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Currently Available Position(s):

Press/Digital Assistant

The office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz seeks a Press/Digital Assistant. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: compiling daily press clips, managing digital properties, drafting press releases and advisories, and assisting with research and writing projects. Applicants must have strong writing skills, professional social media and digital experience (graphic design, photo and video editing, etc.), and should be able to handle multiple projects at once. Previous experience on the Hill or in communications strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented team player who is highly motivated and eager to learn. 

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Senator Brian Schatz is hiring a senior legislative staffer to manage his appropriations work.  The staffer will support the senator as a member of the Appropriations Committee (and chair of its transportation and housing subcommittee) and manage the appropriations work done across his legislative team.  This position is also responsible for a legislative portfolio of economic and consumer issues that may include the following topics:  banking, budget, consumer affairs, economic development, small business, tax, tourism, and trade.  The salary for this position will be in the range of $100,000-$120,000 per year.  Please visit this link to view the full job posting and to apply.

Senator Brian Schatz is hiring a staffer to serve in a one-year clerkship/fellowship.  This staffer will help to research and organize a record of the senator’s accomplishments and support the legislative team to expand staff capacity on major legislative initiatives.  This position requires a law or other advanced degree.  This position will be paid at a rate of $50,000 to $60,000 per year.  Please visit this link to view the full job posting and to apply.

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai‘i is hiring a legislative assistant to cover policy matters related to environment and agriculture. The portfolio will include agriculture, chemicals, conservation, endangered species, hunting, invasive species, pollutants, public lands, and waste/recycling. The legislative assistant will take the lead on the senator’s work through the Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture and Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

Please visit this link to view the full job posting and to apply.

Community Affairs Representative

The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) seeks a full-time Community Affairs Representative (CAR) in the Senator’s Honolulu Office. The CAR will be part of the casework team and will assist with constituent casework issues by acting as a liaison to the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other government agencies.  The CAR’s responsibilities may include representing the Senator at military/Veteran events and meetings, tracking and providing analysis on constituent issues, building and maintaining relationships within the community, and staffing the Senator as needed. The CAR will also manage the Military Service Academy Nominations program.

The ideal candidate is committed to serving the public professionally and with compassion.  This person is an effective communicator with excellent listening, oral, writing, and public presentation skills.  He or she is self-motivated but team-oriented, takes initiative, can analyze issues and seek creative solutions, and is flexible and organized.  Military experience is preferred or someone familiar with issues impacting Veteran and military communities.  Past employment in a federal, state, or local government office also a plus.  The candidate should be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The position is primarily weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with some evening and weekend commitments. When applying, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov, indicating job referral number 226592 in the subject line.

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai‘i is currently hiring for a legislative correspondent to focus on a broad portfolio of issues related to the environment, including agriculture, climate, energy, oceans/fisheries, public lands, and wildlife.  Responsibilities include drafting constituent correspondence, conducting policy research, writing briefing memos, and meeting with constituents and stakeholders.  Qualified applicants will have exceptional writing, analytical, and organizational skills; work well as part of a team; and have a demonstrated interest in environmental policy.  This staffer will assist with the senator’s work as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Current and former residents of Hawai‘i are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please visit this link to view the full job posting and to apply.  

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai‘i is currently hiring for a legislative correspondent to focus on health care policy.  Responsibilities include drafting constituent correspondence, conducting policy research, writing briefing memos, and meeting with constituents and stakeholders.  Qualified applicants will have exceptional writing, analytical, and organizational skills; work well as part of a team; and have a demonstrated interest in health policy.  This staffer will assist with the senator’s work as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s health subcommittee.  Current and former residents of Hawai‘i are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Please visit this link to view the full job posting and to apply.  

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