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Legislative Assistant, Policy, and Government Affairs

Vietnam Veterans of America
Silver Spring, MD
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $60,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
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Legislative Assistant, Policy, and Government Affairs

If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of those who have served this country, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has the perfect opportunity for you. At VVA, you can join a team of compassionate advocates for veterans of all eras. If you enjoy meaningful work and want to make a difference, then this position is for you! VVA, is a national non-profit veteran's service organization, is seeking a Legislative Assistant for Policy and Government Affairs. The candidate will be a well-organized, dedicated professional with two years of administrative, communications and computer experience.

The duties and responsibilities of the Legislative Assistant are:

Serves as the primary point of contact for the Legislative Action network; produces and distributes online mailings, Action Alerts, and other communications.

     Coordinate responses to and tracks requests from congressional Committees, Members of

Congress, and congressional staff regarding current law, legislative proposals, regulatory actions, and VVA member inquiries.

Drafts general correspondence, including responses to the Congress, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other agencies.

     Monitors legislation and Congressional schedules utilizing web-based programs.

     Monitors hearings and meetings, when assigned by the Director, PGA.

     Ensures communication of all relevant information to appropriate VVA leadership and staff, under the direction of the Deputy Director, PGA.

     Serves as functional computer file manager for PGA, including establishing and maintaining a functional filing system.

     Opens, screens, and prioritizes all mail and other correspondence addressed to PGA.

     Performs clerical duties such as photocopying, preparing outgoing mail, sending overnight and UPS ground packages, and transmitting correspondence.

     Assures availability of necessary office supplies for PGA.

     Maintains a calendar of activities for PGA  Works cooperatively with others in VVA.

Maintains an orderly work environment.

Maintains attention to detail in all work performed.

     Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


     Knowledge and understanding of Congressional affairs and activities, public-policy to include the legislative process at the federal, state and local level.

     Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

     The applicant must be proficient with Microsoft excel, word, and outlook.

     the applicant must reside in the Continental United States.

Experience: 2 years of administrative experience in a subject area relevant to local government policy-analysis or congressional affairs, including at least 6 months to a year two-years of professional experience in the legislative or policy field.

Education: Associate Degree

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

How to Apply:

Please email your application to Please address your application to Jacy Smith, Office Manager/HR. Your application must include a cover letter and resume, PDF format

Job Type: Full-time position

The U.S. Department of Education has determined that VVA is a qualified employer as defined in the Student Loan Forgiveness Act.

Work Location: Silver Spring, MD

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In-an effort to build a diverse and more inclusive work environment, VVA strongly encourages veterans, minority, women, and people with disabilities, retirees and LGBTQ+ candidates.

VVA is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. It is VVA's policy to be fair and impartial in all relations with employees and applicants for employment and to make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or any other category protected by law.


Vietnam Veterans of America

Silver Spring, MD



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