Associate

Headquartered in Washington D.C., TFG specializes in representing public and private entities who share our passion for building strong and vibrant communities. TFG has a proven track record of developing and advancing improvements to policy and legislation while assisting our clients secure highly sought-after funding. Since 2015, TFG has helped our clients secure nearly $1 billion in federal funding. 

We are seeking a talented and experienced Associate to join our network of federal advocates and consultants. This position's contributions are critical to helping our clients achieve federal priorities and objectives. TFG values its employees and is committed to supporting an Associate's growth and advancement within the firm. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily research to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate congressional and federal agency news and updates.
  • Assist in preparation of presentations and project-related topics including legislative updates, weekly highlights of congressional and agency activity, and weekly schedules for congressional hearings and markups.  Draft hearing memos, letters of support, and other communication, as required.
  • Work in Microsoft Excel to create worksheets, fact sheets, graphs, and reports on research to synthesize findings for client review.
  • Synthesize larger documents such as bills, amendments, and budgets.
  • Create documents for client utilization on the Hill.
  • Research bills and create legislative trackers of bills of interest pertaining to specific clients or issue areas.
  • Interact with congressional staff and agencies on behalf of clients.
  • Assist Lobbyists and Director of Grant Services with grant research for specific client projects.
  • Requires above-average analytical and organizational skills and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadlines. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively on firm-wide initiatives, and with individual clients.
  • Requires the ability to work under stress, with interruptions and deadlines, and the ability to frequently face deadlines paying attention to detail to complete tasks and required documentation in a timely manner. Requires demonstrated ability to be organized and flexible in an environment which requires continuous monitoring of priorities.
  • Requires excellent writing skills, including experience writing memos and bill summaries.
  • Requires above average interpersonal skills for interaction with clients, Congress, and federal agencies.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Two or more years with Hill, agency, local or state government or equivalent required. Experience writing and editing logical and detailed reports/memos; experience with legislative research software (Bloomberg, FiscalNote, etc.). Ability to interact effectively and professionally with TFG personnel, outside contacts, and clients. Ability to multitask and balance a diverse workload of differing priorities and project lengths. Establish/maintain collaborative working relationships with Firm lobbying and consulting staff. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Education:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in government relations, political science or related field. Master’s degree highly desirable.

Skills:

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs; basic knowledge of federal, state, and local government legislative processes; political process; ability to use Congress.gov, FiscalNote, QuickBase, and other political resources/databases.

Salary:

Commensurate with education/experience. Excellent benefits, collegial atmosphere, established firm.

Please send resumes and salary requirement to recruiter@tfgnet.com. No Recruiters, please!!!

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      The Ferguson Group

           1901 Pennsylvania Avenue., N.W. 
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           Washington, D.C. 20006

      (202) 331-8500

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