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US Representative Derek Kilmer – District Representative

Location: Bremerton, WA

SUMMARY: The Kitsap County District Representative acts as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies for Rep. Kilmer and constituents. The District Representative is responsible for developing a strong constituency outreach program, representing Rep. Kilmer at meetings and events, and shaping Rep. Kilmer’s District schedule.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Acts as the representative for the Member within Kitsap County, including answering constituent correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;
  • Informs the Member and the District Director of all happenings in his or her assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents;
  • Acts as a liaison to local, state and federal officials and other persons or groups to form effective relationships for the Member;
  • Monitors scheduled district meetings for the Member with constituents;
  • Prepares periodic reports for the District Director on local issues and district activities in his or her assigned issue areas;
  • Meets attendance requirements as established by the office;
  • Maintains a good working relationship with the Member, staff, and constituents;
  • Accepts performance based criticism and directions;
  • Works well under pressure and handles stress;
  • Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Post-Secondary Education is strongly preferred but not required.  At least one year working in an office setting that interacts with the public is beneficial. Knowledge and/or ties to Kitsap County, Washington strongly preferred.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Professional telephone manner;
  • Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Member is involved;
  • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of responsibilities;
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions above;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
  • Knowledge of office policies, practices, and procedures;
  • Knowledge of office computer applications; and
  • Proficiency in word processing.

QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION:

  • Contact Rep. Kilmer’s District Director, Andrea Roper at Roper@mail.house.gov or (253) 272-3515.

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