Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program

House of Representatives | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 2/07/2024
Description 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.

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.

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.

Salary54,000.00 - 66,000.00 Annual

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