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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  and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

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


Fax: 701-444-2274

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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