Job Description - Specialist, Veteran Affairs
Description View created on 10/01/2014

Specialist, Veteran Affairs

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 12
Job Title ID: 12258
Job Series/Job Family: Student Support & Success Series / Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Family

Reports To

Manager, Veterans Affairs

Job Purpose

To provide information and guidance to students and others regarding the Department of Veteran Affairs educational benefits, eligibility, and educational objectives; provide assistance with various job duties of the Financial Aid Specialist as required.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides information and guidance in the areas of Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) educational benefits and eligibility, educational objectives and degree/vocational opportunities; assists students in applying for a wide variety of DVA programs.
  2. Interprets and applies federal and state regulations to all aspects of student aid programs, and specializes in Veteran student aid.
  3. Reviews academic evaluations, enrollment, and student requirements to insure compliance with DVA, TWC regulations, and ACC policies and procedures.
  4. Prepares and reviews appropriate documentation necessary for certification of student's veterans educational entitlements to DVA educational benefits.
  5. Monitors veteran students'' academic progress, course enrollment, and other reporting requirements to DVA.
  6. Acts as a liaison between DVA Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist and disabled veterans; controls the issuance of forms used to cover educational costs.
  7. Provides guidance to students and parents regarding financial aid programs, application procedures, award packaging, and debt management; may conduct entrance and exit interviews.
  8. Reviews student''s financial aid applications, performs need analysis, and determines eligibility based on federal and state regulations, and available funds; awards financial aid and certifies student loan applications.
  9. Participates in outreach programs to area high schools and other agencies as required.

Knowledge

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Skills

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Computer Skills

Required

Physical Requirements

Work Experience

Required

Preferred

Education

Required

Safety