Congressional Fellow

Washington D.C.
Jan 30, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Applicants must be eligible for a security clearance. Upon appointment, the selectee will be required to undergo a background investigation, and during the employment period may also be required to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance up to the Top Secret/SCI level. An active clearance is not a prerequisite for applying for or initiating employment.

  1. A minimum of 1 year experience working as a Congressional staff member in a position of substantial responsibility related to the Commission (National Security, Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S.-China Relations, International Affairs and Institutions).
  2. Experience drafting, coordinating, or analyzing legislation.
  3. Expert knowledge of Congress, its structure, and operations.
  4. Prior research experience.
  5. Knowledge of the People's Republic of China, Chinese strategic culture, and the major features of the U.S.-China relationship.
  6. Strong written and verbal communication skills, to include the ability to draft and edit reports, memoranda, and other official documents.
  7. Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-moving environment, setting and meeting deadlines, and adapting to new priorities.
  8. Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills, and collegial demeanor.
  9. Bachelor's degree or higher.

Please read the "Qualifications" section.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy and childbirth), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

The Commission will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start. Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

As federal government employees, Commission employees are eligible to participate in federal employee benefits programs, to include: health insurance (multiple carriers & multiple options); life insurance (FEGLI-multiple options); retirement (FERS or CSRS if applicable); and the Thrift Savings Program (TSP-multiple options), the federal government's tax-deferred savings program. Employees accrue and may use annual and sick leave in accord with Commission policies and procedures.

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at:

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Commission will conduct internal evaluation based on applicants' cover letter, resume, and writing sample, to include qualifications and relevant experience. The Director of Congressional Affairs and Communications, Executive Director, and appropriate staff will interview the top candidates. The Chairman and/or Vice Chairman may interview the final candidates. The final hiring decision will be made by the Executive Director.

Interviews will consist of two parts: 1) in-person interviews with the Director of Congressional Affairs and Communications, Executive Director, and appropriate staff; and 2) a writing test.

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Drug test required No

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