Veteran's Service Officer
Under the direction of the County Administrator and County Board, the Veteran’s Service Officer is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Veteran’s Service department, all legislative matters affecting the county and Extension Office. The Veteran’s Service Officer is responsible to plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of a variety of county, state, and federal services, taking responsibility for the compliance with state statutes, federal regulations as well as county policies. Working closely with the County Board and County Staff, the Veteran’s Service Officer creates a legislative agenda and works towards its achievement on both state and federal levels. Additional duties include supervision of the county employees in the Extension office.
For specific job duties and additional position information, please review the job description (in the job details box to the right).
Veteran as defined by Minnesota Statute. Education equivalent to completion of a Bachelors’ degree in behavioral or political science and a minimum of three years of related work. Annual Certification by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs per Minnesota Statute. Certification as an Accredited Representative before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Skilled in the areas of public speaking, advance written and oral communication.
Ability to: prepare and assist in the presentation of appeals before the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals, and the U.S. Board of Veterans Appeals. Effectively plan, organize, motivate and direct staff to create and maintain a high quality of service. identify problems and exercise independent judgment, creativity and discretion in developing procedures and/or immediate resolution. counsel applicants, clients, and employees. interpret various statutes, administrative rules, agency procedures and county policies. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with County Board members, county staff, federal & state legislators, other governmental units, agencies and organizations. solicit donated funds. work independently. Compensation & Benefits
The Veteran's Service Officer position is compensated at salary grade 86 of the Goodhue County pay scale ($68,307 - $97,739, annually). The County's comprehensive benefit package includes medical and dental insurance, health savings account, employer paid life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave and 12 paid holidays per year. County employees are eligible for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
Goodhue County Health & Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer