Job Opening
Post Date: 3/9/2022
Veteran Service Officer (Full Time)
Veteran’s Office

Nature of Work
This is responsible administrative work providing assistance to veterans and their dependents to ensure they receive needed services and benefits obtained as a result of service in the armed forces. The incumbent must remain current on all laws and regulations pertaining to veteran’s benefits and be capable of advising and assisting veterans and their dependents on how to obtain needed services and benefits.  Activities associated with the position include interviewing veterans and their dependents to determine needed services, preparing formal claims, maintaining files and related documentation, and acting as an advocate for veterans and their dependents when needed. Additional activities include supervising the activities and administrative staff, counseling and advising claimants of their rights and conducting personal hearings before ratings boards and other governmental agencies when appropriate. The position requires an honorable discharge from the armed forces and completion of at least one tour of duty, thorough knowledge of veterans’ benefits, supervisory experience, and strong interpersonal and organizational and decision-making skills.  Job performance is evaluated by the County Mayor through review of the level of services to veterans and their dependents, knowledge of services and benefits available to veterans, interpersonal skills, and the efficiency of office operations.
Required Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year high school; honorable discharge from the armed services; a minimum of one tour of active duty; ability to interact successfully with veterans and their families; strong organizational, interpersonal, and decision-making skills; supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience to provide the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Necessary Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver’s license and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.
  • Honorable discharge from the armed services and at least one tour of active duty.
 
  • Must pass a drug screen and a criminal background check.
  • Must complete training and receive certification by the State of Tennessee as “Veterans Service Officer.”
  • Must complete training and receive certification as Service Organization Representative by the US Department of Veterans Affairs

Benefits
•    Health, dental, vision and life insurance.  Several medical plans at no-cost to employee.
•    Paid sick leave, vacation leave (after 6 months), holidays, and bereavement leave.
•    Optional benefits available at reasonable rates.
•    TCRS retirement plan.

To Apply:
  • Application and Job Description may be picked up from the Marshall County Human Resources Office, 3309 Courthouse Annex, 3rd floor, Lewisburg, TN  37091 or obtained on our website at https://marshallcountytn.com/employment-application
  • Completed application and resume will be accepted until 4:00pm on March 24, 2022 by the Marshall County Human Resources Office only.
  • Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.