Veterans Employment Consultant I
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Cumberland County, NC

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This position is located in the Fayetteville Employment Security Office and is responsible for providing a full range of employment services to veteran and veteran eligible clients. Job duties include providing direct services, counseling, and assisting veterans in seeking employment opportunities; planning, promoting, reviewing and evaluating services provided to eligible veterans to ensure preferences and priority services are being provided in compliance with applicable laws and agency policies; outreaching to employers to promote the hiring of veterans; c oordinating with local media outlets and veterans organization to increase awareness on veterans needs and promote services to veterans; monitoring local office performance standards against established goals and standards, and compile and submit required reports. Additionally, this position will promote service to veterans through local media, compile numerical accounts and narrative reports describing quantity and quality of services rendered to veterans, and is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with veteran’s organizations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

This position requires 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. It also requires knowledge of the Division of Workforce Solutions-Employment Services; various veterans’ organizations, their leadership, purposes and objectives, and a working knowledge of the employing establishments in the area, their hiring practices, job requirements and employment opportunities. Analytical skills and abilities are needed to and evaluate information and conflicting opinions and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing is needed to eliciting information from veterans concerning their problems; identify problems and derive practical conclusions as to their best resolution. Strong interpersonal skills are also needed to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, partners, employers, veterans’ organizations and other agencies providing services to veterans.

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 veterans or 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:

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 .
All applicants must complete an on-line application using this link http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/index.html .

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

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