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State of Minnesota Veterans Claims Representative-SSI/SSDI (SOAR) Representative in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary This announcement will be usd to fill two (2) identical positions. These positions exist to support, implement, and assist in framing the MDVA’s Veteran SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Program. The incumbents will promote, support and administer this program by collaborating with other state agencies (DHS, DEED, etc.), County Offices (CVSO, Human Services, etc.), and Non-Profit Organizations (MACV, Lutheran Social Services, St. Stephen’s, Catholic Charities, etc.). Qualifications To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume/application clearly describes your experience in the areas listed below, and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Minimum Qualifications Two (2) years of experience in at least three (3) of the following areas relevant to Veterans benefits, Veterans programs, or disability/medical claims: * Interviewing claimants * Investigating/researching claims * Advocating/recommending disposition of claims * Approving claims * Documenting decisions * Interpreting and applying guidelines, rules, laws and/or policies and procedures * Providing technical assistance * Presenting at hearings or conferences OR * Two (2) years of experience in the U.S. Armed Forces as a noncommissioned or commissioned officer, providing benefits direction and personal/professional counseling for the health and welfare of military personnel AND * Ability to travel at least 50% of the time AND ## STATUTORY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ## Must meet the following qualifications as enumerated for the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs in Minnesota Statute 196.02: * (1) Residence in the State of Minnesota, * (2) Citizenship in the United States, and * (3) Veteran of the armed forces of the United States as defined in section 197.447. See Minnesota Statute 196.02. * 197.447 Veteran, defined: The word "Veteran" as used in Minnesota Statutes, except in sections 136F.28, 196.21, and 243.251, means a citizen of the United States or a resident alien who has been separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States after having served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty, or who has met the minimum active duty requirement as defined by Code of Federal Regulations, title 38, section 3.12a, or who has active military service certified under section 401, Public Law 95-202. The active military service must be certified by the United States Secretary of Defense as active military service and a discharge under honorable conditions must be issued by the Secretary. Preferred Qualifications * Claims adjudication experience * Experience in public speaking * Knowledge of Social Security Administration’s rules and regulations * Experience working in the field of homelessness Additional Requirements * Applicants will be required to submit an original or certified copy of their DD214 if called for an interview. The hiring process will not be delayed if selected interviewees are unable to produce a DD214. * Must complete SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery (SOAR) training within the first two weeks of employment. * Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s). * Finalists may be required to pass drivers license check Application Details Why Work For Us Governor Walz has declared his intent that Minnesota becomes the next state to end Veteran homelessness. Come join our highly motivated team serving our nation's heroes. This team plays a crucial role in helping Veterans maintain stable housing. You will play a critical part in our plan to end Veteran homelessness. We value and appreciate that every individual should have a healthy work life balance and support FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES by working with you to achieve that balance. This can include working any of the following shift variations, which include early and late start time options between the hours of 6am to 9am: * 5 - 8-hour days * 4 - 10-hour days * 4 - 9-hour days and 1 - 4-hour day For more information on the SOAR Program and to see how you can make a positive impact on the lives of Minnesota Veterans please click here:www.MinnesotaVeteran.org/SOAR GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. How to Apply Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Jen Rodriguez at jenifer.rodriguez@state.mn.us or 612-209-4331 If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Jen Rodriguez at jenifer.rodriguez@state.mn.us by the position close date. * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need. Per M.S. 43A.111, MDVA will give priority consideration to certain qualified disabled Veterans.To be considered, you must be included on a US armed forces permanent disability list with a disability rating of at least 30% or been rated by the US Department of Veterans Affairs as having a compensable service-connected disability of at least 30%.Official written documentation of this disability dated no more than one-year preceding the date of application must be submitted. Please email the documentation, your DD214 and the job posting ID number to Jen Rodriguezat jenifer.rodriguez@state.mn.usno later than the job posting closing date. *Job Title: Veterans Claims Representative-SSI/SSDI (SOAR) Representative Location: St. Paul Job ID: 45666 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 05/01/2021 Closing Date: 05/28/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Hiring Agency: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Division/Unit: Veterans Homeless Programs Work Shift: Day Shift Work Hours: Day Shift Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift Days of Work: Monday - Friday Travel Required: Yes / 50% Salary Range: $ 21.83 - $31.70/hourly; $45,581 - $66,190 /annually Classified Status: Classified