This position is limited to Gold Star Family members desiring to serve a one-year paid Congressional Fellowship as part of the House of Representatives Gold Star Family 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.Learn more about this agency
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 Gold Star Family Fellows Program was established to create employment opportunities for families of our fallen within the House of Representatives. These one-year fellowships provide Gold Star Families 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.
Not required - Occasional travel - This position may require occasional travel.
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Conditions Of Employment
- CANDIDATES MUST be a child/step-child, spouse, parent or sibling of a veteran who: 1. died in the line of duty while serving in the Armed Forces; or 2. died of a service-connected disability during the four-year period within last discharge date.
Conditions of Employment
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.
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.
Demonstrable organizational skills and attention to detail.
Adept at prioritizing multiple ongoing projects and ensure timely completion.
Detail oriented; excellent organization skills; excellent communication 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 manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. All evaluations will be conducted by Member Offices and will vary based upon the requirements of each Office.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Application Documents (attachments) Supporting documents required for Veteran: -For member who died on active duty: DD Form 261 (https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/forms/dd/dd0261.pdf); or a DD 1300 or DD 2064 accompanied with a Line of Duty Determination Letter -For member who died within four-years of honorable separation due to service-connected disability: DD 214 -Resume Supporting documents required for family: -Parents: Birth certificate -Spouse: Marriage certificate -Child: DD 1172, DD Form 2 ID card -Sibling: Obituary
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates, please submit the required documents online by following the instructions in this link: https://house.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/190?c=house&source=USAJobs
Agency contact information
CAO Gold Star Families Fellowship Program
441 2nd St
Washington, DC 20515
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