31 Jan 2012

Veteran Service Representative, Milwaukee, WI

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Job Description

2 vacancies in Milwaukee, WI – usajobs.gov

Job Title:Veterans Service Representative (GS-0996-07 Target 11)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Benefits Administration

Job Announcement Number:VB588786-TT

SALARY RANGE:

$40,129.00 to $52,172.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 to Saturday, January 21, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0996-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time – Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancy(s) – Milwaukee, WIView Map

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 588786 (Include on all documents)

 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have
borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving
and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
  • Mandatory consecutive 8 week training required, may be off-site.
  • Promotion may be contingent upon passing a certification exam.

DUTIES:

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The Veterans Service Representative (GS-0996-07 Target 11) is located in the Pension Management Center, Veterans Benefits Administration, VA Regional Office, Milwaukee, WI.

Major Duties:

  • Serves as a counselor or advocate for VA claimants providing information about a broad range of benefits and assisting with applications for VA benefits and services.
  • Functions as a legal technician gathering requisite evidence from medical, military, community, and other sources to support benefit determinations.
  • Makes decisions by weighing the evidence and applying the controlling laws and regulations.
  • Uses computer systems to enter data to generate accurate benefit payments, controls pending issues, schedules future actions, releases complete and correct notifications of benefits determinations.
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpretation and application of law and established procedures.

Individual(s) selected for this position must be available to attend a mandatory 8-week consecutive training session. This training may require official government travel away from the permanent duty station to a different city and/or state. Flexitour is not available during training. In addition to meeting all legal and statutory requirements for promotion, employees must successfully complete the VBA-Approved Certification Process for promotion to the GS-09/10/11 lev

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