Legislative Director Application for CA-31
The Office of Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) is seeking candidates for the Legislative Director position in our office. The LD is responsible for managing and supervising the legislative team; developing and executing the legislative plan; ensuring legislative goals and projects are completed and deadlines are met; working closely with the Legislative Correspondent on the mail program; and working closely with other department heads to advance the office’s goals. The successful candidate will be a capable supervisor and mentor, extremely organized, an excellent writer and editor, a proactive self-starter, dependable and someone who is able to fit in with our close-knit team. The position requires non-traditional work hours and close communication when the House or Committee is in session.

The LD will also staff the Congressman on the Appropriations Committee, handle a legislative portfolio including immigration, Homeland Security, transportation, housing and other issues as assigned and serve as the liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).

The ideal candidate will have ties to California’s Inland Empire, Spanish language skills, and at least five years of Congressional experience, with bonus points for direct Appropriations Committee experience. The salary range for the position is $80,000 to $95,000 a year, depending on experience. Our office offers student loan repayment, transit benefits and compensation time in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.

Our office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. People of color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application using this form. If you have any questions please call our office at (202) 225-3201.
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Please list any undergraduate degrees you have earned and where you earned them.
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Can you speak Spanish? If yes, please describe your level of proficiency.
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Do you have five or more years of experience working in a Congressional office? *
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Do you have experience handling immigration issues in a Congressional office? *
Do you have experience handling Homeland Security issues for a Congressional office? *
Do you have experience handling housing issues for a Congressional office? *
Do you have experience handling transportation issues for a Congressional office? *
Do you have experience serving as the liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for a CHC office? *
Please describe your connections to CA-31, if any.
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