VETERANS SERVICES OFFICER
Wakulla County, Florida seeks qualified applicants for the position of Veterans Service Officer within the Board of County Commissioners. This is a part-time position (24 hrs per week) with no benefit package, requiring comprehensive knowledge of Federal Law (US Code of Federal Regulations), Title 38, State Laws and Regulations applying to Veterans and their dependents in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled by law.
The Veterans Service Officer plans, organizes and directs the operations and activities of the Veterans Service Office. Responsibilities include interviewing and counseling Veterans and their dependents, processing claims based upon military service involving compensation, pension, hospitalization, insurance, housing, transportation, outpatient treatment, educational assistance, and other related entitlements. Veterans’ eligibility is established by law and claims are processed according to standard policy. Travel outside the office may be required for field work and educational requirements.
The selected candidate must qualify under Section 292.11, Florida Statutes and Title 38, U.S.C.; must be certified by the State Director of Veteran’s Affairs. Must maintain professional education through Florida Division of Veterans’ Affairs refresher courses; must possess valid Florida Driver’s license and a good driving record.
The desirable applicant must have a high school diploma or its equivalent; graduation from an accredited university, college, or community college with a two (2) year degree and four (4) years of administrative experience; must be able to speak publicly if called upon; must be computer literate; have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; have the ability to exercise good judgment in counseling and in assisting Veterans’ and their families in times of need.
To apply, send a Wakulla County application to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1263, Crawfordville, Florida 32326. County applications are available at: www.mywakulla.com or at the County Administrator’s Office, 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Questions regarding qualifications and/or duties and responsibilities may be directed to Deborah DuBose at 850.926.9500. Drug screening and background check are required. Wakulla County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. This position closes on Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.