Help Wanted -- Political & Legislative Staff Assistant

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Washington, D.C. office

The National Legislative Office of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is seeking a full-time Political and Legislative staff assistant. In accordance with Section 1 (d)-Legislative Boards-U.S. of the BLE Constitution & Bylaws (Page 179), the applicant must be an active, dues-paying BLE member in good standing in order to be considered for this position.

Applicants must be a team player willing to work in a broad area of legislative, political, and regulatory activities. Duties will include tracking and analyzing legislation, attending political events, as directed, and other activities that affect the interests of our membership.

Individual must possess experience and skill in written and verbal communication, use of multi-media equipment, and be able to handle a diverse range of time-sensitive assignments, some of which may involve time spent outside normal office hours. Individual will assist in coordinating legislative efforts to adopt or amend federal laws. This will require meeting with elected officials, their staff, and others who may have an interest in the proposed legislation. Individual will prepare reports on these meetings for the VP and NLR.

Individual will prepare for publication to the membership - promotional material for specific legislative issues, candidates, or voting records. Will develop, with assistance, a program that enables the membership to understand the importance of the political, legislative and regulatory process. Individual will assist the State Legislative Boards in their efforts to develop legislation and will assemble and maintain a database of state laws that affect our members. Will work with the State Legislative Boards to assist in their efforts to evaluate candidates and increase contributions to the BLE-PAC and will act to promote the BLE-PAC as directed. Individual will coordinate the effort of information distribution from the Washington, DC office to the computer network for members, as directed by the VP & NLR.

Please submit your resume along with samples of letters, papers or other documents you have prepared for distribution on subject matters relating to locomotive engineers' interest, to BLE Washington DC office no later than thirty (30) days from the date of this publication. Must be willing to relocate to the Washington, DC area.

Please mail submissions to:

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
National Legislative Office
10 G Street NE, Suite 480
Washington, D.C. 20002


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