Below are some recent posted opportunities:
PROCTOR #111 - The Senate Sergeant at Arms is seeking a residential Proctor #111 for the Senate Page Program. This is highly responsible professional work supervising the activities of Senate pages in the residential component of the Senate Page Program. Work includes providing a structured living and learning environment and ensuring the safety and well-being of pages. This proctor position is a “live-in” position that includes room and board. The incumbent will be required to reside in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence. Position requires ability to obtain CPR Certification. This position requires the incumbent to reside in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence. To apply, visit https://www.senate.gov/employment/saa/positions.htm#3 and review the requirements for the position. Hiring for this vacancy announcement is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.
GRANTS DIRECTOR - United States Senator Patty Murray seeks Grants Director to serve as a liaison with local governments, constituents, industry groups and leaders statewide. Responsibilities include: drafting grant letters of support, working closely with federal agencies, being a resource for local and tribal governments, private sector, and non-profit entities on federal funding opportunities, and coordinating with Senator Murray’s policy, outreach and communications teams. The ideal candidate has experience working in a Congressional office or similar field, has strong writing skills, is a team player, proactive, an excellent listener, great at communicating and connecting with people, and a problem solver. This position will be based in Senator Murray’s Seattle office. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, uniformed service, genetic information, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), or any other factor. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: SenatorMurrayStateOfficeJobs@gmail.com. The application window for this position closes on March 30, 2020.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER #290 - The Senate Sergeant at Arms is seeking an Information Technology Manager #290 for its Information Technology Support Services/Equipment and Capitol Exchange Services/Mobile Communication Services Department. This is managerial work overseeing the ordering, receiving, delivery and installation of wireless products and services in support of the Senate community. Work includes assigning and reviewing the work of other employees working with wireless products and services, planning budgets and approving purchase orders. Work involves project management, vendor oversight, product evaluation, formulating and monitoring the section budget, and providing recommendations to senior management. To apply, visit https://www.senate.gov/employment/saa/positions.htm#3 and review the requirements for the position. Hiring for this vacancy announcement is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.
FIELD REPRESENTATIVE - Senator Dianne Feinstein is seeking a Field Representative for her San Francisco office. Primary responsibilities include: developing knowledge of and informing the Senator about state and regional issues with an emphasis on Northern California county-based assignments; working with the Senator’s state and legislative staff to recommend solutions to state and regional problems with a federal nexus; conducting outreach to constituents, local elected officials, and community organizations within assigned counties; representing the Senator at events and meetings and sharing information about her legislative agenda; planning and staffing the Senator at meetings and events within the region; conducting research; and drafting correspondence. The ideal candidate will have experience working for other elected officials, campaigns, or in community relations, with a strong emphasis on event planning and community outreach. Essential skills include excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication, as well as the ability to work with diverse groups and viewpoints. Interested candidates should e-mail a single PDF containing their cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAFF ASSISTANT - Senator Edward J. Markey seeks a Staff Assistant for his Boston State Office. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting office visitors, providing administrative support to staff, assisting constituents, helping with scheduling, and occasionally staffing events (including some nights and weekends). Applicants must be organized, detail-oriented, and highly punctual. In addition, applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree, excellent oral and written communication skills, and good humor. Ties to Massachusetts are required. This position also requires you to have a valid driver’s license and to own your own car. Applicants need to be available to start in March 2020. If interested in the position, please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number 225691 in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.
STAFF ASSISTANT - Midwest Democratic Senator is seeking a Staff Assistant. Applicants must have exceptional interpersonal skills and be well organized, able to multitask in a fast-paced work environment, and able to work well in a team environment. Candidates should be personable, dependable, and professional, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, managing flag orders, supervising interns, scheduling tours, and reserving rooms. The Staff Assistant may also provide support to operations, press, and legislative staff as needed. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. We encourage diverse applicants to apply. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the job referral number 225688 in the subject line.
ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR - Democratic Senator seeking detail-oriented senior manager to oversee key administrative functions, monitor compliance with Senate rules and guidelines, implement office policies and operating procedures, and oversee annual budget, official accounts/voucher process, and key staff related operations including recruitment, hiring, payroll, benefits, staff training, diversity and inclusion, and special office events. Ideal candidate will be strong administrator with solid management experience and superior inter-personal skills. Knowledge of Senate budget processes, human resource practices, and ethics rules preferred. Office is equal opportunity employer. Please email cover letter, resume and two references to email@example.com indicating job referral number 225687 in subject line.
DEPUTY SCHEDULER/ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF - Senator Deb Fischer seeks a Deputy Scheduler/Assistant to the Chief of Staff to join an energetic and talented team. Applicants must be detail oriented, highly organized, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Dependability, friendliness, and exceptional interpersonal skills are a must! Nebraska ties are a plus. Responsibilities include archiving, organizing meeting and event requests, working with the Director of Scheduling, and facilitating office or Senator-directed projects. Duties also include handling all communications for the Chief of Staff, booking his travel, and assisting with logistics. Please email a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMMIGRATION COUNSEL - Senior Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee seeks a Counsel to handle immigration and other issues as assigned. Significant Immigration Experience and JD required. Must be a team player, strong writer, and able to work under time pressure in a fast-paced environment, while still maintaining a positive attitude. Responsibilities will also include, but are not limited to: planning legislative strategy, coalition building, preparing for hearings, and writing memos, speeches, and talking points. This is not an entry-level position-- please no recent graduates. Significant Hill/political experience preferred. Please e-mail resume to email@example.com and include “Immigration Counsel Position” in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT - Northeastern Democratic Senator is seeking a Staff Assistant. Applicants must be detail oriented, well organized, able to handle a fast-paced work environment and work well in a team environment, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Candidates should be personable, dependable and professional to support a very busy front office, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and other administrative duties as assigned, as well as providing support to scheduling, press, and legislative staff as needed. Northeastern ties a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume to DemSenatorJob@gmail.com indicating “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT - High-profile Republican Senator seeks an energetic and friendly Staff Assistant for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include answering phone calls, greeting front office visitors, completing projects for the legislative staff, overseeing the interns, and managing DC constituent services including tour coordination and flag coordination. Ideal candidates are highly organized, motivated, and comfortable in a fast paced-environment. Attention to detail is a must. Arizona ties and prior Hill experience are highly preferred. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Staff Assistant in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT - Midwest Republican Senator’s DC Office seeks highly organized, personable, dependable and professional Staff Assistant for a very busy front office. Responsibilities include answering telephones, greeting visitors, responding to requests for assistance, and constituent tour reservations. An ability to juggle multiple tasks is critical. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work well in a team environment. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number 225680 in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Senior Republican Senator on Senate Finance Committee is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle tax, infrastructure finance, and data/health privacy issues. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with prior quantitative analysis experience. Qualified candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of the issues, as well as experience on the Hill. Candidates must be able to meet short deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. The candidates needs to demonstrate an ability to take initiative and to have previously built relationships with other congressional offices and key stakeholders. Responsibilities include writing legislation, coalition building with advocacy and stakeholder groups, drafting speeches and remarks, and staffing the Senator on relevant committees that coincide with the issue portfolio. This is not an entry level position. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 2 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGIONAL COORDINATOR LANSING, MICHIGAN - Michigan Senator Gary Peters seeks a highly-motivated, organized Regional Coordinator for his Mid-Michigan Regional Office located in Lansing, Michigan. Working with the Senator’s Mid-Michigan Regional Director, the regional coordinator’s primary duties include handling office administrative tasks, including among other things, answering phones, opening mail, drafting and coordinating correspondence, and managing the office’s internship program. The regional coordinator also assists with representing the senator at meetings and public events, as assigned by the regional director. The position requires some travel to communities throughout the thirteen counties that comprise the Mid-Michigan Region. This includes occasional meetings and events during evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate is personable, dependable, flexible, able to multitask and prioritize, and works well under pressure. The candidate should have familiarity with the region and an interest in public policy. A background or experience with customer service is preferred, and strong writing and grammar skills are a must. To be successful, he/she should be both self-motivated and able to work independently, but also comfortable working as part of a large, highly-coordinated team. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The office encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Interested parties should email a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to SenateDemJobs@gmail.com, with “Mid MI RC Position” in the subject line.
PRESS ASSISTANT - Republican Senate office seeks Press Assistant. Ideal candidates will have strong writing abilities, experience with social media platforms, and some graphic design/video interest. Responsibilities include assisting the press team with administrative and creative tasks such as: managing website content, drafting press releases and social media posts, designing graphics, taking pictures, sending daily press clips, maintaining data bases, and more. Interested applicants should send a resume, writing sample, and any related graphic/video work to email@example.com.
PRESS SECRETARY - Senior Republican Senator seeks an experienced press secretary in the Washington, D.C. office. The press secretary will report directly to the Communications Director. Responsibilities include: supporting the Communications Director in planning and executing the communications strategy, helping the Communications Director pitch and prepare for press interviews, helping manage and develop social media content and drafting written materials including news releases, statements, opinion pieces and web content. Candidates should have the ability to handle multiple tasks, work efficiently and anticipate needs. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will have 5 years or more of Capitol Hill or communications experience, and a Midwest background or strong connection is preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number 225675 in the subject line.
CYBERSECURITY APPRENTICE (multiple vacancies) - The Senate Sergeant at Arms is seeking Cybersecurity Apprentices. The Apprentice role gives broad exposure and training in the U.S. Senate’s Cybersecurity Department. This role rotates across cybersecurity teams on a set schedule and is intended to identify for the candidate his/her interests and aptitude in the field of cybersecurity. This temporary position may last for no more than two years, although no specific length of employment is guaranteed. During this period, the candidate may gain experience in seven core areas of the Cybersecurity Department by rotating through core areas every three months. At the completion of the rotation, there will be a three-month assessment. It is the expectation of the Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA) that, upon completing the program, the Cybersecurity Apprentice may be eligible for continued employment in a different capacity within Cybersecurity. A permanent position and/or job placement after the completion of the apprenticeship is not guaranteed and employees, including apprentices, are employed at-will and must comply with all of the SAA’s performance and behavior standards. Work is performed under the direct supervision of department supervisors and/or team leads, on a rotational basis, who review work for comprehension of concepts, accuracy of work, and adherence to deadlines, policies and procedures. To apply, visit https://sen.gov/8P86 and review the requirements for the position. Hiring for this vacancy announcement is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT - Northeast Democratic Senator is seeking a Research Assistant to assist in core policy and communications functions. Responsibilities include: researching past Senate floor and public debates on a variety of issues for use by Senate staff and Senators, performing video research and analysis for social media accounts and fact checking. Qualified candidates will be creative and highly organized with keen attention to detail, possess strong research, writing and analytical skills, be capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects in collaboration with various members of a high-impact team, and be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. This job requires creative thinking and understanding of current political debates. Previous experience in press is preferred. Familiarity with well-known research tools like LexisNexis, TVEyes and Snapstream strongly preferred. This is not an entry-level position. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Qualified applicants should email a one-page resume, references and a writing sample to email@example.com.
INTERNS - The Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs seeks part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate, or law students to work with the Minority Staff during Summer 2020. These internships offer current students an opportunity to observe and work closely with Committee professional staff on a variety of policy and oversight projects. Interns will assist with legal and fact research, preparation for hearings and meetings, and a few administrative tasks. Please email a resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications and the time commitment you can make (i.e. start/end dates and number of days/hours per week) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIGITAL MANAGER - Pacific Northwest Democratic Senator seeks a Digital Manager. Interested applicants should be innovative, hard-working, detail-oriented, creative, and a team player who can work closely with other members of the communications and policy teams to meet the office’s communications and engagement goals using digital platforms. Applicants must display an understanding of how digital tools and platforms can be used to communicate and engage on complex issues to multiple audiences. Responsibilities include: working with the Communications Director to develop a long-term digital strategy, analyzing metrics for future optimization, managing the website, driving engagement on and maintaining all social media platforms, coordinating digital messaging with outside groups, and creating compelling visual content including videos, infographics, and other shareable visuals. Familiarity with Adobe Premiere is a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Please e-mail a 280 character (max) cover letter summary, resume, and five examples of digital work, including an original graphic and video to PNWDemComms@gmail.com. Applications considered on a rolling basis.
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS - Senator Sanders is seeking full- and part-time interns for the summer semester in his Washington, D.C. and Burlington, VT offices. Interns serve a valuable role in the offices, assisting in legislative and administrative tasks while gaining insight into the inner workings of the Senate. Responsibilities vary by location but may include assisting staff with constituent phone calls and requests, processing messages, attending briefings and committee hearings, conducting research and drafting memos, leading U.S. Capitol tours and providing responses to constituent letters and inquiries. Interns are paid $15/hr. Those with Vermont ties or a demonstrated interest in progressive politics are a plus. The office is seeking a diverse pool of applicants. As such, all prospective applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on March 27th.
The Office of Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence seeks a Press Secretary/Communications Director for her Washington, D.C. office. Core responsibilities include: responding to media inquiries; drafting press releases and talking points; preparing op-eds and statements for Michigan and national media; organizing press events in Michigan and Washington, D.C.; coordinating and staffing the Congresswoman for interviews and press events; and overseeing digital and social media. This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates will have strong writing skills, prior press/media and graphic design experience, familiarity with the political press environment, and the ability to work well individually, as well as in a collaborative environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ties to Michigan, or the Midwest, are a plus. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and media portfolio to email@example.com by March 29, 2020.
Southern California Democrat seeks Press Assistant to support very active, Washington, DC office. This individual reports to the Communications Director and will be responsible for creating content for social media platforms, recording and editing video, and updating website. In addition, the staff member will produce daily clips, draft press releases, assist with responding to press inquiries, compile and update press lists. Candidates will be creative and strong writers who understand social media trends. This individual will have experience with photography, graphic creation, and video editing. Previous digital communications experience on Capitol Hill, a campaign, or at a communications firm is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate is energetic, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and willing to work long hours in a fast-paced and demanding setting. Spanish fluency and Southern California ties are a plus. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and two examples of graphics or other digital communications work to CA26Resumes@gmail.com with “Press Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, faxes, or walk-ins, please. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Rep. Barragán seeks a Legislative Correspondent/Special Assistant to join the Washington, DC office. This is a newly created position in the office which requires exceptional writing skills and a commitment to timely and creative constituent correspondence. Successful candidates will have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment. The primary responsibilities for this position include: -Manage the office’s constituent correspondence program in a timely and thorough manner; -Conduct legislative research and draft response letters; -Sort, batch and respond to correspondence through Fireside; -Keep Fireside database complete and current; -Manage intern correspondence work; and -Support the legislative team with various assignments. Secondary responsibilities include: -This position entails being a secondary driver to the Member; -Assist the Communications team with assignments;- -Draft briefing materials for the Congressmember; and -Perform other administrative tasks as needed. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Resume.Inbox7@mail.house.gov. Applications materials must be received by March 31, 2020.
The Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant. Duties include assisting the technology needs of Committee staff; editing and maintaining the Committee’s website; 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. Applicants with experience or interest in learning information technology assistance are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an entry level position with a starting salary of $38,000 per year. Please email cover letter and resume with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) is seeking a bright, creative, and self- motivated legislative counsel to join our Washington, DC-based policy team. The legislative counsel will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties. The person will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues. The successful applicant will be a libertarian or classical liberal in the tradition of F.A. Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, and Frédéric Bastiat. The applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, the Rule of Law, and the Constitution. The person also must be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America. An individual who prefers staid and steady work or who avoids challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere. Applicants must have a JD or equivalent. Two years of relevant policy experience is preferred, although Hill experience is not required. To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com. Please include "legislative counsel applicant" in the subject line. No walk-in applicants or phone interviews.
Active Democratic House Member seeks Staff Assistant for Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include: managing the front office; managing the intern program; sorting mail; answering phones; processing flag requests; compiling daily news clips; booking and coordinating constituent tours of DC; assisting with responses to constituent mail and other administrative tasks. Position may include assisting the Member's subcommittee staff with administrative work. Ideal candidates will have relevant experience, be well organized, have a clean driving record, and comfortable working collaboratively with a fast paced team. A sense of humor and California ties are preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Staff Assistant in the email subject line.
Staff Assistant - The Office of Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) seeks an enthusiastic and highly organized professional to serve as a Staff Assistant. To apply, please send resume to ResumeIN@mail.house.gov
A Northeast Democrat is expanding their legislative team and is seeking a legislative assistant to manage an issue portfolio that includes, but is not limited to, tech, labor, consumer protection, veterans, and some of Member’s committee work. Responsibilities include developing and planning legislative initiatives; monitoring legislative developments in-portfolio within committees and on the House floor; writing floor speeches for the Member; drafting constituent correspondence; meeting with constituents and advocacy groups on behalf of the Member; and other assigned tasks.
Candidate must have at least two years of substantive legislative, policy, or related experience; ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with occasional non-traditional work hours; familiarity with the scope and duties of the House legislative process; strong writing, interpersonal, self-motivation, and organizational skills; and New York ties are a plus. This is a non-supervisory position and reports directly to the Legislative Director. The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample of two pages or less to email@example.com
“Progressive Member of House Democratic Leadership and the Appropriations Committee seeks an experienced Legislative Director (LD). The LD manages and mentors the legislative team to advance the Member’s broad legislative agenda, including significant work in the areas of foreign policy and national security, global health, poverty, and reproductive rights and justice. The LD works closely with the Chief of Staff, Communications team, and District Director to ensure the legislative strategy is reflected in all aspects of the overall office operations. This is not an entry level position. Required skills include: outstanding communications skills, ability to work in a dynamic team environment, knowledge of House operations and procedures, an understanding of the budget and appropriations process, and foreign policy and national security policy experience. The successful candidate will have at least five years of legislative experience, including management experience. Salary commensurate with experience.
The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or expression, or sexual orientation. We strongly value the diversity of our staff. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Legislative Director” in the subject line.”
Location/Region: Washington, DC