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Benefit Type: Employment

Program Description

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans, with the maximum emphasis directed toward serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans, and veterans with barriers to employment.

Veteran owned businesses or Veterans interested in starting a business can find assistance in their business development, financing and in applying for government contracts.

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Title: FED Security Officer (Armed) (Positions in Fargo and Williston)

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is under the direct supervision of the Program Manager for assigned shift of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Service (FPS) and is responsible for protection, federally owned or leased facilities.  FPS’s mission is to provide a safe environment in which Federal agencies conduct their business without fear of violence, crime or disorder.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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General Information

Job Service North Dakota has a Veterans’ Employment Team that exclusively serves Veterans. Find your local Veterans' Employment Team Member for more information, contact your nearest Veterans Employment Team Member.

Program Description

Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans and encourage the hiring of veterans.

General Program Requirements

LVER staff work with other service providers to promote and facilitate priority services to veterans. LVER staff advocate on behalf of veterans for employment and training opportunities with business, industry and community-based organizations.

What is On-the-Job Training?

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is training you receive while actually performing a job and earning wages, as well as receiving your G.I. Bill benefits. OJT programs normally range from six months to two years in length. Some examples of OJT are: Welder, Painter, Cook, Pressman, and Auto Mechanic.

Contact Rhonda Schauer, Director, State Approving Agency, for more information.

Veterans who are disabled, who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others in hiring for virtually all federal government jobs.

5-Point Preference (TP)

Five points are added to the passing examination score or rating of a veteran who served:

Veteran's Preference in North Dakota (Public Employment)

NDCC 37-19.1-02 Public employment preference to veterans - Residency requirements. States:

Veterans are entitled to preference, over all other applicants, in recruitment and selection processes by governmental agencies, provided that such veteran is a United States citizen at the time of application for employment. Veterans qualified for preference may not be disqualified from holding any position with an agency because of physical or mental disability, unless the disability renders them unable to properly perform the duties of the position applied for.

The Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service program is authorized by Congress under title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31.  It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. 

The Volt Military Heroes Program is designed to provide returning American military service veterans with access to exceptional employment opportunities at some of America’s top corporations. The skills, experience, determination and motivation demonstrated by American service veterans are second to none and represent a natural match for American companies wishing to maintain their competitive edge in global markets.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).