Serco Inc.

VA-TAP Site Lead Benefits Advisor - Naples, Italy

ID
34616
Recruiting Location
Naples, Italy
Work Location
US-AE-FPO
Category
Counseling/Support/Outreach
Position Type
Full-Time
Security Clearance
NACI

Position Description

Serco Inc. is looking to fill a full-time Veterans Administration Transition Assistance Program (VA-TAP) Benefits Advisor Site Lead position at our NSS Naples, Italy location.

 

The Veterans Administration Transition Assistance Program (VA-TAP) VA Benefits Advisors (BA) support implementation of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW), the Hire Heroes Act and Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) on behalf of the department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Military Veterans and Spouses are encouraged to apply!

 

A Benefits Advisor / Career Counselor supports the Veterans Administration Transition Assistance Program (VA-TAP) implementation of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW), the Hire Heroes Act and Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) on behalf of the department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in the role of VA Benefits Advisor Site Lead.

 

The BA Site Lead provides transitioning service members (Active, Reserve, National Guard), family members, and Veterans a thorough understanding of earned VA benefits, awareness of education and training opportunities, and assistance in preparing for civilian employment.

 

The Site Lead may also provide formal VA benefits briefings to groups up to 50, individual counseling, and final transition readiness evaluations during events (such as Capstone) to provide final advice; and performs community outreach and public engagement events.

 

  • The BA Site Lead is responsible for coordinating with local government TAP Managers and installation staff to schedule classroom support, supervises BA’s and Senior BA’s, and ensures quality performance.
  • The individual in this position is also responsible for supplies, instructional materials, and office equipment; and preparing periodic reports.
  • Work at times will require extended hours, including weekdays, weekends and some holidays, generally anticipating and addressing emerging requirements under changing and constrained timelines.
  • Position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; a certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Individual must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Works under general supervision or independently and typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
  • Position also requires three years’ supervisory experience and ability to mentor, counsel, and evaluate employee performance.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years’ experience, or 8 years relevant experience with 3 years as VA Benefits Advisor (preferred) or 5 years with benefits advisory / career counseling experience, with strong knowledge of VA Benefits. Current or prior experience as VA Benefits Advisor or VA Benefits Advisor Site Lead preferred.
  • NACI security clearance required. 
  • This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Serco to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.
  • The position you are being considered for is on a U.S. Government contract which will require applicants to successfully undergo and pass a background investigation (National Agency Check).
  • Applicants must also successfully complete initial training to maintain employment.
  • Applicants must be able to travel up to 10% and at times able to work outside normal work hours.
  • Applicants must have knowledge of Military structures and rank structures and proven ability to work with government installation personnel, including ability to provide formal briefings.
  • Individual must have experience presenting prepared training to large groups and can rapidly learn detailed information.
  • Applicants must be eligible to be DOCPERS accredited for work in Italy as a Technical Representative and must be eligible for granting of a Mission Visa (missione soggiorno) as a Technical Representative.
  • Applicants must be eligible for SOFA status for employment purposes and successfully complete country clearance for work permit.

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has approximately 8,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

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