Revised: July 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM

The Senate Employment Bulletin is published as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise staff vacancies. The listing is posted online at www.senate.gov/employment and revised throughout the week.

To apply for advertised positions, please follow the application instructions at the end of each advertisement. Indicate the job referral number associated with each ad and submit a separate resume for every position for which you wish to apply.

For more information, please consult the Placement Brochure on the Web site or contact the Placement Office at (202) 224-9167.

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.

222873 TECH SERVICES INTERN -

The Senate Republican Conference seeks a Tech Services Intern to work in the Multimedia Services Department.  The intern will assist with all aspects of studio production, including but not limited to:  studio lighting,  studio setup,  studio camera placement and operation, teleprompter loading and operation,  control room operation,  audio board operation, and  satellite transmissions. The intern will also assist with all aspects of field production, including but not limited to:  carrying necessary gear to field locations, setup and breakdown of equipment in the field, lighting, audio, and video acquisition, mobile teleprompter operation,  Assist Senate Press Personnel in our office and remotely via the phone or email, become familiar with and assist with our Senate-wide video distribution platform Snapstream,  assist with video and audio editing. This position involves direct contact with Senators and their staff.  Individuals must be socially well-adjusted and be able to judge what is appropriate in conversation and dress.  Individuals must have attention to detail, be able to spell proficiently and have a grasp of sentence structure, be able to spot mistakes in teleprompter scripts, follow directions, possess problem solving skills, work well in a group or independently, be able to lift 35-50 pounds, and have the ability to communicate effectively over phone and email. Individuals may be needed between 9am and 6pm Monday through Friday, but help may be requested on special occasions outside of those times. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@src.senate.gov.

 
222872 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

Democratic Senator is looking for a Communications Director for the Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will be a communications veteran with several years in public relations. The Communications Director must be a creative and strategic thinker with strong writing and oral communication skills. Although the position is based in Washington, DC, occasional travel will be required. The primary responsibilities will be to develop and execute an effective communications strategy to keep constituents informed on legislative initiatives and other federal issues. This will include responsibility for all press communications, the office internet site, and speechwriting. Additionally, the communications shop handles press clippings and develops the content for postal and electronic newsletters. The Communications Director will work closely with the Senator, Chief of Staff, legislative, and outreach staff. Prior Hill experience strongly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to demsenatorjobs@gmail.com with “Communications Director" in the subject line

 
222871 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Democratic Appropriator seeks a Legislative Assistant with strong writing, research and oral communications skills to advise the Senator on issues related to financial services, budget, taxes and business. Responsibilities include overseeing the Senator’s priorities in the Appropriations process, staffing the Senator in meetings and hearings, preparing materials for events in DC and in the state, providing policy and vote recommendations and drafting talking points, memos and outreach materials. Ideal candidates should be motivated, entrepreneurial, flexible, work well under pressure in an extremely fast-paced environment and have the ability to balance competing interests of a demographically and ideologically diverse constituency. Previous Hill experience required and ties to Maryland are preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222870 STAFF ASSISTANT/TOUR COORDINATOR -

Democratic Senator seeks a front desk staff assistant and tour coordinator. The position’s primary responsibilities include responding to and coordinating tour requests, greeting visitors to the office and answering phones. Candidates should be motivated, entrepreneurial, organized and adept at handling multiple tasks. Strong writing and interpersonal skills a must.  Maryland ties preferred. Please submit a resume and cover letter to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222869 PAYROLL SPECIALIST I -

The Senate Disbursing Office seeks a Payroll Specialist I.  This is administrative support work processing the personnel and payroll actions of the Senate for the Disbursing Office.  Work includes verifying the accuracy of personnel/payroll actions, entering data into PeopleSoft and assisting offices with salary computations.  This position is open to Senate employees and applicants referred by Senate staff.  Please visit www.senate.gov/employment to see the complete vacancy announcement, apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.  This vacancy closes on August 7, 2015 at 11:59 pm.  No phone calls please.

 
222868 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Democratic Senator on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Committees is seeking a Legislative Correspondent whose portfolio would include defense, veterans, and foreign affairs issues.  Primary responsibilities include responding to constituent mail, keeping abreast of legislative developments,  meeting with constituent groups.  and providing assistance to the Senior Policy Advisor for these issues.  The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and is able to prioritize and perform duties in a fast-paced environment.  West Virginia ties, Capitol Hill experience, and knowledge in these policy areas are strongly preferred.  Interested applicants should send both cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222867 PRESS SECRETARY -

Republican Senator is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented press secretary to assist the communications director in a busy press office. Responsibilities include: national and state media relations; helping develop long-term strategies, drafting and editing press releases, advisories, speeches and media briefings; pitching events and narratives; and working with team to manage press clips and digital presence. This position requires outstanding written and oral communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, effectively manage multiple tasks, and the ability to quickly, accurately, and thoroughly distill and communicate complex, rapidly-changing issues. Ideal candidate will have experience in a Congressional communications job or similar. Position is based in Washington, DC with occasional travel to the state.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222866 SPECIAL ASSISTANT -

Minority Staff of a Senate national security committee is seeking a highly motivated, well-organized individual for the position of Special Assistant.  Primary responsibilities include: providing administrative support to the Committee’s minority staff director; preparing correspondence and other hearing materials; maintaining the Committee’s correspondence files; and performing limited legislative research projects.  To qualify, an incumbent should be a college graduate; have at least 6 months of previous office experience; be detail oriented; and possess effective oral communication and writing skills.  The ability to work with minimum supervision, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and operate in a fast-paced environment are also required.  Senate experience is preferable, but not essential. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Please email a cover letter and resume to specialassistantapplication@gmail.com.  Please note that the Committee will not accept any phone calls, e-mails, or walk-ins with respect to this announcement.

 
222865 FALL PRESS INTERNSHIP -

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, is seeking motivated, hard-working candidates for a full-time unpaid fall press internship in her DC office. The responsibilities and duties of this internship will be solely focused within the Senator's press office, which offers a unique intern experience and sets up a career in political communications. The intern will be exposed to strategic press planning and provide direct support to the Deputy Press Secretary, Press Secretary and other members of the press team. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222864 FALL INTERNS -

Senator Donnelly’s office seeks interns for his Washington, D.C. office for fall 2015. Responsibilities include researching legislative issues, attending hearings, writing memos and press-related materials, assisting with constituent services, and administrative duties. Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have strong communication skills. This unpaid internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill. Indiana ties are preferred, but not required. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, http://www.donnelly.senate.gov/help/student-resources/internships.) Applications can be submitted via E-mail to Kasey_kendrick@donnelly.senate.gov.

 
222863 DC FALL SEMESTER INTERNSHIP (UNPAID) -

The Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for a semester internship beginning early-September and lasting through mid-December to assist a professional staff.  Responsibilities include conducting research, assisting with press events and website maintenance, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different political issues.  Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills.  Prior political experience is preferred.  Only full-time, unpaid internships are available.  You can learn more about the SRC by going to republican.senate.gov.  Visit thune.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Thune who chairs the Conference.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, one letter of recommendation, and two references to resumes@src.senate.gov.  Deadline for applications is August 7, 2015.

 
222861 LAW CLERK -

Minority staff for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee seeks a law clerk for the fall 2015 semester. The position offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to assist with congressional oversight and investigative matters. Responsibilities include drafting letters and memoranda for counsels, conducting legal research, and reviewing and organizing documents and other materials. The position is ideal for motived, quick-learning individuals with strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Prior experience working on Capitol Hill or in the Executive Branch is preferred. The Committee will work with students who can receive academic credit for the experience.  Qualified applicants should e-mail a resume, transcript, and short writing sample by August 14, 2015 to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222860 PRESS SECRETARY -

Prominent Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks experienced, energetic, media-savvy professional to help run an aggressive, prolific communications office. Working in conjunction with the Communications Director, responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations; coordinating press conferences and message events; overseeing interview requests and briefings; writing press releases, statements, and briefing materials; and developing long-term strategies. Ideal candidate will have several years of experience in a Senate, House or executive branch communications job, or a similar high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Strong writing and people skills, solid knowledge of the national political press and ample initiative a must.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222859 LAW CLERKS -

The Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs seeks Law Clerks to work with its oversight unit during the 2015-2016 academic year. These unpaid internships offer current law students a unique opportunity to observe and work closely with Committee staff on a wide variety of oversight projects. The clerks will assist with legal and fact research, drafting, meeting/hearing preparation, and administrative tasks. Please email a cover letter addressing your qualifications and the time commitment you can make (i.e., Fall and/or Spring semesters; number of days/hours per week); your resume; and your unofficial law school transcript to senatebankinglawclerk@gmail.com.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.  

 
222858 PRESS INTERNSHIP -

The Office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks highly motivated individual for part-time or full-time unpaid Press Internship, starting August 3. Responsibilities include compiling press clips and the Senator’s media mentions on a daily basis; answering the press line, fielding calls from reporters, and routing calls in the office as needed; compiling and maintaining press lists; pitching press conferences and events to reporters; drafting releases, collateral, and other press related documents; and other duties as assigned. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail your resume and a cover letter that includes your available start date to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222855 LEGISLATIVE AIDE -

Republican Senator on a national security committee is seeking a Legislative Aide to handle constituent correspondence and provide legislative support on defense and foreign policy issues.  The position will require significant research and writing, and a person who can effectively function both independently and as a member of a team.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and possess a background in defense and foreign affairs and strong attention to detail. Capitol Hill experience as a Legislative Correspondent preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to gopsenateleg@gmail.com.

 
222852 JR. SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -

Southern Republican Senator is seeking a an entry-level tech savvy Jr. Systems Administrator to coordinate and oversee the DC and State office computer systems and office equipment. This position coordinates with Sergeant-at-Arms staff to support the office computer system and equipment services and interacts with office staff throughout the day to facilitate problem resolution. Duties will include, but are not limited to, researching, recommending, and coordinating desktop and laptop PC purchases and installations as well as requisitions and returns for standard office equipment; creating and maintaining staff computer login accounts; setting up workstations; and assisting users with a variety of software applications. Manages procurement, maintenance, and inventory of computer hardware, software, BlackBerries, cell phones, and office equipment; monitors server logs, backups, operating system and application updates; troubleshoots equipment problems and coordinates repair or replacement; and provides customer service. Woks with website vendor on ensuring project completion. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222851 CORRESPONDENCE MANAGER -

Senator Casey seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented, team player with excellent time management skills and an interest in administrative work to oversee a high-volume mailroom in a paperless office.  This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff and is responsible for: the sorting and routing of all incoming constituent correspondence for response; facilitating the outgoing mail process by monitoring the office’s letter approval process and coordinating with Legislative Correspondents on substantive, timely responses; preparing weekly reports on mail volume, processing time, and other metrics; drafting congratulatory notes on behalf of the Senator; and other duties as assigned.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with 2-3 years of professional experience and a demonstrated ability to use technology to streamline processes.  This is NOT an entry-level position.  Self-described perfectionists are strongly encouraged to apply.   Hill experience and familiarity with Intertrac preferred.  Pennsylvania ties are a plus.  Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to open_positions@casey.senate.gov with the subject “Mail Manager.”  Absolutely no calls or drop-bys please.  This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

 
222850 STAFF ASSISTANT -

Member of Congress from Maryland has an opening for a Staff Assistant/Driver. The position is responsible for driving the Member and assisting with planning and logistics for events. Ideal candidate is dependable, professional, well-organized, and thinks quickly on their feet.  Successful candidate must have a college degree, clean driving record, and be available to work flexible hours.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to hilljobs2015@gmail.com

 
222849 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senator Mark Warner is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle telecommunications, technology, and immigration issues.  The position requires managing a large legislative portfolio and independently conducting outreach on these topics.  Qualified candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of the issues and industries.  Strong research, analysis, and communications skills are required, as well and the ability to conceptualize and develop new policy ideas.  The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated team player with the ability to juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines. At least five years of work experience required, and some level experience on the Hill strongly preferred. Spanish language skills and advanced degree also helpful but not required. Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to warner_resumes@warner.senate.gov with the subject line “Tech LA.”   Please save cover letter and resume in a single file (pdf preferred) and name the file “Last name, First name.”  This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  Application materials must be received by 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 29.  Applications received after that point will not be considered.

 
222848 SCHEDULER -

Mid-Atlantic Democratic Senator seeks a highly-qualified individual to assist the Senator as DC scheduler. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scheduling and schedule maintenance, correspondence and invitation follow up, as well as other similar duties. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented, have superior communication and organizational skills, and an ability to perform under pressure. Additionally, a pro-active approach to problem solving will be of paramount importance. The office is seeking candidates who are self-starters and who actively look for ways to improve processes. Maturity, confidentiality, and discretion are essential. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222847 FALL INTERNSHIPS/CLERKSHIPS -

Democratic Committee staff are accepting applications for fall semester intern and law clerk positions for several policy teams, respectively. The policy areas include health, tax, trade, and press. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate Committee operates and assist the policy team with research. The position is ideal for motived, self-starting and quick-learning individuals. Responsibilities include writing memos for professional staff, researching policy issues, attending briefings, assisting with Committee hearings, and monitoring the Senate floor when necessary.  A background in health, tax, trade, or press operations is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate would be full-time, though part-time applicants will be considered given the school year. Graduate or Law students and recent graduates preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter (indicating the interested policy area), resume, brief writing sample, and two references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov, while indicating “Fall 2015 Internship” and job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

 
222846 ECONOMIC POLICY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Moderate Democratic Senator seeks an economic policy Legislative Assistant to handle issues related to tax, financial services, trade and budget.  Core responsibilities include developing policy ideas to address economic growth, innovation, Dodd-Frank implementation, manufacturing policy and tax reform.  Ideal candidates will have strong interpersonal skills, substantial Hill, relevant non-profit or private sector experience, a proven ability to overcome obstacles with creativity, persistence and tact and a genuine passion for improving economic outcomes for lower and middle-income families.  Exceptional writing and analytical skills are a must.  This is not an entry level position.  An advanced degree and Delaware ties a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222845 DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE -

Midwest Republican Senator is seeking a Director of Correspondence to oversee mail operation.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing Constituent Services System (CSS) to ensure all incoming mail is received and responded to accurately in a timely manner, work with legislative staff on constituent responses,  process group emails, proofread outgoing mail, troubleshoot  CSS issues, coordinate Helpdesk tickets with the CSS vendor and monitor social media.  Qualified candidates will have excellent computer skills, strong oral and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, work well under pressure, and be able to multi-task.  Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222844 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Northeast Democrat and member of the Environment and Public Works Committee seeks a legislative assistant to handle oceans and coastal policy portfolio.  The portfolio also includes clean water, fisheries, flooding/flood insurance, conservation, and other issues as needed.  Previous Capitol Hill experience preferred.  Strong research, analysis, and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, collegial environment.  This is not an entry level position.  Please email resume to senenvirola@gmail.com.  No phone calls please.

 
222843 FALL INTERNS -

Senator Blumenthal’s office seeks interns for his Washington D.C. office for fall 2015, starting at the end of August.  Responsibilities include researching legislative issues, attending hearings, writing memos, assisting with constituent services, and administrative duties.  Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have strong communication skills.  This unpaid internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill.  Connecticut ties are preferred, but not required. Full-time applicants will be given preference.  To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/services/internships), a one page statement of intent, current resume, school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), three letters of references and a short writing sample (500 words or less). Applications can be submitted via E-mail to DC_internships@blumenthal.senate.gov, or faxed to (202)224-9673.

 
222842 FALL INTERNS -

Senator Jon Tester’s office seeks interns for his Washington D.C. office for fall 2015.  Responsibilities include researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow-up memos, assisting with constituent services, and administrative duties.  Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have strong communication skills.  This unpaid internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill.  Montana ties are preferred, but not required. Full-time applicants will be given preference.  To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, tester.senate.gov), a cover letter, current resume, three references and 1-2 writing samples via fax to (202) 224-8594 or email to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with the job referral number in the subject line. 

 
222841 FALL INTERN -

The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting at the end of August. Part-time interns will also be considered, but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. It is preferable, but not required, if the candidate is available to start at the end of August and can continue work through the fall (November/December). Responsibilities include compiling press clips, writing memos, preparing for hearings, and assisting staff with legislative research. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. New Hampshire ties are preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. 

 
222840 FALL PRESS INTERN -

Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting at the end of August/beginning of September. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. It is preferable, but not required, if the candidate is available to start at the end of August and can continue work through the fall (November/December). Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff with the day-to-day operations of a very active press office. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of the Northeast, and interest in communications. If interested, please send cover letter and resume via email to: SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com.

 
222839 MOUNTAIN STATE PRESS INTERNSHIP -

Senator Manchin seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent post-graduate to start an immediate Press Internship this fall to assist an aggressive and fast-paced press office. Tasks include compiling daily press and broadcast clips, organizing, maintaining and updating media lists, drafting press releases, assisting with social media, conducting brief research projects as well as additional tasks to assist the press team. Preference will be given to candidates with West Virginia ties and those who can commit to a fulltime internship. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume with references and one writing sample to internship@manchin.senate.gov.

 
222837 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Progressive Democratic Senator seeks LC to work on healthcare issues.  Candidate must be an outstanding writer, have good analytical and research skills and an MPH, law degree or strong background in health policy.  Duties include constituent correspondence, research, meetings with interest groups, and writing background memos.  This is an active portfolio and you will work with a senior legislative assistant who will help guide you, but you should be a self-starter with good attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.  Mid-Atlantic ties a plus - please detail in your application.  Please email a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222836 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR/DIGITAL PRESS ASSISTANT -

Western Democratic office is looking for a Systems Administrator/Digital Press Assistant.  The position provides support for a variety of issues and identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems.  Duties include: responding to telephone, e-mail, and in-person requests for technical assistance; working with the Administrative Director to make recommendations for IT, office, and communications equipment purchases, shooting and editing video, audio and photos for press distribution, designing graphics for social media and maintaining the Senator’s website.  Knowledge of VOICE is helpful, ability to fix our various technical problems is a must.  Must be creative and be proficient in Final Cut and Photoshop. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222835 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Northeast Democrat seeks a legislative assistant to handle defense, veterans, and foreign affairs issues.  The position includes managing the defense and foreign affairs portfolios, defense industrial base issues, and other constituent matters.  Previous Capitol Hill and/or military experience preferred.  Strong research, analysis, and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, collegial environment.  Please email resume to defenselegassistant@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

 
222832 SPEECHWRITER -

Minority staff for Senate Budget Committee seeks Speechwriter.  Primary duties will include drafting and revising speeches (including floor speeches), talking points, opening statements, op-eds and video scripts, as well as conducting research to support high-quality and original speechwriting.  The Speechwriter may also assist in the drafting press statements as needed.  The Speechwriter will work with the policy staff and communications shop.  The speechwriter must be a good team player who is able to work closely across multiple departments to deliver a final product.  The ideal candidate is a hard worker who is detail-oriented, self-starting, and has a knack for translating complicated policy into compelling words and ideas.  Please provide 3 writing samples, preferably a speech, talking points, and an op-ed.  Prior speechwriting experience required; Hill or campaign experience strongly preferred.  Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222831 HEALTHCARE POLICY ANALYST -

Minority staff for Senate Budget Committee seeks a motivated, resourceful individual to work with health policy director.  Candidates with strong health care knowledge and quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.  Duties include policy research, drafting legislation, detailed policy and budget analysis, staffing hearings, briefing members’ staff and writing memos, speeches, and talking points.  Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters, and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Prior Capitol Hill experience encouraged.  Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222830 EDUCATION POLICY ANALYST -

Minority staff for Senate Budget Committee seeks a motivated, resourceful person as a Professional Staff Member to oversee issues related to federal education policy.  Candidates with strong education policy knowledge and quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.  Duties include policy research, drafting legislation, detailed policy and budget analysis, staffing hearings, and writing memos, speeches, and talking points.  Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters, and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.  Prior Capitol Hill experience encouraged.  Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222824 BANKING LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee is seeking a highly motivated individual with extensive experience in banking, financial services.  The position will also include the housing portfolio.  Qualified candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of the issues and industries, as well as experience on the Hill.  Candidates must be able to meet short deadlines and juggle many priorities in a fast-paced environment.  This is not an entry level position. JD preferred but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222821 PRESS SECRETARY/DIGITAL DIRECTOR -

Senior Democratic Senator is seeking a Press Secretary/Digital Director in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing press releases, media advisories, statements/speeches, talking points and op-eds; handling media inquiries and pitching press stories; working with communications staff to develop an online communications strategy; executing the e-newsletter program; managing social media, web development, graphic design, and technology needs; and helping to organize press events. Some travel required. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills, strong proficiency with digital platforms and graphic design, and be a detail-oriented team player able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Prior communications or media relations experience required. On-the-record House, Senate or campaign experience, and knowledge of finance and environmental issues, preferred. This is not an entry-level job. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222819 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -

Democratic Senator seeks a Systems Administrator to oversee computer networks, hardware and software in D.C. and State offices. Candidates must be comfortable problem solving in a fast paced work environment and working patiently and effectively with user communities. Major responsibilities include determining hardware, software and system functionality; maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the computer network, desktop units, and other office equipment such as blackberries, printers, cameras and constituent mail database. The Systems Administrator will also be responsible for working with users to maintain behavior that respects the security needs of the office and Senate at large. Experience with Active Directory and Windows Server 2008 strongly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222817 PRESS SECRETARY -

Democratic Senator seeks experienced Press Secretary to serve as on-the-record spokesperson in a busy press office. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player used to generating new ideas and quickly identifying and capitalizing on press opportunities.  A successful applicant will have strong, established relationships with broadcast, print, and online media and a demonstrated ability to innovate and produce results under tight deadlines.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills a must.  Hill experience preferred.  Please e-mail cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to demsenjobs@gmail.com. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

 
222812 STAFF ASSISTANT -

Western 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.  Western ties a plus.  Please email a cover letter and resume to DemSenatorJob@gmail.com indicating “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.

 
222807 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -

Senate Committee seeking candidates for a professional staff member of the majority staff. This is a mid to senior-level position, depending on prior experience. Ideal candidates have Hill experience, as well as knowledge about the inner- workings of a congressional committee. Strong candidates will be exceptional writers, have great attention to detail, the ability to deal simultaneously with multiple tasks and often tight deadlines, and a knowledge of issues and policies that affect our nation’s seniors. To apply, send a resume and writing samples to: matt_lawrence@aging.senate.gov. NO PHONE CALLS please.

 
222802 DIGITAL DIRECTOR -

Senator Richard Blumenthal is seeking an experienced, innovative and motivated Digital Director to manage social media presences and email communication program, as well as curate official website as a member of an active communications staff.  Well-qualified candidates will have demonstrated past successes of digital media strategies, including drafting copy for a variety of social media platforms as well as websites, video editing and graphics production, proven ability to work with outside technical vendors, have an in-depth knowledge of social media trends, analytic reporting, and overall best practices, and be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, FinalCut (or comparable video editing software), and HTML.  Candidates must also have a high level of attention to detail, be comfortable working in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment, and be knowledgeable of (or willing to learn quickly) the Senate rules and guidelines for this portfolio.  Photography and videography skills are also a plus, but having a sense of humor and being creative are musts.  Office is an equal opportunity employer.  Please email a cover letter, resume and portfolio examples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222792 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Midwest Republican Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent to respond to constituent mail and assist the Legislative Assistant responsible for the environment, energy, transportation infrastructure, and agriculture legislative portfolio. Qualified candidates will possess excellent writing and research skills and the ability to meet deadlines, while paying close attention to detail, in a fast-paced environment. Midwest ties, Capitol Hill experience, and knowledge in these issue areas are strongly preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to gopsenatelc@gmail.com.

 
222779 SENIOR COUNSEL FOR EMPLOYMENT -

Senate Chief Counsel for Employment seeks a Senior Counsel (Attorney) who will serve as defense attorney in labor and employment law matters to offices of United States Senators, the Vice President, Committees, Senate Officers, and other Senate employing offices.  Work requires litigating cases as first chair in trial and appellate courts, the Supreme Court, and at administrative hearings; advising clients of their legal obligations; giving employment law seminars; and doing legal research and writing. Work requires high-level thinking in the application of law to facts.  Work is bound by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Senate rules, and Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling unusual assignments.  This is a non-partisan position.  Please visit www.senate.gov/employment to see the complete vacancy announcement, apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.  This vacancy is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

 
222778 DEPUTY STAFF DIRECTOR -

Democratic Senator and Ranking Member seeks a deputy staff director to work on Veterans Affairs Committee staff and to advise the Senator in  matters related to the jurisdiction of the committee, including hearings, legislation, and nominations.  The deputy staff director must have experience in managing a close-knit team in a fast-paced environment.  Candidates must possess experience in drafting, finalizing, costing, and negotiating legislation and amendments.  In addition, candidates must have knowledge of procedural details for floor activity and debate to include preparation of floor statements, talking points and rebuttals, and overall strategy.  Experience on the Hill, especially in the Senate and on a Senate Committee, is preferred.  J.D. is desired, but will consider exceptional candidates with extensive experience in budget hearings, legislative hearings, and mark-ups.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222775 COUNSEL/PROFESSIONAL STAFF -

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Minority (Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray, D-WA) seeks a Counsel/Professional staff.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing legislative and policy proposals; agency oversight; drafting policy memoranda; attending constituent and stakeholder meetings; and preparing for Congressional hearings and floor debate.  Applicants should have knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, and other employment law statutes.  They also must work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and have a desire to learn.  Applicants with a law degree are strongly preferred. Interested applicants should apply to this position by emailing a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to DemLaborCounsel@gmail.com.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.  Please no calls or drop-in visits, thank you.

 
222772 SENIOR WRITER -

Western Democratic Senator seeks a Senior Writer in her Washington, DC office. The ideal applicant will have exceptional speechwriting skills, extensive experience in writing and editing in a fast-paced environment, several years of Capitol Hill or other relevant experience, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under tight deadlines. Duties include writing speeches, talking points, op-eds and press releases as well as drafting or editing other materials, including letters, Congressional Record statements, website content and constituent outreach. Applicants should send resume, cover letter and at least six writing samples of different types to demcomsdirector@gmail.com. This position reports to the Communications Director and Chief of Staff.

 
222762 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -

The Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Spring 2016 semester to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff.   These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative and nominations process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects.  Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters. The clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply.  For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/. Please email resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references to Patrick_Sheahan@Judiciary-Dem.Senate.Gov, with “Law Clerk” in the subject line of the email, by September 15, 2015. Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.

 
222752 STAFF ASSISTANT -

Democratic Senator is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and well-organized Staff Assistant. Responsibilities will include reception duties in the front office, answering phones, greeting visitors and coordinating tour requests. An ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill and Intranet Quorum experience, is extremely detail-oriented, has strong written and communication skills, possesses a professional demeanor and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Other duties assigned as necessary. Western or noncontiguous state ties a strong plus. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to demsenatorjobs@gmail.com with "Staff Assistant" in the subject line

 
222731 ONLINE DIRECTOR -

Senate Republican leadership office is seeking an Online Director to manage website and other content, including data visualization projects. Required skills: experience managing content with a CMS (WordPress; Drupal); proficiency in HTML & CSS; preferred candidate will have portfolio of front and backend web development; proficiency in developing data visualizations from start-to-finish (wrangling raw data sets, identifying options, finalizing high quality graphics).Attention to detail and a high level of organization are necessary. The position works on multiple projects simultaneously and is a key part of weekly deliverables. The position will work closely with policy staff in designing appropriate graphics for policy material. Minimum of three years professional experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to SenateDigitalJob@gmail.com.

 
222704 AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCER -

Senate Republican Conference seeks an Audio and Video Producer responsible for video editing, media asset archiving, and management.  Working together with internal staff, the A/V Producer will help conceptualize ideas and assemble media assets into high quality content that supports our production objectives. Other responsibilities include operation of equipment in our audio recording studio and working with senate press staff on deadline. Requirements include 5+ years of demonstrated professional experience working as a Video Editor utilizing Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier;  2+ years of Motion Graphics experience such as Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop; experience working within a television, video or digital media production environment; and creative editing for projects big and small. Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@src.senate.gov