Congressman David Young (R-IA) – Legislative Assistant

The Office of Congressman David Young (R-IA) is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio including health care, education, labor, and financial services. Through this role, the LA will be responsible for relevant Appropriations Subcommittee work and should have a firm grasp on the issues and the appropriations process. Responsibilities include identifying district issues and coming up with innovative solutions; developing and managing legislation; monitoring relevant floor, committee, and regulatory activity; assisting with editing constituent correspondence; regular interaction with constituents and district groups; and advising the Congressman and senior staff. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and project management skills, and at least one year of Hill experience. Iowa ties are strongly preferred.

Member Committee Assignments: Committee on Appropriations – Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Homeland Security; Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Chief of Staff: James Carstensen ( joined Rep. Young’s staff as Chief of Staff in November 2014. He was previously Chief of Staff/Communications Director to Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA), an Assistant to Rep. Latham on the House Appropriations Committee, Deputy Campaign Manager for Tom Latham, and Legislative Aide for Rep. Fred Grandy (R-IA). He has a BS in Economics from University of Iowa.

Legislative Director: Jake Olson ( joined Rep. Young’s staff as a Senior Policy Adviser in October 2015 and was promoted to Legislative Director in June 2016. He was previously a Press Secretary for Rep. John Kline (R-MN), and Legislative Assistant for Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY), Rep. John Kline (R-MN), and Rep. Charles K. Djou (R-HI). He has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Scheduler: Sierra Smith ( joined Rep. Young’s staff as a Staff Assistant in March 2015. She was promoted to Scheduler in July 2015. She has a Bachelor’s degree in international relations and global studies, Arabic languages and literature, and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Action Items:Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to

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