Disabled Veteran Employment Consultant I
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Lee County, NC

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This position is open only to Department of Commerce employees, and persons who have been reduced in force from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and have current reduction in force rights under G.S. 126 .**

This position will work in a comprehensive employment program for disabled veterans in the Sanford local workforce office. Job duties range from providing employment services to disabled veterans; job counseling, interviewing and placement; conducting TAP workshop for separating service members and conducting outside promotional activities. Considerable time is devoted to outreach to homeless and other veterans with barriers to employment, and for providing comprehensive employment services to those veterans being separated from service. The level of work is influenced by the large veterans’ population and numerous veterans’ organizations in the area. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Veterans Employment Consultant Supervisor. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing information on veterans’ rights and other agencies that provide services to veterans, counsels and assists veterans having special problems affecting employment, provides follow-up counseling and assistance as required, compiles numerical accounts and narrative reports describing quantity and quality of services rendered to veterans.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

This position requires a thorough knowledge of laws governing veterans’ preference in employment, veterans’ re-employment rights, entitlement, and priorities of veterans for medical and surgical services in veterans’ hospitals, eligibility for GI loans and eligibility for education and other benefits. Considerable knowledge of the organization, operation and objectives of the Division of Workforce Solutions. Considerable knowledge of various veterans’ organizations, their leadership, purposes and objectives. Working knowledge of the employing establishments in the area, their hiring practices, job requirements and employment opportunities. Skills in eliciting information from veterans concerning their problems, analyzing problems and deriving practical conclusions as to their best resolution. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employers, veterans’ organizations and other agencies providing services to veterans.

PREFERENCES - Management prefers applicants with one (1) year prior experience working with military veterans and employers providing placement and related services.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in human resource administration, case management, job development and placement, employment counseling, vocational guidance and counseling, social work, vocational rehabilitation, claims analysis or related public contact work dealing with job applicants and employers in a variety of functions; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Necessary Special Requirement: Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C.), Section 4104 states that, “Preference shall be accorded first to qualified service-connected disabled veterans; then, if no such disabled veteran is available, to qualified eligible veterans and, if no such eligible veteran is available, then to qualified eligible persons.” Qualified eligible persons are defined under U.S.C Title 38, Chapter 41, Section 4101.
Persons seeking preference under Title 38 must either submit a DD 214 with their application, or if placed on the highly qualified list and called for a job interview by the hiring authority produce a copy of DD 214 and/or a disability letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs issued within the past twelve months, and you must have served in the military on active duty, and have a service connected disability rating of 10% or greater .
All applicants must complete an on-line application using this link: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/index.html .
Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.

Brenda L. Clark
P.O. Box 27626
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 814-0472
Fax: (919) 662-4632