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Veteran Services Officer

McKenzie County is currently accepting applications for a full time Veteran Services Officer  

Job Summary  
Under administrative direction, advises and aids veterans or dependents in presenting disability, insurance, or pension claims for benefits under applicable laws

General Duties
  • Advises veteran on insurance, vocational, and other matters, working in cooperation with Veterans Administration and other agencies. Drives Veterans to appointments, sometimes in other cities.
  • Participates in or initiates civic functions, such as panel discussions and mass communication programs, to inform public of services rendered and rights and benefits of veterans and dependents.
  • Reviews legislation, regulations, and precedents and studies veteran's medical report and service history to evaluate and determine validity of claim.
  • Prepares claim forms and briefs and assembles pertinent evidence.
  • Requests hearing before government board and presents brief
  • Reviews government board decision for grounds for appeal
  • Prepares bulletins and correspondence to acquaint others with current activities and legislation. 
  • May offer technical advice at congressional or other governmental hearings.

Training and Experience Typically Required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a job-related 2-year Associate Degree such as in public administration
  • Honorable discharge from a branch of the military service,
  • 1 or more years job-related experience such as in the supervision and coordination of benefit programs. Note: additional years of job-related experience may substitute for the Associate Degree.

Salary Range of $32.91 to $35.62 per hour, DOE                                   


McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan 

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays


An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at   www.nd.gov/veterans/benefits/veterans-preference-state/documentation-required-applicant  and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.


Completed applications and/or Resumes may be submitted to Human Resources by:


Email: jobs@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Fax: 701-444-2274

Mail: 
McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th St NW Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854


Equal Opportunity Employer

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