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House of Representatives Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program in Davenport, Iowa

Summary This position is limited to Veterans, Gold Star Families, and Active-Duty Spouses 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 (G&G CAP) was established to create employment opportunities for Veterans, Gold Star families, and Active-Duty Spouses within the U.S. House of Representatives. These positions provide Aides with the experience and exposure necessary to broaden their career opportunities. G&G CAP Aides may be assigned to Members, Committees, or House Officers and will serve in Washington, DC or Member district offices across the country. These are two-year, paid, full-time employment opportunities. Duties will vary depending upon the specific requirements for each 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 OFFICE WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST BE A VETERAN, GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBER, OR ACTIVE-DUTY SPOUSE AND MEET ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS. NO WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED: Veterans: 1. Honorably discharged; 2. Released from active duty within the last six years; 3. 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. 4. Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program. Gold Star Families: A surviving spouse, child/step-child, parent/step-parent, or sibling/step-sibling of a Veteran who died: In the line of duty while serving in the Armed Forces; or From a service-connected disability. Active-Duty Spouses: Must be the spouse of an Active-Duty service member. Active-Duty service members work for the military full-time and are subject to permanent change of station or permanent change of assignment orders upon completion of each tour of duty. Those subject to Title X mobilization are not eligible. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Additional Requirements 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. Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Please do not contact or submit applications to congressional offices. Education Additional Information