Veterans Service Officer 1 (W)
State of West Virginia - West Virginia

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Assists veterans and their dependents in securing benefits. Performs field office work and itinerant service for an assigned geographic area. Interviews veterans and their dependents to determine their eligibility for benefits under existing laws. May super vise clerical staff in field office.

Hiring Process: This job requires a written examination (W) . Exams are given in several locations and no appointment is necessary. We encourage you to apply online. For test schedules, locations, paper application forms and information about testing check our Job Opportunities Web Site ( If you apply online, you do not have to take a copy of the application to the test center. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CAN TEST WITHIN 30 DAYS. Online applicants who do not test within 30 days of application will be rejected. Applicants using a paper application must present a completed application form at the test site. Positive identification is required. There is a 90 day re-test waiting period. Caution: Any time you re-take the same test your new score, whether higher or lower, will automatically replace any previous test scores.

If you have previously applied for this job and simply want to update your ID (name, address, etc.), work preferences, or county availability, do not re-apply. Instead, send us a letter.

Your application will not be accepted if you do not meet stated minimum requirements.

Training: Graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

NOTE: You may attach your transcript or training records to the online application; however, verification is not required at time of application. You will be required to provide verification documents if contacted by the agency.

Substitution: Employment involving responsible public contact work in veterans' affairs, employment service, vocational guidance, claims investigation, and related fields OR active duty in the armed forces may be substituted for the required training on a year-for-year basis.

Special Requirements: 1) Honorable discharge from one of the armed forces.
(May include regular active duty, Reserves or National Guard.)
2) Possession of a valid WV drivers' license and the availability of a car for continuous use.
3) Employed personnel must pass proficiency tests and maintain accreditation.

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