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Legislative Associate

Legislative Associate
Organization: Vectis DC
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 02/07/2024

Job Description

Full-time, salaried/exempt position within the Washington, DC office of a well-established bicoastal federal government relations firm. We are looking for a self-starter who is eager to learn and grow with our firm. Under the direction of Vectis DC’s Managing Partner or his designee, the Legislative Associate will work on all aspects of client service. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and a commitment to excellence. Anticipated hiring range between $80-$90K DOQ with 401(k) and health/dental/vision benefits.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a complementary field to legislative/governmental affairs
  • 4 to 6 years of relevant congressional, agency, or White House government affairs experience
  • Highly skilled writer, specifically for technical and persuasive writing
  • Ethical actions
  • Creative, strategic thinker
  • Strong initiative and work ethic
  • Ability to work independently in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment
  • Eager to continually learn and advance skills and knowledge

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with legislative strategy for public and private sector clients across issue areas including but not limited to public works/transportation; water/environment; education/workforce development; aerospace/defense; nonprofit/social services.
  • Conduct ongoing legislative and federal grants research, using both online resources and direct contact with Capitol Hill staff and agencies, to provide up-to-the-minute intel/insider information and perspective pertinent to client needs.
  • Provide day-to-day assistance to the Managing Partner and Director of Federal Advocacy in attaining client goals.
  • As assigned, support clients and firm principals’ member and staff meetings on Capitol Hill, as well as with federal agencies in Washington, DC.
  • Along with meeting attendance, tasks will routinely include scheduling, logistics, background information, a compilation of up-to-the-minute relevant regular/social media, and finalization of published internal briefing packets.
  • Establish and maintain their own set of contacts on and off the Hill, federal agencies, and the White House that could be of benefit to the firm’s clients.
  • Provide up-to-the-minute intel research on policy issues to include information such as agency contacts, grants, pilot programs, media and press releases, historical information, forecasting, and more as assigned.
  • Regularly prepare written memoranda/emails to clients, updating them on status and outlook on each of their priority agenda items. Provide weekly, monthly, and annual reports as needed.
  • Full-time attendance each day at the firm’s Georgetown, Washington DC Office, and when requested, occasional travel to Los Angeles to assist with firm meetings and/or client related local events.
  • Transmit weekly internal updates to the Managing Partner stating the amount of time spent working on behalf of each client, and within specifically assigned clients report on steps taken that week toward achieving their federal funding and/or regulatory goals.
  • Other client service special events and internal organizational items may be assigned from time to time.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

Vectis DC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Email [email protected] for more information on how to apply.

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