Congresswoman Hirono Seeks “Wounded Warrior” to join Hawaii District Staff

Washington, Jun 24 – Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced today that her office has been selected to participate in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, a two-year fellowship program that provides employment opportunities in a Congressional Office for wounded or disabled veterans.

“It is a privilege to have my office selected to participate in a program that provides this opportunity for our war heroes,” said Congresswoman Hirono. “I look forward to having someone who has given so much to our country join my team.”

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Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program
U. S. House of Representatives

Job Title: Veterans Case Worker
Member: Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Office Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date Needed:  Immediately

Job Summary:
The position is for a caseworker to work in the Hawaii District Congressional Office to facilitate and coordinate 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.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent for this position will serve as a facilitator and advocate between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies as necessary as a representative of Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono.

The caseworker must be able to communicate clearly with constituents through letters, emails, and on the phone.

The caseworker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Congresswoman Hirono’s office regarding casework and employee obligations.

This position will serve as a resource on veterans issues and from time to time will act as a liaison between the office and veterans groups.

Additionally, the employee will be responsible to perform other duties as assigned by the Congresswoman, 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% 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 housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov.  Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congresswoman Hirono.