Senior National Service Officer (Current Employee) – Lakewood, CO – February 4, 2017
Assisted veterans and their families file disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. I have learned what documents need to be submitted with a claim. Managed 6 personnel to accomplish the mission of the DAV. In a good office your fellow co-workers will assist you if one client's appointment runs longer than scheduled. The hardest part of the job is making sure that everything is done correctly so it does not effect the veteran or his family in a negative way. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you are able to get the veteran or his family a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs that changes their life for the better.
Great place to work but it will suck the life right out of you.
Secretary II / Support Staff (Current Employee) – Bay Pines, FL – December 19, 2016
Management is awesome as are most co-workers. I feel I have much more to offer our veterans then what I currently do. A happy vet makes my day. Some of my co-workers don't share the same views and are just mean to veterans who are only looking for help.
Secure job, benefits, pto, holiday outings, close to home, great management.
Department field Service Officer (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 20, 2016
The management in Detroit, Michigan is ruining this organization. Seeing at least 20 people per day and the training is very poor. The work is not worth the pay because the people doing most of the work are the service officers. Would not refer anybody to work for this organization in the Detroit, MI area.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 11, 2016
I enjoyed working at the DAV for the fact that we got to help veterans with any problem they may have had with obtaining their VA benefits. I felt very complete while being able to help in any way possible. I learned how to deal with a lot of different issues within the company and got to help a lot of different individuals understand that there are people that actually care. The hardest part of this job was when we could not get things done as fast as the veteran had hoped, putting them in a tough situation.
Department Service Officer (Current Employee) – Fairbanks, AK – February 19, 2016
Have a very resourceful environment that have the dedication to assist veterans and their families. Veteran friendly and strive to make the life transitioning experience back into civilization for veterans easy.
National Service Officer (Current Employee) – Decatur, GA – February 1, 2016
The most enjoyable part of my career with the Disabled American Veterans was knowing that I was making a difference in the lives of veterans and their families. People that dedicated there lives serving their country.deserve no less.
Transition Service Officer (Current Employee) – Fort Belvoir, VA – December 15, 2015
Great Organization, Great Mission! Love the people I work with, I enjoyed the work and the things I've accomplished. I feel that I can do more and that opportunity is just not available to me at this time. I need to look towards the future, not concentrate on only the present. I have a lot of good years left and I want to accomplish as much as I can!
Busy office, changing and improving government policies for veterans
Secretary (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – May 20, 2015
* Answering calls, managing incoming clients * How to maintain healthy professional boundaries * High stress for all staff, many veterans believed that our office was the government keeping their benefits instead of the non-profit advocating for them * Learning how to encourage people and de-escalate situations.
Being able to give back to vetrans and provde a nessary service
Transportation Coordinator (Current Employee) – La Jolla, CA – April 26, 2015
Arrive at 6 am make sure all drivers have their assignments and have access to there assigned vehicles. Answer phone calls from drivers in Escondido, Oceanside, and El Centro. Take incoming phone calls from veterans concerning their appointments and pick up times. Start taking phone calls from veterans and schedule appointments for the present month and the following month. Averaging 25 to 30 calls per day. Keeping everything organized and operating smoothly. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to provide a safe and free program to assist our veterans. Being a veteran myself I appreciate the service we are able to provide to those who would not be able to keep their Medical appointments with out this service.
Well rounded office comfortable working enviornment.
Support Staff (Current Employee) – North Las Vegas, NV – March 25, 2015
Typical day at work would consist of answering several phone calls and trying to help the veteran get answers to their questions. Staff is very helpful and the hardest part was not being able to answer all questions that the veteran would ask.