Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

LAAW Jobs Bulletin - Hill Jobs - July 15, 2009

Expand Messages
  • Eric
    LAAW Jobs Bulletin HILL JOBS July 15, 2009 __________________________________________________ From our own Shirley Rivadeneira: JOIN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 15, 2009
    • 0 Attachment
      LAAW Jobs Bulletin
      HILL JOBS
      July 15, 2009
      __________________________________________________

      From our own Shirley Rivadeneira:

      JOIN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

      The Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor is hiring attorneys in multiple subject areas for their D.C. headquarters. Put your law degree and legal experience to good use by contributing to a noble mission: to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces!

      Experienced and new attorneys are being recruited to fill specific vacancies and some newly-created positions now and throughout the year at GS-11 through GS-14 levels. For more information, and to apply, go to http://www.dol.gov/sol/resumes.htm and/or www.usajobs.com (Job Announcement Number: SOL-09-Attorney). If any WCL alumni apply, please contact Carlos Quintana at cqboricua4@... and Shirley Rivadeneira at rivadeneira.shirley@....


      HOUSE JOBS


      Junior Legislative Assistant - Midwestern progressive Democrat seeks Junior Legislative Assistant to handle a small portfolio of issues. Primary responsibilities will include monitoring legislation, preparing briefing materials for the member and developing and managing legislative initiatives on issues relevant to the assigned issue portfolio. In addition, the Jr. LA will be responsible for responding to constituent mail on a wide variety of topics, and assisting the Legislative Correspondent in managing the office mail system. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, previous Hill experience, and be willing to work
      in a fast paced environment. Qualified candidates wishing to apply should email cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and references to JrLegislativeAssistantMDWST@....

      *****************

      SENIOR LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL - Senior Democratic member of the House Committee on Homeland Security seeks an energetic and proactive senior legislative counsel to manage committee responsibilities and a broad portfolio of other legislative issues. Substantive knowledge and previous experience with homeland security issues as well as other
      issues including energy and environment, budget and tax, and housing is a plus. Candidates should have prior Hill experience, have impeccable writing and analytical skills, be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and possess a strong knowledge
      of the legislative process. The candidate will be responsible for developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and floor/committee statements, drafting press
      releases, and representing the member in meetings. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented problem solver, a motivated self-starter, and possess a demonstrated ability to work independently as a policy entrepreneur. This is NOT an entry-level position and we are
      not looking for recent law or business school graduates. A law or business degree is required. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words "Senior Legislative Counsel" in the subject line to: TX18resume@....

      *****************

      LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Armed Services Committee member is seeking a legislative assistant to handle committee work. Candidates should have significant Hill experience, excellent written and oral communication skills. Preference is for candidates with military service. Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to MLAopening2009@....

      *****************

      Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-27) - Senior California Democrat seeks Senior Legislative Assistant to handle work on the Financial Services Committee. Candidates should have 2-3 years of Hill legislative experience, preferably handling Financial Services issues. The successful applicant will possess strong writing and oral communication skills, work well with others, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and understand the legislative process. Salary commensurate with experience, up to 100k. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to ldcaphilljob@.... No phone calls or drop-ins please.

      *****************

      Democratic Member of the House Appropriations Committee seeks legislative assistant to handle diverse portfolio including environment, energy, justice, commerce, and women's issues. The position requires excellent writing skills and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Hill experience and Spanish-speaking skills desirable. People of color and women encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email cover letter and resume to Dem.LA.Opening@.... NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP-BYS. Thank you.

      *****************

      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@.... No calls please.

      *****************

      Midwestern progressive House Democrat seeks Junior Legislative Assistant to handle a small portfolio of issues. Primary responsibilities will include monitoring legislation, preparing briefing materials for the member and developing and managing legislative initiatives on issues relevant to the assigned issue portfolio. In addition, the Jr. LA will be responsible for responding to constituent mail on a wide variety of topics, and assisting the Legislative Correspondent in managing the office mail system. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, previous Hill experience, and be willing to work in a fast paced environment. Qualified candidates wishing to apply should email cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and references to JrLegislativeAssistantMDWST@....

      *****************

      Moderate Democratic House member seeks a Legislative Director with significant legislative experience and thorough knowledge of the legislative process. Primary responsibilities include managing legislative staff; developing policy and legislative initiatives; formulating positions on legislative issues; and making strategic recommendations to the Member on all legislative issues. The successful candidate will handle long-term and short-term legislative planning; research impact of legislative proposals on Member's Congressional District; prepare the Member for Congressional hearings; monitor legislative activity on the House floor and oversee the progression of bills with which the Member is involved. Other duties include representing the Member in meetings and assisting organizations and constituents with federal matters. The successful candidate will be a problem solver, and a self-starter. Excellent oral, written and time-management skills and the ability to analyze and summarize complex legislative information are a must. The candidate must also possess meticulous organizational, leadership, and staff development skills; the temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a pleasant and professional manner; and the ability to handle stress and work in a fast-paced environment. Background/experience handling the following issues: energy, defense, appropriations, trade, and intellectual property. Experience with issues impacting the Hispanic community also desired. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words "Legislative Director" in the subject line to applytx20@.... No calls or drop-ins.

      *****************

      Senior Democratic member of the House Committee on Homeland Security seeks an energetic and proactive senior legislative counsel to manage committee responsibilities and a broad portfolio of other legislative issues. Substantive knowledge and previous experience with homeland security issues as well as other issues including energy and environment, budget and tax, and housing is a plus. Candidates should have prior Hill experience, have impeccable writing and analytical skills, be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and possess a strong knowledge of the legislative process. The candidate will be responsible for developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and floor/committee statements, drafting press releases, and representing the member in meetings. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented problem solver, a motivated self-starter, and possess a demonstrated ability to work independently as a policy entrepreneur. This is NOT an entry-level position and we are not looking for recent law or business school graduates. A law or business degree is required. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words "Senior Legislative Counsel" in the subject line to: TX18resume@....

      *****************

      Democratic Armed Services Committee member is seeking a legislative assistant to handle committee work. Candidates should have significant Hill experience, excellent written and oral communication skills. Preference is for candidates with military service. Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to MLAopening2009@....

      *****************

      Hardworking California Democrat on Rules and Energy and Commerce committees seeks a legislative assistant. Legislative portfolio to include: Immigration, Intelligence, Judiciary, Education, Homeland Security, Science, and various Appropriations. Individual will also be responsible for assisting the congresswoman with various caucuses and with Rules Committee work. Individual should have prior legislative Hill experience, be detail oriented, have a strong work ethic, good sense of humor and be able to work quickly under tight deadlines. Please e-mail your resume to cademjob@.... No telephone calls or drop bys, please.

      *****************

      Congressman John Sarbanes seeks Legislative Director with significant Hill experience, strong writing skills, and an ability to meet tight deadlines. The Legislative Director will be responsible for staffing the Congressman on a wide range of issues before the Energy and Commerce Committee, including health care. The ideal candidate will also be a good manager and teacher; demonstrate an interest in process and detail; and fit naturally in a collaborative and collegial office. Please send a cover letter, resume and relevant writing samples to MD03Job@....

      *****************

      Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., a Pacific Northwest Progressive Democrat with a national focus on health care reform in America, seeks an experienced legislative aide who will manage a portfolio that includes health care as its primary focus. Qualifications include: a working knowledge of the Hill, the legislative process and an in-depth knowledge of health care issues. Excellent writing and communications skills are required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of turning policy into progress and will join a fast-paced, team-oriented office with an emphasis on making a difference in the national debate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position open until filled. No telephone calls or drop ins. Please send your credentials to: nwresumes@....

      *****************

      Democratic Armed Services Committee member is seeking a legislative assistant to handle committee work. Candidates should have significant Hill experience, excellent written and oral communication skills. Preference is for candidates with military service. Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to MLAopening2009@....

      *****************

      Hardworking California Democrat on Rules and Energy and Commerce committees seeks a legislative assistant. Legislative portfolio to include: Immigration, Intelligence, Judiciary, Education, Homeland Security, Science, and various Appropriations. Individual will also be responsible for assisting the congresswoman with various caucuses and with Rules Committee work. Individual should have prior legislative Hill experience, be detail oriented, have a strong work ethic, good sense of humor and be able to work quickly under tight deadlines. Please e-mail your resume to cademjob@.... No telephone calls or drop bys, please.


      SENATE JOBS


      070202 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Senior Northeastern Democratic Member seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle Defense, Veterans and Federal Work-force issues. Individual will be responsible for monitoring all aspects and developments of legislative activity in assigned portfolio, including tracking legislation and Committee activities. Qualified applicants must have two or more years experience in the Legislative or Executive Branch or comparable experience. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

      *****************

      063001 APPROPRIATIONS DIRECTOR - Democrat seeks staffer to oversee appropriations and special projects. Prior Hill and appropriations experience required. Qualified candidates must possess strong knowledge of appropriations process. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job
      referral number in the subject line.

      *****************

      062601 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Republican Senator seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle a host of issues including, but not limited to, banking, Social Security, budget, taxes, economic development, small business, and pensions. Individual will be responsible for monitoring pending legislation in their assigned issue areas, drafting amendments and bills, meeting with constituents and preparing briefing materials for the Senator. Knowledge of Senate floor procedures and Hill experience required. Qualified applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as an ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

      *****************

      062401 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -Democratic Senator seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle a host of issues possibly including, but not limited to, banking, budget, taxes, trade, labor and pensions. Individual will be responsible for monitoring pending legislation in their assigned issue areas, drafting amendments and bills, meeting with constituents and preparing briefing materials for the Senator. Knowledge of Senate floor procedures and Hill experience required. Qualified applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as an ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and two *short* writing samples to
      senatedemstaffpositions@... with "Legislative Assistant" in the subject line.

      *****************

      061802 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Progressive Democrat serving on the Commerce Committee seeks staffer to handle telecommunications, technology and business-related issues. Responsibilities will include developing legislation and advising the Senator on policy matters.
      Interested candidates should be proactive and efficient, have strong communication and analytical skills, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Previous Hill experience preferred. This is not an entry-level position. Please send cover letter and resume
      to senate_job@....

      *****************

      061804 LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL - Republican Senator seeks individual for a junior Legislative Counsel position. The Counsel will handle the Senator's trade, judiciary issues, and some Commerce Committee issues - specifically maritime and fishing. Ideal candidate would have Hill or relevant lobbying experience and possess strong writing, analytical and communication skills. Please e-mail resume, references and brief writing samples to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

      *****************

      060201 EDUCATION POLICY STAFF - Republican Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee seeks an individual with experience and interest in education policy to support the Education Policy Director in working on a variety of education and national service issues.
      Individual should possess four or more years of Capitol Hill or education policy work experience. Responsibilities include: informing the Committee's legislative agenda on postsecondary education, high school reform, and national service. Responsibilities also include:
      briefing members and staff on policy matters; assisting with research and drafting legislation; and preparing background materials for the Ranking Member. Strong research and writing skills, and sense of initiative, are essential, and a Bachelors degree or higher is required. Successful candidate should be team oriented and have experience working well collaboratively. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@... indicating job
      referral number in the subject line.

      *****************

      051304 COMMITTEE LABOR COUNSEL/POLICY ADVISOR - Senator Kennedy's Labor Policy Office is seeking a Counsel or Policy Advisor for the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, planning legislative strategy, building coalitions, preparing for hearings, and writing memos, speeches, and talking points. Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters who work well in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must have a background in labor, economic, and/or retirement security issues. Capitol Hill or other political experience a plus. Those with strong backgrounds in economics who are comfortable with quantitative analysis are especially encouraged to apply. We are seeking applicants at the Counsel/Advisor level (2-3 years experience). Our 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 sexual orientation. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and one or two brief writing samples to (202) 228-2311 (fax) or kennedylaborjob@... indicating LABOR COUNSEL/POLICY ADVISOR in the
      subject line.

      *****************

      050701 PROCUREMENT/CONTRACTING COUNSEL/SPECIALIST - Republican office seeks Contracting and Procurement Specialist and/or Counsel with a strong background in procurement policy, military contracting issues, federal loans and grants. Experience with government agencies including: defense, homeland security, energy, commerce, GSA, and small business programs helpful. Applicants must be self-starters with excellent writing, investigative, and oversight experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two
      writing samples to senate_employment@... indicating job referral number in the subject line.

      *****************

      050501 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle business, finance, budget, and tax issues. Law degree and previous Hill experience strongly preferred. Responsibilities will include developing legislation and advising the Senator on policy matters. Interested candidates should be proactive and efficient, have strong communication and analytical skills, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
      Please send cover letter and resume to: budgetla@....

      *****************

      040301 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@....

      *****************

      033102 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.

      *****************

      031001 TRADE SPECIALIST/PROFESSIONAL STAFF - Senior Member of the Senate Finance Committee seeks experienced counsel or professional staffer to serve as Staff Director of Trade Subcommittee, and to staff other personal office issues yet to be determined. Responsibilities include conducting oversight and investigation of trade and competitiveness issues, as well as developing, drafting and promoting legislation. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the field, and significant Congressional experience a strong plus. Excellent opportunities for professional growth. Equal opportunity employer. No telephone inquiries. Send resume and cover letter to TDPosition@....

      *****************

      022301 STAFF DIRECTOR OF THE BANKING SECURITIES SUBCOMMITTEE - Democratic Senator on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee seeks a senior banking/financial services policy advisor to serve as Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment as well as handle tax and related matters. Applicants should have expertise in banking and securities law and the regulatory structure of the financial system. At least four years of Hill experience is required and experience working on or with the Banking Committee is strongly preferred. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; the ability to perform well under pressure and while juggling multiple tasks; and sound political judgment. The senior policy advisor will also be expected to handle occasional constituent matters. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to
      senateposition@.... No phone calls please.

      *****************

      013001 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@....

      *****************

      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@....

      *****************

      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@....
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.