Executive Director of Veterans Affairs

Open to Honorably Discharged Veterans Only

Recruitment #090420-MDDZ72-200100

Summary Statement

This class is responsible for managing all programs for the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements.  Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  1. Must be an Honorably Discharged Veteran

A legible copy of Form DD214 must be faxed to OMB/HRM at (302) 739-2327 by close of business the next work day after the closing date on the posting. Veterans requiring additional information regarding DD214s may contact Veteran's Affairs at www.va.gov or by calling their office toll free at 1-800-827-1000.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Manages the operations of the Administrative Office, Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemeteries and Veterans Home.
  • Coordinates and implements the Commission's programs; implements state and federal regulations concerning Veterans death benefits, burial rights, education, training, employment, medical and financial benefits as well as all other matters of concern to veterans and their families.
  • Provides consultative and advisory services to Delaware's veterans and their family members.
  • Provides liaison between the Commission and veterans, local, state and federal agencies and organizations, legislators, congressional committees, and the media regarding veteran death benefits and burial requirements, and issues relating to construction projects, veteran programs, legislation, financial benefits, issues, and interests.
  • Develops, prepares and manages the budgets of the Commission.
  • Ensures Commission operations comply with statutory requirements including state and departmental policies and procedures in the areas of programming, budgeting, administration, finances and personnel.
  • Prepares administrative, financial, programmatic and related reports.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Executive Director of Veterans Affairs
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in veterans programs, affairs and benefits administration which includes establishing short and long term goals and objectives, addressing veteran related issues and needs in areas such as death benefits, burial rights, education, employment, training, medical and financial benefits.
  2. Six months experience in budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and implementing budgets; developing strategic plans and establishing internal control.
  3. Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
  4. Six months experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.