Tuesday, January 19, 2016
US House Job Opportunities -- January 18th, 2016
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 January 18, 2016 MEM-029-16 Senior Democrat seeks Communications Director to manage legislative and local press priorities. The applicant must be a hard worker who possesses excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate has Hill and political experience. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. MEM-027-16 Northeast Republican in the House seeks a hard-working Press Secretary/Communications Director in Washington, D.C. office to implement a dynamic communications strategy. Duties include performing day-to-day operations of an active press office; managing the website and all social media accounts; developing and generating content for press releases, e-newsletters, talking points, speeches, columns, advertisements, and franked mail; and building press relations with local, regional, and DC press. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, demonstrated abilities in digital media and communication, and previous Hill or campaign experience. Candidates must be able to execute a media and communications plan in line with the unique priorities of the Congressman and views of the district. Send resume, writing sample, cover letter, and salary range to PressRez@gmail.com. MEM-021-16 Senior Member of Congress seeks General Counsel – the ideal candidate would have experience in a wide range of legal and administrative, legislative, and ethics issues relevant to a small government agency. Relevant policy experience and advanced degree(s) valued over Capitol Hill or political work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, strong writing, speaking and analytical skills, be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. Overseas travel will be required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-020-16 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks a Global Security/ Political Military Affairs Policy Advisor – Ideal candidate would have experience in areas including: transnational security threats; arms control; monitoring compliance with international instruments; and working with international organizations with a security dimension such as OSCE and NATO. Area studies expertise in Europe and Eurasia is also a plus. Relevant policy experience and advanced degree(s) valued over Capitol Hill or political work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, strong writing, speaking and analytical skills, be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. Overseas travel will be required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. MEM-019-16 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks Middle-Eastern Policy Advisor – the ideal candidate would have extensive and broad experience as a Middle East expert with experience in formulating policies to deal with political movements, security issues, and human rights challenges in the Middle East. Area studies expertise in the Middle East is also a plus as is deep knowledge of Arab cultures and fluency in Arabic language. Relevant policy experience and advanced degree(s) valued over Capitol Hill or political work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, strong writing, speaking and analytical skills, be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. Overseas travel will be required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-018-16 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks a Russian Policy Advisor – the ideal candidate would have extensive and broad expertise as a Russia expert with experience in formulating policies to deal with both security and human rights challenges posed by Russia. Specific expertise on Russia’s interaction with international organizations such as the OSCE and international instruments such as the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty and the Open Skies Agreement are a plus. Area studies expertise in Eurasia is also a plus as is proficiency in Russian and other Eurasian languages. Relevant policy experience and advanced degree(s) valued over Capitol Hill or political work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, strong writing, speaking and analytical skills, be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. Overseas travel will be required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. MEM-016-16 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks a press secretary for his Washington office. Spanish skills and Hill experience a plus. Send resume, brief writing sample, and three references to DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. No drop-ins please. MEM-455-15 Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (NY-25) seeks a Legislative Director. Responsibilities include developing and overseeing the Congresswoman’s legislative agenda, managing a large legislative staff, editing written material, and handling a legislative portfolio, including health and pro-choice issues. Candidates should have at least five years of legislative experience, a deep understanding of legislative process, a passion for public policy, strong writing and communications skills, experience working with external stakeholders, and the ability to work collaboratively. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-454-15 U.S. Member of Congress in New York seeking a Staff Assistant for the D.C. Office. Individuals should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple tasks, possess strong computing skills, and have a solid work ethic. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering and screening telephone calls, organizing and managing the front office, greeting constituents and visitors, preparing and coordinating requests for tours, congressional proclamations and other recognitions, monitoring deliveries, tracking and managing office supplies and materials, assisting staff with projects, research and assignments. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and experience with communications or graphic design is desired but not required. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, and resume to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov Please be sure to put STAFF ASSISTANT in the subject line. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS MEM-453-15 U.S. Member of Congress in New York seeking a District Caseworker. Congressional District Office is seeking a full time Caseworker. A highly motivated and experienced candidate will be responsible for helping navigate constituents through governmental services, particularly in the policy/issue areas of: immigration, veterans’ affairs, social security, housing, and assessing casework and community outreach activities for matters affecting or warranting potential legislative action. The successful candidate must possess previous experience in immigration laws, outreach, organizing and case management. Prior experience working for federal, state or local unit of government is a plus. Ideal candidate must have excellent oral and written skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, highly organized, self-motivated and able to perform in a fast pace environment. Bilingual/multilingual is a plus. Valid driver’s license desired. Availability for Evening and Weekend assignments is required. Salary commensurate with experience Please e-mail resume and cover letter to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov. Please be sure to put CASEWORKER in the subject line. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS MEM-452-15 U.S. Member of Congress in New York seeking a District Representative. Seeking a team player capable of representing the Member and the office of the Congressional district within his/her designated area. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to community outreach activities and public speaking; responding to constituent case work through correspondence, meeting with constituents, as well as, with local businesses, merchants associations, community-based organizations and agencies to assist in navigating the services provided by the federal government. Organizing and participating in community projects and events. Working with the District Director to develop and execute outreach strategies for the district. Serve as liaison to Community Boards, Precincts Councils and Block Associations. Attend and speak at meetings and/or events on the Member’s behalf. Must have extraordinary interpersonal skills, be constituent service oriented, exhibit a professional demeanor and work ethic and have excellent writing skills. Bilingual a plus. We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual, who is detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure. Valid driver’s license desired. Availability for Evening and Weekend assignments is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov Please be sure to put DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE in the subject line. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS. MEM-451-15 U.S. Member of Congress in New York seeking a Communications Director to develop and implement aggressive communications strategy with local and national media. Ideal applicant is a quick and clean writer, detail-oriented, able to juggle numerous tasks successfully and best under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include writing press releases, speeches, op-eds, talking points, franked mail pieces and newsletters; coordinating interviews with reporters, set up press events and press conferences, developing relationships with the media; implementing district outreach activities (as it relates to press); responding to media inquiries and coordinating the office’s online and social media operations. Requires strong written and oral communication skills, creativity, and the ability to work well with legislative and district office staff. An ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of communications experience, a demonstrated understanding of federal politics and policy and a desire to work in a fast-paced and fluid environment. Bilingual a plus. Valid driver’s license desired. Availability for Evening and Weekend assignments is required. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov. Please be sure to put COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR in the subject line. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS. MEM-449-15 The office of Congressman Brendan Boyle is seeking a Constituent Services Representative in his Norristown district office beginning in January 2016. General responsibilities will include working with constituents and federal agencies on individual and community-based issues, answering constituent phone calls, sorting mail, maintaining office files and supply inventories, as well as other administrative tasks as needed. Successful candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be team oriented and comfortable working both independently and as part of a group. Candidates should be self-starters, able to take and listen to direction and should display a willingness to continuously learn new skills. Candidates with fluency or strong verbal and written proficiency in Spanish are strongly preferred, and strong working knowledge of or connection with Montgomery County and the 13th congressional district is a plus. Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please list “Constituent Services Representative” in the subject line. MEM-448-15 The district office of Congressman Brendan Boyle is looking for a Special Assistant/Constituent Service Representative to help coordinate the Member’s in-district events and other logistics, in addition to working with the constituents of the 13th congressional district. Successful candidates will possess strong oral and written communication skills and a temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner at all times. Assistant Duties include (but are not limited to): Transporting the Member to in-district and regional events as needed and ensuring the member is keeping to his schedule at all times. Ensuring that the Member has necessary event related materials, talking points, and other items as needed. Coordinating event photo records, taking pictures at events of the Member. Ensuring that the member has all nonspecific event materials available at all times (business cards, office information). Possessing the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization as related to the member’s schedule and itinerary within specific events. Other miscellaneous tasks as needed. Office/Constituent Service Duties include (but are not limited to): Working with constituents in the district office to resolve or address issues with various federal agencies or other community problems. Answering phones and interacting with constituents via email and written correspondence. Working with other district staff to maintain office filing system. Other administrative tasks as needed. Thoroughness and careful attention to detail, full-time availability, flexible scheduling (including working evenings and weekends on an as-needed basis), ownership of a car and having a valid driver’s license are all required. Successful applicants will be able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to improvise in a variety of settings. Previous experience working legislative or government affairs is a plus. Candidates with a strong working knowledge of the City of Philadelphia, Montgomery County, personal connections or residency in the 13th congressional district and familiarity with local transportation are strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list “Special Assistant” in the subject line. MEM-445-15 Senior Democratic Member of Congress seeks an energetic, organized, creative, self-starter to join the team of her very active and visible constituent services staff. The Events Coordinator is also a caseworker who helps constituents with federal issues but spends part of the time managing and directing very diverse city-wide and neighborhood events that relate to the Congresswoman’s congressional and constituent responsibilities, including staying on top of everyday events in the Member’s district that keep the community connected to the Member’s work. The Events Coordinator takes the lead to develop major events, among them, the Tax Fair, Small Business Fair, Job Fair, and Black History Month events. Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks. The office prizes staff able to think outside the box and work independently while also being available to assist in co-worker projects where necessary or requested. Prior community or event planning experience is desirable. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and communication skills, experience interacting with the public and leadership qualities. Candidate must be a resident of the District of Columbia or willing to move immediately to DC if hired. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and references to: (202) 225-1129 (fax) or to email@example.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! This position is open until filled. Salary: based on skill and experience level. MEM-444-15 Office of Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) seeks an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly organized Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include managing front office operations, processing tour and flag requests, overseeing intern program, providing assistance to Office Manager and legislative team, and a wide variety of other tasks. Applicant must have a great sense of humor, strong writing skills, the ability to learn quickly, and a solid team mentality. Finally, a valid driver’s license with daily access to a vehicle and good driving record are preferred. This is an entry level position. Women, minorities and those with ties to New York’s Capital Region are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Team Tonko” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-bys, please. MEM-440-15 Congressman French Hill (AR-02) is seeking a Staff Assistant in his Washington, D.C. office beginning immediately. General responsibilities include greeting constituents, answering constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, guiding U.S. Capitol building tours, processing flag requests, organizing supplies and inventory, and assisting staff with administrative and legislative tasks. Candidates will have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Social media and other communications experience a strong plus. Successful candidates will be selfstarters, take and listen to direction, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics as well as a willingness to assist with daily office tasks. Arkansas ties strongly preferred. Those interested please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. MEM-438-15 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. Please email cover letter and resume with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE MEM-418-15 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; graphic design projects; drafting constituent mail and managing the constituent mail program. The ideal candidate will be creative, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be strongly proficient with digital and social media platforms, be an 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 email@example.com (subject line should read: Communications Assistant Application). No telephone calls, emails or walkins, please.