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U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy – Legislative Staff Assistant for the Judiciary Committee

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is seeking a legislative staff assistant to assist his Judiciary committee staff in providing substantive research on the issues and legislation within the Committee’s jurisdiction.

Candidates should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and be detail-oriented.  The ability to absorb and analyze large quantities of information is essential to this position.  Also requisite are advanced research abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills. Qualified applicants should have Hill experience and must be able to work under pressure and maintain strict confidentiality.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position requiring 45 hours or more per week.  Some weekend and evening hours will be required. Strong organizational, research and writing skills are essential.


  • Coordinate preparation for Committee hearings and prepare books and background materials for Executive Business Meetings;
  • Assist in tracking progress of Judiciary related bills and resolutions and monitoring the hotline;
  • Coordinate and edit official correspondence, floor statements, and memoranda;
  • Research and draft timely and accurate responses to constituent mail on issues related to the Judiciary Committee
  • Support counsels and conduct research and perform other tasks and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) and strong academic credentials;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills (team player);
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work under pressure;
  • Strong research, including legal research, writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and Committee process;

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to  by close of business on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.

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