Member and Committee Offices
Position Available: Legislative Assistant
Vacancy Announcement Number: MEM-163-17
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: July 5, 2017
Salary Level/Range: Commensurate with experience
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Senior Democrat is seeking a highly energetic, motivated and organized lawyer with strong writing, legal and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure and after a year, may be promoted to legislative counsel. The Legislative Assistant works with the Chief Counsel/Legislative Director and with the Chief of Staff to develop and implement the Member’s legislative strategy in his/her issue areas; prepares materials for hearings; prepare legislation, amendments, and congressional record statements; and conducts research. Responsibilities include managing and handling issues that include but are not limited to Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, Federal-District of Columbia issues, and Labor policy. The ability to write well under tight deadlines is essential.
Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively while meeting deadlines. A successful candidate will be a results-oriented, problem solving lawyer and motivated self-starter who can think outside the box. Prior Hill, law firm or similar experience is preferred but not always required. Candidate must possess a law degree and be, or be willing to become, a resident of the District of Columbia. Salary based on skill and experience level.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov.