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Job Opening: Legislative Assistant

June 21, 2022

The Office of At-Large DC Councilmember Christina Henderson is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Legislative Assistant to support the implementation of the policy and legislative strategy for the member. The Legislative Assistant will be responsible for working closely with the Legislative Director on researching and drafting legislation and amendments; preparing questions and statements for public hearings; and providing legislative advice and guidance to the member; among other duties. A successful applicant will have exceptional writing and editing skills; knowledge of DC political issues; experience working on policy, legislation, and government budgets; and be an innovative problem solver. Minimum 3 years of work experience; advanced degree required. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples to Mike Shaffer, Chief of Staff, at mshaffer@dccouncil.us. Please include the position in the subject line. Application materials requested by June 30, 2022, for strong consideration. Salary range: $76,000-$82,000.