DVOP Specialists provide direct services to veterans to help them to compete in the labor market. They provide outreach and offer assistance to disabled and other veterans by promoting community and employer support for employment and training opportunities, including apprenticeship and on-the-job training.
DVOP Specialists work with employers, veterans' organizations, the U. S.Department of Veterans Affairs and the U. S. Department of Defense, and community-based organizations to link veterans with appropriate jobs and training opportunities.
DVOP Specialists serve as case managers for veterans enrolled in federally-funded job training programs such as the Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation program, and other veterans with serious disadvantages in the job market. DVOPs are available to those veterans and their employers to help ensure that necessary follow up services are provided to promote job retention.
The U.S. Department of Labor provides funding for DVOP specialist positions. These specialists are located in One-Stop Career Centers across the state.
DVOP Specialists may also be stationed at regional offices and medical or veterans' outreach centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, state or county veterans' service offices, community-based organizations, and military installations.