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    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 either a Congressional District office or in Washington, D.C.

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    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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position my require occasional travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    05

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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

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    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Health, Dental, Vision, Thrift Savings Plan, Student Loan Repayment Program

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    • CANDIDATES SHOULD EMAIL THE THREE ATTACHMENTS REFERENCED IN THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION TO housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov THE THREE DOCUMENTS, ONCE EMAILED, WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR APPLICATION.
    • EACH ATTACHMENT SHALL BE SUBMITTED AS A SEPARATE AND LEGIBLE DOCUMENT
    • THE SUBJECT LINE SHALL ONLY INCLUDE THE CANDIDATE’S LAST NAME AND CITIES OF INTEREST.

    ALL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE FORWARDED TO housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION.

    Agency contact information

    WW Fellowship Program

    Phone

    202-226-1965

    Fax

    202-226-0102

    Email

    housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov

    Address

    U.S. House of Representatives
    Capitol Hill
    Washington, District of Columbia 20515
    United States
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    Next steps

    Candidates will receive an email notification once their application has been received and processed. Candidates will be contacted directly by member offices if selected for an interview.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498817200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.