Salary $49,801.77 - $74,452.08 AnnuallyLocation Downtown MinneapolisJob TypeFull-timeRemote EmploymentRemote OnlyDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH327TV049Closing2/8/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionHennepin County Veterans' Service Area within Health and Human Services is looking for a Veterans Service Representative (VSR) to join them in helping the veterans of Hennepin County. This area assists veterans, their dependents and/or survivors in obtaining federal and state-funded financial and medical benefits.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the employee referral program page.Locations and hours: This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This position will also visit homeless veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers, shelters, or community sites as needed. While this position is designated as remote, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type:This position is full-time, benefit earning.This position is internally classified as a Veteran's Service Representative.Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
Interview veterans and/or their families to recognize and assess their needs and select the most appropriate course of action to assist them.
Provide advocacy for veterans to obtain needed benefits and services.
Prepare case records/outcomes, social histories, correspondence and other documentation using computer applications.
Assist returning Iraqi and Afghanistan veterans to obtain veterans benefits and participate in Combat Veteran Reintegration of Minnesota Troops.
Provide service at regional sites and the Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility as part of Human Services and Public Health's Regionalization Plan.
Assist veterans that are experiencing homelessness and involved with veterans’ court.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Two years or more of work experience interpreting policies and procedures to the public.
Bachelor's degree or higher in behavioral science or closely related field.
Status as a veteran (served in active duty in the U.S. armed forces) as determined in Minnesota State Statute 197.447. (applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 which includes their character of service).
Must be a resident of Minnesota.
Nice to have:
Strong verbal and written communication skills using business correspondence format and style.
Strong organization and time management skills.
Reviewing and determining client eligibility for either government financial assistance, health care programs, other non-governmental assistance such as loans, credit or private insurance, or related experience.
With services coordination experience including good interview skills, assessment skills and the ability to acquire these skills.
Using databases and computer applications to perform data entry where accuracy is essential.
Knowledge of state and federal financial veteran program for veteran benefits.
About the department:Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as Guest).Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.