Full-time Veterans Service Officer

Counsel and help veterans apply for county, state, and federal VA benefits. This position requires considerable responsibility and independent judgement.  Applicants must complete a standard application available at www.buffalocounty.ne.gov/employment.  Applicants must also submit a resume and cover letter.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Essential Education, Certifications, and/or Licenses:

  • Shall have served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, other than active duty for training, shall have been discharged or otherwise separated with a characterization of honorable from the service, and shall have been bona fide residents of the State of Nebraska continuously for at least one year immediately prior to assuming any such position, except that if there is no applicant for county veterans service officer in a county who will have been a bona fide resident of the State of Nebraska continuously for at least one year prior to assuming such position, the one-year residency requirement may be waived.
  • Must be accredited with a veterans organization or have the ability to be accredited within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the County

$31.25-32.20 per hour contingent upon qualifications.  Comprehensive benefit package including retirement. 

Applicants must be able to comply with all physical requirements with or without accommodation as required by the position and must pass a detailed background check. 

Interview Process
This position is considered an Appointed Official position by the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners, and the Buffalo County Veterans Service Officer serves at the direction of, and leisure of, the Board.  Interviews will be conducted in a public setting in accordance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Act.   

Application Submission:
Please submit a complete application, resume, and cover letter to:
Buffalo County Board Administrator
1512 Central Avenue
PO Box 1270
Kearney, NE  68848

Position will remain open until filled.  First review of applications will be May 10, 2023. 

EOE/AA/Veterans Preference

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Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.  Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (308) 236-1224 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or the activity you would like to attend, or 48 hours before the date you need to access our facilities or services, if accommodations are required.

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