Veterans Case Worker

Mar 8, 2012

Member: Honorable Bennie G. Thompson
Office Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Date Needed:  Immediately

Job Summary:
The position is for a case worker to work in the Congressional Office to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from constituents.  District case workers 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 between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies as necessary as a representative of Congressman Bennie G. Thompson.  The case worker will be required to communicate clearly with constituents about what can and cannot be done on their behalf by the Jackson District office.  The case worker will be required to learn the laws, regulations and intricacies affecting a constituent’s case as well as the procedures and structure of Congressman Thompson’s Jackson District office regarding case work and employee obligations, as outlined in Representative Thompson’s Office Handbook and the House of Representative’s Ethics Manual.  Additionally, the employee will be responsible to perform 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% VA disability rating 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 to learn more about the program and may submit their resumes, a copy of the last DD214 issued (Form 4) and a letter from the VA indicating that they have a 30% or greater rating to  Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congressman Bennie G. Thompson.

The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create fellowships that will provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within the House of Representatives in Washington, DC and in district offices nationwide.  Those selected for the program will be employed by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer but will be given the opportunity to work in Member, committee and leadership offices and, if a fit is found, transition into full-time employment.  However, full time employment is not guaranteed at the conclusion of the two year fellowship.