TUCSON—Today, Rep. Grijalva announced his office’s participation in the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program and is seeking a veteran to serve in his district congressional office in Tucson for two years.The position remains open until filled. Full details are below:
Job Summary:The Wounded Warrior Congressional Fellow serves as a Veterans Affairs constituent services representative in Rep. Grijalva’s Tucson district office. This individual will facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests from military and veteran constituents and serve as a liaison between the Congressman’s office and various veterans’ organizations in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District and around the state. District constituent services representatives help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates. The individual holding this position is also responsible for keeping the Congressman current on issues of concern and systemic problems that may require his involvement to correct the situation.
Job Duties and Responsibilities: As the Veterans Affairs constituent services representative, this person will act as a representative for Rep. Grijalva to local Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) and Veterans alike. Responsibilities include answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, gathering information on items of interest to constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies. This person will inform the Congressman’s Constituent Services Director of all happenings in Veterans issue area by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents.
This person will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Rep. Grijalva’s office regarding casework and employee obligations as outlined in the Office Handbook and the House of Representative’s Ethics Manual.
Requirements: All candidates must be honorably discharged; released from active duty within the last five years; have a pay grade below E-5 or O-3; and a 20% or greater service connected disability rating (Purple Heart recipients are exempt from the service connected disability rating requirement. Veterans in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement (TERA) are not eligible for the program, and no waivers will be granted. A high school diploma is required, and some college level classes are preferred—but not required. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Recent experience and understanding of the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs structure, procedures, and policies are crucial. All candidates must be service-oriented, with a positive attitude and strong teamwork ability.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Contact:Interested veterans should visit USAJobs for more information. Applicants should submit their resume, last DD 214 (Member 4) issued, and Civil Service Preference Letter indicating 20% or greater service connected disability rating to firstname.lastname@example.org. The three documents will constitute the application. Each attachment should be submitted as a separate document, and the subject line of the email should only include the candidate’s last name and cities of interest. Do not send applications directly to Rep. Grijalva’s Office.
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