Merced CountyMerced 95341
Full Time

Assists veterans and their dependents in the initiation, development, and processing of claims for disability compensation, pensions, insurance benefits, vocational rehabilitation, hospitalization, medical care, loan guarantee benefits, and civil service benefits.

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Veterans Claim Representative I/ii

Merced County
Full Time 25 per week Human Services Agency - Merced County, 2115 Wardrobe Ave, Merced, CA 95341, United States
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Overview

This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both Full Time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to County benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. The rate of pay for an Extra-Help Veterans Claim Representative II is $24.79 per hour. 

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Assists veterans and their dependents in the initiation, development, and processing of claims for disability compensation, pensions, insurance benefits, vocational rehabilitation, hospitalization, medical care, loan guarantee benefits, and civil service benefits.
     
  • Procures necessary information and affidavits to support claims.
     
  • Enters veteran/claimant data into computer system to establish a data base for the system.
     
  • Works with public and private community agencies in counseling veterans.
     
  • Provides instruction, guidance and technical advice to other employees and reviews their work for adequacy and accuracy.
     
  • Prepares and files claims and presents appeals as necessary and prepares required reports.
Minimum Qualifications

Level I

Experience:

One (1) year of responsible experience in work involving public contact, interviewing or counseling or closely related field.

Education:
Equivalent to the completion of two (2) years of college. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required two (2) years of college on a year-for-year basis.

Level II

Experience:

Two (2) years of responsible experience in work involving public contact, interviewing or counseling or closely related field.

Education:
Equivalent to the completion of two (2) years of college. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required two (2) years of college on a year-for-year basis.

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment, including repetitive hand and arm motions.
     
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
     
  • Occasionally operate a motor vehicle.
     
  • Occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.
     
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
     
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
     
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
     
  • Respond appropriately to situations.
     
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:
  • Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to veterans rights, benefits and obligations.
     
  • Interviewing and counseling techniques.
     
  • Community resources generally available to those in need of aid.
     
  • Supervisory techniques.
     
  • Evidence as it pertains to Veterans Administration hearings and appeal procedures.

Ability to:
  • Interpret requirements for evidence as it pertains to Veterans requirements for evidence as it pertains to Veterans Administration hearings and appeal procedures.
     
  • Interpret Federal and State laws governing veteran’s benefits.
     
  • Analyze data and draw sound conclusions.
     
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted.
     
  • Communicate effective, both orally and in writing.
     
  • Research, analyze, and develop documentation for claims.
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