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Staff Assistant, House Committee on Natural Resources - Majority Staff

The Democratic staff of the House Natural Resources Committee (HNRC) seeks an organized, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Staff Assistant (SA). Candidates should be passionate about issues within the Natural Resources Committee’s jurisdiction, possess basic knowledge of the Committee process, have excellent time management and multitasking skills, and display an active willingness to learn.

The SA for the Democratic staff of the Natural Resources Committee oversees day to day administrative duties, carrying out miscellaneous projects for senior staff, corresponding with constituents, and serving as Intern Coordinator. The SA will work directly with the Counsel’s Office, the Director of Legislative Operations, and the Chief Clerk to track legislation, prepare for Committee meetings, and create reference materials for staff and Members of Congress.

Preferred qualifications: Candidate demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Understands how HNRC issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing Committee correspondence via phone, mail, and email.
  • Hiring, training, and managing Committee interns, including assigning projects and overseeing professional development.
  • Compiling and maintaining reference materials for Committee Members, Members’ Legislative Assistants, and Committee staff.
  • Maintaining organizational documents and schedules to facilitate day-to-day administrative duties.
  • Regularly updating Committee Legislative Assistants with relevant news, schedule updates, and meeting information. 
  • Coordinating with Member offices and handling outreach requests.
  • Assisting Policy Aides during hearings and helping draft, edit, and distribute memos as needed.  
  • Miscellaneous additional projects assigned by Committee staff.

In office responsibilities (post-telework) also include:

  • Staffing front office reception and fielding all in-office visits.
  • Processing all incoming mail in an efficient manner.
  • Serving as Emergency Coordinator for all Committee staff.
  • Managing office maintenance, keeping supplies stocked, and coordinating room reservations.
  • Setting up for Committee meetings and assisting clean up.
  • Filling in for Subcommittee Policy Aides on an ad hoc basis.
  • Coordinating staff-wide events.

The position is based in Washington, D.C., although is currently remote. The SA will be expected to work in office when we resume normal operations. Women, LGBTQ+, and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, or age.

To apply, address your application materials to Director of Legislative Operations, Carlyn LeGrant at NRDems.Resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line “HNRC Staff Assistant Application” by COB Wednesday February 17, 2021. Include a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample.

This posting will be removed from the website once the position has been filled.

 Policy AideSubcommittee on Oversight and Investigations – Majority Staff 

The Policy Aide will be responsible for managing the logistics of hearings, providing administrative services to Members and staff, and assisting the Subcommittee or Office team with oversight, outreach, and press projects. The position requires strong organizational, time management, verbal, and written communications skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. The candidate also understands how the work of the Committee intersects with racism, economic, and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. In addition, the candidate contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serving as the face of the Subcommittee or Office by greeting visitors, taking calls, and scheduling meetings.
  • Contacting hearing witnesses and managing their hearing materials.
  • Drafting, editing, and/or organizing hearing memoranda.
  • Drafting, editing, and/or organizing hearing statements and/or questions for Members.
  • Preparing Member binders and press packets.
  • Coordinating with Member offices.
  • Circulating all hearing materials to Member staff prior to and after proceedings.
  • Preparing the Committee hearing room for proceedings.
  • Managing the administrative aspects of hearings.
  • Cleaning up the hearing room after proceedings.
  • Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Subcommittee or Office information for Committee bill reports.
  • Filing and archiving all materials from proceedings.
  • Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Committee letters and document requests.
  • Coordinating schedules with the Subcommittee or Office Chair and the Chief Clerk.
  • Editing approved transcripts for final GPO print.
  • Assisting the Chief Clerk during Full Committee Markups, as needed.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with other Member offices, executive agencies, and private/non-profit sectors.
  • Coordinating with other Subcommittees, Offices, and the Full Committee, including the Communications team.
  • Assisting the Committee Staff Assistant with their duties.
  • Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Member memoranda.
  • Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Member speeches.
  • Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Member correspondence.
  • Holding meetings on behalf of Subcommittee or Office staff.
  • Assisting with Subcommittee, Office, and/or Full Committee oversight projects.
  • Coordinating and planning field hearing travel.

The position is based in Washington, D.C., although it is currently remote (telework). The Policy Aide will be expected to work in office when we resume normal operations. Women, LGBTQIA+, and racial/ethnic minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, or age.

To apply, please fill out this form and send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to NRDems.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Oversight Policy Aide” as the subject line.

Policy Aide, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) – Majority Staff 

The Policy Aide will be responsible for managing the logistics of hearings, providing administrative services to SCIP Members and staff, and assisting the SCIP team with legislative, outreach, and press projects. The position requires organizational, time management, verbal, and written communication skills. The ideal SCIP policy aide will also work in a fast-paced environment and eventually take on Professional Staff-level tasks.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organize office by greeting visitors, taking calls, and scheduling meetings.
  • Contacting hearing witnesses and managing their hearing materials.
  • Preparing Member binders and press packets.
  • Coordinating with Member offices.
  • Circulating all hearing materials to Member’s staff prior to and after proceedings.
  • Managing the administrative aspects of Subcommittee hearings.
  • Organizing and cleaning the hearing room before and after proceedings.
  • Filing and archiving all materials from Subcommittee proceedings.
  • Coordinating schedules with Subcommittee, Chair, and the Chief Clerk.
  • Editing approved transcriptions for final Government Printing Office print.
  • Assisting the Chief Clerk during full committee markups, as needed.
  • Organizing Committee letters and document requests.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating meetings with other Member offices, executive agencies, and private/non-profit sectors.
  • Coordinating projects with other Subcommittees, Offices and the full Committee, including the Communications team.
  • Assisting the Committee Staff Assistant in their duties.
  • Aiding Subcommittee staff and full Committee staff on legislative projects.
  • Coordinating and planning field hearing travel.

The position is based in Washington, D.C., although it is currently remote (telework). The Policy Aide will be expected to work in office when we resume normal operations. Women, LGBTQIA+, and racial/ethnic minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, or age.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to NRDems.resumes@mail.house.gov with “SCIP Policy Aide” as the subject line. The deadline to submit applications is February 24, 2021.