Jun 2, 2009

Job Leads

For those of you who are looking to work in a Republican office on Capitol Hill here are some job leads for you. As a chief of staff for a Republican member, I get a weekly update of job listings in GOP offices. I do not receive the Democrat listings, so I can't be of much service to job seekers there. Good luck.

June 1, 2009
May 18, 2009
Healthcare Policy Analyst - PA Republican seeking candidates with substantial policy background and legislative experience in healthcare for very active Member on E & C Health Subcommittee. Applicants should have at least 5 years experience in the field of healthcare policy with a demonstrated knowledge of public health programs and the legislative process. Skills include superior writing and editing; mature demeanor with the ability to build and maintain relations on and off the Hill; superior analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy; understanding of how to shape message and build coalitions to support proposals; ability to work on complex policy issues. Specific duties: brief Member on relevant policy developments, work legislative hearings and mark-ups, formulate legislative proposals, interact with federal agencies and government affairs representatives, draft and move legislation. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Send resume, writing samples and salary requirements to: healthcareresume@mail.house.gov.
May 7, 2009

Scheduler - Southern Congressman seeks a Scheduler for fast-paced DC office. Responsibilities include managing Member schedule and assisting with office manager duties. Ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communications skills, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. Prior Hill experience is a plus. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resume and cover letter to jobswithcao@gmail.com.

Legislative Aide - Conservative Southern Armed Services Committee member seeks highly motivated individual with exceptional writing, customer service, organizational and computer skills. Responsibilities include assisting Legislative Director on defense-related issues and committee work, research projects, writing newsletters, speeches, and constituent mail. Applicants should be goal oriented and team focused. Hill experience preferred and prior military service is a plus. Please send your resume and cover letter to 202-225-3414.

Senior Legislative Assistant - Exceptional opportunity to work for a Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee. Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) is seeking a Senior Legislative Assistant to handle appropriations committee work, as well as a number of legislative issues. Knowledge of the appropriations process and minimum of 2 years experience working for an Appropriations Committee office is a must. Premium pay for extensive experience and a firm commitment to stay through the current session of Congress. Candidate must be a hard worker, manage a large workload, have good communication skills and perform well under tight deadlines. Interested applicants should email résumé and cover letter mj.chapman@mail.house.gov. NO CALLS! Tennessee ties are a plus.

April 30, 2009
May Intern - The office of Congressman Bob Inglis (SC-4) seeks a qualified intern to immediately begin for the month of May. Intern will have the opportunity to assist in daily operations of a Congressional office, including answering phones, sorting correspondence, arranging constituent tours and other duties as requested by staff. Internship is unpaid and the ideal candidate will be able to begin immediately. Candidate should have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task. Full- time intern preferred, but time is negotiable. To apply, please send resume and cover letter by email to Katie.Banks@mail.house.gov. Please include “May Intern” in subject line.
April 27, 2009
Legislative Assistant or Counsel – The office of Congressman Geoff Davis is seeking a dedicated individual with two to three years of legislative experience to join his hard-working, fast-paced team. Qualified candidates will have significant experience in either Tax or Health care policy. The position will also include additional domestic policy issue areas. Responsibilities will include crafting legislation, advising the Congressman on assigned issues, significant constituent mail and developing constituent outreach and communication initiatives. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are essential for any successful candidate. Kentucky ties are a plus, but not required. Application Requirements: Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume, references and two relevant writing samples (samples that demonstrate constituent mail and/or legislative development or analysis are preferred) to KY04Jobs@gmail.com with subject line: Attn: LA Position. No calls, drop-ins or faxes, please.

Internship - The office of Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) has an immediate opening for a 6-week internship position in our Washington, DC office. We are looking for a highly qualified candidate that is motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Although these are unpaid positions, interns have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attended briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to michelle.brenan@mail.house.gov, as well as any letters of recommendation. Washington State residency a plus, but not required.

April 23, 2009

Legislative Assistant - Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is seeking a Legislative Assistant whose primary focus will be agriculture and financial services issues. The ideal candidate will have experience in policy research and analysis, a proven record of implementing legislative initiatives, strong writing skills, and at least two years of legislative experience in a congressional office. Please email resume and cover letter to LA06jobs@mail.house.gov.

April 9, 2009

Press Secretary – Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen seeks to interview candidates for the position of Press Secretary for a fast-paced office. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills as well as the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects. She/he will be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, direct mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website including design, implementing new media strategy including Facebook, Twitter, etc., maintaining press database, writing e-newsletters & coordinating Tele-town halls. Duties will also include organizing news conferences, briefing the Congressman for radio interviews, writing and implementing PSA's from the Congressman, interacting with the press as the Congressman’s principal spokesman and coordinating the Congressman's overall press relations. The ideal candidate will have Capitol Hill or relevant press experience, the availability to work extended hours and under time pressure. Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to opportunity2442@gmail.com . Note “Press Secretary” in the subject line.

Military Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is seeking a Military Legislative Assistant (MLA). It is important that the MLA have familiarity with the DOD POM Process, overall budgeting, and the ability to track major acquisition and RDT&E programs, particularly with respect to shipbuilding. Additionally, prior legislative experience with the Defense Authorization and Appropriations Process is preferred. An ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines is necessary. Significant travel to the district and other military installations is required. Virginia ties and prior military service are helpful. Interested applicants should fax a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mary Springer at (202) 225-4382. No calls or emails please.

Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) is seeking a Legislative Assistant whose primary focus will be health care, education, transportation, and related appropriations issues. Responsibilities of this position will include writing 20% of the legislative mail, briefing the Congressman on relevant policy developments, formulating legislative proposals, interacting with federal agencies, and developing health care-related outreach and constituent-based service. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have several years of Hill experience and a proven record of implementing legislative initiatives and building coalitions. Professional health care experience or ties to Virginia are strongly preferred. Please email resume, cover letter, and a sample constituent letter to VA04jobs@mail.house.gov with subject line: Attn: LA Position. No calls, drop-ins, or faxes, please.

Part-Time Speechwriter - Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) is seeking a part-time speechwriter, whose primary duties would include writing daily (1 min-5 min) floor speeches based on current events and office interests. Other communications material may also be periodically requested. Qualified candidates will be asked to submit sample writing. Start date: April 21, 2009. Undergraduate degree in History, English, Journalism or related field required. Must be an established writer with 4+ years of experience; experience in topics related to Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees as well as immigration, energy and border security preferred. Comparable salary for part-time staff - based on experience. Benefits and telecommuting offered. Contact Rep. Poe’s chief of staff: Janet.Diaz-Brown@mail.house.gov.

Interns - The office of Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (MI-11) is seeking unpaid interns to immediately fill positions for the spring and summer semesters. Interns will have the opportunity to attend Committee hearings, learn about legislative processes, and assist in the daily operations of a Congressional office. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who are interested in politics, as you will be working for a member of the Republican leadership office. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and outgoing. Applicants are also encouraged to seek academic credit with their institutions. The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately. Michigan ties are a plus! If you are interested in applying for this internship, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and references to Brian.Romano@mail.house.gov.

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