TUCSON, AZ – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) is proudly participating in The Wounded Warriors Program and offers the opportunity for a veteran to serve in his district Congressional office for two years. Full details are available below.
Job Summary: The Wounded Warrior Congressional Fellow serves as a Veterans Affairs constituent services liaison in Rep. Grijalva’s Tucson or Phoenix district office. This position responds to a wide range of requests from military and veteran constituents, and liaises between the Congressman’s office and various veterans’ organizations. District constituent services representatives help constituents, interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates.
Job Duties and Responsibilities: 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 informs the Congressman’s staff of all happenings in Veterans issue area, and is responsible for updating the Congressman on issues of concern and systemic problems that may require his involvement to address.
This program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A high school degree is required. College course work is preferred but not required. Professional education through the U.S. military is highly encouraged. 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. This person must be service-oriented, with a positive attitude and strong teamwork ability.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Contact: Interested veterans should visit www.cao.house.gov for more information. Please submit a resume, a DD214 and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating to email@example.com. Do not send resume directly to the office of Congressman Grijalva.
All applicantsmust submit their application through The Wounded Warrior Program.To learn more about the program, please visit their website here.