Open Positions on Capitol Hill

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Interested in working on Capitol Hill? Check out this blog post to review some open positions!

Legislative Correspondent:

Southern California Democrat seeks an experienced Legislative Correspondent for his Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include organizing and managing an established and active mail program, ensuring quick response times, conducting legislative research, and performing other duties as assigned.

Applicants must be detail-oriented and extremely organized, possess superior writing and editing skills, and be able to manage and prioritize a variety of assignments under tight deadlines.  Previous communications or legislative experience, experience using Intranet Quorum (IQ), and San Diego ties are strongly preferred.

To apply, please send an email to sdrepcommsjob@gmail.com with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line and the following application materials attached:

  • Cover letter (not to exceed one page) – please customize your letter to this position.  
  • Résumé (not to exceed one page)
  • Three writing samples (not to exceed one page each)
  • Three references (not to exceed one page) – for reach reference, please include name, current title/office, phone number, email, and a one-sentence description of your relationship to the reference (e.g., Jane Smith was my direct supervisor in Rep. John’s office.)

The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17thThis office is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining an inclusive, diverse, and respectful work environment.

Staff Assistant Position:

The Office of Representative Jason Crow (CO-06) seeks a Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office.  Responsibilities include running the front office, managing the DC internship program, overseeing tour requests, and other special projects as assigned. The ideal candidate is highly-organized, friendly, and has some Hill experience. The position requires attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to resumes.co06@gmail.com with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line by January 15, 2020.  Colorado ties are a plus. No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please.

The Office is an equal opportunity employer, and as such is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Constituent Advocate Position:

The Office of Representative Jason Crow (CO-06) seeks a Constituent Advocate for the Aurora, CO Office.  This position will have a significant focus on casework and facilitating communications between constituents and federal agencies. This position acts as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies on behalf of constituents and answers casework correspondence with constituents.  This position will monitor and update the Member and District Director on district and local issues. The position will report to the Deputy District Director and District Director. 

A successful candidate for this position will be empathetic, able to listen actively and problem solve, and be comfortable documenting casework progression in a database. The ideal candidate is highly-organized, detail- oriented, friendly, has strong written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to resumes.co06@gmail.com with “Constituent Advocate” in the subject line by January 15, 2020. No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please.

The Office is an equal opportunity employer, and as such is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Staff Assistant:

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Staff Assistant to join her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: answering constituent phone calls, greeting visitors, leading Capitol tours and assisting the staff by performing various tasks. The staff assistant also serves as intern coordinator by recruiting, training, scheduling, and assigning duties to interns. This position requires an ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and perform under pressure. A car is required.  

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, significant experience interacting with the public, and excellent writing and oral communication skills. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and brief (maximum of two pages) writing sample with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to FLJobOpening@mail.house.gov Florida ties are a plus. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Staff Assistant:

Rep. Zoe Lofgren is seeking a Staff Assistant to join the Washington, D.C. office. This position requires a strong commitment to constituent service. Strong ties to CA-19 or Bay Area are a huge plus. Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the welcoming and resourceful first contact people may have with the office.
  • Managing day-to-day operations of the front office, including greeting visitors, answering phones, administering the office’s tour and flag program.
  • Recruit, interview, and train interns and supervise interns throughout their internship.
  • Providing general administrative support to the office.

Successful applicants will also have solid organizational and communication skills, excellent judgement, and the capacity to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. To apply, candidates should email (only) Lofgren.Resume@mail.house.gov with a resume and cover letter with “Staff Assistant Position” in the subject line. Please, no candidate phone calls or drop-bys.

The office is an is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly values the diversity of its employees.

Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant:

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA19) is seeking a Legislative Correspondent / Press Assistant to join the Washington, D.C. office. This position requires a strong commitment to timely and creative constituent correspondence as well as clear, concise writing skills. Ties to the Bay Area or California are a huge plus.

The portfolio is approximately 75% legislative correspondent work, with the balance assisting the Communications Director in the execution of a strategic and dynamic multi-media communications plan. Those who can work and write efficiently and well under pressure, pay close attention to details in a fast-paced environment, and have a demonstrated interest in digital media work are ideal for this multi-faceted position.

Legislative Correspondent:  In 2019, the Legislative Correspondent oversaw the office’s efforts in responding to nearly 26,000 constituent emails and letters. Responsibilities include organizing and managing an established and active mail program using IQ4, conducting legislative research, and growing a constituent subscriber list across digital and email outreach platforms. The L.C. must work well with other colleagues and be able to supervise office interns in the processing of incoming constituent mail and the drafting of outgoing letters.

Press Assistant Responsibilities will include working with the Communications Director on social media content, outreach emails, press clips, videos, photos, graphics, and news releases. An ideal candidate will be able to take, create, and edit photo and graphic content; and have a basic understanding of digital and news media. Basic HTML knowledge; and Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop proficiency a plus.

To apply, candidates should email (only) Lofgren.Resume@mail.house.gov with a resume, cover letter and two short writing samples as a PDF that has “L.C. / Press Assistant Position” in the subject line. Please, no candidate phone calls or drop-bys.

The office is an is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly values the diversity of its employees.

Staff Assistant:

The Office of Congresswoman Kim Schrier seeks a Staff Assistant for her Washington DC office. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phone calls, running the front office, supervising interns, overseeing tour and flag requests, and assisting with various administrative and legislative duties. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to public service, attention to detail, ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment, and a sense of humor. The ideal candidate is highly-organized, solution oriented, has customer service experience and some Hill experience.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume with references to WA08Resumes@gmail.com with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. Washington ties are strongly encouraged and access to a car is a plus.

The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Staff Assistant & Driver:

The Office of Congressman Ted W. Lieu seeks an organized, passionate, team-oriented Staff Assistant and Driver for our Washington DC office.  Responsibilities include: managing the front office, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing DC internship program, driving the Congressman to and from events during regular office hours and afterhours, and providing additional office support as needed. 

While this is an entry-level position, candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, great attention to detail, strong time management skills, an ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, and a sense of humor. Access to a four-door car in good condition is a plus.  Candidate is expected to be on call and available to drive whenever the Congressman is in Washington.

Please send applications to:  Lieu.Staff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.  No calls or drop-ins please.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.