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POSITION OPENING:
WOUNDED WARRIOR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

This position is limited to veterans desiring to serve a two-year paid Congressional Fellowship as part of the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program. Selected Fellows will work directly for a Member of Congress as part of their office staff. Fellowships are located in Congressional District Offices around the country.

Overview

Salary: $39,000 to $52,000

Federal pay scale and grade: HS 03-05

Appointment type: 2 years

Work schedule: Full time

Responsibilities

Duties will vary depending upon the specific requirements of each member office. Said duties may include, but are not limited to: working as a constituent services representative helping local constituents resolve issues with federal agencies; serving as a liaison to local Veterans Service Organizations (VSO); attending local events and meetings on behalf of your Member of Congress; and performing legislative work. SPECIFIC DUTIES FOR EACH MEMBER OFFICE WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

This position my require occasional travel.

ALL CANDIDATES MUST MEET ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

1. Honorably discharged.

2. Released from active duty within the last five years.

3. Pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3.

4. 20% or greater service connected disability rating (Purple Heart recipients are exempt from the service connected disability rating requirement).

Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program. NO WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED.

Qualifications

Detail oriented; excellent organization skills; excellent communication skills; strong computer skills; ability to complete projects within timelines and under minimal supervision. Ability to work well under pressure and maintain a professional and courteous work disposition; ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in handling sensitive information; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Education

High school diploma required. Some college level classes preferred but not required.

Additional information

The successful candidate should have the ability to pay attention to detail, have strong organization skills, can work independently and in a team environment, and have the ability to multitask. Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Knowledge of the legislative process is not required, but is a plus.

Please do not contact or submit applications to congressional offices.

No drug test or security clearance is required.

Required Documents

Application Documents (attachments)

1. Resume (optional cover letter may be added to this attachment)

2. Last DD 214 (Member 4) issued

3. Civil Service Preference Letter indicating 20% or greater service connected disability rating (not required if a Purple Heart recipient)

More information and how to apply

Application period closes Jan. 5, 2020.

Link to application website:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498817200