Thursday , February 2 2023

Senate Careers for Assistant Journal Clerk

Website United States Senate

Job Description:

This is professional administrative work recording all Senate legislative actions taken on the Senate floor. Work includes recording, compiling, editing, and producing the annual Journal of the Proceedings of the Senate (Journal), which must be approved by the Senate each day. Work is bound by Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures; the U.S. Senate Handbook; and the Senate Ethics Manual, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling assignments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform multiple tasks while working at the legislative desk of the SenateChamber and closely monitor Senate proceedings to recognize actions requiring entry in the Journal;
  • create, correct, and proofread previously recorded actions for preparation of the Journal; respond to inquiries from Senators, floor staff, and legislative clerks regarding various actions; record and forward messages from the President of the United States and House of Representatives; and confer with parliamentarian, legislative clerk, and/or other floor staff to confirm legislative action taken.
  • Incorporate and verify information from the Morning Business section of the Congressional Record to report in the Journal as required by Senate rules; and compile alphabetical and chronological indexes with references for publication in the Journal.
  • Work with the Journal team, under supervision of Journal Clerk, in the publication process of the Journal; serve as an additional apprentice to the Journal Clerk to master the many functions leading to annual publication; skills learned serve to ensure publication of Journal under the Office’s Continuity
    of Operations (COOP) plan.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the Journal Clerk Office’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and COOP plan; participate in periodic exercises and drills.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the legislative process and Senate procedures, organization, and congressional documents/terminology.
  • Knowledge of the Senate as an institution.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately recognize Senators by sight and voice.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to accurately monitor Senate floor activity and recognize actions to be recorded while performing additional duties at the legislative desk of the Senate Chamber.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in and around the Senate Chamber.
  • Ability to use computer and relevant software programs.
  • Ability to interact with high-level Senate officials using tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to follow oral and written procedures and instructions.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks (multitask) effectively

Job Details:

Company: United States Senate

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Cybersecurity

Job Location: Alexandria, VA, US

Job Category: Government

Application Deadline: N/A

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