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Date: Nov 30, 2017

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33125

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Requisition No: 24990 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: VETERANS' CLAIMS EXAMINER II - 50000863

Position Number: 50000863 

Salary:  Agency to update 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 


Bureau of Field Services

VA Medical Clinic, Miami


Starting Annual Salary:  $38,659.92

Paid Bi-weekly


Excellent health, vision, dental benefits. Paid vacation and sick leave. Paid holidays and personal day. Retirement package.


*This advertisement may be used as a pool to fill other VCE II positions in Miami, within Six months of the closing dat.*



“An employee in this class must have served as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and must have been separated from such service under honorable conditions."  

A DD-214, Member Copy #4, MUST accompany your application.


In addition, the following is required:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and experience in counseling, interviewing and handling veterans' affairs. Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. E-7 or above rank may substitute for the required education.
  • Effective communicator and Team Player.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in web-based applications and specialized internet research.
  • Successful completion of a Level 2 Background Screening.



The incumbent is assigned to the Bureau of Field Services, VA Medical Clinic in Miami. The primary responsibility of the incumbents in the positions allocated to this class is to perform administrative and professional duties required to work within the medical clinic and vet center as needed, interviewing veterans and family members, preparing and submitting claims for benefits to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This task will be accomplished using established policies and procedures to ensure that all phases of assigned duties are covered. 


To advocate with purpose and passion for Florida veterans and link them to superior services, benefits and support. 

Meet, interview, counsel, using VA Data systems and obtain information in order to prepare and submit claims for any and all federal and state benefits that each client may be entitled to. Assist in preparing and perfecting” appeals”, provide representation at fee basis, hardship eligibility hearings, request for waivers of federal entitlements, military discharge review hearings or Regional Office VA hearings as required.


Review and interpret VA laws, rules and regulations affecting veteran’s entitlements in applying for federal and state veterans’ benefits. Respond to telephonic or written inquiries from citizens, veterans, dependents, Post, Chapter, County, and State Veterans Service officers with accurate and complete information. Provide accurate and current information relative to problems with the administration of benefits with the local agency of jurisdiction, process daily incoming mail and correspondence.  Complete forms and documents utilizing the Department's Systems.  This includes entering all clients’ information into the computer database. This includes entering all clients’ information into the computer database. If working in a Medical Center, visit Veterans’ at their bedside when called by him or her, Healthcare Staff or Social Worker.


Assist all accredited organizations, state, county or others in obtaining medical information necessary to support claims for benefits. Maintain rapport and liaison with VA outpatient staff regarding case development and treatment to support claims processing and advocacy issues. Confer with clinic, service center and medical center staff as required. Safeguard and protect all private medical information and claims information in accordance with appropriate regulations and statutes. 


Represent the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs by providing briefings and information on State and Federal veterans benefits at local events, military bases, medical center meetings, and community fairs and other events as determined your supervisor and the department. Represent FDVA on committees, advisory boards and consumer service programs established at VA medical centers and satellite outpatient facilities.  Deploy and provide assistance during State emergencies such as providing assistance at disaster recovery centers (DRC) throughout the state after natural disasters.


Assist in preparing forms, obtaining signatures, financial data, and personal information for veterans requesting admission to State Veterans Nursing Homes. When necessary visit and provide assistance to the home in completing applications, verifying eligibility and financial data and assisting family members in obtaining state and federal veterans’ benefits. 


Visit and provide on-site assistance, claims preparation and submission of claims to all Florida National Guard units in the geographical area. Maintain contact with all guard and reserve units and active military installations in the Florida geographical area. 


Perform other related duties to include but not limited to, attendance at conferences, seminars, schools of instruction and upon request serve as an instructor, or speaker at public events.  


This position is in the Career Service System


This The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer.  For more information, click on the E-Verify Website

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Miami