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Energy and Environment Legislative Aide

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii is hiring for a legislative aide to cover energy and environment policy for his Washington, DC, office.  This is a new position that is being created to expand upon the senator’s work on climate-related policy—a top policy priority for the senator.  The position reports to the senator’s senior advisor for climate and energy and is part of a five-person climate policy team, which also includes a legislative fellow, legislative correspondent, and intern.  The position provides an opportunity to join a great work environment with a team of committed, experienced professionals.  Applicants should have a strong work ethic, an interest in improving lives through public policy, and experience in advocacy, communications, organizing, policy, and/or politics.


The legislative aide will assist the senior advisor for climate and energy on all aspects of energy and environmental policy and will focus on developing and implementing communications strategies to advance climate policy.  The duties for this position include developing messaging related to energy and environmental policy; conducting policy research; coordinating with public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders on policy priorities; and developing and implementing innovative strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change.  Responsibilities also include writing memos to brief the senator; developing and advancing legislation; conducting oversight of federal, state, and private sector actions; drafting constituent correspondence; representing the senator in meetings with constituents and stakeholders; and advocating for priorities identified by the senator. 

Experience and Skills

This position requires experience in climate-related advocacy, communications, organizing policy, or politics—and expertise in clean energy is particularly helpful.  Applicants should have experience working in climate policy and/or communications with a focus in developing messaging related to energy and environmental policy.  Qualified applicants will have strong writing, negotiation, analytical, and organizational skills; exercise sound political judgment; operate well under pressure; and work well as part of a team.  A graduate degree and Hawaii-related experience is preferred.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is approximately $50,000–$60,000 per year.  U.S. Senate employees are eligible for a number of benefits including student loan repayment, employer contribution for health care insurance, transit subsidy, car and bicycle parking, retirement plans, life insurance, borrowing privileges from the Library of Congress, access to the Senate staff gym, and personal and professional development courses.

Start Date

The start date for this position will be in the fall of 2018.


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