Legislative Assistant

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description


The Office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) is seeking an experienced Legislative Assistant to manage a diverse portfolio that includes issues in the jurisdiction of several House committees, especially Agriculture, Energy & Commerce, Science, Space and Technology, and/or Transportation & Infrastructure. This position is exclusively based in the Washington, D.C. office.  

The primary responsibilities for this position will be leading and advancing the assigned issue areas, identifying new areas for legislative action, and coordinating with other Members and outside stakeholders. Additional duties will be assigned based on experience and office needs. 

This is not an entry level position. Previous experience working in a Congressional office is required, and experience working on agriculture, animal welfare, consumer protection, commerce, postal, space, technology, telecommunications, tax, trade, transportation, and/or immigration issues is preferred.

The ideal candidate is hardworking and motivated; organized, detail-oriented and resilient in the face of a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. The ideal candidate is also proactive and comfortable working with diverse staff, community members and constituents. Our team values professionalism, positivity, strategic thinking, and good humor. Colorado or western state ties are a plus. The salary range for this position is $63,000 – $73,000 annually, commensurate with experience. 

The Office is an equal opportunity employer; women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. 

Interested applicants should send an email with their resume and cover letter in a single PDF to DeGette.Employment@mail.house.gov by Friday, March 29. Please include last name and position in email subject line, e.g. “Legislative Assistant - [Last Name].” No drop-ins, emails, or social media invitations please.