NYS DVS Veterans Benefits Advisor Position

The New York State Division of Veterans’ Services is seeking a Veterans Benefits Advisor 1 for the DVS office at 301 West Old Country Road in Hicksville, NY.

As a Veterans Benefits Advisor 1, you will assist, advise, and advocate for veterans and their families as well as survivors on concerns relating to their rights and benefits, including matters pertaining to educational training, military law, employment and reemployment, health, medical and rehabilitation services and facilities, and the provisions of laws relating to veterans’ rights and privileges. In addition, you will serve as the lead administrator of the New York State Blind Annuity, Gold Star Parent and Supplemental Burial Programs. You may also supervise support staff. Other duties as directed.

**Application deadline is Wednesday, March 30th.**

Employees who have 55 b/c status in the posted title and are interested in reassignment are encouraged to respond to this posting.

Individuals with current 55b/c status who meet with qualifications below are encouraged to apply. 

Two years of active military duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and an honorable discharge or under conditions in the NYS Restoration of Honor Act AND
Three years of experience in employment counseling, military career counseling, military recruiting, guidance counseling, employment inter

You will need to supply a copy of your eligibility letter when responding to this announcement.

Substitution: College credits may be substituted for up to two years for the required experience at the rate of 30 semester credit hours equaling one year of experience.

*Travel is required. Appointees to these positions are required to have a driver’s license valid in New York State to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

NOTE: This vacancy posting is for the purposes of notifying individuals about transfer opportunities. Employees on the Civil Service eligible list will be considered and should not respond to this posting. If you are on the eligible list and not reachable, you may be eligible for transfer. You are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the Civil Service website (www.cs.ny.gov) to determine transfer eligibility or contact OGS Human Resources.

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Please submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Job Specifics and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

Human Resources:

phone - 518-473-5282

fax - 518-486-1631

email - [email protected]