TOWN OF STOUGHTON

NOTICE OF VACANCY

Position:  Director of Veterans’ Services  – Full Time Position

Please visit our website at:   https://www.stoughton.org/human-resources/pages/job-openings  for the complete job description.

 Statement of Duties

A Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) performs varied and responsible duties ranging in nature from the routine to the complex in a mostly self-supervising environment.  Strict adherence to complex Federal and State laws is required, along with the ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment, in the application and administration of earned benefits and other services to veterans and/or their dependents and surviving spouses.   Errors could endanger their well-being and result in monetary repercussions to both clients and the Town.

Essential functions

Include but not limited to the following: Assist veterans and/or their dependents and surviving spouse apply for benefits through the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) and with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, as well as Administration of MGL Chapter 115 benefits.    A thorough knowledge of this law is required.

Other duties include knowledge of Veterans RE Tax Exemptions, Medicare, Medicaid and Supplemental Insurance Plans, Social Security benefits and other State Aid programs.   Responsible for the Veterans’ Department Budget.  Ability to interact with Federal, State and Local Officials, Town Departments and the Stoughton Housing Authority.   Responsible for organizing and running Veterans Day and Memorial Day events, the reflagging of veterans graves and supervising an Administrative Assistant and Graves Officer.   Will Chair the Memorial Square Dedication Committee and many more ancillary duties.

Education and Experience

College degree preferred but not necessary with equivalent experience.

Must be a Veteran discharged under Honorable Conditions.

Experience working with veterans or other Social Services experience.

Salary Range:  $68,000.00 – $72,000.00

Please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, Town of Stoughton, 10 Pearl Street, Stoughton MA 02072  or tpereira@Stoughton-ma.gov . Position will remain open until it is filled.

The Town of Stoughton is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to municipal and community-wide excellence in the town. In doing so, Stoughton strives for a town culture and environment that fosters a true sense of belonging for all and provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the town, communities, and neighborhoods.

The Town of Stoughton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, veteran history/military status or genetic information.”

 

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