assistance to constituents in a timely and efficient manner; proactively follow up on all open cases until a resolution is reached. • Train and supervise a staff of Interns to handle routine Office matters, such as incoming correspondence, visitors, telephone calls, and other issues that may arise. QUALIFICATIONS: • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail. • Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities. • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities. • Availability to work long hours, including nights and weekends, if needed. • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Thorough knowledge of legislative process. • Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Member is involved. • A working knowledge of the VA and military issues are preferred, but not required. • Maryland ties are a plus. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to No phone calls are walk-ins please. MEM-111-15 Senior Democratic Congresswoman seeks an experienced, organized and detail-oriented Scheduler/Office Manager for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing office calendars and visitor access to Member and staff in front office, organizing and tracking invitations, speaking engagements, travel reservations and other requests for the Member, coordinating with district staff, and maintaining administrative demands. The Scheduler/Office Manager will work closely with other staff members, particularly senior staffers, to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Ideal candidates are flexible, responsive, collaborative, work well under pressure and on short deadlines, and are able to balance competing demands. Candidates must be available to assist the Member outside of regular business hours. Applicants should also have a positive attitude, excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, political instincts and an 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. Ohio ties preferred. No phone calls, emails or drop-bys. Please submit cover letter, resume, and at least two references to MEM-110-15 Midwestern Democrat seeks Legislative Correspondent with strong research, writing, organizational and communications skills. Qualified candidates will have experience working in the House, a strong understanding of the legislative process and have worked with IQ. This position will be responsible for researching and drafting responses to constituents, building and maintaining constituent group mailing lists, and managing some legislative issues. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted by c.o.b. May 1 to MEM-108-15 Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives seeks a prolific writer. The writer will be responsible for writing in the Member’s unique voice for a weekly newsletter, op-eds, speeches, floor statements, press releases and more. The successful candidate may have decades of writing experience or s/he may be a gifted recent graduate who can adeptly turn a phrase. An ability to digest complicated policies and turn them into short and concise articles or statements is a necessity. The qualified applicant will have the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines. Basic knowledge and understanding of web site technology for producing and sending newsletter is a must. Please submit a resume and several types of writing samples to: by close of business May 1st. MEM-104-15 Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant. Duties include: answering telephones; 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. This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all Members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. 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 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE MEM-098-15 The Majority staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a health care professional with expert knowledge of drug interactions, pathology, and general issues regarding quality of care to serve as a Committee Investigator. Clinical experience and/or healthcare-related investigatory background preferred. Veterans with requisite experience strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to with “Health Care Investigator” in the subject line. No walk-ins please. MEM-097-15 The Majority staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a federal contracting professional with expert knowledge of federal statutes and regulations pertaining to acquisitions and procurement to serve as a Committee Investigator. At least 5 years of federal government acquisitions and procurement experience preferred, as is experience with facility construction contracts. Veterans with requisite experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to with “Contract Investigator” in the subject line. No walk-ins please. MEM-092-15 California Democrat (Rep. Jerry McNerney) seeks experienced communications director to develop and execute aggressive, proactive longterm media and outreach strategy. Responsibilities include serving as chief spokesperson, successfully pitching stories and press events to both national and local media outlets, responding to media inquiries, effectively messaging policy and other priorities, maintaining an active new media profile, and writing press releases, op-eds, speeches, talking points, and franked mail. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong editing and proofreading abilities, and the desire to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment are required. Candidate must be comfortable working closely with the Member and staff. Ideal candidate would be politically astute and have a good sense of humor. Desired qualities include the ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically. This position requires non-traditional hours and travel to the District. California ties, Hill experience, and Spanish literacy are a plus. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: No calls or drop ins, please. MEM-091-15 The Democratic staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is seeking a mid-level Health Counsel with 5 to 10 years of congressional experience on health policy issues including ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid. Attorneys with investigative or litigation experience are preferred. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to Please no phone calls.

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