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Veteran Service Officer (Washington, DC)

General Statement of Duties: Counsels, advises and assists military service veterans, veterans’ survivors and their dependents in obtaining benefits provided for them by federal laws.  Does related work as required.

Works under the general supervision of the Executive Officers of JWV who outline policy and procedures by means of occasional conferences.

Examples of Principal Duties: An employee in this classification will perform any or all of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.

  1. Advises veterans, veterans’ survivors and their dependents of their rights under military service benefits acts and other relevant legislation.
  2. Investigates and conducts interviews with veterans and their dependents to obtain a comprehensive case history in order that eligibility for aid can be determined.
  3. Assists veterans and dependents in the office and the offices of other public agencies in the preparation and follow-up of applications for federal benefits.
  4. Reviews and files claims for veteran benefits.
  5. Develops and maintains close liaison with other veteran service agencies.
  6. Conducts a public relations program to disseminate general information regarding veterans’ benefits and speaking engagements before interested groups.
  7. Prepares departmental budget and formulates office procedure.
  8. Trains and supervises volunteer workers and service officers.

Recruiting Requirements Knowledge, Skill and Ability: Knowledge of current federal legislation relating to benefits for military service veterans and their dependents; knowledge of programs and activities of other agencies rendering services to veterans; knowledge of the legal documents and processes necessary to substantiate benefit claims; ability to tactfully conduct interviews of a personal nature with veterans and their families as a means of obtaining accurate and complete information; ability to establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with veterans, veteran groups and government agencies; ability to write complete and accurate reports and make specific recommendations.

Experience and Training: Four years experience in general office work and dealing with the public; Candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in either Public administration or Political Science along with VSO certification.

How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to mjackson@jwv.org with the subject line: “Veteran Service Officer position”

Programs Intern

Description: JWV is seeking a self-motivated individual to be our Programs Intern.  This is a perfect opportunity for talented students who want to get involved in the veteran and/or Jewish programming arena.

Duties:  Duties include monitoring and reporting on our Post events, innovating new programming materials, maintaining our leadership committee rosters, special event support and creating new innovative ways to reach Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.  This position requires up to 20 hours a week.

Qualifications:  A background in non-profit management or military leadership a plus, but not required.  Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Interest in military and veterans issues a plus.

Salary: Unpaid.   May qualify as course credit depending on institutional requirements.

How to Apply: The Programs Interns are accepted during Fall, Spring, and Summer semester cycles. JWV is currently accepting applications for the Fall Semester.  Application is due no later than August 20, 2019.  To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jbrande@jwv.org with the subject line: “Programs Internship Application.”

Policy Intern

Description: JWV is seeking a self-motivated individual to be our Policy Intern.  This is a perfect opportunity for talented students who want to get involved in the government or political arena.

Duties:  Duties include tracking and summarizing legislative and executive branch proposals in assigned issue areas, monitor JWV legislative priorities within committees, prepare and attend monthly meetings with the Military Coalition and provide information for press.  This position requires up to 20 hours a week.

Qualifications:  A background in political science or military issues a plus, but not required.  Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Interest in military and veterans issues a plus.  The Policy Intern must be available the 1st Thursday of each month between 10-12.

Salary: Unpaid.   May qualify as course credit depending on institutional requirements.

How to Apply: The Policy Interns are accepted during Fall, Spring, and Summer semester cycles. JWV is currently accepting applications for the Fall Semester.  Application is due no later than August 20, 2019.  To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jbrande@jwv.org with the subject line: “Policy Internship Application.”