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The city known as the town of Watertown seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Veterans’ Services Officer in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 115. Under the administrative direction of the Town Manager and/or his designee, the Veterans’ Services Officer is responsible for oversight for services to Watertown veterans and their dependents. The successful candidate will be responsible for intake, assessment, and coordination of benefits with the Department of Veterans’ Services. The successful candidate will also be responsible for working with local veterans groups to coordinate veterans’ participation in events throughout the community, i.e., Veterans’ Day Parade, Memorial Day celebrations, and Patriot’s Day events. Work with the Department of Public Works and funeral directors to ensure proper identification, maintenance, and decoration of veterans’ grave sites. Responsible for the maintenance of all confidential files, records and financial data regarding veterans. Responsibilities include a variety of other duties and additional special projects as assigned by the Town Manager. Responsibilities include a variety of other duties and additional special projects as assigned by the Town Manager. Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent with three years of increasingly responsible administrative support experience in social services or related field. Demonstrated ability in computer, software and budgeting skills necessary for performing assigned duties. Demonstrated ability to interpret M.G.L. chapter 115 and federal veterans’ benefits laws and apply them to individual situations. Must be a veteran of the United States armed services as defined by M.G.L. Chapter 115 and Title 10 United States Code. Must possess a valid Mass. motor vehicle operator’s license with good driving history and ability to pass a CORI background check. Must have the ability to pass the Massachusetts Veterans’ Services test. Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and education. To apply: town of Watertown application form and job description are available at www.watertown-ma.gov/job postings and www.watertown-ma.gov/documentcenter/personnel. An application form with cover letter, resume and proof of military status is accepted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 1-617-923-8195, or at the Personnel Department, 149 Main St., Watertown, MA 02472. Recruitment open until filled. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER