Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) seeks a Caseworker to join her team in Waterbury, CT. Ideal candidates will have prior knowledge of federal agencies; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; a positive attitude; and an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Bilingual applicants are preferred.

Duties include:

o   Acting as the representative for the Congresswoman within their area of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies, persons or groups for effective relationships for the Congresswoman;

o   Informing the Congresswoman and the District Director of all happenings in their assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents;

o   Handling casework assignments and assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff;

o   Monitor scheduled district meetings for the Congresswoman with constituents;

o   Logging incoming and outgoing mail and incoming telephone calls relating to casework;

o   Preparing periodic reports for the Congresswoman and District Director on pending cases and district activities in his or her assigned issue areas;

o   Continually screening active cases and acts as liaison with constituents to ensure that their cases are handled in a responsive manner;

o   Maintaining up-to-date files on all cases and categories of information of importance to the office; and

o   Performs other duties as assigned.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested parties should e-mail a concise cover letter including salary requirements and resume to CT05jobs@mail.house.gov with the following subject line: First Name Last Name - Caseworker. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.