Job Openings in the US House of Representatives
It takes around a ton of money to get elected to Congress, but you can apply to work there for free.
The United States House of Representatives has recently added job vacancy listings to its Web site. By visiting the House of Representatives' Vacancy Announcements page at http://www.house.gov/htbin/caohr_vacancies, job hunters will find current openings, job descriptions and salary ranges in a variety of positions.
Here are some examples of job titles that almost always have openings:
(Click on the job link for a description.)
- Internet Systems Engineer - $4,539-$5,106/mo.
- Senior Systems Support Engineer - $5,106-$5,801/mo.
- Senior Software Engineer - $5,106-$5,801/mo.
- Data Processing Specialist - Up to $32,273/yr.
- Financial Counselor - $3,076-$4,006/mo.
- Director, Office of Administration - Salary Negotiable
- Accounts Payable / Receivable Specialist - $2,344/mo.
- Full or Part-time Office Ass't/Clerk - $16,000-$24,000/yr.
Also listed on a need-to-fill basis, you'll find openings with the U.S. Capitol Police, Office of the Inspector General, the House Sergeant at Arms, and other congressional agencies and offices.
Some details of working for the House of Representatives include:
- 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.
The United States Government is, needless to say, an equal opportunity employer, and the House of Representatives stresses that all applicants for its jobs, "will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, age, or veteran status."
Phone Numbers to Call
The U.S. Senate does not yet have a job vacancy Web site, but both the Senate and the House have Job Lines you can call:
- Senate Job Line( recording of Senate Employment Bulletin) - 202-228-JOBS
- Senate Placement Office - Room SH-142 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 (Phone) 202-224-9167
- House of Representatives Job Line - 202-225-2450 - Press Seven for "House Employment Opportunities"
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