Job Description

Position Title: Government Relations Specialist
Location: Washington, DC (NW)
Industry: Law Firm / Legal Services
Department: Government Relations
Status: Full Time, Direct Hire

Position Summary:

  • Support all efforts of the Government Relations Practice Group
  • Monitor legislative developments in areas of interest to clients within Committees, on the House floor, and in the Senate.
  • Conduct legislative research and prepare legislative histories and other related documents and reports on issues of interest to clients
  • Track legislation and other developments in specific issue areas and prepare written analysis for members of the practice group and clients
  • Attend hearings and providing live blogging on issues being discussed
  • Act as a liaison with congressional office staff to produce favorable outcomes for clients
  • Oversee the firm’s PAC – Political Action Committee
  • Support and facilitate client meetings on Capitol Hill with Members of Congress
  • Prepare lobbying disclosure reports

Qualifications Summary:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or related field, with strong academic credentials
  • Minimum two years Legislative Assistant experience working on Capitol Hill
  • Thorough knowledge of the legislative process and of congressional organization and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with congressional staff
  • Strong research experience and knowledge of research techniques and resources to conduct legislative research
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment; understanding the political sensitivity behind issues
  • Proven ability to write client ready summaries of developments
  • Work well under time sensitive deadlines
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed

Excellent benefits offered, including; medical, dental, vision, 401(k), four weeks vacation, easily Metro accessible, competitive salary and many other advantages.