In Washington, jobs on Capitol Hill can require credentials beyond those directly related to the work itself.
Take for example this recent want ad from the office of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who’s looking for an “Agriculture Legislative Assistant.”
“Qualified candidates will be committed, pro-life conservatives with strong writing skills,” the job posting begins, and “a firm understanding of agriculture issues and policy, and substantive experience working in agriculture.”
“The Agriculture Legislative Assistant,” the announcement explains, “will be responsible for assisting” King with his House Agriculture Committee work and “issues that will likely include energy and trade,” handling constituent communications in those matters and “working with a significant number of outside groups on a regular basis.”
While not as important as being a committed pro-life conservative, the ad notes that “Iowa ties are a plus.”
So send a resume and cover letter if you’re interested. The job is still open, we were told Monday.