Below are listed any available vacancies in Representative Pettersen's Washington DC or Colorado offices. To apply for a position, follow the instructions at the end of each individual listing.
The U.S. House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age. Transportation and all related travel expenses associated with the interview and hiring process must be paid by the applicant. Moving and related relocation expenses are not available. Continued employment with Officers and the Inspector General of the House of Representatives is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will.**
Legislative Director - Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen
Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) seeks an experienced Legislative Director to join her Washington, D.C. office. The Legislative Director oversees the Member’s policy agenda, handles her work on the House Financial Services Committee, and manages the legislative team.
Candidates should have a strong track record of managing, training, and supervising a team in a fast-paced environment, translating authorizing and appropriations priorities into successful outcomes, and developing strong relationships with on- and off-Hill stakeholders. Sound policy judgement and firm grasp of committee, floor, and other House procedures are musts.
Candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills to keep the Member and full team consistently briefed. Candidate must be driven, creative, good-humored, skilled at receiving and delivering feedback, and committed to furthering a team-first, collaborative work environment. Candidates will also oversee the office’s constituent correspondence program. Colorado ties are a plus.
Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin. Salary range is $90,000-$110,000, commensurate with experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The office will contact the best qualified candidates to begin our interview process. To apply, please email email@example.com with “Full Name - Legislative Director” in the subject line and the following application materials attached as one combined PDF: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three references including name, current title and organization, phone number, email, and a one-sentence description of your relationship to the reference.
**To be employed by a House office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
- Be a U.S. citizen;
- Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
- Be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) have filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
- Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).
Constituents often contact my office inquiring about job opportunities within the federal government. Below are some resources that should help in that effort.
The United States Department of Labor
The Department of Labor Home Page is an invaluable resource for information pertaining to employment. You can research wage and salary data, and vital economic statistics as they pertain to our nation's world-class labor force.
FAA Career Opportunities
Considering a career in the world of aviation? Check out this link to find opportunities at the Federal Aviation Administration. With the help of the airline security measures I joined in passing through Congress, the FAA is looking for a few good men and women to keep our skies safe.
USA Jobs is the official site for current federal jobs and employment information. Users can learn about the benefits of federal employment, and search for federal job openings.
Student Jobs is one-stop shopping for students interested in federal employment opportunities. You can learn more about the special benefits available to eligible students in the federal job market on this site.
JAN on the Web
The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. It provides one-on-one information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities, and is also available through the 1-800-ADA-WORK hotline.
America's Job Bank
America's Job Bank is one of the most requested sites through the Department of Labor. It provides a searchable database of over one million jobs, and allows users to post their resumes online.