Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (Republican Staff) – Professional Staff Member, Health Care

The Republican Chairman of the Senate Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs seeks talented health care PSM to join a high-performing policy & legislative team. Duties include: issue/policy analysis; researching, drafting and advancing legislation; planning and conducting hearings; staffing Chairman in meetings and hearings; sustained, effective oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs; briefing Senators and their staffs; engaging with senior executive branch officials; synthesizing complex information into concise essentials for a non-expert audience; advocating for a thoughtful position or policy outcome; and building win-win relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external.  Successful candidates will be: analytical, tenacious, and truly collaborative. Must be able to develop and execute thoughtful strategies to achieve legislative and oversight priorities. Communication skills required to be top notch: issue briefs must be focused, on-point and incisive (brevity demanded, wit encouraged). Ultimately, candidate must: achieve strong, positive outcomes for veterans in a dynamic, ego-free, and bipartisan environment. Policy areas: seeking a candidate with significant health care or health care policy background, gained through either advanced professional education or practical experience, or both.  Assigned issue areas would likely include: veterans’ health, military health, women’s health, mental health, rural health, health care quality, health care access, telemedicine/technology, and innovation in health care. This is not an entry level position. Military service, and/or a demonstrated passion for veterans’ policy/issues, is strongly preferred. Prior legislative branch or executive branch experience is a big plus. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Ranking Member: Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Republican Staff Director: Bob Henke (robert_henke@vetaff.senate.govjoined the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee as Republican Staff Director in September 2017. He previously served as a Clerk for the Senate Appropriations Committee, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee. He also previously served as an Assistant Secretary for Management at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). He has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

Action Items: Please provide a cover letter (statement of interest) and resume to Include job referral number 224782 in the subject line. Save materials in a single .pdf file, named your “Last Name, First Name”.  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 4, 2019.

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