Employment Opportunities



Job Summary 

Assists veterans and their dependents regarding benefits to which they are entitled through accomplishing intake conversation, identifying appropriate benefits, and assisting filing claims, providing supporting evidence and preparing appeals regarding benefits to which they are entitled. 


Essential Job Functions 


  • Experience and understanding of Veteran Affairs processes in filing claims. 

  • Ability to comprehend Government Laws, eligibility criteria, and processes when representing Claimants. 

  • Complete required training to achieve Accreditation through Office of General Counsel. 

  • Effectively apply interview techniques to determine eligibility, need and situation. 

  • Counsels veterans and their dependents regarding benefits to which they are entitled. 

  • Prepares or assists in preparing, applications, claims and supporting documents. 

  • Gives presentations and speeches regarding veterans' benefits to groups. 

  • General understanding of how medical diagnosis are attained. 


General Requirements 


  • Attends meetings, classes and trainings as required or requested by Colorado Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, and additional VA or County. 

  • Communicates actively, clearly and regularly with Commissioners concerning Veteran issues.

  • Understanding of HIPPA and PII regulations in order to protect Claimant information. 

  • Possess emotional intelligence and conflict resolution when interacting with veterans who are frustrated. 

  • Ethically strong in nature and professionalism when assisting claimants in vulnerable situations.

  • Understands, observes, enforces and complies with all VA, State and County policies, procedures and protocols when performing job duties.

  • Possesses excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively. 

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with County employees from same or different departments/offices1 entities, vendors, members of the community and all customers. 

  • Observe all safety procedures and practices in order to prevent injuries or damage. 

  • Schedules meetings with community Veteran Organizations, Community partners, neighboring Counties to provide adequate information to ensure active communication at all levels. 

  • Effectively manages multiple projects at once. 

  • Effectively deals with stressful emotional/mental health situations. 

  • Easily adapts to sudden and unexpected changes in work assignments. 

  • Ability to operate and or learn- standard office equipment, including computers, computer software, calculators, printers, copiers. 

  • Ability to perform routine office tasks. 

  • Ability to evaluate client needs and eligibility and recommend appropriate actions. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and veterans' agencies staffs. 

  • Ability to deal with a variety of people and situations. 

  • Supervisory principles, procedures and methods including training, discipline, selection and evaluation. 

  • Knowledge of the principal and practice of interviewing and counseling. 

  • Working Knowledge of Veteran's Administration Benefits and programs. 

  • Ability to interview and provide information to assist program clients. 


Expert Proficiency: 


  • Effectively apply Veteran's Administration programs, rules, state and federal laws and regulations governing benefits for veterans. 

  • Proven success in processing Veterans' Administration claims. 

  • Ability to function as an active Veteran Advocate by identifying "gaps in services" and providing solutions through locating resources to fill those gaps. 




  • Must be an Honorably Discharged U.S. Veteran 

  • Must possess a valid Colorado state driver’s license 

  • Must successfully pass a State and Federal background check



San Juan County is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of County Road Supervisor. The County Road Supervisor is responsible for the construction, maintenance, inspection and safety of the primary and secondary roads and bridges within San Juan County.  The County Road Supervisor is responsible for the management of road personnel; the road machinery, tools and other equipment owned by the county; safety protocol; and budget management. 
The County Road Supervisor Works at the direction of the Board of County Commissioners and works in conjunction with the County Administrator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The list of the major duties and requirements of the job is not all-inclusive. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Supervises and directs the activities of Road and Bridge employees; prioritizes and assigns tasks.
  • Recommends selection of staff; trains staff and provides for their professional development; administers discipline as required.
  • Implements procedures and work standards for the Road and Bridge Department; assists with the management of the Road and Bridge department's budget.
  • Schedules construction and maintenance activities, oversees and evaluates work in progress and ensures that all activities meet specifications, codes and regulations. 
  • Resolves questions and complaints from the public; provides information regarding projects, construction or repair schedules and departmental activities. 
  • Assists in the identification of capital contract project needs and capital equipment needs, budgets appropriately; assists with supervision of construction programs and projects. 
  • Maintains liaison and directs communication, coordination and cooperation with Federal, State and Local Governmental Agencies, County departments, and various utilities; ensures that all Federal, State and Local codes and regulations are met. 
  • Assists with the supervision of contracts with and confers with construction contractors and County staff; schedules projects; provides technical oversight, inspects work in progress and ensures that all work complies with contract specifications and applicable codes and standards. 
  • Directs the maintenance of accurate records and files and prepares a variety of periodic and special reports and correspondence. 
  • Attends County Commissioner Meetings on a monthly basis.  Provides to the Commissioners a monthly report of the activities of the Road and Bridge Department.  Provides to the Commissioners an annual report the manhours, equipment time and maintenance issues per each county road. 
  • Performs duties of Road maintenance staff as required.
  • Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

High School diploma/GED; AND four (4) years of progressively responsible road maintenance and construction experience, including experience with snow removal and maintaining the types of roads and road surfaces found in San Juan County; Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 


  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, work planning, organization, performance review and evaluation, and employee training and discipline. 
  • County, State, and Federal laws, statutes, ordinances related to public works infrastructure construction and maintenance activities.
  • Computer applications related to the work. 
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees. 
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including records management. 
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms. 
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone. 

This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. 



  • Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of others. 
  • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
  • Developing procedures and work standards. 
  • Providing customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner. 
  • Operating vehicles and equipment related to all activities. 
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. 
  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work. 
  • Reading and interpreting maps, plans diagrams, blueprints and specifications. 
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines. 
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. 



The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility to work in typical office setting and use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; sitting in vehicles operating on rough roads and on rough surfaces for long periods; walking on uneven and slippery surfaces for brief periods; repetitive motions including use of controls with hands and feet; climbing up steps and ladders to enter vehicles and to inspect vehicles; reaching to adjust and make minor repairs to equipment; use of both legs to operate controls on equipment and vehicles; manual dexterity to operate controls on equipment; strength to occasionally lift and carry containers and parts for equipment weighing in excess of 50 pounds; visual acuity sufficient to operate equipment in a variety of lighting conditions, including bright light, low light, and low visibility conditions; depth perception sufficient to maneuver equipment and to determine position of equipment components; and ability to hear changes in operation of motors and other equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in over the telephone. Work is subject to performance at both indoor and outside environments; outside work occurs on a frequent basis and requires exposure to dust, fumes, or high noise levels and extreme weather conditions, and frequent travel

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS: Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active.