The Office of Veterans Affairs staff provides: services and assistance to military veterans and their dependents. This ongoing federal program is the operational responsibility of the County’s Human Services Department so that eligibility determination for veterans and social programs is a coordinated function. This general fund program is managed by community volunteers whose operating expenses are reimbursed through the state of Colorado.
Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Vacancy:
This is a part-time volunteer position (12-16 hours per week) that receives a small stipend from the State. The VSO position is appointed by the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners to a two-year term. The VSO performs a variety of duties in support of the Office of Veterans Affairs, including assisting clients with the preparation of applications and enrollments for VA benefits and services and administrative support of the office operations.
Qualifications: Applicants must be a resident of Douglas County, Colorado and be military veterans with two years of experience in the armed services plus two years in an administrative or counseling capacity, and present a DD-214 showing service and honorable discharge. Applicant shall also be well qualified based on education and experience to perform the duties. These include but are not limited to: interviewing clients, data entry, researching information to answer inquiries and applying complex rules and regulations.
- Online Application for Appointment
- Application Form for Appointment - pdf format
PDF version – please fill out, print and mail to:
Douglas County Commissioners’ Office
100 Third Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104.
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Office of Veterans Affairs Staff Receive Accreditation
The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce that Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) Samuel Baldridge and David Maxwell recently completed a week-long National Association of County Veterans Services Officers training program, qualifying them to become Veterans Affairs (VA) Accredited Representatives.
The VA accreditation allows VSOs access to the VA records of veteran clients, allowing them to better service veterans’ claims. With this achievement, all Office of Veteran Affairs staff are now VA Accredited Representatives and members of the National Association of County Veterans Services Officers (NACVSO).
The Association provides a variety of training programs. It also has a Members Forum that fosters an interchange of information between VSOs throughout the nation. They can ask questions and receive answers from their peers. It is an excellent source of information supporting the professionalism of our staff.
Vet Center Combat Call Center 877-WAR-VETS
1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans. This benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service. For more information please visit http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/media/Call-Center-PSA.asp
Veterans Invited For Classroom Visits
The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs would like to assemble a list of Douglas County Veterans willing to go into the classroom and share stories of their service to our Country.
Students will experience the historical perspective Veterans will bring into the classroom – through the stories told and the memorabilia shared. Contact the Douglas County Officer of Veterans Affairs at 303-688-4825, extension # 5359 and should you need to leave a message, please leave your name and contact information.
The Office of Veterans Affairs staff provides services and assistance to military veterans and their dependents. This ongoing federal program is the operational responsibility of the County’s Human Services Department so that eligibility determination for veterans and social programs are coordinated functions. This general fund program is managed by community volunteers whose operating expenses are reimbursed through the State of Colorado. For more information on the Douglas County Office of Veteran Affairs at 303-688-4825 ext 5359.
If you are interested please fill out the Registration Form and submit back to us.
If you have problems opening the above Registration Form, please print the Registration Form(word format) out and fax it to 303-814-0923 or mail it directly to the Office of Veterans Affairs, 4400 Castleton Court, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109.