Job Openings

To build a diverse team reflective of California’s 45th Congressional District, our office strives to make the hiring process inclusive, accessible, and transparent. One policy implemented by the office to help achieve this is requiring all open job and internship positions to be posted publicly. For information about internships, visit this page

We are currently hiring for the below positions. To apply for an open position, please email ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with the title of position as the email subject line. If there are no openings, please check back later, as this page is updated on a regular basis.

Constituent Services Coordinator

Background:

The Office of Congresswoman Katie Porter has an immediate need to hire an experienced Constituent Services Coordinator for the Irvine District Office in a full-time capacity. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to Cody.Mendoza@mail.house.gov with “Constituent Services Coordinator” in the subject line. The office will contact the best qualified candidates to begin our interview process. 

Job Expectations:

The Constituent Services Coordinator plays an important role by serving as a liaison to the federal government on behalf of constituents. The Constituent Services Coordinator will handle processing and maintaining a portfolio of cases. The Constituent Services Coordinator will also work closely with the District Director and Director of Constituent Services to promote the office’s constituent services department throughout the community and help provide outstanding service to the Member’s constituents.

Job Duties:

  • Serve as a liaison to coordinate and handle a diverse portfolio of federal agency cases through intake, agency correspondence, constituent correspondence, and resolution, maintaining accurate and complete files on all assigned casework matters

  • Monitors and updates District Director and Director of Constituent Services on casework trends; contributes to weekly and monthly internal casework reports

  • Prepares and manages incoming and outgoing correspondence in assigned areas of expertise

  • Monitors, screens, and refers cases, when appropriate, to other government entities

  • Perform other duties as assigned by District Director

Requirements:

  • Experience developing and maintaining constituent and/or customer relationships

  • Able to maintain composure and professionalism in all internal and external interactions

  • Strong problem-solving skills; proven ability to balance multiple tasks

  • Strong organization skills; strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Deep commitment to improving constituents’ lives

Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in government, political science, social work, social science, or related field

  • A demonstrated interest in public service

  • Knowledge of the Member’s district

  • Spanish fluency preferred

Notice:

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Cody.Mendoza@mail.house.gov with “Constituent Services Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Legislative Assistant

Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle national security issues including defense, intelligence, foreign affairs, veterans’ affairs, homeland security, and related appropriations.

The ideal candidate must have 2-4 years of Hill or comparable advocacy experience working on the above policy or issues relevant to the legislative portfolio, familiarity with congressional process and procedure, and a demonstrated ability to design and execute legislative projects. This is not an entry level position and reports directly to the Legislative Director.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the Congresswoman’s work on national security issues including defense, intelligence, foreign affairs, veterans’ affairs, homeland security, and related appropriations
  • Prepare and staff the Member for constituent meetings, committee hearings and markups, and relevant events, including writing briefing memos 
  • Represent the Member in meetings with constituents and interest groups relevant to the policy portfolio
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with congressional staff, advocacy groups and key stakeholders 
  • Monitor House floor and relevant committee activity to recommend votes and legislative action
  • Identify and pursue legislative opportunities for the Congresswoman, including sponsoring or co-sponsoring bills and drafting and co-signing letters
  • Draft constituent correspondence, oversight letters, op-eds, talking points, legislation, and other written material related to issue area portfolio.
  • Edit relevant work product produced by other staff and interns 
  • Communicate with other departments and district staff  to help amplify legislative work locally.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. 

To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. The deadline for submission is July 5, 2022.