Updated job leads (as of June 15, 2009) for those of you looking to work in a Republican office on Capitol Hill:
June 15, 2009
Chief Economist - Committee on Energy and Commerce Republican staff seeks economist to provide policy advice on climate change and health policy, particularly insurance, price transparency and entitlement reform. Economist will work to analyze and develop legislative policy and engage in oversight of the private sector and the Executive Branch. The economist will also work with CBO and will develop cost estimates for legislative proposals. PhD in economics preferred. Hill, agency or Executive Branch experience helpful. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a resume and references to Ms. Lynn Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications Director - Congressman John Shadegg seeks a proactive Communications Director with significant Capitol Hill experience. Candidates should have an established relationship with the press and working familiarity with issues such as health care, energy and national security. Responsibilities include developing and implementing an overall communications strategy, managing the DC press team, writing press releases, statements, op-eds, and developing new media opportunities. Ideal candidates will have impeccable writing skills and a strong ability to maintain and develop media contacts. This is not a junior position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to email@example.com
June 11, 2009
Legislative Assistant - Congressman Doc Hastings seeks proactive legislative staffer to take lead responsibility for multiple issues. A minimum of 2 years experience as a Legislative Assistant on the Hill is required. Qualified applicants will have experience in more than one of the following areas: nuclear waste cleanup, DOE laboratories, science, health care, tax policy, and defense. Candidates must demonstrate solid communication skills and attention to detail. Please email resume and cover letter to: resumesWA04@mail.house.gov. No calls please.
June 8, 2009
Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for late August to December to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Full-time and part-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to src.senate.gov or republican.senate.gov. Visit alexander.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is July 3, 2009.
June 4, 2009
Scheduler - Congresswoman Bono Mack seeks an experienced executive assistant/scheduler for her Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience and CA ties, be highly organized and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on deadline, exceptional written and interpersonal/coomunication skills, a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com or fax (202) 225-2961. No phone calls please.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 7, 2009
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 email@example.com. NO CALLS! Tennessee ties are a plus.
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.