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29LAAW Bulletin, May 4, 2009

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  • Eric
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      LAAW Bulletin, May 4, 2009

      1. Cinco de Mayo event
      2. Job Announcements



      1. Cinco de Mayo event

      LAAW has joined a number of other organizations to sponsor a Cinco de Mayo event at The Park at Fourteenth (see attachment for details on drink specials, etc.) Festivities start at 5pm, and will go on throughout the night. We are expecting a large turn out so to ensure you are not stuck in line, please email your name directly to bombaprod@... to get on the guestlist.


      2. Job Announcement

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      The Center for American Progress Action Fund has an immediate opening for a Reporter/Blogger to work with the research team that produces ThinkProgress.org, The Progress Report, and other research products.

      Job responsibilities:

      Write content for the blog ThinkProgress.org.
      Write content for the daily newsletter The Progress Report.
      Assist with various research projects.
      Other tasks as assigned

      Job requirements:

      Strong research, writing experience.
      Familiarity with ThinkProgress.org, The Progress Report, and the progressive blogosphere.
      Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
      Ability to quickly respond to news developments.

      Job qualifications:

      Bachelor's degree.
      Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, RSS, social networking/bookmarking, and media monitoring services helpful, but not required.
      Preferred experience

      One to two years experience in journalism, policy/policy research, or policy blogging.

      http://www.americanprogress.org/aboutus/jobs/reporter_blogger.html?elq=FC0E1BAD6A8F4A1F9774EE2A40F33C7A

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      LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR – Midwestern Member of Congress is seeking a Legislative Director. Prospective candidates should have several years of experience in a legislative position on Capitol Hill and in managing a legislative agenda. Strong writing and communication skills are critical, plus having the ability to manage an energetic legislative staff. Legislative responsibilities will likely include transportation, defense, veterans and homeland security issues. Staffing the Member for committee work is likely to be a requirement for the position. Prior knowledge of the appropriations process is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample to caphill.jobs@... by May 4. Please no phone calls or office visits.

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      West Coast Democrat seeks Legislative Director for busy freshman office. The LD will be responsible for implementing the legislative agenda, providing legislative briefings, attending committee hearings and meetings, and preparing the member for upcoming legislation and implementing the appropriate response. The LD will also be responsible for managing the legislative staff and interfacing effectively with the Chief of Staff and district office. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years experience on the Hill, be highly organized with an attention to detail, enthusiasm for good and active government, and a sense of humor. West Coast ties a plus!

      Please send resume and cover letter to resume2@.... Absolutely no drop ins or phone calls.

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      LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT – Member of Congress from New England is seeking a legislative assistant responsible for handling health, education, labor, Social Security, Judiciary, and women's issues. The ideal candidate has at least two years of experience either in the fields of interest or on the Hill, and is an entrepreneurial team player with a positive attitude. Duties include: advising the Member on pending legislation related to issue areas of responsibility, maintaining close communication with national and district stakeholders, and working with legislative director and team to advance priorities and identify opportunities. New England connections will be highly valued. Interested applicants should email their cover letter, resume, references and a brief writing sample to LA.Jobs@....

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      LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR – Midwestern Member of Congress is seeking a Legislative Director. Prospective candidates should have several years of experience in a legislative position on Capitol Hill and in managing a legislative agenda. Strong writing and communication skills are critical, plus having the ability to manage an energetic legislative staff. Legislative responsibilities will likely include transportation, defense, veterans and homeland security issues. Staffing the Member for committee work is likely to be a requirement for the position. Prior knowledge of the appropriations process is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample to caphill.jobs@... by May 4. Please no phone calls or office visits.

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      Congressman Brian Baird is seeking a Policy Advisor. Primary issue area is Science and Technology Committee (Member is a Subcommittee Chair). Other issue areas include taxes, energy, judiciary and trade. Responsibilities include developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, writing briefing materials, floor statements and representing Member in meetings with constituent groups. Candidate must be strong and effective writer and possess excellent communication skills. Creativity and initiative are essential. 2-3 years of Hill experience is required, graduate degree strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to Lisa Austin, Chief of Staff at: BairdResume@...

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      Government affairs firm specializing in representing not-for-profits seeks experienced legislative assistant. Requires an ability to meet established commitments to coworkers and clients, a professional attitude, an honest and earnest disposition, and an excellent work ethic. Duties include general support of lobbying team, organizing client visits, scheduling, preparation of support materials, researching appropriations legislation, and Congressional meetings. Qualified applicant will have Capitol Hill experience, familiarity with appropriations process, good analytical/research skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and attention to small details that make a big difference. Qualified persons please email cover letter and resume to epittman@....

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      040014 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT – Progressive Midwest Senator on the Banking Committee seeks highly motivated and energetic individual for open Legislative Assistant position. Qualified candidates must understand the legislative process and should be knowledgeable in banking and housing issues. Individual must have exceptional communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to generate quality work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience preferred, but not required. Send resume and cover letter to Senate placement office. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040802 SENIOR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator seeks senior foreign policy advisor to handle Foreign Relations Committee work, trade and defense policy issues. Qualified individuals should have a minimum of 3-5 years experience as a legislative assistant handling these issues, an advanced degree and/or related experiences in the field. Expertise in human rights, international development and regions outside Europe sought. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills. Equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040014 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT – Progressive Midwest Senator on the Banking Committee seeks highly motivated and energetic individual for open Legislative Assistant position. Qualified candidates must understand the legislative process and should be knowledgeable in banking and housing issues. Individual must have exceptional communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to generate quality work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience preferred, but not required. Send resume and cover letter to Senate placement office. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040008 COUNSEL/LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator seeks experienced Counsel/Legislative Assistant to handle high-profile legal portfolio. In addition to covering Judiciary, business/financial, and criminal justice reform issues, the candidate also will advise the Senator and staff regarding general legal issues and coordinate judicial nominations. Applicants should be highly motivated team players, possess strong analytical skills and the ability to work well under pressure, and demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills, including legal research and writing. JD required; legal/criminal justice and Hill experience helpful. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040007 MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Midwestern Democratic Senator on the Armed Services Committee seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle military and veterans' issues portfolio. Applicants should have expertise in issue areas. Hill experience and ability to maintain a Top Secret clearance is required; military experience, civilian agency employment, and current clearance preferred. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; the ability to perform well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks; and sound political judgment. Please e-mail resume and cover letter senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040003 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR - Democratic Senator seeks an experienced and well-qualified Legislative Director to manage fast-paced legislative operation. Individual will work closely with the Senator to implement a proactive legislative agenda. Applicants must have command of the legislative process, and possess good management skills, sound political judgment and work well under pressure. Senate experience is preferred, excellent organizational and written and oral communications skills are essential. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and references to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040020 OVERSIGHT/INVESTIGATIVE COUNSEL– Republican Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee seeks an Oversight/Investigative Counsel to support the Director in conducting programmatic and funding oversight. Minimum two years of oversight experience preferred and JD required. Capitol Hill experience preferred. Responsibilities include: investigative research into contracts and federal grants, and general oversight of federal government programs. Responsibilities also include: briefing members and staff on findings; assisting with research in the executive nomination process; and preparing background materials for the Ranking Member. Strong research and writing skills essential. Initiative and sensitivity to confidential materials required. Successful candidate should be team oriented and have experience working well collaboratively. Please e-mail cover letter, resume as attachments to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040801 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator seeks lawyer with LA experience on Capitol Hill and tax expertise. New staffer would handle a number of issues, including taxes, pensions, and the broad range of financial services. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills. Equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040005 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Senior Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle banking, housing and community development portfolio. Individual must be knowledgeable of current legislative and non-legislative issues and have a thorough understanding of the legislative process and the Senate's organization and procedures. The position requires outstanding oral communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to produce quality work under pressure and in an extremely fast-paced environment. Advanced degree preferred and Hill experience required. Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to senatejobs@..., ATTN: Banking LA Job in the subject line. No calls please.

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      033118 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator seeks experienced Legislative Assistant to handle foreign relations and trade issues. The successful candidate will possess: knowledge of committee and floor procedures; major issues and challenges in U.S. foreign policy; strong written and oral communications skills; and, the ability to work well under pressure. Experience in planning member CODELS also helpful. This is a senior position that will involve frequent interaction with the Senator. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      040704 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT/COUNSEL - Western Democrat seeks LA/Counsel for fastpaced office. In addition to covering Judiciary, Homeland Security, Immigration, and Election Reform portfolios, including related appropriations work, the candidate also will advise the Senator and staff regarding ethics compliance and general government oversight issues, as well as coordinate judicial nominations. Applicants should be highly motivated team players and creative problem-solvers. Must possess strong analytical skills, be able to meet tight deadlines and demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills, including legal research and writing. JD required, Hill experience preferred, and Spanish language skills helpful. Please submit resume and cover letter to westerndemcounsel@....

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      033120 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT – East Coast Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a variety of issues, with a specialization in transportation policy. This position would involve work on relevant committees. Knowledge of climate change issues is also preferred. Candidates should be excellent writers, self-motivating and have Hill or related experience. Send resumes to senatetranspola@....

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      033122 MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator on the Armed Services Committee seeks a senior Legislative Assistant to handle military, foreign affairs, related appropriations and other issues. Applicants should have direct expertise in these issues areas. Four years of Hill experience is preferred, as well as experience working on or with the Senate Armed Services or Appropriations Committees. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; the ability to perform well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks; and sound political judgment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senateposition@.... No phone calls please.

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      033116 JUDICIARY COUNSEL - Senior Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Judiciary Committee Counsel to work on a variety of issues, including crime and drug policy. Candidates with at least two years of relevant legal experience (clerkships, private practice, or government work) will be preferred. Hill or Committee experience a plus. A J.D. is required. In addition, the ideal candidate will be creative, hard-working, charismatic and able to work well with others in a fastpaced environment. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (no more than two pages) to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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      030305 COUNSEL – Senior Democratic Senator is looking for a proactive, knowledgeable counsel to work on Caucus on International Narcotics Control staff. Candidates must possess knowledge of drug issues internationally and nationally, excellent research and writing skills, and strong analytical and communication skills. Must also have a sense of humor, be a team player, and able to work well under pressure and with quick deadlines. Hill experience is a plus. J.D. is required; please no recent graduates. Please e-mail resume and cover letter for consideration to drug.caucus@....

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      020307 COUNSEL – Senior Democratic Senator is looking for a proactive, knowledgeable counsel to work on Judiciary Committee staff. Responsibilities to include developing, monitoring and managing Judiciary legislation, preparing for hearings and assisting in all matters related to the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee. Candidates must possess no less than two years of substantive legal and related policy experience, excellent research and writing skills, and strong analytical and communication skills. Must also have a sense of humor, be a team player, and able to work well under pressure and with quick deadlines. Hill experience preferred; Senate or Committee experience is a plus. J.D. is required; please no recent graduates. Please e-mail resume and cover letter for consideration to jud.counsel@....

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      020308 SENIOR COUNSEL – Senior Democratic Senator is looking for a proactive, knowledgeable counsel to work on Judiciary Committee staff. Responsibilities to include developing, monitoring and managing Judiciary legislation, preparing for hearings and assisting in all matters related to the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee. Candidates must possess no less than two years of substantive legal and related policy experience, excellent research and writing skills, and strong analytical and communication skills. Must also have a sense of humor, be a team player, and able to work well under pressure and with quick deadlines. Hill experience preferred; Senate or Committee experience is a plus. J.D. is required; please no recent graduates. Please e-mail resume and cover letter for consideration to jud.counsel@....

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      020311 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Moderate Democrat seeks highly qualified staffer to cover primarily financial services and housing issues. The Senator plans to be very active on these issues. Candidates should be highly motivated, experienced, with excellent written and oral communication skills. Send resume to bankingstaffer@....

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      012703 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR - Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Director for fast-paced office. Would be responsible for managing a large legislative staff and for the implementation of the Senator's legislative agenda. Individual must have experience with legislation, outreach and advocacy. Must be entrepreneurial and work well under pressure. Strong management and writing skills necessary. Please fax resume and cover letter to 202-224-8858 or e-mail to jobs_mikulski@....

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      123003 INVESTIGATIVE COUNSEL/INVESTIGATIVE STAFF - Seeking experienced attorneys or otherwise qualified professionals to work on the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Panel created by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to oversee the implementation of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Familiarity with financial services regulation, the mortgage crisis, and the financial crisis is required. Investigative counsel and staff will work with a team of attorneys and in conjunction with finance experts and economists to investigate all aspects of the U.S. Department of Treasury's TARP activities, including the use of TARP funds, the impact of TARP on financial institutions and markets, the transparency and fairness of the Treasury Department's administration of TARP, and the effectiveness of foreclosure mitigation efforts. Job responsibilities will include preparing for hearings on TARP operations, staffing Panel members, reviewing administrative agency information, conducting interviews with agency personnel, consultation with policy experts, and preparation of reports. Please email cover letter and resume to oversightpanel@....

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      123004 POLICY ADVISOR - Seeking experienced policy analysts to work on the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) created by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to: 1) oversee the implementation of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and 2) make recommendations on regulatory reform to the next Congress and Administration. Experience in the fields of economics, finance and banking, financial services regulation, consumer protection, or housing policy is necessary. Job responsibilities will include research, analysis of Working Group policy papers, preparation of briefing materials for Panel Members, drafting report language, and offering substantive recommendations on regulatory reform to Panel members. Please email cover letter and resume to oversightpanel@....

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      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@... with subject line: Attn: LA Position. No calls, drop-ins or faxes, please.

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      The Fratelli Group
      Account Co-ordinator
      Washington, DC
      Competitive salary

      High-paced Washington, D.C. public affairs firm with clients in the trade, international affairs, technology and education arenas seeks an energetic self-starter to fill an entry-level account coordinator position. Candidates must be well organized and detail oriented. Writing, editing experience, and computer competency required. Find out more here http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102564962481&s=19540&e=001MP1Rpc0e4CYuLAYdBcEsoFOWBuVLmqYY86uyYVS5syZYIlldWALgDW-2xKKpbfkWQgt7j3r_367kL-cQgSF9fGnYAAIDchxNJnrroYio26TKSm_BXiy1f37jPBogQJHTbJF3HXsXFRbk_zwhQGEM3g==.

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      Marijuana Policy Project

      Director of State Campaigns
      Washington, DC
      c. $80,000

      The Marijuana Policy Project, the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the U.S., is hiring a Director of State Campaigns to oversee MPP's ballot initiative campaigns from MPP's Washington, D.C. headquarters. This position will play a key role in a groundbreaking, respected organization that is making significant strides to end marijuana prohibition in the U.S." Find out more here http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102564962481&s=19540&e=001MP1Rpc0e4Cak9tURJo1MRNT13Yvp2XMZrLCQoIIWV3gVPYAfz28ZxbAUsf2Yi_h_5a-a7R4vsV0HHGYtlDXW_whwVPq4u4NcP8U24BgTR7X7LPuzmZEthmRclxVlXaOnHUkKMDBI3Po=.

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      Hayes, Inc.

      Government Relations Consultant
      Washington, DC
      Salary details on request

      Hayes, Inc. is seeking a senior level executive to play a hands-on role in developing and cultivating relationships with key government officials in the DC region in order to promote company reputation and value proposition. Candidate will identify and pursue opportunities that ultimately result in obtaining government contracts and grants. Find out more here http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102564962481&s=19540&e=001MP1Rpc0e4CYoxLWz7MKjmixfO8LR6FW-TSDHtZ2QdFr9m0QXWR0r9C5cTzDzHTxgZsPORYq0wnPuCrnR-Be4HJ9r2Vuw-8kKL0_pibMGQx6kOrWGTUhTV23qKVI46kUUqDGWqo3RSuSu9mdm4VCaHg==.

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      NCPA

      Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs
      Alexandria, VA
      Salary details on request

      Alexandria national healthcare association seeks experienced senior regulatory and policy professional. Responsibilities include actively monitoring regulatory developments relating to health care and pharmacy; drafting comments; analyzing and drafting legislation; representing association to regulatory agencies." Find out more here http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102564962481&s=19540&e=001MP1Rpc0e4CbgtapQC4Swp97VjaRB8hJakKhMFZkrifXv1XXFGu9pKcFvA_W8x6k77qB5SkPdHZmGwbPnILWWT9yNn6o10tI1bBZCO1EnuKdHnxfzMB3IbJYBADHmUR5ppdUReCoEgYFBCHeaBmBZ9Q==.

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      Pew Charitable Trusts

      Project Manager, Food Safety Campaign
      Washington, DC
      Competitive salary

      The successful candidate will: direct a strategic advocacy campaign and initiate, coordinate and supervise outreach and public communication efforts regarding the Pew recommendations on food safety with key stakeholders, including health and consumer organizations and other advocacy groups, administrative agency officials, and Congress. Find out more here http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102564962481&s=19540&e=001MP1Rpc0e4CZE--wWN1LwgBSm8FxxIiLWLJAoH7F8Lrb44m38mTN89BH0CdpG0azxGVrLo0HAYfeLLiLt4Ma-0uQkMCS6hm3OAqqoYfbgVApoLnnAXJwFuaDxn5Uy9HSxeiHckFgHXJaRvYlGcgGBkQ==.