U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) today announced that the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Program is accepting applications for positions in congressional offices around the country, including in his Vallejo office.
"As a combat Vietnam Veteran, it is my high honor to have the opportunity to add one of our nation's brave servicemembers to my dedicated staff," said Thompson. "This is an excellent opportunity for the men and women who served our nation in the Armed Forces to continue their public service."
The position available in Thompson's Vallejo office is for a caseworker, who would be responsible for facilitating and coordinating responses to a wide range of requests received from constituents. District caseworkers also help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates. A full job description can be found here.
The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create fellowships that provide employment opportunities within the House of Representatives. The fellowships will provide veterans with experience and exposure to ultimately broaden their scope of transition opportunities. Positions are available in congressional district offices nationwide.
According to the Wounded Warrior Program, applicants must have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, have a 30 percent or greater service-connected disability rating and less than 20 years of service. In addition to a current resume, applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 and a VA letter confirming that they have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating.
Interested applicants can visit the Wounded Warrior Program's website for more information.