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The MetroWest Veterans Services District Seeks a PT (15 Hrs/Week) Veterans Agent
Under the direction of the Director and adhering to District policies, the Veterans Agent delivers essential services to Veterans and their eligible dependents residing in the communities of the district (Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton and Medway). Agent will provide administration of federal, state and local benefits to assist veterans, widows and dependents in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 115.
Agent assists eligible veterans and family members in filing for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts such as; M.G.L. Chapter 115, VA disability claims, pension claims, the GI Bill, state tax exemptions & bonuses, and burial benefits. The Agent will participate in the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day in one of the communities.
The Veterans Agent is required to attend initial training on Veterans Benefits and annual training conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services. The Veterans Agent must be Certified as a Veterans Services Officer (VSO) within one year of hire, and maintain certification per Massachusetts General Laws.
Starting salary rate of $19 per hour. Training provided primarily at the Central Office, 1750 Washington St., Holliston. Office hours for training in Hopkinton, Medway and Ashland will be on site, relevant equipment made available for use, and mileage reimbursement (but not from/to HOR). The work schedule is Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (half hour unpaid lunch); Thursdays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Fridays 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. There may be some changes to the schedule upon training completion. Agent is required (mandatory) to attend annual training by the Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services. Agent may attending annual training/conference by the Massachusetts Veterans Services Officers Association (optional). Both training sessions are four days each and compensated at the hourly rate of pay.
Selected candidate must produce a copy of their last Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, (DD Form 214 or similar Department of Defense / War Department Form) at time of interview.
To apply for this position, please submit resume and Employment Application.to email@example.com. Applications may also be brought to Holliston’s Town Hall, Human Resources Department. Applications will be accepted until noon December 1st, 2021.
Employment Applications may be found on the Town of Holliston’s website at townofholliston.us.
Position will remain open until December 1, 2021 or until filled.
Holliston is an EOE/AA Employer.