[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 2-10-2015 as Ord. No. 15-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2 and 40:49-2, the Paramus Governing Body creates the part-time position of Veterans Affairs Officer.
The position of veterans affairs officer is created. The specific duties/qualifications are:
The Veterans Affairs Officer, under direction, has charge of the work involved in coordinating veteran service for the Borough, provides guidance and information to Borough resident veterans; does other related work.
Examples of work.
Confers with veterans and their families on veteran's service problems.
Maintains community resource network for veterans' services.
Establishes and maintains contracts and liaison with national, state, and other local veterans' employers.
Provides guidance to veterans seeking job information and refers them to suitable local employers.
Develop potential employment registries.
Provides information concerning veterans' rights and benefits as provided in law; may research current State and Federal laws regarding veterans' rights.
Distributes varied official forms, assists veterans and their families in preparing applications for veterans benefits, and in filing claims.
Prepares correspondence and reports of activities.
Establishes and maintains needed records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the Borough, office, or related departments.
Two (2) years of experience in veteran services, working directly with veterans and families, experienced in the gathering of veteran information from clients and providing guidance, assistance or explanations of benefits and services for veterans and families.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
Knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
Knowledge of the techniques used to gather information.
Ability to read and interpret Federal and State laws and regulations regarding veterans' rights, and apply them to specific cases.
Ability to provide assistance in the completion and filing of claims.
Ability to work harmoniously with veterans, their families, and other agencies, and individuals interested in veterans' problems.
Ability to collect and disseminate information of varied types concerning veterans' rights and benefits.
Ability to maintain records and files.
Ability to prepare reports and correspondence.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.
The wages and benefits of the Veterans Affairs Officer shall be set forth in a separate ordinance.