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Local Veterans Employment Representative

Date Posted:  Jan 25, 2023
Requisition ID:  419216

Lafayette, IN, US, 47905


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD):
Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana’s employment future. If managed properly, Indiana’s workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country’s economic growth.
This role is typically filled with a starting salary of $42,900 but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As the Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER), you will be responsible for conducting outreach to employers and business associations and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans and encourage the hiring of disabled veterans. In this position, you will perform a wide range of duties on behalf of our veterans specifically related to outreach to the employer community and facilitation within the WorkOne service delivery system. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Conduct outreach to employers to assist veterans in gaining employment, including conducting seminars for employers and, in conjunction with employers, conducting job search workshops and establishing job search groups. 
  • Facilitate employment, training, and placement services delivered to veterans. 
  • Plan and participate in job and career fairs. 
  • Promote the advantages of hiring veterans to employers, employer associations, and business groups. 
  • Work in partnership with WorkOne to identify job ready Veterans for career placement. 
  • Promote all WorkOne services to the employer community through presentations and trainings and provide local Work One offices training on what services the LVER offer. 
  • Develop employer outreach activities to establish, maintain, and facilitate regular contact with employers that will promote employment and training opportunities for the benefit of all Veterans.          


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Must have a High School Diploma or a High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Additionally, you must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Bachelor’s Degree or above preferred in: Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Events and Tourism, or other human resource/business field; or
    • 4 years in customer service including one of the following: sales/advertising, marketing, human resources, event planning, or
    • 2 years military leadership experience: supervising personnel, recruiting and retention, career counselor, administrative clerk, leadership roles.
  • Veteran hiring preference position.  
  • Ability to utilize basic computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and speak publicly to present information and interview Veterans. 
  • Ability to learn all VA program offerings by the State of Indiana and the local job centers. 
  • Ability to provide quality customer service. 
  • Ability to conduct internet research such as labor market information, veteran programs, services, and social media (Example: LinkedIn). 


You must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Complete all DOL-VETS required training as defined by the National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) within 18 months. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected]


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette