Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga., is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for a two-year paid fellowship in his Savannah or Brunswick district office.
The position will work with military and veteran constituents in the 1stDistrict to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state and local agencies.
"It is an honor and privilege to represent so many active duty service members and veterans in the First District of Georgia," said Carter. "One of my top priorities is ensuring our heroes receive the help and assistance they need and deserve. There is no one better to assist with this task than one of their own, and I hope interested veterans will apply."
The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within member offices.
To qualify, veterans must meet all of the following requirements: honorably discharged; released from active duty within the last five years; terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3; and 20 percent or greater service connected disabilities (waived if candidate has a Purple Heart).
Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or temporary early retirement authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program.
Interested veterans should go to www.usajobs.gov/ and search “Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program” for more information on how to apply.
Interested applicants may also call Carter's office in Washington, D.C., at 202-225-5831.