OPEN: Friday, September 7, 2018
CLOSE: Friday, September 21, 2018
SALARY AND GRADE: Excepted Service, Grade 5 ($59,702 to $89,553)
RESIDENCY PREFERENCE: in reviewing submissions District of Columbia residents and veterans will receive prioritized reviewed and interview.
The Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) is dedicated to serving the District’s veteran community, their families, survivors, and military caregivers. MOVA seeks to address the broad range of social, economic, and healthcare needs of the District’s veteran community by building strategic partnerships with public and private organizations, creating veteran-centered policy initiatives, and developing strong relationships with the veteran community. Building on these relationships, MOVA acts as a liaison between the District’s veteran community and the Mayor, District agencies, Federal agencies, and non-profit organizations in order to ensure that the District’s veteran community has access to the full range of available resources. For more information on MOVA, please visit here.
The Veterans Service Officer directs, determines, prepares, coordinates, and supervises the filing of claims for Federal and State Veteran benefits and services for District veterans and their qualified dependents. Act as an advocate on their behalf or direct them to other authorized agencies as their needs dictate. Maintains confidentiality of all information and provides compassionate encouragement to clients in securing counseling or treatments. The Veteran Service Officer also maintains an outreach program to ensure veterans and eligible family members are aware of and able to submit claims for benefits they have earned as a result of their service to our country.
There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment. The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.