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Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have current 55b/c eligibility AND meet the following minimum qualifications:
1. Two years of honorable active military duty in the Armed Forces of the United States AND
2. Three years of experience in employment counseling, military career counseling, military recruiting, guidance counseling, employment interviewing, personnel administration, teaching, labor relations; or as a Veterans’ Organization Service Officer; or in a governmental position responsible for: the explanation of benefit program and entitlement criteria to veterans and/or their families; the analysis of claims for veteran benefits; the preparation of rating decisions; and/or the direction and conduct of post decisional hearings and processing of appeals for veterans and/or their families;
** YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR DD-214 to demonstrate your veterans status. You may send a copy of your DD-214 to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S2LAK; or fax it to (518) 473-4313, or email to S2Unit1@cs.ny.gov. Please include your name and exam number on a fax cover sheet or the subject line of an email. If you are currently on active duty and wish to request a military make-up examination, please call (518) 473-6627 for information regarding this process
Substitution: College credits may be substituted for up to two years for the required experience at the rate of 30 semester credit hours equaling one year of experience.Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices.
*Travel is required. Appointees to these positions are required to have a driver’s license valid in New York State to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.”
Duties Description As a Veterans Benefits Advisor 1, you will assist, advise and advocate for veterans and members of the armed services and their families and survivors on concerns relating to their rights and benefits, including matters pertaining to educational training, military law, employment and reemployment, health, medical and rehabilitation services and facilities, and the provisions of laws relating to veterans’ rights and privileges. In addition, you will prepare and process claims, maintain liaison with public and private agencies which provide benefits for veterans, make personal appearances before local veterans and civic organizations, manage a local Division of Veterans’ Affairs Office, and perform other duties as directed. You may also supervise support staff.
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31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.