Description: The town of Foxborough is seeking a skilled professional to administer veterans’ services and programs, which includes the professional work in planning and organizing such programs. Ensures services and programs are run in accordance with federal, state and town policies and practices to meet the needs of the community.
Duties include, but are not limited to: Responsible for providing needed services and, when applicable, benefits and funds to eligible veterans and dependents. Oversee the detailed eligibility, settlement, and benefits payment reports for municipal reimbursement to the Secretary of Veterans’ Services, as well as develops, presents, and files federal and state applications for veteran and dependent benefits, and provides continued case work service. Prepares, presents and operates the veterans’ services budget.
Provides advice to veterans in procuring state and federal financial benefits, including terminal leave pay, veterans’ readjustment allowances, Massachusetts veterans’ bonus, unemployment compensation, and pay to veterans and their dependents. Handles such matters as civil service preference, government headstones, employment rights, education benefits, healthcare eligibility, VA hospital registration, recording and certifying discharge papers, and conducting patriotic celebrations and ceremonies.
Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred; associate’s degree and at least four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of veterans’ services, including management or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Must be an honorably discharged veteran who served on active duty in the US Armed Forces and completed full contract as evidenced on DD214, unless a purple heart recipient. Working knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to programs for veterans, including Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Laws. Knowledge regarding the needs of veterans. Strong counseling and public relations skills. Proficient in technology as well as excellent communication and presentation skills required.
Salary and Benefits: Full-time, benefited position. Annual salary range is $67,734-$84,229. This position is a union position within the United Steelworkers bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by May 23. Position open until filled.
Posting Date: May 2