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House of Representatives Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program in Salem, Massachusetts

Summary This position is limited to eligible Veterans and Gold Star Family Members desiring to serve as a paid Congressional Aide for two-years in the U.S. House of Representatives Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program. Selected candidates will work directly for a Member of Congress as part of their office staff. Positions are located in Congressional District Offices around the country. Responsibilities The Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program was established to create employment opportunities for Veterans and Gold Star Family Members within the U.S. House of Representatives. These two-year positions provide Veterans and Gold Star Family Members with the experience and exposure necessary to broaden their career opportunities. Positions are available in Congressional Member District Offices around the country. Duties will vary depending upon the specific requirements for 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 liaison to local Veterans Service Organizations; attending local events and meetings on behalf of the Member of Congress; and performing legislative work. SPECIFIC DUTIES FOR EACH MEMBER OFFICE WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST BE A VETERAN OR GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBER AND MEET ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS. NO WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED: Veterans: Honorably discharged; Released from active duty within the last six years; Pay grades at or below E-5/O-3/W-2; Veterans promoted to the pay grades of E-6/O-4/W-3 WITHIN 6-MONTHS OF SEPARATION from active duty may be eligible if they meet ALL other requirements. Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program. Gold Star Families: A surviving child (including a stepchild), spouse, parent or sibling of: A person who dies in the line of duty while serving as a member of the Armed Forces (including the reserve components and the National Guard), regardless of the duty status of the member while serving, unless such death was as a result of the willful misconduct of the member; OR A family member of veteran with an Honorable Discharge who died of a service connected disability (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code) during the four-year period beginning on the date of the last discharge or release of the veteran from the Armed Forces. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Detail oriented; excellent organization 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. Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Please do not contact or submit applications to congressional offices. Required Documents Veterans: Resume DD-214 member copy 4 Gold Star: Resume For members who died on active duty: DD 1300 or DD 2064 accompanied by a Line of Duty Determination; OR For members who died of service-connected disability: Last DD 214 issued to the veteran and VA eligibility letter. Proof of dependency (“page 2”, DD 1172 or equivalent) to the veteran; OR Proof of relationship (obituary, birth certificate, etc…) to the veteran. Education Additional Information