Wounded Warrior Fellow

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 18, 2020
Closes
Oct 26, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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.
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Responsibilities

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 650 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.

The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create employment opportunities for veterans within the House of Representatives. These two-year fellowships provide veterans with experience and exposure to broaden career opportunities. Positions are available in congressional Member District Offices nationwide.

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.

Travel Required

Not required - Occasional travel - This position may require occasional travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
HS5

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE: 1. Honorably discharged 2. Released from active duty within the last 5 years 3. At pay grades at or below E-5/O-3 4. At 20% or greater service-connected disability (Purple Heart recipients exempt from disability requirement)


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. 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.

Education

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. 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. All evaluations will be conducted by Member Offices and will vary based upon the requirements of each Office.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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