New York Democrat seeking Legislative Assistant Seeking a Legislative Assistant to develop and plan legislative initiatives and monitor legislative developments within Committees and on the House floor on assigned issues.
Tracks legislation and other developments in his or her assigned issue areas and briefs the Member for floor work, work in the district, and outside House-related activities;
Monitors legislative developments within relevant committees;
Plans and coordinates co-sponsorship and support of other legislation;
Monitors legislation on the House floor, providing the Member with information on each vote;
Writes Floor speeches for the Member;
If assigned to issues pending before a specific committee, prepares for and attends committee meetings and hearings with or without the Member (i.e., keeps in contact with committee staff and meets with interest groups and constituents with interests in such meetings);
Acts as a liaison with committee and agency staffs;
Performs special projects assigned by the Member or Chief of Staff/Legislative Director;
Meets with constituents and interest groups;
Provides information on and generates ideas for press, mass mailings, and newsletters;
Works well under pressure and handles stress;
Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and
Performs other duties as assigned.
Three years of congressional staff experience is preferred and/or some period of related experience or training in legislation or equivalent is beneficial. Ties to New York preferred, Upstate New York ties and knowledge beneficial. Background in committee work preferred, legislative work in the areas of defense, homeland security, agriculture, and healthcare is beneficial. A bachelor’s degree is required for this position, advanced degree beneficial.
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