Veteran's Service Officer/Human Resource Officer

: Veterans Service
: 08/30/2019


The Pembina County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for a combined County Veteran’s Service Officer and Human Resource Officer. This is a full-time, benefited position. Responsibilities for the Veteran’s Service Officer will include assisting all veterans and/or family members in making claims for benefits to the Veterans Administration; counseling veterans on their needs or making referrals; making house calls on shut-ins when required; managing the county Veteran’s Service office and all records and files. Responsibilities for the Human Resource Officer include advising the Board and department heads regarding policies, administrative rules, and employment laws and regulations; assisting and guiding supervisors in hiring and termination, and counseling department heads and employees regarding compensation, benefits, grievance procedures and other personnel management matters. The HR Officer also drafts revisions and additions to the personnel policy manual and administers salary reviews and compensation studies as needed. Applications and complete job descriptions with required qualifications can be obtained online (job description below) or from the County Auditor’s Office. Please submit completed application and resume to Pembina County Auditor, 301 Dakota St. W, Cavalier, ND 58220. Application deadline is August 2nd, 2019. EOE


Pembina County, North Dakota

Job Description

Job Title: Veteran’s Services Officer Job Status: Full-Time 

Department: Veteran’s Services FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Board of Commissioners Date: 7/1/19

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Board of County Commissioners, assists veterans and their family members in obtaining benefits to which they are entitled from the Veterans Administration and other agencies.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Interviews, counsels and assists veterans and their dependents in applying for compensation, disability claims, pensions, death benefits, education benefits, hospitalization, outpatient treatment, insurance and other entitlements.
  • Answers inquiries regarding the interpretation of laws and regulations regarding veteran’s benefits and entitlements.
  • Makes field visits to incapacitated applicants to initiate or follow up claims or actions.
  • Refers veterans and dependents to other federal, state and local agencies for services required.
  • Maintains liaison with other agencies and organizations involved with veterans and their affairs and prepares and makes presentations before civic and veterans organizations regarding veterans affairs.
  • Attends meetings and conferences to keep current on issues and requirements pertaining to veterans’ benefits.
  • Review office expenditures to prepare and maintain accurate yearly budget.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of federal procedures and regulations pertaining to various veterans’ service programs and benefits.
  • General knowledge of resources available for and assistance to veterans and their dependents.
  • Ability to interpret and explain laws and regulations applying to veterans’ benefits in language understood by veterans or their families.
  • Ability to plan and organize work to meet deadlines and governmental requirements.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and maintain records and reports.
  • Ability to apply appropriate guidelines, either specific or general, to appropriate duty.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to a veteran who served as a member of the armed forces of the United States during a period of war, as defined in Title 38, U.S.C., and who was separated from such service under honorable conditions, or the surviving spouse of any such veteran.
  • Graduation from high school, two (2) years of college education and two (2) years counseling experience, preferably in veterans service work; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Valid North Dakota driver license with a clean driving record

Special Working Conditions:

  • None

Clarification Clause:

This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be a complete list of all skills, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reasonable outline of those principle job elements essential in maintaining veterans’ service related position. The job description is not a contract. The County reserves the right to modify job descriptions at any time.


Pembina County, North Dakota

Job Description

Job Title: HR Officer Location: Court House

Department: Human Resources FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Board of Commissioners Date: 7/23/2019

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Board of County Commissioners, advises the Board and Department Heads regarding policies, administrative rules, employment laws and labor regulations.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist and advise the Board of County Commissioners and all Department Heads regarding personnel policies, administrative rules, employment laws, regulations, disciplinary actions, and all other human resource related issues.
  • Assist and advise Department Heads in the hiring process, writing job descriptions, maintaining personnel files, processing payroll, and administrating benefits.
  • Counsel Department Heads and employees of the County regarding compensation, benefits, employment rules and regulations, grievance procedures, leaves of absence, risk management issues, performance concerns, and disciplinary actions.
  • Coordinate the performance evaluation program and review and approve performance evaluations forms.
  • Administer salary adjustment reviews, classification reviews, and compensation studies as needed.
  • Draft revisions and additions to the personnel policies and procedures manual for review and approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Research issues, laws and regulations to determine compliance with local, state and federal guidelines, participate in continuing education programs and related conferences to keep informed of changing legislation on human resource related issues.
  • Facilitate meetings and presentations, present human resource information and requests to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Ensure all personnel and department information is accurate, organized, and up to date, and confidential by monitoring payroll process and benefits administration.
  • Create a positive and productive work atmosphere by maintaining a professional manner, promoting a team-like environment, and communicating with all other departments and employees.
  • Keep informed of the latest developments in human resource management practices and labor law (state and federal) through publications and seminars.

Job Qualifications, Experience and Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field, and three to five years experience in a Human Resource or Management related field, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of personnel, workers compensation, and risk management laws, rules and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, organization, communication (written and verbal), and analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of work processing and spreadsheet PC software; Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel preferred.

Working Conditions / Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Physical environment consists of a desk job in the standard environment. Some travel may be required. Will include physical motions of sitting, reaching, minor lifting and finger dexterity for use of keyboard.
  • Frequent use of PC keyboard and monitor.

Clarification Clause:

This is an appointed position and is subject to reappointment by the Board of County Commissioners on an annual basis. This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be a complete list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reasonable outline of those principal job elements essential in maintaining a Human Resource related position.