Veterans Allotment Specialist
Job Class: Specialist
Department: Native Lands & Resources
Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK
Covered Position: No
Salary Grade(s): 8/9
Prepared by: D. Duncan/J. Wise
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time
Effective Date: 11/1/2020
The incumbent will aid Alaska Native Veterans in processing applications for the Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Native allotment program and other programs available to Alaska Native Veterans.
Reports To: Department Manager
Liaison To: Veterans and various support sources
• Assist in the application process for Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Native allotment program
• Assist Alaska Native Veterans in obtaining form DD-214 & other records
• Provide education in the Veterans Home Loan Program
• Advocate for enhanced educational benefits reflecting the post-9/11 GI Bill to promote the transfer to legal heirs
• Advocate for enhanced healthcare coverage, regardless of a service-connected disability rating
• Conduct high-level promotion outreach to employers about the benefits of a Veteran hiring preference
• Advocate for the creation of transitional housing for transitioning service members
• Communicate regularly with the Veterans Administration, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Department of Defense, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska tribes, and other agencies
• Research opportunities, disseminate information, and assist Veterans navigate processes
• Other duties as assigned
DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Spending Authority: N/A
NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• General Knowledge of federal and state statutes, regulations and law, and Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Land Management policies applicable to Alaska Native land matters
• General knowledge of basic real estate law and practices
• Ability to organize work efficiently and manage files
• Ability and willingness to travel to rural communities and to regional meetings and trainings
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently
• Ability to coordinate and work effectively with department staff, Native organizations, tribes, and federal and state agencies
• Proficient in Microsoft office products and knowledge of Geographical Information System
• Flexible to change and visionary to opportunities
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Associates degree
• Two (2) years specialized experience in the field of Alaska Native land and Veteran issues.
Substitution for experience
• College education in the field of Real Estate of Alaska Native issues may be substituted for experience on a yearly equivalent basis
UNUSUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS
The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.
CONDITIONS OF HIRE:
• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.
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