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1 - CAREER AND JOB SEEKING TOOLS DESIGNED TO GET VETERANS BACK TO WORK! APRIL 24 TH, 2014 Presented by: ROBERT N. COE JR LOCAL VETERANS EMPLOYMENT REPRESENTATIVE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

2 NOW HEAR THIS!

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4 TOOLS FOR VETERAN JOB SEEKERS  VOW to Hire Heroes Work Opportunity Tax Credit  New York State 2014 Veterans Tax Credit  New York State Experience Counts Programs  Veterans Online Career Tools

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6 HOW TO APPLY WOTC Forms IRS Form 8850 Completed on the day the job offer is made. ETA Form 9061 Unemployment Insurance Letter DD214 Submit the completed and signed IRS and ETA forms to your state workforce agency. Forms must be submitted within 28 calendar days of the employee's start date. States may accept applications via mail, fax, or or may have an automated WOTC process that accepts electronic submissions. If you are not sure how your state accepts applications, contact your state WOTC coordinator. state workforce agency

7 NYS 2014 “Hire-A-Vet Credit”

8 “Hire-A-Vet Credit” Technical Memorandum TSB-M-13(9)C, (8)I Veteran Affidavit DTF-75

9 Experience Counts In November 2011, Governor Cuomo launched an initiative to ensure that Veterans' valuable and specialized military experience is recognized when they transition to the civilian workforce. Military Veterans are highly trained, often in specialized skills that are in great demand in the public and private sectors. However, Veterans' training is often unacknowledged when they pursue licenses, degrees, and certifications in the civilian workforce. Through the Governor's "Experience Counts" campaign, state agencies would identify ways that New York can better recognize the skills and training those Veterans possess.

10 Experience Counts cont. In the first step in the "Experience Counts" campaign, the Governor announced a series of reforms to state licensing and higher education that will ensure military experience is appropriately credited when service members return to civilian life:  The State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) will each launch "Experience Counts" programs to improve their processes for awarding credit for military training.  The Department of Motor Vehicles will make it easier and less costly for military members who have gained experience driving trucks and heavy equipment during their military service to obtain a New York commercial driver's license by waiving the road test.  The Department of Health will allow military training and experience as a medic to count toward certification for home health aides and nursing home aides, as it already does for certification as a paramedic.

11 Some of the current licenses and certifications covered under the “Experience Counts Campaign” include:  Advanced Emergency Medical  Armed Security Guard  Bus Driver  Certified First Responder  Crane Operator  Emergency Medical  Home Health Aide  Home Nurse Aide  Licensed Radiological Technologist  Personal Care  Security Guard  Tractor Trailer Operator  Truck Driver Experience Counts cont.

12 DOH EMT Experience Counts Military Trained Affiliated The Bureau of EMS may be able to grant reciprocity to a member or veteran of the United States military who received training from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or to members of the National Park Services if the following conditions have occurred: 1.The training was completed within the last six (6) years 2. Training was completed at a military branch medical training facility (Base, Post, Fort or Station) which has been identified to the Department of Health as the location for all training of military service medical personnel 3. The training followed the US DOT EMT standard curriculum 4. The applicant has submitted a certificate of completion from the specific branch of military service and documentation that the duty assignment was medical in nature and comparable to a civilian EMT (e.g. Army MOS 68W), and 5. Applicant has received registration from the National Registry (NREMT) after successful completion of practical skills and written examinations. https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/certification/reciprocity.htm

13 DMV CDL Experience Counts As part of the “Experience Counts” initiative, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS DMV) has amended the policy regarding the obtainment of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The new policy provides applicants whose military occupation required them to drive a representative commercial motor vehicle (CMV) a waiver from the road test when applying for a NYS CDL. The policy includes members of the active military, reserves, New York National Guard and recently discharged veterans. In order to meet the requirements for this waiver, the applicant must: 1.Currently hold a valid New York State Driver’s license or have a valid out of state license for reciprocity; 2.Currently be or have been within the last 90 days, regularly employed in a military position requiring operation of a commercial motor vehicle; 3.Currently be or have been within the last 90 days, operating a vehicle representative of the CMV the driver operates or expects to operate, for at least two years immediately preceding application; 4.Present a completed CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test (form CDL-102); 5.Pass all applicable written tests and pay the written test fees.

14 DOS Security Guard Experience Counts The New York State Dept of Labor, Department of State and the Department of Criminal Justice have established a program to assist qualified veterans in transferring military skills to civilian certification as security guards. Security Guard The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has determined that completion of any of the following training, as a part of military service, will be credited toward the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course and the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course: Army Military Police Course (MOS – 95B (prior to 2003 and in conjunction with MP), 31A, 31B) USMC Military Police Course (MOS – 5811, 5803, 58) Air Force Security Specialist Course (MOS – 3P with anything following it) Navy Master-at-Arms Course (MOS – MA with anything following it) Army Infantryman Course (MOS – 11B) Naval Corrections Specialist Course (MOS – 9575) Army Small Arms Master Gunner Course (SAMGC) Army Indirect Fire Infantryman (MOS – 11C) Army Resettlement Specialist aka: Corrections Specialist (MOS – 31E) Army CID Specialist (MOS – 31D) Army Combat Engineer (MOS - 21B/12B)

15 DOS Security Guard Experience Counts Armed Security Guard Individuals must possess a valid New York State Pistol permit prior to undergoing training to become an armed security guard. DCJS has determined that completion of any of the following training, as a part of military service, will be credited toward the 8 Hour Pre- Assignment Training Course, the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course and the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course: Army Military Police Course (MOS – 31B or 31O) USMC Military Police Course (MOS – 5811, 5803, 5800) Air Force Security Specialist Course (MOS – 3P with anything following it) Navy Master-at-Arms (MOS – MA with anything following it) Army Small Arms Master Gunner Course (SAMGC) Army Resettlement Specialist aka: Corrections Specialist (MOS – 31E) With the above training individuals will only need to complete: The New York State Department of Labor Legal Powers and Limitations Course (comprised of a two hour video) at a local Career Center; FEMA IS-100.b (Intro to Incident Command System) course online; and the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course for Armed Guards. The first two courses are offered free of charge, and may be completed in any order. The 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course for Armed Guards is available through DCJS approved training providers.

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19 Dear Colleague and/or Fellow Veteran, It has been an exciting day today. I am pleased to share with you some information about our newly launched Employment Center available on The Department of Veterans Affairs worked closely with our federal partners to develop the Employment Center, which is the single federal source for Veterans looking for new career opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as Servicemembers transitioning to the civilian workforce, military spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, G.I. Bill® beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market and employers looking to connect with high quality applicants. This new site integrates multiple tools and resources for both job seekers and employers, including the Veterans Job Bank. For a step-by-step introduction to the site, watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWfhI-eSoWk)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWfhI-eSoWk If you need any assistance with this process, you can find contact information on eBenefits, under Contact Us. Curtis L. Coy Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity Veterans Benefits Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


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