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County Veterans Service Office Now Open

January 5, 2011

01/06/11 Marshall County Commissioner Kevin Overmyer announced Wednesday afternoon that the Veterans Service Office in the County Building will be open starting today.

During the last meeting of 2010 the County Commissioners decided not to reappoint Fred Kowalski as the County Veterans Service Officer.  At the same time they instructed the County Auditor to begin the application process for fill the part-time position.

In the mean time the County has agreed to contract labor to keep the office open Monday through Friday.  Josh Wakeland from Plymouth and Jon Barton from Bremen will temporarily fill the vacancy until the commissioners can accept and review applications and select a new Veterans Service Officer.

The Marshall County Veterans Service Office in room 306 on the third floor of the County Building will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Marshall County Commissioners are accepting applications for a part-time Veterans Service Officer to assist veterans and their families with VA benefits, programs and services through January 14th.

As a strong advocate for veterans, the position is responsible for preparing and maintaining veterans’ records, submitting claims, assisting with pension, disability, insurance, and education benefits, and making referrals to services where required.

The position requires a highly-organized individual with excellent communication and computer skills, with the ability to exercise independent judgment in individual cases.  A working knowledge of VA programs and organizational structure is helpful.

Applications may be picked up in the Marshall County Auditor’s Office or downloaded from the County’s website.  Marshall County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.