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Seeking qualified individual for the position of State Service Commissioner.

The State of Alabama Board of Veterans Affairs (Board) is the governing body for the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (Department). The Board has a duty to appoint a State Service Commissioner (Commissioner), for 4-year terms, to perform the administrative and executive duties of the Department subject to the authority of the Board. The Commissioner is appointed on the basis of education, ability, and experience handling veterans affairs without regard to political affiliations.


The Commissioner is responsible for the hands-on operation and mission execution of the Department within the guidelines established by the Board and in compliance with the appropriate laws, regulations, and policies. This includes management of the Department’s 120 employees providing assistance in obtaining veteran benefits to veterans and their families in all 67 Alabama counties, administering education benefits for dependents of disabled veterans, overseeing the operation of four state veterans homes, and operating the state veterans cemetery. This is a fulltime, exempt position in service to Alabama veterans working from ADVA Headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama.


The Commissioner is the public voice of the Department and Alabama veterans. The Commissioner represents Alabama and Alabama veterans before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and any other agency dealing with the interests of veterans. This includes working with the Legislature to achieve the best outcome for veterans. The Commissioner attends numerous functions often as a speaker on veteran and Department issues. The Commissioner also participates in various committees, boards, commissions, etc. which work, at least in part, toward improving the lives of veterans and their families.


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