Legislative Director - Washington, DC

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) seeks an experienced Legislative Director to oversee the legislative team in the Washington, DC office. This is not an entry-level position and significant Capitol Hill experience is required. The Legislative Director will manage a large and diverse portfolio, while creatively and effectively identifying new policy areas to pursue. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to manage and mentor staff, think strategically, and advance legislation and policy initiatives. 

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to concisely communicate in real time and under pressure important and often complex policy issues;
  • Capability to manage a team of policy professionals and develop communication and analytical skills in that team;
  • Clear understanding of the legislative process and ability to execute a legislative strategy; and
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

Role and Expectations:

  • Manage a legislative team of 4-5 staff;
  • Develop a legislative strategy in close consultation with the Member and Chief of Staff;
  • Set goals and develop strategic plans to meet those goals;
  • Consistently monitor Congressional proceedings and develop strategies for best advancing the Member’s goals;
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team to accomplish goals; and 
  • In consultation with the communications staff, ensure accomplishments are communicated to constituents and stakeholders in the district.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested parties should e-mail a concise cover letter including salary requirements, a resume, and two short writing samples (one narrative style and one issue brief) to CT05jobs@mail.house.gov with the following subject line: Full Name – Legislative Director. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Caseworker - Waterbury, CT

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 an fast-paced work environment. Bilingual applicants are preferred.

Duties include:

  • 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;
  • Informing the Congresswoman and the District Director of all happenings in their assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents;
  • Handling casework assignments and assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff;
  • Monitor scheduled district meetings for the Congresswoman with constituents;
  • Logging incoming and outgoing mail and incoming telephone calls relating to casework;
  • Preparing periodic reports for the Congresswoman and District Director on pending cases and district activities in his or her assigned issue areas;
  • Continually screening active cases and acts as liaison with constituents to ensure that their cases are handled in a responsive manner;
  • Maintaining up-to-date files on all cases and categories of information of importance to the office; and
  • 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 a resume to CT05jobs@mail.house.gov with the following subject line: Full Name - Caseworker. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

 

Gold Star Fellow - Waterbury, CT

This position is limited to Gold Star Family members desiring to serve as a paid Congressional Aide for two-years in the U.S. House of Representatives Gold Star Family Program (aka Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program). Selected candidates will work directly for a Member of Congress as part of their office staff. Positions are located in Congressional District Offices around the country.

The Gold Star Family Program (aka Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program) was established to create employment opportunities for families of our fallen within the House of Representatives. These two-year positions provide Gold Star Families with experience and exposure to broaden career opportunities. Positions are available in congressional Member District Offices nationwide.

Duties will vary depending upon the specific requirements of each Member Office. Said duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • working as a constituent services representative helping local constituents resolve issues with federal agencies;
  • serving as a liaison to local Veterans Service Organizations (VSO);
  • attending local events and meetings on behalf of your Member of Congress; and
  • performing legislative work.

For application details: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/658120100.