WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jeff Denham said his office has been selected to participate in the House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program. The program, established to create two-year fellowships that provide employment opportunities for veterans within the House of Representatives, will provide a wounded or a disabled veteran with experience and exposure working in a congressional office.
“Our region is home to thousands of proud veterans, and I look forward to welcoming another veteran to my staff. Our Veterans are among our countries greatest leaders and it is very important that we do all we can to ensure they have jobs here at home.” said Representative Jeff Denham.
Job Title: Veterans Case Worker/Field RepresentativeMember: Congressman Jeff DenhamOffice location: Fresno and Madera counties, CaliforniaDate Needed: Immediately
Job Summary:The position is for a field representative, who will work as a part-time caseworker in the Congressional District and Office, attend area veteran’s events and meetings, and facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from constituents. District field representatives and caseworkers also help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen, and, in some cases, advocates.
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Job Duties and Responsibilities:The incumbent for this position will serve as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies, as necessary, as a representative of Congressman Jeff Denham. The representative will be required to communicate clearly with constituents about what can and cannot be done on their behalf by the Congressman’s office. The representative/caseworker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Congressman Denham’s office regarding casework and employee obligations, as outlined in Congressman Denham’s Office Handbook and the House of Representative’s Ethics Manual. Additionally, the employee will be responsible for performing other duties as assigned by the Congressman, Chief of Staff, District Director and other staff members.
Requirements: This program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, have a minimum 30 percent service-connected disability rating from the VA and less than 20 years of service. High school degree required, some college courses preferred but not required. Professional education through the U.S. military is highly encouraged. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Recent experience with and understanding of the U.S. Military and Department of Veterans’ Affairs structure, procedures, and policies. Service-oriented, positive attitude, and strong teamwork ability.” Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Contact: Interested veterans may go to www.cao.house.gov to learn more about the program and may submit their resumes, a DD214 and a letter from the VA indicating that they have a 30% or greater rating to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congressman Denham.
For additional information on the Wounded Warrior Program, please visit: http://cao.house.gov/wwp-about.shtml.